Haven't been to the city in 15 yrs. Might be my last visit. Gonna have 5 days to enjoy the best.
I need the food "bucket list".
There once was a man from Nantucket.
Who kept all his dough in a bucket
He had a daughter named Nan
She ran away with a man
And as for the bucket
Please let use know how much do you want to spend out of your bucket, what sort for restaurants you like and how far you will travel and how.
If you like outstanding Italian go to Perbacco. Wexler's has outstanding country food. Danko's does not get much love but I love it. Delfina is Mmmm.....good. Have a great visit.
Perbacco @ 230 California Street, San Francisco, CA 415 - 955 - 0663.
Wexler's @ 568 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 415 - 983 - 0102.
Restaurant Gary Danko @ 800 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 415 - 749 - 2060.
Delfina @ 3621 18th Street, San Francisco, California 415 - 552 - 4055.
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Any bucket list would probably be so large you'd need a bucket to carry it around in. I'd advise searching back through this board. An hour's searching should give you dozens to hundreds of options. Without more information on what exactly you're looking for, it's more or less impossible to give you any reasonable advice.
Incidentally, I'm pretty sure Tarantino's isn't going to show up on anyone's bucket list. It's not bad for a tourist spot, but probably wouldn't qualify as one of the top hundred restaurants in the city. If you're interested in a classic SF seafood restaurant, Taditch Grill is a good choice.
Thanks Littleman for your ideas. They all look great. One more favor. Who's your pick for Chinatown Dim Sum.