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Award-winning Restaurants in San Francisco

From MICHELIN Guide star recipients to James Beard Award winners, book the best of the best and head to these critically-acclaimed restaurants in San Francisco to see what all the buzz is about.

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36 Restaurants
Updated May 03, 2022
Restaurants:A16 - San Francisco, Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino, All Spice – San Mateo
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, Cupertino, San Mateo
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A16 - San Francisco

$$$$
Italian
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.5
4479 reviews
Enjoyed a wonderful evening. Good food and wine was recommended by our hostess. Really enjoy the ‘neighborhood’ vibe.

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Alexander's Steakhouse - Cupertino

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cupertino
4.7
3006 reviews
Awesome food, awesome service. Thanks!

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All Spice – San Mateo

$$$$
Californian
San Mateo
4.8
1085 reviews
Always a great time. Food is excellent and made with attention to detail.

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

$$$$
Californian
Carmel
4.8
1224 reviews
The food and service were impeccable. I’ll dream about some of those dishes for weeks to come. Cocktails were delightful as well. Can’t wait to return!

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Barndiva

$$$$
Contemporary American
Healdsburg
4.4
3029 reviews
Wonderful service and great outside space! Lovely treat for our anniversary.

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Bistro Jeanty

$$$$
French
Yountville
4.8
9114 reviews
Yet another great Bistro Jeanty experience. We just love this place. The food is beyond amazing and the service is impeccable.

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Boulevard

$$$$
Californian
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.8
8168 reviews
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is exquisite - Chef Dana is simply magic. Care and attention to detail is seen throughout each and every course. Flavor and texture combinations elevate all of the offerings. We had squash blossoms (best ever), shrimp rolls, heirloom tomato and burrata salad (sublime) plus fresh king salmon and beef filets.

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Chez TJ

$$$$
Contemporary French
Mountain View
4.5
1365 reviews
Great food and wine, and fabulous service. Very pricey though.

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Dining at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

$$$$
Californian
Sonoma
4.4
1494 reviews
I am a local but I'd heard Santee did a nice dinner so a friend and I decide to try it. We sat outside, the outside area is next to the pool so a bit loud with the gate opening and closing quite a bit. Next time we will sit inside .. the tables are nicely spaced and it has an inviting atmosphere. The menu is limited but everything sounded good. We started with a salad special .. green beans with smoked trout, slivered almonds and a really nice citrus dressing. Super yum. We both got the pork chops. Mine was cooked perfectly, it was served sliced thin over a bed of polenta that is flavored with mustard. We had panna cotta for desert. The meal was excellent, the service was excellent as well. As a local I'm pretty used to pricey meals, I'd rate the meal here a value for your money and I do plan to go back again.

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Dio Deka

$$$$
Greek
Los Gatos
4.6
2755 reviews
Food quality and preparation is always top notch! Service was also expertly provided. Be ready to spend!

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Dry Creek Kitchen

$$$$
American
Healdsburg
4.7
2941 reviews
Was a Birthday & everyone there was sweet & saying Happy Birthday all night! Dan the Mgr was extremely kind & generous.

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Eight Tables by George Chen

$$$$
Chinese
Chinatown
4.7
231 reviews
Nice to try how high the Chinese food can go.

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Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant San Francisco

$$$$
Greek
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.6
103 reviews
I went out with some colleagues for an after work meal and we were all very impressed. The food was incredible, the service unparalleled and overall a wonderful evening. Highly recommend Estiatorio Ornos. This is truly a class act.

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Hashiri

$$$$
Japanese
SOMA
4.7
187 reviews
Ken (General Manager) was outsanding. The food and service was impeccable.

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Kenzo Napa

$$$$
Japanese
Napa
4.9
310 reviews
Amazing food, service, and ambience. Pairings are a must try with the food, 100% worth the experience, make sure to allot enough stomach space, they do not skimp.

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KUSAKABE

$$$$
Sushi
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.8
343 reviews
Undoubtedly the best restaurant in San Francisco, not just Sushi. Also the third service beats any Michelin star restaurants.

