Most Popular Restaurants in San Francisco

April 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Every neighborhood in San Francisco has its own personality, from the hippie chic of the Upper Haight to the hipster grit of the Mission. The Marina district boasts trendy bistros and postcard-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge, while Noe Valley offers quaint and quiet boutiques. Wave hello to the sea lions at Pier 39, and sample local cheese and charcuterie at the Ferry Building. Sit in on a yoga session in Dolores Park or marvel at the Dutch Windmill across from Ocean Beach.
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1. Kokkari Estiatorio

200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1806 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 105 +1 415-981-0983
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kokkari Estiatorio

Reviewed By Travelsalot05 - Katonah, New York

My husband and I found this amazing and beautiful restaurant and after 3 tries, managed to snag a reservation, for lunch. (It's very popular!) Soaring rooms, impeccable service, a noise level "for grownups" with no music to talk over, and food so fresh and good we can't stop recommending it. This is a "tablecloth" restaurant, a place for a civilized meal where you feel pampered. You know right away that they care when the bread and olive oil brought to the table are so good. We shared a razor clam special appetizer and a fresh chunky Greek salad, followed by lamp chops for my husband and a lamb burger served on pita for me. The lamb was first-rate. My burger was juicy and tasty, and huge! The fries that came with were perfectly crisp. Our waiter brought me two tastes of red wine to try before making up my mind. He was very helpful, professional and pleasant without being overly friendly--the way a good waiter should be. In a time of bare-topped tables, loud music and fussy food, Kokkari stands out. Note: If you can't get a reservation online, try calling. The woman who answers is gracious and helpful.

2. Molinari Delicatessen

373 Columbus Ave, North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 26 +1 415-421-2337
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 723 reviews

Molinari Delicatessen

Reviewed By DogDoggie - WorldWide

Loved Molinari's. The business has been around since 1896...so they must be doing it right. I had the Italian Combo sandwich...which was excellent. We also tried some pasta...also great. Great food and great service at a reasonable (by SF standards) price...what could be better.

3. Eight Am

1323 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1330 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 415-292-4888
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 680 reviews

Eight Am

Reviewed By Rodrigo C

The service and the food are good, but the price is very high for the environment and experience it offers you. I felt too expensive for what they delivered. Very crowd, the tables have no space for people pass, each second you hear a “sorry, excuse me”. They have a heater that makes inside very hot and smelling food all around. Good food and service, but poor experience and environment.

4. Seven Hills

1550 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3114 Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 79 +1 415-775-1550
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 822 reviews

Seven Hills

SEVEN HILLS is a small neighborhood restaurant located in the romantic Nob Hill district of San Francisco. Our emphasis is on home made pasta and showcasing the best our local farmers have to offer. Our wine list was created to be extremely approachable and well suited to our cuisine. We are located on the cable car line on Hyde street. We look forward to seeing you soon...

Reviewed By annekscott - London

Absolutely delightful. Loved the European sized serves - if you are used to and desire American portions beware. This location and the food are understated stylish. Flavours robustly subtle. Great sourdough, tasty chunky meatballs, exquisite and au pont al dente spaghetti with best Pinot Grigio...MoreHi Anne What a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for helping to spread the word about my little restaurant. See you soon I hope Regards Alexis Solomou Proprietor SEVEN HILLS

5. Sweet Maple

2101 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3119 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 415-655-9169
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 706 reviews

Sweet Maple

At Sweet Maple, we keep it real and simple. We focus on great food and friendly service. We have a relaxing and spacious atmosphere filled with aromas of fresh ground coffee.Come and enjoy the food, enjoy the drinks. Find out why Sweet Maple is rapidly becoming one of the best brunch places in San Francisco.We're open every day for breakfast and lunch!

Reviewed By Kat&John - Bainbridge Island WA

While staying in Japantown we had breakfast here both Sat and Sun. Pro tip: get here by 8:30 and no waiting.

Excellent coffee with quick refills and great service. Bacon is really worth it. One side can be split by two people it’s so thick.

Egg scrambles were interesting and creative. French toast was tasty and beautifully presented.

6. Restaurant Gary Danko

800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1228 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 92 - SGD 131 +1 415-749-2060
Excellent
78%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Restaurant Gary Danko

Reviewed By sunnyboy9 - Singapore

We finally made it to this famed restaurant after a few trips. Everything lived up to its reputation of fine Californian food, romantic atmosphere and unfuzzed service. Most memorable is the setting- 2 wood paneled rooms simply envelope you in luxurious paintings and flower arrangements. The cuisine is the right side of comfort and not too cutting edge that it takes the attention away from the conversation with your companion. The wine list is awesome even in a town well known for wines. Only wish is the tables are a little too packed in that it threatens the intimacy. 6 inches more of elbow room would be a good compromise. This is a place you want to dress up to feel the occasion and be a part of the luxury experience that is a throw back to a more genteel era. Will be back dressed chic.

7. Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 415-552-7584
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 515 reviews

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

Reviewed By mstimc - Calif.

This is a small diner-type place; very unassuming with a friendly wait staff. The menu is limited, which is probably a good thing meant to ensure the food is fresh and prepared with care. Besides the regular menu, there are a few specials posted on a board. I had the dinner portion of the scallops and my wife had the prawns. The plate is typical "modern"; the main course with a few veggies. We ordered dinner salads to fill out the meal and the total came to close to 80 bucks. The food was good but not stunning and you sure aren't paying for atmosphere. The next night we ate at one of the better Italian places and paid the same for full meals with wine. Anchor was good but the skimp portions for the price will keep me from coming back.

8. La Ciccia

291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131-2454 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 415-550-8114
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

La Ciccia

La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island, resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list,170 labels selection represent every Region with more than a quarter devote to Sardinia in order to pair the traditional earthy flavors as well seafood influence of Sardinia cuisine. La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia an experience not to be missed.

Reviewed By Brinbri - California Hot Springs, California

La Ciccia was an amazing dinner! I total let my guard down and just enjoyed this pricey restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. I started by reviewing on TripAdvistor and just had to order the much raved about Baby Octopus Stew…. YUM YUM YUM!!!!! We ordered a pasta dish, and a second dish that I don’t remember… but it was amazing!!! We even went all out and ordered a bottle of wine for the three of us. In addition to the food, the staff was great! Save this place for a special occasion and you will not be disappointed.

9. Hollywood Cafe

530 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1312 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 415-563-3779
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Hollywood Cafe

Reviewed By difish - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The food was average at best - my fruit bowl was abysmal. The decor is nonexistent (I was squished next to a heater). The staff is abrupt. Don't even ask about the bathrooms (in a warehouse type building next door that is not kept clean and where the stalls don't lock). Not sure what all the hype is about.

10. Jeanne D'arc

715 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3402 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 68 - SGD 79 +1 415-421-3154
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 533 reviews

Jeanne D'arc

Reviewed By df86 - York, United Kingdom

Jeanne D'arc makes ordering easy by having one prix fixe menu. You pick one option from each of four areas.

The food is absolutely delicious, especially the layered avocado and shrimp dish I had for starter. Really great. My main of duck breast in sauce was equally excellent.

Service was friendly and attentive throughout, which really does the place credit.

A must visit if you are in San Francisco.

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