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Restaurant Gary Danko

American 97 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Serving contemporary American cuisine, the Fisherman’s Wharf establishment boasts a 75-seat dining room with light wood shutters, fresh flower arrangements, and white linens. — Travel + Leisure

Gary Danko thrives amid San Francisco'€™s fine dining scene. — Gayot

The best of the big names. Sophisticated California cuisine. — Not For Tourists

There's a reason Zagat has named Gary Danko the most popular Bay Area restaurant for the past seven years. — San Francisco Chronicle

Gary Danko wins James Beard Awards for his impeccable haute California cuisine. — Lonely Planet

Zuni Cafe

International 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Officially, the food's called Mediterranean, but the menu of burgers, raw oysters, and Caesar salad is pure California... Zuni Café has become an icon of West Coast cuisine. — Concierge

Officially, the food's called Mediterranean, but the menu of burgers, raw oysters, and Caesar salad is pure California. — Condé Nast Traveler

Perfect burgers and juicy roasted chicken, cooked over an open fire, complement a menu offering a variety of Mediterranean dishes. — DK Eyewitness

The food is beyond reproach: Caesar salad with house-cured anchovies, brick-oven-roasted free-range chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes, and mesquite-grilled organic-beef burgers. — Lonely Planet

After one bite of chef Judy Rodgers' succulent brick-oven-roasted whole chicken with Tuscan bread salad, you'll understand why she's a national star. — Fodor's

Swan Oyster Depot

Seafood 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In business since 1912, this Nob Hill neighborhood joint is essentially a seafood diner. — Travel + Leisure

The clam chowder is considered the best in the city by many, but all the seafood here is fresh. — DK Eyewitness

"Nostalgics" insist the lively "banter with the owners behind the counter" is the extra sauce sealing its deal as “the Valhalla of seafood." — Zagat

The Swan Oyster Depot is a San Francisco landmark: the restaurant has been selling and serving fresh, frill-free seafood since 1912. — Gayot

Turning 98 years old in 2010, Swan Oyster Depot is a classic San Francisco dining experience you shouldn't miss. — Frommer's

Nopa

International 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Airy, sexy room serves late. — Not For Tourists

Still wildly popular several years later, the restaurant draws the city's youthful bon vivants for its rustic-urban cooking and inventive cocktails. — Condé Nast Traveler

Named for its location North of the Panhandle, this expansive, hip restaurant serves wood-fired rustic cuisine that epitomizes the best of San Francisco's current food scene — Where

Wine lovers are happily satisfied here with the excellent list, and weekend brunch is one of the city's best. — Fodor's

A poster child for the current gestalt of the San Francisco restaurant scene Nopa combines seasonal “urban rustic” and “organic wood-fired” cuisine. — Frommer's

Delfina

American 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

“Solid” is probably the best word to describe most dishes at Delfina. — The Infatuation

Exceptional Italian. If we ever get in we'll like it. — Not For Tourists

Chef and co-owner Craig Stoll’s Tuscan-influenced dishes—like grilled calamari on warm white-bean salad, tripe alla Fiorentina... and nettle-filled fresh ravioli—are sublime. — Travel + Leisure

As boring as spaghetti with tomato sauce may sound, it's been dialed to perfection here, and there would be a neighborhood revolt if it ever disappeared. — Fodor's

Great fun, this continually buzzing dinner-only restaurant attracts nearly every sort of San Franciscan- it's hard to find someone in town who hasn't eaten at Delfina. — Rough Guide

State Bird Provisions

American 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Stuart Brioza’s creative, fresh internationally influenced small plates are wheeled around on carts and carried on trays and they are impossibly good. — Frommer's

Dim sum with a Michelin twist—don't miss the signature quail. — Bon Appétit

It's a clever idea—American dishes served dimsum style--but State Bird Provisions is so much more than just clever. — Condé Nast Traveler

Think "dim sum mixed with fine dining" – that "really does live up to the hype" say "adventuresome" eaters. — Zagat

Unusual creations served dim sum-style. — Not For Tourists

Aziza

Middle Eastern 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Located in the Richmond District, this Moroccan-inspired restaurant started modestly but each year chef-owner Mourad Lahlou adds more. — San Francisco Chronicle

Mention Aziza in San Francisco company and you're likely to hear quiet murmurs of deep approval. — Gayot

Only in San Francisco would you find a Moroccan restaurant that touts the sustainable pedigree of its ingredients. — Travel + Leisure

Chef-owner Mourad Lahlou "continues" to win over diners at his "upscale" Outer Richmond "oasis" proffering "exceptional", "refined" "modern" Moroccan. — Zagat

