Discover Trending Restaurants in San Francisco

A city known for its creativity, San Francisco is just as much a culinary innovation hub as it is an artistic mecca and center of the digital age. With the bounty of the Northern California wine country and central valley close by, and a strong influence from both Asia and Latin America, the City by the Bay has always been a trendsetter for global cuisine. The best restaurants in San Francisco run the gamut from well-known and world-famous to hidden holes in the wall that are kept secret by locals. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Find everything from neighborhood bistros to Hong-Kong-style dining palaces, historic oyster bars to the best fusion cuisine in the country—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. So get on board the culinary cable car and check out the trendy restaurants in San Francisco right now.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Morimoto - Napa, Corridor, Wood Tavern
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Neighborhoods:Napa, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco Bay Area
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

A Zen-inspired dining room located right on Main Street in the town of Napa, the heart of California’s legendary wine region, Morimoto is an East meets West hot spot of international renown. Both sush...

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Most Booked in Wine Country
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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
829 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine

Located right on the Highway 101 “corridor,” this casual but stylish bar and restaurant also specializes in modern California comfort food. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serving gourmet ca...

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Wood Tavern

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
San Francisco Bay Area
2,517 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

Serving “sustainable Californian fare” out of their Rockridge District Oakland eatery, Wood Tavern is one of the culinary superstars of the East Bay dining scene. Appetizers come straight from the che...

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Trestle

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Located right downtown in the Jackson Square area, Trestle is a New American restaurant that does a daily price fixe menu that draws the after-work crowd in droves. The three-course meal is heavily ba...

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American in San Francisco
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Wayfare Tavern

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,428 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Styling itself after a traditional British pub and serving specials based on fare that was popular at the turn of the 20th century, the Warfare Tavern is a decidedly Old World eatery in the heart of t...

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Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Pacific Heights
1,100 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual

A staple of the Pacific Heights dining scene since 1985, the Jackson Fillmore Trattoria is a true San Francisco neighborhood landmark restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. House specials inc...

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Neighborhood Gem in San Francisco

Spruce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Presidio Heights
4,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Situated in the mostly residential Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, Spruce is a culinary treasure well worth tracking down and visiting. With multiple awards for both food and wine, the...

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Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area
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Boulevard

$$$$·Californian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
8,122 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Located right on the San Francisco Embarcadero and sporting excellent views out over the bay, Boulevard is housed in a historic building with elegant details and a large warm “old school” style dining...

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Lolinda

$$$$·Argentinean·
Mission District
2,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

California and Argentina have a lot in common and the best of both New World culinary traditions shines through at Lolinda, a steakhouse located in San Francisco’s Mission District that has been racki...

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Nopa - San Francisco

$$$$·Californian·
North Panhandle / USF
2,672 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

A bright and airy neighborhood gathering place named after the “North of the Panhandle Area” of San Francisco, Nopa does seasonally based fare created from local California sources. From mushroom toas...

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Californian in San Francisco Bay Area
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Kokkari Estiatorio

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Financial District / Embarcadero
7,258 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Because Northern California has a distinctly Mediterranean climate, many of the Old World staples like wine, olives, and cheese are a part of the local cuisine here. At Kokkari, these local ingredient...

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Mediterranean in San Francisco Bay Area
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Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

Founded in 1979, Zuni Café is a mid-Market Street institution that has in many ways defined California cuisine and been a trendsetter for decades. Winner of a James Beard award for “Outstanding Restau...

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HK Lounge Bistro

$$$$·Chinese·
Richmond District
552 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

San Francisco is famous for its dim sum offerings, but to really try the best the city has to offer, ditching Chinatown and heading out to the Richmond District may be in order. At Hong Kong Lounge II...

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