Civic Center Restaurants
300 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended
The French tradition of amuse bouche is in full bloom at Jardiniere, but diners will find the execution at this one-of-a-kind restaurant to be refreshingly far from traditional. This San Francisco gem, from cuisine to decor, makes any dinner a meal to remember and is sure to leave guests longing to return for more. Foodies will adore the attention to detail and regulars are able to enjoy an ever-changing menu of seasonal specials that reflect the power of fresh, sustainable ingredients. The restaurant's proximity to the city's symphony and opera are another draw for many diners. Experience indulgence at the …
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 …
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 …
605 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Located on busy Post Street, Sakana Sushi and Grill consistently lures guests in with the promise of fresh fish on their plethora of sushi rolls. The restaurant’s décor is simple and classy, lending a modest feel to a comfortable dining room. Cherry blossom decorations help keep this restaurant grounded in its Japanese culture. The sushi menu is full of special rolls such as the Spider Roll, a deep fried crab roll with vegetables, and the Vegetarian Roll, which features asparagus, gobo, and avocado. These rolls come in addition to the seasonal rolls that are available at market price only when …
1298 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
For too long vegans and vegetarians have suffered silently, settling for the few substandard options at restaurants that cater primarily to the carnivore. At Ananda Fuara, diners can cleanse their bodies and minds with delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine served in a serene environment. Located downtown across from the Bill Graham Civic Center, Ananda Fuara serves delicious natural food in an environment free of any stress or worry. Many of the restaurant's dishes -- and its overall philosophy -- come from India, ensuring that customers experience a conscious meal with a little kick. In addition to a selection of samosas …
730 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Lers Ros serves terrific Thai cuisine for a great price. With a wimping 114 items on the menu, Lers Ros covers all the necessary Thai dishes that you must try and many that you should venture out and try new and exciting dishes. Opening till 2:00am in the morning, Lers Ros is a great restaurant to go to when the next is about to die down and a hunger pains start to rise. Ler Ros simplistic establishment is clean and even all around. However, their execution on simple establishment and décor shows that they focus more on their taste of …
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located on the second floor of the trendy Hotel Nikko, Anzu offers up a distinctive Euro-Japanese menu in an elegant and intimate atmosphere. Chef Barney Brown, a seasoned veteran of Asian cuisine, creates tasty and colorful sushi creations as well as a range of entrées from Miso Butter-Poached Lobster to Slow-Braised Boneless Beef Shortribs. Set in the heart of bustling downtown San Francisco, this fusion restaurant is a stylish retreat equally suited for a relaxed brunch with friends and family or a romantic evening with that special someone.
250 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94199
In the burros of the Tenderloin and Civic Center lays El Castillito Taqueria, awaiting guests to dive into their delicious Mexican entrees. El Castillito creates tasty burritos from a hand full of protein choices, topped with fresh ingredients and salsa. Generous, El Castillito is heavy handed on packing the protein in each burrito, providing a entree to will fill your belly and tickle your taste buds at the same time. Guests are offered complementary chips and all access to the salsa bar on every visit.
460 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Harringtons Bar and Grill is a establishment that serves delicious bar entrees in a casual atmosphere. Filled with history, Harringtons is a family ran restaurant for three generations. This Irish pub serves great burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers that go great with one of Harringtons many tap beers or wines. Its spacious indoor area can accommodate a large amount of guest. Big screen television hang about the bar that showcases the games of the night.
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 …
1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Take a peek inside San Francisco’s historic Hotel Whitcomb and you will find a true gem: Florinda’s Market Street Grill. This restaurant serves modern cuisine that flows with the seasons. Each dish is prepared fresh with locally grown ingredients and completed with a Euro-Asian accent. The juxtaposition of this modern cuisine against the building’s history and class is part of what generates this restaurant’s yesteryear ambiance complete with Tiffany glass, vaulted ceilings, and wood paneling. Market Street Grill offers menus with variety, serving everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to dessert and wine. This restaurant also makes for a great …
160 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
New Delhi Restaurant serves traditional Indian food, created from recipes that date back 300 to 400 years while using the freshest ingredients available. Executive Chef and Owner Ranjan Dey has a spot on the menu just for his own specialties and he credits the flavors of his cuisine to authentic Indian spices. These spices are also available for purchase, so guests can take home a San Francisco memory. The restaurant is decorated ornately with columns and Indian décor, which makes it looks like a palace. The menu also offers vegetarian dishes and 14 choices of curry dishes.
