Sydney - Australia Restaurants
545 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
If you’re searching for contemporary American fare, look no further than the Salt House. This tavern is housed in an old printing press warehouse from the 1930’s and is equal parts new and old, merging the best of both. The building stays true to its historic charm with original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, tall ceilings with massive metal support beams, and 12 foot windows—all the better to look in or out of. Salt House is more than just an impressive space though, and true to its “gastropub” label, serves up hearty yet refined ingredient-driven cuisine in a tavern-like atmosphere.
860 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
This sophisticated American bistro specializes in California comfort food with a French flair. Chef Ola Fendert uses classic cooking techniques to prepare dishes like All Natural Baby Back Ribs and Lamb Daube. Oola Restaurant and Bar features these hearty bistro favorites while using organic meats and produce, as well as artisan cheeses and wines. Picked by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Hot Spots” around the country, this split level space is sleek and mature. Recycled wood, exposed stone, rust-toned light fixtures and plenty of candlelight produce an alluring and sexy atmosphere.
601 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Chambers Eat + Drink is a restaurant and lounge inside San Francisco’s iconic rock n’ roll hotel, the Phoenix, and provides a menu, décor, and ambiance that is both chic and full of substance. Executive Chef Trevor Ogden—formerly from Mission Beach Café and Umami—has constructed a menu that is laden with seasonal entrees derived from California with influences from Japan, the Mediterranean and France. Examples are the Sizzling Kobe Tri-Tip and the Lamb Saddle—English peas, Israeli couscous, baby white carrots, chard leeks, pea tendrils and lamb jus. The menu complements the aesthetics, providing scenery that is modern with two indoor ...
90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Loft Bar and Bistro in downtown San Jose is the hip spot to indulge in great drinks and fresh fare. Dining is three tiers with an upstairs and downstairs dining area and then a rooftop patio that is always bustling seven nights a week until 10:00p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The Loft has Italian hints on the carte du jour but falls more in line with contemporary American cuisine. Chicken Parmesan, Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs, and the Pork Picatta are meatier entrees. Fresh seafood peppers the appetizer section with fried Calamari, Smoked Salmon, Tuna ...
1801 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Located in Haight-Asbury, San Francisco’s most colorful Historic district, lies a Tapas restaurant and bar that revolutionizes the marriage of healthy dining and intense flavor. Caribbean and Cajun flavors are staple of importance at Cha Cha Cha, a restaurant that can prove that eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat bland. Serving up spicy, hot dishes such as Lechon Asado (roast leg of pork), and Arroz Con Pollo (roasted chicken with spicy vegetables), guests can be introduced to new flavors as well as dine on classic flavors. With options for lunch and dinner as well as drinks and dessert, ...
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Exclusively located at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco, The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar is sure to let you get your tiki on island style. All platters from their extensive menu are served “family style” so they can be enjoyed by all in attendance. Specialty concoctions served in coconut glasses combined with their tropical décor and Pacific Rim cuisine amount to a unique experience as you are whisked away on a short tropical vacation right in the middle of San Francisco. Come join in the concept of ohana as you become a part of The Tonga Room and Hurricane ...
345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
At Palomino, guests can feel like they’re visiting the happiest place on earth. With a menu boasting “The Everyday Happy Hour,” Palomino’s suggests pairing their all day $5 drink specials with a special brand of upscale bar snacks such as Prosciutto Flatbread, Dungeness Crab and Artichoke Dip, and Potatoes Gorgonzola. Who can resist? Palomino serves up California style cuisine with a touch of something special. With selections for both lunch and dinner, patrons can drool over their signature entrée’s, steaks, pastas, and pizzas—more notably their Wild Mushroom, Cured Ham, and Goat Cheese Flatbread, a customer favorite. Located on San Francisco’s ...
2401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94113
Manned by a staff devoted to quality, authenticity, and hospitality, Flour + Water embodies Old World expertise carried out in a casual and contemporary setting. Truly thoughtful design is not only behind the restaurant’s urban eclectic décor, but it’s also present in every ingredient that goes into each dish on the fine-tuned menu. The meats are cured in-house and the pizzas are served exclusively Neapolitan style. And as memorable as the pizza is, the in-house made pasta is another prize. Flour + Water also works hard to make wine accessible and inviting, pouring glasses of quality drink for all to ...
1754 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
In need of a short vacation, romantic rendezvous, or a hip hang out? Head over to Amelie Le Bar a Vin on San Francisco’s Polk Street. This wine bar has a wine list that is 125 bottles strong and representative of a trip around the world. Their list also changes regularly in an effort to keep things fresh and exciting, however, they still hold on to a grouping of favorites. Amelie serves contemporary French cuisine along with an inventive list of cocktails and beers. The bar’s atmosphere is buzzing with the city’s energy while retaining that “neighborhood bar” feeling since ...
568 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Order a spread of small, fresh, and tasty, dishes; opt for a quartino of wine to share with friends, and settle in to a relaxing evening at Uva Enoteca. Boris Nemchenok and Ben Hetzel have joined forces and combined their two passions – fine wine and food – to create an environment that celebrates simplicity, company, and quality. Paying homage to its roots, Uva Enoteca relies on classic Italian dishes and wine: meat selections include the Cappocollo, and the Prosciutto di Parma; cheese samplings include the Sampietrino, the Blu del monceniso, and the Montes; other plates are the Funghi Selvatici ...
