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
(7143)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3160)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2425)
$$$$
American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(6040)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1898)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
$$$$
American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1140)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4696)
$$$$
American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6763)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4333)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2444)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2265)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1196)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2254)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2216)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(924)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1354)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(94)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(111)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1868)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4277)
$$$$
Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(217)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(495)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(457)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

Popular restaurants in San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(63)
$$$$
Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
275
$$$$
Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
310
$$$$
Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1436
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2344
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
517
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1204
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1342
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
711
$$$$
French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1196
$$$$
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
610
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6002
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5821
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
829
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5914
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4907
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9345
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1726
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2254
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10310
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2322
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2282
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7143
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1562
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1664
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3160
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1090
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
812
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5512
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MarloweMarlowe
2322
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2254
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1726
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1023
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
433
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5914
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
378
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
582
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
812
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9345
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1664
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10310
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
508
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
362
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5914
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6002
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9345
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5821
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10310
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5659
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2322
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7143
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3160
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5512
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
291 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The wine and food was great. A little expensive for what we received. But delicious overall. A wait on the serving. Just pretend your in Europe at a Tapas bar in Barcelona! More

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ANZUANZU
2061 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

We really enjoyed our meal last evening. Ordered a special sashimi combination dinner and their signature black cod dish. Very fresh fish selection and the black cod was one of the better versions we've enjoyed. Acen was our waiter and several different staffers took care of water and table clearing. Restaurant was busy last night and although Acen was busy he managed to look after our table. Next time we visit we'll be sure to ask for him again. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1300 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

Food was great! Tasty seasonal salad, and the halibut was yummy with a nice savory sauce. Server (Bruno) was friendly with the right amount of interaction. Highly recommend this restaurant! More

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Il Fornaio - San JoseIl Fornaio - San Jose
3255 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Great Italian cuisine with responsive staff, all at a very convenient location. We chose Il Forniao because of the proximity to Civic National Theater, and it was a great choice! More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1956 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Paul Martin’s is always a great choice for a get together! Wonderful food, great service, beautiful atmosphere! Their menu choices have something for everyone. More

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Specials at top restaurants in San Francisco

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RamblerRambler
384 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The pizzas are great. Service was good and ambiance was great. More

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Urban TavernUrban Tavern
1303 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Love this place. Such a wonderful meal and exceptional cocktails. Definitely a go to place for drinks and dinner before a show. Yum. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
335 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Revelry was amazing- the food and ambiance. Everything we ate and drank was superb! Terrific little French bistro. Highly recommended!! More

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Level IIILevel III
374 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food and service More

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Pa'ina Restaurant and BarPa'ina Restaurant and Bar
56 reviews
$$$$
Hawaiian | Japantown, San Francisco

Great space and delicious food. Perfect for bigger groups 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
22 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Rutherford, Wine Country

Amazing experience from start to finish. More

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Kenzo Napa2. Kenzo Napa
136 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Napa, Wine Country

Everything was great! Thank you for making the dining experience so memorable. Highly recommended! More

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Birdsong3. Birdsong
25 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

Food, ambience, service was outstanding! It was a perfectly orchestrated dining experience. I truly enjoyed every bite. More

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Guiso Latin Fusion4. Guiso Latin Fusion
413 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Healdsburg, Wine Country

Authentic and unique El Salvador dishes prepared in small family restaurant with very attentive staff. It was delicious! More

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1103 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

Beautiful surroundings and perfect service and food. Lots of info on the wine, food that was chosen to be paired with the wine and about the countryside and vineyard, but not too much to be overwhelmed. A very special experience indeed and we look forward to doing it again! More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
AgoraAgora
$$$$
Mediterranean | San Carlos, Peninsula

I, Shalva, bought Agora in April, and since then I have been working on creating a restaurant that embodies the principle of the ancient Greek agora; a place wherre the community can come together to enjoy fresh food and delicious wine.

Since I immigrated to the U.S. from the republic of Georgia, I have wanted to bring my culture's culinary tradition tothe Bay Area, and slowly, that is becoming a reality as we start to incorporate Georgian dishes.

My son and I are in the restaurant every night, so come by and say hi! More

Buon Vino Wine ShopBuon Vino Wine Shop
$$$$
Wine Bar | Walnut Creek, East Bay

At Buon Vino, our mission is simple: to change the way Americans enjoy wine. Finally, you have the opportunity to taste fantastic wines from California's finest regions before you buy the bottle! Straight from the Tuscan region of Italy comes a unique concept to buying wine the way it's been done for centuries, directly from the vineyard to the bottle. Buon Vino's concept is easy: come in, talk with us about your wine preferences (white/red? heavy/light body?), and then try a taste to see what you like. Once you find a great wine (Buon Vino!), we simply fill your wine bottles, cork them, and off you go to enjoy! Love your choice? Bring the bottle back, and we'll recycle them. It's the perfect way to celebrate and conserve the environment! Please note for parties of 8 or more we require a credit card hold of $25/pp.More

Butcher Crown RoadhouseButcher Crown Roadhouse
$$$$
Barbecue | Petaluma, Wine Country

Burgers, tacos, and Latin-inspired barbecue in a family-friendly countryside setting. More

Küsan Uyghur CuisineKüsan Uyghur Cuisine
$$$$
Halal | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

At Küsan Uyghur Cuisine, we’re proud to share our love for traditional Uyghur dishes with our community. Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group living in East and Central Asia, are known for our unique cuisine and the heavy Middle Eastern influences in every dish. We stay true to these time-honored recipes, and from Polo to Samsa, you’ll experience bold, authentic flavor with every bite. Join us for a laid-back lunch or an evening out -- either way, we can’t wait to serve you something fresh and delicious.More

Mariscos Costa AlegreMariscos Costa Alegre
$$$$
Seafood | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Mexican Seafood Restaurant in San Jose, California. People talk about Micheladas, shrimp tacos and overall great food and drinks.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.