100 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Birk's, The Dead Fish, True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Santa Clara, Crockett, Walnut Creek
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Birk's

$$$$·American·
Santa Clara
3,118 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
Quality restaurant and experience
American in San Jose / Silicon Valley
177 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Dead Fish

$$$$·Seafood·
Crockett
10,050 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Birthday’s. Mine and my wife’s both.
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
319 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

$$$$·American·
Walnut Creek
2,395 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The food here is always fresh and tasty. I had a. Chopped salad that included apples, a semi hard cheese ( not sure which, mild but flavorful) and nuts and seeds with a champagne vRead more
Healthy in East Bay
25 people mentioned the Edamame

Skates on the Bay

$$$$·Seafood·
Berkeley
6,338 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
On a windy, rainy night, we at dinner at Skates. The food was outstanding { we had the seafood trio). The burnt wedge salad was also outstanding as the flovor of the dressing makesRead more
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area
157 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa

$$$$·Italian·
Napa
6,768 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
What can I say? Your Branzino is the best visit to Italy without the international travel!!!!! I know you have other Remarkable dishes (I make my husband order new items To share aRead more
Outdoor Dining in Wine Country
57 people mentioned the Lemon Cream
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True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

$$$$·American·
Palo Alto
2,462 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
I am gluten free and primarily vegetarian so was very excited to have so many delicious options. My two friends also enjoyed their meals. One said her coffee was outstanding. EaRead more
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
39 people mentioned the Edamame

Bridges Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Danville
4,142 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Anniversary
Most Booked in East Bay
43 people mentioned the Cupcakes

Perbacco

$$$$·Italian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
Eric was a very very good waiter. Friendly, knowledgeable, and water glass, coffee never ran dry. The food was outstanding. A little less vinegar on the Brussel spouts, as they werRead more
141 people mentioned the Short Rib
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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

$$$$·Peruvian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,482 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
The perfect restaurant with outstanding service to host a client dinner!
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
349 people mentioned the Cebiche

Bistro Jeanty

$$$$·French·
Yountville
8,442 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Our experience at Bistro Jeanty was exceptional!! Our server, Arther was spot on and the food, wine and ambiance was perfection!!! I always feel like I’m in France when I come to Read more
French in San Francisco Bay Area
259 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Historic John's Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Union Square
5,636 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
John’s was great. Great drinks from an awesome bartender. Fantastic food. Waiter missed a couple of things but we still had a great time.
American in San Francisco
115 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Il Fornaio - Burlingame

$$$$·Italian·
Burlingame
3,783 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
I like your restaurant but it is the coldest restaurant i have ever been in. This time i asked for a booth and put a blanket over our laps and legs, which really helped! BecauseRead more
39 people mentioned the Calamari
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McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Fisherman's Wharf
4,942 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The host was kind and welcoming. Our waitress was excellent and served us nicely, prompt and friendly. Food , service and view is hands down at the top.
Scenic View in San Francisco
50 people mentioned the Calamari
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Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Danville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Danville
2,570 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Romantic
Great food
Special Occasion in East Bay
96 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Le Colonial - SF

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Downtown / Union Square
3,323 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The atmosphere gave off a very chill vibe with the dim lightning and candles at every table. It gave off a very cozy vibe with very cool interior design that is inspired by French Read more
52 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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John Ash & Co.

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Rosa
3,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Another wonderful dinner at the Ash. Great waiter, food and ambiance. Patio chairs a bit uncomfortable but not too bad.
Romantic in Wine Country
34 people mentioned the Calamari
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Blossom Hill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
San Jose
3,024 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Love Black Angus. Steaks are wonderful and love the fact that it is quiet enough to carry on a nice conversation.
181 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Morimoto - Napa

$$$$·Japanese·
Napa
6,834 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful experience.
Most Booked in Wine Country
278 people mentioned the Omakase
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Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

$$$$·Italian·
Walnut Creek
3,737 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
The food and service never disappoints. It has become one of our favorite restaurants.
60 people mentioned the Calamari

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Burlingame

$$$$·Seafood·
Burlingame
4,167 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
We had a very nice dining experiece. We were warmly greeted by their lovely hostess. The service and food was wonderful. This is why we keep coming back to Kincaid's. Thank you!
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area
232 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cascal

