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The Best Restaurants
in San Francisco Bay Area

GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now


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 / BAY AREA RESTAURANT LISTS

American

Bakeries

Barbecue

Bistros

Breakfast
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Peninsula

British & Irish Pubs

Brunch
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County

Burgers

Business Dining

Cheap Eats

Chef's Tables

Chinese

Classics

Coffee Houses

Diners

Dog-Friendly

Food Ratings

Food Trucks

French

Frozen Yogurt

Happy Hour
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- Peninsula

Heart-Healthy
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County

Ice Cream

Indian

Italian
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)

Japanese


Kid-Friendly
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- Peninsula

Late Night

Lounges

Mexican

New & Notable

Outdoor Dining
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- Peninsula

Pizza

Power Breakfast

Power Lunch

Romantic
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County & Peninsula

Seafood
- San Francisco
- Marin County

Sandwiches NEW!

Sexy Restaurants

Small Plates

Special Occasion

Sports Bars

Steakhouses

Sushi

Thai

Value Restaurants
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- Peninsula

Vegan

Vegetarian

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Wine Bars

Wine List


BEST SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

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.

New Year's Eve

Valentine's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Easter Brunch
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- SF Peninsula (Menlo Park & Palo Alto)

Mother's Day Brunch
- San Francisco
- East Bay (Oakland & Berkeley)
- Marin County
- Peninsula

Father's Day

Bastille Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

VEGETARIAN FOODWith GAYOT's lists of the Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants, you can discover where to find the best meatless meals.