Finding The Best Food & Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is known as a food city and has some of the very best restaurants and chefs in the country. This fact ties in well with the city's proximity to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine countries, which produce the greatest wine on this continent — for the food and the wine complement each other so very nicely. (This is even more true when you stir into this mix the many fine restaurants in the Napa Valley.)

So, we couldn't send you off to The City By The Bay without telling you about some of the most delicious restaurants and food the city serves up. As we say, restaurants come and restaurants go, but somehow San Francisco remains on a gourmet pinnacle.

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5 Timeless San Francisco Restaurants Not to Miss

Timeless San Francisco Restaurants

Restaurants come and restaurants go, but there are a handful of classic restaurants that go on year after year.

That's especially true in a food-trending city like the One By The Bay. We've eaten at a lot of restaurants in the city, and from that experience we've collected a list of Timeless San Francisco Restaurants That Never Go Out Of Style.

The 10 Best San Francisco Seafood Restaurants

The 10 Best San Francisco Seafood Restaurants

Not only is San Francisco the "City By The Bay" it's also the city by the ocean… the Pacific Ocean, that is. So it's only natural that SF also has some of the best seafood restaurants in the country. There are a lot of them, but we've distilled the list down to the 10 best seafood restaurants in the city.

10 of the Best Michelin Restaurants in SF

10 Of The Best Michelin Restaurants in SF

There are 50 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Bay area, with cuisine ranging from Classic American to farm-to-table to modern Italian to elevated Moroccan food.

Since we know you can't eat at them all (can you?) we've created a pared-down list of 10 of the best one-star Michelin restaurants in San Francisco.

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5 Historic San Francisco Restaurants Worth a Visit

5 Historic San Francisco Restaurants Worth a Visit

In a famous restaurant town with notoriously tough competition, a handful of historic San Francisco restaurants have managed to remain popular year after year.

That's even more surprising when you realize that youngest restaurant on our list is over 80 years old! Others have been around since before California was a state and the Gold Rush was on.

The Best Ice Cream & Gelato in San Francisco

The Best Ice Cream & Gelato in San Francisco

San Francisco is surrounded by farms producing the best and the freshest produce and dairy in the USA. So, it's no surprise that it's also the place that you find some of the best ice cream and gelato in the country.

In fact, there are so many "bests" in the city that we weren't able to pare our list down to fewer than ten gelateria and ice-cream parlours. So, if you're heading out to SF in hot weather, we plan to keep you busy!

Greens Restaurant

Greens Restaurant

It's probably the most well-know vegetarian restaurant in the country and an inspiration for all the rest. Greens, in San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, is still a leader in America's cooking revolution nearly forty years after it was founded.

Amazingly, the same executive chef has headed the restaurant for almost its entire life. We'll tell you its history and what to expect at this famous restaurant with its amazing views, that was started by the San Francisco Zen Center.

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San Francisco Restaurant Reviews – Michelin & Others

San Francisco Restaurant Reviews

When it comes to great restaurants San Francisco is blessed and can hold its own against any city in the US. The famous Michelin Guide thinks so as well, and the Michelin folks have created a guide for San Francisco restaurants, one of only a handful of guides they publish in the entire country.

Let's take a look around the restaurants Michelin has singled out in San Francisco, and also add a few of our own food & dining suggestions.

San Francisco Sourdough Bread

San Francisco Sourdough Bread

What makes San Francisco sourdough bread so special? Is it the flavor, the local climate, the water? In fact, is sourdough even unique to San Francisco?

We'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about San Francisco sourdough, and then some! Advance warning — we even mention the ancient Egyptians!

Boudin Bakery – The Original Sourdough

Boudin Bakery

Boudin Bakery is not only the oldest bakery in San Francisco, it may well be the oldest business in the city. Its story goes back to 1849 (the Gold Rush and all that), when baker Isidore Boudin arrived from France. Today, Boudin's bread is still made by hand and still baked the way it was 150 years ago. No wonder it's the city's favorite sourdough bread!

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