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Diners' Choice: Good for business meals restaurants in San Francisco

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for business meals in San Francisco? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.7
4.7 (1525)
$31 to $50
Italian
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant


We are offering our food and services in a new way, one that safely creates jobs for our employees, and still provides that quintessential experience only Cafe Tiramisu can.
At Café Tiramisu our pasta, and salads as a takeaway experience with authenticity, carefully selected ingredients for maximum taste and freshness to provide healthier options for all of our customers to satisfy vegan, and vegetarian options! ready to be collected or delivered to you.
Remember to save room for one (or more) of our dessert options.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We have dined here twice, at least! The food was excellent, the service impeccable and they make a mean Manhattan! We’ll be back!
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4.7
4.7 (1474)
$31 to $50
Italian
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Voted "2018 Best Overall Restaurant" by SF Bay Guardian readers, Palio is a favorite of downtown denizens looking for the perfect spot to make a deal, travelers who appreciate Michelin rated comfortable dining, and anyone seeking an exceptional group dining or private party venue. A place where historic techniques blend with a contemporary approach, and Michelin rated "comfortable" service personally overseen daily by owner Martino Di Grande.

Palio’s menu (including gluten free and heart healthy options) is a veritable culinary tour of Italy; emphasizing the cooking of different regions as the seasons change. Palio's menu utilizes organic produce from small, local farms as well as sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. The Wine Spectator award winning list has always been exceptional, including a wide range of Italian varietals and California offerings. Full bar.

Top review
SandyRvip
Dined 1 day ago
Best pizza in town! The Italian sausage and the funghi (mushroom) are delicious! The grilled polpo is outstanding and all the homemade pastas are wonderful. We keep going back to this SF downtown gem!
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4.6
4.6 (2317)
$31 to $50
Izakaya
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
5A5 Steak Lounge is reopening as 5A5 Izakaya.

Showcasing Chef Cat Wang’s Asian-inspired Izakaya bites

After graduating from James Beard Award-winning restaurant 'Animal' in Los Angeles, Cat won an episode on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen hosted by Alton Brown. Catch her on Season 15, Episode 3! She travelled throughout Asia, staging at some of 'Asia's 50 Best,' including Nahm, L'Effervescence, and Gaa. In 2017, Cat moved to San Francisco to work at Michelin-starred Kin Khao and later, Akiko's Restaurant. The heart of Cat's food program is to showcase exciting flavors from her worldly travels and to marry them in nuanced, playful ways. Her new izakaya menu features premium A5 Japanese wagyu, fresh local seafood as well as the highest quality seafood flown overnight from the famed Toyosu Market, and the best of California's produce.
Top review
MarySvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Yum yum yum. Innovative dishes with really thoughtful and unique combinations of spices, textures, and ingredients. Drinks are awesome too!
A photo of Credo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1897)
$30 and under
Italian
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Credo is the Latin word for "I believe." We believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, responsibly sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality. Credo opened on Martin Luther King Jr. day in 2010. Our chef, Larry Finn, creates a menu that reflects his deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients, local produce, sustainable seafood and meats, and imported Italian specialty items.
Top review
MichaelH
Dined on May 10, 2024
Great food, great service. Will definitely go there again.
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4.6
4.6 (2146)
$50 and over
Californian
SOMA
About the restaurant
This 3.5 San Francisco Chronicle rated and three year running 1 Michelin Starred Restaurant is a follow up to Mourad Lahlou's Michelin starred Aziza. Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted in the past. Our food pays homage to those roots, showcasing the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco in new ways that harmonize with the fresh, local, artisanal ingredients, and the spirit of innovation of Northern California. Mourad is located in the historic Pacific Bell building in San Francisco’s South of Market and Financial Districts. The contemporary design seamlessly blends the Art Deco building with steel accents for a setting that is both modern and inviting.
Top review
KathleenBvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Excellent service, excellent wine, excellent cocktails, excellent
A photo of Elements Bar at ONE65 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (42)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
One of the city's few upper floor bars, ELEMENTS Bar & Lounge is a sophisticated destination bar serving an extensive range of cocktails, fine wines and whiskies in a luxurious, intimate setting. A special menu designed for the lounge provides a selection of inviting options designed to enjoy with drinks.

Last call for food orders 9:15pm.
Top review
DorresMvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
I love One65. The food and the vibe is awesome. The drinks were amazing. The service is good. Will definitely be back again.
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4.6
4.6 (59)
$30 and under
Modern European
North Beach
About the restaurant
The Red Window that offers dinner, brunch, a Cocktail bar and an event space. Its menu is marked by innovation and intentionality, bringing a touch of modern European cuisine blends the vibrant flavors of Spanish tapas, the rich traditions of Italian cuisine, and the boldness of American culinary influences into a captivating dining experience to the San Francisco dining scene. The Red Window is distinguished by its remarkable Art and Décor, all meticulously crafted by the diligent work of local artists and designers. At the Red Window, dining is an immersive and positive experience that transcends the food on the plate. Whether indulging in brunch or dinner, guests are guaranteed an unparalleled and enjoyable experience.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 8, 2024
I can’t remember our waitresses name but she was amazing and took good care of us. Great food, even better service. I highly recommend this place!
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4.6
4.6 (90)
$30 and under
Dim Sum
SOMA
About the restaurant
A DUMPLING-AND-BEER HOUSE FROM THE ACCLAIMED RESTAURANT TEAM BEHIND SAN FRANCISCO’S MICHELIN-STARRED OMAKASE AND NIKU STEAKHOUSE

THIS MODERN CAL-ASIAN EATERY—WHERE VISITORS CAN WATCH DUMPLINGS BEING MADE FRESH RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES—IS CASUAL, SOCIAL AND FUN.

THE MENU FOCUSES ON FRESHLY-MADE DUMPLINGS IN THE ASIAN TRADITION. THINK LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS, UNIQUE FILLINGS, AND SHAREABLE PLATES.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
No event at Chase Center that day, so it was pretty quiet. I've eaten at their other location (and ordered from them a shocking number of times) and it's as good as ever. They make literally zero things I don't like-- it's all so good! Great with a big group, they have a ton of group seating and then you can order EVERYTHING. Drinks are great too (try the Faerie Fire if you like spicy). A+!
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4.3
4.3 (823)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
Our bar-centric concept plays host to a vivid social scene and creative craft cocktail menu with an emphasis on rare brown spirits. In a prime location perched five floors above the streets of the developing high-tech start-up epicenter in SOMA, Dirty Habit serves as an intimate hideaway for locals seeking inventive offerings and a sociable dining atmosphere, both inside the restaurant and on the spacious, heated outdoor dining room.
Top review
Molovesgreatfood
Dined on May 18, 2024
Food was great! The service was ok, a couple of our items did come out but this was fixed. It’s a very beautiful restaurant. The drinks are pricey!
A photo of The Barrel Room - San Francisco restaurant
4.3
4.3 (282)
$31 to $50
International
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
We're happy to announce that we are reopening! We are now accepting reservations for October 18th, 2022 and beyond.

The Barrel Room offers guests a unique experience with our regionally focused rotating menus. Our menus feature the cuisine, wines, and spirits of regions from around the world, changing each quarter. Our wine list offers our guests small-production, responsibly farmed wines from iconic and influential producers organized into flights or by the glass.

Join us for our current focus: the wines and cuisine of Spain. This menu will be available through October.
Top review
JesBvip
Dined on May 15, 2024
Sent a few team members here for dinner after a business meeting. The food was delicious, the wine was even better :)
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