2024 Best Special Occasion Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

Birthday or Anniversary Dinners
in San Francisco/Bay Area

Whether it's an anniversary dinner, graduation brunch, birthday or family reunion meal, special occasions call for special restaurants. Sure, it might turn out to be pricey, but these memorable meals don't come around very often.

Presented in alphabetical order, these top San Francisco/Bay Area restaurants all have the goods — food, service, ambience — to make sure your next occasion is an affair to remember.

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Acquerello
15/20
Chef Suzette Gresham-Tognetti's beautifully prepared Italian cuisine at a San Francisco standout since 1989. See More
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Atelier Crenn
18/20
Chef Dominique Crenn’s “poetic culinaria” tasting menu features luxurious ingredients and unique presentations. See More
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Benu
16/20
Chef Corey Lee offers progressive contemporary cuisine at his debut venture. See More

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Gary Danko
17/20
Anticipate sophisticated, accessible food and a formal comportment. See More

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Mourad
14/20
Chef Mourad Lahlou offers high-touch, high-gloss cuisine with a hint of Moroccan spice. See More

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Quince

Contemporary, Italian, French
Quince
16/20
Relocated to an historic, brick building in Jackson Square, Quince remains a standout culinary destination. See More
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Saison
18/20
The tasting menus achieve perfect harmony with simple ingredients at this distinctive dining experience housed in a historic SoMa building. See More
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