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San Francisco Mother's Day Brunch


Mom has fed you so many times, so this Mother's Day, treat her to a special brunch. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry waffles with a cappuccino to a succulent plate of crabs' legs paired with a Mimosa. Browse our San Francisco Mother's Day Brunch list to find the perfect restaurant for all of you and your special lady.


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SAN FRANCISCO CITY

 

Alioto's No. 8 Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Alioto 8 Fisherman's Wharf, at the bottom of Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94133
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One of the best cioppinos in town plus robust Sicilian specialties help to elevate this Wharf favorite to more than just a view spot for tourists. More...

Americano Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at Americano, San Francisco, CA Hotel Vitale
8 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Embarcadero views, an after-work scene and Italian-influenced cuisine. More...

Anzu California
13/20
Dining Room at Anzu, San Francisco, CA Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Upscale hotel restaurant offering Asian-influenced California cuisine in a contemporary environment. More...

AQ Restaurant & Bar New American
15/20
Dining Room at AQ Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA 1085 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

AQ’s sleek décor will change seasonally along with its menus. More...

Aurea California
13/20
Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel
905 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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A welcoming restaurant and lounge in the quietly plush Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill. More...

Bar Agricole California
15/20
Dining Room at Bar Agricole, San Francisco, CA 355 11th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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With inventive food, creative cocktails and modern décor, Bar Agricole is a stylish hideaway. More...

Bar Tartine Eastern European
15/20
Dining Room at Bar Tartine, San Francisco, CA 561 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This romantic Mission restaurant turns out Eastern European cuisine. More...

Beach Chalet Brewpub
12/20
Dining Room at Beach Chalet, San Francisco, CA Beach Chalet
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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The draw here is the spectacular 180-degree view of the waves crashing on Ocean Beach. More...

Beretta Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Beretta, San Francisco, CA 1199 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Sophisticated and open late, this Italian nightspot features pizza, seasonal small plates and first-rate cocktails. More...

Bin 38 Wine Bar
13/20
Dining Room at Bin 38, San Francisco, CA 3232 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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This bustling, sprawling Marina wine bar draws an attractive crowd looking for a good time. More...

Bluestem Brasserie Brasserie
14/20
Dining Room at Bluestem Brasserie , San Francisco, CA One Yerba Buena Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Modern American brasserie with a versatile menu and outdoor seating. More...

Boxing Room Cajun
14/20
Dining Room at Boxing Room, San Francisco, CA 399 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Boxing Room satisfies with its modern friendliness and dedication to traditional New Orleans and Southern Louisiana fare. More...

Brasserie S&P California
14/20
Dining Room at Brasserie S&P, San Francisco, CA Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
222 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco restaurant offering all-day dining in the Financial District. More...

Brenda's French Soul Food Creole
13/20
652 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This New Orleans-style eatery has turned a seedy street corner into a foodie destination for beignets, grits and epic french toast. More...

The Brixton California
14/20
2140 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Lively, upscale neighborhood spot offering a good happy hour, late-night menus and creative cocktails. More...

Burritt Room + Tavern American
13/20
Dining Room at Burritt Room + Tavern, San Francisco, CA Mystic Hotel
417 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Charlie Palmer's noir-inspired enclave, where moody jazz meets artisan cocktails and good American food. More...

The Butler & The Chef French
13/20
155A South Park St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Charming French café serving up coffee, crêpes and croques to the working class. More...

Butterfly Embarcadero Eclectic
14/20
Dining Room at Butterfly Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA Pier 33 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
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For the best dining experience, stick to small plates and cocktails instead of planning a more formal, three-course dinner. More...

Cafe de la Presse French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe de la Presse, San Francisco, CA 352 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Hip downtown bistro serves authentic French classics to tourists, expats and locals. More...

Cafe des Amis French
13/20
2000 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Bustling brasserie serving traditional French cuisine interspersed with reinvented classics. More...

Chaya Brasserie California
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco, CA 132 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Flavors melding French and Japanese cuisines in a sleek room that looks out at the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island. More...

