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Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the San Francisco dining scene. Here are San Francisco’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

Restaurants:Kokkari Estiatorio, Foreign Cinema, House of Prime Rib
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Californian, Steak
Neighborhoods:Financial District / Embarcadero, Mission, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,153 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
There are many things about this financial district spot that make you feel like you’re either in an ornate ski lodge or someone’s large home in the mountains. High ceilings with wRead more
97% recommended
Mediterranean in San Francisco Bay Area
145 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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$$$$·Californian·
Mission
6,239 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
It’s hard to believe this much-loved, uber-popular, and constantly-busy Mission restaurant has been at the top of its game since 1999. Nothing about this place feels dated. The namRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
150 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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$$$$·Steak·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
9,809 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
This SF classic has been around since 1949 (it’s as good as ever), and they devotedly follow the traditional steakhouse model: you’re here for one thing, steak’s what they know andRead more
94% recommended
Steak in San Francisco Bay Area
4,368 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,029 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This well-lit, loft-looking space, has two-story floor-to-ceiling windows, which creates a bright and relaxing environment to eat their amazing food in. They make an epic roast chiRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco
304 people mentioned the Roasted Chicken
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$$$$·Vietnamese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
10,677 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Fit for Foodies
This iconic Ferry Building spot—from famed Chef Charles Phan—sits on the embarcadero and has enormous windows, with a front-row view of the Bay Bridge, for some epic water watchingRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
551 people mentioned the Shaking Beef
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$$$$·French·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
5,888 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Don’t be scared off by the name, there’s no chance you’ll forget anything about your meal here (though it depends how much absinthe you drink). They’ve definitely got the whole FreRead more
93% recommended
200 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,434 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
This American eatery is the third restaurant from the great team behind Park Tavern and the Cavalier. They serve the same beloved burger at Park Tavern, which is made with about 20Read more
88% recommended
56 people mentioned the Little Gem Salad
$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
7,449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Aside from their impressive menu of traditional Californian-French dishes, this iconic SF restaurant (a stronghold from the 90s) gives you a breathtaking view of the Bay. They’re nRead more
95% recommended
American in San Francisco Bay Area
86 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
$$$$·American·
Presidio Heights
3,329 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Spruce is in Presidio Heights and both are quite fancy. While this upscale American restaurant is steeply priced (and probably best for a special occasion), it’s also knock-it-out-Read more
90% recommended
American in San Francisco
107 people mentioned the Beignets
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$$$$·Italian·
Financial District / Embarcadero
5,704 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
A busy and bustling financial district spot, which is a popular destination for all the suits who work in the area. This sister restaurant to Barbacco (next door) uses fresh and loRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco
141 people mentioned the Short Rib
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