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Campton PlaceCampton Place
1697 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This restaurant is the best example of what you can create with French and Indian cooking techniques, Indian flavors and excellent California produce. Halibut cooked with Indian spices, lobster in curry sauce, Angus beef fillet with celery root purée and truffle sauce, elderberry cheesecake, rhubarb/lychee/yoghurt and cardamom desert. All executed to perfection and presented beautifully. Definitely worth a visit, or multiple visits! More

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Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1102 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This is my favorite sushi place. I have been going for years. The owner and staff are wonderful. More

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Biscuits and BluesBiscuits and Blues
2249 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Went to see old favorite Commander Cody. Great fun and amazing keyboard action. Can still Boogie Woogie with the best of them. chow pretty good too. More

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MKT Restaurant and BarMKT Restaurant and Bar
1059 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Outstanding, creative food; friendly and caring service. More

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SahaSaha
15 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Everything was delicious. We enjoyed meeting the chef. More

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BoucheBouche
1156 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Friendly beyond belief More

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Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
849 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Not our first visit and definitely not our last! Always great food, great service, ambiance and everything to make for a first-class dining experience. More

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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San FranciscoThe Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
3882 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Nick was the most friendly server and so kind and knowledgeable. More

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The Oak Room - The Westin St. FrancisThe Oak Room - The Westin St. Francis
584 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Wonderful Easter buffet! The food was excellent with lots to chose from. Excellent service too. The price was quite reasonable for what you got. I would return. Great job guys! More

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La marsaLa marsa
125 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Fabulous location if going to Theater on Geary. Small, clean, intimate, can actually visit. Good food though limited menu so good idea to check it out before going. Will definitely return. More

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Hops & HominyHops & Hominy
1092 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Was loud on a Saturday. I am loud, & I could not talk over the 7 guys at the next table over. Food was very good, but, yes I know this is New Orleans style, but too much deep fried! I was looking forward to the old oysters with seasoning, raw, on 1/2 shell. Only fried available. Again, very good atmosphere but for loud neighbors, great drinks, good food, but too great a percentage of menu when I was there was deep fried. Hence, one star off. More

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VillonVillon
312 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

A great spot for lunch or dinner, before or after the theater. The food is creative and the service is excellent. More

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Le Colonial - SFLe Colonial - SF
3105 reviews
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Vietnamese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Vacation in San Francisco, our last night was a meal here. We had a wonderful experience with vietnamese-french cuisine, it was delicious. Nice, friendly, competent servers, lots of beverage choices. Good ambience. Excellent! More

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FarallonFarallon
5489 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The food and service here are outstanding. Love my cioppino with garlic bread. Nice place to dine after shopping from union square. More

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Amber India - San FranciscoAmber India - San Francisco
2473 reviews
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Indian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Food, which is the most important feature in a restaurant, is fantastic. Very authentic. Service was also very good. They have several locations so I don't know whether the quality is te same at all of them. More

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Le CentralLe Central
1596 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

customer since 1974, always outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

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Leatherneck SteakhouseLeatherneck Steakhouse
746 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food and service. The view is amazing. Neighbor hidden gem, on the 12th floor of the historic Marines’ Memorial Hotel. More

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OneUP Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Hyatt San FranciscoOneUP Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Hyatt San Francisco
98 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

It's a perfect place to have an informal but high standard breakfast or meal. More

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E&O Kitchen and BarE&O Kitchen and Bar
2535 reviews
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Asian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Amazing Happy Hour menu. Great selection and value! More

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Cafe ClaudeCafe Claude
3978 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

It’s such a bummer that this great restaurant is not constantly packed. It’s delicious, pretty, and has a very professional staff! And the location in Claude Alley is the picture of romantic hideaway! More

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Colibri - Mexican BistroColibri - Mexican Bistro
2874 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

I plan to go back. The food was delicious but if you want it hot you need to remember to ask for it. The guacamole and chips was very good and came with a small number of chips and some warm corn tortillas. Still $17 for chips and guacamole is a steep price even for San Francisco. It was good. I will definitely be back. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San FranciscoMorton's The Steakhouse - San Francisco
3011 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Incredible meal, ambiance and experience. Highly recommend for amazing steak and perfectly prepared flavorful seafood. Presentation of each course of meal meticulous timed without any waiting. Best meal experiences in downtown San Fran - Union Station. More

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Chambers Eat + DrinkChambers Eat + Drink
422 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

It was really loud, but I asked the waitress to turn it down, and they were more than accommodating. Great place for a date! More

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RamblerRambler
477 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The food was very good, the trout dish with black rice and Malaysian red curry sauce was extremely delicious. The service was also very good and prompt and overall a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely dine at this establishment again. More

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John's GrillJohn's Grill
4663 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Outstanding classic dining spot. Top flight service and fresh high quality classic dishes. Not to be missed and the jazz guitar was great too More

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Cesario'sCesario's
713 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Restaurant was very busy. Service was fast and efficient. Meals were excellent and enjoyable. Dessert was also delicious. More