Chouquet's Restaurant French
13/20
2500 Washington St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Sleek and modern restaurant features straightforward and contemporary French cuisine with an impressive wine list of lesser-known international vintages. More...

Cocotte French
13/20
1521 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Rustic French fare in a warmly welcoming space. More...

Curbside Cafe French
13/20
2417 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Locals vie for a seat at the mere ten tables here to enjoy stellar bourbon-baked french toast and one of the best hamburgers in the city. More...

Dosa Indian
14/20
Dining Room at Dosa, San Francisco, CA 995 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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An exclusively Southern Indian restaurant, Dosa offers a refreshing casual dining experience. More...

Dosa on Fillmore Indian
14/20
Dining Room at Dosa on Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 1700 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Anjan and Emily Mitra’s South Indian gem of a restaurant is a hit on Fillmore. More...

Ella's American
13/20
500 Presidio Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Ella's promises neoclassical American cooking and delivers the goods---think meatloaf and chicken potpie---but the real draw is the popular weekend brunch. More...

Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana Ligurian
13/20
Dining Room at Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, San Francisco, CA 3560 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This rustic-chic Italian eatery serves Ligurian cuisine including hand-made pastas and traditional focaccia. More...

Garden Court California
11/20
Sheraton Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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This beloved grande dame’s rarefied atmosphere turns brunch, tea or lunch into a special occasion. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
Levi's Plaza
1265 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Casual Italian restaurant with a beautiful patio on Levi's Plaza. More...

L'Olivier French
14/20
465 Davis Ct.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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This popular place for business lunches becomes a romantic dining spot by night. More...

Le Colonial Vietnamese
13/20
20 Cosmo Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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The décor evokes the exotic civility of French colonial Southeast Asia; entrées are a celebration of interesting flavors. More...

The Liberty Cafe American
13/20
410 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This tiny restaurant in Bernal Heights offers comforting favorites. More...

Local Kitchen California
13/20
330 First St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Thanks to generous happy hour specials, good cooking, attentive service and a crowd-pleasing menu, locals help keep Local packed. More...

Luce New American
15/20
Dining Room at Luce, San Francisco, CA InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Strikingly creative fare in an equally impressive SoMa setting. More...

Luna Park American
13/20
Dining Room at Luna Park, San Francisco, CA 694 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Fun, flavorful comfort food in a hip, cocktail-driven restaurant on Valencia. More...

McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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A restaurant in Ghirardelli Square with an encyclopedic seafood menu and panoramic views of the waterfront and San Francisco Bay. More...

Magic Flute California
13/20
3673 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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A restaurant perfectly at home in classy Presidio Heights. More...

Millennium Restaurant California
14/20
Dining Room at Millennium Restaurant, San Francisco, CA The Hotel California
580 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Vegetarian restaurant known for its gourmet menu highlighting organic ingredients. More...

Mission Beach Cafe California
14/20
Dining Room at Mission Beach Cafe, San Francisco, CA 198 Guerrero St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Cozy neighborhood restaurant for seasonally progressive fare. More...

Nombe Japanese
12/20
Dining Room at Nombe, San Francisco, CA 2491 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Saké, beer and izakaya-style eats on Mission Street. More...

Nopa California
14/20
Dining Room at Nopa, San Francisco, CA 560 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Nopa boasts first-rate cocktails, unique wines, and a vibrant Mediterranean-influenced menu. More...

One Market American
16/20
Dining Room at One Market, San Francisco, CA 1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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This upscale San Francisco cornerstone thrives with a cheerful energy and memorable American cuisine. More...

Oola Restaurant & Bar California
13/20
860 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Bustling restaurant and bar serving bistro-style American cuisine. More...

Parallel 37 Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Parallel 37, San Francisco, CA The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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High-touch, artfully presented American contemporary cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. More...

Park Chalet American
13/20
Golden Gate Park
1000 Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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A garden restaurant and microbrewery near the ocean at the foot of Golden Gate Park. More...

Park Tavern California
14/20
Dining Room at Park Tavern, San Francisco , CA 1652 Stockton St.
San Francisco , CA 94133

Stately tavern adjacent to Washington Square Park that showcases the creative talents of chef Jennifer Puccio. More...

