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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area? 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!

A photo of Hinata Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (180)
$50 and over
Sushi
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
About the restaurant
Hinata is a Sushi Omakase restaurant located in San Francisco's Van Ness district. We use quality ingredients along with authentic techniques to bring the most surprising and innovative Omakase experience to our guest.

We offer a prix fixe sushi menu starting at $85-$125.Our menu will change daily, depending on the season and what is available from the Toyosu Market in Japan. Our full course meal will include 12-18 courses: starter, zensai, nigiri sushi, soup, and dessert.

Please note:
- We only offer a set Omakase tasting menu (each reserved seat must order the Omakase)
- We can not accommodate Vegetarians/Vegans
- We require 24 hour notice for any allergies and dietary restriction modifications
- We are unable to modify the menu on the same day of the reservation
- Please review the CANCELATION/NO-SHOW policy before booking

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
This was my second time going to Hinata and we sat the chef table this time. The food is amazing as always. From the first set to the dessert. Food presentation is very clean. Kyle was our chef and he was super friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely the best omakase in the city in my opinion
A photo of Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (59)
$30 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Gilroy
About the restaurant
At Chama Nativa we serve a Traditional Southern Brazilian Rodízio. Our Prix-Fixe Menu, includes two courses. It provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Prime Meats including beef, chicken, pork and lamb, which we season and carefully fire-roast to expose the natural flavors contained in the meats.

A meal begins with a trip to our gourmet salad bar, featuring an extensive selection of the freshest vegetables as well as a mix of some of the most flavorful composed salads and hot dishes. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized “chip” from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you are ready to be served.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Service was spotty. Meat tenderness and temperatures were inconsistent. Not bad we just thought it would be better.
A photo of Neumanali restaurant
4.7
4.7 (609)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hayward
About the restaurant
Welcome to our beautifully restored Victorian with a contemporary twist. Neumanali opened fifteen years ago and quickly became a neighborhood favorite.

We are open for indoor dining. Patio seating is available. We are not requiring masks for those who have been vaccinated, however, we appreciate your adherence to the state masking requirements for those not vaccinated.

The menu features both fresh and seasonal entrees in addition to a selection of fun and unusual small plates. Perennial favorites are the pan-seared day boat scallops, grilled ribeye and pan seared pork chop. The wine list is a bit eclectic and features smaller, more difficult to find winery selections. Lush garden dining is available now.
Top review
Poipubch
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Never disappoints. Excellent food and a warm quiet atmosphere.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (884)
$30 and under
Japanese
Cupertino
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
TakuM
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was really good! I enjoyed the Edamame starter and all of the beef. Thank you!
A photo of Galpao Gaucho - Walnut Creek restaurant
4.7
4.7 (473)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Walnut Creek
About the restaurant
Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, an authentic Brazilian dining experience.

Serving and preserving the Gaucho’s culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy of grilled meats and fresh salads.
With 17 different cuts of meats, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Hearts of palm, artichoke, sweet beets, asparagus, caprese salad, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of the almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.
Side dishes like garlic mashed potatoes, caramelized bananas, traditional rice and black beans, are a perfect complement to the true Southern Brazilian menu.

Whether you are visiting us for happy hour, a business dinner, a family gathering or a special occasion, we invite you to join us for a unique culinary experience at Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse.
Top review
FrequentDiner
Dined on May 26, 2024
My go to if you are looking for a Brazilian churrascaria near Walnut Creek. Everything is great but Gabby, the manager(?) is a complete standout and always makes sure we are well taken care of.
A photo of La Société Bar & Café restaurant
4.7
4.7 (20)
$31 to $50
French
SOMA
About the restaurant
Upscale yet casual, La Société is a gathering place for a delicious meal, craft cocktails and attentive hospitality for hotel guests, epicureans and business professionals alike looking for the warmth of a charming neighborhood restaurant with a timeless, yet buzzy atmosphere and globally influenced cuisine.
Top review
RyanP
Dined on May 24, 2024
Delicious food, excellent service, pleasant atmosphere. Also they said they could accommodate gluten free requests, which bodes well for my next visit with a loved one.
A photo of Rancho Cantina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6)
$30 and under
Mexican
Lafayette
About the restaurant
Rancho Cantina is a Mexican restaurant serving traditional cuisines with a dash of contemporary flavors. The restaurant has a chic and stylish yet elegant interior with warm ambience and comfortable furnishings. The place is good for dinner and offers a casual dining space to hang out with friends or family. Rancho Cantina has a full alcohol bar and offers outdoor seating for a refreshing experience. Television and free Wi-Fi are also available here. Rancho Cantina is known to be serving delectable Mexican cuisine varieties. Some of the popular choices at the restaurant include chicken taco, cheese quesadilla, guacamole, steamed mussels, carne asada, adobe brick chicken, fish tacos, vegetarian quesadilla, enchilada variety and grilled chicken. The restaurant also serves scrumptious desserts, appetizers, salads and sides.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
The chips and salsa were delicious, entree was very flavorful and the service was great. Under new management and now has better hours and open for lunch. This restaurant will soon be the “go to” Mexican food restaurant!
A photo of Show de Carnes Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (53)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Sausalito
About the restaurant
Bringing the national barbecue of Brazil, where the meat has been raised to the level of art.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Everything was great , the only problem is that we had a reservation at 7:30, but had to wait 45 minutes to be seated, I also heard someone say they didn’t have a reservation and got seated before us.
A photo of Campagne One Main restaurant
4.5
4.5 (190)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Los Altos
About the restaurant
A charming bistro finished with 200-year-old timbers, a period French fireplace, Beaumaniere limestone floors, re-polished antiques, and designer selected Napoleon treasures.
Top review
StanBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service, environment, food. A real gem. Love to come!
A photo of Berevino Italian Pub - Dublin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (56)
$31 to $50
Italian
Dublin
About the restaurant
Berevino "Drinking Wine" restaurant in the heart of Dublin. Our passion is rustic old world Italian cuisine using the most freshest local ingredients. Our wine menu focuses on local & Italian Grapes to compliment our delicious homemade sauces and dishes. Our beautiful interior and courtyard will make you feel like you are in Tuscan village trattoria.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
the food was OK and the service was OK. Nothing was bad, just not great either.
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