Frances is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

1. Frances

9.3
3870 17th St (at Pond St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Castro · 155 tips and reviews

LaurenLauren: Bacon Beignets! Very down to earth restaurant, delicious, concentrated menu selection that changes seasonally. Make sure to book reservations WAY in advance, it's hard to get into for sure.

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.

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!

State Bird Provisions is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

2. State Bird Provisions

9.2
1529 Fillmore St (btwn Geary & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Fillmore District · 206 tips and reviews

Kim O.Kim Oswell: Sit at the chef's counter and enjoy the behind-the-scenes action of the food preparation. The dim sum dishes are all great. I suggest ending with a savory dessert of duck liver mousse.

Jack U.Jack Ukropina: Ask for the extinct menu. 10k will get you 5oz of bald eagle. Worth every penny.

BenBen: Bon Appetit's 2012 winner 'Best New Restaurant in America' - Congrats! Well deserved!

Park Tavern is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

3. Park Tavern

9.1
1652 Stockton St (at Filbert St.), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · North Beach · 195 tips and reviews

ConduitConduit: This place is a gem! Try the truffle fries that you can dip in a soft boiled egg with caviar. Delicious.

ThrillistThrillist: Get your butt over here for avocado toast (seeded whole wheat, chile, lemon, sea salt), and the fried duck egg sandwich with Nueske’s bacon, avocado, frisée, and green garlic pesto). Read more.

Benjy W.Benjy Weinberger: Everything we ordered was excellent, but the deviled eggs are a must. Also great: the Brussels sprouts chips, the burrata, the carpaccio and the halibut.

Heirloom Café is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

4. Heirloom Café

9.1
2500 Folsom St (at 21st St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 65 tips and reviews

Cindy C.Cindy Charles: Pole bean salad, lamb loin,chicken and ice were all amazing. Duck confit salad also great.

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The best dish isn't on the menu: Ask for the Heirloom burger, which has Époisses cheese worked into the ground sirloin. You won't be disappointed - Read more.

Adrienne s.Adrienne st. aubin: FYI very tasty but not Italian

Spruce is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

5. Spruce

9.1
3640 Sacramento St (btwn Spruce & Locust St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Presidio Heights · 125 tips and reviews

Vanessa C.Vanessa Cordero: This is still my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is amazing!!! Get the burger with fries, the pork tenderloin, and BEIGNETS!!

BrianBrian: 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the burger and fries are delicious. Yum!

7x7 Magazine7x7 Magazine: Have a burger and fries at the bar. Why not?...it's #38 on 7x7's Big Eat Sf 2010. Read more.

Rich Table is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

6. Rich Table

9.0
199 Gough St (at Oak St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Lower Haight · 171 tips and reviews

travel4foodtravel4food: It's hard to go wrong with their pastas. Freshly made, delicious, balanced and gorgeous.

Anna F.Anna Frenkel: Bread, oysters, beets, porcini doughnuts, cauliflower, snow peas, ramps, spaghetti w/ goat cheese, salmon, steak, olive oil cake with strawberries. Oh forget it, just eat everything on the menu.

Jonathan W.Jonathan Woolf: Get the porcini doughnuts for sure, skip the sardine chips.

Lazy Bear is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

7. Lazy Bear

9.0
3416 19th St (at San Carlos), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 68 tips and reviews

Chris G.Chris Golden: Extremely vegetarian friendly and the chefs do an amazing job matching the flavors to the main selections with each course. A phenomenal dining experience with top notch service.

Alex T.Alex Ting: Please keep the location quiet, as the host would prefer!!

EaterEater: Lawyer-turned-chef David Barzelay in 09' started hosting a series of underground dinners called Lazy Bear, which quickly blew up. Lazy Bear opened as a full-scale restaurant last night. Read more.

Quince is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

8. Quince

8.9
470 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Jackson Square · 75 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Husband and wife couple run this restaurant with precision and love, dishing out local, seasonal French and Italian dishes. Be sure to make a reservation, and try the handmade pasta.