Plow American
13/20
Dining Room at Plow, San Francisco, CA 1299 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Lovely neighborhood spot with soaring ceilings and striking views of the city serves up breakfast and lunch. More...

Presidio Social Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA 563 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
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Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. More...

Le P'tit Laurent French
14/20
Dining Room at Le P 699 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131

Le P’tit Laurent offers well-prepared, old-fashioned French cooking. More...

Samovar Tea Room
13/20
498 Sanchez St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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The tranquil tearoom is known for serving excellent teas, with a menu of dishes meant to complement them. More...

Samovar Tea Lounge Tea Room
13/20
Yerba Buena Gardens, Upper Level
730 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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The tearoom with a fabulous view of Yerba Buena Gardens is known for serving excellent teas, with a menu of dishes meant to complement them. More...

Slow Club American
14/20
Dining Room at Slow Club, San Francisco, CA 2501 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Slow Club has maintained a devoted following, never wavering from delivering a well-done meal. More...

1300 on Fillmore Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at 1300 on Fillmore , San Francisco, CA Fillmore Heritage Center
1300 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Slow soul food and balanced cocktails mark this stylish dish of a restaurant and lounge, evoking 1940s jazz glamour. More...

TRACE California
No Rating
Dining Room at TRACE, San Francisco, CA W San Francisco
181 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Stylish restaurant designed to evoke San Francisco's famous fog and city grid. More...

Triptych American
12/20
1155 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Half-priced wines on Tuesday evenings and modern American cuisine every night at this colorful “warehouse café.” More...

Twenty Five Lusk California
13/20
Dining Room at Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco, CA 25 Lusk St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Strikingly designed restaurant that has quickly endeared itself to San Francisco's style savvy crowds. More...

Universal Cafe New American
14/20
2814 19th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A casual but classy destination for California spins on New American cuisine. More...

Urban Tavern American
13/20
Dining Room at Urban Tavern, San Francisco, CA Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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A modern spin on the traditional pub, offering dressed-up comfort food in a sophisticated setting. More...

Waterbar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Waterbar, San Francisco, CA 399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Gorgeous views, bold flavors and a whimsical interior have made Waterbar a seafood-lover's dream. More...

Zazie French
12/20
941 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Casual French restaurant with the perfect setting for a sunny brunch. More...

Zuni Cafe Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, CA 1658 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This legendary San Francisco restaurant is famous for its roasted chicken with warm bread salad. More...

MARIN COUNTY

 

Brick & Bottle American
No Rating
Dining Room at Brick & Bottle, Corte Madera, CA 55 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Bustling and clubby, this large restaurant has become a hip destination for cocktails, pizzas, and California and American cuisine. More...

Buckeye Roadhouse American
13/20
Dining Room at Buckeye Roadhouse, Mill Valley, CA 15 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Creative twists on modern American comfort food attract crowds to this hunting lodge-style restaurant. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
Corte Madera Town Center
223 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Homemade breads and satisfying Italian cuisine are the draws at this chain restaurant with its large, bustling dining room and attractive outdoor dining patio. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

Le Garage Bistro French
13/20
Dining Room at Le Garage Bistro, Sausalito, CA 85 Liberty Ship Way, Ste. 109
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Le Garage’s setting on the Sausalito waterfront, with palm trees and dozens of boats, makes it feel like a hangout in the South of France. More...

Left Bank French
14/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA Blue Rock Inn
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Roland Passot's elegant Left Bank delivers satisfying cuisine of the sort that a French grand-mère would cook. More...

Murray Circle California
No Rating
Dining Room at Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA Cavallo Point - The Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Cir.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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California cuisine served in a contemporary, comfortable setting at Cavallo Point resort near the Golden Gate Bridge. More...

EAST BAY

 

A16 Rockridge Italian
14/20
Dining Room at A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA 5356 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Oakland's sister restaurant to San Francisco's A16. More...