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La Costanera

$$$$
Peruvian
Half Moon Bay
4.5
3338 reviews
Fantastic views and service. Food was great. Cocktails were great also

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Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

$$$$
Contemporary American
SOMA
4.6
1798 reviews
Compliments to the new chef. The food was wonderful and service was impeccable. We especially appreciated being able to have a conversation with our friends in an elegant setting. Highly recommend dining at Luce.

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Maruya

$$$$
Japanese
Mission District
4.7
275 reviews
Awesome! The sushi is remarkable!

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Murray Circle

$$$$
Californian
Sausalito
4.4
4191 reviews
If you’re looking for a venue for a group breakfast on a weekday, consider Murray Circle. Family get-together for breakfast on a sunny, summer day. We sat outside so ambience and views were great. (They have replaced the former porch seating with tables/chairs. Much better!) Food was plated nicely and tasty; everyone happy with their choices. Service was attentive. Since it was a weekday, ample free parking and no wait to be seated. Perfect! Will return soon.

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Nightbird

$$$$
Californian
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.8
577 reviews
Unbelievable. I went to Nightbird with a friend who is herself a very accomplished cook interested in food. Her (more sophisticated) opinion mirrored mine: an outstanding meal filled with creative tastes and exquisite presentations. Knowledgeable wine recommendations. A lovely setting not crowded at all. Obviously not cheap, but worth the money. A very, very special evening.

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Niku Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
SOMA
4.8
207 reviews
I have had the luxury of eating at multiple 1-Michelin star restaurants in SF. I’m shocked Niku doesn’t have more than one star. Everything was exceptional. Definitely one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

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O' by Claude Le Tohic

$$$$
Contemporary French
Downtown / Union Square
4.7
177 reviews
This is the place to celebrate a special event! The food, service, and experience are elevated beyond expectations to make a very memorable occasion. Carlo, Kairo, Zach, and each person encountered was a warm foil to the chef's artistry.

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Octavia

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pacific Heights
4.7
2062 reviews
Delightful food and service. Presentation and taste exceptional

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One Market Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.5
4105 reviews
Service was a little slow all round. We all ordered the trout which was well cooked but lacked seasoning. Another side of vegetables would have improved the dish and would have gained another star for value. Comfortable seating, we asked for a quiet table and got it.

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Selby's

$$$$
Continental
Menlo Park
4.6
482 reviews
We love Selby's so much that this is one of the best choice restaurant for us in the bay area.

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Solbar - Solage Calistoga

$$$$
Californian
Calistoga
4.7
3282 reviews
Service was great at the beginning The server was very helpful with ordering and meal selection. It took a long time after the dinner plates were removed from the table to get the dessert menu and then a longer wait to have the dessert order taken.

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Spruce

$$$$
Contemporary American
Presidio Heights
4.8
4442 reviews
Lovely place to celebrate a special occasion! Wonderful service - attentive and knowledgeable - and amazing food. Outdoor seating is as warm and elegant as feasible, in line with the gracious interior.

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State Bird Provisions

$$$$
Californian
Western Addition
4.7
2168 reviews
It's not your usual dim sum. It's next gen unexpected dim sum :O

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Sushi Ran

$$$$
Sushi
Sausalito
4.7
1859 reviews
One of the best sushis of my entire life. Definetely recommended

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Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Bodega Bay
4.9
1974 reviews
Lovely place with efficient and friendly service with great food. Can get a bit noisy when packed. Highly recommend!

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The Progress

$$$$
Contemporary American
Western Addition
4.9
1673 reviews
So good. Definitely worth it.

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The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$
French
Rutherford
4.8
4091 reviews
Incredible dinner and ambiance.

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The Village Pub

$$$$
American
Woodside
4.8
3307 reviews
Had a wonderful time. Each course was better than the next. Melody made our experience memorable.

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Wako Japanese Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Richmond District
4.8
633 reviews
Absolutely amazing best sushi in sf

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Zuni Cafe

$$$$
Modern European
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.6
6749 reviews
A standup that's overlooked. Fabulous - flavors, presentation, service, wine

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