Exotic Moroccan specialties, from a fragrant couscous to quail with huckleberry, are brought to the table, as diners lounge on luxurious cushioned seats. — DK Eyewitness

La Folie

French 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is one of the few truly French restaurants that has never bowed to the whims of fashion. — Time Out

It is tempting to make the analogy between the remodel of his restaurant and his seemingly reinvigorated cuisine, but the key really seems to be that Roland Passot is still having fun. — Gayot

Casually sophisticated La Folie remains one of SF's top tables – even after 30 years — Lonely Planet

One of the greats. California-French. — Not For Tourists

Magnificent Provencal food served without attitude or pretension. — Rough Guide

Bar Tartine

American 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

I appreciate the brilliant culinary minds of Balla and his co-chef Cortney Burns, and the care they take with their food. — San Francisco Chronicle

One of the most beloved brunch temples in town. — BlackBook

The menu capitalizes on fresh, local ingredients pickled, fermented and aged in-house, accompanied with amazing breads. — Time Out

Here, a daytime menu of open-faced rye bread sandwiches topped with smoked trout, chicken liver pate, or cheeses meets a small menu of snacks and baked goods. — Michelin Guide

Bar Tartine may not be the Beatles, but it could be Neil Young. — The Infatuation

Coi

American 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The highly seasonal and obsessively sourced food (some of it is even foraged by chef Patterson) matches the space in sophistication. — Fodor's

No other restaurant in the Bay Area encapsulates such a sense of place as Coi. — San Francisco Chronicle

This two Michelin star restaurant from visionary chef Daniel Patterson has a gorgeous, Zen-like dining room and creates exquisite, vegetable focused dishes — Where

Local ingredients, skilled preparation, and impeccable presentation come together at this elegant Michelin-starred restaurant to produce superlative, innovative California cuisine. — DK Eyewitness

Pronounced "kwah", this lavish spot stands apart for its adventurous, eleven-course prix-fixe tasting menu... that changes daily. — Rough Guide

Beretta

Italian 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Creative cocktails are on equal footing with the menu at this smart, stylish southern Italian eatery. — Time Out

Sleek and modern with dark wood, clean lines and vintage chandeliers, this sophisticated cocktail and pizza enclave attracts a hip crowd. — Gayot

It's rarely easy to get a table here, but it's always worth the wait, particularly when you pair delicious entrées with an artisinal cocktail. — Condé Nast Traveler

The formula here basically works: excellent cocktails, an array of affordable antipasti, solid pizzas, risottos, piatti del giorno (daily mains), and late dining until 1 am. — Fodor's

The food, which concentrates on small plates, pizza and risotto, with just one main course a day, is also very good, though not as finely tuned as I remember. — San Francisco Chronicle

Quince

Italian 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Fancy-pants darling of the food critics, with grandparents' dining room décor. Only 15 tables and smoking reputation, so good luck getting a reservation. — BlackBook

Sophisticated, intimate, and Italian-inspired. — Not For Tourists

Chef Michael and Lindsay Tusk's fine dining enclave, formerly located in Pacific Heights, reopened in an historic, brick building in Jackson Square. — Gayot

Moving from the cozy Russian Hill location to a newer, larger and historic spot in the Jackson Square neighborhood was a brilliant move, as Quince is fresher than ever. — Forbes Travel Guide

Elegant without being stuffy, this intimate two Michelin star restaurant with a superb wine list serves sophisticated Italian fare, such as a silky ricotta-filled ravioli in butter sauce. — Where

Boulevard

American 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the top special-occasion destinations in the city, this Embarcadero landmark delivers exceptional American regional food in an elegant Belle Epoque-inspired setting. — Insight Guides

Decadent Belle Epoque meets inspired, impeccable cuisine. — BlackBook

Menu changes seasonally, but straightforward dishes like a soft-shell crab with polenta, a delicate squash blossom risotto, and a classically awesome Filet Mignon are executed in a really elegant way. — goop

Master restaurant designer Pat Kuleto and chef Nancy Oakes are behind one of San Francisco's most beloved restaurants. — Frommer's

This "jewel of the Embarcadero" "continues to be a legend", boasting an "amazing view of the Bay Bridge"as a backdrop for "superb" locavore American meals. — Zagat

Kokkari Estiatorio

Greek 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Kokkari serves “Hellenic cuisine”—essentially an inventive and seasonal update of traditional Greek—that may indeed qualify as “food of the gods” as it's described. — Time Out

Executive chef Erik Cosselmon offers Hellenic favorites like moussaka and dolmathes, as well as daily rotisserie specials - roasted on an open fire for all to see. — San Francisco Chronicle

