San Francisco, California - Dining

With over 3,300 restaurants, San Francisco could possibly be the best city in the world for dining out. Food from every corner of the world can be found here from Afghan to Tibetan, Bolivian and Russian. From the small mom and pop corner cafés to elegant four-star restaurants, there is something for everyone. San Francisco Sourdough Bread and Dungeness Crab are two "absolute musts" for visitors to try and enjoy. San Francisco’s close proximity to the Napa-Sonoma wine country ensures an excellent array of California wines.

Cliff House

Perched high on a cliff overlooking Seal Rocks and the Pacific Ocean, the Cliff House offers several dining venues with breathtaking views. The Bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere. For a romantic sunset dinner, make reservations at Sutro’s. On the menu at Sutro’s is Dungeness Crab, Big Eye Tuna, grilled swordfish, lamb, chicken and a long list of decadent desserts. Champagne buffet every Sunday.

Address1090 Point Lobos, Ocean Beach Area, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 386 3330

Teatro Zinzanni, Love, Chaos & Dinner

More than a restaurant, more than a theatre, Teatro ZinZanni is a place of dreams and divas, music and madmen. It is a vaudeville revue and interactive theatre, featuring an international cast of comedians, dancers and magicians. There is no stage here - the show takes place in and around the dining area, making you a part of this colorful and dazzling spectacular. The menu is an international five-course dinner, the wine list is endless, and the surroundings are intriguing.

Address110 Pacific Avenue, Pier 29, Embarcadero, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 438 2668

Ristorante Fior D’italia

Claiming to be America’s oldest Italian restaurant, Fior specializes in Northern Italian cuisine, fresh pasta, seafood, gnocchi and osso buco. Open for lunch and dinner.

Address2237 Mason, North Beach Area, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 986 1886

Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Café

Since 1849, Boudin has been baking San Francisco Sourdough Bread and has expanded into nine locations in the area. Boudin’s at Fisherman’s Wharf is sought out by visitors for their sourdough bread bowls filled with hot clam chowder.

Address160 Jefferson Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 928 1849

Luna Park

This casual, hip décor restaurant, serving mainly French and Italian cuisine, is popular with the locals as well as the tourists. Signature dishes include warm goat cheese fondue and Hawaiian Tuna "Poke" with wonton chips. Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Reservations are recommended.

Address694 Valencia Street, Mission District, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 553 8584

Scala’s Bistro

This upscale eatery combines Old World ambiance and a delightful Mediterranean menu to create a very special dining experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are recommended for evenings.

Address432 Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 395 8555

Mo’s Grill

A 1950s diner serving up huge tasty burgers, milkshakes and crispy, salty French fries. Also a great place to have a breakfast at a bargain.

AddressYerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 957 3779


Calzone has dubbed itself a Euro Bistro for the 21st century. Sit beneath the large awning covering the front and enjoy a gourmet pizza while people-watching. Appetizers include mussels in garlic, ginger cilantro broth, or Italian pot stickers filled with sausage and mushrooms.

Dinner entrées include a wide variety of pasta, seafood, beef, chicken and pork dishes.

Address430 Columbus Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 397 3600

Twenty Five Lusk

Twenty Five Lusk is a modern restaurant and lounge serving seasonally-based New American cuisine. Here you can indulge in high quality food such as scallop sashimi, grilled octopus sausage and roasted filet mignon. Bon appetit!

Address25 Lusk Street, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 495 5875

Kokkari Estiatorio

This restaurant is named after a small fishing village on the island of Samos in Greece. When entering the restaurant, you will notice the old-world charm of a rustic Mediterranean country inn. The menus include traditional Greek cuisine with mouth-watering starters such as classic Greek salad and main courses like the traditional dish Moussaka.

Address200 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 981 0983

Benjarong Thai Cuisine

Serving its customers authentic Thai food since 2008, the chef at Benjarong uses only the best Thai herbs and vegetables from the farmers market. This inexpensive restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambiance.

Address1968 Lombard Street, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 441 8999

Hog Island Oyster Company

If you are an oyster lover, this is the place to visit. Hog Island Oyster Bar offers fresh and local oysters and Manila clams raised on their own farm. This is the place where you can indulge in Oyster soup and a grilled cheese sandwich which is to die for! This is, however, a very popular place so it might be crowded but well worth the wait.

AddressThe Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 391 7117

Yank Sing

Indulge in various mouth-watering Dim Sum at this Asian Chinese restaurant. Dim Sum, which literally means "to touch the heart", was at first not a main meal, only a snack.

Address49 Stevenson Street, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 541 4949

La Ciccia

La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant serving Italian food. It is located on the edge of Noe Valley and is a family-owned business owned by a married couple. The chef prepares the food with authentic ingredients from Italy to give it that perfect flavor. Here you can also choose a good Italian wine from the extensive wine list.

Address291 30th Church Street, San Francisco
Phone+ 1 415 550 8114

House of Prime Rib

House of Prime Rib serves juicy meat which is carved at your table - to your specification. The decor is in traditional English style with a fireplace, and the atmosphere can be described as warm and cozy.

Address1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
Phone+1 415 885 4605