Golden Gate Park & the Avenues restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Arsicault Bakery

Armando Lacayo left his job in finance because he, like his Parisian grandparents before him, was obsessed with making croissants. After perfecting his technique, Lacayo opened a modest bakery in the Inner Richmond …
Top Choice Seafood in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Hook Fish Co

There's a reason you packed that puffy coat: to visit this delightful fish joint out in the windy abyss also known as the Outer Sunset. Order over a small wooden counter from a short menu of locally sourced seafood,…
Top Choice Japanese in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Wako

Chef-owner Tomoharu Nakamura's driftwood-paneled bistro is as quirkily San Franciscan as the bonsai grove at the nearby Japanese Tea Garden. Each omakase (chef's choice) dish is a miniature marvel of Japanese seafoo…
Top Choice Californian in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Spruce

VIP all the way: Baccarat crystal chandeliers, tawny leather chairs, rotating art collections and 2500 wines. Ladies who lunch dispense with polite conversation, tearing into grass-fed burgers on house-baked English…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Pearl 6101

Stop by this little neighborhood gem for coffee and wood-fired bagels on your way to the Presidio, or return in the evening for unmissable martinis. Start with some hamachi crudo (raw fish) and Miyagi oysters, conti…
Dim Sum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Dragon Beaux

Hong Kong meets Vegas at SF's most glamorous, decadent Cantonese restaurant. Say yes to cartloads of succulent roast meats – hello, duck and pork belly – and creative dumplings, especially XO dumplings with plump, b…
Noodles in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

King of Noodles

It's no surprise that the late, great Anthony Bourdain once dropped by this casual dim sum and noodle establishment, where the menu features oddities like marinated pork elbow, black fungus with fresh cucumber and c…
Mexican in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Nopalito

Head south of Golden Gate Park's border for upscale, sustainably sourced Cal-Mex, including succulent grass-fed beef empanadas, melt-in-your-mouth carnitas (beer-braised pork) with handmade organic-corn tortillas, a…
Seafood in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Poki Time

For fresh, wallet-friendly meals, it's always Poki Time. Order a bowlful of kale or brown rice, plus your choice of marinated sushi-grade fish (the house sesame tuna is a winner), topping (dare you try the spicy Seo…
Korean in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Manna

As Korean grandmothers and other Sunset District dwellers will tell you, nothing cures fog chills like home-style Korean cooking. Manna's kalbi (barbecue short ribs) and dol-sot bibimbap (rice, vegetables, steak and…