San Francisco is a culinary destination, home to more than 50 Michelin-starred restaurants and neighborhood eateries that come highly recommended by locals. With more superb places to eat than you can possibly sample, we’ve whittled down options to the following:
- Una Pizza Napoletana
210 11th Street
Simplicity is the key to delicious pizza and Una Pizza Napoletana sticks to the formula. Made with just flour, olive oil, mozzarella, and tomatoes, this no-frills restaurant’s handmade pizzas are considered some of the best in the US. So good in fact, that Una Pizza landed a spot in the Food Network’s list of Top Five Restaurants. They serve no more than five kinds of pizza, with an additional pizza served only on Saturdays.
381 S Van Ness Avenue
This East German restaurant serves some of the best schnitzels in town. Come here for traditional German cooking, as well as amazing beer-like Radeberger Pilsner and Köstritzer Schwarzbier. The warm and welcoming interior makes it perfect for family dinners and casual get-togethers. The restaurant has been feeding San Francisco residents for over 18 years, testament to the quality of its food and service.
- The Charter Oak
1050 Charter Oak Avenue St
Charter Oak brings you a family-style dining experience like no other SF restaurant. This is the place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and reunions. Enjoy grilled meats and artisanal cocktails in an elegant but approachable setting. The restaurant prepares its dishes using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Dishes are meant to be shared, so bring the gang and feast on delicious food.
- Hitachino Beer & Wagyu
639 Post Street
Feast on the buttery goodness of Wagyu rib-eye steak and wash it down with ice-cold Hitachino Nest beer in this pub-style restaurant. Owned by Japan-based Kiuchi Brewery, the restaurant also serves Wagyu sushi and wine. If you’re not sure where to start, try their nine-course tasting menu to get a broad idea of what they have to offer. The food is superb and the atmosphere is unbeatable.
- The Saratoga
1000 Larkin Street
Housed in SF’s historic Saratoga Hotel building, this fine-dining restaurant features an elegant cocktail bar and a dining room filled with period artwork. The sophisticated atmosphere makes it ideal for dinner dates and business meetings.
The food is no less impressive than its interiors – the menu consists of contemporary American dishes that will make your mouth water. Try the tomato burrata, followed by butterscotch pudding for dessert.
531 Jackson Street
Trestle offers three-course, fixed-price meals at good rates. You get an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert for the price of one. This restaurant serves New American fare in a cozy setting – saffron risotto, crispy skin-striped bass, and braised beef short rib are just some of the dishes they offer. Come here with a date or a small group for a meal you won’t forget.
If you’d like to live close to San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant scene, Bernie and Mike Homes would be happy to assist you. Give us a call at 415.906.6000.