The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
9.5
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sir and Star at The OlemaSir and Star at The Olema
8.8
$$$$
Contemporary American | Point Reyes Station, Marin
CotognaCotogna
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Flour + WaterFlour + Water
8.7
$$$$
Italian | Mission, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
8.7
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
8.6
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Yuzuki Japanese EateryYuzuki Japanese Eatery
8.6
$$$$
Japanese | Mission, San Francisco
CalaCala
8.6
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
8.6
$$$$
Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
BenuBenu
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
8.5
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
8.5
$$$$
American | Mission, San Francisco
CaminoCamino
8.5
$$$$
Californian | Oakland, East Bay
SPQRSPQR
8.5
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Heights, San Francisco

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Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
275
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Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
311
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Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1439
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2351
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Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
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Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
523
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Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1207
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1342
$$$$
Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
716
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1202
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
613
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American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6011
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5829
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
835
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4917
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9362
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1727
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2260
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10317
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2284
$$$$
American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7158
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1564
$$$$
Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1668
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3165
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1094
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
814
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5518
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2260
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1727
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1026
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
435
$$$$
Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
383
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
742
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
588
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
814
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9362
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1668
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10317
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
512
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
364
$$$$
Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5921
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6011
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9362
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5829
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10317
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5668
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2323
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7158
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3165
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5518
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

Discover San Francisco

Farm-to-table is everywhere now, but it was here first. Just north of San Francisco, the values-forward counties of Marin and Sonoma offer an abundance of sustainably sourced produce. Of course, there’s more to eat in the Bay than leafy greens alone—don’t miss the mainstays like Cioppino (a seafood stew best eaten with thick-cut garlic bread), Mission-style burritos, local oysters and Neapolitan pizza where pizzerias around town war for the ultimate version. The city has long been home to distinct international flavors, so for authentic dim sum, Chinatown tops the charts. The Mission is ablaze with longstanding taquerias, steakhouses and a new wave of artisanal bakeries and coffee houses. And the Fisherman’s Wharf, while touristy, is the spot for Bay caught seafood. From there, we recommend walking to Crissy Field for Golden Gate Bridge gazing and sparkling sunshine.