Marina Restaurants

10 8 Mamacita

Address: 2317 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Amidst the growing fast food “burrito culture” of Californian Mexican food, Mamacita champions the ideals of traditional Mexican cuisine. The menu emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients, handmade preparation, and the love and care found in a home-cooked meal, creating a cuisine that has the refinement of haute cuisine and all the satisfaction of comfort food. Adobe walls, terracotta tiles, and thatch accents combine with starburst lanterns and twinkling lights to evoke the feeling of a magical realist hacienda from the pages of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. A pomegranate margarita, handmade tortillas, and an ambience that is both invitingly familial and …

10 8 California Wine Merchant

Address: 2113 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
California Wine Merchant
Since 1974, California Wine Merchant has been supplying the Marina district with the finest wines the Golden State has had to offer. Food may not be the focus at California Wine Merchant, but they do offer some accompaniments such as a cheese plate consisting of Vincent Cheese a cow’s milk from Holland, Acme Ciabatta bread, Kalamata olives, and pistachios as well as Seattle Chocolate Truffles for those looking to satiate a craving for sweets. Four beers, Anchor Steam, Heineken, Pilsner Urquell and Pyramid Hefeweizen, are available for those looking to venture away from the vino. Having specialized in the business …

10 8 Capannina

Address: 1809 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Friendly servers and classic décor take guests of Capannina through a tour of Italy during their dinner at this ristorante Italiano. Two menus serve to entice diners in this cozy atmosphere: a three-course prix fixe menu and an a la carte menu. Both feature well thought out dishes that are heavily influenced by Italian traditions. The prix fixe menu starts diners off with either the Soup of the Day or the House Salad before they dive into their choice of entrees from a list featuring options such as the Pappardelle with Mushrooms and Wild Boar Ragu and the Grilled Salmon. …

10 8 Isa

Address: 3324 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Gourmet French cuisine can often come with many rules of decorum that don't always make for a straightforward dining experience. At Isa in the Marina district, diners can experience a variety of expertly prepared Cal French dishes that are as simple and to the point as the restaurant itself. Founded by prodigious Chef Luke Sung, Isa displays the cook's knowledge of traditional French cuisine by utilizing fresh and simple ingredients to create meals that don't struggle to impress. Whether it is seafood, poultry, vegetables, or even broth, Isa creates culinary masterpieces that will tantalize the taste buds without incorporating outlandish …

10 8 Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Address: 3345 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2706
Izzy's Steaks & Chops
Locally owned and operated, Izzy’s Steaks and Chops offer San Franciscans the very best Midwestern steaks and chops. All the beef Izzy’s serves are corn fed and their New York Steaks are aged for at least 21 days to produce a one of a kind flavor that other restaurants cannot mimic. Izzy’s also offers the freshest local fish if beef isn’t the type of protein you prefer. Izzy’s Steaks and Chops offers steaks that are prepared in ways that the best steak houses in America have been for hundreds of years. They continue that tradition so guest can indulge in …

10 8 Pane E Vino

Address: 1715 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-4406
Pane E Vino
Pane E Vino is recognized as one of the finest casual Italian restaurants in Marina/Cow Hollow. Chef Bruno Quercini, who hails from Valtellina, Italy, has been recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top chefs by Zagat and the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s no real surprise, as Chef Quercini’s dedication to his craft includes making his own sausage and curing his own meat using centuries old methods from his homeland. The menu allows guests a full culinary tour of Italy, with a wide selection of antipasti featuring Chef Quercini’s own sausage and cured meats, house made pastas, traditional Italian entrees …

10 8 Nettie's Crab Shack

Address: 2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-4103
Nettie's Crab Shack
Located in a historic Union Street building, Nettie’s Crab Shack offers a wide array of fresh sea fare. It’s expansive bar features a fine range of local, domestic, and imported beer, a broad wine list, as well as house crafted custom cocktails. Nettie’s Crab Shack features a light and sunny dining room, a completely open kitchen, and an open-air patio for an outdoor dining experience should the weather permit. With a number of years of experience working in local restaurants, proprietor Annette Yang and partner/Chef Brian Leitner’s goal was to create, “a serious place that didn't take itself too seriously.” …

10 8 The Plant Cafe Organic

Address: 3352 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Plant Café Organic has a mission to promote the wellbeing of people, planet, and provide an avenue to support healthy choice and sustainable practices. They offer only the best organic foods from free range poultry to produce free from pesticides and fertilizers. Very diverse, The Plant’s menu is compiled of contemporary California cuisine and entrees with Asian inspired flavors. They serve a large variety of choice like freshly made juices and smoothies and house-made pastries and desserts.

10 8 American Cupcake

Address: 1919 Union St San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 896-4217, San Francisco, CA 94123
American Cupcake
Located in Marina, American Cupcake is not your average bakery. They have a wide range of delicious and creative selections from savory dishes like Red Velvet Fried Chicken to a vast selection of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. However stated in their name, American Cupcake is known for their delicious and off-the-top cupcakes. They have the usual chocolate and vanilla cupcakes baked all day but they also have tasty specialty goods like Ice Cream Sandwich and Fried Oreos. For the late night sweet tooth fix, American Cupcakes closes late. Also, they offer beer and wine which pairs great with a …

10 8 Cafe Des Amis

Address: 2000 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-4103
Cafe Des Amis
In a world that is constantly changing, Café Des Amis prides themselves in offering a timeless Parisian setting in SF. Their establishment transports guest to back to old Paris to its “Café Des Amis” painted sign above their restaurant from its sophisticated dishes that reflect the tastes and flavors of the local neighborhood mixed with French cuisine. For large parties, Café Des Amis offers a Private Dining Room. French inspired, Café Des Amis Private Room transports large parties to a time of lavish meals and sensual cocktails. Up to 40 to 50 guests, their Private Room surrounds large parties in …