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Roxanne CafeRoxanne Cafe
74 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

pasta was very good More

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Scala's BistroScala's Bistro
5044 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This was my first time dining since their renovation. Came sometime last year through a catered meeting in their dining area for groups upstairs. This time around for business, we were seated immediately, greeted with kind hostess, and had a lovely waitress named Mary. Mary was amazing, from sharing of menu, consistently filling our water, and always cheerful when coming to check in on us. If you make a reservation, ask to have Mary as your server. Food was delightful and delicious. Ambiance perfect for business dinner. Looking forward to returning! More

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Sam’s Grill & Seafood RestaurantSam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant
430 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great food at an institution. More

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Bazille - Nordstrom San Francisco CentreBazille - Nordstrom San Francisco Centre
179 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

LOVE THIS PLACE! More

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Dirty HabitDirty Habit
489 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Excellent food. Whiskey cocktails were outstanding. I had ordered a crab taco which was to die for!! My daughter had taken a prawn dish was beautifully served and a dessert which as per her was mouth watering. Wine is too expensive esp by glass- don’t bother ordering it. Overall, an outstanding dining experience albeit on the expensive side. More

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AlimentAliment
448 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Tried this place as we we’re attending an event at the Masonic. We ordered the fried chicken with greens and macaroni and cheese. Also ordered the mussels. Both were so freakin’good.. Great service and delicious cocktails. Highly recommend. More

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ANZUANZU
2189 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Very nice experience at Anzu. Food was superb. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. If you go, try the appetizer called "The Rock". You cook tiny, thin slices of beef on a rock at 400 degree temperature. It sizzles and then you dip into any of 3 sauces. Very interesting and fun. Both the food and service at this restaurant is phenomenal. Highly recommend! More

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Urban TavernUrban Tavern
1362 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

great, couplex layered flavors, absolutely delicious More

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Bluestem BrasserieBluestem Brasserie
2029 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Never disappoints. First time for brunch shashuka is AMAZING!! More

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B44B44
1654 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Food was SO good. We ordered 2 oxtails cuz one person didn't want to share, we could have ordered 3! Had the shrimp, calamari, garlic bread, meatballs, pork belly stew, lamb skewers, B44 paella, cheese plate, so many others I want to order next time. Dessert was blood orange tart (yum!), churros (so light), choc cake. Only bad thing was service was so slow After the initial ordering, was hard to flag our waiter (he was busy!). Maybe someone called in sick? Also noise level made it really hard to talk to the person down the other end of the table. More

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AyalaAyala
35 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Friendly service, very good food. Would recommend to friends and even people visiting town. More

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TrattoTratto
533 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Quick lunch before 2pm show. Food quality vs. price excellent for the Union Sq area. Had the (peeled) grape pizza which was great, especially the thin crust. More

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Zingari Ristorante + Jazz BarZingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar
1712 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

We went to Zingari Ristorante for a family dinner. The owner greeted us and was very friendly and welcoming. Our food was delicious! We tried both the specials and they were really good. The service was wonderful and attentive. The music, piano and soloist, was really nice. The singer took requests and she was very talented. Overall a great experience and I highly recommend it. More

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L'Ottavo - San FranciscoL'Ottavo - San Francisco
476 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

L'Ottavo was a pleasant surprise. We had no idea what to expect and just went for it. Amazing pasta! The salad was fresh, but a bit of an add Cesar dressing. The home made spumoni was great! More

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Bartlett HallBartlett Hall
378 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Big portions, fun scene, discount to ACT play-goers More

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

Excellent food with a wide variety of dishes. The service was good. Only downside was the very high noise level More

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Starlight RoomStarlight Room
7 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

In our original reservation we had a party of four, we ended up with five people, the Maître D was more than happy to accommodate us. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. We had a fantastic night, I would recommend the Starlight Room to anyone looking for a fun night out. More

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Daily Grill - San FranciscoDaily Grill - San Francisco
2370 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

The ribeye was fantastically cooked. Service was amazing and food came out super quickly. More

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Puccini & PinettiPuccini & Pinetti
2179 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Had a very nice dinner. Ordered their special which was eggplant parmigiana. Fabulous! Had a glass of house white wine. Great value, service and food. More

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Mikaku RestaurantMikaku Restaurant
156 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great service, very fresh fish and it's all preservative free plus they have a great /big gluten-free menu. More

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Jasper's Corner Tap and KitchenJasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen
833 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

As a hotel restaurant both the breakfast and dinner meals were excellent and the service was friendly and fast. More

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

We found this restaurant on Open Table and it was truly a delicious and fun experience. It is a hidden gem in San Francisco and a must-go-to place. The Crab Louis salad was the best that I have had. More

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New Delhi RestaurantNew Delhi Restaurant
485 reviews
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Indian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

