You're a little crazy when it comes to food. If you can identify different types of saffron, have a favorite black truffle dish,or if you can list every flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, you probably qualify, and San Francisco is your paradise.
Spectacular examples of every type of cuisine on Earth can be had, but what really distinguishes The City is the infinite creativity of its chefs, most of whom are unbounded by traditional categories, and the artisan approach to the dining experience itself.
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Betelnut is an Asian style beer house specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine served in the traditional family style. At Betelnut, large mugs of beer complement emphatically fresh and tantalizing "street food" made with fresh local ingredients and regional spices that tend to be on the hotter side. Head chef Alexander Ong began his culinary career in Malaysia at the 600-cook kitchen of the Shangri-La Hotel. His creativity keeps Betelnut thriving as one of the Bay Area's most popular & successful restaurants.
2030 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 (3.0 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10 pm, Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11 pm
Phone: (415) 929-8855
Open since 1937, the Buckeye Roadhouse is the best Marin County restaurant to experience quintessential California fine dining. As historic as the Golden Gate Bridge, Buckeye Roadhouse beautifully intertwines Old World charm with contemporary American cuisine.
This is the only restaurant on our list not within San Francisco city limits, but hey, if you don't visit the Bay Area often, this may be your only shot at this mysterious restaurant that hosts some Bush family lore as well as ... you'll have to go there to find out.
15 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941 (12.0 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Dinner Mon - Thu 4 pm - 10:30 pm, Fri & Sat 4 pm - 11 pm, Sun 3 pm - 10 pm
Phone: (415) 331-2600
For your dining pleasure you find the casual Bistro Restaurant on the main level and the elegant Sutro's at the Cliff House on the lower level. Sunday buffet brunch in the Terrace Room is a San Francisco tradition offering free-flowing champagne and a delicious buffet. For over 00 years San Franciscans have been celebrating their events at the Cliff House and that tradition continues today.
The view! The views! The views!
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121 (7.0 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Consult website, multiple venues on-site
Phone: (415) 386-3330
For 30 years Steve Fujii and his wife Koko have created San Francisco landmark restaurants that have continued to grow and flourish. Today there are 2 Ebisu locations, so if you dig it in the Inner Sunset, check them out at the San Francisco International Airport inside the Food Court in Terminal G. Get their early or prepare to wait in line for a seat. They do not accept reservations, but it's worth the wait.
1283 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122 (4.4 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Tue - Thu 5 pm - 10 pm, Fri - Sat 5 pm - 11 pm, Sun 5 pm - 10 pm (No Reservations)
Phone: (415) 566-1770
The House of Prime Rib serves well-marbled Prime Rib in the English Tradition. Prime Rib is carved at your table, to your specifications, from their unique stainless stell serving cart. They serve only the best beef available, the top 2% of all beef marked. The House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco Landmark. Their juicy and delicious Prime Rib is made from the highest quality mid-western corn-fed beef available, then aged for 21 days.
1906 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109 (2.1 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10 pm, Fri 5 pm - 10 pm, Sat - Sun 4 pm - 10 pm
Phone: (415) 885-4605
Great, highly authentic Thai restaurant with the ambience to match. Be warned - you will take your shoes off so no holes in the socks. You will also sit on the floor with well seating. Be warmed - it can get hot in there. With that said, the food is great and affordable. Be sure to have some iced tea and order the Bird's Nest shrimp.
5937 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121 (5.5 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: 5pm - 10 pm seven days a week
Phone: (415) 668-6654
Lefty was a highly respected coach and manager for the San Francisco Seals baseball team. He was a friend and teammate to great players of our time, such as; Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, and Ty Cobb to name a few. Lefty was the man who brought two countries together after World War II. Lefty was credited for bringing America's favorite past-time to Japan. In 1958 Left O'Doul had an inspiration to open a restaurant bar in San Franciso where friends and family could come to eat and meet with sports stars, creating a unique environment where everyone was family. Over the years Lefty O'Doul's restaurant has seen the likes of some of baseball and Hollywood's greatest entertainers. They strive for quality food and quality service with the Old World Charm of baseball's past.
333 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 (1.6 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: 7 am - 2 am seven days a week
Phone: (415) 982-8900
Since 1970 when Lorenzo Petroni and Bruno Orsi founded San Francisco's #1 Italian restaurant renowned for its authentic Tuscan cuisine, the NORTH BEACH RESTAURANT has been a must-visit dining destination for Bay Area families, romantics, tourists, conventioneers, business professionals, sports celebrities, and movie stars!
1512 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133 (1.8 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: 11:30 am - 11:45 pm seven days a week
Phone: (415) 392-1700
Established in 1997, Chow is proud to offer fresh & healthy, high-quality comfort food at affordable prices with signature warm, friendly service. Located in the Inner Sunset, they are a hyper friendly neighborhood restaurant. Order a Chimay while you're there. The upstairs seating is to die for if it's warm enough. If you have time, stroll Irving Street or dip into the park for a walk. If Park Chow is too busy, Ebisu is on the same block, but they are always busy.
1240 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122 (4.4 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Sun - Thu 5 pm - 9:30 pm, Fri - Sat 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Phone: (415) 665-9912
Tommy's Joynt is the Original Hof-Brau of San Francisco, and has become one of San Francisco's longest living institutions. They sit at Van Ness and Geary on Route 101, at the crossroads of the City. "Welcome Stranger" decals itself above the front doors that beg you to come inside and eat "Where Turkey is King."
1101 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94109 (1.6 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: 10 am - 2 am seven days a week
Phone: (415) 775-4216