Best American Restaurants in Hayes Valley

Black CatBlack Cat
(276)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 27 times today
Dobbs Ferry RestaurantDobbs Ferry Restaurant
(1501)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 39 times today
Bistro 10UNBistro 10UN
(137)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today
Alta CAAlta CA
(629)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 18 times today
Sauce: GoughSauce: Gough
(2249)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 13 times today
Noir LoungeNoir Lounge
(57)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today
Dirty Water Restaurant & BarDirty Water Restaurant & Bar
(199)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 20 times today
Max's Opera CafeMax's Opera Cafe
(992)
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 58 times today
SpruceSpruce
(2814)
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
Booked 83 times today
BoulevardBoulevard
(6466)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 107 times today
Firefly RestaurantFirefly Restaurant
(1665)
$$$$
American | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Booked 51 times today
Balboa Cafe - SFBalboa Cafe - SF
(7)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today
TrestleTrestle
(825)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 50 times today
CauswellsCauswells
(231)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Booked 19 times today
MarloweMarlowe
(2075)
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Booked 92 times today
Park TavernPark Tavern
(2019)
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
Booked 63 times today
BIXBIX
(2878)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 30 times today
Perry's Union StreetPerry's Union Street
(187)
$$$$
American | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Booked 28 times today
Stones ThrowStones Throw
(663)
$$$$
American | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Booked 39 times today
Michael Mina – San FranciscoMichael Mina – San Francisco
(2463)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 53 times today
Original Joe's - San FranciscoOriginal Joe's - San Francisco
(1737)
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
Booked 44 times today
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
(316)
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
Booked 72 times today
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
(4376)
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 110 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Hayes Valley

Il BorgoIl Borgo
(303)
$$$$
Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today
Caffe Delle StelleCaffe Delle Stelle
(366)
$$$$
Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 11 times today
AcquerelloAcquerello
(2180)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Booked 11 times today
CotognaCotogna
(1868)
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Booked 58 times today
Jackson Fillmore TrattoriaJackson Fillmore Trattoria
(826)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Booked 20 times today
Seven HillsSeven Hills
(969)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today
La CicciaLa Ciccia
(2098)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Booked 33 times today
Ristorante MilanoRistorante Milano
(1230)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Booked 27 times today
Gioia PizzeriaGioia Pizzeria
(229)
$$$$
Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco
Booked 21 times today
Locanda Osteria & BarLocanda Osteria & Bar
(67)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Booked 15 times today
Da FloraDa Flora
(54)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today
Pane e Vino TrattoriaPane e Vino Trattoria
(406)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Booked 27 times today
SocialeSociale
(1548)
$$$$
Italian | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
Booked 30 times today
Trattoria ContadinaTrattoria Contadina
(2408)
$$$$
Italian | North Beach, San Francisco
Booked 33 times today
CapanninaCapannina
(1599)
$$$$
Italian | Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, San Francisco
Booked 29 times today
Lupa TrattoriaLupa Trattoria
(541)
$$$$
Italian | Noe Valley, San Francisco
Booked 24 times today
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
(1614)
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Booked 46 times today

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Hayes Valley Restaurants

NightbirdNightbird
177 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today

Our table of four had many individual dietary restrictions and the staff went above and beyond to not only make sure each of us had the appropriate plates but that every single thing was unique and special. A wonderful experience. Thank you! More

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Rich TableRich Table
1321 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 38 times today

Very nice food. Personal top 3. More

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House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
8215 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 195 times today

Never a let down at the House of Prime Rib. Great food, great service. The best! More

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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5281 reviews
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 68 times today

Zuni never disappoints. It is worth the visit! Great food and great ambience. A San Francisco gem. More

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Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1355 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 64 times today

Overall a great restaruant in terms of service and food. Came in with a party of 4 for a special occasion dinner. We started off with the chicken liver terrine, frog legs, and endive salad which were all great and full of flavor, particularly the chicken liver terrine. The salad was large enough to be a main meal if you want a lighter bite to eat. For my main course I ordered the duck confit. It had beautiful presentation but a the meat was a little on the dry side, but well flavored and the sauce helped out alot. Service was quick and friendly, just like any other restaurant. More

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PLAJPLAJ
1542 reviews
$$$$
Scandinavian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 30 times today

This was my third visit and Plaj did not disappoint. Excellent food and service. More

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JardiniereJardiniere
4421 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 58 times today

The food was perfect from beginning to end. Just simple food prepared perfectly without trying to be overly complicated or trendy. Its easily one of the best meals I've had in recent memory, and this is coming from a long time SF local that has sampled much of what the city has to offer but just never made it to Jardinere until now. The service was terrible though. Our waiter was inattentive and at times rude. We didn't even get the obligatory "how is everything" a couple of minutes after the main was served. I still look forward to going back though and will chalk it up to our waiter having bad day. More

