The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017
Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant 老北京 is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

1. Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant 老北京

8.5
3132 Vicente St (at 43rd Ave), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant chinois · Outer Sunset · 60 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The small dining room features mostly communal seating, and is ideal for feasting on Mandarin cuisine, including the crowd favorite cumin lamb, Beijing-style hot pots, and crunchy tofu. En savoir plus .

2. Outerlands

9.0
4001 Judah St (at 45th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant américain · Outer Sunset · 254 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chef Yoni Levy together with pastry chef Brooke Mosley are continuing the traditions of amazing bread, gorgeous fog-friendly food and a laid-back beach vibe. En savoir plus .

Spruce is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

3. Spruce

9.1
3640 Sacramento St (btwn Spruce & Locust St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Presidio Heights · 125 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Nestled deeply in Presidio Heights, Spruce is a refined neighborhood restaurant. White tablecloths, a fantastic wine list, and great service are hallmarks. En savoir plus .

Zazie is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

4. Zazie

9.3
941 Cole St (btwn Parnassus Ave & Carl St), San Francisco, CA
Lieu servant des petits déjeuners · Cole Valley · 337 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The brunch lines here are truly absurd, but once you're facing a plate of gingerbread pancakes, eggs Benedict, and perfect home fries, the annoyance of the wait will recede. En savoir plus .

La Ciccia is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

5. La Ciccia

9.2
291 30th St (at Church), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · Noe Valley · 69 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Not so much San Francisco Italian, as pure unadulterated regional Italian, this family-run sparkler is free of pretension and full of love. Don’t miss the sea urchin pasta. [Eater 38 Member] En savoir plus .

Aster is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

6. Aster

7.5
1001 Guerrero St (at 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Dolores Heights · 44 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Brett Cooper offers dishes a la carte, as well as a very reasonably priced four-course tasting menu at $65; brunch is another easy point of entry, offering a selection of house-baked breads and more. En savoir plus .

La Taqueria is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

7. La Taqueria

9.5
2889 Mission St (at 25th St), San Francisco, CA
Lieu servant des burritos · Mission District · 435 conseils et avis

EaterEater: It wouldn’t be San Francisco without The Mission’s squadron of gut-busting taquerias. This one continues to lead the pack with unwavering rave reviews for its sublime, spot-on Mexico staples. En savoir plus .

Beretta is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

8. Beretta

9.4
1199 Valencia St (at 23rd St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · Mission District · 478 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This Mission hotspot is always packed, with good reason. The menu is rife with antipasti, pizzas, pastas, risottos, and rotating daily specials like cioppino and short ribs. En savoir plus .

Californios is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

9. Californios

9.1
3115 22nd St (btwn Capp St & S Van Ness Ave), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant mexicain · Mission District · 35 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chef Val M. Cantu (Sons & Daughters) has created a stylish prix fixe menu that offers a Mexican-inspired take on the traditional tasting experience. En savoir plus .

Foreign Cinema is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

10. Foreign Cinema

9.4
2534 Mission St (btwn 21st & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Mission District · 342 conseils et avis

EaterEater: With North African and Mediterranean menu leanings and a deepened wine program, it's one of the city's most romantic restaurants, with staggering decor and engaging food. En savoir plus .

Lazy Bear is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

11. Lazy Bear

9.0
3416 19th St (at San Carlos), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Mission District · 68 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Chefs deliver the modern American dishes to the table themselves and invite you to come into the kitchen to peer over their shoulder while they work. En savoir plus .

Namu Gaji is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

12. Namu Gaji

8.9
499 Dolores St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant coréen · Mission Dolores · 176 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Menu standouts include the KFC (chicken wings), stonepot rice, okonomiyaki, and dumplings. It's worth going in early for happy hour, the only time gamja fries and Korean tacos are served. En savoir plus .

