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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (1501)
$50 and over
Contemporary French
Mountain View
About the restaurant
Attentive service, fresh flowers and soft music surround guests at this intimate, Michelin Starred restaurant in downtown Mountain View.

Inside a Victorian home, Executive Chef Stan Michalski is pleased to join the culinary team as Executive Chef as of January 2024, bringing his vast Michelin experience and passion for locally-sourced ingredients to further Chez TJ’s exceptional legacy. With over 15 years of experience, Stan brings Chez TJ not just culinary mastery, but a deep love of hospitality—believing what matters most is bringing people together over a delicious meal. He views preparing meals for guests as though he’s cooking for his closest friends, and it’s that level of intimacy and quality that he’s honored to bring to Chez TJ.

Our pre-fixe Chef's Tasting menu encourages a relaxed and enjoyable evening of dining and conversation.

All guests, including children 2 and up, are asked to participate in the pre-fixe tasting menu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Brilliant dining experience. An adventure of taste.
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4.8
4.8 (432)
$50 and over
Sushi
Mission District
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, at 2598 Harrison Street, Sushi Hon is more than a restaurant; it's a revered institution for extraordinary Japanese cuisine. Our reputation rests on our exclusive Omakase, where we meticulously source the finest fish and produce from across the globe to craft an exceptional 19-course dinner. Whether you choose to dine at your table or immerse yourself in the culinary theater of our Chef's Table, we are unwavering in our commitment to bringing the best of the market directly to your plate. At Sushi Hon, excellence is not just a standard; it's a tradition.

All parties will be subject to a 20% service charge.

We look forward to serving you soon.
Top review
EricP
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Second time visit - such a great omakase sushi experience. every course was beautiful and delicious. Each piece of sushi was impeccably prepared. no soy sauce dunking here - the chef has your sushi seasoned and flavored to perfection. great add-ons but the base menu will have you satisfied. my wife didn't need any extra but i indulged in a tasty piece of a5 wagyu toward the end. didn't take the beverage pairing but had great selection of sake and enjoyed our own selections. fantastic date night spot or place to bring sushi-loving guests!
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4.6
4.6 (775)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Nob Hill
About the restaurant
Number 1 in California and San Francisco, and 2nd in the nation on USAToday's 10 Best Hotel Bars.

Nestled on the 19th floor of the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Top of the Mark's breathtaking panoramic views of San Francisco's skyline and iconic landmarks, including the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, the enigmatic Alcatraz, Union Square, and more, will leave you spellbound. Sip on our signature cocktails as you soak in the atmosphere of timeless sophistication. Our appetizer and dessert selection will tantalize your taste buds, with options that complement our cocktails perfectly. What's more, we offer live entertainment each Saturday evening, where you can let the music move you on the dance floor. Currently, accepting walk-ins for any party less than 4 people.

So, join us at San Francisco's legendary sky lounge, the Top of the Mark, for a night filled with unforgettable moments, where every sip, bite, and dance move is a journey into the extraordinary.

Top review
KateT
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful evening with lovely staff. Food was delicious.
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4.6
4.6 (2669)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
SOMA
About the restaurant
Prospect is from the team behind San Francisco's acclaimed Boulevard. Partners Nancy Oakes (James Beard award-winning chef/owner of Boulevard), Pam Mazzola and Kathy King, have created a convivial venue that pays tribute to contemporary American cuisine. Whether it's a cocktail and a bite at the bar, a casual meal at the communal table, guests will receive exceptional hospitable service. A warm modern space in the heart of SOMA, Prospect has become an anchor for the community.
A separate dining room is available for private events.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It was great. great food, great drink and great atmosphere
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4.6
4.6 (29)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Mission District
About the restaurant
Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959, is a culinary haven that transports you to the heart of Italy with its authentic flavors, warm ambiance, and exceptional service. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, we take pride in offering a delightful dining experience where you can indulge in the rich traditions of Italian cuisine. Our talented chefs are passionate about showcasing the diverse flavors and regional specialties that make Italian cuisine so beloved. Every dish is prepared with the finest ingredients, from classic pizza and homemade pasta to homemade bread and more. With each bite, you'll taste the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating our dishes. Indulge in the richness of Italian cuisine at Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959. Experience the flavors, warmth, and hospitality that make dining with us an unforgettable experience. Visit us today to try our menu items!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Great place and better people. Luisa is a gem. Highly recommended.
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4.5
4.5 (1229)
$31 to $50
American
Pacifica
About the restaurant
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner and happy hour!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, Chef's selection of oysters and ahi poke. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken parmesan and a vegetarian tagine. The chef makes a lot of the offerings gluten free, like crispy calamari and coconut prawns. Be sure to save some room for bananas foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.
Top review
LittleNancyvip
Dined 4 days ago
My husband and celebrated a very special anniversary. It was also summer solstice day. We were hoping to see a lovely sunset but it was a foggy evening. No matter, we enjoyed a. delicious Caesar salad. Our entrees were delicious and ample. Chicken piccata for me, pot roast for my husband. In the past we have enjoyed fish dinners but due to having eaten fish for several days before our dinner we opted to avoid a mercury overload. That is to say there are delicious options on the menu. Dessert, a chocolate lava cake. Need I say more? A fitting desert for a fine dinning experience.
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4.5
4.5 (42)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
One of the city's few upper floor bars, ELEMENTS Bar & Lounge is a sophisticated destination bar serving an extensive range of cocktails, fine wines and whiskies in a luxurious, intimate setting. A special menu designed for the lounge provides a selection of inviting options designed to enjoy with drinks.

