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Restaurants in San Francisco

Restaurants in San Francisco are second-to-none; the city is renowned for its dining scene, and for good reason – it has more restaurants per capita than any other major city in North America. While the city’s fine dining scene is booming – there are countless San Francisco restaurants that will easily set you back more than $100 a person – it’s also very possible to find delicious meals at affordable price points.

San Francisco is particularly well regarded for its Asian cuisine, and locals share an intense obsession with fresh sushi and dim sum, which can be found throughout the city’s bustling Chinatown. North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian district, also enjoys a lively reputation, and pasta lovers would be amiss to skip a visit to Ristorante Ideale. Considered to be one of the best restaurants in San Francisco for Italian food, this trattoria serves handmade gnocchi and ravioli along with a list of well-priced Italian wines.

A general rule of thumb: San Francisco restaurants are typically corkage friendly, so it’s possible to visit nearby Napa wine country, and bring back a bottle or two to enjoy while dining out in the city.

  • 1300 on Fillmore

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    1300 on Fillmore pays homage to southern fare and an integral part of the city's past. Located in the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District, a revita... More
  • 1550 Hyde

  • 4505 Dogs

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Ryan Farr has become the latest "it" chef (and artisan butcher) to San Francisco's starstruck gourmands. And while his crunchy, porcine chicharrone... More
  • A16

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Shelley Lindgren, co-owner of this southern-Italian favorite (named for the highway that runs through Naples), has built a wine list that practical... More
  • Absinthe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located within walking distance of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, this Hayes Valley brasserie is ideal for pre-show Frenc... More
  • Academy Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Run by celebrated chef Charles Phan (formerly of the Slanted Door), the Academy Café is a casual, cafeteria-style eatery located in Golden Gate Par... More
  • Acme Chophouse

  • Ame

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This one-star Michelin restaurant from chef/owners Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani is located on the ground floor of the St. Regis Hotel on corner of T... More
  • Anzu

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located on the second floor of the upscale Hotel Nikko, Anzu has the typical hotel restaurant atmosphere: white tablecloths paired with neutral-col... More
  • Aziza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Only in San Francisco would you find a Moroccan restaurant that touts the sustainable pedigree of its ingredients: the lamb and beef (grass-fed, of... More
  • Bacar

  • Bar Jules

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bar Jules, a brightly colored, neighborhood café in Hayes Valley, serves a new menu daily, written on the café’s signature blackboard. Dishes are c... More
  • Bar Tartine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bake Chad Robertson sees his restaurant, which opened a few years after the bakery of the same name, as less a static institution and more an evolv... More
  • Belon

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