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CalaCala
76 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 62 times today

Awesome as always More

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Otoro SushiOtoro Sushi
457 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 19 times today

Consistent, fresh and delicious for years that’s ! that’s why I keep going back even though I don’t live in the neighborhood anymore. I’ll still hop in a cab and go across town to this place. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San FranciscoRuth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco
2320 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 43 times today

Great steaks cooked the way you want it. Our waiter was attentive, the food was outstanding. More

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Bistro 10UNBistro 10UN
137 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today

This a culinary school, so anyone going should relax and understand students are learning the profession. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
225 reviews
$$$$
Traditional French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 20 times today

excellent food and a friendly staff. Had the heirloom tomato Benedict More

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Black CatBlack Cat
276 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 27 times today

Black Cat is truly a San Francisco Gem.....this place is remarkable and definitely left a lasting impression on me. I would for sure return. Everything from the host when you first walk in to the live band was absolutely amazing. The food is delicious; the lobster Mac was the bomb and the deconstructed tamale is a must have. More

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Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5190 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 91 times today

Food was super, attractively presented and delicious. Our waitress was accommodating, pleasant, efficient and polite. I have been to Absinthe many times over the years and have always enjoyed it. More

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Hayes Street GrillHayes Street Grill
2093 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 59 times today

Consistently excellent, impeccable food and superb service! More

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August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
458 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 55 times today

Great dinner from beginning to end! The food was delicious and the service was awesome...it was a perfect dinner before we went off to a show! More

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CorridorCorridor
348 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 32 times today

Excellent service with attention to detail. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. A great wine list with reasonable prices. We had the root vegetable salad and bolognese topped with burrata. Perfect pre opera dinner! More

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Sauce: GoughSauce: Gough
2249 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 13 times today

We were going to the symphony and had dinner before the performance. Everything at Sauce was exceptional. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. It was a perfect start to our evening. More

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Little GemLittle Gem
282 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 28 times today

As always this was a terrific evening with super food and great service. More

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Minas Brazilian RestaurantMinas Brazilian Restaurant
545 reviews
$$$$
Brazilian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 18 times today

Went to Mina's for a pre show meal and I was very satisfied. All four of us had different entrees and we were all pleased. The price is right and the service was attentive. I highly recommend a visit. More

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FarmerBrownFarmerBrown
2508 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 23 times today

Quality Monday night meal, great ribs and fried chicken More

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Alamo Square Seafood GrillAlamo Square Seafood Grill
1093 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 25 times today

Just do yourself a favor and go here ... everything is wonderful More

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B-SideB-Side
42 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 10 times today

Great food , excellent friendly service. I would go back again. More

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Dobbs Ferry RestaurantDobbs Ferry Restaurant
1501 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 39 times today

I dine here fairly often and hence, I consistently find the food and staff of high quality . Very dependable for timing your meal if your post theater/jazz/Nourse, etc. Menu changes enough that there are go to's to revisit and also new additions. It's also very pleasant to have a quiet conversation with friends and don't have to yell to be heard across the table. More

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Mela Tandoori KitchenMela Tandoori Kitchen
317 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 13 times today

It had been awhile since I last visited Mela Tandoori Kitchen while in San Francisco. It was even better than I remembered. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I especially recommend the Lamb Saag. Enjoy! More

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Il BorgoIl Borgo
303 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today

Great place and fun neighborhood and place to go after symphony. More

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Cadillac Bar & GrillCadillac Bar & Grill
268 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 14 times today

Steak fajitas were delicious More

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Dirty Water Restaurant & BarDirty Water Restaurant & Bar
199 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 20 times today

We came for a last minute dinner. The menu was very cool. No ordinary fare. We opted for the Axis Deer tartare and the Antelope version of the dirty burger (which I found out you can order even if not on the menu). They were both fantastic. Not sore where else you can have the “deer and antelope play” on the same menu. The beer selection was also awesome. Definitely back soon. More

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Noir LoungeNoir Lounge
57 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today

LOVE the live music. Too little good quality live music in SF. Dining in the back, away from the music is also a good idea. More

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Izakaya RokuIzakaya Roku
50 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 1 time today

for an izakaya it was reasonably priced for the SFBA. The grilled items such as the chicken, mochi-bacon, eringi, bacon wrapped asparagus and tomatoes, and kalbi were good. The grilled dish for mushrooms and scallops was excellent. More

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Cafe at the OperaCafe at the Opera
1116 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 22 times today

The staff was wonderful especially the receptionist who remembered that it was my wife’s birthday and she picked out the candle I requested. More

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Market Street GrillMarket Street Grill
1932 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 15 times today

