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Best American Restaurants in SOMA


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A photo of Shelby's Rooftop restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • SOMA
Booked 34 times today
Shelby's Rooftop has continuously impressed patrons with its high-quality American cuisine and stunning city views. Conveniently located near the Intercontinental Hotel, it provides an escape within the bustling city, with a beautiful outdoor patio and a lively ambiance. Several reviews highlight the restaurant's excellent service, knowledgeable staff, and wonderful atmosphere. Dishes such as the authentically crispy Paella and the Japanese Garlic Steak are among the mains that have left a mark. The creative cocktails, infused with unique spices, also deserve mention. Shelby's Rooftop offers a perfect blend of great ambiance, delicious food, and top-notch service that creates a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Marlowe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • SOMA
Booked 19 times today
Marlowe, located in the heart of San Francisco, is celebrated for its outstanding New American cuisine. Patrons particularly laud the restaurant for its creative and delicious food selections, efficient and friendly staff, and a comfortable modern setting with a bustling NYC brasserie vibe. Reviews mention the heavenly brussels sprouts chips, the earthy mushroom soup, and the smoked black cod that dishes up a delightful blend of textures and flavors as standout items. Their scallop and braised pork dishes are also well received. Marlowe's commitment to exceptional service and high-quality food, coupled with its welcoming atmosphere, makes it a desirable dining experience. It is greatly admired for its warm hospitality and the staff's dedication to ensuring a pleasant dining experience for all. Every dish is thoughtfully prepared, and customers often express eagerness for return visits. The restaurant is indeed a gem in San Francisco's bustling gastronomic scene.
A photo of BISTRO 888 restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • SOMA
Booked 1 time today
BISTRO 888 is renowned for its outstanding Californian cuisine, earning praise for its excellent food and service. As noted in the reviews, customers are consistently impressed by the exceptional dining experience, with some stating that the meal was "right at the top of our experiences," even compared to restaurants with Michelin stars. The Californian wines were particularly mentioned for having been perfectly paired with the food. Chef Rogelio Garcia 's culinary expertise and passion greatly contributed to the positive dining experience with customers recommending the restaurant for special occasions. The food was described as "absolutely amazing" and "explicitly delicious," making BISTRO 888 a hidden gem in Californian cuisine.
A photo of House of Prime Rib restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Booked 242 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 Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 82 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 Boulevard restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 39 times today
Boulevard is a celebrated restaurant located in San Francisco, known for its exquisite Californian cuisine. It stands out for its exceptional service and beautifully served selections of food and wine. As various reviews note, Boulevard surprises customers with its "phenomenal food" and "creative experience from the chef". The food combines an "interesting", "beautifully served" selection of local Californian ingredients, with dishes like pork chops and heirloom tomato salad hailed as "incredible". Many reviews highlight the "gorgeously intimate decor", the view of the illuminated Bay Bridge, and the welcoming ambience. The restaurant also boasts an "interesting" wine list with excellent Californian wines. Recognized for maintaining "impeccably high standards", Boulevard has earned a reputation not only amongst locals but has also become a favourite spot for out-of-town guests.
A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • North Beach
Booked 65 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 Wayfare Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 71 times today
Located in San Francisco, Wayfare Tavern offers an upscale dining experience centered around classic American fare. Garnering widespread commendation, their menu provides a gratifying balance of traditional American meals with a high-end touch. Their famous nationwide Fried Chicken and delectable house-made doughnuts have won numerous hearts, as indicated by their rave reviews. The restaurant's ambience, reminiscent of the 1920s, together with the exceptional service, further enhance the dining experience. Patrons never miss to praise the excellent service and warm welcome extended, unveiling a perfect blend of refined and classic tradition. While their menu leans towards the pricier side, their scrumptious food, comfortable setting and distinguished service make every dining occasion worth it.
A photo of The Garden Court - Luxury Collection restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • SOMA
Booked 14 times today
The Garden Court - Luxury Collection is highly regarded for its excellent Californian cuisine. It has won the hearts of many with its impeccable service and delicious food, as seen in many reviews. One reviewer speaks of the restaurant's value, noting the good quality food and extraordinary service. Many came for the afternoon tea service, with one guest highly recommending the Tea for Two service. Others have celebrated birthdays there, complimenting the delicious food, attentive service, and pleasant and fun atmosphere. Another reviewer even stated, "The food was the best we had on our whole California vacation." Overall, The Garden Court dazzles with its California cuisine that patrons can't seem to get enough of.
A photo of BIX restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 45 times today
BIX, described as one of the "magical places in San Francisco," is renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. Visitors often find themselves stepping back in time when dining in this restaurant, with the ambiance set by live jazz music enhancing the entire experience. Not only is BIX highly commended for its inviting atmosphere, but the "delicious food" – from devil eggs to fried chicken, crab rolls, and American Wagyu – has earned it rave reviews. The service has also been consistently praised, with staff members like Jorge gaining special mention for their professionalism and charm. As one reviewer even mentioned, "Bix always delivers. It's classic, high-end American fare in a beautiful space, with wonderful and prompt service." With such glowing reviews, BIX is clearly a leading name in American cuisine.
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