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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
9.5
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Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sir and Star at The OlemaSir and Star at The Olema
8.8
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Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
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Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
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Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
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Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
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Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
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Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
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Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
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American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
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Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
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Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(6845)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3022)
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American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
Esin Restaurant and BarEsin Restaurant and Bar
(4344)
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American | Danville, East Bay
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2303)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(5741)
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American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
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American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1793)
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American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(5)
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American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(986)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4491)
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American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6376)
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American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4010)
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American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2271)
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American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2227)
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1098)
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2085)
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Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2166)
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Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(879)
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Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1304)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(78)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(89)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1711)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(3943)
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Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Gioia PizzeriaGioia Pizzeria
(251)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(152)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(453)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(347)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
201 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

We had lunch before a Saturday matinee. Cute place with great food, great service. More

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Zingari Ristorante + Jazz BarZingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar
1475 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Spectacular service and food. People could not have been nicer. More

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Catch - San FranciscoCatch - San Francisco
2405 reviews
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Seafood | Castro, San Francisco

Our waiter was phenomenal and Dee the pianist was amazing! I always go to Catch when I’m in SF! Love it! More

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ANZUANZU
1970 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

We went for dinner and had sushi rolls rather than traditional dinner. Excellent great service More

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MKT Restaurant and BarMKT Restaurant and Bar
962 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The waitress at our table was excellent and we really enjoyed our daughter's birthday. More

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RamblerRambler
339 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The waiter was super friendly. Quick service. Delicious brunch food and drinks. More

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Yucca De LacYucca De Lac
96 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We hosted our friends at one of our favorite places. Boy was it a hit. Normally a restaurant in a shopping center would be average. But we have always had glorious food. Their were 4 of us and we each ordered 2 dishes plus the crab and avocado fried rice. Our friends were amazed at how good everything was and how reasonably priced. Even with a good wine and tip it was - $65 each. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1007 reviews
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Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

Outstanding!!!! More

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Guiso Latin Fusion2. Guiso Latin Fusion
313 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Healdsburg, Wine Country

Guiso is always a fabulous experience! Friendly service and incredible food! We always have such a great dinner when we go here and will continue to dine here! Don’t miss this special spot in Healdsburg, try to call ahead and make a reservation, it’s well worth it! More

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Quince3. Quince
2275 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

One word sums up the total experience- exquisite! More

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Sasaki4. Sasaki
54 reviews
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Japanese | Mission, San Francisco

Easily one of the best meals of my life. There are only 13 seats, all at the counter, so everyone has a front row seat to watch the chef (who is an absolute master of his craft) assemble each piece. Although most dishes are served as a single composed bite, the quantity was more than sufficient, with a huge variety of flavors and textures. We had several opening courses, followed by 14 unique maki, then 2 more savory courses, then a simple and refreshing dessert of yuzu sorbet and hojicha tea. The fish was fresh and flawless (selected by the chef each day - word is he will do his best to accommodate requests if you call ahead). The rice was perfect, one plain and one seasoned in a way I’ve never encountered anywhere else. The chef was quiet but warm, friendly to those who wanted to chat and ask questions and respectful of those who preferred to savor their bites in silence. The omekase (the only option) is expensive at 180/person, but worth the splurge if you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a really memorable dinner. More

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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens5. Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
134 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

Well worth it! The wine, food and service are amazing, a must-do event in Santa Rosa. More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bella SienaBella Siena
$$$$
Italian | Benicia, East Bay

With gorgeous views of the Bay, Bella Siena offers a variety of unique and creative dishes drawn from classic Italian and innovative Californian cuisine. The seasonally influenced menu features fresh salads, savory pastas, hearty meat/seafood entrees and inventive daily specials.More

Big T's Seafood - SunnyvaleBig T's Seafood - Sunnyvale
$$$$
Seafood | Sunnyvale, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Oyster bar, Live Seafood, Fresh Ramen draft Beer & Wine & BarMore

Cultivar San FranciscoCultivar San Francisco
$$$$
Wine Bar | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco

Cultivar San Francisco is an intimate restaurant & wine bar featuring a menu inspired by locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and boutique wines from Napa and Sonoma. The menu complements the hand-crafted wines & beers from our Cultivar Winery and our Cultivar Brewery. Offering unique educational flights and tasting experiences of Cultivar Wine & Caspar Estate.More

Franchettis'Franchettis'
$$$$
Italian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

John and Gesine established Franchettis’ on Mardi Gras of 2016 after leaving their partnership with Rosso Pizzeria, with which they were both chef and owners in, since opening its doors in 2007. Both John and Gesine are classically European trained chefs. The food you will experience is Italian and French inspired and changes with the seasons. Their vision is to be a casual place with high quality food. What is often said: “You just don’t get food like this in a setting like this” is the comments heard the most. They create food from their hearts right to your plate. This is how they like to eat and entertain themselves. Good wines, beer and cocktails will round out your experience. The Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Full service catering, Corporate catering drop offs. The in house event space is perfect for any type of event.More

Le Moose Crepe CafeLe Moose Crepe Cafe
$$$$
Thai | Fremont, East Bay

Unique Fusion of Crepes and Thai Cuisine. Traditional Thai dishes along with savory and dessert crepes.More

Discover San Francisco

Farm-to-table is everywhere now, but it was here first. Just north of San Francisco, the values-forward counties of Marin and Sonoma offer an abundance of sustainably sourced produce. Of course, there’s more to eat in the Bay than leafy greens alone—don’t miss the mainstays like Cioppino (a seafood stew best eaten with thick-cut garlic bread), Mission-style burritos, local oysters and Neapolitan pizza where pizzerias around town war for the ultimate version. The city has long been home to distinct international flavors, so for authentic dim sum, Chinatown tops the charts. The Mission is ablaze with longstanding taquerias, steakhouses and a new wave of artisanal bakeries and coffee houses. And the Fisherman’s Wharf, while touristy, is the spot for Bay caught seafood. From there, we recommend walking to Crissy Field for Golden Gate Bridge gazing and sparkling sunshine.