Financial District Restaurants

10 8 Coi

Address: 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
$$$$$ Top 10
Although Coi’s décor exudes a soothing calm in shades of earthy minimalism, its cuisine is a jolt of culinary electricity. Chef Daniel Patterson’s tasting menus take diners on a sensuous adventure reflective of his diverse culinary background, which includes a stint at the infamous El Bulli. A meal at Coi is an exercise in the revelry of the unexpected: a starter might include the application of essential oils to the wrist, while a dessert might be couched in smoked yogurt. The result is an experience that embodies the doe-eyed wonder of childhood with the poise and refinement of haute cuisine.

10 8 E'Tutto Qua

Address: 270 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
E'Tutto Qua
While traditional, classic, Italian cuisine has been a hit with diners all over the world for centuries, the owners and chefs at È Tutto Qua strive to infuse cutting edge recipes and techniques from Rome into their menu. Located in the heart of North Beach, È Tutto Qua does an excellent job keeping up with the latest trends in Italy, but the focus is always on quality ingredients and superb service. Meats and fish arrive fresh daily, pasta is made in-house from scratch, and many ingredients aren't added to your dish until right before it heads to your table. Knowing …

10 8 5A5 Steak Lounge

Address: 244 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
5A5 Steak Lounge
Located in the Financial District is 5A5 Steak Lounge, a modern take on the traditional steakhouse. They have seamlessly blended the atmosphere of a vibrant cocktail lounge with the culinary traditions of “steak and potatoes.” The restaurant serves some the world’s best cuts of beef and features contemporary sides and modern appetizers. The décor and ambience allow the restaurant to be an attractive meeting place for friends, business associates, or romantic partners. 5A5 caters to those looking for premium ingredients, preparation, and service. Patrons can enjoy an upbeat dining experience with music provided by live DJs.

10 8 Perbacco

Address: 230 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
As Executive Chef and Owner Staffan Terje says, "You don’t choose who you fall in love with." To that same affect, diners may not have a choice but to swoon over the elegant experience a visit to Perbacco promises. A romantic ambiance is achieved through the restaurant’s showcase of exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and opulent accents of marble. Chef Terje’s menu delights the palate just as the décor treats the eyes, and presents a truly authentic selection of Italian dishes. For example, the Coniglio Al Civet, or Devil’s Gulch Rabbit, is rich and rustic in a spiced red wine …

10 8 Bocadillos

Address: 710 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
With this cozy yet lively eatery in the Financial District, Executive Chef and Owner Gerard Hirigoyen brings his native Basque cuisine to the San Francisco restaurant scene. Come during lunch to enjoy a pair of bocadillos (small sandwiches) that come in such mouth-watering varieties as Chorizo with Walnut Spread and Catalan Sausage. At night, a traditional tapas-style menu takes over, featuring classic Northern Spanish small plates. The restaurant also boasts a lengthy wine list with a focus on Spanish wines. The seating at Bocadillos is mostly at large communal tables or at the bar, making it a great place to …

10 8 Globe

Address: 290 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
At Globe in the Financial District, they offer exquisite new American cuisine to hungry patrons from lunch until the wee hours of the night. The menu features delicious fare that will make any diner’s stomach growl for a taste, such as Pan Roasted Halibut complemented with artichokes, zucchini and cannellini beans and the Grilled Bone-in 28oz. New York Steak for two with grilled onions and potato gratin. Guests can satiate their appetites with Globe’s house made pizzas as well, like Gamboni Mushrooms with White Truffle Oil and Lamb Sausage and Kalamata Olives. Calming and soothing, Globe’s atmosphere will create a …

10 8 Chiaroscuro Ristorante

Address: 550 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Chiaroscuro Ristorante
Classic Roman Italian cuisine is balanced against the modern and sleek setting of Chiaroscuro Ristorante’s dining space, and reflects an artistic appreciation for contrasting visual elements that bring life to otherwise two-dimensional spaces. Chef Alessandro Campitelli ensures that his dishes are anything but flat by combining flavorful and fresh ingredients to compose specialties like the Tagliolini All’Amatriciana, homemade pasta mixed with caramelized onions, imported guanciale tomatoes, and romano cheese, and the Abbacchio Alla Griglia, grilled Australian lamb served with a polenta soufflé topped with a baked egg and gorgonzola cheese.

10 8 Silks

Address: 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.

10 8 Wayfare Tavern

Address: 558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Wayfare Tavern
Acclaimed Food Network Chef Tyler Florence recently opened this new hip venue in the heart of San Francisco, where Old World class meets New World style. The restaurant, which recently opened, is already hopping and speeding along with San Francisco’s financial district. Wayfare Tavern showcases a one-of–a-kind menu complete with decadent desserts, daily specials, and succulent entrees that pay homage to American classics as well as the Barbary Coast. The décor is chic and upscale, almost bachelor pad-like with its wood floors, dark leather booths, and pool table in the parlor on the upper level. The Tavern also serves crafty …

10 8 Tadich Grill

Address: 240 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Tadich Grill
San Francisco has a rich history of serving fresh and delicious seafood, but no seafood restaurant has more history than the Tadich Grill. As the oldest continuously running restaurant in San Francisco, the Tadich Grill has had plenty of time to develop a time-tested method for pleasing its customers. Opened as a coffee stand in 1849, the restaurant is not only one of the oldest restaurants in town, but also the first to cook its fresh, local seafood in a mesquite charcoal broiler, adding a delicious smoky flavor. Customers often wait in long lines to enjoy the popular oysters and …

