Restaurants in San Francisco

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Fresh-shucked oysters, short rib tacos, market salads, kouign amanns, pork and charred peaches—there’s no shortage of menu diversity when choosing am... Read More

Fresh-shucked oysters, short rib tacos, market salads, kouign amanns, pork and charred peaches—there’s no shortage of menu diversity when choosing among the best restaurants in San Francisco.

The city is renowned for its food, 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 plenty of delicious, more affordable places to eat in San Francisco. Asian cuisine in the city is famous, 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, though pasta lovers would be remiss to skip a visit to A16, Pizzeria Delfina, or Cotogna. Also: 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 eating out in the city.

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  • Aatxe

    Chef Ryan Pollnow brings traditional Basque fare, like patatas bravas while going (way) beyond the predictable tapas palate. Expect inventive plates... Read More

  • AL’s Place

    Though it may sound like a diner, this new Mission District hot spot makes anything but greasy spoon dishes. Vegetables and fresh local seafood are the... Read More

  • Alta

    The locally-sourced menu highlights classic Jewish dishes with modern twists—and a few not-so-Kosher treats—ideal for sharing with new friends at the... Read More

  • Aster

    This Mission restaurant brings a dose of the country to the city, with many ingredients coming from small local farms just over the Golden Gate Bridge,... Read More

  • Cockscomb

    This two-floor restaurant in SoMa by chef Chris Cosentino of Top Chef Masters fame pairs masculine décor with re-envisioned farmhouse-inspired fare... Read More

  • Craftsman + Wolves

    Imagination is no limitation for baker William Werner, who is known for his crafty interpretations of traditional pastries. Such is the case with the... Read More

  • Dandelion Chocolate

    These chocolatiers roast and grind small batches of single-origin cocoa beans in their on-site factory, transforming it into the myriad of chocolaty... Read More

  • Lazy Bear

    Dinner at Lazy Bear is more of a supper club than a night out at your typical restaurant. A lottery reservation system can score you a seat at a... Read More

  • Liholiho Yacht Club

    Culinary worlds collide amid the festive booths inside Liholiho Yacht Club. The chef merges influences and ingredients from Hawaiian, Indian, and... Read More

  • Monseuir Benjamin

    This new sleek bistro offers sophisticated dining in a modern, casual, and warm setting. Traditional French dishes abound for brunch and dinner, but... Read More

  • Mourad

    Opened by the chef-owner of Michelin-starred Aziza, this is one of downtown San Francisco’s new dining destinations. Diners are in for a treat at Mourad... Read More

  • Octavia

    The sequel to the Castro’s most beloved restaurant, Frances, is just around the corner, on the outskirts of the Mission. Expect elevated California fare... Read More

  • State Bird Provisions

    Small plates are served dim-sum style at this popular eatery (read: book a table ahead of time). An array of small bites crafted by the James Beard... Read More

  • The Commissary

    History buffs, listen up: Housed in a former 19th century army mess hall, The Commissary offers California cuisine infused with Spanish influences that... Read More

  • The Progress

    This second act from the team behind State Bird Provisions is one of San Francisco’s hottest tables, so book ahead. Family-style dishes like black rice... Read More

  • Trestle

    You can't beat $35 3-course prix fixes are served in a sleek and stylish dining room, strategically positioned near Jackson Square’s burgeoning... Read More

  • Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

    In 2010 two friends sought to fill the void of a city without notable Jewish restaurants and have since redefined the classic Jewish deli for San... Read More

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