San Francisco

Restaurants in San Francisco

Located near the Embarcadero beside its more casual sister restaurant Barbecco, this high-end eatery offers fresh, authentic fare inspired by the Piemonte and Liguria regions of Italy.

Le Colonial evokes the atmosphere of French colonial Vietnam through a pressed-tin ceiling, rattan furniture, shuttered windows and an inner courtyard filled with tropical foliage.

With 29 years of experience under his belt, chef Jan Birnbaum opened Epic Roasthouse in 2008 along with co-owner and acclaimed restaurant architect Pat Kuleto.

Serpentine, housed inside an old warehouse in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood, is a unique fusion of past and present. The restaurant combines its industrial, warehouse foundations with decorative accents like mirrors and vases full of flowers.

Top Chef Masters-contender Traci des Jardins serves up Mexican street food at Mijita, located in the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. A popular dish is the fish taco; the fish is lightly fried, with a crispy outside and moist inside.

Beer lovers congregate at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in the Upper Haight neighborhood. Brewmaster-owner Dave McLean produces artisan ales in the seven-barrel brewery beneath the pub. His creations include Kalifornia Kölsch, and a variety of European beers are also available.

If you’re in the mood for suckling pig or Japanese sea bass, chef Louis Maldonado, formerly of French Laundry, has just joined the 58-seat Café Majestic at the legendary Hotel Majestic, in Lower Pacific Heights.

Local chefs and tamale devotees line up early before Primavera's red umbrella at this Saturday-only stand in the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market.

Millennium is a rare, high-end vegetarian restaurant, located just west of Union Square. Designer Charles deLisle captured Millennium’s eco-friendly approach by crafting chandeliers from paper sacks and curtains from plastic bags.

European-style deli meets Japanese cuisine in Delica rf1 at the San Francisco Ferry Building.