Nopa is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

1. Nopa

New American Restaurant · Alamo Square · 560 Divisadero St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: It's an updated take on the Zuni formula, with the success to show. Both neighborhood standby and destination restaurant, Nopa continues to grow admirably under Chef Jossel. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Frances is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

2. Frances

New American Restaurant · Castro · 3870 17th St (at Pond St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Melissa Perello returns with Frances, an easy-going nook with a menu to match that’s swiftly become the muse of local rags, international pubs and the James Beard Foundation. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Lers Ros Thai is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

3. Lers Ros Thai

Thai Restaurant · Tenderloin · 730 Larkin St (btwn Ellis & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Sure Lers Ros is the only authentic Thai restaurant with rabbit, frog and venison on its regular menu, but even the pad Thai rivals the best you'll find anywhere in Thailand. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Bar Tartine is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

4. Bar Tartine

American Restaurant · Mission District · 561 Valencia St (btwn 16th & 17th St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Thanks to Nick Balla's ahead-of-the-curve Eastern European menus, this rustic neighborhood staple continues to be one of the hottest reservations in town. [Eater 38 Member]

ICHI Sushi is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

5. ICHI Sushi

Sushi Restaurant · Bernal Heights · 3369 Mission St (at Godeus St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Although San Francisco isn't a sushi town, per se, even the snobbiest raw fish fans adore Ichi, serving inventive, pristine sashimi, specialty rolls and more. [Eater 38 Member]

SPQR is one of San Francisco Eater 38.


Italian Restaurant · Lower Pacific Heights · 1911 Fillmore St (btwn Bush & Pine), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: After an autumnal whirlwind, Matt Accarrino continues to make SPQR his own. The chef counter has some of the best seats in town and the wine list remains top notch too. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Aziza is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

7. Aziza

Moroccan Restaurant · Outer Richmond · 5800 Geary Blvd (at 22nd Ave), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Mourad Lahlou is a chef that should/will soon be on the national radar. His Cal-Moroccan cuisine is only getting better with three-star chef Louis Maldonado aboard. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

8. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Pizza Place · North Beach · 1570 Stockton St (at Union St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani's Neapolitan is an award-winner and his on-site pizza school attracts students from across the country. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Namu Gaji is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

9. Namu Gaji

Korean Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 499 Dolores St (at 18th St.), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Menu standouts include the KFC (chicken wings), stonepot rice, and dumplings. It's worth going in early for happy hour, the only time gamja fries and Korean tacos are served. [Eater 38 Member]

Range is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

10. Range

American Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 842 Valencia St (at 19th), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: From the cocktail program to the always solid menu, Range is one of the most consistent restaurants in town. And, for what it's worth, it's got the only Michelin star in the Mission. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Perbacco is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

11. Perbacco

Italian Restaurant · Financial District · 230 California St (btwn Battery & Front), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Mature and stylish, Perbacco has quickly established itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Owner Umberto Gibin is a presence in the front of house. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Foreign Cinema is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

12. Foreign Cinema

New American Restaurant · Mission District · 2534 Mission St (btwn 21st & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Like Zuni, a onetime trailblazer inspired by the Chez Panisse mantra. And like Zuni, a fully-fledged restaurant on all levels, from food to service. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Super Duper Burger is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

13. Super Duper Burger

Burger Joint · SoMa · 721 Market St (btwn 3rd St & 4th St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Despite the Straus milk in the shakes and 100% Niman Ranch beef in the patties, what really matters is taste, and Super Duper burgers continue to rank among the best in the Bay Area. [Eater 38 Member]

flour + water is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

14. flour + water

Italian Restaurant · Mission District · 2401 Harrison St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Since it opened, F+W has been making waves with its sophisticated pizzas and pasta, but even more impressive is that it's lived up to the hype. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

La Taqueria is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

15. La Taqueria

Burrito Place · Mission District · 2889 Mission St (at 25th St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: La Taqueria continues to lead the pack with unwavering rave reviews for its sublime, spot-on Mexico staples. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

La Ciccia is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

16. La Ciccia

Italian Restaurant · Noe Valley · 291 30th St (at Church), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Not so much San Francisco Italian, as pure unadulterated regional Italian, this family-run sparkler is free of pretension and full of love. Don’t miss the sea urchin pasta. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Delfina is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

17. Delfina

American Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 3621 18th St (Guerrero St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: You can make the argument that no restaurant in the last decade has changed the dining landscape quite like Delfina and its pizzeria offshoot next door. And that's a good thing. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

La Torta Gorda is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

18. La Torta Gorda

Latin American Restaurant · Mission District · 2833 24th St (btwn Bryant & York), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: When a "hole-in-the-wall" turns out to be a bright family-run stop with outrageously good tortas and super authentic Puebla eats; that's 38 material. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Zuni Cafe is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

19. Zuni Cafe

New American Restaurant · Civic Center · 1658 Market St (at Rose St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Besides "the" chicken, Zuni's burger, Caesar salad and bloody Mary have all been called the best in the city. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

State Bird Provisions is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

20. State Bird Provisions

New American Restaurant · Fillmore District · 1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Whether it's savory pancakes stacked with local cheese or eggplant "fries," the flavor profiles are always eye-opening. [Eater 38 Member]

Yank Sing is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

21. Yank Sing

Dim Sum Restaurant · Financial District · 101 Spear St (inside Rincon Center), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: It's expensive for dim sum, but you pay for what you get. Here, flavors are cleaner than you'll find anywhere else, and the xiao long bao and custard tarts are exemplary. [Eater 38 Member]

Cotogna is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

22. Cotogna

Italian Restaurant · Jackson Square · 490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: They had us at housemade ricotta. [Eater 38 Member]

Swan Oyster Depot is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

23. Swan Oyster Depot

Seafood Restaurant · Polk Gulch · 1517 Polk St (btwn Sacramento & California St.), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Open only for lunch, Polk Street's old school joint still churns out the best crab, oysters and sourdough in town. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

24. Rich Table

New American Restaurant · Civic Center · 199 Gough St (at Oak St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Wildly inventive, consistently delicious food and a smart wine selection and cocktail program. Don't miss the sardine chips, flatbreads, and pastas. [Eater 38 Member]

Commonwealth is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

25. Commonwealth

New American Restaurant · Mission District · 2224 Mission St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Great food paired with the sleek, Mission-hip atmosphere, reasonable prices for the high-end fare, and the charitable outreach of the space, it's a hard combination not to love. [Eater 38 Member]

Maven is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

26. Maven

Cocktail Bar · Lower Haight · 598 Haight St (at Steiner St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Whether you're in for a burger and a cocktail or a five-course extravaganza with drink pairings, you'll leave satisfied, and the buzzing energy of the dining room is hard to resist. [Eater 38 Member]

R&G Lounge is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

27. R&G Lounge

Cantonese Restaurant · Chinatown · 631 Kearny St (at Clay St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: For group dining that's a notch above hole-in-the-wall, R&G is one of the few Chinatown spots that delivers. Try its famed salt-and-pepper crab, Peking duck, and walnut prawns. [Eater 38 Member]

Coi is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

28. Coi

American Restaurant · North Beach · 373 Broadway (at Bartol), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: A tasting menu is $175, but for a special occasion, passionate food-lovers will be in for a treat. [Eater 38 Member]

Nopalito is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

29. Nopalito

Mexican Restaurant · Panhandle · 306 Broderick St (btwn Oak St and Fell St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: From the addictive totopos con chile to the comforting tortilla soup to the killer carnitas, there's something for everyone here (plus damn good margaritas). [Eater 38 Member]

Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant 老北京 is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

30. Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant 老北京

Chinese Restaurant · Outer Sunset · 3132 Vicente St (at 43rd Ave), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Cumin lamb, beef pancakes, and a very generous BYOB policy are the keys to its popularity, and while it's not the place to go for health food, it's spicy and reasonably priced. [Eater 38 Member]

Kokkari Estiatorio is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

31. Kokkari Estiatorio

Greek Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 200 Jackson St (at Front St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: It's hard to deny its appealing meld of Cal-Greek fare, a wood-burning hearth, and urban vibe. The zucchini cakes, hearth-grilled lamb chops, and baklava ice cream are all perennials.[Eater 38 Member]

Trick Dog is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

32. Trick Dog

Cocktail Bar · Mission District · 3010 20th St (at Florida St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Affordable food, from a tasty beef tartare to a top-notch kale salad to the most perfect fries, is proving to be worthy of return trips, and trendsetting in terms of local menus. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Burma Superstar is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

33. Burma Superstar

Asian Restaurant · Inner Richmond · 309 Clement St (btwn 4th & 5th Ave), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: We've never not seen a line at this place. Burma Superstar's signature tea-leaf salad and samusa soup continue to be satisfying tastes of an underrated cuisine. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Brenda's French Soul Food is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

34. Brenda's French Soul Food

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Tenderloin · 652 Polk St (btwn Eddy & Turk St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: The addictive crawfish beignets, killer gumbo, & perfect biscuits are consistently delicious & reasonably priced. Weekend brunch crowds get crazy, so consider weekday lunch/dinner. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Piccino Cafe is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

35. Piccino Cafe

Italian Restaurant · Dogpatch · 1001 Minnesota St (at 22nd St), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Its Cal-Ital fare is good enough to merit a special trip. Great meatballs, solid pizza, and a beautiful, yet family-friendly atmosphere are big draws. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

St. Vincent Tavern & Wine Merchant is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

36. St. Vincent Tavern & Wine Merchant

Pub · Mission District · 1270 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: St. Vincent has always been a great place to sample interesting vintages. Bill Niles' gutsy Southern cooking is now the equal of what's in the glass, with a frequently changing menu. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Maruya is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

37. Maruya

Sushi Restaurant · Mission District · 2931 16th St (Capp), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: It's small and pricey, as these places tend to be, but it's an elegant respite from the sometimes noisy local restaurant scene. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Greens Restaurant is one of San Francisco Eater 38.

38. Greens Restaurant

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Building A (Fort Mason Center), San Francisco, CA

EaterEater: Annie Somerville's vegetarian dishes like mesquite-grilled tofu brochettes and potato griddle cakes will win over even the most die-hard carnivore. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.