Gaze at the pristine blue waters of the San Francisco bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while relishing a wholesome breakfast of Eggs Benedict, or an interesting lunch consisting of Farm Raised Salmon. A very scenic restaurant, it is frequented by locals who desire a good meal along with a classy ambience, some killing views and an evening of leisure. The menu has a few favorites like the Fried Calamari and Asparagus, Imperial Valley Filet Mignon and Cioppino. Sip into delicious cocktails, that instantly uplift the mood. Bearing the name tag of the Hilton, it maintains the quality and class that is associated with the name. Dine here for one of the best experiences in life.
Fine restaurant connoisseurs from all over the Bay Area frequent this Berkeley hot spot. It is a great place for a romantic or family dinner, or just appetizers at the bar with friends. Built on stilts right over the water, it offers unforgettable views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The menu is filled with a vast selection of seafood, fish, chicken and pasta entrees. Try the grilled sirloin steak and roasted garlic prawns. The wine list features California selections.
Located in the Ferry Building Marketplace, a visit to Hog Island Oyster Bar is a great way to start off a San Francisco adventure. The restaurant is owned by the Hog Island Oyster Farm, who farms oysters in Tomales Bay. Established in 1983, today the company raises over three million oysters per year. The casual surroundings of the restaurant, located opposite a retail fish store, provide a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. Stop in and grab a glass of wine and down as many oysters as you can. The menu also offers clams and salad, but the main attraction here is the oyster stew, the chowder and the grilled cheese sandwich! Check for the daily specials before ordering. The restaurant also offers a small quantity of live, unshucked oysters to take away, but will have to be ordered three days prior.
Scoma's prepares some of the best seafood dishes on Fisherman's Wharf, which is no small feat considering the competition. The traditional dining room lets the food do the talking. The menu focuses on fresh seafood that is either sauteed or broiled. Enjoy Dungeness crab, prawns, scallops, calamari, abalone, swordfish, salmon, oysters and clams. House specialties include a spicy cioppino (seafood stew) and a filet mignon and lobster tail combo. The wine list is adequate, featuring domestic and imported wines.
With a playful ambiance and a menu full of authentic Spanish food, Coqueta--"flirtation" or "infatuation" in Spanish--is a delight for those seeking a Spanish dining experience. The restaurant offers hot and cold tapas as well as larger, family-style dishes. It also features a full bar with a wide variety of beers, hard ciders and, of course, sangrias to choose from. Be sure not to miss the unique cocktails, such as the Spanish Golden Ale, made of ransom old tom gin, fever tree Mediterranean tonic, amontillado sherry, chocolate bitters, gold and lemon espuma, and the Presidio, made of SF China Beach vodka, yuzu puree, almond, fig, farm egg and peychaud's bitters. The restaurant is often busy, so give yourself plenty of time to dine and enjoy the Coqueta experience. With tasteful wooden flooring, velvety drapes and large windows letting in some natural light, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening.
Soak up the sun with cocktails in hand at this delightful rooftop offspring of the popular Lolinda. Clear glass walls skirt the expansive space while a heated tent shields you against the unpredictable weather, opening up when it gets bright and comfy. Little wooden tables and wicker chairs complete the minimalistic look of the floor space. The vibrant bar sports bright green hues and serves an array of Latin-inspired cocktails ranging from the classic margaritas and caipirinhas to their own signature concoctions. The food follows in the same vein as Lolinda downstairs with an emphasis on small plates and light bites. Located in the city's Mission District, enjoy food and drinks here with wonderful views of the city.
The quirky little bistro serves nouvelle American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Small and closely-placed tables make the dining room crowded but cozy. Appetizers are a sampling from the best of the San Francisco Bay. Crab cakes and Basque-style steamed mussels are a few of the many delectable choices. Dinner offers a choice of fresh fish custom cooked to order. A selection of wines, both Californian and French, are sold by the glass and the bottle and no corkage fees are charged on Wednesdays. Be sure to try their three course prix fixe menu served daily.
Renowned chef Hubert Keller has been in the culinary business for over 30 years and is famous for his restaurants Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller and Burger Bar. With four locations around the country, Burger Bar has been one of the most successful. Located on the 6th floor of Macy's in Union Square, the San Francisco location has a panoramic view with floor to ceiling windows, dim lighting and modern decor. The menu features an array of burger choices from kobe beef, salmon steak, to buffalo, with a gourmet variety of topping options, from truffle sauce to pickled green tomatoes.
Located on the top floor of Neiman Marcus, one of the city's most upscale department stores, this restaurant serves incredible looking (and tasting) Californian cuisine. The glass dome topping off this dining venue comes from the historic City of Paris building built in 1909, where Neiman Marcus now stands. The restaurant boasts impeccable service and great views of Union Square. It serves highbrow Californian cuisine like caviar, gourmet salads and legendary entrées. Imagine Lobster and Shrimp Spring Rolls so beautiful you feel guilty eating them. The Pepper-crusted New York Steak Sandwich features a honey-mustard ailoi and house-made gaufrettes. For dessert, try the Pecan Ice Cream Ball or the Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, which has an orange-scented burnt sugar crust!
The MKT Restaurant - Bar is located on the main level of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel. It is a great addition to SoMa’s eclectic dining scene. On their contemporary menu are tapas-style sharing platters and exquisite steaks made from market-fresh ingredients. Complement your meal with local brews, Californian wine or one of their signature punches. Enjoy stunning views of downtown San Francisco from their fifth floor, and avail their private dining services as well.
You have not seen the city until you have seen its glittering lights from Top of the Mark, where you can bask in one of the best 360-degree views of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Sip a drink or nibble on a gourmet delicacy in this posh and classic spot while enjoying nightly entertainment that ranges from salsa to swing. The elevated mahogany dance floor is surrounded by conversational seating areas featuring comfortable modern sofas, classic settees, club chairs, and wood frame bistro chairs.