10 Best San Francisco Restaurants: The Old and The New
San Francisco has always been known for its food, and for good reason. From perfect pasta in North Beach to sizzling Szechuan in Chinatown, the variety and quality of Bay Area dining is world class. Just when it looked like dining couldn't get any better, though, a new wave of restaurants emphasizing local and organic ingredients has flooded the city. Here's our mix and match of the old and the new tastes of San Francisco.
Local Expert Tip: "Cutting edge California cuisine for the serious foodie."
Local Expert Tip: "Try Acquerello's cheese platter, one of the tastiest in the city."
- Cuisine: American, European, French, New American
- Average Main Course Price: $129
- Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Local Expert Tip: "Don't let the simple exterior fool you. Masa's is unforgettably lavish and attentive to detail on the inside."
Local Expert Tip: "Long-time favorite entrances stylish patrons with Mediterranean cuisine."
- Cuisine: American, California, European, French
- Average Main Course Price: $85
- Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Local Expert Tip: "The servers have some impressive knowledge on wine/food pairings."
Local Expert Tip: "In a city with several top-notch French restaurants, La Folie really stands out."
Local Expert Tip: "Fantastic location - smackdab in the middle of San Francisco."
Local Expert Tip: "On a warm night, take advantage of Delfina's street-side tables for excellent people-watching opportunities."
Local Expert Tip: "Known for its whiskey but making a name for its food. If you're in the Haight, it's definitely worth a try."
- Average Main Course Price: $30
- Neighborhood: Parkside
Local Expert Tip: "The French Onion soup is a great start."