Restaurants in San Francisco

$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

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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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$49 for a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Cafe Bastille ($70 Value)

Cafe Bastille

Downtown

Three-course dinner for two includes soup or salad, a French special, and a dessert

$70 $49

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$59 for a Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two at Radio Africa & Kitchen ($100 Value)

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

Long-time chef brings together Ethiopian, African, and Mediterranean influences to a seasonal menu

$100 $59

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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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$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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Crab Meal for Two or Four at Fishermen's Grotto (Up to 53% Off)

Fishermen's Grotto

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Restaurant serves whole Dungeness crabs, salads or chowder, and dessert at a Fisherman’s Wharf landmark

$100.90 $49

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Dungeness-Crab Dinner for Two, Four, or Six with Dessert at Capurro's (Up to 56% Off)

Capurro's

Fisherman's Wharf

Soup, salad, or helpings of pasta accompany two entire dungeness crabs with housemade desserts to finish; ideal for holiday get-togethers

$87.90 $45

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 48% 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 $29

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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 54% 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 $39

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$40 $20

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One- or Two-Day Healthy, Gourmet Meal Plan for One or Two People at Lite Bite

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

$29.50 $28

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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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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 46% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $27

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$25 for $50 Towards Brunch for Two or More at The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant

South Beach

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

$50 $24

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$33 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

$25 $11

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Kezar Pub (Up to 42% Off)

Kezar Pub

The Haight

Across from the 49ers’ old stadium, guests watch sports while dining on burgers, wings, and Irish pub food such as bangers ‘n’ mash

$30 $18

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

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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

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

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

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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