Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
Cronuts and gourmet cupcakes may have stolen your heart by now, but Bob’s will quickly remind you of the beauty in simple, doughy goodness. This hole-in-the-wall turned late-night staple is certain to please your sweet tooth. Snag a famous apple fritter, freshly made.
Some claim Vietnamese fusion restaurant Crustacean to be home to the best crab and garlic noodles in the city. A giant, vividly colored mural transports diners to an undersea wonderland, where they can enjoy dungeness crab prepared three ways: roasted, sweet-and-sour, or drunken (poached in wine and scallions). Make a Reservation. www.crustaceansf.com
Grubstake is a must for anyone looking to keep a good night going. The San Fran staple is cozy and old-school, featuring a converted train car turned bar that comes alive after-hours. While most late-night guests won’t remember their meal the next morning, they are sure to return for some of the not-so-typical Portuguese diner [...]
This nearly 100-year-old restaurants is one of the oldest family owned restaurants in the world, not to mention one of San Francisco’s most popular. Serving some of the freshest seafood in town, this casual restaurant is a great spot for a delicious lunch of crab, oysters and the like.
This nob hill highlight carves top-notch prime rib at your table, how you like it. The English-style dining rooms are classic and cozy, and the side-dishes—from creamed spinach to Yorkshire pudding—will put you right at home. A heaven for hungry carnivores, HOPB is ideal for your next special occasion. www.houseofprimerib.net