Much improved over the years. Mushroom ravioli and mushroom/spinach soup are terrific. More

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Alta CAAlta CA
629 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 18 times today

Great cocktails, well-prepared farm-to-table cuisine, and friendly, attentive service. More

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Caffe Delle StelleCaffe Delle Stelle
366 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 11 times today

The dinner was lovely, as always, and the service superb. Thank you! More

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Hazel Southern Bar & KitchenHazel Southern Bar & Kitchen
113 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 22 times today

This place does not disappoint. AMAZING and Tasty happy hour food menu! More

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272 Soluna Cafe & Lounge272 Soluna Cafe & Lounge
1603 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today

The service was undeniably slow but our server was the only staff member working the entire restaurant. Considering his circumstances he was incredibly pleasant, communicative and was hustling his booty off. We appreciated the experience and were empathetic to the situation. The burger with Brie was amazing and we left full and satisfied. Would definitely come back! More

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Max's Opera CafeMax's Opera Cafe
992 reviews
$$$$
American | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 58 times today

Excellent service and great food. Needed to get in and out fairly quickly for the Opera and the hostess and waiter did an excellent job to keep things moving but didn't feel rushed even with the large crowd. I had the Ruben which was tasty with lots of meat. Very good overall. More

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

Went for a pre-Theater dinner before attending the Geary Theater for s play. Silk Road has a very interesting eclectic menu of far eastern foods. Reasonable prices but not many people in the restaurant at dinner time on a Saturday. Restaurant is fully Hillal food and does not serve Beer or Wine. Clean in restaurant but kind of run down location on O’Farrell Street near Theater district More

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The RiddlerThe Riddler
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Wine Bar | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 15 times today

The Riddler is a Champagne bar in the heart of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, occupying a tiny window-lined corner cafe space that dates back to the late 1800’s. We have over 100 Champagnes by the bottle and dozens of sparkling wines by the glass to choose from: old and new, traditional classics and unusual discoveries, by the glass and by the bottle (or magnum or 9L). At the center of our space is an old wooden backbar that we’ve lined with a collection of vintage Champagne buckets and glassware that we’ve picked up at flea markets and estate sales over the last decade.

We’re a women-led team: we have 33 investors, all of whom are women, and our entire management team happens to be led by a bad-ass crew of women. We love serious wines but don’t take ourselves too seriously: we pair our Champagne with tater tot waffles, serve our caviar with potato chips, and offer free popcorn all day and all night. And we’re always happy to saber a bottle for you in the alleyway next door.More

Hayes Valley Diners' Choice Winners

Hayes Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
NightbirdNightbird
177 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 16 times today

Our table of four had many individual dietary restrictions and the staff went above and beyond to not only make sure each of us had the appropriate plates but that every single thing was unique and special. A wonderful experience. Thank you! More

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Rich TableRich Table
1321 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 38 times today

Very nice food. Personal top 3. More

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House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
8215 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 195 times today

Never a let down at the House of Prime Rib. Great food, great service. The best! More

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Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5281 reviews
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 68 times today

Zuni never disappoints. It is worth the visit! Great food and great ambience. A San Francisco gem. More

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PLAJPLAJ
1542 reviews
$$$$
Scandinavian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 30 times today

This was my third visit and Plaj did not disappoint. Excellent food and service. More

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
225 reviews
$$$$
Traditional French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 20 times today

excellent food and a friendly staff. Had the heirloom tomato Benedict More

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Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1355 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 64 times today

Overall a great restaruant in terms of service and food. Came in with a party of 4 for a special occasion dinner. We started off with the chicken liver terrine, frog legs, and endive salad which were all great and full of flavor, particularly the chicken liver terrine. The salad was large enough to be a main meal if you want a lighter bite to eat. For my main course I ordered the duck confit. It had beautiful presentation but a the meat was a little on the dry side, but well flavored and the sauce helped out alot. Service was quick and friendly, just like any other restaurant. More

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Otoro SushiOtoro Sushi
457 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 19 times today

Consistent, fresh and delicious for years that’s ! that’s why I keep going back even though I don’t live in the neighborhood anymore. I’ll still hop in a cab and go across town to this place. More

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CalaCala
76 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 62 times today

Awesome as always More

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JardiniereJardiniere
4421 reviews
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Booked 58 times today

The food was perfect from beginning to end. Just simple food prepared perfectly without trying to be overly complicated or trendy. Its easily one of the best meals I've had in recent memory, and this is coming from a long time SF local that has sampled much of what the city has to offer but just never made it to Jardinere until now. The service was terrible though. Our waiter was inattentive and at times rude. We didn't even get the obligatory "how is everything" a couple of minutes after the main was served. I still look forward to going back though and will chalk it up to our waiter having bad day. More

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