434 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Golden Kim Tar in the Tenderloin District offer guest a cozy, casual atmosphere serving authentic Chinese cuisine. The chefs cooked up an eclectic menu that guests can enjoy like Mongolian Beef, Mandarin Spicy Eggplant with Shrimp, and Mango Prawns. Guests can sit in their indoor dining hall and enjoy Golden Kim's spectacular dishes or order to-go service for a night at home. In addition, Golden Kim offer delivery service to most of the town in the downtown SF. Indulge in Golden Kim authentic cuisine and their friendly, prompt service.
418 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-3607
On a budget and need something fulfilling? Emperor’s Kitchen is the answer for people that are light in the wallet and want to have a full belly. Located on Larkin St, Emperor’s Kitchen serves Chinese cuisine and Dim Sum. Emperor’s Kitchen offers a Happy Hour special that surprisingly makes their original affordable prices much more affordable for customers.
1400 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Little Griddle of Market Street is famous for handmade burger patties that make each and every one of their burgers thick and juicy. Diners can try these patties in dishes like the American Traditional, which comes as a regular cheese burger with all the usual toppings, or the Lucifer, a cheeseburger that is placed in the middle of a sugar doughnut, mixing sweet and savory flavors and resulting in something simply sinful. This restaurant also serves traditional American breakfast options well into the day. Add their secret burger sauce into this mix, and Little Griddle has the recipe for a …
448 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
With their long list of sushi and sashimi rolls, it is clear what the specialty of Bento House is. Whether customers are ordering for dine-in, take-out, or delivery, they can be sure that they are getting some of the freshest rolls around. Guests not in the mood for sushi will appreciate the many other options that are available, such as a long list of Noodle Soups, including the popular Chicken Udon Soup, and Stir-Fry options. The House Bento Box section of the menu offers diners a cost efficient way to sample different items on the menu, combo style.
390 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Gateway Croissant of the Tenderloin specializes in breakfast items, including doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and you guessed it—croissants. A wide array of options for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike can be found in this bakery-style restaurant. In addition to these breakfast staples, Gateway Croissant has branched out to include Hawaiian barbeque and sandwiches in their menu. The interior is designed to display the finest wares, with café style tables throughout the cozy dining room offering customers a place to enjoy their meal.
290 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Donuts? Check. Burgers? Check. Allstar Donuts and Burgers offers all the fast food, guilty pleasures that everyone loves under one roof. Located in the Tenderloin, Allstar’s provides fresh donuts and breakfast dishes like French toast and Waffles all morning. If you are in the mood for something else on the other hand, Allstar’s also offers diner food choices like burgers, sandwiches, and shakes. Allstar Donuts and Burgers is the go to place for a quick pit stop for Breakfast or Lunch.
288 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
A place that is not too far, far away in the city of San Francisco, lies Galaxcy Pizza that provides out of this world pizza with incredible flavor combinations. Choose from favorites like the Moon pizza, made of three meats and fresh vegetable toppings or the Venus Pizza, containing a generous amount of pesto, artichoke, olives, mushrooms, garlic. Galaxcy Pizza also offers delivery service that covers most of the districts in the downtown SF.
1390 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Through tradition, Andersen Bakery brings joy of life with every loaf they make. Combining only the finest and freshest all natural ingredients, they construct the tastiest lofts of bread and baked goods imagine. At their café located at Market St and other locations, Andersen’s takes their well crafted bread and creates delicious deli sandwiches. Andersen Bakery offers other fine choices like soups, paninis, and salads if sandwiches are not your cup of tea.