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The Best Restaurants in San Francisco

  • GAYOT's 2014 Restaurant Awards GAYOT's 2014 Restaurant Awards Chef Michael Mina is among the San Francisco chefs honored in GAYOT's 2014 Restaurant Awards.
  • Romantic Restaurants Top 10 Romantic Restaurants Gary Danko's classy but comfortable ambience makes it one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco.
  • Top 10 Burger Restaurants Best Burgers GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Burger Restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area includes Trueburger.
  • Top 10 Power Lunch Restaurants Top 10 Power Lunch Restaurants Impress a new client at Brasserie S&P, one of the Top 10 Power Lunch Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area.

GAYOT's writers have dined at thousands of Bay Area restaurants, and we want to share with you the very best restaurants in San Francisco, the East Bay, Marin, and beyond. Whether you are looking for the highest-rated San Francisco area restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, or the best sushi, you can follow these top 10 San Francisco/Bay Area restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can discover the best restaurants in SF in a variety of categories.

TOP 10 SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT LISTS

Enjoy a symphony for the senses at Saison, one of the best restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area

American
Bakeries
Barbecue
Bistros
Brunch
Burgers
Business Dining

Cheap Eats
Chef's Tables
Chinese
Classics
Coffee Houses

Diners
Easter Brunch
Father's Day
Food Ratings
Food Trucks
French
Frozen Yogurt

Happy Hour
Heart-Healthy

Hot 10
Ice Cream
Indian
Italian
Japanese

Kid-Friendly
Late Night

Lounges
Mexican
Mother's Day Brunch

New & Notable
New Year's Eve
Outdoor Dining
Pizza

Power Breakfast
Power Lunch
Romantic
Seafood

Sexy Restaurants
Small Plates
Special Occasion
Steakhouses

St. Patrick's Day
Sushi
Thai
Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day
Value Restaurants
Vegetarian
View
Wine Bars
Wine List

BEST SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

AQ Restaurant & Bar is one of the best romantic restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area
With so many great restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best pizza, seafood, steakhouses and more.

Barbecue
Breakfast
British & Irish Pubs
Brunch

Cheap Eats
Delivery
Happy Hours
Heart-Healthy
Ice Cream

Italian
Kid-Friendly
Outdoor Dining

Pizza
Romantic
Seafood
Steakhouses

Takeout
Value Restaurants


BEST SAN FRANCISCO HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

Salt House is one of the best San Francisco restaurants for celebrating Valentine's Day
GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day or where to raise a pint on St. Patrick’s Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Bastille Day
Christmas
Easter Brunch
Mother's Day

New Year's Eve
St. Patrick's Day
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

Check out GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.At the Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the U.S., you can tuck into handmade tacos, Tex-Mex classics or haute interpretations from celebrity chefs.