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The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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100 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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bota tapas and paella barbota tapas and paella bar
352 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Great service good food. Not crowded at first More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - San MateoPaul Martin's American Grill - San Mateo
2045 reviews
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula

Food was awesome...my reservation was for 4 and I asked if we could set at separate tables before arriving they said we could. When we got there they sat us at the same table. More

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GibsonGibson
169 reviews
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Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

If you are interested in an expensive special treat, try the tasting menu at Gibson's. Pros: interesting and tasty food with good service. Cons: can be very expensive. The cost adds up, but if you want drinks and some appetizers it can be reasonable. More

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Roy's - San FranciscoRoy's - San Francisco
3283 reviews
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Seafood | SOMA, San Francisco

My wife and I came here for Valentine's Day dinner (02/14/2019) and it was excellent! We had the Lobster Potstickers, Szechuan Pork Ribs, Lobster Bisque, Miso Soup, Misoyaki Butterfish, Chilean Sea Bass, Kiffer Lime Tart, and Roy's Red Velvet Cake. Everything was delicious and we were completely satisfied! The waitress was nice and friendly. The ambiance was good and it was not too noisy. This was our first visit to a Roy's and it was worth the money. Thank you! ;) More

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Catch - San FranciscoCatch - San Francisco
2575 reviews
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Seafood | Castro, San Francisco

Attentiveness by server Cathleen was a high point in a very pleasant dinner. She made sure I got what I wanted with very good timing. Yay! More

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Specials at top restaurants in San Francisco

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Cafe ClaudeCafe Claude
3884 reviews
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco

Ambiance and service was great, the swordfish was pretty unremarkable. I do think some of the other dishes might have come out better though. More

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Finn Town TavernFinn Town Tavern
381 reviews
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American | Castro, San Francisco

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Revelry BistroRevelry Bistro
369 reviews
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French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco

Delicious food. Reasonably attentive service. More

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STEM Kitchen & GardenSTEM Kitchen & Garden
58 reviews
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Californian | Potrero Hill / Dogpatch, San Francisco

Excellent food. Medium size portions - all good. A bit noisy. More

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ALX by Alexander's SteakhouseALX by Alexander's Steakhouse
60 reviews
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American | SOMA, San Francisco

This was our 3rd visit to an Alexander’s restaurant, and our first visit to this specific one. The food was everything I have come to expect and is why I love their brand. All of the staff we encountered were nice and attentive More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Francisco's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Sequoia Grove Winery1. Sequoia Grove Winery
56 reviews
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Winery | Napa, Wine Country

Great experience during our Napa Valentine/Anniversary trip! More

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Cordeiros Steakhouse2. Cordeiros Steakhouse
711 reviews
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Steakhouse | Napa, Wine Country

Napa’s best restaurant! Attentive and gracious service, wonderfully presented and tasty food! Expensive, but worth every penny! Special from start to finish! More

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Guiso Latin Fusion3. Guiso Latin Fusion
465 reviews
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Latin American | Healdsburg, Wine Country

We liked this family run restaurant so much that we returned the next day. The food is fresh, homemade and delicious. The wine list has a nice variety to it. All dishes can be shared so be sure to try the Pupusas, fish tacos or even the vegetarian stew (Guiso vegetariano) for a starter. The paella caribeña is fantastic as an entree. This restaurant is a gem. More

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Seghesio Family Vineyards | Chef's Table4. Seghesio Family Vineyards | Chef's Table
10 reviews
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Winery | Healdsburg, Wine Country

Great wine! Great food! Great company! Can't ask for much better. Great afternoon!!! More

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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
1142 reviews
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Californian | Santa Rosa, Wine Country

Wonderful wine, delicious food, in a lovely setting. Truly a treat! More

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New to OpenTable

San Francisco restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bar El LopoBar El Lopo
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Tapas / Small Plates | Russian Hill, San Francisco

El Lopo is just an ordinary San Francisco bar from a world where California remained a part of Spain. We serve bar snacks that apply Spanish flavors and style to local ingredients, as well as wines, sherries, vermouths, and ciders hailing from both places. More

La's KitchenLa's Kitchen
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Vietnamese | Livermore, East Bay

We are a family owned and operated restaurant, located in Northeast Livermore, California. We specialize in freshly made, mouthwatering Vietnamese and pan-Asian dishes. For lunch, we offer fast dining service for customers on-the-go. Then for dinner, we transform La’s Kitchen into a dimly lit, ambient environment for a more relaxed, full-service restaurant. It’s the perfect place to be for a date night, family outing, or a hang-out with good friends over good food. Come visit, say “Hi” to Mr. La, and try one of our dishes to see what the hype is all about for yourself!More

MidiCi Italian Kitchen - ConcordMidiCi Italian Kitchen - Concord
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Italian | Concord, East Bay

Enjoy wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, appetizers, salads, and desserts made with fresh, natural and mostly non-GMO ingredients in our open kitchen. Sit under the tree or at the bar with a glass of wine, local craft beer, or one of our signature cocktails. We bring friends together in a warm, upbeat atmosphere. MidiCi pizza. It’s an experience. More

RH YountvilleRH Yountville
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Californian | Yountville, Wine Country

Along Washington Street in downtown Yountville, guests will dine under the soaring glass roof of the indoor-outdoor restaurant surrounded by 100-year-old heritage olive trees, glimmering crystal chandeliers and the sound of trickling water from dramatic seven-foot fountains. Here, they will enjoy Brendan Sodikoff’s masterfully-crafted fare offering an elevated take on timeless classics that pay homage to the region’s relaxed refinement. The seasonal, ingredient-driven menu features produce sourced from neighboring farms and an extensive selection of shareable boards. More

Smoking Pig BBQ - AvayaSmoking Pig BBQ - Avaya
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Barbecue | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

SERVING BBQ & BLUES with Locations in San Jose & Fremont. Real Deal BBQ has Found a Home in the East Bay!More

Discover San Francisco

Farm-to-table is everywhere now, but it was here first. Just north of San Francisco, the values-forward counties of Marin and Sonoma offer an abundance of sustainably sourced produce. Of course, there’s more to eat in the Bay than leafy greens alone—don’t miss the mainstays like Cioppino (a seafood stew best eaten with thick-cut garlic bread), Mission-style burritos, local oysters and Neapolitan pizza where pizzerias around town war for the ultimate version. The city has long been home to distinct international flavors, so for authentic dim sum, Chinatown tops the charts. The Mission is ablaze with longstanding taquerias, steakhouses and a new wave of artisanal bakeries and coffee houses. And the Fisherman’s Wharf, while touristy, is the spot for Bay caught seafood. From there, we recommend walking to Crissy Field for Golden Gate Bridge gazing and sparkling sunshine.