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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$35 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$43.90 $35

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Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

$84.90 $37

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory

San Francisco

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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Six or Twelve $5 Vouchers for Bottles of Wine at Fat Grape Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Fat Grape Winery

San Francisco

Sample sulfite-free wines made from Californian grapes before purchasing bottles of your own; more than a dozen varietals available

$5 $2.50

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$20 for $40 Worth of Egyptian Cuisine at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

$40 $18

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$55 for a Seafood Meal for Two at Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant (Up to $109.75 Value)

Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant

The Embarcadero

Take in beautiful bay views while spooning up chowder, diving into entrees such as swordfish and clam linguini, and splitting dessert

$109.75 $55

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Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase for Two at Cobb's Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase

Cobb's Comedy Club

A revered comedy club puts local rising stars in the spotlight in monthly showcases starting January 21

$25 $10

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Tao Sushi

Tao Sushi

San Francisco

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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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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$16 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

$30 $16

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$49 for a Fondue Meal with Wine for Up to Four at Melt! ($72 Value)

Melt!

North Beach

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

$72 $49

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Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

$75.98 $45

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$69 for a Three-Course Meal for Two at Sears Fine Food ($81.85 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sears Fine Food

Downtown

Restaurant opened in 1938 envelops guests in old-school ambiance as they dine on steaks, cioppino, and classic American fare

$81.85 $69

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Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 57% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$67 $32

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Urban Mediterranean Cuisine at Palomino (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Palomino

Embarcadero

Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine ranging from lamb empanadas to tuna puttanesca

$50 $30

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Saturday Brunch and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant (Up to 27% Off)

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

SoMa

Huevos rancheros battle waffles for a place on diners’ plates as mimosas liven mornings; also includes fruit and coffee service

$56 $43

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One or Two Bottles of Wine and Reserve Tastings for Two at Wattle Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

$82 $39

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$29 for $50 Worth of Steaks and Seafood at Castagnola's

Castagnola's

Fisherman's Wharf

Italian pastas, seafood such as shellfish stew and steamed crabs, and chophouse dishes such as new york strip and filet mignon steaks

$50 $29

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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

Led by executive chef Shawn Bayless, the culinary savants at at Michelin--recommended](http://www.paulkrestaurant.com/michelin-image.htm) and [_Zagat-praised Paul K modernize Mediterranean dishes in a warmly elegant setting. Servers whisk complimentary black-and-white hummus and cucumber-infused water to white-draped tables as guests scan the dinner menu. A diverse selection of small plates—ideal for sharing or sating a single Lilliputian—includes potato gnocchi, house fries with harissa ketchup, and pomegranate-braised lamb riblets with garlic yogurt. Entrees weave together Greek, Middle Eastern, and European flavors, as well as Armenian touches from owner Paul Kavoksorian's heritage. Meats are pan-seared, grilled, and wine-braised, and mezza platters feature the traditional tastes of kebabs and baba gannouj, as well as unique flourishes such as carrot-mint yogurt. Selections from an import-heavy wine list—with descriptive headings such as "Bottles Full of Bubbles" and "Rich, White Wines Showing Appropriate Restraint"—fill glasses as diners linger, admiring abstract artwork against a slate gray wall in a dining room with red and yellow accents.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the brunch menu proffers sophisticated takes on breakfast dishes—in the form of orange pancakes topped with toasted walnuts and a hash of confit duck and onion salsa— as well as lunch sandwiches, soups, and greens. Sipping a mimosa or maple-bacon-infused bloody mary awakens taste buds, and downing a latte made with espresso or green tea gives diners a morning jolt akin to mistaking the muzzle of a pet tiger for an alarm clock.

199 Gough St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Parada 22: A User’s Guide

Puerto Rican Cuisine | Pitchers of Sangria | Casual, Intimate Space

Sample Menu

  • Entree: roasted pork marinated with garlic, oregano, and sofrito
  • Dessert: coconut flan
  • Beverage: sangria

Behind the Name: Parada 22 is a bus stop in San Juan, the hometown of consulting chef Gloria Pinette.

When to Go: Stop by during happy hour (Monday–Thursday from 4–6 p.m.) for discounts on beers, mixed platters, and pitchers of sangria.

Inside Tip: The restaurant only has 10 tables and doesn’t accept reservations. To avoid long waits, place your order online before arriving.

Vocab Lesson
Picadillo: a Latin American take on hash that typically blends ground beef, tomatoes, and various vegetables and spices.
Tostones: fried slices of unripe plantain; a common side dish in Latin America.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse retro fashions at La Rosa Vintage (1711 Haight Street)—rumored to be burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese’s favorite vintage shop.

After: Sip on a cocktail surrounded by Persian-inspired murals at Zam Zam (1633 Haight Street).

1805 Haight St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Three Faces of B Restaurant and Bar

Inventive Cocktails

B Restaurant is committed to integrating local, seasonal ingredients into their food menu, and you can see the kitchen’s influence on the drink list. Mixologists reach beyond typical barroom ingredients to create experiments that feel downright culinary. Take the sweet and savory Bourbon & Berry, infused with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup, or the Rad Rabbit with rye whiskey, manzanilla sherry, benedictine, and a porter reduction.

Raw Bar

Though the restaurant serves a full menu, the raw bar is a main attraction thanks thanks to its daily selection of oysters available by the half or full dozen. During B Restaurant’s annual outdoor Oyster Bash, attendees can pluck oysters from a rowboat full of ice and then shuck them on a newspaper-covered table stocked with limes, hot sauce, crackers, and corn cobs. If you can’t make it to the Bash, pop in for $1 oysters during happy hour (Tuesday–Friday, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.).

Panoramic Views

Tucked away amid some of downtown’s most distinctive buildings, B Restaurant was built with views in mind, thanks in part to its soaring windows and sunny patio. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the “airy, elegant atrium provides a fitting contrast to commanding architectural icons as diverse as the Contemporary Jewish Museum, historic St. Patrick Church and gleaming Marriott Marquis hotel.” The restaurant’s own stunning, modern design complements SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, also nearby.

720 Howard St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Traditional Italian Cuisine | Wood-Fired Pizzas | Italian and Californian Wines | Gluten-Free Pastas

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: clams sautéed in garlic and white wine with crostini
  • Soup: housemade minestrone prepared daily
  • Entree: grilled teres major steak in a balsamic-vinegar sauce

What to Drink: Pick a bottle from a wine list with more than 100 vintages from Italy, California, Argentina, and Chile.

Where to Sit: Grab a booth facing the front wall of windows in the cozy, canary-yellow dining room.

While You’re Waiting

  • Bask in the aromas of prosciutto and pepperoni wafting out of the wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Dip complimentary bread into olive oil.

Inside Tips

  • Gluten-free pasta is available upon request.
  • Despite the classiness of the low lights and wine bottles, feel free to wear your jeans.

While You’re in the Neighborhood: After dinner, head across the street for a game of pool and a discussion on the merits of Epicureanism at the Philosophers Club (824 Ulloa Street).

33 W Portal Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US

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