Russian Hill Restaurants

10 8 La Folie

Address: 2316 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
La Folie
$$$$ Top 10
With colorful flower boxes, large picture windows, and a sunny saffron-colored sign, La Folie exudes a charming Frenchness. Inside, a luminous dining room in warm hues and lush fabrics is an elegant canvas for the presentation of Executive Chef Roland Possat’s French and California-inspired creations. The prix-fixe menu whimsically explores the interplay between tradition and experimentation: classic French ingredients like foie gras, frog legs, and snails mingle with dishes featuring lobster vanilla sauce and oxtail stuffed calamari. While, as its name suggests, La Folie has a playful streak of madness, it is more the result of a masterful and supremely …

10 8 Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

Address: 2348 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Lemongrass Thai Cuisine
Toi Sawatdee, owner and head chef of Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, has worked diligently to provide diners with authentic Thai fare at her restaurant in the Russian Hill District since opening in 1994. Toi takes great pleasure and pride creating her signature dishes, such as her original Thai curries, fresh seafood like prawns sautéed with basil and a combination seafood platter, and spicy noodle dishes and soups. In addition, she offers traditional vegetarian fare for those who want Thai cuisine without the game, such as sautéed broccoli in oyster sauce and eggplant and tofu with garlic chili sauce. The dining room …

10 8 Frascati

Address: 1901 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
With its yellow walls and bright interior, Frascati fosters a sense of joy within its doors. Multiple levels allow a more open and welcoming dining room with plenty of space for diners to enjoy the Mediterranean inspired coastal cuisines available at this restaurant. In the spirit of appreciating the seasons, Frascati’s menu changes seasonally, with an emphasis placed upon paying homage to the freshest ingredients. Guests can still enjoy the staple ingredient of many popular dishes; however, they come paired with the vegetable superstars of the season. Because of an ever-changing dinner menu, many wines are only available seasonally as …

10 8 Luella

Address: 1896 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Well worth the detour, this stylish neighborhood eatery is tucked away on a tree-lined block in Russian Hill. Run “mom and pop” style, owner/chef Ben de Vries reigns over the kitchen while his wife, Rachel Lewis de Vries, oversees the dimly lit dining room. Hues of green and rust wash over everything from the walls to smaller accents such as the hanging drum-shaped lamps, giving the busy interior a warm and soothing ambiance. The rotating Mediterranean-inspired menu highlights the season’s freshest ingredients, and boasts specialties such as the Coca-Cola Braised Pork Shoulder and Strawberry and Crème Fraîche Tart with red …

10 8 Ristorante Milano

Address: 1448 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Ristorante Milano
Checkered floors and quaint, indoor flower boxes set the stage for traditional northern Italian cuisine in a comfortable, family-like atmosphere at Ristorante Milano of Nob Hill. Brightly painted walls capture light from the large windows to help create a bright and welcoming space. With an owner and executive chef that was born and raised in Rome, it is no wonder that this restaurant has gotten a reputation for the authenticity of its dishes. Ristorante Milano is particularly hailed for its Tiramisu dessert and Gnocchi con Salsa Aurora, a dish that consists of fresh, homemade gnocchi with fresh tomatoes. Many of …

10 8 The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant

Address: 2323 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-1829
The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant
Located in Cow Hollow, The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant brings the best of Switzerland right in their establishment. Matterhorn Swiss serves a beautifully crafted menu that features Fondue and an extensive wine selection for wine lovers to enjoy. Their interior is designed with handcrafted wood panel décor that is elegant yet cozy that transports you to a large log cabin in the Swiss Alps. With impeccable service, The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant is a great eatery that people will have fun and enjoy Swiss cuisine.

10 8 Street

Address: 2141 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
$$ New
If you’re looking for new age American style cuisine with a comfortable neighborhood vibe that will transport you to various cities around the world, search no further than San Francisco’s Street. The restaurant takes each diner on a world tour or keeps them in their native town with classic American fare and new daily changing desserts. Street is known for their local fan base and for using ingredients from nearby farmers’ markets. Street offers everything from soup, salad, and pate to seafood, sirloin, and panna cotta. They also have a nightly cocktail hour full of savory and sweet wines and …

10 8 Pesce

Address: 2227 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Revel in an eating scene that encourages patrons to try new tastes and strengthen bonds by sharing plates, at Pesce. This Venetian cuisine-inspired restaurant relies on the freshest ingredients and high quality fish and meat to serve the equivalent of Spanish tapas with a varied Cicchetti menu of hot and cold dishes. These miniature entrees may be petite, but their flavor is anything but timid. The cold Cicchetti selection offers such delicacies as the Alici Bruschette (white anchovies, olives, and roasted peppers), while the hot menu hoasts the Tortino (a saffron risotto cake with Dungeness crab meat).

10 8 Andy's Chinese Cuisine

Address: 2401 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Andy's Chinese Cuisine
Located on 9th St in Inner Sunset, Andy’s Chinese Cuisine offer guests Chinese cuisine at an affordable price. Fan favorites at Andy’s are the Walnut Prawns, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Chow Fun. In addition, they provide delivery service to parts around their restaurant for the guests that want to have Andy’s delectable cuisine in the comfort of their home.

10 8 Gary Danko

Address: 800 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Gary Danko
Dinner at Gary Danko is as titillating as a night at the opera, from the dramatic 69 page wine list, to the choreographed service of the staff, to the series of complex acts that come streaming from the kitchen and the carefully calibrated intermissions between them. Gary Danko’s combination of artfully crafted food and service turns a meal into an event. World-class Executive Chef Gary Danko uses his classic training to reinvent French, Mediterranean and regional-American cuisine, and the numerous awards he has won reflect the quality of his food, placing him at the forefront of America’s best chefs.

10 8 Leopald's

Address: 2400 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109