Quick Bite Restaurants
542 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
$$ Recommended Editor's Pick View
A coastal and southern Mediterranean cuisine. Our menu consist of many small plates and changes almost daily with focus on local and organic ingredients. Our diverse wine list designed by our owner sommelier offers high quality wines from our local Monterey County appellation and from around the world. The shims + session cocktail program is very well recognized as solid very innovative.
161 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Ozumo is nestled into the heart of San Francisco’s Embarcadero District. This restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine in a serene and sophisticated environment. Guests can choose to to sit in a variety of rooms that each offer a unique dining experience and ambience. The Robata Grill features unique small plates of a variety of meat and vegetables that are cooked over traditional robata charcoal grills. For private dining, Ozumo offers sake tasting in their exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room. Those seeking a more traditional and exotic experience than the golden hued main dining room can be seated on zabuton cusions ...
340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Centrally located in the buzzing business district of San Francisco’s Union Square, Campton Place provides the opportunity for a quick business lunch, cocktails, or a 5 course sit-down tasting dinner. The restaurant serves a great deal of upscale fare like Caviar, rare wines, and delectable desserts with blown sugar accents as well as scrumptious main courses. Head Chef Srijith uniquely adds a Mediterranean flare to his California cuisine by infusing balance into each dish that is made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Campton Place is surely a winemaker’s and wine lover’s destination as the restaurant’s wine list boasts some of ...
2697 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062
The Village Pub not only serves the appetite for food, but it also hopes to satisfy the entire being. Whether you’re looking to tread new ground, or you’re simply hoping to be greeted by the familiar, The Village Pub has the menu and character to keep you intrigued. Executive Chef Mark Sullivan constructs his contemporary American cuisine by drawing from classic French and Mediterranean traditions, and locally cultivated ingredients. The dinner menu highlights dishes like the Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, while the pub menu offers lighter fare – the Pork and Garlic Sausage is made in-house. The truly staggering wine ...
845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
$$$ Top 10
Just south of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean lies the city of Half Moon bay where agriculture and big wave surfing are the popular attractions in town. When it comes to food, Cetrella is the areas destination point. With French and Mediterranean undertones, Cetrella draws from local growers and purveyors to seasonally create dishes from land and sea. Freshly harvested Oysters on the Half Shell, Mussels, Grilled Octopus and the Beet Salad are light items that represent its closeness to the ocean and plentiful fields. Entrees like the Lamb Shank, Pork Chop, Duck Confit and Gnocchi Parisienne also allow ...
816 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Set in an old transformed warehouse in SoMa, just a mere block from the Moscone Convention Center, Restaurant Lulu evokes the feeling of being in Provence while still staying true to its urban cityscape. Most notably recognized for its wine selection, this French eatery boasts a selection of 500 bottles and over 70 wines by the glass from all around the world, and a slew of awards from Wine Spectator. The seasonal Provençal menu is served family-style on rustic blond wood tables, the bold flavors of the food the ideal complement to the colorful and contemporary space it occupies.
231 South Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
If you’re looking for a night complete with adventure, significance, simplicity, and balance search no further than San Francisco’s 231 Ellsworth. Located in downtown San Mateo and just minutes south of SFO airport, 231 Ellsworth provides an intimate dining experience that resonates throughout the restaurant’s décor, atmosphere, and contemporary American cuisine. Infused with global inspiration, Chef Isaac Miller creates unique menus in which sometimes unexpected ingredients converge in harmony. The restaurant tends to use locally grown produce and offers a prix fixe tasting menu nightly with optional wine pairings and a choice of a 3, 5, or 7-course dining experience. ...
300 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Prospect is the more casual concept in SoMa from the team behind San Francisco's acclaimed Boulevard. Partners Nancy Oakes, Pam Mazzola, and Kathy King, together with Executive Chef Ravi Kapur, have created a lively, seasonal menu that pays tribute to contemporary American cuisine. Whether it's a cocktail and a bite at the bar, a casual meal at the communal table, or a relaxed dinner in the main dining room, guests can enjoy the full menu and exceptional service. The loft-like space is warmed by earth tones, natural fibers, and reclaimed wood creating an open, inviting environment to enjoy your meal.
