San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: November 2016

The San Francisco Top 25 is back to show you why the West Coast is the best coast, and why the home of the Golden Gate Bridge is also a golden key to some of the nation's best restaurants. At No. 1 with a score of 187.05, Epic Roasthouse, also known as EPIC Steak, made an epic jump to the top of the countdown. In our last San Francisco Top 25, this embarcadero steakhouse was No. 11 on the list. How did it manage to take the throne? Probably with its soulful dining options and deep wine list, deeper than the view of the Bay outside its windows. Congratulations to EPIC Steak!

Following close behind is Atelier Crenn at a 186.64 score. This intimate, minimalist French — which, by the way, was named No. 1 on our Top 100 Social Restaurants report this past September — restaurant boasts poetic culinaria. Every dish is a work of art for guests to feel renewed. And speaking of new, we have a newcomer to the Top 25s! Put two hands together for Octavia, brought to life by award-winning Executive Chef Melissa Perello. This neighborhood restaurant elevated with elegance is seasonally driven and focuses on bringing comfort food with a bit of class.

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Epic Roasthouse 187.05  
2 Atelier Crenn 186.64  
3 Quince Restaurant  186.55 Play Video
4 Rich Table 185.97  
5 Market & Rye 185.96  
6 State Bird Provisions 185.9  
7 1601 Bar & Kitchen 185.81  
8 Mouard 185.69  
9 Calavera 185.68  
10 Slanted Door 185.46  
11 Bar Agricole 185.24 Play Video
12 flour + water 185.07  
13 Waterbar 185.02  
14 Salt House 184.8  
15 Cadence 184.7  
16 Saison 184.6  
17 Gary Danko 184.59  
18 AQ 184.39  
19 Coi 183.96  
20 Marlowe 183.66  
21 SPQR 182.73  
22 Frances 182.09  
23 Maven 182.01  
24 B. Patisserie 181.8  
25 Octavia 181.77  

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: 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: 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

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: May 2014

Since January, Bar Agricole and Waterbar have been battling for the No. 1 spot on our San Francisco Foodable Top 25. After flip-flopping the past four months, Waterbar takes the lead for May with a Social Score of 171.51. Interestingly enough, this is a lower score than last month’s, when Bar Agricole topped the list with a 171.92. In May, Bar Agricole drops to No. 5 with a Social Score of 169.83.

Also rounding out the Top 5 this month are Coi at No. 2, AQ at No. 3, State Bird Provisions at No. 4, and Bar Agricole at No. 5. May’s big movers include B. Patisserie and Coqueta, and we welcome two new Foodable 25 first-timers to the list: Quince and Frances.

Check out the full list below!

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Credit: Instagram | katieanderson038

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Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Waterbar 171.51
2 Coi 170.63
3 AQ 170.48
4 State Bird Provisions 169.94
5 Bar Agricole 169.83
6 Epic Roasthouse 169.73
7 Perbacco 167.09
8 Salt House 165.83
9 B. Patisserie 167.82
10 Bar Tartine 164.09
11 Saison 163.56
12 Quince 163.29
13 Hakkasan 163.12
14 Coqueta 162.93
15 Nopa 168.65
16 Atelier Crenn 162.35
17 Barrel House Tavern 162.24
18 SPQR 162.16
19 Slanted Door 161.8
20 South at SFJAZZ 161.39
21 Central Kitchen 161.29
22 Greens Restaurant 161.18
23 Market & Rye 161.07
24 Frances 161.04
25 Twenty Five Lusk 160.96