San Francisco restaurants

Top Choice Californian in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Rich Table

Impossible cravings begin at Rich Table, where mind-bending dishes like porcini doughnuts, sardine chips, and burrata (mozzarella and cream) funnel cake blow up Instagram feeds nightly. Married co-chefs and owners S…
Top Choice Chinese in North Beach & Chinatown

Mister Jiu's

Success has been celebrated in this historic Chinatown banquet hall since the 1880s – but today, scoring a table at Mister Jiu's is reason enough for celebration. Build memorable banquets from chef Brandon Jew's ing…
Top Choice Seafood in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Swan Oyster Depot

Superior flavor without the superior attitude of typical seafood restaurants. Justifiably famous since 1912 for signature oysters and crab salads, there's almost always a wait for the few stools at its vintage lunch…
Top Choice French in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Atelier Crenn

The menu arrives in the form of a poem, and then come the signature white chocolate spheres filled with a burst of apple cider. If this seems an unlikely start to a meal, just wait for the geoduck rice tart in a gla…
Top Choice Californian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Al's Place

The Golden State dazzles on Al's plates, featuring homegrown heirloom ingredients, pristine Pacific seafood and grass-fed meat. Painstaking preparation yields sun-drenched flavors and exquisite textures: crispy-skin…
Top Choice Fusion in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Kaiyo

For a deliciously deep dive into the cuisine of the Japanese-Peruvian diaspora, head to Cow Hollow's most playful and inventive new restaurant, where the Pisco and whisky cocktails are named for anime characters and…
Top Choice Californian in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Acquerello

A converted chapel is a fitting location for feasts that turn Italian culinary purists into true believers in Cal-Italian cuisine. Chef Suzette Gresham's ingenious handmade pastas and seasonal signatures include hea…
Top Choice Californian in Japantown, Fillmore & Pacific Heights

Noosh

Follow the spice route into the future with Istanbul-inspired, San Francisco-invented sensations: satiny lamb belly with smoked yoghurt, nutty confit sunchoke kebabs, fermented red pepper and California almond muham…
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 Californian in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

In Situ

The landmark gallery of modern cuisine attached to SFMOMA also showcases avant-garde masterpieces – but these ones you'll lick clean. Chef Corey Lee collaborates with more than 100 star chefs worldwide, scrupulously…