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Restaurants in Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Theater District/Tenderloin/Civic Center.

  • 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
  • Brenda's French Soul Food

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Chef-owner Brenda Buenviaje calls on her New Orleans roots to create refined, Creole-influenced fare at her namesake French soul food restaurant. T... More
  • Dottie's True Blue Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 th... More
  • farmerbrown

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In the same building as Hotel Metropolis on Mason Street, farmerbrown is where chef-owner Jay Foster creates Southern cuisine using organic and sus... More
  • J Lounge at Jardiniere

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The more casual portion of chef Traci des Jardins’ eponymous Hayes Valley restaurant is situated to the left as soon as guests walk through the fro... More
  • Jardinière

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Traci Des Jardins honed her culinary talents most notably under the direction of Joachim Splichal in Los Angeles before moving forward on her ... More
  • Saigon Sandwich

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A Tenderloin neighborhood hole in the wall with dirt-cheap prices, Saigon Sandwich is a popular San Francisco spot for made-to-order bahn mi — the ... More

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