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, ...
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 ...
2490 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Infused with the flavors and colors of the seasons, San Francisco’s Yield Wine Bar invites guests to come in and try something new. They believe in providing high quality dishes and wines that won’t break the bank. Yield’s cuisine is a contemporary American and Thai fusion. The menu is full of unique combinations and flavors sure to entice any palate and Yield’s knowledgeable staff is more than happy to recommend dishes and wine pairings. The ambiance is tranquil and romantic with a hint of excitement and complete with a chic decor. Yield is a great place to swing by for ...
2141 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
If you’re looking for new age American style cuisine with a comfortable neighborhood vibe that will transport you to various cities around the world, search no further than San Francisco’s Street. The restaurant takes each diner on a world tour or keeps them in their native town with classic American fare and new daily changing desserts. Street is known for their local fan base and for using ingredients from nearby farmers’ markets. Street offers everything from soup, salad, and pate to seafood, sirloin, and panna cotta. They also have a nightly cocktail hour full of savory and sweet wines and ...
3115 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
More Massachusetts than Michoacán, Tacko in Marina is not a run of the mill taco shop. The Nantucket theme is difficult to miss; the décor features lacquered wood and polished chrome, while the staff dressed in the colonial perennial style of white polo and khakis. Quality of ingredients is paramount; house carnitas are made from Kurobuta pork and contain no sodium, extenders or added water. USDA prime American Kobe beef is used for the carne asada. Organic and antibiotic free chicken is sourced from Fulton Valley Farm in Sonoma. Tacos prepared, “Nick’s Way” are double wrapped with a crispy corn ...
259 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Working Girls’ Café in the Financial District offers delectable sandwiches and tasty salads to hungry San Franciscans on a time crunch. Standard morning café fare is available, from bagels, muffins, and pastries to more hearty options such as breakfast sandwiches made with egg, cheese, and bacon or ham, topped with bagel, croissant, or sourdough. When lunchtime rolls around, Working Girls’ Café has a simple yet extensive menu. Sandwiches include Italian, Tri-tip, Veggie, Spicy Thai, Red Snapper, and Prosciutto with Mozzarella, just to name a few. Salads such as the Cobb, Seasonal Mixed Greens, Greek, and Chipotle BBQ Chicken are all ...
370 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Taqueria El Castillito in the heart of the Tenderloin serves up some of the tastiest burritos this side of town. When it comes to sides, return customers rave about the flavorful and fluffy rice, as well as the black, pinto, and refried beans. The pollo asada, lingua, al pastor, and carnitas are all top notch, and one would be hard pressed to not enjoy a dish featuring any of these meats. The generous sized burritos can easily carry over to two meals for those of moderate appetites. Fresh made aguas frescas refresh the thirsty with flavors such as watermelon and ...
86 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Taqueria Castillo B in the Tenderloin is a local favorite. The namesake quesadilla, aptly named Quesadillas Costillo is wrapped like a burrito. The spicy Camarones diablos delight seafood lovers looking for a taste of the sea with a bit of kick. With some of the tastiest tacos this side of The Mission, the al pastor should not be missed. Tortilla choices include the standard flour and corn, but wheat and spinach as well. Guests can order meat combo burritos, should they choose, that is to say al pastor and carnitas, or pollo and carne, etc. Whole avocados are used instead ...
3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Feeling dirty? Ike’s Place in the Castro is a sandwich shop with attitude and dirty sauce to boot. “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce,” a staple of all Ike’s specialty sandwiches, is among the many things that makes Ike’s Place so unique to San Francisco. Opened in 2007, this local sandwich joint bakes their bread fresh to order and piles on all the fixings for every jam-packed, fresh and filling sandwiches. Their extensive sandwich menu has delectable options for carnivores and herbivores alike, but it’s their attention to detail that makes Ike’s Place a local favorite in Fog City.
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 ...