From Dim Sum in Chinatown to fresh Dungeness crab on Fisherman's Wharf (swap order: Crab first), the City by the Bay is a feast for your senses. San Francisco offers a myriad of restaurants and dining spots that will tantalize your taste buds. Use this San Francisco dining guide to find wonderful San Francisco restaurants and eateries and immerse yourself in the foodie culture of San Francisco.
Perry's on the EmbarcaderoHotel Griffon 155 Steuart Street San Francisco, CA 94102 415-495-6500
Perry's Embarcadero is a revamped rendition of the Union Street original. A San Francisco institution, Perry's has earned its reputation for classic American food, warm personable service and a fun, bustling bar offering tempting happy hour specials. Sears Fine Foods439 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 415-765-0957
Sears was founded in 1938 by Hilbur and Ben Sears. Ben Sears was a retired circus clown, who over the years, built a reputation for serving Swedish pancakes made from a recipe inherited from his wife's Swedish family. The "world-famous Swedish pancakes" are the banner item at Sears Fine Food. Sears is unquestionably a San Francisco institution. Among must-visit spots, it ranks close to the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower. Great Eastern Restaurant649 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94103 415-986-2500
Possibly serving the best Dim Sum in town, this renowned San Francisco restaurant is located in the heart of Chinatown for an authentic dining experience. Enjoy fresh plates of seafood, egg rolls, fried rice, and chow mein at this popular San Francisco dining destination. Harris' Restaurant415-673-1888 2100 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109
For nearly a century, this landmark San Francisco restaurant on Van Ness Avenue has hosted the finest meals on the West Coast. Harris' has been ranked as one of the nation's Top 10 Steak houses by Wine Spectator. Their butcher counter offers aged, Mid-western, corn-fed steak in a variety of cuts including Boneless New York Strip, Ribeye, Harris Steak (bone-in New York), Porterhouse, Filet Mignon and an entire Filet Strip. Large orders of Prime Rib can also be prepared upon request. They also serve Lamb, Chicken and North Atlanta Salmon. Gary Danko415-749-2060 800 North Point St San Francisco, CA 94109
Gary Danko, the award-winning chef, has come to represent sophisticated contemporary cuisine. His 75-seat restaurant, in the heart of one of San Francisco's most prominent residential districts, is the culmination of his dream to create one of America's great restaurants. Each evening the cheese carts at Restaurant Gary Danko offer between 16 and 20 selections of cheese from around the world. The wine cellar features 1200 selections from 15 different countries and vintages spanning three centuries.
Acquerello415-567-5432 1722 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA 94109
Named for its original watercolors, this San Francisco restaurant envelops you in a warm and gracious atmosphere. The 50-seat dining room is softly illuminated by polished brass lamps which dance off an extensive collection of crystal decanters. Co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham-Tognetti provide an unparalleled Italian dining experience in San Francisco. Acquerello has received countless awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide.