San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: July 2017

Foodable’s San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants list is back! And Bay area foodies have seven reasons to rejoice, because that’s how many new restaurants have made the list this ranking.

Although we have seen some of the Top 25 veterans, like AQ close its doors earlier this year, we are seeing some other Foodable Top 25 favorites making some moves on this month’s ranking. We are also seeing some new restaurants make the list that are from some of the most renowned restaurant groups in the country.

Quince Restaurant returns to the top three on the ranking, but this time the restaurant takes the coveted No. 1 spot. The restaurant serves Italian and French dishes with seasonal ingredients from Northern California.

At No. 2, we have another Top 25 veteran, flour + water, an Italian restaurant in the mission district that jumps from its previous ranking of No. 12. Then at No. 3, the world famous restaurant Atelier Crenn, known for Chef Dominique Crenn’s innovative modernist cuisine drops from No. 2.

As for the fresh meat, the upscale Cockscomb known for its meat-centric California fare makes its debut at the impressive No. 5 spot. Close behind at No. 6 is the French bistro Petit Marlowe, whose sister restaurant Marlowe is a Top 25 veteran. Another new restaurant at No. 8 is Petit Crenn, a French bistro that is another culinary gem by Chef Crenn. The Thai restaurant, Kin Khao joins the list at No. 14. We also welcome Old Kan Beer & Co., Barcha and Del Popolo to our list this July.

Check out the rest of the San Fran restaurants guests can’t get enough of below!

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  1. Quince Restaurant | VIDEO | 186.55
  2. flour + water | 185.92 
  3. Atelier Crenn | 185.91 
  4. Saison | 185.61 
  5. Cockscomb | 185.46 
  6. Petit Marlowe | 185.39 
  7. State Bird Provisions | 185.23 
  8. Petit Crenn | 185.13 
  9. Gary Danko | 184.6 
  10. Bar Agricole | VIDEO | 184.59
  11. Slanted Door | 184.12 
  12. Salt House | 183.69 
  13. Cotogna | 183.66 
  14. Kin Khao | 183.41 
  15. Waterbar | 183.33 
  16. Marlowe | 181.46 
  17. Market & Rye | 181.44 
  18. Epic Roasthouse | 180.56 
  19. Maven | 180.56 
  20. B. Patisserie | 180.34 
  21. Old Kan Beer & Co. | 180.29 
  22. Barcha | 180.25 
  23. Del Popolo | 180.23 
  24. Rich Table | 180.21 
  25. 1601 Bar & Kitchen | 180.12

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Some major shifts occurred on this month’s San Francisco Top 25 List! Notably, State Bird Provisions jumped from No. 11 to No. 1 and the Slanted Door moved up a whopping twenty places from No. 23 to No. 3. 

In addition to these major shifts, two old favorites made a reappearance, the Boxing Room, which hasn’t graced the list since September and Saison which hasn't numbered in the top 25 since July.

The list also saw three newcomers this month: Acquerello debuted at No. 5, Wayfare Tavern clocked in at No. 8 and Gary Danko entered the list at No. 10 – an overall impressive ranking for all three new arrivals. 

Check out the full list below!

The Slanted Door's Hamachi  | Yelp, Autumn 

The Slanted Door's Hamachi | Yelp, Autumn 

Calamari at Wayfare Tavern  | Yelp, Zoey W.

Calamari at Wayfare Tavern | Yelp, Zoey W.

Gary Danko's Seared Filet  | Yelp, Faust T.

Gary Danko's Seared Filet | Yelp, Faust T.

Lobster Panzerotti at Acquerello  | Yelp, Summer Y

Lobster Panzerotti at Acquerello | Yelp, Summer Y

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 State Bird Provisions 185.83  
2 B. Patisserie 185.82  
3 Slanted Door 184.84  
4 Coi 184.22  
5 Acquerello 183.87  
6 Atelier Crenn 183.84  
7 flour + water 183.19  
8 Wayfare Tavern 181.27  
9 Bar Agricole 181.13 Play Video
10 Gary Danko 180.83  
11 Aziza 180.17  
12 Market & Rye 180.10  
13 Waterbar 179.73  
14 Marlowe 178.37  
15 Epic Roasthouse 178.04  
16 AQ 177.01  
17 SPQR 175.98  
18 Maven 171.89  
19 Quince Restaurant 170.98  
20 Boxing Room 170.88 Play Video
21 The Cavalier 170.62  
22 Nopa 170.26  
23 Benu 169.90  
24 Saison 169.63  
25 Perbacco 169.54  

