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Best American Restaurants in Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness


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A photo of Nightbird restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Booked 3 times today
Nightbird, a highly acclaimed California cuisine restaurant, is consistently praised for its innovative and exceptional menu. The restaurant effectively presents a perfect balance of flavor, texture, and presentation in their dishes, as iterated by ecstatic patrons. Reviewers commend Nightbird's staff for being knowledgeable, attentive, and for contributing to the unforgettable dining experience. Notably, patrons applaud Nightbird's exquisite food presentation and wine pairing services, which they agree are unparalleled. Specialty dishes, especially the "taste of the sea" and the wagyu course, have left patrons more than satisfied. Additionally, the ambiance at Nightbird has been touted as ideal for celebrations and romantic dates. The consensus is that Nightbird provides a world-class dining experience, marking it as a must-visit Californian cuisine hotspot.
A photo of Hardwood Bar & Smokery restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • SOMA
Booked 2 times today
Hardwood Bar & Smokery is a restaurant deeply appreciated by barbecue enthusiasts. Customers highlight the smokey and abundant barbecue, the brisket, the pulled pork, and the appetizing ribs as culinary highlights. It is not just the food that gets rave reviews - patrons also commend the excellent service, the friendly and efficient staff, and the cozy atmosphere, making it an ideal place for groups wanting to relish good food and drinks. The restaurant's commitment to providing a delightful culinary experience is evidenced by phrases in the reviews such as "Incredible service" and "Amazing food and service". Many are eager to return, with endorsements like "will surely return" and "will definitely stop in again." The Hardwood Bar & Smokery, with its generous portions and reasonable prices, is strongly recommended as a go-to spot for great barbecue.
A photo of House of Prime Rib restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Booked 188 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.
A photo of The Progress restaurant
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 The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 64 times today
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco is a celebrated restaurant known for its excellent Contemporary American cuisine. Patrons highly commend the quality of the food, with the delicious lobster bisque and sandwich being particular favorites. Guests also rave about the restaurant's setting, highlighting its beautiful dining room and commanding view of Union Square. The Rotunda's service consistently receives high praise, often described as "impeccable" and "attentive". This, along with the contemporary twist on familiar favorites, encapsulates the essence of the American dining experience. Furthermore, it is a restaurant of significance. Not only does it offer culinary delights, but it also serves as a symbol of community connection and inspiration, particularly for immigrant families exploring American history and culture.
A photo of State Bird Provisions restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Western Addition
Booked 66 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.
A photo of Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 34 times today
Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge in San Francisco, California is a celebrated spot for many seeking a unique dining experience. Guests have highly praised the restaurant for its excellent service and ambiance, with many describing it as a rooftop dining experience that resonates LA vibes. The views of the city are considered one of the best, and the food is described as fabulous. The restaurant also offers an array of great small plates and wines. Despite criticisms of high valet parking prices, Charmaine's was still recommended for fun nights out with friends or dates. Its warm, professional service and swift, delicious food delivery have also been highlighted. Its chic style, good cocktails, and fabulous views are also favorably mentioned in reviews.
A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • North Beach
Booked 64 times today
Original Joe's in San Francisco is an institution in the realm of Italian cuisine. The restaurant is in the heart of the city, offering a unique blend of old-school Italian American ambiance, first-class service, and outstanding food. The reviews are a testament to its reputation, with customers consistently praising the fantastic Italian food, excellent quality, and generous portions. Highlights include the prime rib, chicken parmigiana, and the restaurant's house specialty lasagna. The remarkable service from staff like Guillermo and Martin further elevate the dining experience. As one customer says, "This did not disappoint - absolutely everything, from the antipasti to the desserts (and we ordered 3!) were fantastic and delicious."
A photo of Harris' restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Russian Hill
Booked 31 times today
Harris' is frequently hailed as the best steakhouse in San Francisco. Patrons consistently celebrate its fantastic food, impeccable service, and classic, romantic setting. The steaks are particularly lauded, with one reviewer claiming her steak at Harris' was the "best she's ever eaten". Its elegant ambiance and live jazz band transport diners back in time, enhancing the overall dining experience. Besides its high-quality steaks, Harris' also excels in crafting beautifully made cocktails and maintaining a top-tier level of friendly service. With a reputation for exceeding expectations, it's no wonder that Harris' is highly recommended for those seeking a premium steakhouse experience.
A photo of Son & Garden - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Booked 24 times today
Located in San Francisco, Son & Garden stands out as a first-rate breakfast destination. Diners consistently rave about the restaurant's incredible dishes, with particular commendation given to their smoked salmon Benedict, vanilla ricotta pancakes and unique fusion dishes like bibimbap with fried chicken. The ambiance is praised as "beautiful" and "instagramable," contributing to an experience that is not only gastronomically satisfying but also visually appealing. Reviewers note the friendly staff, which goes "above and beyond" to create the best dining experience. While parking can be a challenge in the neighbourhood, the food and experience are well worth the effort.
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