Mission Bay Restaurants
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.
860 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
This sophisticated American bistro specializes in California comfort food with a French flair. Chef Ola Fendert uses classic cooking techniques to prepare dishes like All Natural Baby Back Ribs and Lamb Daube. Oola Restaurant and Bar features these hearty bistro favorites while using organic meats and produce, as well as artisan cheeses and wines. Picked by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Hot Spots” around the country, this split level space is sleek and mature. Recycled wood, exposed stone, rust-toned light fixtures and plenty of candlelight produce an alluring and sexy atmosphere.
590 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Frjtz on Valencia is a gastronomic French fry paradise. Frjtz offers fresh potatoes deep fried and topped in three different ways: garlic, spicy, or white truffle. In addition, they include a wide arrangement of dipping sauces that you won’t find in any other restaurant. Thai Chili ketchup and Pesto Mayo are a few of the unique sauces that Frjtz has to offer. Aside from their fries, Frjtz also offers Belgian Mussels, gourmet burgers, and sandwiches. All of these selections have different flavor combinations inspired by different flavors from cuisines around the world. End your night one of Frjtz crepes. Like …
538 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
We Be Sushi has a tagline “Like Mom Used to Make”. While that isn’t the sort of phrase one usually pairs with Japanese cuisine, We Be Sushi’s dishes are so appetizing that this unusual tagline to describe their cuisine somehow makes perfect sense. Their wide assortment of sushi ranges from everyone’s favorites, California and Spicy Tuna Rolls, to new and creative rolls like the Vegetarian. We Be Sushi also has an Early Bird Special that offers guests awesome deals for as low as $8.
82 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$$$ Top 10
Unfortunately, the restaurant is no longer in business! Owner and Chef Laurent Katgely, formerly of the Mission’s prominent Foreign Cinema, has created a unique dining experience in a deceivingly large updated industrial space. Heated patio seating in the front is nestled in a sheltered garden of olive trees and fragrant flowers and herbs. And there is even a sandbox off to the side for the little ones to entertain themselves while you feast. The menu pays homage to Katgely’s native France while staying true to the California trend of using the freshest seasonal ingredients in specialties like the Bouillabaise, Sauteed …