Nopalito is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

13. Nopalito

9.1
306 Broderick St (btwn Oak & Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant mexicain · Panhandle · 252 conseils et avis

EaterEater: From the addictive totopos con chile to the comforting tortilla soup to the killer carnitas, there's something for everyone here. En savoir plus .

Zuni Café is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

14. Zuni Café

8.9
1658 Market St (at Rose St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Civic Center · 299 conseils et avis

EaterEater: It's the utility belt of restaurants: good for brunch, for late-night dining, for oysters and a cocktail at the bar, or for a lovely sit-down meal with a date. En savoir plus .

Rich Table is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

15. Rich Table

9.0
199 Gough St (at Oak St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Lower Haight · 171 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Don't miss the sardine chips, porcini doughnuts, seasonal salads, and pastas. En savoir plus .

Souvla is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

16. Souvla

9.3
517 Hayes St (at Octavia St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant souvláki · Hayes Valley · 225 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Order their rotisserie roasted lamb, chicken, pork or sweet potato in pita or salad format (or order it Greek-style, which means fries on or in it). En savoir plus .

Petit Crenn is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

17. Petit Crenn

9.1
609 Hayes St (at Laguna St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant français · Hayes Valley · 43 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Inspired by the cuisine of Brittany, chef Dominique Crenn's neighborhood spot offers a dinner party vibe, with impeccable, family-style dishes. En savoir plus .

State Bird Provisions is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

18. State Bird Provisions

9.2
1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · Fillmore District · 206 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Whether it's savory pancakes stacked with local cheese, delicious crudos, or a new take on tofu skin, the flavor profiles are always eye-opening. En savoir plus .

SPQR is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

19. SPQR

8.8
1911 Fillmore St (btwn Bush & Pine St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · Lower Pacific Heights · 165 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Try to score seats at the chef's counter and don't miss the exceptional wine list, curated by award-winning sommelier Shelley Lindgren. En savoir plus .

Swan Oyster Depot is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

20. Swan Oyster Depot

9.0
1517 Polk St (btwn Sacramento & California St.), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de fruits de mer · Polk Gulch · 211 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Open only for lunch, Polk Street’s 100-year-old gem still churns out the best crab, oysters and sourdough in town. En savoir plus .

House of Prime Rib is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

21. House of Prime Rib

9.1
1906 Van Ness Ave (btw Jackson & Washington), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant-grill · Polk Gulch · 287 conseils et avis

EaterEater: There is no more accurate way to describe House of Prime Rib than by its apropos name — it serves one thing and one thing only on its menu, and it does that roast beef very, very well. En savoir plus .

Stones Throw is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

22. Stones Throw

9.2
1896 Hyde St (btwn Green & Vallejo), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant américain · Russian Hill · 93 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Smart but unpretentious small plates like octopus okonomiyaki and puffed potatoes with egg and cauliflower mousse, and one of the city's most engaging, descriptive, and smartly curated drink lists En savoir plus .

Liholiho Yacht Club is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

23. Liholiho Yacht Club

9.4
871 Sutter St (btwn Jones & Leavenworth St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant hawaïen · Lower Nob Hill · 141 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The Hawaiian-Indian-NorCal cuisine results in dishes like poppy seed steam buns with beef tongue and kimchi that are uniquely Kapur's, and it's all in a high-energy space. En savoir plus .

Del Popolo is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

24. Del Popolo

8.8
855 Bush St (btwn Taylor and Mason), San Francisco, CA
Pizzeria · Lower Nob Hill · 53 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Followers of Darsky's Neapolitan-inspired pizzas line up for beautiful antipasti like farrotto with wild morel mushrooms, sweet corn, prosciutto and egg yolk. En savoir plus .

Kin Khao is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

25. Kin Khao

8.8
55 Cyril Magnin St (Ellis St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant thaïlandais · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 158 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Don't overlook the selection of unparalleled curries — all cooked from spice pastes that are made fresh daily in house. En savoir plus .

