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Top 10 San Francsico Restaurants

Bai Som
2121 Clement St
(@ 22nd St )
San Francisco, CA 94121

A taste of Bangkok in the heart of San Francisco ! This San Francisco restaurant has an extraordinary menu of authentic Thai cuisine is not to be missed. You are embraced by the atmosphere of Bangkok from the wooden tables to the fresh orchids. Try Bai Som you won't regret it!

A. Sabella's Restaurant
2766 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94133

This is a family owned San Francisco restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf offering the finest fresh local seafood and shellfish with an award winning wine list and a panoramic view.

Upstairs At The Waterfront
Pier 7th
(@ Broadway)
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Waterfront Cafe is an award winning Mediterranean and Californian San Francisco restaurant in a people watching and romantic atmosphere.

Buca Giovanni
800 Greenwich Street
(@ Mason)
San Francisco, CA 94133

Buca Giovanni serves authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine in an elegant, romantic atmosphere on San Francisco 's famed Greenwich Street.

Mandarin, The
900 N Point St
(Ghirardelli Sq)
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Mandarin offers breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and Aquatic Park. Day or night, this is one of San Francisco 's finest dining experience. This San Francisco restaurant possess an opulent setting complimented by Oriental antiques, calligraphy and paintings that rivals an emperor's palace. A San Francisco landmark for 30 years! banquet menus can be tailored for each party. Dress is casual to formal. Reservations suggested.

252 California Street
between Battery and Front Streets
San Francisco, CA 94111

Chef Michael Mina makes each visit a night to remember. He turns a plain lobster tail into a work of art, though all the kitchen's creations are beautifully presented and lavish. One of San Francisco 's most popular restaurants.

Pier Two On The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Sinbad's serves classic American cuisine specializing in seafood and is located right on the bay in San Francisco. The spacious and contemporary decorated dining room is very casual and relaxed with dim lighting. A full, sit-down bar serves a full selection of your favorite drinks. Open for lunch and dinner with outdoor seating available in the warmer months.

Scala's Bistro
432 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Scala's Bistro serves a variety of foods including Mediterranean,French Bistro and Italian. Entree's are priced between $10.00 and $36.00. The ambiance is best described as Elegant and Loud.

Morton's of Chicago
400 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

This San Francisco restaurant has a mission to always exceed their guest's expectations. As Morton's succeeds, they have expanded their reputation as America 's best steakhouse. Visit the Morton's of Chicago website at

1122 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Maharani is San Francisco 's preeminent Indian restaurant, according to consumers and critics alike. Since its inception in 1989, Maharani has won numerous accolades from the likes of the San Francisco Chronicle, Money Magazine and the American Academy of Restaurant Sciences, all of whom proclaim it to be one of the best restaurants in the City and the nation. A special feature of the restaurant is the world-reowned Fantasy Room, which is the ultimate in romantic dining (visit for details). Another hidden gem is the jewel bedeckled Amber Palace, which can accomodate up to 125 people, and is ideal for weddings, birthdays and corporate events. All of this, plus the remarkable food makes the Maharani a destination dining spot in San Francisco.

Best Vegetarian San Francisco Restaurant

Bldg. A, Fort Mason (enter across Marina Blvd. from Safeway)
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415/771-6222

This beautiful restaurant with expansive bay views is owned and operated by the Green Gulch Zen Buddhist Center of Marin County. Creative meatless dishes are served, such as Thai-style vegetable curries, thin-crust pizzas, house-made pastas, and desserts like apricot and blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Dinners are à la carte on weeknights, but only a four-course prix-fixe dinner is served on Saturday. Sunday brunch is a good time to watch local sailboat skippers take out their crafts. D, MC, V. No lunch Mon. No dinner Sun.

246 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4707
Phone: 415/487-9800

On the ground floor of the handsome Savoy Hotel, Millennium has a menu of "animal-free" dishes made with organic ingredients that keep vegans and their carnivore friends equally satisfied. Start your meal with a warm spinach salad and follow it with Caribbean pumpkin curry or with steak in marsala sauce made with seitan, a whole-wheat meat substitute. Come dessert, you may find the German chocolate cake hard to resist. Organic wines and beers are served. MC, V. No lunch.

Best Steakhouse in San Francisco

Izzy's Steak & Chop House
3345 Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94123-2706
Phone: 415/563-0487

Izzy Gomez was a legendary San Francisco saloon keeper, and his namesake eatery carries on the tradition. Here, in this old-fashioned, clamorous spot, you'll find terrific steaks -- especially dry-aged sirloins -- chops, and seafood, plus all the trimmings, from cheesy scalloped potatoes to creamed spinach. Regulars favor the Caesar salad or Cajun fried oysters to start. Prime rib is offered on Saturday and Sunday only. A collection of Izzy memorabilia and antique advertising art covers almost every inch of wall space. AE, DC, MC, V. No lunch.

2100 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109-2511
Phone: 415/673-1888

Ann Harris knows her beef. She grew up on a Texas cattle ranch and was married to the late Jack Harris of Harris Ranch fame. In her own large, New York-style restaurant she serves some of the best dry-aged steaks in town, including some truly pricey Japanese beef, but don't overlook the starter of spinach salad or the entree of grilled California lamb chops. Be sure to include a side of the fine creamed spinach. If you're a martini drinker, take this opportunity to enjoy an artful example of the cocktail. Reservations essential. AE, D, DC, MC, V. No lunch.

San Francisco hotels

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