San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: August 2015

The eponymous Restaurant Gary Danko makes its way to the No. 1 spot for the first time this month, with a Social Score of 187.83, one of the highest scores we’ve seen in Foodable Top 25 history thus far, topped only by barMASA and Sinatra, both in Las Vegas.

Restaurant Gary Danko, helmed by the James Beard Award winning chef of the same namesake, has been serving up “sophisticated contemporary cuisine” for nearly 17 years in the Wharf area with a nod to New American dishes with an emphasis on California cuisine. Guests can order from a traditional menu or choose to go the tasting menu route, which includes 5 courses for $117 or with a wine pairing experience for $85.

State Bird Provisions, flour + water and b. patisserie all fall down one spot to No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, with a big mover coming in at No. 5: The Slanted Door, which jumped from No. 15. Other big movers this month, for better or worse, include Epic Roasthouse and Coi, with Salt House resurfacing on the list for the first time since back in November 2014.

Check out the full ranking list below!

Roast Maine lobster, potato puree, chanterelle mushrooms, corn, tarragon at Gary Danko  | Yelp, Anthony N.

Roast Maine lobster, potato puree, chanterelle mushrooms, corn, tarragon at Gary Danko | Yelp, Anthony N.

Soft cooked hen egg with artichoke, cardoon, farro, preserved lemon & bottarga at flour + water  | Yelp, Timothy C.

Soft cooked hen egg with artichoke, cardoon, farro, preserved lemon & bottarga at flour + water | Yelp, Timothy C.

Ice cream sandwiches at State Bird Provisions  | Yelp, Diane M.  

Ice cream sandwiches at State Bird Provisions | Yelp, Diane M.
 

Chocolate banana almond croissant at b. patisserie  | Yelp, Jeremy N.

Chocolate banana almond croissant at b. patisserie | Yelp, Jeremy N.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Gary Danko 187.83  
2 State Bird Provisions 187.09  
3 flour + water 186.84  
4 b. patisserie 186.59  
5 Slanted Door 186.43  
6 Acquerello 186.09  
7 Epic Roasthouse 185.90  
8 Atelier Crenn 185.84  
9 Marlowe 185.59  
10 Les Ros Thai 185.34  
11 Wayfare Tavern 185.09  
12 Salt House 185.03  
13 Bar Agricole 184.84 Play Video
14 Aziza 184.62  
15 SPQR 184.09  
16 Market & Rye 183.11  
17 Coi 183.09  
18 Waterbar 181.60  
19 AQ 180.09  
20 Frances 179.13  
21 Maven 178.17  
22 Commonwealth 177.21  
23 Bar Tartine 177.07  
24 Rich Table 176.25  
25 Cotogna 174.33  

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

State Bird Provisions sits tight at No. 1 with a Social Score of 187.17 this month, the highest score we’ve seen in San Francisco yet! Flour + water, which dipped a bit last month, climbs back into the No. 2 spot, while b. patisserie holds it down at No. 3, a ranking spot the European pastry & sandwich shop has seen for quite some time.

Three new restaurants to SF’s Top 25 debut on the list for May, including Lers Ros (which made Top 10 status), Commonwealth, and Cotogna. And three restaurants that have seen the list before, but not in a while (since July or August 2014) also hop onto this month’s rankings: Bar Tartine, Frances and Rich Table, meaning six restaurants from last month were kicked off the list.

Who was this month’s biggest mover?

Check out the full list below!

Cart of seafood provisions at State Bird Provisions | Yelp, Rodney H.  

Cart of seafood provisions at State Bird Provisions | Yelp, Rodney H.
 

Ham & cheese tartine at b. patisserie | Yelp, Jess C.

Ham & cheese tartine at b. patisserie | Yelp, Jess C.

Cappellaci dei briganti with polpettini, mustard greens, spring onion at flour + water | Yelp, Jean Y.

Cappellaci dei briganti with polpettini, mustard greens, spring onion at flour + water | Yelp, Jean Y.

