San Francisco Restaurants

San Francisco is one of the top foodie destinations in the United States, if not the world. From fresh seafood to authentic Italian to Californian haute cuisine, a trip to San Francisco gives tourists a satisfied palate paired with an expanding waistband.

Experience the best California cuisine at local favorites Zuni Cafe or Nopa. Both have fantastic, lofty spaces, as well as excellent wine pairings. Be forewarned, the infamous burger is only served during Zuni's lunch or brunch, or wait the extra time at dinner for its world-renowned roast chicken. Zuni is also the perfect place to slurp down some oysters while drinking champagne. Fab!

Try for a table at Delfina, the Italian trattoria that single-handedly started the Mission's gourmet ghetto renaissance back in 1998. Pizzas are ridiculously good and the waitstaff is ridiculously hip and in-the-know.

Relative newcomers Starbelly, Bar Agricole, and La Mar fit in with ease amongst the more infamous restaurants on this list. The focus at Starbelly is laid back comfort food. On Tuesdays in the summer, they host family-style "Patio Picnics" where you can dive into a whole roasted pig or Santa Maria tri-tip among other goodies. Bar Agricole has a modern, unassuming space in SOMA and a changing menu of fresh, local ingredients. The sheep's milk ricotta gnocchi and the short ribs are melt-in-your-mouth amazing. La Mar is the place for fish Peruvian-style. Tangy ceviche is just one of the delicious options you'll have to decide between. It's par for the course that all three establishments serve up ingenious cocktails and excellent wine and brews.

A Top 10 list of San Francisco's restaurants would not be doing the city justice without a healthy dose of the incredible ethnic fare available here. Taste a Vietnamese revolution at Charles Phan's Slanted Door in the Ferry Building, and head to the Inner Richmond for the inexpensive flavor explosions at Burma Superstar, it's worth the trip.

Tried and true favorites Boulevard and Gary Danko continue to deliver multi-course feasts and an overall unmatched dining experience. Best for special occasions, dining at either will be memorable.

Zuni Café

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1658 Market St
At Franklin St

Mediterranean-inspired cuisine... read more

Restaurant Gary Danko

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800 North Point St
At Hyde St

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Bar Agricole

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355 11th Street

Modern tavern showcasing food fresh from the farm...
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3583 16th Street

Fresh ingredients, big beers, great drinks...
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1 Mission St
Between Embarcadero and Steuart sts

SF's Fine-Dining Favorite... read more


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3621 18th St
Between Dolores and Guererro sts

Tiny Tuscan Favorite... read more

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

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Pier 1 1/2


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560 Divisadero St
(cross street: Fell)

Locally sourced, Cal-Med cuisine... read more

Slanted Door

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1 Ferry Building #3
(across from The Embarcadero)

Modern Vietnamese delights on the edge of the Bay...
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Burma Superstar

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309 Clement St
At 4th Ave

Burmese Cuisine... read more

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200 Jackson St
At Front St

Classic Yet Contemporary... read more

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Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

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1000 Great Hwy
At west end of Golden Gate Park, near Fulton St

Perfect spot for a local brew and some seafood...
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Michael Mina

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252 California St
At Geary St

One of San Francisco's premier destination restaurants... read more

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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3692 18th St

Fresh local ice cream... read more

Liba Falafel

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De Haro at Alameda

It's falafel plus magical pixie dust that makes you shout "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?"... read more

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

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1570 Stockton St

Award winning Pizza in North Beach... read more

Coffee Bar

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1890 Bryant Street

Hip cafe in the Potrero/Mission warehouse district... read more

Flour + Water

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2401 Harrison St
at 20th

Pizza, pasta, salumi, vino... read more

Blue Plate

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3218 Mission Street
At Valencia

Upscale American comfort food... read more


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1722 Sacramento Street

Locally loved California cuisine... read more
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