Food & Drink in San Francisco

$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

Delivered Organic Produce

$33 $17

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$4 $4

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Four-Course Meal for Two or Four at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel (Up to 33% Off)

Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel

Downtown

Four-course menu with choice of appetizer, entree, side, & dessert; options include miso-glazed sea bass with shitake bamboo rice

$100 $69

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 1 or 2 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

Fort Mason Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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Contemporary Japanese Cuisine or Whiskey at Nihon Whisky Lounge (Up to 40% Off)

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$50 $30

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration at Jonas on Hyde

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 $5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

$5 $5

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2014 Sonoma Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Sonoma Passport (Up to 66% Off)

Sonoma Passport

Access to free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at more than 30 Sonoma County wineries

$59 $23

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$2 Buys You A Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill At Taqueria Zorro at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

For $2, receive a coupon for $2 buys you a coupon for 25% off your bill at taqueria zorro

$0 $2

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Your Total In Store Purchase Of Selected Wines at Enoteca Vino Nostro/Italian Wine Shop

Enoteca Vino Nostro

San Francisco

For $4, receive a coupon for 15% off your total in-store purchase of selected wines.

$4 $4

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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$10 for "Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy" Show at The Shelton Theater (Up to $20 Value)

The Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

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Ever-changing roster of stand-up comics promises laughs

$20 $10

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Three-Course Cal-Asian Dinner Show for Two at AsiaSF (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

AsiaSF

SoMa

Glamorous transgender divas serve Malaysian diver scallops and filet mignon, and perform professionally choreographed dance numbers

$76 $45

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

$10 $6

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

$61.50 $39

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Gelato Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

$9.75 $9.75

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 41% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $33

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$28 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$40 $28

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Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide

Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch
  • Side: new england clam chowder
  • Beverage: iced caffe mocha

About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli.

From the Press

  • “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate
  • “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal
  • “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly

Inside Tips

  • Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go.
  • Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly.
  • To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot.

Vocab Lesson
Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings.

After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.

5017 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,
CA
US

Handlery Hotels: A User’s Guide

Recently Renovated | Exclusively Smoke-Free Rooms | Dog Friendly | San Francisco and San Diego | Conveniently Located

Where to Stay: Some Premier Section rooms include a balcony or patio with city views.

When to Go: Don't worry about being away from home during a holiday, as Handlery helps guests celebrate with trick-or-treating at the front desk on Halloween, goode-filled stockings on Christmas Eve, and even a red envelope with some money enclosed on Chinese New Year.

Inside Tips

  • Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and a fruit basket, along with a room upgrade if available.
  • You can opt for a special package, such as the Romance in the City special at the San Francisco location that includes parking, champagne, and chocolate, or the SeaWorld special in San Diego that includes two tickets to the aquatic attraction for adults and complimentary breakfast for kids.
  • Guests can bring their dogs for an additional fee of $25 per day. A portion of that fee goes toward the SPCA.
  • All rooms are free of cigarette and dragon smoke.

Sampling of Amenities

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fitness room
  • Babysitting services
  • Business center
  • Same-day laundry

While You’re in the Neighborhood
San Francisco: The hotel's conveniently across the street from shopping and entertainment pillar Union Square and about a half-mile walk from Chinatown. But it's also near hidden gems such as Local Edition (691 Market Street), a newspaper-themed bar tucked away in the basement of the Hearst Building.
San Diego: It's less than 4 miles away from Balboa Park (1549 El Prado), where you can visit San Diego Zoo, 17 museums, and dozens of other attractions for a fee. But Balboa Park also offers free events, such as tours of its historical grounds.

351 Geary St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Pisco Latin Lounge: A User's Guide

Peruvian Small Plates | Classic Pisco Punch | Extensive Wine List | Gluten-Free Menu

Sample Menu

  • Ceviche a la peruana with hamachi and sweet-potato chips
  • Quinoa risotto balls with romesco salsa
  • Parrillada platter with churrasco, lamb lollipops, and pork belly
  • Pisco Punch with pineapple gomme and macerated pineapple

The Name: Pisco is a Peruvian grape brandy, popularized in San Francisco for its use in sweet punches.

The Chef: James Schenk’s mother is originally from Peru, and he draws on that culture to create menus at Pisco Latin Lounge and Destino, the larger restaurant next door.

Awards and Accolades

  • The nation’s first dedicated pisco bar, according to Examiner.com
  • Praised by Zagat for its “strong, innovative cocktails”
  • Named one of the Top 10 Lounge Restaurants in the city by Gayot

Vocab Lesson
Churrascaria: Brazilian-style barbecuing where the meat is skewered and cooked over an open flame or on a grill; the meat itself is called churrasco.
Gomme syrup: a simple-syrup-like mixture of sugar, water, and gum arabic, commonly used as a sweetener in mixed drinks.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse mid-century furnishings, collectibles, and apparel at Stuff (150 Valencia Street).

