San Francisco Restaurants

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  • 1. Acquerello

    $$$$ | Polk Gulch | Italian

    Chef-co-owner Suzette Gresham has elicited plenty of swoons over the years with her high-end but soulful Italian cooking. Her Parmesan budino...Read More

  • 2. Atelier Crenn

    $$$$ | Cow Hollow | French

    Dinner at the spectacularly inventive flagship of San Francisco’s most celebrated chef of the moment, Dominique Crenn, starts with the presentation...Read More

  • 3. Benu

    $$$$ | SoMa | American

    Chef Corey Lee's three-Michelin-star fine-dining mecca is a must-stop for those who hop from city to city, collecting memorable meals. Each...Read More

  • 4. Coi

    $$$$ | North Beach | American

    Although Daniel Patterson no longer presides over the kitchen, under chef Erik Anderson his Michelin three-star restaurant is still a can't...Read More

  • 5. Kin Khao

    $$$$ | Union Sq. | Thai

    Casual eaters of Americanized Thai food probably won’t recognize much at this modern, low-lit restaurant, but travelers to Thailand—the chef...Read More

  • 6. Liholiho Yacht Club

    $$$$ | Union Sq. | American

    Inspired but not defined by the chef's native Hawaii, Ravi Kapur's lively restaurant is known for big-hearted, high-spirited cooking, including...Read More

  • 7. Lord Stanley

    $$$$ | Polk Gulch | American

    Husband-and-wife team Carrie and Rupert Blease bring European training and a Californian sensibility to their sophisticated but approachable...Read More

  • 8. Octavia

    $$$$ | Lower Pacific Heights | American

    Regardless of the time of year, Melissa Perello’s second and more upscale restaurant (Frances) is a perennial favorite for diners seeking out...Read More

  • 9. Rich Table

    $$$$ | Hayes Valley | American

    Sardine chips and porcini doughnuts are popular bites at co-chefs Evan and Sarah Rich's lively restaurant—and indicative of its creativity....Read More

  • 10. Sons & Daughters

    $$$$ | Nob Hill | American

    The nine-course tasting menu that chef-owner Teague Moriarty serves at his elegant Michelin-starred restaurant serves as a primer for how to...Read More

  • 11. Zuni Café

    $$$$ | Hayes Valley | Mediterranean

    After one bite of Zuni's succulent brick-oven-roasted whole chicken with Tuscan bread salad, you'll understand why the two-floor café is a perennial...Read More

  • 12. 25 Lusk

    $$$$ | SoMa | American

    Tucked off an alley, this sleek two-story (plus rooftop) bastion of American cuisine serves a hefty helping of glamour with its food. The lights...Read More

  • 13. A16

    $$$$ | Marina | Italian

    Named after a highway that runs through southern Italy, this trattoria specializes in the food from that region, done very, very well. The menu...Read More

  • 14. Avery

    $$$$ | Western Addition | American

    With caviar bumps, a cheese course in buckwheat tartlet form, and dazzling crispy shrimp "aebelskivers" (Danish beignet), the solo debut of...Read More

  • 15. Bar Crenn

    $$$$ | Cow Hollow | French

    Dominique Crenn’s sumptuous salon decked out with fur-draped bar stools, chandeliers, and lush velvet drapes is really a bar only in name. Yes...Read More

  • 16. Boulevard

    $$$$ | Embarcadero | American

    Two local restaurant celebrities—chef Nancy Oakes and designer Pat Kuleto—are behind this high-profile, high-priced eatery in the historic 1889...Read More

  • 17. Cliff House

    $$$$ | Richmond | American

    On the Western Shoreline, the Cliff House may be more about the view than the food, but what a view! At the casual upstairs bistro, big windows...Read More

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  • 18. Coqueta

    $$$$ | Embarcadero | Spanish

    With its Embarcadero perch, Bay Bridge views, and stellar Spanish tapas, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello's first San Francisco restaurant is...Read More

  • 19. Epic Steak

    $$$$ | Embarcadero | Steakhouse

    Epic" describes it all, from the outsize dining room and the mile-wide bay view to the slabs of meat grilled over an open fire, and, alas, the...Read More

  • 20. Farallon

    $$$$ | Union Sq. | Seafood

    Even though San Francisco is right on the Bay, it can be surprisingly hard to find great menus that focus on fish, but this white-linen restaurant...Read More

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