I made reservations for New Dehli just hours before we arrived. We were seated immediately and there were barely 6 other tables booked. It started out quiet. Within 15 minutes, the majority of the restaurant was filled. While the guests were not unruly, it certain created quite a bit of noise. What I understood was that this restaurant was a tour stop for a group of Indian travelers in San Francisco. I'm not sure they were even in the restaurant an hour. However, their visit did cause that our food didn't come out as quickly as we had hoped. Once they left, the restaurant was again quiet and enjoyable. Now to the food: We started with a vegetarian platter of papdum, pakoras, and 1 samosa, served with both a green chutney and a tamarind chutney. They were delicious and we ate them fully. We asked for 2 bowls of the shrimp chowder. The waitress must only have heard one order, because only 1 arrived. That was actually fine though, because there was a lot of food still to come. The shrimp chowder was super creamy and felt really nice on a cold evening. It had a bit too much salt, so a small quantity went a long way. There could have been a few more pieces of shrimp in the chowder as well. However, the taste was delicious, given that I don't usually care for these types of seafood soups. Our next items arrived all at the same time: Butter chicken, Murg Akbari, Pullaow (basmatic rice with saffron, cardamon and cloves) , and something akin to Beghan Bhartha (eggplant). We also ordered Garlic Naan and raita. Butter chicken - Delicious! Made with chicken breast pieces and completely a winner! It paired beauty with the rice. Murg Akbari: An exotic preparation of chicken with cashews and raisins simmered in a blend of mild spices. This is an excellent dish! So smooth and perfectly seasoned. I could have eaten this all day long! The rice, raita and naan were all exactly as they should have been. Perfectly flavored and delicious. It was all excellent! More

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Noren IzakayaNoren Izakaya
1 review
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Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Bottom line: Nice neighborhood restaurant, and an unusual find in the usually Italian-focused North Beach area. I would have gone back the next day if they were open. I dined during the "soft opening" of the restaurant. The menu contains some interesting variations on standard izakaya fare, all well prepared. I always get saba shioyaki when I see it on the menu, and Noren's was perfectly cooked. The service was friendly, like a good neighborhood joint. However, they were short-handed on service the night I visited, so some dishes did not arrive warm. I can't wait to go back after the grand opening, when things get up to speed. More

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Marrakech Moroccan RestaurantMarrakech Moroccan Restaurant
224 reviews
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Moroccan | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This is my favorite "hidden" spot. Food comes out slow, but I LOVE THIS PLACE, washing the hands, amazing food, belly dancers, hookah, ambiance, LOVE IT! More

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Chaat Corner - Union SquareChaat Corner - Union Square
27 reviews
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Indian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

I only had the lunch buffet; it had many choices and everything I tried was good, not bland like you sometimes see; the staff were friendly and attentive More

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San Francisco Sports Grill & Bar - Executive Hotel Vintage CourtSan Francisco Sports Grill & Bar - Executive Hotel Vintage Court
3 reviews
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American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

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The San Francisco Sports Grill & Bar is a stylish, comfortable neighborhood bar with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. A stacked bar with over twelve beers on tap, and a rotating list of local and international brews, we have crafted an amazing menu to delight your taste buds.

From small plates to epic share platters, our dishes paired with laidback, west coast culture, are the essence of comfort within the hustle and bustle of busy downtown San Francisco. With ten televisions throughout the restaurant, there isn’t a bad seat in the house to watch a variety of entertainment at one time.More

Union Square (San Francisco) Diners' Choice Winners

Union Square (San Francisco)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1102 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This is my favorite sushi place. I have been going for years. The owner and staff are wonderful. More

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Campton PlaceCampton Place
1697 reviews
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Californian | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

This restaurant is the best example of what you can create with French and Indian cooking techniques, Indian flavors and excellent California produce. Halibut cooked with Indian spices, lobster in curry sauce, Angus beef fillet with celery root purée and truffle sauce, elderberry cheesecake, rhubarb/lychee/yoghurt and cardamom desert. All executed to perfection and presented beautifully. Definitely worth a visit, or multiple visits! More

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BoucheBouche
1156 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Friendly beyond belief More

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Biscuits and BluesBiscuits and Blues
2249 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Went to see old favorite Commander Cody. Great fun and amazing keyboard action. Can still Boogie Woogie with the best of them. chow pretty good too. More

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MKT Restaurant and BarMKT Restaurant and Bar
1059 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Outstanding, creative food; friendly and caring service. More

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Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
849 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Not our first visit and definitely not our last! Always great food, great service, ambiance and everything to make for a first-class dining experience. More

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La marsaLa marsa
125 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Fabulous location if going to Theater on Geary. Small, clean, intimate, can actually visit. Good food though limited menu so good idea to check it out before going. Will definitely return. More

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SahaSaha
15 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Everything was delicious. We enjoyed meeting the chef. More

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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San FranciscoThe Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
3882 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Nick was the most friendly server and so kind and knowledgeable. More

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Hops & HominyHops & Hominy
1092 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Was loud on a Saturday. I am loud, & I could not talk over the 7 guys at the next table over. Food was very good, but, yes I know this is New Orleans style, but too much deep fried! I was looking forward to the old oysters with seasoning, raw, on 1/2 shell. Only fried available. Again, very good atmosphere but for loud neighbors, great drinks, good food, but too great a percentage of menu when I was there was deep fried. Hence, one star off. More

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