stephmodo: San Francisco Restaurant Guide

San Francisco Restaurant Guide

• 26 February 2008

Sometimes friends of ours heading off to San Francisco ask for restaurant recommendations. Over the years I've compiled a list to keep on hand for such requests. While in San Francisco two weeks ago I decided to post an edited list on my blog as well...just in case you are lucky enough to steal away and enjoy this grand city. Neighborhood locations are listed in parentheses.

Yabbies Coastal Kitchen (Russian Hill/Polk Gulch)
Pesce (Russian Hill/Polk Gulch)
Harris' Steakhouse (Russian Hill/Polk Gulch)
E'Angelo for old-school Italian (Marina)
Mamas on Washington Square (North Beach)
Liguria Bakery for focaccia (North Beach)
Tommasos (North Beach)
XOX Truffles for dessert (North Beach)
Terzo (Cow Hollow)
Fresca (upper Fillmore)
Cafe Kati (lower Fillmore)
Tango Gelato (upper Fillmore)
grab a facial by Kashla at Kabuki Spa if you have an extra hour. (lower Fillmore)
Tartine Bakery (the Mission)
La Taqueria (the Mission)
Bi-Rite Creamery for artisan ice cream (the Mission)
Boulevard (Financial District)
Gary Danko (Ghirardelli Square-ish)
Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop (the Banana Split is the best I've ever had)

Next Up:

the House (North Beach)
Delfina (Mission)
A16 (Marina)


  1. Add Kara's Cupcakes to the Ghiradelli Square section - they are SO GOOD!!!

  2. Great list, Steph! I HAVE to add our very favorite local Russian Hill Restaurant: Frascati (on Hyde.) Deeeelicious.

  3. You are such a great resource! I've just decided to do a girls weekend in San Francisco so I'm checking out your loves. I can't wait I haven't been since high school!

  4. thank you! i was looking everywhere for a trusty guide, this looks great!


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