Showtime NetworkShowtime Network: Fact: Quince does not mean 15 in Italian (which, by the way, is a number larger than Joffre Borgia’s age at his wedding).

TripExpertTripExpert: Chef Michael Tusk's "house-made chickpea ravioli comes in a pepper-spiced squid sauce, and his Roman-style oxtail stew is subtly seasoned with cloves and cinnamon." -Travel + Leisure on TripExpert Read more.

Trestle is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

9. Trestle

8.9
531 Jackson St (Columbus Ave), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · North Beach · 43 tips and reviews

Adrian P.Adrian Phillips: An excellent meal for the price. Be sure to add the pasta dishes as you might be left a little hungry. Great bottles of wine for around $50. The crackling fish was surprisingly awesome.

Emily L.Emily Leung: Respectably good but very loud. Soups memorable. You won't regret trying all the pasta supplements that day (share)! Can sub in as your main. Brown butter financier >>>> chocolate.

Jim P.Jim Pratt: Our starters, pasta supplements, and sea bass main were excellent. The short rib main and the choc mousse deserts were quite average. The ambiant noise actually works well with the close tables. Ymm

Zuni Café is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

10. Zuni Café

8.9
1658 Market St (at Rose St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Civic Center · 300 tips and reviews

Ting S.Ting S: It's like the living room for SF, somebody said before. It's a historical restaurant, worth to go. Get the roast chicken, have some wine, nice oyster too.

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.

Nick C.Nick Cade: This is a great place to take an out-of-town visitor to eat. Feels like SF. Tastes like SF. Located on Market street in SF.

Nopa is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

11. Nopa

9.4
560 Divisadero St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Alamo Square · 532 tips and reviews

Jesse A.Jesse Atkinson: Solid brunch spot. Reservation is a must. French toast is killer. Reasonably priced by San Francisco brunch standards.

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.

EaterEater: Grassfed beef on a brioche bun, with optional cheese. (You want the cheese.) Eater SF editor Allie Pape says, "Nopa is my favorite white-napkin burger by a mile." Bonus? It's served til 1:00AM.

Foreign Cinema is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

12. Foreign Cinema

9.4
2534 Mission St (btwn 21st & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 342 tips and reviews

Mike W.Mike Winston: This is a killer brunch spot. You must order the spicy Indian-inflected Madras Bloody Mary along with the now-famed Pop Tarts, Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun, & decadent Croque Madame. WinstonWanders.com

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.

ZAGATZAGAT: The housemade organic fruit “Pop Tarts” is a must for weekend brunch.

Gary Danko is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

13. Gary Danko

8.8
800 North Pt (at Hyde St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · 137 tips and reviews

Marco L.Marco Lancieri: What can I say? The food is spectacular. The crispy egg appetizer and Filet of beef were phenomenal. What really capped it off was our knowledgeable, friendly and professional staff.

Cathy A.Cathy A.: Don't skip the cheese cart, it's fantastic!

Mister B.Mister Bill: Walk in sans reservation. Sit at bar. Ask that the cheese cart be brought round. Do what comes naturally.

The Morris is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

14. The Morris

8.8
2501 Mariposa St (Hampshire), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 17 tips and reviews

Josh B.Josh Burris: Excellent service, the smoke duck was phenomenal, charcuterie excellent, and the pumpkin gnocchi was perfect.

Hedan Z.Hedan Zeng: Get the duck. It’s the best in SF!

Linda Y.Linda Yang: Duck, chartreuse slushee, awesome owner who’s a passionate nerd about food and booze

Wayfare Tavern is one of The 15 Best New American Restaurants in San Francisco.

15. Wayfare Tavern

9.2
558 Sacramento St (at Leidesdorff St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Financial District · 297 tips and reviews

Len G.Len Gilbert: Devils on horseback, lamb shank sandwich, and burger are all fantastic. Chocolate custard for desert.

steven t.steven thorne: Tell the waiter to keep the popovers coming

EaterEater: It’s hard to have a bad time at this frisky FiDi hotspot where solid renditions of Southern and San Francisco classics meet impressive cocktails. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.