After: Belt out tunes at The Mint karaoke lounge (1942 Market Street).

1817 Market St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Ramp Restaurant: A User’s Guide

California-Style Beach Cuisine | Waterside Dining | Weekend Salsa Dancing | Rotating Happy Hour Menu | Established 1950

Sample Meals

  • Lunch: mussels and clams with chorizo, spinach, white wine, and shallots
  • Evening appetizer: tri-tip skewers with mushrooms, bell peppers, and au jus
  • Brunch: ramp corned-beef hash with pasilla peppers and Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Summer barbecue: classic cheeseburger with barbecue beans

A Bit of History: The Ramp wasn’t even serving food when it started in 1950—well, not the human kind anyway. That’s because it was just a bait shop. Eventually, it acquired its first food-related piece of equipment, a hot-dog machine, to service the boatyard next door. Since then, it’s expanded the menu considerably and, due to a large bayside patio, has become a staple of waterside dining in Mission Bay.

Where to Sit: Grab a plastic patio chair at one of the old wooden tables equipped with a shade umbrella.

When to Go: Head in Saturday for brunch followed by salsa dancing with live musicians (May—October). Otherwise, head in for a rotating lineup of specially priced dishes, such as oysters on the half shell, and drinks during happy hour every Monday—Friday from 4:30pm until 7pm.

While You’re Waiting

  • Enjoy views of the Central Basin and Potrero Point.
  • Count the fishing boats on the water or the music notes coming from the band’s horns.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Test your sea legs with a cruise under the Bay Bridge and past Alcatraz with Ruby Sailing (855 Terry A Francois Boulevard)

After: Dance into the night with salsa and tango at Cafe Cocomo (650 Indiana Street)

855 Terry Francois St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Old Clam House: A User’s Guide

Since 1861 | One of SF’s Oldest | Classic Seafood Dishes | Popular Cioppino

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: crispy Dungeness crab cakes
  • Entree: clambake cioppino with four kinds of shellfish, calamari, and fish
  • Dessert: chocolate-truffle mousse cake
  • Specialty cocktail: Fish Bait—peach whiskey, orange juice, and peach nectar

History: Legend has it that when the eatery originally opened, as The Oakdale Bar and Clam House, the structure stood completely on the water—until the earthquake in 1906 filled the Bay. Since then, the restaurant’s gone through many changes, yet still stands on the same ground, making it SF’s oldest restaurant still operating in its original location. When the current owners took over, they renovated the interior, yet kept the menu’s most-loved dishes, such as the cioppino and the cup of hot clam broth that greets each diner upon arrival.

While You’re Waiting

  • Have a seat at the bar, which stands in the restaurant’s original structure, and see if you can conjure up the ghost of someone who voted for Abe Lincoln.
  • Check out the old-timey photos; many are of the restaurant in its earliest days.

Inside Tip: Try the clam chowder; it’s made with a recipe from The Oakdale Bar and Clam, dating back to the late 1800s.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Find some new place settings at the Heritage House Tableware show room (2190 Palou Avenue), where more than 1,900 patterns are on display.

After: See what’s in season at the Bayshore Farmers Market (300 Bayshore Boulevard).

299 Bay Shore Blvd.
San Francisco,
CA
US

Colibri Mexican Bistro: A User’s Guide

Fresh Mexican Cuisine | Local Ingredients | 1900s Cantina | Tapas-Style Plates | 300+ Tequilas

Sample Menu

  • Starter: guacamole prepared tableside to your spice specifications
  • Entree: chicken with mole poblano made of chilies, nuts, and chocolate
  • Dessert: churros filled with caramel cream and served with ice cream

What to Drink: Zagat reviewers rave about the Macho Margarita, which blends sweet and spicy thanks to the addition of muddled jalapeños.

Where to Sit: Try to land one of the plush booths and avoid the tables near the open kitchen—a high-traffic zone.

While You’re Waiting: Head to the bar area and watch the 1940s Latin film clips playing on the TVs.

The Vibe: Classic Spanish paintings adorn gold and red walls, and uniquely shaped tequila bottles punctuate a space that’s reminiscent of Mexico City restaurants in the early 1900s.

Vocab Lesson
Mole: there are many regional varieties of this rich sauce, but chilies, spices, and mexican chocolate are the most common ingredients. It’s typically served atop poultry or pork.

  • Colibri: Spanish for "hummingbird."

How to Get There: Colibri's location in the heart of the Theatre District means traffic and parking can be problematic. However, the Powell Street BART Station is just a couple blocks away.

438 Geary St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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