San Francisco has one of the best dining scenes in the country. For visitors who have sophisticated tastes and deep pockets, or if you’ve been saving up for that special occasion or memorable night out, there are fine dining options to suit every taste.
Many of San Francisco’s top fine dining restaurants are located in Union Square, one of the largest shopping areas in the U.S. and home to department stores, luxury shops and specialty stores. Le Colonial offers sophisticated Vietnamese with a French flair. Speaking of French, acclaimed chef Hubert Keller serves world class French cuisine at Fleur de Lys. Anzu provides the best of land and sea: U.S. prime beef paired with masterfully prepared sushi. Seafood is the focus at Farallon, while steak lovers should seek out Bourbon Steak and LarkCreekSteaks.
Top steakhouses can be found in other San Francisco neighborhoods as well. Consistently voted #1 steakhouse in various surveys, Harris’ Restaurant is a great reason to visit Russian Hill. In the Financial District, you can go modern with 5A5 Steak Lounge, or old school with Alfred’s Steakhouse, serving “real martinis” and “real steaks” since 1928.
More of San Francisco’s best fine dining restaurants can be found in the Embarcadero, such as the Art Nouveau setting at Boulevard, the French-Japanese fusion of Chaya Brasserie, and the innovative Epic Roasthouse. Located in the Ferry Building, The Slanted Door features Vietnamese cuisine with organic ingredients in a modern setting. Panoramic views are served with the contemporary American dishes at One Market and the high end seafood at Waterbar.
If nothing less than a Michelin-starred dining experience will do, make your reservations at Luce in SOMA or Masa’s in Nob Hill. Luce features innovative new American cuisine, while Masa’s offers exquisite California French cuisine.
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