Restaurants

It would be a shame if I didn’t take advantage of all the diverse and decadent food options in San Francisco! I have had the privilege to dine at hole in the walls, such as Chinatown’s Sam Wo, all the way to a fancy Michelin starred restaurants.

With a few notches in my belt, I consider myself to be a well seasoned diner. These are a few restaurants that I have visited since I started my blog, which shouldn’t be confused with a true restaurant review. I just enjoy sharing pictures and telling you the good. It’s not my intention to write anything negative, as I don’t feel it is in my place to do so.

San Francisco

Bernal Heights
Playa Azul; Mexican marisquería

The Front Porch; Southern hospitality: fried chicken, jambalaya and honey biscuits

Brisbane
7 Mile; Sports bar and grill with unique, diverse dishes

Castro
Starbelly; A casual Castro neighborhood café serving California comfort food and creative beer and wine-based drinks

Chinatown
Great Eastern; Traditional dim sum, got President Obama’s stamp of approval

R&G Lounge; Known as “the best Chinese food” in San Francisco…get the salt & pepper crab, thank me later

Embarcadero
Gott’s Roadside; Iconic burger stand that began in St. Helena, CA

Financial District
Gitane; Updated contemporary Spanish menu

Haight
Nopalito; Modern Mexican with a fresh outlook con organic, sustainable and local food sources

Hayes Valley
Espetus Churrascaria; Brazilian Steak House

Marina
The Brixton; A welcome refuge: Great drinks. Scrumptious eats. A kick-drum backbeat.

Kara’s Cupcakes; Locally produced cupcakes

Lightening Tavern; Tater tots and Bourbon on tap

Tipsy Pig; American gastrotavern that also serves as a home away from home

Pizza Orgasmica; Bay Area chain Pizza and Brewing Company

Ristorante Parma; As authentic as authentic gets, Southern Italian cuisine

Super Duper; Fast food style burgers made with 100% Niman Ranch all natural beef, fries, and organic Strauss cream shakes

The Republic; Creative American dining and drinking

Toma; Fresh, Mexican restaurant serving premium meats and home made family recipes

Mission
Beretta; Contemporary take on Italian comfort food (2)

Bi-Rite Creamery; SF’s premier ice cream spot. Be prepared to wait around the corner on a warm day

Bissap Baobab; Tasteful Senegalese restaurant/bar/club in the vibrant Mission district

Cha Cha Cha’s; New World Cuisine specializing in latin flavored tapas

Company; Vintage restaurant that celebrates the bounty of California

El Techo de Lolinda; Latin American street food, Mission roof top views, fabulous cocktails

Gracias Madre; Original, strictly vegan Mexican cuisine

Grub; Epicurean experience, an upscale Urban American Bistro

La Taqueria; San Francisco’s beloved taqueria, everyone knows this place

Limón; Peruvian cuisine with a sophisticated ambiance

Lolinda; New kind of Argentinian steak house that combines Latin American flavors with California sensibilities

Loló; Non-traditional and and uniquely inspired Mexican tapas, using local ingredients

Mission Beach Cafe; New American cuisine featuring fresh, organic ingredients

Mission Chinese; Super popular Americanized Oriental food

Rosamunde; Craft beer heaven, grilled sausage destination

The Palace; Chef Manny’s new super secret restaurant. $50 tasting menus

Nob Hill
Aliment; Can’t go wrong with a traditional San Francisco brunch (aka bottomless mimosas)

Olea Neighborhood type, serving local produce and meat

Shalimar; Cheap, filling Indian food

Noe Valley
Easy Breezy; Best Froyo place in SF, hands down

Fresca; Nouveau Peruvian cuisine

Griddle Fresh; Perfect place for weekend brunch without the craziness

Patxi’s; Chicago deep dish pizza

Pasta Pomodoro; Local italian chain serving fresh and made to order pasta

NoPa
La Urbana; Bringing creative cocktails, sophisticated cantina-style Mexican food, and cutting-edge design to the Divisadero Corridor

The Green Chile Kitchen; New Mexican inspired food focusing on the distinctive flavors and traditions

The Little Chihuahua; Local Mexican favorite, serving plantains in their burritos

North Beach
Mama’s; The best breakfast you will ever eat

Park Tavern; Sister restaurant to Marlowe, upscale American tavern

The Stinking Rose; Garlic themed touristy restaurant

Tosca Cafe; Pleasant revamp of an iconic San Francisco bar, now headed by Michelin starred Chef Bloomfield

Pacific Heights
Kaka Udon; Housemade udon noodles made every morning

Tortilla Heights; Renowned for their tacos and flavorful fillings

Potrero Hill
Chez Maman; Authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting

Mission Rock Resort; Casual vibe and regarded as a destination for fun in the sun

Papitos; Fresh organic Mexican bistro with a small front but big heart

Sunflower; Neighborhood favorite Vietnamese restaurant with fresh flavor

Richmond
Spices!; Contemporary fusion on Szechuan styled Chinese food

SOMA
Holy Grill; Burger joint using all organic, local beef

Marlowe; Beloved neighbourhood restaurant serving affordable, affable New American bistro with unique and flavorful twists

Tenderloin
Brenda’s French Soul Food; Soulful mixture of Southern, Creole and French food

Union Square
Burritt Room + Tavern; Prohibition-styled cocktails with a film noir feel

The Cavalier; An aristocratic British clubhouse.

The Rotunda; Neiman Marcus’ sky high, luxury restaurant

Western Addition
State Bird Provisions; Hands down, my favorite restaurant in the whole entire world; winner of the 2013 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in the country
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Bay Area

Concord
Bravo Bistro; Classic Italian recipes with French and Mediterranean influences

Millbrae (South of San Francisco)
Hong Kong Flower Lounge; Authentic Chinese lounge

San Jose
The Counter; 21st Century’s bold answer to a burger joint

The Yard House; Upscale casual eatery serving over 100+ things on their menu

San Rafael
Sol Food; Fresh, Puerto Rican cuisine
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Denver, CO

A compilation of close to ten different restaurants my sister and I visited in 48 hours.