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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
9.5
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Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sir and Star at The OlemaSir and Star at The Olema
8.8
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Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
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Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
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Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
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Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
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Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
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Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
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Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
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American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
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Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
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Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(7082)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3130)
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American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2395)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(5976)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
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American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1882)
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American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
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American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1107)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4657)
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American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6681)
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American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4280)
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American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2407)
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American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2255)
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1179)
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2217)
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Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2207)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(918)
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Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1346)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(89)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(98)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1834)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4207)
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Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Gioia PizzeriaGioia Pizzeria
(269)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(204)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(486)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(433)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(64)
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Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

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Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
265
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Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
300
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Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1430
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2334
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
486
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Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1192
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1333
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Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
680
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1179
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
586
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American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
5958
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5774
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
801
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5859
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4865
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9248
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Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1694
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2217
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10229
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2307
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2266
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7082
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1540
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1611
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3130
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
715
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1054
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
779
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5479
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
MarloweMarlowe
2307
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2217
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1694
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1008
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
425
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5859
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
349
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
715
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
538
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
779
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9248
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1611
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10229
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
483
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
350
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5859
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
5958
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9248
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5774
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10229
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5599
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2307
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7082
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3130
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5479
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
279 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The tapas was wonderful the drinks perfect and what made our experience amazing was our outstanding waiter Keith More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1935 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Their marinated skirt steak was/is absolutely fantastic. We go there just for this dish More

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ANZUANZU
2045 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great service and fast. Food was great with lots of variety. The Sake by the glass was also a good selection. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1272 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

Food and service good. More

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Catch - San FranciscoCatch - San Francisco
2486 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Castro, San Francisco

Great tasting food and nice service. Wine selection is limited so consider bringing your own More

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RamblerRambler
374 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Our group had a great time! We were here for a meeting and they were very accommodating More

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Urban TavernUrban Tavern
1293 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Our food was amazing though I was a bit disappointed to see only three meatballs. I felt like four would have been a better number. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
326 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Perfect setting for our party of 12. The staff were polite, responsive and congenial. Definitely want to make this my weekly dinner spot. Great for intimate gatherings and medium sized groups. More

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Level IIILevel III
374 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

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Pa'ina Restaurant and BarPa'ina Restaurant and Bar
53 reviews
$$$$
Hawaiian | Japantown, San Francisco

Came here for a business dinner for 12. They put us at two separate tables right besides one another which was fine, but not ideal. It took a long time to get our drink orders, even though the restaurant wasn’t very busy. However, once our drinks were brought, the speed of service picked up. Food was good and interesting at times. We ordered multiple dishes to share family style, so pretty much tried everything on the menu. There wasn’t any one dish that had me raving about the food. The food was tasty and served up well. There are several great alcoholic drinks to try out that were fun to have with a group. Try the rainbow shots! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sequoia Grove Winery1. Sequoia Grove Winery
14 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Rutherford, Wine Country

We truly enjoyed our tasting/food pairing at Sequoia Grove. From start to finish, the experience was absolutely top notch and we were amazed at how well the wine was paired with each course. It would also be wonderful if it'd be possible to have this experience in an outdoor setting with a view. Thanks for hosting us! More

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Louie's Gen-Gen Room2. Louie's Gen-Gen Room
12 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

It took me a minute to wend my way downstairs to the Gen-Gen Room, but it was well worth the effort. I started with an the Chardonnay that I paired with the chips and the bone marrow butter waffle. I am a chip person, so, of course, I liked chips, but, the waffle was to die for. It was the perfect consistency, and the sturgeon was an excellent compliment. I loved it so much I ordered the chocolate dessert waffle paired with a sparkling wine. It was also delicious. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The vibe was energetic, but it wasn’t too noisy. All in all it was a great experience! More

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Birdsong3. Birdsong
20 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

Absolutely incredible meal - awesome food, really thoughtful and well chosen pairing wines and fabulous service. Can't wait to return. More

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Kenzo Napa4. Kenzo Napa
127 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Napa, Wine Country

Birthday party! Very nice More

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1087 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

This experience was a phenomenal wine/food pairing. We tried some of their best wines along with little bites of amazing food from their head chef (who came out at the end to answer questions). It was a perfect event during our honeymoon! More

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San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Fire and VineFire and Vine
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

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Lavender Hot PotLavender Hot Pot
$$$$
Chinese | Newark, East Bay

You are welcome to come and taste the hot pot in a Chinese-inspired and beautiful environment. Meet family and friends and experience the unique style of lavender and Yunnan.More

Locanda PositanoLocanda Positano
$$$$
Italian | Lafayette, East Bay

Enzo Rosano grew up in a town just outside of Naples, Italy. His fondest memories of his childhood are centered around his mother’s cooking and the spirited meals he shared with his eight siblings. Mama Carmela’s amazing cooking kept her children close to home throughout their childhood and young adulthood. Her culinary influence also played a role in Enzo’s decision to enroll in the Scuola Alberghieria Culinary and Hospitality program in Naples. Upon completion of his culinary training, Enzo landed a job as bartender at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong’s in London. Next was a stop as bar manager at The Berkeley Knightsbridge, a luxury property also in London. When he came to the Bay Area, his first stop was in Half Moon Bay where he helped open one of the town’s most popular restaurants, Mezza Luna, with family friend, Roberto Giovanni. At Caffe Riace, Enzo joined his brothers and worked alongside them as they made plans to open AquaPazza in San Mateo in 2008.More

TheoritaTheorita
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American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco

From the team behind the award-winning Che Fico comes Theorita, an all-day, American dinette. The menu showcases elevated comfort cuisine and modern takes on nostalgic diner favorites.
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Vino Locale - Santa CruzVino Locale - Santa Cruz
$$$$
Bistro | Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

A unique wine and tapas bar specializing in local wines and delicious food. With spacious indoor seating and ocean views, it is ideal for private events or just a moment to relax. Vino Locale invites you to come enjoy panoramic vistas from the wharf, great wines, and a little Santa Cruz charm!More

Discover San Francisco

Farm-to-table is everywhere now, but it was here first. Just north of San Francisco, the values-forward counties of Marin and Sonoma offer an abundance of sustainably sourced produce. Of course, there’s more to eat in the Bay than leafy greens alone—don’t miss the mainstays like Cioppino (a seafood stew best eaten with thick-cut garlic bread), Mission-style burritos, local oysters and Neapolitan pizza where pizzerias around town war for the ultimate version. The city has long been home to distinct international flavors, so for authentic dim sum, Chinatown tops the charts. The Mission is ablaze with longstanding taquerias, steakhouses and a new wave of artisanal bakeries and coffee houses. And the Fisherman’s Wharf, while touristy, is the spot for Bay caught seafood. From there, we recommend walking to Crissy Field for Golden Gate Bridge gazing and sparkling sunshine.