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

Best American Restaurants in San Francisco

BoulevardBoulevard
(7234)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(3204)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2447)
$$$$
American | Woodside, Peninsula
Ad HocAd Hoc
(6083)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(11)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1913)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(11)
$$$$
American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(1164)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
TownTown
(4754)
$$$$
American | San Carlos, Peninsula
Mustards GrillMustards Grill
(6819)
$$$$
American | Yountville, Wine Country
Farmstead at Long Meadow RanchFarmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
(4354)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country
MarketMarket
(2476)
$$$$
American | St. Helena, Wine Country

Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

AcquerelloAcquerello
(2273)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1222)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2290)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2224)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(938)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1368)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(98)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(114)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - HealdsburgBaci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg
(1895)
$$$$
Italian | Healdsburg, Wine Country
Bistro Don Giovanni -- NapaBistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
(4320)
$$$$
Italian | Napa, Wine Country
Cook St. HelenaCook St. Helena
(223)
$$$$
Italian | St. Helena, Wine Country
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(507)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(472)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco

Popular restaurants in San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(64)
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Japanese | Alameda
Mockingbird
(248)
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Californian | Oakland
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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
282
$$$$
Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
323
$$$$
Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1448
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2360
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
$$$$
Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
546
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1219
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1348
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
743
$$$$
French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1222
$$$$
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
627
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6057
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5869
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
862
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5970
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4971
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9482
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1749
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2290
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10394
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2346
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2302
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7234
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1588
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1708
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3204
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
757
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1118
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
853
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5558
$$$$
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
2346
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2290
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1749
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1035
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
444
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5970
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
413
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
757
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
613
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
853
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9482
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1708
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10394
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
528
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
375
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5970
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6057
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9482
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5869
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10394
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5712
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2346
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7234
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3204
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5558
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

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ANZUANZU
2089 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great food and good service. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
1331 reviews
$$$$
American | Mountain View, Peninsula

Great experience overall! More

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

The food was very good. It is very loud though. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
1977 reviews
$$$$
American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Food was tasty but a bit oily. More

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Il Fornaio - San JoseIl Fornaio - San Jose
3307 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Our server was Marcos. He was very courteous and gave us enough time to decide what to order. He helped me chose a delish Pinot to drink. Our meal was stuffed chicken, it too was delicious. I raved about our experience the next day. I’ll Fornaio is top on my list of places to go in San Jose area. More

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Specials at top restaurants in San Francisco

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Alexander's Steakhouse - SFAlexander's Steakhouse - SF
1801 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | SOMA, San Francisco

I felt very special arriving, being seated, being attended to, everyone helped our table out, it was amazing. My friend was incredibly happy with the experience. It was her birthday! I will be back again! Thank you so much for the great food and wonderful customer service. More

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

This is a very cool, fun place with interesting cocktail, wine and food menus. Also a good value. 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
341 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

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We ate at Revelry with cousins and found every dish delicious. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. We were able to converse and have a leisurely dinner. 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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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sequoia Grove Winery1. Sequoia Grove Winery
31 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
28 reviews
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco

The food was great. They definitely deserve all the praise and the star they received this year. The use of aromatics into the cuisine was very innovative and added to both the ambiance and the food tasting. I think there was a large company part downstairs so the whole staff was pretty busy overall, but I don't feel the service suffered much from it. Highly recommend trying this place out for any foodies out there. More

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

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

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

Great service amazing food. More

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

Great food, wine and chef 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

Paulista Brazilian Kitchen and TaproomPaulista Brazilian Kitchen and Taproom
$$$$
Brazilian | Oakland, East Bay

Paulista is a Brazilian restaurant, cafe, and craft beer taproom on Park Blvd. in the Glenview District of Oakland. We feature a food, craft beer, and wine experience like no other in the Bay Area. From açaí bowls to empanadas, to traditional coxinhas, all alongside amazing local craft beer and wine, we bring the delicious flavors of Brazil to our customers from morning until night.

Our community-centered atmosphere features fast-casual service, where you order at our front counter, sit down at a table, and your food is then brought out to you. We are very family friendly and accept reservations for large parties, as well. We look forward to you joining us!
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The Village Food & Wine CenterThe Village Food & Wine Center
$$$$
American | Napa, Wine Country

At home chefs and food enthusiasts of all levels, welcome! Our expertly-taught Napa cooking and baking classes at The Village Food & Wine Center place the beauty and freshness of Napa Valley into your hands. With classes designed by Chef Vincent Lesage at our Napa cooking school, plus an ongoing calendar of guest chefs and bakers, learning new skills or honing existing ones has never been more delectable at our Napa Valley wine and culinary classes.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

Z & Y Bistro Wine Bar RestaurantZ & Y Bistro Wine Bar Restaurant
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Chinatown, San Francisco

Come visit our new Asian Fusion restaurant in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, located on the same block as the from the original Z & Y Restaurant. Stop by the Bistro and enjoy a variety of regional dishes ranging from yakitori skewers, lanzhou ramen, hot pot, and a selection of the classic Sichuan favorites Z & Y is famous for.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.