2020 Best Small Plates Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Best Tapas in San Francisco/Bay Area

Sometimes there are so many delectable options on a menu that it's nearly impossible to pick just one for an entrée.

Presented in alphabetical order, these top small plates restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area serve more manageable portions that are perfect for sharing.

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B44

Spanish, Tapas, Small Plates
B44
14/20
A tiny outpost of Spain in the middle of San Francisco --- complete with aromas of saffron and chorizo. See More

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American, Bistro, Small Plates
Causwells
14/20
Young hipsters pack this shared-plate restaurant adjoining the Presidio Theatre. See More

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Coqueta
14/20
Daring, dramatic Spanish-inspired dishes prepared by a celebrity chef within a stone's throw of San Francisco Bay. See More

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Duende

Spanish, Mediterranean, Small Plates
Duende
14/20
The bold tastes of Spain meet upstart East Bay innovation. See More

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Izakaya Sozai
13/20
Bold tonkatsu ramen and a menu of well-conceived small plates are the real attractions at this bustling izakaya in San Francisco’s fog belt. See More
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European, New American, Small Plates
Lord Stanley
14/20
Delicate, texture-rich small plates that traffic heavily in herbs and flowers paired with an approachable lineup of funky European wines. See More
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Rich Table
14/20
California-current cuisine from husband-and-wife, veteran chefs. See More

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State Bird Provisions
14/20
A California take on dim sum offers casual, seasonal variety with small plates wheeled between the tables. See More
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Terzo

Mediterranean, Tapas, Small Plates
Terzo
15/20
House-cured meats, a pan-Mediterranean menu and a warm neighborhood feel set this small-plates place apart. See More

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Zarzuela

Spanish, Tapas, Small Plates
14/20
Festive, consistent Zarzuela could be a bustling tapas bar in the heart of Madrid's Old Quarter. See More
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