10 8 Yogorino

Address: 2144 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
When customers step into Yogorino they feel as if they are about to taste the ice cream and yogurt of the future. This Italian based company, located between Steiner and Pierce in the Marina, entices patrons with their authentic Italian gelato and desserts. The glowing steel drum of gelato at the front counter immediately draws diners in, and with a turn of the wheel, customers can make a choice from their 12 authentic gelato flavors. Yogorino makes a vanilla yogurt that is creamier and sweeter than the typical frozen yogurt, and with the assortment of flavors and syrups, the possibilities …

10 8 Tuttimelon

Address: 2240 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Located between Pierce and Avila in the Marina, Tuttimelon offers a variety of healthy frozen treats from nonfat yogurt, gourmet gelato and sorbet to smoothies. The fun self-serve style yogurt allows patrons to sample classics like strawberry, as well as exotic flavors like guava and taro. At 30 calories per ounce and made with real nonfat milk, Tuttimelon’s yogurt is a healthy choice for those looking for an alternative to ice cream. Tuttimelon features over 40 flavors of yogurt, gelato and sorbet that can be topped with any combination of fresh fruit, nuts and candy. The lounge offers tables where …

10 8 The Republic

Address: 3213 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2605
The Republic
Named after the California Flag, and offering ingredients and décor sourced from within 150 miles of San Francisco, The Republic in Marina serves up contemporary comfort food. Menu items are upscale versions of classic bar fare such as Nachos, Fish Tacos, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Carnitas Sliders, and White Mac & Cheese made with smoked Gouda and white cheddar topped with fresh chives. The bar offers a California-centric craft beer menu with 60 specialty American beers including 20 on draft, as well as 10 specialty cocktails, and an American themed wine list. The Republic offers those in the Marina a great …

10 8 Ristobar

Address: 2300 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Restaurateur and pastry master Gary Rulli wanted to mimic the Italian ristobars that offer a casual, comfortable neighborhood gathering place where friends and family can take, eat, and drink. Thus, he opened Ristobar in Cow Hollow, serving rustic Italian cuisine and artisanal pizza. Utilizing only the best products, Ristobar creates satisfying dishes like Spaghetti Alla Scoglio and traditional styled Agnolotti. Risobar also serves wine choice from famous wineries, mainly from Italy and other European countries.

10 8 Bistro Aix

Address: 3340 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Bistro Aix
Located just off San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street, Bistro Aix is bursting with new flavors .These organic dishes are created nightly using fresh ingredients from local growers. . Bistro Aix’s Californian twist on French Provencal food traditions present guests with a taste of this Northern region right here in California. The restaurant’s focus on olive oil and fresh organic products allows for unique menu flexibility and variety in which the chef’s versatility shines. Dishes are intriguing and invite diners to try an old favorite with a new age spin. Bistro Aix provides an intimate and simple and comfortable atmosphere in …

10 8 Circa

Address: 2001 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
The past, present, and future, converge into one moment captured by the dramatic and stunning décor and the innovative cuisine of Circa. Chef Erik Hopfinger lends his experience and imagination to such dishes as the Lobster and White Truffle Mac-n-Cheese and the Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken. The visual eloquence of Circa’s dining space was conceived by Michael Brennan, and he selected Neil Seth Levine’s artwork to encapsulate the restaurant’s theme of “a moment in time.” Vibrant flowers seem to burst into bloom right before diners’ eyes as they linger over tasteful bites, and savor moments soon to be lost… if …

10 8 Umami

Address: 2909 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sleek stones and other natural elements make up the exterior of Umami. Inside Umami is a traditional sake bar and an orchid-filled dining room with the option of upstairs or downstairs seating. Umami is a trendy hangout for couples and groups of friends while the bar becomes a popular spot for mingling singles. The menu is strongly Japanese-inspired, but also incorporates many different Asian culinary infulences. On the menu, guests can find a Spicy Tuna and Water Chesnut Roll and a Wagyu beef tartar tataki. Cocktails are playful like the sweet Hello Kitty, which is aptly a pale pink shade.

10 8 Pacific Catch

Address: 2027 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2701
Pacific Catch
Pacific Catch is the place to dine if you are in search for seafood. At Pacific Catch, they combine bold sauces and cooking preparations of Asia, Latin American, and Hawaii to create a style all their own. Mix that with local California ingredients and you have a brand new fish house that no one has ever attempted to create before. Start off your diner with one of the many appetizers Pacific Catch has to offer like their Thai Coconut Shrimp and Korean Sticky Ribs. Pacific Catch entrees have a wide variety of taco choices that utilizes San Francisco’s seafood and …

10 8 Blue Barn Gourmet

Address: 2105 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-2708
Blue Barn Gourmet
Blue Barn Gourmet in Marina/Cow Hollow may only serve soup, salad and sandwiches, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a wide variety of choices when it comes to these three items. There are 11 salads, with a choice of 10 proteins to add. There is also a staggering 14 sandwiches to choose from, including the vegetarian friendly Buddha. If you are in the mood for grilled cheese, there are 8 distinct grilled cheeses on the menu. Of those, Blue Barn Gourmet offers a unique cheese in seven out of the 8. Cheeses include manchego, brie d’ affinois, havarti and mozzarella …

10 8 Tacko

Address: 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 …