San Francisco Restaurant advice...
I am looking for an advice about where to eat in San Francisco I am going to stay in the Westin on Market st, but I will have a car... and I don´t mind to drive.
My personal preferences:
One good Chinese...
A good but moderate price steak house.
A good traditional homemade Italian Restaurant.
Fast food like a good cheeseburger.
If you also have any favorite place for breakfast, lunch or a most go in SF please mention it.
Mhhh also a good place to buy some desert
I am a big fan of the public markets with food...If you have any good choices please let me know.
As always I am open to suggestions by locals all the counseling and advice is welcome and truly appreciated.
Thank you all.
S&P crab isn't bad but anything sauced and wok cooked...I avoid, unless they have hot towels as CW218 mentions (and I ask for extras). Sauced crab is not only messy but dangerous given how slippery it is...flying crab leg anyone? Heck if I could make it at home...I'd avoid or just wear a bathrobe while eating.
Steak: Harris' Steak House
Chinese: R&G Lounge or Sam Wo's for late night
Pasta: Flour & Water or Delfina Restaurant
Brunch: Town's End or Mama's Restaurant (both in SF) or Dip Sea Cafe (Marin)
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Sam Wo Restaurant
813 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
I'll try to give you some local recs and suggest restaurants that aren't repeated over and over.
Chinese - Hakka Restaurant, Kingdom of Dumpling
Steak - I rarely eat steak, but I love HOPR. But since it's pretty pricey and it's difficult to snag a table, drive down to Broadway Prime in Burlingame.
Italian - Da Flora.
Cheeseburger - In n Out (mainly a West Coast chain). Broken Record makes a fine burger though. Bob's Burger, total greasy spoon kind of place.
Breakfast/Brunch - Olea makes a custard french toast to die for. The Butler and The Chef Bistro makes the best Croque Monsieur I've ever had.
Markets - No better one then the Ferry Bldg Farmer's Market on Saturday's. On a much smaller scale try the Stonestown Farmer's Market on Sunday's 9am-1pm. http://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/...
Kingdom of Dumpling
1713 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA
1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010
701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
1494 California Street, San Francisco, CA
1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA
Just a note that House of Prime Rib does not serve steak other than prime rib. It is also a bargain compared to most steak houses of its caliber since the salad and sides are included in the price. I would recommend it for someone wanting good prime rib in a San Francisco institution.
Probably the best bang for the buck steak house in the City would be Izzy's in the marina district.
House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109
Izzy's Steaks & Chops
3345 Steiner St., San Francisco, CA 94123
re: Civil Bear
re: Civil Bear
re: Robert Lauriston
Sorry I wasn't clear enough. I was afraid if I said HOPR didn't serve steak someone would reply they serve prime rib.
Webster's definition of a steak:
"1 a : a slice of meat cut from a fleshy part of a beef carcass"
To some that could include a slice of prime rib.
I would suggest going to the upper right hand corner of this page and doing searches for each of items you have mentioned (Chinese, steak house, burger, breakfast, etc.). You will find there are hundreds of suggestions already here and available to you.
Here is a recent thread on burgers:
Here is a thread on breakfast:
Here are my picks:
1. Chinese- Yank Tsing for Dim Sum (Embarcadero location) or San Tung Chinese (dry fried chicken, honey walnut shrimp, stir fried green beans, etc...) or Bund Shanghai in Chinatown or Shanghai Soup Dumpling for Xiao Long Bao
2. Steak- Harris restaurant.. u may not consider it moderate price but blew away orther steak dinners I've had in San Francisco (steak scene one of letdowns for me of living in SF)
3. Don't know for homemade Italian per se? My favorite Italian places are Perbacco/Barbacco, Quince, or for more low-key local Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
4 Cheeseburger: I like Joe's Cable Car (admittedly only person on this board that seems to like it). Also, hamburguesa at Don Pisto's in North Beach is sooo good (though more of Mexican take on a burger). For fancier burgers people seem to like Zuni or Spruce, but I haven't been, yet!
5. Brunch: My go to is Brenda's in TL. Also read a lot of great reviews about Canteen which I want to check out.
6. Dessert: Bakeries- Tartine or Schubert's. Truffles- XOX in NB is sooooooooo good. Ice Cream- Birite or Humphrey Slocombe.
7. Markets- + 1 Ferry Building Sat morning
8. If u like Crab peppercorn crab at PPQ with garlic noodles is really good. Also pizza Tony's in NB for New York Style (or any style really) or Golden Boy for Sicilian style (get the combo or clam and garlic if feel like something different. Cheap Mission Mexican food- Taqueria Vallarta on 24th (great street tacos) or La Taqueria (more fancy/expensive but good ingredients. Burritos I like Taqueria Cancun or Papolote (again more fancy/expensive, but salsa is damn good).
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
2288 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
3033 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
San Tung Chinese Restaurant
1031 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Joe's Cable Car
4320 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
640 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA
Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
2506 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
510 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133