Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

The city of San Francisco has a very wide gastronomy, with flavors for all tastes. You'll find everything from hamburgers, Asian, Thai and even fine dining with beautiful views of the city. Prepare your stomach and pocket.

We spent eight days in San Francisco getting to know all the tourist spots and of course eating very well. Here we tell you the best places to eat in San Francisco. But let's take it easy, as with accommodation, everything in the city is expensive! So prepare your pocket!



To make it easier, I separated by neighborhood the options we recommend for restaurants in San Francisco.

Where to Eat in San Francisco at Union Square

AsiaSF

O AsiaSF It's a must go restaurant in San Francisco, it's really worth it. As the website says “it's the most iconic restaurant in town” – it was a dinner show that I had a LOT of fun. You need to go with an open mind and without prejudice.

The restaurant / bar / show / disco is on a corner in an old but well maintained building. The environment has a sexy 'Q' and is ideal for groups of friends, special celebrations (graduation, bachelor parties, birthdays) and also for couples.

The menu has an Asian touch with fixed prices ranging from US$44 to US$69 per person (depending on the day of the week and time of day). During weekends, the price includes admission to the disco, which is located in the basement of the restaurant. The drinks are also another hit of the house. Besides, of course, the entertainment.

The highlight of the restaurant is the dancing show with the “ladies”– it's guaranteed fun for sure! In the video below you can understand the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's the right choice to put on the list of where to eat in San Francisco.



Learn more:

  • Endereço: 201 9th St – cross street is Howard Street
  • Instagram: @officialasiasf
  • Site: https://asiasf.com
  • Hours: 19:00 – 22:00 / Fridays and Saturdays until 2:00 (dance club)
  • No entry for minors under 21 years old. 

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

The Cheese Cake Factory

If you want something very typical American, your choice is the hammock The Cheese Cake Factory.

In the city, the restaurant is on the rooftop of the Macy's building and is very popular. Have patience to wait and don't go too hungry. But while the line doesn't move, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Union Square.

The menu is quite varied – pizza, a good variety of salads, options for vegans, sandwiches, individual dishes, meat, fish and kids dishes. And of course the famous pies – there are more than 30 types :P. Be sure to try Very Cherry Ghirardelli®.


Learn more:

  • Endereço: Union Square – 251 Geary Street
  • Site: https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/
  • Facebook: The Cheesecake Factory
  • Opening hours: 10:00 – 23:00 / Fridays and Saturdays until 24:30

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Rooftop do The Cheese Cake Factory em San Francisco – linda vista para a union Square.. Foto: Therooftopguide

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Very Cherry Ghirardelli® – Be sure to try the most famous chocolate pie in California – Photo: publicity

The Colonial

Le Colonial is a 7-minute walk from Union Square. The menu is Vietnamese with lots of vegetables (great option for vegetarians), spices, meats, fish and herbs. All this with touches of French cuisine.


The service was excellent, the dishes very well served and attentive waiters. The maitre d' served us and we followed his suggestion. For input: pork ribs with vegetables, pot stickers stuffed with scallops and shrimp. The main course was the house specialties – Bo Luc Lac – filet mignon cubes cooked in the traditional Vietnamese way with soy sauce and red onion. Ca Hap La Chuoi – sea bass wrapped in banana leaf with sweet potato and ginger noodles. All accompanied by a salad of Brussels sprouts (DELICIOUS!) and jasmine rice. With so much food, there was even a lunch box to take to the hotel!


And also, because there is always a little space, an ice cream and the Bananamissu. A banana-flavored tiramisu – another delight.

The restaurant has a pretty cool schedule of events – DJ, live music – jazz, piano – check the website to see what's going on when you're in San Francisco.

Learn more:

  • Address: 20 Cosmo Place
  • Instragram: @lecolonialsf
  • Site: http://www.lecolonialsf.com/
  • Hours: 17:30 – 22:00 / Thursday to Saturday until 23:00

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Other options where to eat in Union Square:

  • Pinecrest Diner Ideal for families / American cuisine / Open 24 hours.
  • Tonys Pizza Napoletana: Recomendado pelo Guia Michelan
  • Mikkeller Bar: Good selection of beers.
  • Hops and Hominy: American cuisine – great options
  • La Marsa: French / Mediterranean food

 

Where to Eat in San Francisco at Fisherman's Wharf

Boudin Bakery & Cafe

The famous Boudin Bakery & Cafe is also one of San Francisco's trademarks. The brand appears in several neighborhoods of the city but the Boudin do Fisherman’s Wharf is the most famous. There you can see through the glass window the factory and the bakers working on the breads in very different shapes – crocodile, rabbits, turtles among others. Here you can experience the famous soup on bread. Clam Chowder is one of the most requested – clam chowder with peas.


Boudin at Fisherman's Wharf also has a mini market with various goodies and goodies and on the second floor the Bistro with more exquisite options.

Learn more:

  • Address: Pier 39 – San Francisco
  • Instagram: @boudinbakery
  • Site: https://boudinbakery.com/home/
  • Opening hours: every day from 9:00 to 20:00 hours.

