Restaurants in SoMa

What could be better than waking up to the startlingly fragrant coffee made from freshly roasted single-origin beans?

Don’t worry if you draw near to The Sentinel and there’s a line, it generally moves quickly and your turn to order will be up before you know it.

In the SoMa District near the James Lick Skyway, Zuppa serves Italian cuisine by chef-owner Joseph Manzare, who has worked in Italy and with Wolfgang Puck.

The Salt House, located inside a 1930’s printing press warehouse, serves contemporary American cuisine to an eclectic crowd of locals, passersby, and tourists.

The SoMa district is home to Heaven's Dog, whose name symbolizes great success in China. The restaurant specializes in Chinese cooking and pre-Prohibition cocktails, while the upscale cocktail lounge centers around a 30-foot cypress tree-trunk bar and serves a small plates menu.

Enjoy blue-agave tequilas and Mexican cuisine at Tres on Townsend Street in the SoMa District. Its brick façade features a trio of agave plants above the arched doorway.

At Orson in the city’s SOMA neighborhood, chef Elizabeth Falkner is often recongized by more than just locals; a judge on Bravo network’s Top Chef, competitor on Iron Chef America, and guest on the Martha Stewart show, she now runs two restaurants in the city.


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 Third and Mission Streets.

Urban wine bar and restaurant RN74 takes its name from "Route Nationale 74," the main highway in the Burgundy wine region of France. Chef Jason Berthold creates upscale French-American cuisine, and sommelier Rajat Parr's wine list highlights Burgundian labels.

The buttermilk fried chicken is a bestseller at Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal’s Town Hall. Along with Doug Washington, the brothers operate in the Meco building, where ship engines were once built, in the SoMa District.