San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

The San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants list has returned, with a great grouping of both new and veteran list members. This month, the innovative French Atelier Crenn took top billing, moving up from its previous No. 10 spot to take the top honors. The restaurant is joined in the top three by modern Vietnamese eatery The Slanted Door at No. 2 and Oakland's Oaxacan restaurant Calavera at No. 3.

Newcomers to the list include No. 9 Cadence, No. 10 Mourad, No. 15 Lord Stanley, and No. 17 Ninebark.

Coi and SPQR also returned to the list after a several month absence.

Check out the full list below! 

Free Range Chicken at Salt House  | Facebook

Free Range Chicken at Salt House | Facebook

Baby Turnips at Ninebark  | Facebook

Baby Turnips at Ninebark | Facebook

Seafood Platter at Bar Agricole  | Facebook

Seafood Platter at Bar Agricole | Facebook

Mixed Cauliflower at Slanted Door  | Facebook

Mixed Cauliflower at Slanted Door | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Atelier Crenn 185.46  
2 Slanted Door 184.93  
3 Calavera 184.89  
4 Bar Agricole 184.71 Play Video
5 Salt House 184.44  
6 EPIC Roasthouse 183.72  
7 1601 Bar & Kitchen 183.71  
8 flour + water 183.49  
9 Cadence 183.47  
10 Mourad 183.46  
11 Waterbar 183.45  
12 Gary Danko 182.53  
13 State Bird Provisions 182.49  
14 Scotland Yard 182.38  
15 Lord Stanley 182.31  
16 Marlowe 182.11  
17 Ninebark 181.78  
18 b. patisserie 181.72  
19 Acquerello 181.69  
20 Bon Marché Brasserie 181.55  
21 Aziza 181.41  
22 Coi 181.33  
23 Maven 180.96  
24 Market & Rye 180.76  
25 SPQR 180.69  

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: October 2014

The competition in the San Francisco dining scene is fierce. This month's SF Top 25 Restaurants is made up of entirely familiar Top 25 restaurant veterans. 

State Bird Provisions with a 182.88 social score, which is one of the highest of all of our Top 25 restaurants, snags the no. 1 spot. Bar Agricole is right behind at no. 2 and the Top 25 restaurant veteran, Epic Roasthouse climbs from no. 7 last month to placing in the top three this October. 

Three new restaurants from last month are continuing to create a social buzz this month- with The Velvet Room moving up to no. 16, St. Vincent Tavern and Wine Merchant placing at no. 23, and Picco holding on at no. 24.

Check out the full list below!

Japanese egg custard with bacon at State Bird Provisions  | YELP, Rodney H. 

Japanese egg custard with bacon at State Bird Provisions | YELP, Rodney H. 

Salmon with tomato, shelling beans, green beans & basil at Bar Agricole  | YELP, Tomomi K. 

Salmon with tomato, shelling beans, green beans & basil at Bar Agricole | YELP, Tomomi K. 

Dungeness crab cake benedict at Epic Roasthouse  | YELP, Jen W.

Dungeness crab cake benedict at Epic Roasthouse | YELP, Jen W.

Chicken dish from the Velvet Room  | YELP, Leah C. 

Chicken dish from the Velvet Room | YELP, Leah C. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 State Bird Provisions 182.88
2 Bar Agricole 181.92
3 Epic Roasthouse 179.62
4 AQ 179.32
5 flour + water 178.93
6 SPQR 178.35
7 Market & Rye 177.81
8 Atelier Crenn 177.52
9 B. Patisserie 176.62
10 Coi 174.92
11 Salt House 174.29
12 Maven 173.93
13 Coqueta 172.40
14 Cafe Terminus 170.02
15 The Cavalier 168.83
16 The Velvet Room 167.66
17 Nopa 167.64
18 Perbacco 167.29
19 South at SJAZZ 166.40
20 Slanted Door 164.71
21 Waterbar 164.62
22 Hakkasan 163.83
23 St. Vincent Tavern and Wine Merchant 163.73
24 Picco 162.84
25 Benu 162.19