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Soup on Bread from Boudin Bakery

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

O Pier Market it is right in the heart of Pier 39 with a beautiful view of the bay. It is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region, with over 35 years of experience. The establishment cares about its products and the preservation of the ocean and San Francisco Bay. They only serve 100% sustainable products, from seafood to straws – which have been replaced by paper straws to reduce the impact on the environment. In July 2018, Pier 39 earned the Green Certificate.

Now let's get to the meal! The service is fast and very friendly. At Pier Market you can also try the soup on bread – Claw Chowder, which costs around $13,95 and comes with a salad. One of the house specialties is the Shrimp Combo Fest ($23.95) – a festival of grilled, boiled and fried shrimp. The menu is very varied, with options of pasta, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, grilled meats, kids menu and even meats. Option will not be missed!

Learn more:

  • Address: Pier 39 – San Francisco
  • Instagram: @piermarket 
  • Site: https://piermarket.com/
  • Hours: 11:00 am to 23:00 pm / Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 am to 23:00 pm

The chain also has 2 other restaurants located at Pier 39:

  • Fog Harbor:  Seafood.
  • Wipe Out Bar & Grill:  With the large open patio and outdoor bar, fireplace, celebrity-signed boards and world-famous beach signs.

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Pier Market – Photo: publicity – Where to eat in San Francisco

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Dungeness Crab – Served with Butter – Where to Eat in San Francisco

Other options where to eat at Fisherman's Wharf

  • Cioppino's – Seafood / pizza
  • Alioto's Restaurant: – Seafood
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: The restaurant at “Forrest Gump” / Seafood
  • Hard Rock Cafe - Hamburger

 

Where to eat in San Francisco in SOMA

Alexander’s Stakehouse

Just remembering this restaurant makes me want to go back to San Francisco (I miss it!). the menu of Alexander’s Stakehouse it has Japanese influences, in addition to the American steakhouse. All super exquisite. The atmosphere is pleasant and classic, ideal for couples or business dinners.

The waitress, very friendly alias, asked us if we had any dietary restrictions or anything we didn't like – OF COURSE not! Then we followed up with a six-course tasting menu chosen by the chef – who also personally came to our table. It was quite a gastronomic experience, each dish was a surprise!

To start the session the delicious starters, with super varied flavors until finishing with the main course – which is the restaurant’s main dish – the Japanese A5 Wagyu. According to experts, it is the name of the highest quality grade of meat – its absolute best. Wagyu is served with a salt menu (that's right!) there are 12 types of salt in the world – Nepal, Wales, USA, Chipe, Peru, Australia, Bali and India – for you to taste every bit of the meat.

The experience is amazing, I know it's cliché, but the meat really melts in your mouth. And even I who am a layman on the subject, it is possible to differentiate the taste in each type of salt. My favorite was Kala Namak, the black salt from India – which is strangely pink. It has a strong taste and smell, but it's delicious. Amazing experience!

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Japanese A5 Wagyu – a famous beef. – Where to eat in San Francisco

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Salt Menu - 12 types of salt from around the world – salivation guaranteed – Where to eat in San Francisco

And to finish off this gastronomic orgy, we ended the night with two desserts. The first one they call pre-dessert (I don't know why, but if it's sweet I'm accepting) was the Honey and Elderflower. A frosty beeswax cream with delicate elderflowers. And finally the “main” dessert, my favorite part of all dinners, a strawberry mouse with japanese pepper – the Gaviota Strawberry. Not forgetting that all dishes were paired with wines – a sparkling wine, a rosé and a red along with the meat.

A very different delicacy of the restaurant, in the end you get a bouquet of cotton candy. If I was happy? I think so huh. ? One of the super experiences to put on your list of where to eat in San Francisco.

The restaurant, in addition to the tasting menu (which ranges from U$ 120 to U$ 300 per person), has a la carte options, hamburgers and options for vegetarians (in the last case, right).

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Learn more:

  • Address: 448 Brannan Street
  • Instagram: @alexandersstealhouse.sf
  • Site: https://alexanderssteakhouse.com/sanfrancisco/
  • Opening hours: 17:30 – 21:00 / Fridays and Saturdays until 22:00
  • Reservation required 

The View Lounge

This rooftop restaurant is located on the 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Besides the beautiful view. it also has a 4,5 rating – excellent – ​​on Trip Advisor. The View offers a great list of Californian wines, drinks and small dishes inspired by the city (octopus, tuna, spicy chicken among others)

#Tip: it's good to get there early because the place is usually very crowded. After all, who doesn't want to enjoy a view like that and kill their friends with envy with all these options for where to eat in San Francisco!

Learn more:

  • Address: 780 Mission Street, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 39th Floor,
  • Instagram: @theviewsf
  • Site: http://www.sfviewlounge.com/
  • Opening hours: 16:00 – 01:00 / Fridays to Saturdays until 01:30

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Where to Eat in San Francisco, California

Other options where to eat in SOMA:

  • The Grove: American cuisine / Families / Vegan option
  • Water Bar: Seafood / Couple
  • 54 As: Italian
  • The Key Stone: Americana / Casual

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