Spot prawn with pole beans, flowering cilantro, lemon flavors at Coi | Yelp, Al L.

Spot prawn with pole beans, flowering cilantro, lemon flavors at Coi | Yelp, Al L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 State Bird Provisions 187.17  
2 flour + water 187.03  
3 b. patisserie 186.91  
4 Coi 186.45  
5 Acquerello 186.21  
6 Atelier Crenn 185.97  
7 Marlowe 184.51  
8 Lers Ros 183.82  
9 Wayfare Tavern 183.71  
10 Bar Agricole 183.33 Play Video
11 Gary Danko 182.95  
12 Aziza 182.57  
13 Market & Rye 182.19  
14 Waterbar 181.81  
15 Slanted Door 181.29  
16 Epic Roasthouse 181.05  
17 Bar Tartine 180.99  
18 AQ 180.67  
19 Frances 178.52  
20 Maven 178.32  
21 Commonwealth 177.73  
22 Rich Table 177.71  
23 SPQR 177.25  
24 Cotogna 175.04  
25 Quince Restaurant 173.12  

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

The San Francisco Top 25 list consists of entirely veterans– meaning all of the restaurants on the list have made it before. There were some major shifts within the list, though.

At No. 1 is Coi, the fine dining restaurant known for its minimalist french small plates, with a social score of 182. Staying at No. 2 is flour + water and also remaining at their November ranks are No. 3. B. Patisserie and No. 4, Bar Agricole.

Some of the notable shifts- include last month's victor, Atelier Crenn drops to No. 6. While, Market & Rye climbs to No. 5 from No. 10. Will next month feature any new SF restaurants? 

Check out the full list below! 

Fall Rose - beet, red endive, walnut, turnip, mints and flowers at Coi  | YELP, Al L. 

Fall Rose - beet, red endive, walnut, turnip, mints and flowers at Coi | YELP, Al L. 

Seared cod with parsnip, brussels sprout, beet & brown butter vinaigrette at flour + water  | YELP, Elena N.

Seared cod with parsnip, brussels sprout, beet & brown butter vinaigrette at flour + water | YELP, Elena N.

Pear Tart at B. Patisserie  | YELP, Megan V. 

Pear Tart at B. Patisserie | YELP, Megan V. 

Fuyu persimmon & cream cheese danish at Bar Agricole  | YELP, Ziyan C. 

Fuyu persimmon & cream cheese danish at Bar Agricole | YELP, Ziyan C. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Coi 182.00  
2 flour + water 180.57  
3 B. Patisserie 180.35  
4 Bar Agricole 180.20 Play Video
5 Market & Rye 179.77  
6 Atelier Crenn 179.63  
7 Epic Roasthouse 179.47  
8 AQ 179.46  
9 SPQR 178.35  
10 Maven 177.98  
11 State Bird Provisions 177.24  
12 Coqueta 176.87  
13 Cafe Terminus 176.50  
14 Salt House 176.13  
15 Waterbar 175.76  
16 Quince Restaurant 172.19  
17 The Cavalier 171.75  
18 Nopa 171.31  
19 Benu 170.87  
20 Perbacco 170.43  
21 South at SJAZZ 169.99  
22 Aziza 169.55  
23 Slanted Door 169.11  
24 Hakkasan 165.44  
25 The Velvet Room 165.08  

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: November 2014

The San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants list this month consists of all familiar names. The social scores of these restaurants are some of the highest of all our cities. 

This month's victor is often in top 10 of the list- Atelier Crenn places at no. 1 with the high social score of 183.84. Following closely behind is flour + water at no. 2 and B. Patisserie leaps from no. 9 to round out this month's top three. 

Some notable movements from last month- October's victor, State Bird Provisions moves to no. 11 and The Velvet Room also drops from no. 16 to hanging on at no. 25 this November. Aziza and Quince Restaurant return after a brief hiatus.

Will any new restaurants break into the list in December? 

Check out the full list below! 

Carrot cake from Atelier Crenn  | YELP, Steph L. 

