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Award-winning Restaurants in San Francisco

From MICHELIN Guide star recipients to James Beard Award winners, book the best of the best and head to these critically-acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco to see what all the buzz is about.

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36 Restaurants
Updated May 03, 2022
Restaurants:A16 - San Francisco, Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino, All Spice – San Mateo
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, Cupertino, San Mateo
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A16 - San Francisco

$$$$
Italian
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.4
4475 reviews
Great place and a truly excellent experience.

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Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cupertino
4.7
2999 reviews
Great food great service !

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All Spice – San Mateo

$$$$
Californian
San Mateo
4.9
1084 reviews
Always a great time. Food is excellent and made with attention to detail.

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

$$$$
Californian
Carmel
4.8
1221 reviews
Finished our week-long trip to NorCal with an early dinner here and had nothing short of an amazing meal. Worth the michelin star for sure

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Barndiva

$$$$
Contemporary American
Healdsburg
4.4
3018 reviews
Was able to score a lovely table in the garden for brunch. The food was delish!

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Bistro Jeanty

$$$$
French
Yountville
4.8
9079 reviews
We have been visiting this restaurant since it opened. It never dissapoints!

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Boulevard

$$$$
Californian
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.8
8150 reviews
Lovely meal - it’s changed to a set menu to choose 3 courses from for $98 per person. Was lovely and delicious and service spot on as always.

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Chez TJ

$$$$
Contemporary French
Mountain View
4.5
1365 reviews
Great food and wine, and fabulous service. Very pricey though.

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Dining at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

$$$$
Californian
Sonoma
4.5
1492 reviews
The food is very tasty and our server was ACES - loved her. The only tiny scruple was the maitre d'h, who was quite reluctant to seat us a few minutes before our reservation even though there were almost no one at the tables. Her point is that the servers were busy, so we should stand around for 10 minutes instead of waiting SEATED at the table. Management should review this policy. I often feel that the person doing the seating revels in her tiny bit of power to inconvenience.

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Dio Deka

$$$$
Greek
Los Gatos
4.7
2749 reviews
Very good greek food. Very good service and nice ambiance

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Dry Creek Kitchen

$$$$
American
Healdsburg
4.6
2931 reviews
Would have liked our server to be able to go off script a bit more, but still it was wonderful.

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Eight Tables by George Chen

$$$$
Chinese
Chinatown
4.7
229 reviews
Dining at Eight Tables is an experience that stimulates all of the senses. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Staff are welcoming and informed. Each dish was expertly prepared and presented. Do not miss the opportunity to dine here.

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Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

$$$$
Greek
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.6
101 reviews
The food was beautifully presented and tasted fine. We noticed some inconsistencies between our dishes and the pictures posted by other customers. Between the two of us, we ordered two appetizers, two entrées, one dessert and four glasses of wine. The prawns (3 in the appetizer) were cooked perfectly. The grilled octopus, albeit small, had good texture. Unfortunately, the b’echmal sauce of the mushroom moussaka was broken and oily, and the braised lamb shank was just ok. Overall we enjoyed the service but it’s not really a $300+ meal.

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Hashiri

$$$$
Japanese
SOMA
4.7
187 reviews
Ken (General Manager) was outsanding. The food and service was impeccable.

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Kenzo Napa

$$$$
Japanese
Napa
4.9
307 reviews
An incredible, authentic, and delicious experience.

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KUSAKABE

$$$$
Sushi
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.8
343 reviews
Undoubtedly the best restaurant in San Francisco, not just Sushi. Also the third service beats any Michelin star restaurants.

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La Costanera

$$$$
Peruvian
Half Moon Bay
4.5
3316 reviews
We really enjoyed this place.

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Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

$$$$
Contemporary American
SOMA
4.6
1797 reviews
Always good to go back. There is a new chef who started Friday. Looking forward to seeing his new menu

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Maruya

$$$$
Japanese
Mission District
4.6
274 reviews
Best dinner of my life! The server and chef were both very nice. It was a perfect birthday gift for my wife!

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Murray Circle

$$$$
Californian
Sausalito
4.4
4179 reviews
Very good food, wonderful birthday dessert and terrific waiter, Albert!

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Nightbird

$$$$
Californian
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.8
573 reviews
Amazing, top 3 meals I’ve ever had in San Fran

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Niku Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
SOMA
4.8
196 reviews
Food was excellent and so was the service. Would definitely recommend! Best steak I’ve ever had!

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O' by Claude Le Tohic

$$$$
Contemporary French
Downtown / Union Square
4.8
174 reviews
Awesome and delicious food and wine. Great presentations, friendly services.

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Octavia

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pacific Heights
4.7
2044 reviews
Amazing service and food. The corn lasagna and sea bass were delicious as well as the desserts.

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One Market Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.5
4100 reviews
We had a very nice pre-concert dinner. My halibut was exceptional. My wife had the prime rib, which she assessed as "OK". Be aware that Apple's Map will take you to Spear Street to get to this restaurant. Do not follow it. The restaurant entrance is where it has always been at 1 Market.

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Selby's

$$$$
Continental
Menlo Park
4.6
471 reviews
Could have been sat at a better table but we were hungry

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Solbar - Solage Calistoga

$$$$
Californian
Calistoga
4.7
3273 reviews
We enjoyed a very good lunch. The food was well prepared and tasty. The butterscotch pudding was exceptional

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Spruce

$$$$
Contemporary American
Presidio Heights
4.8
4439 reviews
Wonderful SF restaurant. Kind, attentive service, that is not pretentious. Excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented.

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State Bird Provisions

$$$$
Californian
Western Addition
4.7
2152 reviews
Wonderful restaurant. So glad I had a chance to experience the dim sum-style service — what a delight!

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Sushi Ran

$$$$
Sushi
Sausalito
4.8
1851 reviews
Sushi Ran has been my favorite restaurant since I moved to Marin County 25+ years ago. My wife, who is highly allergic to fish and shellfish, also raves about the few non-fish items on the menu. Service is great and nothing about it is pretentious.

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Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Bodega Bay
4.9
1955 reviews
We were on vacation. This is such a wonderful restaurant. Great service and food.

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The Progress

$$$$
Contemporary American
Western Addition
4.9
1664 reviews
Their food is inventive and amazing

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The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$
French
Rutherford
4.8
4077 reviews
The views!!! AmaZing!! The staff is friendly and helpful. The food was exceptional. I will be coming back for sure!!

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The Village Pub

$$$$
American
Woodside
4.8
3301 reviews
Five Star!

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Wako Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Richmond District
4.8
630 reviews
Both the food and staff were wonderful. Some very unique and delightful dishes

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Zuni Cafe

$$$$
Modern European
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.6
6730 reviews
Chicken fabulous as always!

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