Best Restaurants In San Francisco

Posted on Dec 11 2013 - 11:26am by Amy Labbadia

San Francisco

San Francisco is a city buzzing with all manner of delights, from its picturesque surroundings to the lively atmosphere which can be felt down every street. It is also filled with a wealth of delectable restaurants, which serve some of America’s freshest and most flavourful dishes, from clam bake chowder to jaw-dislocating burgers.

We’ve made a list of the best restaurants in San Francisco, meaning no time is wasted in your culinary journey of this amazing city.

Hog Island Oyster Bar

San Francisco is famed for its delicious seafood, and the Hog Island Oyster Bar is by far one of the best places to sample fresh dishes of oysters, clams and other ocean-bound delights.

Using only the freshest produce, the Hog Island Oyster Bar’s menu features oyster platters, catch of the day dishes and the all-American classic clam bake chowder. Enjoy your meal in the historic Ferry Building Marketplace, located on San Francisco Bay.

Rich Table

Envisioned by Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich, the Rich Table restaurant is all about enjoying good food with good company. There is no dress code, meaning that diners can feast upon a host of delicious dishes without feeling under pressure or uncomfortable. Plus the helpful and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to advise you, whilst ensuring you’re well provided for throughout your dining experience.

Feast upon modern yet elegant dishes, such as duck lasagne and sprouted quinoa cake, all washed down with complimenting wines.

Super Duper Burgers

If you’re looking for somewhere fun that also serves delicious food then look no further than Super Duper Burgers. Specialising in take-out burgers and fries, this restaurant only uses the finest ingredients in their cooking, including 100% Niman Ranch beef for the patties and organic Straus cream for all of the restaurant’s desserts and milkshakes.

Customise your burger with a variety of toppings, with an order of garlic fries to keep your burger company, and wash it all down with one of the restaurant’s famous milkshakes or a delicious ice cream cone.

Lers Ros Thai

Lers Ros Thai is said to be one of the only truly authentic Thai restaurants in San Francisco. Every dish is lovingly prepared by talented chefs, using only the finest ingredients and served with a contemporary flare.

Begin your meal with an appetiser of fried frog, cooked in garlic and topped with hot sauce, followed by stir fried alligator; although there are less adventurous items on the menu, every dish is cooked and flavoured to perfection, so we recommend you give everything a good try! There is also a range of fine wines to accompany your meal, and your waiter will be happy to advise you on the perfect pairings with each of your dishes.

Central Kitchen

Modern cuisine at its finest, Central Kitchen serves a variety of colourful and fragrant dishes, which will undoubtedly please your palette. This restaurant is suitable for any occasion, whether you are with a loved one or a group of friends.

Central Kitchen’s tasting menu is ideal for larger groups, and is a fantastic way to bond over culinary delights. Some of the dishes featured on the magnificent tasting menu include beef tartare, black cod and stone fruit with yoghurt and basil.

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About the Author

Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth