Sheer Foodie Magnificence at these 7 San Francisco RestaurantsLast Updated: January 1, 2021
One of the most distinctively beautiful cities in the US and, indeed, the world, San Francisco is home to many of the highest quality dining establishments to be found anywhere.
With its amazing scenery, amenities and vibrant lifestyle, the city of San Francisco provides tourists and locals with luxurious and top-class restaurants for breaks, or relaxation getaways. Here are seven of the most notable eating establishments in the city, whether for an enjoyable lunch, a working meal, or a sumptuous dining experience you will never forget.
1. Atelier Crenn
One of few restaurants in the city to be awarded two Michelin Stars, Atelier Crenn offer a seasonal multi-course grand tasting menu. And the great experience is not confined to the cuisine. Dominique Crenn’s establishment also has great customer service, including car parking and valet services, as well as private dining options to suit every requirement.
2. All Spice
Husband-and-wife team, Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff, turned a 1906 Victorian house into a prime dining destination that showcases appealing American cuisine. The food is locally sourced and seasonal, and the restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, all in the atmosphere of a homely, intimate dining room.
The popular bistro, run by award-winning chef Thomas Keller, wears its reputation on its sleeve with a Michelin Star, and easily lives up to this status. Bouchon’s seasonal menu and raw bar selections change throughout the year, while constants like roast chicken, leg of lamb, and trout remain year-round favorites.
4. Campton Place
Chef Srijith Gopinathan extends the legacy of the many celebrated chefs who have launched and fostered their careers at Campton Place. The cuisine intelligently blends the freshest and finest of produce from local farmers. The organic and free range ingredients underscore a general feeling of well-being and wholesomeness.
5. Restaurant Gary Danko
Seventeen years after opening in San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, Restaurant Gary Danko continues to perfect its award-winning combination of classic French cooking, with thoughtful and inventive use of local ingredients. Chef Danko’s establishment has become highly decorated over the years, including a coveted Michelin Star.
6. Restaurant Michael Mina
Crowned Restaurant of the Year by Esquire Magazine in 2011, Michelin-starred Michael Mina is the crowning jewel that captures the core of chef Michael’s philosophy. The cuisine is a bold, yet palate-pleasingly balanced blend of acidity, sweetness, spice and richness, and the diligent, passionate ethos of the employees is a delightful complement to the the food.
7. La Toque
Chef Ken Frank’s landmark restaurant, La Toque, has earned a Michelin Star and also Wine Spectator’s highest honor, ‘The Grand Award’, for its wine list and fantastic service. Pairing wine and food is a passion at La Toque, where the chefs are on a seemingly never-ending quest for combinations that elevate both the food and wine, creating an unforgettable dining experience.