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Best American Restaurants in Hayes Valley

Bistro 10UNBistro 10UN
(146)
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Black CatBlack Cat
(333)
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sauce: GoughSauce: Gough
(2305)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Dobbs Ferry RestaurantDobbs Ferry Restaurant
(1610)
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Noir LoungeNoir Lounge
(65)
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Dirty Water Restaurant & BarDirty Water Restaurant & Bar
(227)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Max's Opera CafeMax's Opera Cafe
(1089)
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
(6722)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
(2966)
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American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(10)
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American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1758)
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American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Barrel Head BrewhouseBarrel Head Brewhouse
(2)
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American | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
TrestleTrestle
(920)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
(2168)
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American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
(2126)
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American | North Beach, San Francisco
Michael Mina – San FranciscoMichael Mina – San Francisco
(2558)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Stones ThrowStones Throw
(714)
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American | Russian Hill, San Francisco
BIXBIX
(2993)
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CauswellsCauswells
(251)
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American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Perry's Union StreetPerry's Union Street
(223)
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American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Original Joe's - San FranciscoOriginal Joe's - San Francisco
(1904)
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
(422)
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American | Mission, San Francisco

Best Italian Restaurants in Hayes Valley

Il BorgoIl Borgo
(330)
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Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
AcquerelloAcquerello
(2206)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(1055)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
(2010)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2142)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(861)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1278)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Da FloraDa Flora
(69)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(84)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Gioia PizzeriaGioia Pizzeria
(241)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(441)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
FiorellaFiorella
(302)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond District, San Francisco
Trattoria ContadinaTrattoria Contadina
(2524)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
(1704)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Lupa TrattoriaLupa Trattoria
(578)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
CapanninaCapannina
(1657)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco

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Hayes Valley Restaurants

House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
8617 reviews
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Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Great food! Great staff a real San Francisco must do! More

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Rich TableRich Table
1395 reviews
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

this was a wonderful meal as usual. the asparagus appetizer was some of the best asparagus we have ever eaten. Kudos also goes to the chocolate pannacotta. the service was appropriately attentive and helpful. And we were out in plenty of time for our 7:30 show. this is a cozy, not stuffy, Michelin one star More

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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5452 reviews
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Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

It was for my friend's B'day. She loved it and told to her husband. Now he wants to come. More

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Dispensa Italian Charcoal KitchenDispensa Italian Charcoal Kitchen
16 reviews
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Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Incredible service and Italian wine knowledge. Food was great across the board. More

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NightbirdNightbird
227 reviews
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

This is a set menu, 5 course meal restaurant so if you want choice this is not for you. If you’re open to a gourmet menu and high quality food then you’ll love it. We were not aware of the structure before we arrived and thought 5 courses at $125pp was too much and they accommodated us with a shift to 3 courses at $75pp. Service was top notch and the relatively small space has a nice ambience with tables reasonably spaced. More

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CalaCala
176 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Really fun sharing menu - grilled oysters, trout tostada and rockfish a la plancha were amazing. Highly recommend. Our waitress provided stellar service, great recommendations and was so pleasant. More

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PLAJPLAJ
1633 reviews
$$$$
Scandinavian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Food was unbelievable - so nice to have this type of cuisine. Food was plated beautifully. Gravlax was outstanding - even had a Beet Juice cocktail. Highly recommended! More

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Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1510 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

I love this place. The food, the service, the interior, everything was great. I love to go back there again. More

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The RiddlerThe Riddler
21 reviews
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Wine Bar | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Very cute little place. Service and cheese board was good. More

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Otoro SushiOtoro Sushi
479 reviews
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Japanese | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

super fresh, creative sushi, great atmosphere, friendly host More

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Noir LoungeNoir Lounge
65 reviews
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

A delightful evening. A cozy jazz themed bar/restaurant. A menu full of interesting dishes, that are well prepared and served by a staff that was attentive and thoroughly delightful. The dishes seemed to be more of the small plate variety, rather than big heavy entrees. My wife and I had a good time picking out a variety and sharing. Also, be sure and look at some of their specialty drinks....they are worth it. We will go back. More

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

really enjoyed our trip to Revelry! The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and the overall ambience was perfect. Will definitely be returning! More

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Izakaya RokuIzakaya Roku
53 reviews
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Japanese | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Great meal! More

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Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5379 reviews
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French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Had such a wonderful time! Oziel was a top-notch server who was very knowledgeable about wine and also courteous. Being both attentive but yet not dominating your experience made me want to go back to absinthe soon. More

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Black CatBlack Cat
333 reviews
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

A great place to have a nice conversation but also enjoy the live music and atmosphere More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San FranciscoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
2460 reviews
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Steakhouse | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

The service was great as well as the steaks!! 😛😛😛😛 Good night out with great friends!!! More

