Best places to wine and dine in San Francisco, USA

Jul 24, 2017

San Francisco has a plethora of restaurants and eateries to tantalise the taste buds of visitors to its shores. With so many mouthwatering options to choose from, selecting our top picks proved to be a bit of a challenge; that being said, however, we managed to narrow our list of favourites down to the following exceptional establishments.

Restaurant Gary Danko

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Situated in the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf and helmed by acclaimed American chef Gary Danko, this place has become somewhat of a San Francisco institution. Famed for the chef’s impeccable take on classic cuisine, this one-Michelin-star fine dining establishment offers timeless dishes, like herb-crusted loin of lamb, roast Maine lobster (above) and roasted stuffed quail.

There are 3-, 4- and 5-course menu options available, starting from US$87 (S$122). For a more exclusive and intimate dining experience, there’s even a private dining room that can accommodate up to 10 guests.

800 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Kokkari Estiatorio

Perfectly fusing rustic Mediterranean charm with an undeniably elegant atmosphere, this longtime San Fran favourite, awarded a Bib Gourmand, offers diners classic Greek dishes, like avgolemono, souvlaki and moussaka.

Adding to Kokkari’s enduring appeal are the large and inviting fireplace, remarkable handmade pottery and the always fresh flower displays.

200 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

The Bimini Twist

Bimini Twist San Francisco

There’s no way you’ll leave this unique dining experience unsatisfied. Departing from the conventional restaurant experience, diners enjoy delicious, fresh seafood prepared by a former fishmonger turned chef in an exclusive location.

This communal dining experience has in fact received the highest rating on TripAdvisor, beating more than 4,000 other restaurants in the city. Clearly, they’re doing something right!

Make sure to reserve your spot at least 48 hours in advance.

188 King Street unit PH7, San Francisco, CA 94107

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China Live

China Live San Francisco

In the bustling heart of San Fran’s famous Chinatown, you’ll find a vast restaurant and retail space that offers guests a wide array of Chinese feasting options.

The Market Restaurant showcases a seasonal menu of Chinese classics, often with a slight Western twist. An exciting and impressive feature of the restaurant is the traditional Chinese earthen oven that really adds an authentic feel to the China Live dining experience.

We also love the extensive selection of teas in the counter-service Oolong Cafe that have been specially imported from the China.

644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133