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Mountain View
3,820 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
They got us a cake for an anniversary
Tapas / Small Plates in San Francisco Bay Area
351 people mentioned the Paella
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Credo

$$$$·Italian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,891 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
Service, food, ambiance excellent! Celebrating anniversary. Gave us a glass of great sparkling rose to celebrate!
14 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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the girl & the fig - Sonoma

$$$$·French·
Sonoma
6,574 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
This is a somewhat special occasion dining as it is not inexpensive. But it is worth it for that occasional indulgence. We highly recommend it. Wine list is quite good also.
Most Booked in Wine Country
173 people mentioned the Flounder
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The Spinnaker - Sausalito

$$$$·Seafood·
Sausalito
4,437 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Beautiful setting. Definitely a visit a d great place for pictures to post
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area
39 people mentioned the Petrale Sole

Franciscan Crab Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Fisherman's Wharf
3,186 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Everything was great. The food was delicious!
Scenic View in San Francisco
75 people mentioned the Dungeness Crab

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Soquel
1,142 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Cafe Cruz never disappoints. Food is great, wait staff is attentive but does not rush and child friendly. They seemed a bit shorthanded and my food was a bit on the cool side but IRead more
Best Overall in Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos
9 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Fior D'Italia

$$$$·Italian·
North Beach
1,219 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
It was Restaurant week in San Francisco while we were in the city on a trip. We love Italian food and decided to take advantage of dining at Fior D'Italia for the special pages offRead more
23 people mentioned the Calamari

Left Bank Larkspur

$$$$·French·
Larkspur
3,366 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Noisy and bustling But food and service was great.
Great for Brunch in Marin
38 people mentioned the Lamb Sandwich

Wayfare Tavern

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,427 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic menu, great food, and awesome service.
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
825 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Forbes Mill Steakhouse - Los Gatos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Los Gatos
3,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovely birthday celebration
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area
116 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Brentwood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Brentwood
1,795 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Waitress was very helpful, food was delicious.
84 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Ozumo - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,982 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
Great Food
Japanese in San Francisco Bay Area
44 people mentioned the Black Cod

Ristorante Allegria

$$$$·Italian·
Napa
4,633 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great service and food! Very noisy inside but would definitely go back!
Most Booked in Wine Country
77 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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la Posta

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Cruz
1,699 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Judgement may be skewed as this was the first time we’ve eaten out as a family in almost two years but absolutely everything was delicious, the staff was brilliant and my only issuRead more
Italian in San Francisco Bay Area
19 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Marzano

$$$$·Italian·
Oakland
653 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Enjoyed it very much on a double date with long-time friends. Amazing wine selection, cocktails and all dishes were delicious.
Italian in East Bay
13 people mentioned the Chop Salad

Bellota

$$$$·Spanish·
SOMA
1,290 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for Groups
The real deal if you want true Spanish tapas
Spanish in San Francisco Bay Area
208 people mentioned the Paella
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Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SOMA
2,219 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent service, unique presentation, delicious foods, creative menu and mind-blowing all around. I definitely recommend and would go back. Have to try the Chef menu!! Delicious Read more
Steakhouse in San Francisco
135 people mentioned the Hamachi

The Brass Door

$$$$·Steakhouse·
San Ramon
680 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
We continue to come back because it's a great meeting place for our friends and us. A couple of us have hearing issues and it's fairly quiet here. Service is great. The food is jusRead more
Great for Brunch in San Francisco Bay Area
96 people mentioned the Prime Rib

A16 Rockridge

$$$$·Italian·
Oakland
1,871 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The waiter was wonderful and food was delicious!
43 people mentioned the Calamari
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Sundance The Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Palo Alto
3,947 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area
655 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Kyoto Palace Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Campbell
1,717 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Always good food and a fun time for all!! My grandson loved it!
Good for Groups in San Jose / Silicon Valley
29 people mentioned the Fried Rice
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Mustards Grill

$$$$·American·
Yountville
8,980 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We stopped in Mustards Grill for lunch during a wine tasting tour in Napa. The food was fantastic and the service was prompt and courteous. We will definitely return when we are inRead more
American in Wine Country
302 people mentioned the Mongolian Pork Chops
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Baci Cafe & Wine Bar - Healdsburg

$$$$·Italian·
Healdsburg
2,672 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food!! Great service, Frank is outstanding .
Best Food in San Francisco Bay Area
55 people mentioned the Short Rib

Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,651 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Everything was fantastic and consistent over 25 years
305 people mentioned the Roasted Chicken
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Prospect

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,466 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Truly one of the best meals I consistently have had going out to dinner in San Francisco. Definitely not to be missed!
Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area
22 people mentioned the Black Cod

