The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
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
$$$$
Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
$$$$
Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
$$$$
Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(7088)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3132)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2399)
$$$$
American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(5980)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1883)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
$$$$
American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1110)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4664)
$$$$
American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6688)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4288)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2410)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2255)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1180)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2220)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2208)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(918)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1346)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(89)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(99)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1836)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4215)
$$$$
Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(204)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(487)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(435)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

Popular restaurants in San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(60)
$$$$
Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

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Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
265
$$$$
Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
302
$$$$
Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1430
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2335
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
487
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1193
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1334
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
683
$$$$
French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1180
$$$$
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
588
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
5962
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5776
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
806
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5864
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4868
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9254
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1698
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2220
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10237
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2307
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2266
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7088
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1544
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1618
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3132
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
718
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1060
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
783
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5482
$$$$
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
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2220
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1698
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1010
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
425
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5864
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
351
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
718
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
541
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
783
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9254
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1618
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10237
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
483
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
350
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5864
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
5962
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9254
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5776
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10237
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5608
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2307
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7088
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3132
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5482
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
280 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
1936 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

We enjoyed a delicious meal, didn’t feel rushed, had a great server and overall wonderful experience. We will definitely come back. More

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ANZUANZU
2047 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Greatttt! Our anniversary! Champagne and great desert! More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1275 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

We are glad we went back to this always very good food at Paul Martin's American Grill restaurant. Only complaint to our waiter was the chilled cab wine. He talked to the bartender about it which was very nice of him to do. The reason for the chilled cab is because of small space in the bar area. Of course chilling red wine is not proper and I did get the sommelier suggested (on menu) Raymond cab. :( Seasonal salad was fresh and delicious. Entrees of Brick Chicken and Skirt Steak were delicious. 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
375 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
1295 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

We had an amazing experience here. I highly recommend this place 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
54 reviews
$$$$
Hawaiian | Japantown, San Francisco

Really good food and super nice servers. Large restaurant with plenty of space. Only issue really slow to take drink orders but that’s really it. Everything else was wonderful. 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
15 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Rutherford, Wine Country

This is a full tasting menu food and wine pairing. The wines were Sequoia Grove Cabernets ( with one cab franc) paired with four courses of outstanding food. We also had a Chardonnay pairing to start - that excellent as well. The chef is outstanding , she created delicious dishes that paired wonderfully with the wines. The Four courses were salmon , vegetarian , duck and short rib. Our host Ben was outstanding , a great guy with great sense of humor. All in all a great experience to share with friends highly recommended. More

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Louie's Gen-Gen Room2. Louie's Gen-Gen Room
13 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
128 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Napa, Wine Country

The meal was exquisite as was the wine. It was VERY pricey but worth More

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1090 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

The wine and food pairing at St Francis is amazing. Of course the wine is superb, but the food is mouth watering too. The Duck Confit is the best duck we’ve ever had. The service was educational and well done. More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Chevys Fresh Mex - Blossom HillChevys Fresh Mex - Blossom Hill
$$$$
Mexican | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Cornerstone Cellars - DowntownCornerstone Cellars - Downtown
$$$$
Wine Bar | Napa, Wine Country

A visit to Cornerstone Cellars is, like us, all about great wine. Guests return time-after-time based on the quality of our wines and the warmth and friendliness found in our tasting room located in downtown Napa. We are proud that our people are as extraordinary as our wines. You'll find your visit to Cornerstone Cellars relaxing, fun and educational with none of that packed-in feeling you'll find at other wineries. Many of our wines are only available at our tasting room and to our club members. If you have time to reserve in advance you can enjoy one of our personal wine and food experiences. You can also just drop in without an appointment any day of the week. We can't wait to share our wines with you!More

Lido Bar + GrillLido Bar + Grill
$$$$
Sports Bar | Concord, East Bay

Another season is upon us. The players are geared up & the opening whistle is about to blow. And at LIDO Bar + Grill, we’re ready to make every game day experience the best it can be.

We proudly showcase the games on our 10 big screen TVs and – of course – serving our daily drink features and globally inspired menu. Whether you like to pair your team with a burger and a beer, or prefer to mix it up with a bottle of wine and Herb Fired Chicken, we’ve got your kind of sports coming all season.

Make sure to come early, grab a seat, and cheer on your team together!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

Yoji Sushi HouseYoji Sushi House
$$$$
Sushi | Forest Hill / West Portal, San Francisco

Yoji Sushi House is a sushi restaurant and Omakase bar on Dewey Street.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.