Best San Francisco, CA Restaurants

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    Simplicity and authenticity reign at this small, popular restaurant. Zinc tabletops and exotic hardwoods bear this out, as does the incomparable Italian...

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    If romance is the reason you've come to The City by the Bay, Boulevard is the picturesque place to dine. Located in a historic waterfront building, this...

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    La Folie

    Patrons can't find enough good things to say about La Folie, the small family-run restaurant that mixes sure-handed French cuisine with a refreshing lack of...

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    Flour + Water

    If you believe the most successful plan is a simple one, Flour and Water might just be the spot for you. The name says it all; Chef Thomas McNaughton is...

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    Nopa defies categorization as either old or new because it has some of both. Although it's only been around since 2006, chef Laurence Jossel worked at...

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    Greens Restaurant

    Greens, one of the city's finest vegetarian establishments, is owned and operated by the San Francisco Zen Center, which helps supply it with organic...

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    Restaurant Gary Danko

    If you ask a longtime San Franciscan what's the one restaurant a tourist shouldn't miss, chances are they'd say Gary Danko's. Hard to knock this longtime...

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    The magnificence of Benu begins with James Beard award-winning chef and owner Corey Lee. The best example of how seriously this Asian/American fusion...

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    Acquerello's mission statement says it best: "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests with an...

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    Slanted Door

    High ceilings and awesome Bay views establish a unique atmosphere at this well-received waterfront venue. Style and spectacle are grounded, though, by...

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