After one amazing week in San Francisco, visiting the emblematic districts of the city (Mission District, Haight Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate, Chinatown, Union Square…) and eating in all the places recommended by our friends or guides, here is my selection of 4 yummy restaurants by district :
Nob Hill: Swan Oyster Depot This little restaurant, which does not look special at first glance, has the well-deserved reputation of being the best place in San Francisco to eat seafood. Go there for lunch, since the place closes at 5pm, and I highly advice you to go early, because everyday there is a 1hr line (the restaurant is very small, and can only welcome 20 people sitting at the bar). But the wait is really worth it: the atmosphere is cheerful, and overall, seafood are actually delicious (trust the judgment of a girl raised in Biarritz, one of the best seafood spots in France). I could not try the oysters (damned pregnancy), but my man loved it, and he is an expert. Prices are very reasonable, my mixed seafood salad (with crab, shrimps, clams), which was huuuge, costs 23 dollars. This is the address and the link on Yelp (no website): Swan Oyster Depot 1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 Mission District: Pizzeria Delfina Recommended by all the Mission District guides, it is a trendy nice place to eat (maybe more for lunch). We appreciated the quality of the fresh ingredients, exposed and prepared in front of us.
Pizzas met our expectations: the crust was thin and melty (just how I like it), and one more time the quality of the ingredients made the difference.
I can also recommend for you to try the Bellwether Farm Ricotta Cannoli for dessert, I would damn myself to eat another one!
Address: Pizzeria Delfina 3621 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Chinatown / Union Square: Yank Sing I already talked about this place in my post about Chinatown, but it deserved to be featured again in this article! This restaurant is specialized in Dim Sum: small bite-sized traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. The way it is served is very original (at least, I did not know it): ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables. I recommend that you try the Bao ( a bun filled with meat), and steamed or fried dumplings. The address: Yank Sing 49 Stevenson St. San Francisco Nob Hill: “Top of the Mark” Finally, to have a drink or dine, go to the “Top of the Mark”, an ideal location to get the best 360° view of San Francisco, at the 19th floor of a tower. The bar specialty: a 100 Martinis menu. Address: Top of the Mark 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108 Tomorrow, I will end this San Francisco Chapter with my favorite Vintage Shop in the city. Bye!