Best Restaurants in San Francisco
5 Great Places to Eat in San Francisco
There are three things that San Francisco is best known for – the Golden Gate Bridge, steep, rolling hills, and fabulous restaurants. A trip to the Bay would certainly be incomplete without tempting your palette with some of the most delectable food on the West Coast. When it’s time to plan your vacation, be sure to keep these five best San Francisco restaurants at the top of your list of things to do. Plus, the charm and ambiance of these incredible restaurants is sure to keep you coming back for more.
1. Luna Park
Sleep in a bit while staying in your downtown San Francisco vacation rental and then enjoy a delicious brunch at Luna Park. Dine on scrumptious goat cheese fondue, the Rueben Benedict, or even the grilled salmon. The price is right and the service is friendly. You can bring the entire family to Luna Park for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
Locals and visitors alike give Boulevard five stars! You’ll soon be calling this one of the best San Francisco restaurants if you try the fillet mignon, California swordfish, or the Maine Lobster and Royal Sweet Sea Scallop. For dessert, splurge on chocolate macaroon with roasted white chocolate, chocolate mirror glaze and chocolate curls, truffles, pressed pear and pistachio tuile or pistachio ice cream. This is definitely an upscale restaurant, so be sure to dress appropriately.
3. R&G Lounge
Plan ahead if you want to dine at R&G Lounge, as there’s usually a long wait, and there’s certainly good reason for it! Locals adore R&G Lounge and come back time and again for a truly unique culinary experience. This place is certainly better than your average “Chinese joint.” You’ll be able to enjoy salt and pepper crab (a house favorite), Peking duck, and the R&G special beef. You’ll leave full and satisfied. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
If you’re staying in the Russian Hill area of town and have a craving for Italian, be sure to visit Frascati. Start with the russet potato gnocchi, move on to the duck and risotto, and then finish the meal with a fine wine. The ambiance is what really makes Frascati stand out – you’ll catch an amazing view of the city and passing trolley cars at almost any table in the restaurant. This is a lovely date night restaurant, especially if you are looking for a romantic time in the city.
5. Sotta Mare
A trip to San Francisco definitely needs a little clam chowder added to it! If you want to sample the best clam chowder in the city, then Sotta Mare is a must. This restaurant is often ranked among the best San Francisco restaurants – and it’s easy to see why. Beyond the clam chowder, you can dine on seafood ravioli, salmon, and mussels as well. In the heart of Little Italy, any seafood lover will want to make a trip to Sotta Mare. Go hungry and leave completely full and satisfied with the generous portions.
When you're visiting San Francisco, be sure to enjoy some of these delicious eats! Your stomach will thank you.