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Best Dining Bars in Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

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A photo of Gary Danko restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1419)
Price: Very Expensive
• Dining bar • Fisherman's Wharf
Booked 45 times today
Gary Danko is an acclaimed restaurant well-recognized for its exceptional contemporary French/American cuisine. Patrons unanimously applaud the establishment's ability to deliver an unforgettable dining experience, complementing both the restaurant's creative dishes and the world-class service. Stellar reviews highlight the flexibility in menu selection, allowing guests to curate their own tasting menus, ensuring a personalized dining experience. Dishes such as the Glazed Oyster, Stuffed Quail, and the Strawberry Soufflé receive particular acclaim. Critics also note the notable craft of the cocktails and the expertise of the sommelier's pairing. Regardless of the occasion, Gary Danko clearly delivers a truly unique culinary experience that leaves a lasting impression.
A photo of Shelby's Rooftop restaurant
4.5
Awesome(232)
Price: Very Expensive
• Dining bar • SOMA
Booked 36 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 The Harlequin restaurant
4.3
Awesome(80)
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • SOMA
Booked 3 times today
The Harlequin is a notable destination for Contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers consistently rave about the high-quality food - from the 'BEST sliders ever tasted' to the 'perfectly cooked' Steak Frites. They emphasize not only the flavorful food but also the excellent service and comfortable ambiance. The restaurant draws in both tourists and locals, creating a vibrant and diverse dining experience. Of note is the menu's inclusivity, catering to both vegetarian and meat-eaters with equal finesse. Overall, The Harlequin is a place of exceptional service, delightful food, and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a prime choice for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of The Tipsy Pig restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(884)
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 6 times today
The Tipsy Pig is highly recommended for its standout Gastro Pub cuisine. Nestled in San Francisco, this popular restaurant consistently receives high praise from customers, affirming its excellent service and quality food. Reviews highlight the variety on the menu, including the roasted Brussel sprouts, fried chicken sliders, and truffle fries, with special mentions for the unforgettable Mac n’ cheese and delicious chicken enchiladas. The delightful Strawberry Fields cocktail also garners favorable feedback. The restaurant's ambiance is characterized as fun and casual, making it a perfect spot for gatherings and having a good time while enjoying great food.
A photo of Ditas restaurant
4.2
Awesome(138)
Price: Expensive
• Dining bar • Sausalito
Booked 9 times today
"Ditas" is an exceptional Fusion/Eclectic cuisine restaurant situated with stunning views of the bay in Sausalito. Reviews consistently applaud its innovative and delicious food, with many patrons labelling their dining experience as more than just a meal, but a true culinary journey. Each dish, from the vegan menu to the succulent steaks, is said to possess unique and distinctive flavors, crafted by the extraordinary chef. The ambiance complements the food perfectly, offering a romantic and delightful environment with unparalleled views of the city and the bay. Despite being a fairly new establishment, Ditas is already predicted to garner critical acclaim and is a strong contender for future awards. With its warm service, innovative cuisine, and spectacular setting, Ditas is becoming a must-visit restaurant in the Bay Area.
A photo of Passione Emporio restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(175)
Price: Expensive
• Dining bar • Berkeley
Booked 1 time today
Passione Emporio, located in West Berkeley, offers an impressive authentic Italian culinary experience. Many diners have found this gem hidden in a commercial area to be a "must-do" for every Berkeley visit, praising its thoughtfully presented menu, exquisite dishes, and impeccable service. As testimonies indicate, the quality of the food could be compared to those found in Italy itself with the menu's offerings from Rigatoni Amatriciana to Ravioli Cinghiale and traditional desserts such as sfogliatelle and cannoli. The restaurant, staffed by many Italians, serves up an appealing atmosphere alongside its outstanding Italian cuisine. As one reviewer points out, "It’s like being close to Italy," which translates to an unforgettable dining experience that transports you to the heart of Rome.

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Discover best Dining Bar restaurants in Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

Discover the vibrant dining scene in San Francisco's Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness area, where dining bars offer a unique culinary experience that caters to diverse tastes and preferences. These establishments are renowned for their inviting atmospheres, providing the perfect setting for both casual and sophisticated outings. Patrons can expect a mix of local and international flavors, with menus featuring everything from expertly crafted cocktails to gourmet dishes. Each dining bar prides itself on exceptional service, ensuring a memorable dining experience. The area is particularly popular for its lively vibe, making it an ideal spot for both pre-theater drinks and relaxed evenings with friends. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the dining bars in this San Francisco neighborhood promise an enjoyable and fulfilling visit, blending great food with a dynamic social environment.

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