Restaurants by neighborhood

Los Angeles may have more high-profile restaurants, but San Francisco has become a true destination for foodies across the world.

In the 1970s San Francisco chefs began a movement committed to fresh, locally produced ingredients. This gospel is still preached some 30 years later : frequently the name of a specific farm or ranch is credited on the menu. Meanwhile, the city's large immigrant population makes for an exotic variety of cooking. Asian influences are common ; the "Pacific fusion" trend has now matured into a more refined combination of Asian (often Japanese) ingredients with French technique. Many restaurants have dropped the three-course format in favour of a "small plate" dining style, like Spanish tapas, for cuisines ranging from Moroccan to haute Vietnamese.


That's why you will find here quantities of top quality restaurants from all around the world. There are so many, it is difficult to choose!

Here is a list (far from exhaustive) of our favorite places, by neighborhood and budget.

Soon : a map to visualize our selection.


> Bernal Heights / Potrero Hill  


> Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury


> Downtown SF / Embarcadero


> Hayes Valley


Marina / Cow Hollow


> Mission District


> Nob Hill / Russian Hill


> Noe Valley / Castro Valley


> North Beach / Telegraph Hill


> Pacific Heights


> Richmond




> Sunset / Inner Sunset


> Upper Market / West Portal / Glen Park