San Francisco

Restaurants in San Francisco

The view from the Mission District is echoed inside Pizzeria Delfina on 18th Street with a mural by Andre Karpov, sweeping from bridge to bridge. Above the sidewalk tables, a blue cursive neon sign proclaims “Pizzeria” on the glass façade.

Local icon Elizabeth Falkner has reopened Citizen Cake in the Pacific Heights. The fire-engine red store front gives way to a sparse interior with an exposed brick wall, slate floor, and black tables.

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.

Named in homage to the neighborhood's beatnik past, this North Beach lunch counter serves up a short but inventive menu that changes by the day.

Founded by Shoichi Imanaka, whose family owned restaurants in Kyoto and Osaka, Isobune still uses those old family recipes at its Japantown location.

The first thing diners notice about Dottie’s True Blue Café in the Tenderloin district is the line down the block - an indication that locals in the know feel it’s worth the wait.

This Mission District pizzeria offers regular and communal seating in a relaxed space designed in a minimalist palette of off-white, gray, black, and dark wood.

Run by celebrated chef Charles Phan (formerly of the Slanted Door), the Academy Café is a casual, cafeteria-style eatery located in Golden Gate Park’s California Academy of Sciences.

On the fourth floor of the Westfield San Francisco Centre in Union Square, Lark Creek Steak is an American steakhouse cuisine from chef Ismael Macias and his team.

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, tables are set up in the Center’s towering atrium for elegant Chinese wedding banquets.

First Crush opened its doors in 1989 and specializes in a seasonally changing menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Located in the Theater District, it attracts tourists, shoppers, and locals, and a wine grotto is available for private groups.

In 1986, Alsace-native Hubert Keller, after years of mentorship from culinary masters like Paul Bocuse, became executive chef and partner in this contemporary French restaurant in Union Square.

Spago-trained Anne Gingrass serves traditional Peruvian basics for her new 12-table restaurant.

With over 25 years of service, Masa's near Union Square exudes Old World elegance, from the toile print fabric on plush chairs to the red silk lampshades and fresh roses on each table. Chef Gregory Short offers a four, seven, and nine course tasting menu of his classic French cuisine.

Located in the Western Addition, this Japanese restaurant and jazz club is an offshoot of the Oakland original, which hosted such celebrated musicians as Dizzy Gillespie and Branford Marsalis.