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Restaurants in Embarcadero

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Embarcadero restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Embarcadero restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Embarcadero to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Embarcadero restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Embarcadero.

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  • Boulevard

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Boulevard makes its home in the late 19th-century Audiffred Building along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. This symmetrical, red-brick structure emula... More
  • Cotogna

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the lively Cotogna, most plates come from the open hearth, including succulent, spit-roasted meats and wood-fired pizzas. As is the case at its ... More
  • DELICA rf1

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    European-style deli meets Japanese cuisine in Delica rf1 at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Occupying a cavernous space fitted with a single long... More
  • Epic Roasthouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With 29 years of experience under his belt, chef Jan Birnbaum opened Epic Roasthouse in 2008 along with co-owner and acclaimed restaurant architect... More
  • La Mar, San Francisco

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    It doesn't get prettier than the outdoor seats at La Mar, right on the water’s edge on the Embarcadero, with a view of the boats and the bay. This ... More
  • LuLu Petite

  • Mijita

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Top Chef Masters-contender Traci des Jardins serves up Mexican street food at Mijita, located in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. A popular d... More
  • Slanted Door

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    They say the third time’s the charm, and so it is for the third branch of this top-notch local temple to neo-Vietnamese cuisine. The location is su... More
  • Waterbar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located at the south end of Rincon Park on Embarcadero, this two-story restaurant, designed as an oceanic brasserie, has 19-foot-tall floor-to-ceil... More
  • Yank Sing

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    During the week, Yank Sing is a popular Rincon Center lunch spot with servers making dim sum cart rounds amidst packed tables. On weekend evenings,... More

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