The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
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
$$$$
Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
$$$$
Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
$$$$
Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(7218)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3197)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2446)
$$$$
American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(6076)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1911)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
$$$$
American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1159)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4747)
$$$$
American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6814)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4351)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2472)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2272)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1219)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2285)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2222)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(938)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1367)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(97)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(114)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1891)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4313)
$$$$
Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(223)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(505)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(470)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

Popular restaurants in San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(61)
$$$$
Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
279
$$$$
Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
323
$$$$
Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1447
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2356
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
545
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1218
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1347
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
737
$$$$
French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1219
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
625
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American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6047
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5865
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
860
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5962
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4966
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9463
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1747
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2285
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10382
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2343
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2299
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7218
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1586
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1702
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3197
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
756
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1116
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
847
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5546
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MarloweMarlowe
2343
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2285
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1747
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1033
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
442
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5962
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
411
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
756
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
611
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
847
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9463
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1702
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10382
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
525
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
374
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5962
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6047
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9463
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5865
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10382
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5704
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2343
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7218
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3197
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5546
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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ANZUANZU
2086 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Our pre-theatre dinner on a weekend in December where half our group arrived late was handled seamlessly by the attentive staff. Our meals arrived quickly, hot, and delicious. We were able to finish our meal and pay the check in plenty of time to make our curtain. Kudos to the front and kitchen staff for their professionalism and courtesy. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1327 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

We had an exceptional server. More

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

Phenomenal seafood paella. Great experience overall More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1976 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

server was a bit slow to check on us. place was empty. food was good and clean tasting. More

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Il Fornaio - San JoseIl Fornaio - San Jose
3299 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Perfect for date night and any special occasion. After a longgggg time we finally found authentic Italian food in the South Bay Area. The servers are really nice and are more than happy to make any adjustments or changes to cater to your preferences when it comes to entrees More

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BarcinoBarcino
339 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Great food with pleasant ambience. Staff is friendly and is a great restaurant for a pre theatre meal! More

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ALX GastropubALX Gastropub
50 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

We're big fans of Alexander Steak House. When we heard their offshoot ALX Gastropub was opening we went there on our next trip to SF. We were not disappointed! The food was spectacular. The service was perfect. The decor was modern and light. We were happy to be there and left discussing when we could come back. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
339 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

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We thoroughly enjoyed our pre performance dinner. Food and service are top notch More

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Level IIILevel III
374 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food and service More

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Pa'ina Restaurant and BarPa'ina Restaurant and Bar
57 reviews
$$$$
Hawaiian | Japantown, San Francisco

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Great variety of food and so delicious! We loved it. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sequoia Grove Winery1. Sequoia Grove Winery
30 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Napa, Wine Country

Awesome experience hosted by Lisa. I gladly give her 5+ stars. Informative and warm presentation. The food parings were perfect. Kudos also to the chef. Both ladies are assets to be treasured by your organization. More

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Birdsong2. Birdsong
27 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

Hands down one of the very best meals of my life. This is the revelatory experience I'm always hoping but rarely achieving to find when trying a new fine dining restaurant. All sixteen dishes were gems and tasted even better than we could have expected. They are polished and refined, but even more delicious than they are beautiful. Strong bold flavors, a commitment to rich and fatty flavors without being overly heavy and providing many really distinctive dishes and tastes. The restaurant was warm and inviting, very well lit (which is great for seeing and taking photos of the dishes) and I really adored our waiter who was great to talk to and provided tons of valuable context. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant and look forward to returning. More

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Guiso Latin Fusion3. Guiso Latin Fusion
424 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Healdsburg, Wine Country

Exceptional. Everything was so good and Valerie is charming. More

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Kenzo Napa4. Kenzo Napa
140 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Napa, Wine Country

Chefs and wait staffwerevery knowledgeable and personable. Food was all Japanese ingredients and tasted fresh and high quality. We have been to Japan and the flavor we tasted at kenzo was only matched by that of Japan. More

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Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery5. Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery
438 reviews
$$$$
Winery | Kenwood, Wine Country

It was a good place to try new wines pair with foods to bring out all flavors. More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
AlbatrossAlbatross
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Danville, East Bay

Farm to Table Contemporary Global Cuisine brought to you by some of the best in culinary and hospitality.More

Four Corners Pizza & PastaFour Corners Pizza & Pasta
$$$$
Pizzeria | Pinole, East Bay

Four Corner’s Pizza and Pasta is a locally owned and operated family restaurant. If you haven’t experienced our great food, come in and find out what you’ve been missing!More

Lovessy Asian Fusion and Souffles BistroLovessy Asian Fusion and Souffles Bistro
$$$$
French | Richmond District, San Francisco

In a space decked out in pale wood and Edison light bulbs, Lovessy serves a variety of French-Asian Fusion fare, like duck breast with passion fruit sauce, lamb chop with black truffle sauce, ribeye with burnt miso and most notably 10 different soufflés for dessert.More

MOG Boss Kitchen @ Capo CreekMOG Boss Kitchen @ Capo Creek
$$$$
Winery | Healdsburg, Wine Country

The newest winery/tasting room in beautiful Dry Creek Valley is by appointment only. Capo Creek offers delicious 5 course food and wine pairings showcasing the wines of the Rhone Valley, Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernets. Come experience the unexpected.More

Yanagi Sushi & Grill - DublinYanagi Sushi & Grill - Dublin
$$$$
Japanese | Dublin, East Bay

At Yanagi Dublin, diners can experience the sizzle of steak or seafood, masterfully grilled before your eyes at one of our six teppan tables, or watch our sushi chefs prepare Yanagi’s gorgeous sushi rolls behind our glittering sushi bar. (Most nights you’ll find our renowned founding chef, Jay Chung, preparing his award-winning specialties here.) Spaciously designed with an open layout, our restaurant gives diners a view of the excitement from any vantage point. With large tables for families and booths for a more intimate dining experience, Yanagi is a destination for all aficionados of the finest Japanese cuisine.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.