Nob Hill Restaurants

10 8 Acquerello

Address: 1722 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
$$$$$ Top 10
Housed in a former chapel, Acquerello is simply heavenly. The stunning pitched roof and calm, peaceful setting offer a cheerful and elegant setting, but it is the service and cuisine that keep guests returning. Chef Suzette Gresham offers tantalizing renditions of modern Italian cuisine, with vibrant, creative dishes such as wide ranch egg pappradelle with moist duck ragu, beet tortelloni filled with spinach and beet greens in gorgonzola cream sauce, and pancetta wrapped diver scallops over wilted Swiss chard. Co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini oversees an impressive wine program, graciously complimenting everything that comes out of the kitchen. Prix fixe menus allow …

10 8 Harris'

Address: 2100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Harris’ restaurant is an unabashed haven for carnivores. Meat is the star of the simple, unpretentious menu that emphasizes quality aged, corn-fed beef served in a variety of thick, juicy cuts. With deep, semi-circular, leather booths, warm amber lighting, and large hunting murals, Harris’ décor suggests the inviting, and somewhat exclusive, atmosphere of a traditional and stately hunting club. Diners who hold off for the end of the week to indulge their red meat cravings are treated to live jazz from the Susan Chen trio. A crisp, dry martini, a sizzling steak, and a warm, lush environment make Harris’ a …

10 8 Big 4

Address: 1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Big 4
Nestled in one of San Francisco’s most distinguished luxury hotels, Big 4 restaurant embodies soft romanticism, rich history, and innovative cuisine. Named after the four top nineteenth century railroad tycoons, this mahogany-accented restaurant will transport you with its historical artifacts, live piano music, and forest green banquettes. Their contemporary American menu is carefully crafted to reflect the seasons by talented Executive Chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls, a previous recipient of the “Chef of the Year" award by the National Executive Chefs Association. Menu items include light temptations such as the Vietnamese Maine Lobster and Prawn Spring Rolls for the health-conscious, or Rack …

10 8 Allegro Romano

Address: 1701 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Allegro Romano
With a graduate from a culinary school in Rome as the owner and chef, Allegro Romano is a restaurant where modern décor meets traditional flavors.With time-honored classics such as Bruschetta alla Romana, grilled Italian bread served with garlic and tomatoes, and Homemade Lobster Ravioli gracing the menu of this restaurant, diners’ taste buds will be taken on a culinary adventure through Italian cuisines. This pasta heavy menu affords a number of meatless dishes for the vegetarian to enjoy. Allegro Romano boasts that it is out of the way of many tourist heavy areas in San Francisco, resulting in an oasis …

10 8 Rue Lepic

Address: 900 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Rue Lepic
Revel in an evening of intimate and flavorful dining at Rue Lepic, in Nob Hill. Executive Chef and Owner Michiko Boccara has constructed a refined menu that showcases her aesthetic for Japanese artfulness and her knowledge of French technique. Two impressive variations of the “Chef’s Menu” offer five courses that give patrons the opportunity to experience Chef Boccara’s range. One menu has you begin with the Seafood Pasta; move on to the Soup of the Day; savor the Garden or Caesar Salad; delight in the Lobster Tail sautéed in a lemon butter sauce; then end on a high note with …

10 8 Le Colonial

Address: 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco, CA 94109
Le Colonial
If you’re interested in dining downtown while still escaping that engulfing city ambiance, look no further than Le Colonial. Serving up elegant French-Vietnamese cuisine made from the highest quality local farm-fresh ingredients, Chef Villanueva truly seems to have outdone himself in this latest undertaking. The décor— complete with exotic flora, a glass canopied walkway, and rattan chairs— is redolent of a 1920’s Asian colonial plantation. The food is no less striking and offers a wide variety of Vietnamese specialties that are sure to make your taste buds dance.

10 8 House of Prime Rib

Address: 1906 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
House of Prime Rib
Considered by patrons to be the best prime rib in Fog City, House of Prime Rib is perhaps the most popular place for a truly hearty meal. Serving well-marbled Prime Rib in the English Tradition, the premium, choice cuts are carved right at your table. In fact, most of the dishes are prepared right before your eyes, creating a unique and memorable dining experience for any occasion. Serving only the top 2% of all beef marketed, House of Prime Rib has a simple menu of meats and accompanied salads, plus cocktails and desserts, but this menu has elevated it to …

10 8 Venticello Ristorante

Address: 1257 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Venticello Ristorante
Venticello Ristorante is probably the best kept secret restaurant in San Francisco. Located atop Nob Hill, Venticello is an Italian restaurant that offers an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of a countryside farmhouse in Tuscan. Walking distance from many key mark sites like Mark Hopkins and Fairmont Hotels, Venticello is noted as one of the most romantic restaurants in SF. Above the main dining area, Venticello has a bar fully stocked with distilled spirits and the finest Italian and California wines. Venticello is a perfect dining establishment for a romantic outing with your significant other.

10 8 Aux Delices

Address: 2327 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Aux Delices
Located on Polk St, Aux Delices offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Aux Delices has favorite dishes like Pho Tai hay Ga: slices of rare beef or chicken with rice noodle in a beef topped with vegetables. Aux Delices has delicious starters as well. Their Imperial Rolls and Charbroiled Pork Slices are great choices to start your meal off. End your dining experience with a Thai Iced Tea or a Vietnamese Coffee: filtered ice coffee with condensed milk. Aux Delices offers delivery service within a one mile radius. Guests can eat all Aux Delices has to offer in the comfort in your …

10 8 The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

Address: 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
Exclusively located at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco, The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar is sure to let you get your tiki on island style. All platters from their extensive menu are served “family style” so they can be enjoyed by all in attendance. Specialty concoctions served in coconut glasses combined with their tropical décor and Pacific Rim cuisine amount to a unique experience as you are whisked away on a short tropical vacation right in the middle of San Francisco. Come join in the concept of ohana as you become a part of The Tonga Room and Hurricane …

10 8 Saha

Address: 1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
The sultry Middle Eastern ambience of Saha’s windowless dining area creates a secluded scene for diners to enjoy their meals. The name comes from an Arabic toast meaning “to good health,” and the warmly welcoming staff clearly cares about your comfort too. Saha offers unique Arabic fusion cuisine that combines traditional Yemeni food with both Californian and French influence. The dishes are as complex in execution as they are creative in origin, and include some vegetarian and even vegan standouts. Be sure to finish with the infamous Slap Ya Mama, a dessert known both for its devious name as well …

10 8 Seven Hills

Address: 1550 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

10 8 Nob Hill Cafe

Address: 1152 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

10 8 Masa's

Address: 648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Masa’s has mastered elegant simplicity. Executive chef Gregory Short continues the Masa tradition of exquisitely prepared and well-paired contemporary French dishes presented in a select assortment of tasting menus. Masa’s menu is trimmed of excess fat, leaving only the most succulent and high quality of dishes organized into overwhelmingly indulgent six and nine-course dinners. Like its pared-down menu, Masa’s décor exudes a confident and precise minimalism. Dark chocolate walls contrast with stark white tablecloths, while vases filled with pink and white roses and black and white toile chairs add notes of pastoral charm. The overall effect suggests Masa’s is a …

10 8 Antica Trattoria

Address: 2400 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Antica Trattoria
This venue is no longer open.