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The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among San Francisco's most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:Marlowe, Cotogna, Monsieur Benjamin
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Italian, French
Neighborhoods:
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$$$$·American·
San Francisco
AMERICAN: This American eatery is the third restaurant from the great team behind Park Tavern and the Cavalier. They serve the same beloved burger at Park Tavern, which is made witRead more
56 people mentioned the Little Gem Salad
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$$$$·Italian·
San Francisco
ITALIAN: Cotogna is a knockout Italian restaurant in the Financial District, and it’s always a reliable choice. Their pastas and pizzas are great to share (even if you want them alRead more
62 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·French·
San Francisco
FRENCH: The chefs—Corey Lee (Benu) and Jason Berthold—behind this awe-inspiring French restaurant worked together at the French Laundry. That should be enough to get you to this glRead more
90 people mentioned the Arctic Char
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$$$$·Japanese·
San Francisco
JAPANESE: Akiko’s (go to the right one, there’s another place with a nearly identical name) sashimi—sourced locally and from Japan’s famed Tsukiji Fish Market—is so fresh, it’s easRead more
110 people mentioned the Omakase
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$$$$·Seafood·
San Francisco
SEAFOOD: Even though the seafood at Leo’s is spot-on delicious, they’re not resting on their laurels. In addition to outstanding food, they won an interior design award, and when yRead more
14 people mentioned the Oyster Bar
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
San Francisco
MEDITERRANEAN: There are many things about this financial district spot that make you feel like you’re either in an ornate ski lodge or someone’s large home in the mountains. High Read more
150 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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$$$$·Mexican·
San Francisco
MEXICAN: It’s not often that we’re invited to eat in what feels like a large and airy greenhouse atrium filled with natural light, but the Mexico City chef at the helm of this gem Read more
34 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes
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$$$$·Spanish·
San Francisco
SPANISH: Even though this oh-so-cool looking Spanish restaurant is in the lobby of the Airbnb offices, it’s so phenomenal, you won’t care. You could close your eyes and pick blindlRead more
218 people mentioned the Paella
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$$$$·Chinese·
San Francisco
CHINESE: Inside China Live Market, there are several dining options, the most exceptional of which is Eight Tables by George Chen. It’s definitely not where you go for dim sum brunRead more
78 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Indian·
San Francisco
INDIAN: A sleek and elegant restaurant serving unbeatable upscale Indian food, which there isn’t much of in this city, and it’s in an area where there aren’t many restaurants eitheRead more
36 people mentioned the Chaat
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$$$$·Steak·
San Francisco
STEAKHOUSE: This SF classic has been around since 1949 (it’s as good as ever), and they devotedly follow the traditional steakhouse model: you’re here for one thing, steak’s what tRead more
4,516 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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$$$$·Californian·
San Francisco
MOROCCAN: Beautiful and modern Moroccan spot, Mourad—in the ornately Art Deco and historic Pacific Bell building—has some Californian and Mediterranean hints to their fantastic menRead more
87 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·Vietnamese·
San Francisco
VIETNAMESE: This iconic Ferry Building spot—from famed Chef Charles Phan—sits on the embarcadero and has enormous windows, with a front-row view of the Bay Bridge, for some epic waRead more
563 people mentioned the Shaking Beef
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$$$$·Global, International·
San Francisco
GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL: Wouldn’t it be incredible to be able to eat the most famous dishes from some of the world’s most exceptional restaurants (you know, all the places you’ve droRead more
27 people mentioned the Carrot Soup
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$$$$·Laotian·
San Francisco
THAI: Some dinners out should give you more than just delicious food and quality service—they should be lively, fun, and entertaining experiences—and Hawker Fare delivers all of thRead more
27 people mentioned the Green Bean
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