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 ...
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
When visiting Santa Clara, the Hilton on the corner of Great American Parkway and Tasman offers a comfortable place to stay and a great restaurant to dine at. California and Mediterranean inspired food adorns the menu at the Hilton’s La Fontana. For early risers, the menu has an array of egg dishes with unique choices like the Angel Hair Frittata. Fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps are served at lunch for those in the mood for a light meal. Dinner favorites at La Fontana include Cheese Sacchetti, four cheese stuffed pasta pouches, and Pasta di Mare Pomodoro, seafood tossed in linguini. ...
20822 River Blvd, Monte Rio, CA 95462
$$$ Recommended New Outdoor Seating
500 Post Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
Level III is a fresh and inviting space that accommodates many dining preferences. Mingle with friends, strangers, and soon-to-be pals, at the communal dining table, or settle into a booth for a quiet meal and conversation, or snuggle in for an intimate evening at a private table behind a flowing curtain. Vibrant flame-inspired tones invigorate the senses and peak the appetite. The dinner menu is arranged with dishes to share as a group, and with those meant to be individually savored – pass around the Mediterranean Mussels and the Mac and Cheese, but be selfish with the Anchor Steamed Shorts ...
222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Follow the famed explorer, Marco Polo, as he partakes on his epic adventure, and taste your way through the Pacific Rim with Silk’s uniquely inspired menu. The dining space is dressed in rich tones of cinnamon, nutmeg, and persimmon, and celebrates one of Polo’s greatest discoveries: silk. West Coast elements flirt with iconic Pacific Rim flavors to tantalize patrons’ taste buds, and lure them back in time to a smooth find.
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
When gazing in awe down at the plate before them, many diners at Luce are tempted to ask, “Does art imitate food, or is my meal multitasking as a masterpiece?” The answer to both questions might just be, “yes.” Patrons’ appetites and imaginations are stimulated by Chef Dominique Crenn’s artful constructs that marry the best aspects of local, regional, and international, ingredients to create thoughtful and flavorful dishes. The highly refined and modern décor only contributes to the dining experience, and encourages visitors to make the connection between the orb-like lamps and the Chocolate “Egg,” with hot coco and cookies.
995 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Red walls create a warm, welcoming interior inside of Dosa, a restaurant located in the Mission district in San Francisco that serves up traditional Indian food to a multitude of guests. This restaurant happens to be named after its specialty: a crepe-like dish that is made with rice and lentils and served with your choice of topping and filling. There are many other traditional South Indian plates served at Dosa, and patrons unfamiliar with this cuisine might benefit from the Seasonal Tasting Menu that offers three courses. Adventurous folks can order from the regular menu, that offers not only Dosa, ...
2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Charleston She-Crab Soup, Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken, “Low & Slow” Barbequed Ribs, Carolina Plantation Hoppin’ John and Low Country Shrimp and Grits, all served with complimentary golden corn bread and whipped honey butter. Couple this extraordinary menu with a comprehensive Bourbon selection and you have Oakland’s Picán restaurant. Situated in Oakland’s “Uptown” cultural district, this culinary gem brings the traditions of the Deep South to California. Classic standards are served with a sophisticated twist, allowing diners to experience truly tantalizing dishes with rich and hearty flavors. The restaurant offers both small and large plates that celebrate and accentuate customary Southern ...
5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
TusCA offers a blend of costal Italian cuisine with seasonal local California ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this Santa Clara restaurant is suitable for any special occasion. Begin a meal with a selection from the Antipasti menu, featuring fresh vegetables, local and Tuscan cheeses, and cured meats. Signature dishes include Brick Oven Pizzas, Olive Oil Poached Castroville Artichokes, Grilled Veal Loin, and homemade Gelato. The extensive wine list offers over 40 international and local varietals. For a satisfying breakfast, choose from options such as the Tuscan Benedict, with shaved Prosciutto ham, heirloom tomato, and basil hollandaise sauce, or ...
16 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103
There’s a bit of Rome right in the heart of San Francisco. 54 Mint presents bold flavors with imaginative pairings and infuses a bit of Italy into everything they prepare. This combination restaurant and wine bar is located downtown on the historic Mint Plaza and attracts locals and tourists alike with its charming décor and ambiance. 54 Mint has a comprehensive wine list and food menu as well as community seating in their wine cellar which can also be rented out for private events.
20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco, CA 94109
If you’re interested in dining downtown while still escaping that engulfing city ambiance, look no further than Le Colonial. Serving up elegant French-Vietnamese cuisine made from the highest quality local farm-fresh ingredients, Chef Villanueva truly seems to have outdone himself in this latest undertaking. The décor— complete with exotic flora, a glass canopied walkway, and rattan chairs— is redolent of a 1920’s Asian colonial plantation. The food is no less striking and offers a wide variety of Vietnamese specialties that are sure to make your taste buds dance.
369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Visually stunning with its sweeping bay views, a dramatic fireplace, custom-built wood fired grill, and striking columns, Epic Roasthouse is a testimonial to Pat Kuleto’s successful career as a designer. Located in the Embarcadero, this gourmet steakhouse makes its home directly next to the Bay Bridge, providing a view and ambiance like no other. Chef Jan Birnbaum graces the menu with house-cured meats, steaks, chops, and seafood, all prepared with the finest quality ingredients at your specifications. For those merely looking to enjoy the fantastic décor and location, enjoy a tantalizing cocktail or savory bar bite at the bustling bar.
501 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
For a taste of authentic French cuisine plated with a healthy side of Old World opulence and charm, the Grand Café Brasserie and Bar is the place to visit. The restaurant dining space draws the eyes up to the 30-foot high ceilings with regal architectural elements and impressive columns that hearken back to the days of Art Deco luxury. To complement the space and offer a welcomed balance of inviting fare, the Grand Café menu presents guests with a plush selection of classic French brasserie cuisine dishes firmly rooted in seasonal freshness and flavor. Linger over a delightful drink at ...
39 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
For those looking for drop in casual dining with all of the classic café features, the Sea Lion Café in Fisherman’s Wharf is the perfect fit. Located on the famous Pier 39, this café is known for its incredible panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge. It offers daily specials and a variety of menu options from soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Those in the mood for fresh seafood will delight in their charbroiled salmon, fried shrimp, crab, and lobster options. Also notable is their full bar, wine menu, and signature clam chowder ...
900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant is located in famed Ghirardelli Square, overlooking the San Francisco Bay and other prized attractions like Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Aquatic Park, and the marina. They only offer the highest quality of seafood that changes accordingly to its supply and demand; the menu is printed twice daily to ensure it reflects what’s hot off the docks and hot in the kitchen. Guests can expect to indulge on local catches as well as seasonal specialties from the US and international waters. Complement your ‘surf’ with some ‘turf’ and enjoy a number of prime steak, chicken, and ...