Portola Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Portola Valley
741 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Excellent food and excellent service.
Kid Friendly in Peninsula
7 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

$$$$·Greek·
Financial District / Embarcadero
8 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Anniversary!! We had a great time, staff so friendly! Food delicious
99 people mentioned the Lobster Pot Pie
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Gardenias

$$$$·American·
Pacific Heights
660 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
Lovely restaurant with a European bistro vibe. Service was prompt and friendly. Very much enjoyed the short ribs, duck and cheesecake dessert. We hope to return again soon.
American in San Francisco Bay Area
41 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Piazza D'Angelo

$$$$·Italian·
Mill Valley
1,632 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
Great service, food and atmosphere! Everyone was very attentive.
Good for Groups in Marin
9 people mentioned the Fettuccine

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Union Square
4,407 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
My daughters first trip to Sam Francisco and this was an incredible stop! We had a great time! Food, service and atmosphere were out of this world! We will be back!
Great for Brunch in San Francisco
598 people mentioned the Popovers
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TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - WALNUT CREEK

$$$$·Spanish·
Walnut Creek
2,506 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas
Delicious food and excellent service made for a lovely evening!
Spanish in San Francisco Bay Area
209 people mentioned the Paella

Vanessa's Bistro 2

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Walnut Creek
1,014 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
We had the best food and the best server, Jo Ellen. The menu is expansive. We will be back!
21 people mentioned the Calamari

Horatio's

$$$$·Seafood·
San Leandro
3,379 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Wonderful food and service and a wonderful view from our window table - so appreciated.
Scenic View in East Bay
175 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Trident

$$$$·Seafood·
Sausalito
1,931 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Beautiful views and quiet atmosphere- food and wine was very good.
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area
30 people mentioned the Calamari

Gaspar Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Financial District / Embarcadero
556 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Ambiance yes! Service yes! Food yes! ESP the brioche caviar and duck confit.
14 people mentioned the Flounder
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Benihana - Concord, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Concord
3,960 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent service and food. Joe was an excellent chef and entertainer. Thank you for making our Birthday celebration special.
Japanese in East Bay
30 people mentioned the Garlic Butter

L'Ardoise

$$$$·French·
The Castro
2,752 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Every course was truly French and truly delicious.
French in San Francisco Bay Area
113 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
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Reve

$$$$·French·
Lafayette
1,581 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Reve was simply fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was great. We really enjoyed the entire experience.
French in San Francisco Bay Area
29 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Bella Saratoga

$$$$·Italian·
Saratoga
1,566 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great restaurant, friendly service, great music!!
Outdoor Dining in San Jose / Silicon Valley
16 people mentioned the Calamari

Massimo's - Fremont

$$$$·Italian·
Fremont
1,396 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Classic Italian food. Had lasagna. Mild Marina. Meatie. Nice.
29 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse - Oakland

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Oakland
776 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Great date night experience
19 people mentioned the Brazilian Steak
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El Dorado Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
Sonoma
3,818 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Delish! Great restaurant with wonderful food and service
Californian in Wine Country
151 people mentioned the Truffle Fries

Speisekammer

$$$$·Beer Garden·
Alameda
1,366 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food
We enjoyed our Oktoberfest meal very much.
Kid Friendly in East Bay
43 people mentioned the Sauerkraut
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Bluestem Brasserie

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,186 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
It was a beautiful Sunday brunch during International Women's Weekend! The menu was wonderful! My favorite was the skillet cornbread w/chocolate- excellent! We had to order two! StRead more
27 people mentioned the Duck Confit Salad
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Paul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo

$$$$·American·
San Mateo
2,580 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
The salmon was not cooked thoroughly. Waiter was great!!
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in San Francisco Bay Area
73 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Il Fornaio - Palo Alto

$$$$·Italian·
Palo Alto
2,462 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Always good. Wish they'd bring back their seasonal menus though.
38 people mentioned the Dark Chocolate

Cafe Pro Bono

$$$$·Italian·
Palo Alto
1,091 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful food - we had rigatoni pasta and veal marsala; both were scrumptious! We sat indoor, had ample space from any other patrons, and enjoyed our date night.
Best Overall in Peninsula
16 people mentioned the Veal Marsala

Market

$$$$·American·
St. Helena
3,359 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Market is one of our favorite restaurants in the valley. The quality of food and service is excellent!
American in Wine Country
109 people mentioned the Butterscotch Pudding
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Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Livermore
1,583 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Very good place to dine in. Food are so delicious and the servers are very polite.
Notable Wine List in East Bay
12 people mentioned the Hot Sour Soup

Mistral Restaurant & Bar - Redwood City

$$$$·Californian·
Redwood City
1,047 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
All four of us had the best fish prepared perfectly. It was Grouper. That is a big treat as you can’t get Grouper on the West Coast. It is a delicious white fish caught in FloriRead more
Scenic View in Peninsula
18 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
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