For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Silver Creek Dining Room for American-style cuisine.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Be sure to check out Silver Creek Dining Room's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Silver Creek Dining Room's complimentary wifi.
Drive to Silver Creek Dining Room and find parking in the area.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Silver Creek Dining Room s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Silver Creek Dining Room, and they're waiting to serve you!
At Silver Creek Dining Room you can find great American food at any time of the day.
Don't rush your way through the lunch hour! Stop by McDonald's for a fast and tasty burger.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at McDonald's.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to McDonald's for a group meal.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at McDonald's.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
McDonald's serves up tasty burgers at a quick pace, so stop by today and enjoy a great meal.
When you need a quick and tasty meal, stop by McDonald's and pick up some great eats.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at High Five Pizza Co. — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at High Five Pizza Co.
Cheer on your favorite team at High Five Pizza Co., a local restaurant with TVs.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
For comfortable outdoor service, High Five Pizza Co. sets up a seasonal patio.
Your large group can all sit together at High Five Pizza Co.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
If time is of the essence, this pizzeria's take-out option may be a better fit.
Through their catering service, High Five Pizza Co. can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Heading to High Five Pizza Co. for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
High Five Pizza Co. is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Deep pockets not required! High Five Pizza Co. takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Convenience is essential at High Five Pizza Co., and food is served from morning until night.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? High Five Pizza Co. is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at High Five Pizza Co.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from High Five Pizza Co.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from High Five Pizza Co.?
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Panda Express in San Jose is sure to hit the spot.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Panda Express, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Panda Express.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Panda Express, where dress code calls for business casual.
Can't get enough of Panda Express' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Panda Express.
So whether you're a fried rice fanatic or just dig a great dumpling, keep Panda Express in mind for all your Chinese food favorites.
Find the perfect pairing for your next sandwich at Subway — this shop thrives on fine meat and fresh bread.
The chefs at Subway have created a menu that is filled with low-fat, vegan and gluten-free options.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Subway also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Subway.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Subway's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
Stop making your own measly sandwiches at home and taste the succulent masterpieces at Subway.
Perfect for those warm summer days, Baskin-Robbins serves ice cream by the cone or cup.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Baskin-Robbins.
Not to be overlooked is Baskin-Robbins' no-charge wifi.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
When you have a hankering for some ice cream, make your way over to the highly-rated Baskin-Robbins.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
When you live in a city with so much scenery, eating inside can feel a bit stifling. Here are five beautiful restaurant patios in San Francisco that allow you to order in the great outdoors.
Mission Rock Resort (817 Terry Francois Blvd.)
The restaurant group that owns South Park staples MoMo’s, Pedro’s Cantina, and Pete’s Tavern overhauled Mission Rock Resort in late 2012. Now, it’s a bayside escape with plenty of deck seating, calming ocean views, and easy parking. Try bites from the raw bar or fried seafood for lunch, brunch, or happy hour.
Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.)
The most popular tables at this Mission stalwart are in the romantic covered patio. In the evening, artsy or retro flicks are projected on the patio wall while sound can be played through drive-in–style speakers at each table. The movies, however, are a secondary draw compared to the Californian-Mediterranean food.
Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero S)
Waterbar is a perennial Top 100 restaurant, so you can bet on some memorable seafood with views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and the Bay Lights—not to mention $1.25 oysters every day before 5:30 pm.
Bar Agricole (355 11th St.)
Opened by a collective of the city’s best bartenders and sommeliers, Bar Agricole is led by master drink maker Thad Vogler. Unsurprisingly, its cocktails are just as good as its seasonal food. The space’s award-winning design features plenty of redwood, concrete, and glass, plus a spacious patio that’s covered and heated during the winter months.
Biergarten (424 Octavia St.)
Biergarten takes its name literally—its only seating is outdoors, where all of its Bavarian-style street food is served from shipping containers converted into a kitchen and bar. Brews can be ordered by the half- or full-liter, but considering the long lines, it’s best to get the larger of the two before you squeeze into one of the communal picnic tables.
Photos courtesy of Mission Rock Resort, Foreign Cinema, Waterbar, and Bar Agricole; Biergarten photo courtesy of BarFlySF.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.