Top things to do in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

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 Lounge in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Stookey's Club Moderne

Dangerous dames lure unsuspecting sailors into late-night schemes over potent hooch at this art-deco bar straight out of a Dashiell Hammett thriller. Chrome-lined 1930s Streamline Moderne decor sets the scene for in…
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 Nob Hill & Russian Hill

1760

Every night is a culinary throw-down at 1760: chef Carl Foronda must find the right techniques and culinary inspirations to highlight today's star ingredients. No single cuisine dominates and unexpected strengths sh…
Top Choice Church in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Grace Cathedral

San Francisco's Episcopal cathedral has been rebuilt three times since the gold rush and the current reinforced-concrete Gothic cathedral took 40 years to complete. Spectacular stained-glass windows include a 'Human…
Top Choice Public Art in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Lombard Financial Center Mosaics

A couple years ago, blighted trees in front of this bank were cut down and a treasure hidden for almost half a century was revealed: mosaics by California modernist master Millard Sheets. He designed this bank branc…
Top Choice Adult in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Good Vibrations

'Wait, I'm supposed to put that where?' The understanding salespeople in this worker-owned cooperative are used to giving rather explicit instructions, so don't hesitate to ask. Margaret Cho is on the board here, so…
Top Choice Gallery in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Diego Rivera Gallery

Diego Rivera's 1931 The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City is a trompe l'oeil fresco within a fresco, showing the artist himself pausing to admire his own work and the efforts of workers around him, a…
Top Choice Historic Site in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Cable Car Museum

That clamor you hear riding cable cars is the sound of San Francisco's peak technology at work. Gears click and wire-hemp ropes whir as these vintage contraptions are hoisted up and over hills too steep for horses o…
Top Choice Chicken in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Hot Sauce and Panko

What's for lunch? Just wing it at Hot Sauce and Panko, an eccentric hilltop corner store stocking hundreds of versions of two namesake items, plus 30 (!) variations on chicken wings. House hot sauce gives a sensatio…