Carrot cake from Atelier Crenn | YELP, Steph L. 

Slow baked halibut with sea beans and soy beans at flour + water  | YELP, Truc D. 

Slow baked halibut with sea beans and soy beans at flour + water | YELP, Truc D. 

Strawberry Pistachio Cake at B. Patisserie  | YELP, Tina N. 

Strawberry Pistachio Cake at B. Patisserie | YELP, Tina N. 

Raw albacore tuna at Bar Agricole  | YELP, Patty O. 

Raw albacore tuna at Bar Agricole | YELP, Patty O. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Atelier Crenn 183.84
2 flour + water 183.09
3 B. Patisserie 182.84
4 Bar Agricole 182.87
5 AQ 182.23
6 Coi 182.09
7 Epic Roasthouse 181.88
8 SPQR 181.59
9 Maven 181.38
10 Market & Rye 181.27
11 State Bird Provisions 179.73
12 Coqueta 179.35
13 Cafe Terminus 179.03
14 Salt House 178.90
15 Waterbar 170.18
16 Quince Restaurant 168.83
17 The Cavalier 167.92
18 Nopa 166.46
19 Benu 166.37
20 Perbacco 165.73
21 South at SJAZZ 165.00
22 Aziza 164.93
23 Slanted Door 164.27
24 Hakkasan 162.81
25 The Velvet Room 162.09

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

If you’ve been following along with our Foodable Top 25 San Francisco Restaurants, you might be expecting Waterbar to be July’s frontrunner. That’s because, since January, Bar Agricole and Waterbar have been flip-flopping each month at No. 1. However, for the first time, Perbacco is taking over with a Social Score of 173.12. Bar Agricole drops to No. 5 and Waterbar weighs in at No. 3. Also rounding out the Top 5 are Atelier Crenn (No. 3) and AQ (No. 4). 

We welcome flour + water to the list for the first time, and La Urbana and Market + Rye both jump back on the list from previous months (January and May, respectively).

A sexy venue lined with exposed brick, Perbacco is rooted in the old traditions of Italy “with a refreshing modern feel and attitude.” Cuisine inspiration is pulled from Italy’s Piemonte and Liguria regions, with a slight French influence. The kitchen, helmed by Chef Staffan Terje, who co-owns the fine dine concept with Umberto Gibin, revolves around seasonal, ingredient-driven dishes. In fact, the menu changes daily

Check out the full list below!

Lamb Pappardelle, Perbacco  | Instagram

Lamb Pappardelle, Perbacco | Instagram

Langaroli: Pasta filled with Brasato of Short Ribs and Porcini Mushrooms with Truffle Butter, Perbacco  | Instagram

Langaroli: Pasta filled with Brasato of Short Ribs and Porcini Mushrooms with Truffle Butter, Perbacco | Instagram

Capicollo Arrosto, Perbacco  | Instagram

Capicollo Arrosto, Perbacco | Instagram

Salted Dark Chocolate Bonet, Almond Cake, Golden Caramel Grapes, Honeycomb, Vanilla Cream, Perbacco  | Instagram

Salted Dark Chocolate Bonet, Almond Cake, Golden Caramel Grapes, Honeycomb, Vanilla Cream, Perbacco | Instagram

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Perbacco 173.12
2 Atelier Crenn 172.61
3 Waterbar 171.38
4 AQ 170.56
5 Bar Agricole 170.11
6 Nopa 169.66
7 B. Patisserie 169.33
8 State Bird Provisions 169.30
9 Maven 169.30
10 Kokkari Estiatorio 169.17
11 SPQR 168.93
12 Coi 168.88
13 Frances 168.46
14 Aziza 168.46
15 Bar Tartine 168.30
16 Salt House 167.88
17 Epic Roasthouse 167.20
18 Benu 166.36
19 Rich Table 165.94
20 flour + water 165.82
21 South at SFJAZZ 165.30
22 Saison 165.10
23 La Urbana 165.09
24 Quince Restaurant 164.26
25 Market + Rye 164.09