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The Best Restaurants in San Francisco

  • Hog Island Oyster Co., one of GAYOT's 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants 25 Best San Francisco Restaurants Check out GAYOT's 25 Best Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area to find the best dining spots for fall 2014.
  • Top 10 Sexy Restaurants Top 10 Sexy Restaurants Chef Michael Chiarello's Coqueta offers daring, dramatic Spanish-inspired dishes at San Francisco's Pier 5.
  • 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.
  • Top 10 Burger Restaurants Best Burgers GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Burger Restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area includes Trueburger.

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.

Learn about sustainable seafood with GAYOT's guideThere's a lot of fish in the sea, but not all should end up on your plate! Learn which kinds of seafood were caught using sustainable practices.