SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
goes by many names past and present, including The City by the Bay, Fog City, Frisco, The City that Knows How, Baghdad by the Bay, and even The Paris of the West! It's located within its own county, and at last count there were just about 809,000 people living here! It's definitely one of the more interesting places in the world to live. Of course two of the most recognizable landmarks here are the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf! But that's just the tip of the iceberg. So what brings you to our area? Whatever it is, let this page be your guide to the best bars and restaurants in the San Francisco zip codes of 94101, 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94106, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94119, 94120, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94125, 94126, 94127, 94128, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94135, 94136, 94137, 94138, 94139, 94140, 94141, 94142, 94143, 94144, 94145, 94146, 94147, 94150, 94151, 94152, 94153, 94154, 94155, 94156, 94157, 94158, 94159, 94160, 94161, 94162, 94163, 94164, 94165, 94166, 94167, 94168, 94169, 94170, 94172, 94175, and 94177.
Restaurant Gary Danko
Restaurant Gary Danko is a very elegant and upscale restaurant that you may enjoy for those power lunches with important clients, romantic dinners with your significant other, or just a really great dinner with your friends any night of the week if you've got the money to blow! It's definitely expensive here, but the menu is one of the best in the entire state, so it's definitely worth it. The scallops are our personal favorite and they seem to be the most recommended item on the menu too! The pork belly is an incredible choice too. The location of Restaurant Gary Danko is at 800 North Point Street between Hyde Street and Larkin Street.
Boulevard Restaurant is another expensive but "worth it" restaurant that we cannot resist in San Francisco! Just being in this gorgeous setting is worth the price that you pay, but when you couple the food with it, and then the service on top of that, it's really out of this world! It's got a very classic atmosphere, not a trendy one, which we appreciate. The lobster bisque and crab salad are our two personal favorites here, and you will note that they only use the choicest pieces of lobster meat and crab meat. This is precisely why it's worth the price to dine here! You'll be able to locate Boulevard Restaurant on Mission Street between Steuart Street and The Embarcadero. One of our highest recommendations!
Zuni Cafe is a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco that we really cannot resist. Their frisee salad is one of our favorite items on the menu, and another one of our personal favorites would have to be their pizza! It's one of the best anywhere, and we're certain that you'll agree! It's very upscale and gorgeous dining here, especially if you get a seat by the wood burning stove. Be sure to try the Tuscan chicken, and also take some time to sit at their copper bar and enjoy a drink or two. You will be able to find the exquisite Zuni Cafe on Market Street between Rose Street and Haight Street. Very highly recommended!
Farallon Restaurant is one of the best places for seafood in San Francisco, and it really gives you the experience of dining under the sea. A true underwater fantasy. They received OpenTable.com's Diners' Choice award in 2010. We'd most highly recommend the scallop carpaccio, the tomato confit, and the creamy basil vinaigrette and toasted pine nuts! But really everything on the menu is an experience in itself. You will not regret anything you order here. Ever. You'll be able to locate Farallon Restaurant on Post Street between Powell Street and Mason Street! One of our highest recommendations of all time!
One Market Restaurant
One Market Restaurant is of course a reference to their address, but the location is the least of what you'll remember from your dining experience here... you'll be truly bowled over by the awesome food and drink here, and they've got happy hour on the weeknights that will really save you a great deal of money too! It's fancy enough for those special nights out and yet the price is a little more "right" than most of the other restaurants on this list if you get our drift! Definitely not cheap, but a little more "worth it!" You'll enjoy sitting at their beautiful bar, or having dinner here any night of the week... try their fried calamari, it's the best we've ever had! You'll be able to locate One Market Restaurant, of course, at 1 Market Street, in San Francisco.
Tadich Grill is another one of those famous seafood restaurants here in San Francisco, and we recommend it very highly to you! The food and the service are both top notch, really out of this world, and if you are a crab and seafood lover you really won't find a place that's better than this one. It's old fashioned in terms of the quality of the service, and we also really love the decor that includes dark paneling and private booths. The Bay Shrimp Louis Salad is one of our favorite things to order here, and their famous seafood cioppino which includes prawns, clams, bay shrimp, whitefish, crab meat, and scallops, is to die for! You will be able to find Tadich Grill on California Street between Front Street and Battery Street!
Fog City Diner
Fog City Diner is a classic in the San Francisco area, and we have been enjoying this place for as long as we can remember. The halibut is one of our favorite things to get here, but we also enjoy the simpler things like th ehamburgers, the macaroni and cheese, the truffle french fries, and the malted milkshakes! All those wonderful American favorites, but with a noticeable upgrade! We love the chrome accents and the old fashioned black and white tile floor. Even the booths have a very authentically retro feel to them. We just know that you will love this place as much as we do. You'll be able to locate Fog City Diner on Battery Street between Greenwich Street and The Embarcadero.
Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery
Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery is a classic old fashioned pub where you can relax and pretend that you've somehow skipped back a few decades to a simpler time when everything tasted better and people treated each other much better than they do today. The service is really that good, and the high quality of the food and drinks did not go unnoticed by us when we were there! The dark accents really make for a relaxed and almost moody vibe, and since they've got a great sound system, the music lovers will really love this place too. The quinoa is one of our favorite things here, and we love the hamburgers as well. You can find Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery on Haight Street between Central Avenue and Masonic Avenue. Very highly recommended!
Cliff House is a very cool place to stay when you are in the San Francisco area, and their restaurant is one of the best that we have ever been to! The window seat in front of Seal Rock is the choicest seat in the house if you ask us, so be sure to ask for that one if you get a chance to. Watching the ocean while you eat is a real pleasure here too. We'd recommend the clam chowder as a starter and really anything on the menu for an entree! It's so good it's tough to pick a favorite! The service is really noteworthy here too. Just sensational in every way. You'll be able to locate the historic Cliff House on Point Lobos Avenue near the intersection with Great Highway.
Luna Park is a beautiful restaurant in San Francisco, and one of our absolute favorites too. They've got plenty of American and international favorites here to please your tastebuds, and the service and ambiance are worth a visit even if you weren't counting that incredible food! The chilaquiles are awesome and the mimosas are one of the reasons that we come here in the first place! It's always busy here, and there's no question why. Try the tuna poke appetizer with won ton skins. Amazing! Everything here is sensational, so don't be afraid to try some new things. The location of Luna Park is at 694 Valencia Street. Very highly recommended!