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Best American Restaurants in Forest Hill / West Portal

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4.8
Exceptional(15193)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Booked 179 times today
The House of Prime Rib, located in San Francisco, is often raved about for its quality steak and the overall dining experience. Numerous reviews note that it consistently offers "fantastic," "excellent," and "amazing" service. As clearly indicated in its name, House of Prime Rib is reputed to provide the "best Prime Rib," with some explicitly claiming that they have the "best steak dinner ever." This restaurant seems to have an outstanding reputation not only for its meat but its whole menu, including the side dishes, wine selection, and ambiance that is described as "steak house superb." It is also highly recommended by locals and tourists alike, with one saying they would "definitely return next time" they visit San Francisco. It's indeed a favorite spot in the city for steak lovers.
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4.8
Exceptional(4525)
Price: Moderate
• American • Daly City
Booked 87 times today
Located in Daly City, Original Joe's Westlake is a renowned restaurant that offers remarkable Italian cuisine. Acclaimed for its old-fashioned Italian dishes, it is described as consistently solid, with delicious food and excellent service. Patrons laud it as a neighborhood gem, where one can enjoy excellent steaks, sandwiches, Italian delicacies, and much more. From the eggplant Parmesan to the prime rib, every dish is crafted with fresh ingredients and served with top-notch hospitality. Whether it's a special occasion or a regular weekday, this mid-century modern restaurant guarantees a superior dining experience. The generous portions and delicious leftovers are a testament to the quality of food served. The staff's professionalism and knowledge about the dishes further enhance the culinary journey at Joe's. It is no wonder that many return for more, making it not just a restaurant but a cherished, local institution.
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4.6
Exceptional(2081)
Price: Moderate
• American • The Castro
Booked 47 times today
Fable - SF restaurant, located in the heart of Castro, is widely recognized for its excellent Californian cuisine. Numerous reviews praise the restaurant for its creative twists on classic dishes, like the soft shell crab BLT and the unique version of Eggs Benedict. The restaurant's atmosphere is consistently appreciated, with one review calling it an "oasis" characterized by a blend of dim lighting and lush greenery. The exceptional service also earns accolades, with several customers highlighting the friendly and attentive staff. The patrons also compliment the diverse and delicious menu, along with the excellent wine list, portraying Fable - SF as an absolute neighborhood gem.
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4.8
Exceptional(2909)
Price: Expensive
• American • Noe Valley
Booked 19 times today
Situated in Upper Noe, San Francisco, Firefly Restaurant prides itself on its creative and unique take on American cuisine. Garnering consistent praise for its excellent and innovative menu, it's particularly notable for an extensive array of gluten-free options. One reviewer sums up the experience perfectly, saying, "It's so good that I'm not sure I want to share it." The restaurant's warm, caring service is frequently highlighted, as well as its ability to cater to different dietary requirements without compromising flavor or presentation. Outstanding dishes such as the squash soup, crab cake, fried chicken, and gluten-free desserts exemplify Firefly's commitment to high-quality American cuisine.
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4.7
Exceptional(2985)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Western Addition
Booked 52 times today
State Bird Provisions has been hailed by food critics as a cornerstone of Californian cuisine, offering a unique fusion of dim sum style service with a modern, Californian twist. A recurrent theme in the reviews is the innovative and highly creative culinary approach, visibly enjoyed by its clientele, who find the gastronomic surprises delightful and thoroughly engaging. The reviewers particularly highlight the energetic and vibrant atmosphere, the exceptional service and the adventurous menu, with special mentions given to various dishes from oysters, quail dumplings, trout fish sticks, and fried pork belly, among others. The restaurant is lauded for its superb and distinctive flair in reintroducing the dim sum culture to Californian cooking. It’s no surprise that patrons find the dining experience at State Bird Provisions to be unforgettable.
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4.8
Exceptional(5216)
Price: Expensive
• American • Presidio Heights
Booked 46 times today
Spruce in San Francisco has proven to be an exceptional contemporary American cuisine destination, serving "top notch seasonal contemporary California cuisine" as one reviewer states. The restaurant exemplifies meticulous service and impeccable food, earning countless positive reviews from patrons who've celebrated special occasions here. Key standout dishes mentioned include the "Spruce burger with very juicy and flavorful beef", "lobster pasta, pork chop and Black Forest cake". The beautifully presented meals are "expertly prepared", paired with an "impressive wine list", and served by a "knowledgeable" and "friendly" staff. Patrons also praise the restaurant's ambiance and "fun, contemporary" interior design. A "high end" dining destination for special occasions, Spruce has won acclaim for high-quality, imaginative dishes and stellar service.
A photo of The Progress restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(2285)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Western Addition
Booked 38 times today
Located in the vibrant city of San Francisco, The Progress is a standout establishment for Contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant receives high praise from customers who highlight the exceptional quality and uniqueness of their dishes, particularly the deliciously tender duck and the caviar cloud. Not only does The Progress exhibit skillful cooking techniques, but it also offers an impressive selection of drinks and cocktails to complement any meal. The overall dining experience is often described as memorable, remarkable, and outstanding. Reviews attest that The Progress consistently offers great value, unparalleled creativity, and excellent service, earning it the reputation as one of the finest places to dine in the city.
A photo of Frances restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3569)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • The Castro
Booked 18 times today
Frances, known for its excellent Californian cuisine, is a gem in the heart of San Francisco's vibrant Castro district. It has earned a remarkable reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city, providing superb value for the quality of the experience. Reviewers consistently commend Frances for its fresh ingredients, layered flavors, and delightful ambiance. They particularly highlight its unique array of Californian wines and successful blend of relaxed, yet attentive service. The restaurant's menu, despite being described as small, has won over many foodies with its wide variety and outstanding taste. Frances clearly offers a brilliant Californian dining experience worth the effort for securing a reservation.
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4.2
Awesome(187)
Price: Moderate
• American • Sunset District
Booked 4 times today
Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company is a highly-regarded restaurant for its excellent American cuisine. Customers consistently shower the restaurant with praise, commending the high-quality food, superb service and the exciting, entertaining events like the Drag Brunch. One reviewer highlighted the excellent Artisan cocktails and fresh, creative food, giving it a five-star rating. The Fish & Chips, along with the rotating beers and fresh menu items are particularly popular among guests. The quick service, standout brewing skills, and accommodating staff truly elevate the overall dining experience. Additionally, visitors find the ambiance and interior beautiful, which adds to the enjoyable experience. The Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company has successfully managed to create an intimate, fun and memorable dining experience.
A photo of Starbelly restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1486)
Price: Expensive
• American • The Castro
Booked 42 times today
Starbelly is a modern, urban restaurant that serves California Comfort food in the heart of The Castro. Our garden patio and fun atmosphere make Starbelly a neighborhood favorite, serving lunch, brunch and dinner. Our craft cocktails, beer and wine lists all play well with our seasonal menu.
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