San Francisco’s corrugated surface is home to more than 40 neighborhoods, if not more. The claims to fame and the local lore in the “hoods,” are all a wonderful, exuberant part of the Only in San Francisco experience. No two neighborhoods are alike and each is worth a closer look.
San Francisco is truly one of the jewel cities in the USA. There is more to do, explore, and discover in a few square miles then virtually anyplace in the western USA. Eating alone could be non-stop 24/7 for your entire stay — here are just three of our favorites — and everything is so close it is a walk or short cab ride to anywhere.
Frances, Chef Melissa Perello has had diners lining up at her door for her authentic take on California cuisine from day one for a reason — no one does it like she does. Her highly personal cuisine delivers on so many levels: execution, flavour, interest, value … it’s like she knows exactly what you’re craving for dinner. Start with the hearty bouchées, like the creamy panisse frites, baked cherrystone clams, and bacon beignets, before moving your way into a satisfying kale salad, and a perfect bavette steak.
The wines will be matched seemingly effortlessly, and the service will strike that gentle balance of warmth and professionalism. Reservations are tough to land (call and see) but queuing up before they open can yield success.
NOPA is the embodiment of casual fine dining. The burger is the star of the show, always cooked to perfection. Cocktails are exceptional as well. Service is great.
Scoma’s Restaurant , at Fisherman’s Wharf celebrating more than 40 years in historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Scoma’s unique menu offers over 90 dishes using the highest quality, sustainable products available.