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

26. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

9.3
1570 Stockton St (at Union St), San Francisco, CA
Pizzeria · North Beach · 425 conseils et avis

EaterEater: World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani's Neapolitan is an award-winner and his on-site pizza school attracts students from across the country. En savoir plus .

Original Joe's is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

27. Original Joe's

8.3
601 Union St (at Stockton St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · North Beach · 95 conseils et avis

EaterEater: From baked lasagna to calf’s liver with bacon and onions, the classics are all here, plus a secretly great burger and fries, for lunch, dinner, and brunch. En savoir plus .

Cotogna is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

28. Cotogna

9.4
490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · Jackson Square · 210 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Cotogna is the casual Italian restaurant of your dreams, an easy E38 pick. Good luck getting a table, though. En savoir plus .

Tosca Cafe is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

29. Tosca Cafe

9.0
242 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant italien · North Beach · 112 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Now owned by NYC restaurateur Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield, the food and cocktails are top-notch. Best of all, it serves food til 1 a.m., and drinks til 2 a.m. En savoir plus .

Z & Y Restaurant is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

30. Z & Y Restaurant

8.8
655 Jackson St (btwn Cooper Alley & Wentworth Pl), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Szechuan · Chinatown · 169 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Though it's known for the spicy "Chicken with Explosive Chile Peppers," Z & Y has a deep bench of dishes from mushu pork to ma-po to frog in flaming chile oil. En savoir plus .

Leo's Oyster Bar is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

31. Leo's Oyster Bar

8.7
568 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de fruits de mer · Financial District · 34 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Leo's opened with a retro splash, immediately luring diners to its petit dining room and bar for oysters, clams, lobster rolls, and classic cocktails. En savoir plus .

Akiko’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

32. Akiko’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar

9.2
431 Bush St (at Mark Ln.), San Francisco, CA
Bar à sushis · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 156 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Our rec? Tell your server what kind of meal you're in the mood for and what price you'd like to pay, and just put yourself into the hands of those experienced chefs. En savoir plus .

Yank Sing is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

33. Yank Sing

8.8
101 Spear St (inside Rincon Center), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant Dim Sum · Financial District · 221 conseils et avis

EaterEater: It's expensive for dim sum, but you pay for what you get at Yank Sing. Here, flavors are cleaner than you'll find anywhere else, and the xiao long bao and custard tarts are exemplary. En savoir plus .

Mourad is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

34. Mourad

9.2
140 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA
Restaurant marocain · SoMa · 69 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Choose from a la carte options like duck basteeya and family-style, large format dishes of lamb and short rib, or go for the tasting menu. En savoir plus .

Benu is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

35. Benu

8.1
22 Hawthorne St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · SoMa · 94 conseils et avis

EaterEater: A unique mix of East and West flavors bring Corey Lee's French technique, California produce, and Korean heritage into focus, with dishes like foie gras xiao long bao. En savoir plus .

Saison is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

36. Saison

8.6
178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · South Beach · 63 conseils et avis

EaterEater: The nightly dishes change often, achieving the artsy, evocative heights chefs of Josh Skenes' ilk aspire to, but — most importantly — they are damn delicious. En savoir plus .

Cockscomb is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

37. Cockscomb

8.9
564 4th St, San Francisco, CA
Restaurant de cuisine américaine moderne · SoMa · 70 conseils et avis

EaterEater: Beef heart tartare, foie gras deviled eggs with chicken skin, and an entire roasted pig head with a gold leaf-adorned snout are just a few of the memorable dishes here, backed up by solid cocktails. En savoir plus .

Deli Board is one of The 38 Essential SF Restaurants, Winter 2017.

38. Deli Board

9.3
1058 Folsom St (at Russ St), San Francisco, CA
Sandwicherie · SoMa · 256 conseils et avis

EaterEater: This SoMa deli doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to heaping finely-crafted meats onto its pillow rolls. The menu changes daily, but it always includes Romanian pastrami. En savoir plus .