Last call for food orders 9:15pm.
Top review
DorresMvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
I love One65. The food and the vibe is awesome. The drinks were amazing. The service is good. Will definitely be back again.
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4.5
4.5 (60)
$30 and under
Modern European
North Beach
About the restaurant
The Red Window that offers dinner, brunch, a Cocktail bar and an event space. Its menu is marked by innovation and intentionality, bringing a touch of modern European cuisine blends the vibrant flavors of Spanish tapas, the rich traditions of Italian cuisine, and the boldness of American culinary influences into a captivating dining experience to the San Francisco dining scene. The Red Window is distinguished by its remarkable Art and Décor, all meticulously crafted by the diligent work of local artists and designers. At the Red Window, dining is an immersive and positive experience that transcends the food on the plate. Whether indulging in brunch or dinner, guests are guaranteed an unparalleled and enjoyable experience.

Top review
EllenKvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Live music, friendly service, yummy food, festive North Beach spot!
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4.5
4.5 (722)
$50 and over
Modern European
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Ula is a beautiful European Mediterranean restaurant and tapas bar in San Francisco. Sip your martini or quality wine with a seafood-centric menu that has a focus on raw, roasted, and grilled fish and various roasted and grilled meats, pasta, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan selections. The restaurant is maximalist art deco with fixtures that depict jellyfish, oysters, and grand maritime vessels. Just a hop from Union Square, the delightfully vintage dining room begs to be paired with a nostalgic trolley ride and a stroll through the heart of the city. Dining is available inside only (and you wouldn’t want it any other way). We look forward to serving you. From the Mediterranean with Love. All welcome.
Top review
Benzvip
Dined 5 days ago
This is my 4th time visiting Ula whenever we saw broadway musicals with my friends. I reserved for a Happy Hour time. My friend & I were the first customers for the happy hour after watching The Cher Show at Curran Theatre yesterday. My friend remembered the restaurant was the former Farallon. We ordered the delicious Spritz with Proseco and Orange Blossom and my friend had Rose Daou. We ordered tapas Octopus Carpaccio, Bread Service, Mixed Greens, and Ravioli. My friend had her second glass of Rose Daou. I did not take pictures of the food anymore since I had them posted on Open Table before. Around 5ish, the staff had their meeting for the dinner shift service. It was still quiet then at 5:30 pm, there was a DJ set up for the dinner music. We left the restaurant around 6 pm. As usual, the ambiance with the ceiling ornaments are beautiful. The restaurant is clean and very good service. By the way, we got to speak with the son of the owner. He was nice. I don’t mind returning to the restaurant whenever we see any broadway musicals.
A photo of Sushi Shio restaurant
4.4
4.4 (288)
$50 and over
Japanese
Mission District
About the restaurant

Check out our new menu offerings. We are also offering Pick-up/Delivery options for your added convenience. Please search us at DoorDash.

Please kindly leave a note if you have severe food allergy or dietary restrictions.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 21, 2024
Very excellent fish, it’s truly exceptional, I will return
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