A world renowned name in the culinary industry, Chez Panisse is known for their innovations in tastes and flavors.Started by Alice Walkers in 1971, it was named after the movie character Honore Panisse. Prepared with fresh, local produce, the restaurant is a spectacular specimen of fine dining. The menu changes daily and is curated keeping the seasonality of ingredients. Through the week, delicacies like Striped bass carpaccio with cardoons and Titone olio nuovo and Huckleberry and Meyer lemon ice creams meringata are served, to name a few. The wine list is extensive, featuring dozens of wines from across the world. With contributions like California style pizza to the ever changing culinary world, the Chez Panisse is no less than a legend.
Intimate and exclusive, Keiko à Nob Hill offers a truly world class dining experience to the true connoisseur of fine food. The restaurant features sophisticated decor and the perfect setting for a romantic meal. This sophistication and focus on every sense through taste, texture and flavor is perfectly reflected in the meticulous preparation of each dish. The concept is a unique one, with one seating per night with a fixed price 13-15 course tasting menu that can be paired with wine or for the more discerning palate, the Magnifique Wine pairing with the chef's hand picked vintage selection. Japanese flavors combine with classic French technique to create a unique fusion of the two with dishes like Hokkaido’ Uni Capellini with Caviar, A5 Wagyu with Yuzu-Soy Foam, Honwasabi and Bluefin Tuna ‘Toro’. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.
This fine dining restaurant takes pride in structuring their menu around seasonal and locally grown and produced ingredients. An eight course prix fixe menu features seasonal contemporary dishes that change frequently. Wine pairings are also available as well as their good selection of wines by the bottle or by the glass. This modern, contemporary space and dining experience should not be missed for lovers of exquisitely prepared food.
Come here for delicious, freshly made food from Greece, North Africa and the Near East. You will be surrounded with blue tiles, wine bottles and an airy atmosphere. It offers delicious favorites like hummus and pita, dolmas, baba ganoush and tabbouleh all made from scratch. For vegetarians, it offers Armenian potato salad and a vegetarian assortment platter. Carnivores have lamb kebabs, pomegranate chicken and occasional fish dishes. The phyllo pastries (chicken, spinach and cheese, and meat) are perennial favorites, as is the baklava. Find house wines, with an ever-changing variety of vintages and a full bar.
Locals come to Acquerello on special occasions to enjoy meals that combine the best aspects of Italy and California. The incredibly artful dishes, prepared with extra care and tender love, please the palate and sate an empty stomach. The menu is prix fixe only, starting with three courses. If you find it difficult to choose from among the restaurant's 700 bottles of wine, the knowledgeable wait staff is happy to suggest a selection sure to complement your food. Atmosphere is formal, so jackets are suggested for men, and sandals, sneakers and t-shirts should be avoided. This restaurant is a recipient of the coveted Michelin Star award.
Atelier Crenn is located in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood. Chef and owner Dominique Crenn presents rotating menus of dishes that combine classic flavors and molecular gastronomy for a truly unique experience. Diners have the option to choose between the chef's tasting menu or the vegetarian tasting menu (nine courses) or a more economical four course prix fixe menu. In addition to their Michelin-starred cuisine, Atelier Crenn also provides impeccable service for an unforgettable dining experience.
This churrascaria, or Brazilian steakhouse, serves food Rodizio style; continually presenting different cuts of meat until the patrons are finished eating. The word espetus means skewer - which is inspired by the cooking techniques of Brazilian Gauchos in the 1800s. The meats are sliced at the table and include options like pork sausages, slow-roasted Brazilian herb chicken, and top sirloin. They also have an extensive salad bar with traditional Brazilian side dishes. The meals are served all-you-can-eat style; just turn the chip on your table to the green side to be served, and to the red side when you are done.
The freshly-grilled fish dishes draw enthusiastic crowds here nightly, so make your reservations early. Located across the street from the Performing Arts Center, Hayes Street Grill's menu changes according to the catch of the day, but all of the fish choices, which come with a variety of sauces and salsas, are wonderful. For an appetizer, try the legendary crab cakes. A good dessert choice is the Creme Brulee, which is smooth, creamy and delicious. Whatever you order, it will be served up with style by the personable and efficient wait staff.
A brainchild of chef Kim Alter, Nightbird is a celebrated culinary spot of the city. Delighting gourmands since 2016, this place is a personification of class and sophistication. Decked in wooden undertones, the interior is rustic yet chic with yellow lights casting a warm glow over the surroundings. The ambiance sets a perfect mood for their five-course menu which features creatively done dishes that are plated with utmost thoughtfulness and taste just as good as they look. Well-crafted cocktails take your dining bliss to a yet another high thus ensuring that discerning patrons look forward to their regularly changing menu.
Owned and operated by Dominique Crenn, Petit Crenn is a casual and friendly restaurant located in Hayes Valley. The ambiance is bright and beautiful with wooden furnishings and the use of whites in a lot of spaces. The restaurant is known for serving authentic and toothsome French delicacies. The menu changes regularly and there is a prix fixe menu offered to patrons. The wine collection is sure to impress the oenophiles and is curated by sommelier Courtney Humiston.
Pink onion is a friendly and welcoming hangout that serves the culinary staples of the most beloved exports of Italy. The interior features graffiti style art giving the space an edgy, informal yet stunning look. You can choose to have your Pizza sitting indoors or even outdoors. This Italian spot has a terrific menu which is made with great care and passion. You surely would not want to miss a place that has it all - great ambiance, on tap wines and beer and a terrific menu. The place is a perfect place when you need a slice.
Relish the taste of authentic Japanese sushi and sake at Hinata in Fillmore district of San Francisco. The ambiance is very class and sophisticated with the traditional Japanese Omakase menu and the more exclusive Grand Omakase menu. Each course is enriched with the classic sake that highlights the flavor of the sushi and wasabi. Apart from sushi, the restaurant also offers sashimi, teriyaki, gyoza and shochu. If sake is not your preferred poison, there is also a full wine bar serving the choicest selection of the best wines.