SF Restaurants

Everyone on my tours always asks me which San Francisco Restaurants are my favorites, so here are a few. You can click on them for a link. I don’t think you’ll find a better, or more diversified list of cool SF places anywhere…

They’re not ranked…just in alphabetical order. Bars are at the bottom.


American – Woodward’s GardenMemphis MinniesZuni

Chinese – Empress of ChinaHouse of NankingMission Chinese

Best Burger – Gott’s RoadsideOld Ship Saloon

Brunch – AbsintheGrand CafeRose’s Cafe15 RomoloBar Tartine

Coffee – Blue BottleCaffe Roma

French – BoulevardGary Danko

Indian – Amber IndiaUrban Curry

Italian – QuinceCotognaPerbaccoDelfinaIncantoIdealeLa Ciccia

Mexican – ColibriDon Pisto’sNopalito

Other – Suppenkuche (German) – Kokkari (Greek) – Namu Gaji (Korean)


Peruvian – La MarLimon

Pizza – Pizzeria DelfinaTony’s Pizza NapoletanaBaonecciZero-Zero

Sandwiches – Molinari’sMiller’s East Coast DeliLee’s

Seafood – FarallonWaterbarHog Island OysterFish (Sausalito)

Southeast Asian – Slanted DoorAna Mandara

Spanish – PiperadeBocadillosLolola

Sushi – DomoRyokoBlowfish




Pubs – ComstockGrumpy’s

Dive Bars – ZeitgeistVesuvioKennedy’sLi PoWild side West

Upscale Bars – Redwood RoomTop of the Mark

Wine Bars – RN74Press ClubBubble LoungeHotel BironBarriqueSt. Vincent

Breweries – Magnolia’sThirsty Bear

Live Music – Saloon (blues)Cafe Claude (jazz)

Wine Shops – Arlequin – Biondivino - STWTC – K & L – Ferry Building Merchant