Diners' Choice: Best Overall Restaurants in San Francisco

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Looking for the best overall restaurants in San Francisco? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

Restaurants:The Salon at Quince, Quince, KUSAKABE
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Financial District / Embarcadero

The Salon at Quince

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
35 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This dinner was truly wonderful at every level. Each person we met each bite we took was amazing. Being invited to have dessert in the kitchen was so nice. Mike the bartender is a Read more
93% recommended
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Quince

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,580 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
The food was interesting/intriguing, certainly more suited to a tasting menu. The wine pairings were also good, but heavily weighted to whites; I would have enjoyed tasting 2 or 3Read more
92% recommended
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KUSAKABE

$$$$·Sushi·
Financial District / Embarcadero
336 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Excellent service and best Omakase I have ever had
97% recommended
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Birdsong

$$$$·American·
SOMA
71 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went their to celebrate my bday and they made it very special for us !
97% recommended
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The Richmond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond District
1,367 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
What a wonderful local spot! The own came out and poured extra glasses of wine, the waiter advised us to take our time and enjoy, the price was incredibly fair but the food was thRead more
98% recommended
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Acquerello

$$$$·Italian·
Russian Hill
2,434 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Simply one of the nicest restaurants in San Francisco. One of the few places left where you can get dressed up and enjoy a quiet meal in a great atmosphere with impeccable serviceRead more
95% recommended
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Baonecci Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
North Beach
741 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful food and excellent service.
98% recommended
Italian in San Francisco Bay Area

Hashiri

$$$$·Japanese·
SOMA
186 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Ken (General Manager) was outsanding. The food and service was impeccable.
91% recommended
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Benu

$$$$·Contemporary American·
SOMA
1,609 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
Splendid, best quail I have ever had. The caviar with egg is extremely tasty.
92% recommended
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Da Flora

$$$$·Italian·
North Beach
158 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
This is my boyfriend’s favorite restaurant soooo for his birthday I had to take him here! I am vegan and he is not but the staff was super accommodating! I am still dreaming of theRead more
96% recommended
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