San Francisco Restaurants

There's no disputing that San Francisco is one of the culinary capitals of the world. From fresh seafood to French delights, there's a dining establishment in the city that will appeal to everyone. Here are 10 of the best.


Top Restaurants in San Francisco

Kokkari Estiatorio | Greek | Downtown

Kokkari Estiatorio is a classic upscale Green restaurant downtown, and it's been thriving for more than 15 years. People love to order the moussaka here, a dish made of eggplant and ground meat. Try Kokkari for a fancy night on the town and don't forget to dress up.


La Folie | Contemporary French | Russian Hill

If you love French food, you'll love La Folie in Russian Hill. This upscale but family-friendly restaurant are known for their outstanding prix fixe dinners and stellar wine list.


Buena Vista Cafe | American | North Beach

The Buena Vista Cafe is beloved because the food is delicious. However, it's also famous for introducing Irish Coffee to the United States. This casual restaurant is the perfect spot to order a seafood dish – and to wash it down with that perfect Irish coffee.


Tadich Grill | Seafood | Financial District

It doesn't get more iconic than the Tadich Grill. This is the oldest restaurant in San Francisco and California, and a great place to go for upscale seafood and steaks. If you want a taste of West Coast history, this is the spot.


The Slanted Door | Modern Vietnamese | Embarcadero

The Slanted Door presents diners with a modern take on Vietnamese food. This trendy, bustling restaurant is known for updating its menu seasonally and only including the freshest local ingredients.


Red's Java House | American | Bayside Village

Red's Java House is a casual bar and restaurant on Pier 30. The cafe serves delicious staples like chili cheese fries and chili cheeseburgers. Go grab a beer and sit by the water – there's nowhere more relaxing in town.


Gary Danko | Upscale American | North Beach

Gary Danko has been one of San Francisco's best upscale restaurants for more than 17 years. Get dressed up and go enjoy the caviar service with champagne there. Other favorites include the stuffed quail and the Maine lobster.


Zuni Cafe | French and Italian | Hayes Valley

If you're looking a delicious French-Italian fusion meal, check out Zuni. This staple of Hayes Valley has been around for decades, and it's won the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurant. Zuni is nice, but not fancy, so it's a great place for date night or just a fun night out with friends.


Yank Sing | Chinese | Embarcadero

Yank Sing is the most famous place in San Francisco for dim sum. Choose your favorite dishes off the carts that are pushed around the restaurant, or order a la carte. Diners at Yank Sing love the Shanghai Dumplings, a soup dumpling with pork.


La Taqueria | Mexican | The Mission

You haven't really had a burrito until you've eaten one from La Taqueria, a casual Mexican eatery in the Mission. This place gets busy, so expect to wait. However, the burritos, tacos and tortas you'll experience once you get to the front of the line will make any time spent waiting worth it.