Ajanta Indian
14/20
1888 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Chef-owner Lachu Moorjani offers sustainable and mostly organic pan-regional Indian fare; service is attentive. More...

Amber Bistro Fusion
13/20
500 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
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This cozy little bistro always feels warm and inviting. More...

Aunt Mary's Cafe American
13/20
4307 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner in a roomy-yet-homey neighborhood space. More...

Bette's Oceanview Diner Diner
13/20
1807 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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View or not, Bette's is a good spot for a slow morning of pancakes and satisfying omelets. More...

Bistro Liaison French
12/20
Dining Room at Bistro Liaison, Berkeley, CA 1849 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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The French bistro fare is reason to line up along the curved bar and wait for a table. More...

Bridges Restaurant & Bar California
14/20
44 Church St.
Danville, CA 94526
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First-rate cuisine, some of it with a pronounced Asian influence. More...

Faz Pleasanton Mediterranean
14/20
5121 Hopyard Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Wood-fired meats, roasted vegetables and more. More...

FIVE Modern American
No Rating
Dining Room at FIVE, Berkeley, CA Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Authentically retro-chic Berkeley dining room plays host to a thoughtful farm-to-table menu. More...

Gather California
No Rating
Dining Room at Gather, Berkeley, CA 2200 Oxford St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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A lively and bustling restaurant that gives equal thought to vegan/vegetarian and omnivorous dishes. More...

Haven American
14/20
44 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Creative flavor, texture and ingredient combinations make farm-to-table magic on the Oakland waterfront. More...

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, Oakland, CA 1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA 94612
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A prize waterfront location, historic building and vibrant atmosphere give this friendly seafood restaurant, bar and grill multifaceted appeal. More...

Lalime's California
15/20
1329 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94706
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Lalime's serves California-inspired Mediterranean fare to a loyal following. More...

Meritage at the Claremont California
No Rating
Dining Room at Meritage at the Claremont, Berkeley, CA Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
41 Tunnel Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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A fresh look keeps the vibe young at this luxurious restaurant, without sacrificing the Claremont’s prestigious dining history. More...

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Contemporary
14/20
5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
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Casually elegant surroundings, notable food and a great wine list. More...

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe American
13/20
Dining Room at Rudy 4081 Hollis St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Fun, punk diner known for satisfying, down-home cuisine; co-owners include a member of Green Day. More...

Skates on the Bay Seafood
12/20
100 Seawall Dr.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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This Berkeley restaurant has a striking view of the bay. More...

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Spenger 1919 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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An East Bay seafood landmark rich in history and charm. More...

Venus California
13/20
2327 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Organic, sustainable and nourishing cuisine at a relaxed neighborhood restaurant. More...

PENINSULA

 

Empire Grill & Tap Room California
13/20
651 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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A popular place for outdoor dining, either under the ivy-covered trellises at lunch or under the stars on balmy nights. More...

Left Bank French
13/20
Dining Room at Left Bank, Menlo Park, CA 635 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Classic French brasserie dishes make Left Bank a popular spot for lunch, dinner and an extended happy hour. More...

Madera Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Madera, Menlo Park, CA Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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California rustic meets pastoral luxury at this Menlo Park hot-spot that also boasts an attractive cocktail lounge. More...

Moss Beach Distillery American
11/20
Dining Room at Moss Beach Distillery, Moss Beach, CA Beach Way & Ocean Blvd.
Moss Beach, CA 94038
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Enjoy the jaw-dropping views at this Moss Beach seafood house. More...

Quattro Restaurant & Bar Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Quattro Restaurant & Bar, East Palo Alto, CA Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto enclave appropriate for a power breakfast, elegant lunch or upscale dinner. More...

231 Ellsworth American
16/20
Dining Room at 231 Ellsworth, San Mateo, CA 231 S. Ellsworth Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
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A handsome restaurant with a menu and wine list that could succeed amongst the big boys in any city setting. More...

Viognier California
No Rating
Dining Room at Viognier, San Mateo, CA 222 E. Fourth Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
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California-style menu touched by classic French techniques informs a dining experience that is at once homey and sophisticated. More...

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