314 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Pizzelle di North Beach is a small neighborhood restaurant that is open late, and offers delivery all over San Francisco. Appetizers such as fries with garlic and gorgonzola, fried calamari, and jalapeno poppers will get your meal started off right. Salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, as well as Italian staples such as chicken marsala, eggplant parmesan, and even grilled salmon showcase the diversity of the menu. The pizza selections are just as impressive. Pies range in size from 12” to 18” in 2 inch intervals, and house specialties such as the vegetarian Venice Special, the meat lovers Madrid Special, and even ...
1545 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3515
Open until 4:00 a.m., Won Mi Korean BBQ offers some of the latest dining in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. Diners enjoy the authentic Korean fare from the bi bim bap, kimchijjigae, and jjigaes, to the assorted banchan. Tea and soft drinks are available, as are soju and Korean beers. Kind and accommodating servers keep diners happy as they dine throughout the night. The next time a late night craving for Korean food strikes, Won Mi Korean BBQ offers hungry diners a way to satiate those cravings.
1870 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-3126
With a great atmosphere and local favorite Happy Hour, Wine Jar in Japan Town offers the neighborhood a wine bar experience like no other. The intimate décor invites guests to enjoy any glass or bottle from their extensive wine list while catching up with an old friend, enjoying the company of that special someone, or just unwinding after a day at work. Food is limited to a cheese plate, but patrons are encouraged to enjoy take out from local restaurants at the Wine Jar, a few suggestions are even listed on the menu. For a good time in an inviting ...
2001 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Thai Stick in Pacific Heights is a combination Thai restaurant and sports bar catering to those looking to watch the game, enjoy a drink, and eat some curry. The Pumpkin Curry is popular among patrons as is the Chicken Satay and “My Aunt’s Egg Rolls” which feature a healthy serving of bamboo shoots. Other favorites include the Roasted duck with Sautéed Spinach and the Pineapple Rice. Thai Stick offers brown rice as well as Jasmine, and the affordable, large menu and friendly staff leaves patrons with a wide range of flavors to choose.
2033 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Fans of Thai food living in San Francisco probably already know the name Osha Thai, and those who don't are missing out on a fun and delicious dining experience. While the restaurant may have locations all around town, the Osha Thai in Cow's Hollow represents everything that customers love about the eateries. It begins with a chic and modern design that is both comfortable and aesthetically intriguing, treating diners to exceptional sights as well as tastes. The accommodating bar area is a popular first stop for customers, as it serves a large list of beer, liquor, wine, and specialty cocktails ...
4217 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118
The word “Hanuri” stands for “we are family” in Korean, and the owners of Hanuri Korean BBQ Restaurant take that to heart by creating an inviting dining space and menu that strive, in their words, towards “active expression of utmost sincerity and genuine kindness.” The décor of the restaurant utilizes rich earth tones and natural elements with elegant, yet homey results: bamboo lines one wall and stone inlays adorn the floor. The menu strives to make exotic, traditional Korean dishes like Nakji Bokum, sautéed octopus and assorted vegetables in a spicy sauce, more approachable. Dine at Hanuri and meet your ...
845 Market Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Sleek and sultry Straits restaurant and lounge gives the weary shopper a sexy little break from the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco shopping scene. East and West intertwine in Chef/Owner Chris Yeo's Singaporean fusion cuisine, inspired by Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, and Indonesian flavors, and featuring traditional fare such as Singapore Satay Sticks and savory spiced Roti Prata. For another flavorful option, mint and fragrant saffron cultivate a zesty Rack of Lamb that slides right off the bone, rolling onto the tongue in a culmination of satisfaction. Slow things down with a ginger-infused cocktail to finish the courses off.
130 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Take a holiday in Jalisco, Mexico – the birthplace of tequila – without so much as having to pack a hat. Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Lounge serves regional, rustic cuisine that relies on authentic ingredients and techniques to create dishes true in presentation and flavor. Just as vital as the fine cuisine is Tres Agave’s commitment to fine tequila. As the restaurant’s name implies, the three types of 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo) are the true stars of this production. Tequila tastings are held to educate patrons about the true nature of tequila: the biggest ...
515 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
Taqueria La Cumbre in the Mission District of San Francisco claims to be the birthplace of the now ubiquitous Super Burrito. Whether or not Taqueria La Cumbre is responsible for the legendary Mission style Super Burrito, the rest of the menu has diners returning to sample their varied offerings. Dishes such as the pollo asada plate, multiple types of quesadillas, hot caldos, and tacos give plenty of options to hungry patrons. The quality, flavor, and texture of the house carne asada is raved about. The habanero sauce, only available on Friday and Saturday, steps up the flavor profile of those ...
308 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
Open late every night of the week, Taqueria Zorro in North Beach has been serving up fast Mexican fare for a decade. Offering guests a choice of black, whole, and refried beans, four kinds of salsa at the salsa bar, as well as 10 kinds of meat including spicy chicken, marinated chicken, roast pork, char-broiled pork, beef, and fish, Taqueria Zorro has something for nearly everyone. Taqueria Zorro is one of the few places in San Francisco that serves California burritos. This Southern California staple is essentially a carne asada burrito with French fries. The next time it is late, ...