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Bistro 10UNBistro 10UN
146 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Because this is the restaurant of the Culinary Institute, the service can be a bit shaky. The host was kind enough to let us know that the restaurant would be closed for a while during the upcoming spring break which was nice of him. The dishes are not always quite as described on the menu but they are always good. One person that I ate with thought there should be more vegetarian choices on the menu. For good cuisine, though, this is the best deal in town. More

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JardiniereJardiniere
4611 reviews
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French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Our waiter Scott was fabulous! He was super attentive & very nice. Our food was so delicious service was very fast. my boyfriend and I had a wonderful anniversary here More

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Mela Tandoori KitchenMela Tandoori Kitchen
339 reviews
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Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

The service staff seems to be getting more attentive. More

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Little GemLittle Gem
349 reviews
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Service was very respectful of us needing to finish in time for our even at the Jazz Center. Salmon tartar was so good that I ordered two and nearly ordered a third for dessert. Instead, I went for the lemon custard dessert, as was recommended by a chocolate loving server, and it was simply divine. Perfect end to a light meal before the show. More

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Minas Brazilian RestaurantMinas Brazilian Restaurant
624 reviews
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Brazilian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Everything was excellent! The food is amazing! Wonderful experience! More

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Hayes Street GrillHayes Street Grill
2220 reviews
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Seafood | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

A great eve with great food with great company! Visually good and tasted even better. (a little heavy on the amount of salad dressing- but delicious). Wonderful bar tender! More

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August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
591 reviews
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Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

They added an automatic 20% tip to our party of five. I didn't expect it because we were only a party of five so I didn't notice it and left 20% tip on the total that was including the automatic gratuity. It was a large bill to begin with so I thought that was shady, but its my fault because I didn't check before paying. More

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Alamo Square Seafood GrillAlamo Square Seafood Grill
1126 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food, goid service, wonderful neighborhood feel. More

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CorridorCorridor
414 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

We stopped here before seeing a show at the Bill Graham Auditorium. This spot is conveniently located near a ton of venues and the food did not disappoint. The monkey bread is on the 7x7 Big Eats list, so we had to try this place out. We arrived during happy hour and the nice thing about this place is that you can enjoy happy hour drink prices even in the dining room. Our server was super friendly, attentive and thoughtful. He asked us, first thing, if we had any food-allergies and my man-friend said he really doesn't like onions. For the rest of the meal, we didn't have to ask for no onions (we actually forgot to, he usually eats around them) and every dish that came out had the onions removed and the guy who brought the food would make a joke about having added extra onions. We ordered 2 glasses of wine and the monkey bread while we looked over the menu and decided what to order. The monkey bread was soo good, worth every bite and the two toppings were just amazing together. We also ordered the spicy meatballs - not that spicy, and I am a wimp when it comes to spicy, the little gems salad (one complaint was that the avocados were a little under-ripe, but they tasted good, just too hard to cut with just your fork, and the calamari misto. All items were on the starters list. The portion sizes were very plentiful, for being starters, good bang for the buck. Between the two of us, we didn't even eat everything! I would definitely go back and try some of the other dishes on their entree list and I will definitely go back more hungry! More

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Kaya SFKaya SF
49 reviews
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Jamaican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Great cocktails, huge rum list and fun vibe. The Crispy Skin Salmon was perfectly cooked - tender salmon, extra crispy skin and amazing well-balanced spicy flavor. I wish I lived in SF so I could visit more often! More

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B-SideB-Side
100 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Love this place! Ate here pre-show & had a great dinner w friends. It's very open & attractive setting, great for people-watching. Ate in comfy bar area on a leather couch. Small plates which were all very well-prepared & tasty. Flawless cocktails. Great waitress who boxed up leftovers & stored for me to pick up post-concert. Now THAT is a class act in & of itself, Rebecca Fantastic service on all levels. Will be back soon w more friends to introduce. More

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FarmerBrownFarmerBrown
2557 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Amazing brunch! Love this place More

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Cadillac Bar & GrillCadillac Bar & Grill
306 reviews
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Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Fun and festive atmosphere with very good food! More

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Dirty Water Restaurant & BarDirty Water Restaurant & Bar
227 reviews
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

We were running to concert and they met every need with amazing food, the brussel sprouts were to die for! made it to our show in time... perfect night! More

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Dobbs Ferry RestaurantDobbs Ferry Restaurant
1610 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Very nice place. Excellent food and cocktails. More

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Sauce: GoughSauce: Gough
2305 reviews
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American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Brought a large group for an early supper. Service was great! Food was DELICIOUS!!! There were 12 of us, and everyone LOVED their entrée! A few tried the Salmon, some the Fish -- I had the Stroganoff (WOW!!!) Try the Mushroom Fries -- such a delicacy! Located just a couple of blocks away from War Memorial. Quaint, charming, and GREAT FOOD!!! More

