BOUDIN BAKERY SCAMS PEOPLE! I ordered a loaf of sourdough from them online for my mom’s birthday, and the bread was perfectly good. About two weeks later, though, a second charge from them appeared on... more
It is the only Northern California branch of Cheesecake Factory that occupies the top floor of Macy's Union Square location. Very popular because of the Ambiance and off course because of the view of... more
If you are a fan of garlic this is the place for you. Everything on the menu at The Stinking Rose is loaded with Garlic. This a tourist restuauant but the food is pretty good which makes it a place... more
From Shrimp Louis to Dungeness Crab, San Francisco's Touristy Fisherman's Wharf is known for its fresh seafood. But the big sign overlooking the tourist parking lot gives a clue to which is most... more
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House of Prime Rib is a San Francisco Landmark. Our juicy and delicious Prime Rib is made from the... more
The ambience of this restaurant takes you back in time, in my case, before I was even born. It's like Back to the Future without Biff or Marty McFly and actually the restaurants are even decked out... more
As a chocolate junky, I cannot recommend stopping by Ghirardelli for a dessert (or chocolate sunday dinner if you are so inclined - I know my arm could be so twisted). I ordered one of the more... more
This is a top-quality, innovative restaurant that is primarily grounded in Vietnamese cuisine, but takes a more liberal and innovative approach to the food. The food is excellent, bright, fresh,... more
My best friend and I took a foodie road trip to San Francisco this past July, and the first stop was to Tadich Grill. We'd seen the restaurant featured on The Originals with Emeril a few weeks earlier... more
As a person of Chinese descent, I have to admit I questioned how authentic this restaurant would be since it’s not in Chinatown. My mom grew in Hong Kong, dim sum capital of the world so authentic dim... more
With a name like Cha Cha Cha, you gotta be cool. Well, this place is definitely cool. It's a happening bar/restaurant, although we focused more on the bar! They have what they like to think of as a... more
A stunning, sunset-perfect view of the Pacific makes up for tourist-quality fare at this oceanside landmark.
The historic Cliff House is perched atop the north end of Ocean Beach, offering tourists... more
WARNING: EAT AT OWN YOUR RISK….. I paid with my Visa card and left a small tip, not knowing how the service was going to be. I later left a large cash tip on the table. I just checked my account and... more
Another good place for conventional, eggs / breakfast in North Beach.
A little more upscale and expensive than Curly's.
You stand in line and order from the cooks, then sit and eat. Really good... more
After a morning tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, Ferni and I had to run back to the hotel to pick up our bags to make it to the airport on time, so we decided to stop here and grab a quick bit to eat.... more
If you've seen George Lucas' film, "American Grafitti," you've seen Mel's. It's a great, fun place to grab a bite to eat, and they're open late.
There are several Mel's Drive-ins in San Francisco,... more
The food here is very good albeit somewhat overpriced for the size of the portions you receive. At around $30 per person you'd think they could provide a larger bowl of soup or double the size of the... more
Even though a SF tradition, this place is so well known/advertised that it's just too crowded. You're not considered a valuable customer.
Food is good, by pricey. Other places in the area give you... more
The SF Chroncile also publishes its annual list of the 'TOP BARGAIN BITES' in the City.
Be sure to check out the year's Top SF Bargain Bites
Print their list out and you'll never go hungry in any... more
Here's old Bubba who sometimes sits out front to greet the tourists who come to eat in Bubba Gump's Restaurant. This chain restaurant serves up exceptional food for a chain. This is a fun place with... more
We just spent a week in Singapore (the wife was on a business trip, I tagged along) and had some of the best food we had ever tasted; Chili Crab, Roti Murtabak, Hainan Chicken Rice, Laksa, Mee Goreng,... more
Ambiance! ah, This restaurant is what I would call Eco Friendly since it is the first restaurant chain to feature rainforests as a theme! Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for... more
Ok, if you don't know about this place, know what you are getting into. It is if nothing else an experience that is a great conversation piece. I did not know the extent of the theme. straight or gay,... more
This is what is known as an icon. Fisherman's Grotto #9 was the first sit down restaurant on the Wharf, 1935, and is still one of the best with the old world charm and great seafood dishes. One of the... more
We got here by coincidence, my husband sat down at the bar to wait for me (I was taking a walk around the area) and WOW, what an amazing experience! Everybody was super friendly, not snobby at all and... more
San Francisco is easily the most savy food oriented city in North America (with the possible exception of New Orleans). While first time visitors might find themselves mired by overpriced...
San Francisco is easily the most savy food oriented city in North America (with the possible exception of New Orleans). While first time visitors might find themselves mired by overpriced tradition abound establishments catering to tourists downtown and on Fisherman's Wharf, elsewhere in the neighborhoods exotic mixes of virtually all the world's culinary styles collide with a demanding local palate. Street food vendors wheeling all styles of food is now the popular fast food rage. Asian and Latin American restaurants dominate the international menu, but generally speaking, San Francisco California cuisine is marked by the freshest locally grown variety of organic fruits and vegetables, combined with health conscious lower fat. lower sodium, reduction sauces, glazes, and less fatty cuts of meats that are grilled rather than fried. Portions are more often modest and decorative on the plate, rather than steam buffet oriented all-you-can-eat. Popular ingredients include artichokes, avocados, basil, bell peppers, basalmic vinegar, olive oil and sourdough bread, olives, walnuts, crab, Pacific salmon, free range chicken, portabelo mushrooms, fresh pasta, huge strawberries, blackberries, oranges, lemons, and dark chocolate. Fifty years before Seattle dreamed Starbucks, San Francisco imported and roasted beans for the national market, and Cafe Trieste in North Beach foamed a devotion to lattes and espressos better than anywhere else in the world. Located close to the Napa Valley, San Francisco appreciation for and consumption of fine wine is the highest of any city in the North America. Anchor Steam Brewery is generally recognized as initiating the modern high quality oriented microbrew movement beginning in the 1960's.
If Herb Caen, famed Pulitzer Prize winner and devoted SF Chronicle gossip columnist, had envisioned the Iraqi War, no doubt he would have dubbed San Francisco something other than Bagdad by the Bay as...
San Francisco is a city of amazing diversity and stunning beauty. It is also a city of tremendous freedom and openness. George Lopez said it best when he referred to San Francisco with the quote "It's...