Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now
Where to Eat in San Francisco
This undisputed food city is buzzing with everything from casual hot spots to upscale modern newcomers. With so many options, it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you out, presented in alphabetical order, here is GAYOT's guide to the 25 hottest restaurants in San Francisco.
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— Castro District
Basque small plates along with fun cocktails and a hopping scene in the Castro's Swedish American Hall.
Elevated garden fare with a side of (beef) cheek, courtesy of Aaron London.
Black Bark BBQ
— Fillmore District
Masterful brisket, spare ribs and pulled pork, with classic Southern sides.
— Mill Valley
California-American comfort food with creative twists is served in an elegant ski lodge-like setting.
EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Classy New American fare in the heart of mid-market, from the team behind Maven.
Chef-owner Val M. Cantu presents a multi-course tasting of Mexican fare in the Mission district.
— Union Square
Craft cocktails and an exceptional spirits list make this spot an optimal after-work habit; food is offered as well.
— Richmond District
Wood-fired pizza and deft pairings in an upmarket scene that welcomes families.
Taqueria, burger joint and much more, Garaje offers a variety of Mexican and other flavors with pretense-free, old-school appeal.
A confident, cozy, rustic restaurant soothes patrons while stimulating taste buds with inventive seasonal specialties.
— Union Square
Spicy, seasonal Thai food and a modern, busy scene keep the crowds coming to this downtown spot.
A veritable temple to modern cooking and chef culture juxtaposed with rustic cabin chic carves out a unique niche in the Mission.
— Hayes Valley
This welcoming, fast-casual retreat wants to be your go-to meal in Hayes Valley.
This creative Mission restaurant offers fun, color and plenty of personality.
Chef Brandon Jew offers a menu that takes inspiration from Chinese cooking traditions, as well as California's sustainable and seasonal ethos.
San Francisco izakaya and sushi spot delivers delicate delectables.
Intimate sushi spot offering a chef's choice menu of exceptional cuts.
Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Indulgent pastries emerge from this alleged birthplace of the croissant/muffin "cruffin."
— Walnut Creek
Inviting, invigorating Peruvian repast just a stone's throw from the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART.
— Fillmore District
A follow-up from the team behind State Bird Provisions.
Sabio on Main
Upscale, contemporary dining from Francis Hogan in Pleasanton.
Maybeck's (Formerly Spaghetti Bros.)
Smokey renditions of Italian standards and a steak well worth the spend. Negroni, too.
Inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up generously portioned Latin-influenced food for young and old alike.
Exciting Japanese pub food from a renowned chef, with sushi and much more.
This surreal gin joint is worth a visit for the vibe alone, if not the incredible cocktails.
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