These stellar San Francisco restaurants have exclusive tables for APEC attendees

A bowl of chawanmushi, a Japanese egg custard dish, at San Francisco restaurant AKIKOS

San Francisco, with its proximity to the bounties of the ocean, its year-round cool weather, and the fact that it’s one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table restaurant movement, is one of the best dining destinations in America. That makes it extra exciting for APEC attendees, and we at OpenTable, the world’s largest online restaurant reservation platform, welcome you to our hometown. 

OpenTable has partnered with restaurants across the city to secure you some of the best tables in the house between November 13 and 16. These restaurants (with a few noted exceptions) have two tables each for parties of two and four—and they’re exclusive to APEC attendees. Given the smaller table sizes, these dinners are a great time to connect with colleagues you’ve not had as much face time with. Plus, be sure to hop on these reservations and make a booking before November 6.

Choose between one of the finest destinations for omakase near the Embarcadero, a beloved Italian restaurant along the city’s buzzing Divisadero Street, a legendary vegetarian restaurant with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and more.

Read on for a full list of restaurants to book an exclusive table that we’ve broken down by SF neighborhoods below.

Near the Moscone Center

Don’t miss the historic San Francisco Ferry Building (yes, ferries still leave from here), the seals at Pier 39, a stroll along Market Street, and of course, all these exciting restaurants.

AKIKOS (Japanese)

Angler SF (Seafood)

Boulevard (Californian)
Tables are available all days except for Monday (November 13), when the restaurant is closed.

Burma Love (Burmese)

Coqueta (Spanish)
Tables are available all days except Tuesday (November 14), when the restaurant is hosting a private event. 

Corzetti (Italian)

Fang (Chinese)

Harborview Restaurant & Bar (Chinese)

Kokkari Estiatorio (Greek)

Okane (Japanese)

Osha Thai Restaurant (Thai)

Ozumo (Japanese)

Pabu Izakaya (Japanese)

Perbacco (Italian)

Rosemary & Pine (New American)

Sato Omakase (Japanese)
Tables are available on all days except Monday (November 13), when the restaurant is closed.

The oldest Chinatown in America

This charming neighborhood (also relatively close to the Moscone Center), established in 1848, remains the oldest and one of the largest Chinatowns in America. The restaurants below are keeping this legacy alive.

China Live (Chinese)

Eight Tables by George Chen (Chinese)
Tables are available Monday (November 13) and Tuesday (November 14). The restaurant is closed for private events on Wednesday and Thursday.

Empress by Boon (Chinese)

North San Francisco

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic Ghirardelli Chocolate Company sign that glows red, SF’s historic Italian neighborhood—there’s so much to choose from everywhere you look in this part of the city, and you can make your outing even better with a meal at one of these restaurants.

A16 (Italian)

Cassava (Californian)

Dalida (Mediterranean)

Gary Danko (Californian)

Greens (Vegetarian-Californian)

Octavia (New American)
This local favorite has a special white truffle-focused tasting menu for the week of November 13.

Prik Hom (Thai)
This buzzy new Thai destination has two tables for two people each set aside for APEC attendees.

Scoma’s (Seafood)

Terzo (Mediterranean)

Central San Francisco

Whether it’s the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement, a historic center for jazz, or the stylish shops in Hayes Valley, there’s a little something for everyone in this part of town, along with some stellar restaurants.

Bansang (Korean)

Che Fico (Italian)

Frances (Californian)

Nightbird (Californian)
Tables are available all days except Tuesday (November 14), when the restaurant is closed. 

Nopa (New American)

State Bird Provisions (New American)

The Progress (New American)

The Anchovy Bar (Seafood)
Tables available all days except for Wednesday, November 15.

Zuni Café (Californian)

The Mission

San Francisco’s historic Hispanic neighborhood is also home to its oldest standing building, Mission Dolores, from which the neighborhood gets its name—it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the city. 

Delfina (Pizza)

Lolinda (Argentinian)
Tables are available all days except Monday (November 13), when the restaurant is closed.

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