10 8 John's Snack and Deli

Address: 40 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
John's Snack and Deli
John’s Snack & Deli in the Financial District provides a fusion of Korean and American meals ideal for hard working patrons on the go. In a small and quaint take out setting, this quick shop offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and an assortment of pastries and snacks. The Korean menu provides traditional beef, chicken, pork, and sushi options with an array of spices and sauces. Locals rave about the flavorful Kimchi Burrito and the bold Suicide Burrito, known for its extremely intense seasoning. For those daring enough to take their love for spicy to the very edge, try the Suicide Volcano …

10 8 Bob's Steak and Chop House

Address: 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1001
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Located in the restored Omni San Francisco, Bob’s Steak and Chop House offers patrons a great steakhouse experience. Bob’s provides traditional American cuisine combining that with an elegant and lively atmosphere for diners visiting San Francisco for a vacation getaway or locals enjoying the day in the city. The stars of the show on their menu are their Prime Steaks. Aged for 28 days and broiled to perfection, these decadent steaks are paired with a choice of baked potato, mashed potatoes, or skillet fried potatoes. While enjoying their food, guests are treated to a spectacular view of the Financial District …

10 8 Chez Fayala

Address: 200 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Chez Fayala
A Financial District lunchtime favorite, Chez Fayala has a wide breadth of options for those in search of a mid-day bite to eat. The menu includes an ample number of options to please nearly any palate. There are nearly a dozen sandwiches on offer, all of which are served with the choice of either organic mixed greens or Caesar salad. If you crave something on the lighter side, there are seven entrée salads to choose from, as well as a pay-by-the-pound salad bar. Also featured are daily specials, providing a fresh variety of dishes from Chicken Linguine with Hazelnut Pesto …

10 8 Fleur De Sel

Address: 308 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Fleur De Sel
Fleur de Sel is a delicatessen that focuses on providing customers with natural, organic gourmet breakfast and well prepared meals. To go along with their organic and natural philosophy, Fleur de Sel supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture, and fair trade market products. Fleur de Sel ethos attracts all the natural foodies not only because of their stances on sustainable agricultural, but their food also attracts them to come back for more.

10 8 Credo

Address: 360 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Located at 360 Pine Street, Credo stands tall as a restaurant that believes in togetherness during meal time. Credo, meaning “I believe” in Latin, believes that good food and good company go hand-in-hand. They belief in the time-honor tradition of surrounding yourself around the people in your life and take the time to eat, discuss, and breathe in each other presence. Credo’s interior is surrounded with inspirational quotes to stir up the mood in each table’s conversation and world-renowned Dutch craftsman Plet Hein Eek handcrafted each solid wooden table. In addition, Credo’s menu showcases a blend of traditional Italian cuisine …

10 8 Barbacco

Address: 220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
While some elegant Italian restaurants in San Francisco have excellently prepared dishes, they often miss out on the communal and social aspects of Italian cuisine. At Barbacco, guests can enjoy delicious, traditional Italian dishes in an intimate atmosphere more conducive to friends and family. Barbacco is located on California Street next door to its sister restaurant, Perbacco. While Barbacco adheres to the same high standard of quality as Perbacco, its trattoria atmosphere is ideal for a casual meal with friends or a night out without the pressures and rules of fine dining. Even the menu allows for groups to share …

10 8 Palio D'Asti

Address: 640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Palio D'Asti
Palio d’ Asti is a well-known Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District. The interior of the restaurant permits the viewing of the chefs in the open kitchen preparing the Italian cuisine with seasonal ingredients according to regional influence. During fall and winter, the focus is on Piemonte and Toscana. During the spring, the focus is on Rome and Umbria, while the summer is dedicated to Sicily and Naples. Dishes like the Carpaccio di Tonno, which is thinly sliced and hand-pounded raw ahi tuna with bottarga di tonno, arugula, lemon, and horseradish, can be found on the menu.

10 8 Working Girls' Cafe

Address: 259 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Working Girls' Cafe
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 …

10 8 Pachino Pizzeria

Address: 318 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Pachino Pizzeria
Pachino Pizzeria in the Financial District serves guest delicious pizza creation. Made with only the freshest ingredients, Pachino cooks their pizzas in a wood-fired oven that gives them a crispy textured crust that is hard to mimic with other gas-fired ovens. The chefs create fancy specialty pizzas that are unconventional in other pizzerias like the Funghi Pizza and Prosciutoo-Arugula-Burrata Pizza. Pachino Pizzeria creates tasty dishes and pizzas that guests will truly enjoy.

10 8 Murphy's Pub

Address: 217 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-4502
Murphy's Pub
Murphy's Pub is what it is, a local pub that serving up the best bar food and drinks it can possible in the Financial District. No gimmicks or frills. The menu is filled with exquisite bar entrees that is satisfying and surely fill your stomach. Murphy's has a vast selection of domestic, local, and imported beers. Heavy handed bartenders serve stiff, handcrafted cocktails behind the long winded bar with ample seating. Guests also have the choice of grabbing a seat in their large dining area, a ideal location for a large group.