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San Francisco/Bay Area Restaurants - Review Guide

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GAYOT.com's Picks:
10 Hot Spots for Dining
31st Union
A16 Rockridge
Bouli Bar
Coqueta
Freewheel Brewing Co.
La Urbana
Parallel 37
Prospect
Roka Akor
SPQR
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Restaurant News in San Francisco

Get the scoop on the culinary happenings in San Francisco
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San Francisco New & Notable Restaurants
San Francisco New & Notable Restaurants

New restaurants are opening in San Francisco every day, but how do you know where to go? Check out the
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants, as as our round-up of all the
New Restaurants in San Francisco.

Closed Restaurant Reviews
They might be gone, but they're not forgotten. Browse through our closed restaurant database for San Francisco to reminisce about your favorite eateries from the past. Alma, we'll miss you.

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Restaurant Issue 2014
Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue
Top 10 Most Read Reviews by Our Users
1. Saison
2. Coi
3. Gary Danko
4. Butterfly Embarcadero
5. Waterbar
  6. Michael Mina
  7. One Market
  8. Top of the Mark
  9. EPIC Roasthouse
10. SPQR
San Francisco Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in SF here!

Discover the best restaurants in San Francisco for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more

San Francisco Restaurants

San Francisco and the Bay Area were an integral part of the "food revolution" in the 1970s when the creation of "California Cuisine" changed the way America ate forever. This fusion style of preparing food allowed restaurants to combine cooking styles from all over the globe to create new dining experiences for their visitors. There was also a renewed emphasis on fresh, quality local ingredients that had been replaced in American cooking by the canned and frozen convenience foods born of two world wars and increasingly innovative technology. This return to basics with a twist became the hallmark of San Francisco cuisine and continues to influence restaurants all over the world to this 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.