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

We went there before a show at SF Jazz. The waiter was careful to make sure we made it to the performance on time. Attentive service and good food. The Iberico jamon was perfect. Barcino is on my list of favorites for a pre-performance meal. More

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Il BorgoIl Borgo
330 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

a nice surprise. Great service. Food was good and prices were great. I would go there again. More

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Hazel Southern Bar & KitchenHazel Southern Bar & Kitchen
154 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

It was a good evening, tasty food friendly atmosphere and affordable for a nice evening I will go again. More

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Spice of AmericaSpice of America
7 reviews
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Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

This new restaurant has attractive, modern decor, widely spaced tables, soft lovely music, and graceful, very pleasant service. The main attraction, however, is the food. Two of us together ordered 2 main dishes and one starter, plus lemon-jasmine rice and naan, and everything was really excellent. It seemed like a fusion between familiar Indian food and inventive high cuisine, with food in a similar vein to Rasika in Washington DC or August(1)Five in SF: Indian spices and preparation, but dishes different from anything I have ever had in other Indian restaurants, beautifully and imaginatively served. For example, the fried cauliflower dish (woderful sesoning in the breading or applied underneath the breading) had little flags of thin-slice raw cauliflower florets as a flavorful decoration, on top of a seasoned rice-chick-pea bed formed into a wide cylinder. I hope it remains a quiet place for relaxed dining on great food as it becomes successful. More

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Cafe at the OperaCafe at the Opera
1209 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Good place to eat before the performance at the Opera House. Good food and ambiance. Extremely good staff and service. More

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Max's Opera CafeMax's Opera Cafe
1089 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

We were seated promptly, and the food was good and all delivered at the same time. More

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272 Soluna Cafe & Lounge272 Soluna Cafe & Lounge
1632 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Very good food, comfortable, quiet ambience, near the symphony. More

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Market Street GrillMarket Street Grill
1974 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Fantastic service. Always quality food!! More

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Eden Silk Road- San FranciscoEden Silk Road- San Francisco
15 reviews
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Asian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Good Chinese food in all. Very tasty, and waiters are friendly. More

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BCC barBCC bar
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Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Specializing in Salumi, formaggi, and Seafood with a modern, molecular gastronomy approach. BCC bar is the brainchild of East Coast Chef Daniel "Rocky" Bellinger, and owner Jason Michael Paul.

BCC is a Beer and Wine bar with premium and unusual selections that are casually priced to make it fitting as your daily destination.More

Hayes Valley Diners' Choice Winners

Hayes Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
8617 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Great food! Great staff a real San Francisco must do! More

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Rich TableRich Table
1395 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

this was a wonderful meal as usual. the asparagus appetizer was some of the best asparagus we have ever eaten. Kudos also goes to the chocolate pannacotta. the service was appropriately attentive and helpful. And we were out in plenty of time for our 7:30 show. this is a cozy, not stuffy, Michelin one star More

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NightbirdNightbird
227 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

This is a set menu, 5 course meal restaurant so if you want choice this is not for you. If you’re open to a gourmet menu and high quality food then you’ll love it. We were not aware of the structure before we arrived and thought 5 courses at $125pp was too much and they accommodated us with a shift to 3 courses at $75pp. Service was top notch and the relatively small space has a nice ambience with tables reasonably spaced. More

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Noir LoungeNoir Lounge
65 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

A delightful evening. A cozy jazz themed bar/restaurant. A menu full of interesting dishes, that are well prepared and served by a staff that was attentive and thoroughly delightful. The dishes seemed to be more of the small plate variety, rather than big heavy entrees. My wife and I had a good time picking out a variety and sharing. Also, be sure and look at some of their specialty drinks....they are worth it. We will go back. More

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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5452 reviews
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

It was for my friend's B'day. She loved it and told to her husband. Now he wants to come. More

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The RiddlerThe Riddler
21 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Very cute little place. Service and cheese board was good. More

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Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1510 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

I love this place. The food, the service, the interior, everything was great. I love to go back there again. More

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CalaCala
176 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Really fun sharing menu - grilled oysters, trout tostada and rockfish a la plancha were amazing. Highly recommend. Our waitress provided stellar service, great recommendations and was so pleasant. More

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PLAJPLAJ
1633 reviews
$$$$
Scandinavian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Food was unbelievable - so nice to have this type of cuisine. Food was plated beautifully. Gravlax was outstanding - even had a Beet Juice cocktail. Highly recommended! More

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

really enjoyed our trip to Revelry! The service was wonderful, the food was delicious and the overall ambience was perfect. Will definitely be returning! More

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