Whether you are coming to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or to experience its rich and diverse culture, San Francisco is a great place to visit for you and your family. Visit places like the Museum of Modern Art, the Twin Peaks, the Palace of Fine Arts, or Fisherman's Wharf. While you're there, if you're looking for a good place to eat, make sure to try out these restaurants.
Mersea Restaurant & Bar
Mersea is rated number one of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco and number one of 801 American restaurants in San Francisco. It has also been awarded Travelers' Choice 2023. Just two miles away from Pier 39, it is a great American bar that offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. With great views and an affordable menu, it's loved by locals and travelers alike. Try any of the daily specials or the fish and chips, crispy tacos, or double-stacked cheeseburger.
Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar
Luisa's Restaurant has been serving the San Francisco area since 1959. It is one of the top-rated Italian restaurants and is rated second of 2,865 restaurants on Trip Advisor. It was also awarded the Travelers' Choice 2023 award. Serving Italian cuisine with a focus on pizza and wine, they serve lunch and dinner. Enjoy their Neapolitan-style pizza and amazing pasta dishes. They do offer gluten-free pasta for those who have an intolerance.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is rated third of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco and received the Traveler's Choice 2023 award on Tripadvisor. Offering Brazilian cuisines, they are open for lunch and dinner during the week and open earlier on the weekends to serve brunch. For $44 a dinner per person, try all different kinds of specialty meats and sides. If you join them for lunch, you can get the salad and appetizer bar for $18 and add the meats for up to $12.
L'ardoise Bistro is rated fourth of 2,865 restauraunts in San Francisco. Offering French European cuisine, they have vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Open Tuesday through Saturday, they are open only for dinner. Led by Chef Clement, who was born in the French Alps, after years of culinary experience, he decided to open his own restaurant, L'ardoise Bistro. Enjoy delicious dishes like Endive and Radicchio salad, Duck Leg Confit, and Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto.
Seven Hills is rated fifth of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco. It serves Italian cuisine and has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Seven Hills is a farm-to-table restaurant led by Chef Tony, who doesn't finalize his menu until he leaves the farmers market with the best possible ingredients. Enjoy dishes like wagyu carpaccio, marinated olives, Summer bean salad, orecchiette (Genovese pesto), pork chop, and chocolate budino.
Pacific Cafe is rated sixth of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco. Serving American cuisine with a focus on seafood, they do offer gluten-free options if needed. They have been serving the San Francisco area fresh local seafood since 1974. If you have to wait for a table, they have been serving “wine while you wait” since the day they opened their doors. Make sure to try the crab cakes, halibut, spicy snapper, or scampi prawns.
Blue Mermaid Restaurant
Blue Mermaid Restaurant is rated seventh of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco and is also awarded the Travelers Choice 2023 award on Tripadvisor. Serving contemporary American cuisine with a focus on seafood, they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to try some of their famous dishes. Enjoy an American breakfast, omelet, or pancakes for breakfast. For lunch, they are known for their homemade chowders. For dinner, try their roasted chicken, fish of the day, or coconut shrimp curry.
Eight Am is an American cafe rated eight of 2,865 in San Francisco. They have been awarded the Traveler's Choice 2023 award on Tripadvisor. Serving breakfast and lunch, they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. As a family-owned restaurant, they love to serve their community. Enjoy dishes like crepes, french toast, pancakes, and more.
Lapisara Eatery is rated ninth of 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco and received the Travelers' Choice 2023 award on Tripadvisor. Serving American and Thai fusion cuisine, they have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, try dishes like steak and eggs, smoked salmon toast, tom yum burrito, mussaman curry, drunken noodles, and more.
Lastly, Kokkari Estiatorio is rated 10th among 2,865 restaurants in San Francisco. With a Michelin star, they serve Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Named after a fishing island in the Aegean Sea, Kokkari is a sister restaurant to another acclaimed restaurant in California called Evvia Estiatorio. Led by Chef Erik Cosselmon, his goal is to offer an experience as close to a true Greek restaurant as possible. Serving lunch and dinner, try dishes like grape leaves, lamb meatballs, grilled octopus, artichoke souvlaki, moussaka, and more.
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