Gorgeous room, rustic and elegant, with burning hearths and big floral arrangements. Friendly, slightly leering waiters add authentic Mediterranean flavor. — BlackBook

Consistently recognized as the top Greek restaurant in town, Kokkari relies on Hellenic staples like lamb and aubergine (eggplant), served separately or cooked together in a marvellous moussaka. — Rough Guide

With its white tablecloths, candlelight, and wood-beamed ceilings, the interior of this tony restaurant won't recall homey tavernas just steps from the Acropolis. — Fodor's

Foreign Cinema

International 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

While the menu and wine list change daily... the Foreign Cinema in the Mission serves up a full oyster bar and California/Mediterranean-influenced dishes with the movie. — Travel + Leisure

The "dinner and a movie" concept is redefined at this upscale restaurant, where films are projected onto a large outdoor wall. — Rough Guide

Date night is a wrap at Foreign Cinema, the Mission's art house eatery that projects international films and cult classics onto a white brick wall on the heated courtyard patio. — Michelin Guide

Sleek and stylish California cuisine and movies outside! — Not For Tourists

Classic foreign films (think Fellini) and independent features are screened nightly in an expansive, elegant restaurant courtyard. — Gayot

Acquerello

Italian 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Upon reflecting that this restaurant is housed in an old chapel, it seems perfectly fitting to drop to your knees and give thanks for this charming and inviting holy place. — Michelin Guide

A perfect special-occasion restaurant, this hidden gem offers the city’s most delicious, refined contemporary Italian fare. — Frommer's

The experience is "best described as ethereal" say diners who "dress up" to get "pampered" at this "romantic" Italian in Polk Gulch. — Zagat

This true San Francisco dining gem is worth every penny. — Fodor's

For the meat course, the kitchen features Kobe beef, with tiny caramelized baby squash, a pad of potato puree and a green peppercorn sauce. — San Francisco Chronicle

bar agricole

American 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This LEED-certified beauty dishes up food whose central ingredients are locally harvested from organic and biodynamic farms across the northern Bay Area. — Frommer's

It feels perfect for more occasions than almost anywhere we can think of: specialty cocktails, date night, late night, Bootie pre-grame... — The Infatuation

If their New American–style brunch and dinner menus don’t tempt you to Bar Agricole, in SOMA, maybe their recent James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Bar Program will. Cocktails... — Afar Magazine

The Italian-inspired cuisine with farmers ingredients excels at bread-like items, like flatbread and farinata (a chicpea cake). — Fodor's

Undoubtedly the biggest thing to splash down on the 11th Street club corridor in recent years, Bar Agricole feels at once earthy and ethereal. — Time Out

Outerlands

Vegan and Vegetarian 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Outerlands is a restaurant that always makes us feel like we're on vacation. — The Infatuation

Commune with the Pacific at Outerlands, a gorgeous little restaurant and café tucked in the far western reaches of the city — Tasting Table

Outerlands feels like a restaurant that could be no other place than where it is — deep in the Sunset, only a few blocks from the ocean. — San Francisco Chronicle

A warm oasis of bread and soup. — Not For Tourists

For the residents of this Outer Sunset foggy beachside community, this hot spot is an ideal hangout — Michelin Guide

Jardiniere

French 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Still glimmering after 15 years, Jardiniere serves as a sort of keyhole into all that'€™s good and fun about high-caliber California-French dining. — Gayot

Located a short walk from Davies Symphony Hall and the Opera House, it delivers a menu as opulent as the decor. — Time Out

Thoughtful, efficient service, elegant atmosphere, and sumptuous California-inspired French food make the popular Jardinière a top choice for special occasions. — DK Eyewitness

Iron Chef, Top Chef Master and James Beard Award winner Traci Des Jardins champions sustainable, salacious California cuisine. — Lonely Planet

Jardinière is the epitome of fine dining, San Francisco-style: polished in front, organic-sustainable in back. — Condé Nast Traveler

Yank Sing - Rincon Center

Chinese 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the city's best dim sum parlors... this restaurant serves up a seemingly endless array of delicious tidbits. — Concierge

Two tiny words will rouse any San Franciscan on Saturday morning: dim sum. — Michelin Guide

This brightly decorated location...serves some of San Francisco's best dim sum to office workers on weekdays and to big, boisterous families on weekends. — Fodor's

Features an "unrivaled" selection of “exceptional” tidbits including some of the "best damn dumplings around.” — Zagat

Loosely translated as "a delight of the heart," Yank Sing is widely regarded as the best dim sum restaurant in the downtown area. — Frommer's

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