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: February 2014

Hanging in the Top 3 since we launched San Francisco’s #Foodable25 is Bar Agricole, now at No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, January’s No. 1, Waterbar, slips to No. 4. Two restaurants – Epic Roasthouse and Bar Tartine – make a first appearance on a Foodable Top 25 ranking this month with impressive Top 10 spots. Hakkasan makes a notable jump from No. 25 to No. 10, and Coqueta and South at SFJAZZ both fall to the bottom of the list.

Congrats to Nopa and Boxing Room, both of which made #Foodable25 status for the first time. We welcome AQ and Cafe Terminus back onto the list after falling off last month.

Bar Agricole is an obvious top runner, as chosen by San Francisco diners on social based on data  pulled from the Restaurant Social Media Index (to get a better understanding of how restaurants are ranked, please click here.) Bar Agricole’s menu is composed of dishes with ingredients sourced from a group of organic, Biodynamic farms. Its bar program offers a bevy of freshly made cocktails, and its space is simple, clean-cut and refined, perhaps an ode to the main star: the food.

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Bar Agricole

Photo Credit: Bar Agricole

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Bar Agricole 168.77
2 State Bird Provisions 168.19
3 Coi 167.92
4 Waterbar 167.29
5 Saison 166.31
6 Atelier Crenn 166.12
7 Epic Roasthouse 165.93
8 Bar Tartine 162.93
9 Hard Water 162.09
10 Hakkasan 161.98
11 Michael Mina 161.88
12 Barrel House Tavern 161.25
13 AQ 160.99
14 Slanted Door 160.98
15 Nopa 160.83
16 SPQR 160.21
17 Central Kitchen 158.52
18 Market & Rye 156.68
19 B. Patisserie 156.05
20 Salt House 154.92
21 Cafe Terminus 154.91
22 Boxing Room 153.94
23 Coqueta 153.58
24 South at SFJAZZ 153.19
25 Stones Throw 151.46

You can check out past rankings for San Francisco here:
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013

 

 
 

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: January 2014

Our San Francisco numbers are in! Based on consumer social sentiment and influence data that’s tracked from our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index, we compile #Foodable25 rankings on a monthly basis at the end of each month in order to accurately track data from the full month prior. January’s data is shaking things up in SF, with State Bird Provisions – who have held the No. 1 spot on our list for the first two rankings – falling to No. 2. Waterbar, which has been sneaking up the list, makes its way to the top. Bar Agricole remains in the Top 3. 

Waterbar has been slowly climbing up the rankings – from No. 6 to No. 4, and now, No. 1 – and it’s no surprise. This “restaurant with a view,” located on the Embarcadero, specializes in fresh, seasonal, sustainable seafood. According to Waterbar, “preparations are unpretentious, soulful and elegant.” As for social influence, the restaurant has an active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, depicting tons of #foodporn and behind-the-scenes shots.

Taking a bit of a hit are Coqueta, falling seven spots to No. 14; La Urbana, from No. 8 to No. 19; and Stones Throw, from No. 11 to No. 20. Cafe Terminus and AQ both fell off the list completely for January. New to the list for the first time are South at SFJAZZ and Hard Water, which both made it into the Top 10.

Check out which other San Francisco restaurants made it in the Top 25 in the list below!

Raw Bar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Raw Bar | Photo Credit: Instagram

King Salmon Pastrami | Photo Credit: Instagram

King Salmon Pastrami | Photo Credit: Instagram

Yellowtail Jack Spring Rolls | Photo Credit: Instagram

Yellowtail Jack Spring Rolls | Photo Credit: Instagram

Spring Onion Soup with Caviar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Spring Onion Soup with Caviar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Waterbar 168.71
2 State Bird Provisions 168.12
3 Bar Agricole 168.02
4 Saison 167.93
5 The Slanted Door 165.42
6 Coi 163.09
7 South at SFJAZZ 163.09
8 Michael Mina 162.13
9 Atelier Crenn 161.12
10 Hard Water 161.09
11 Barrel House Tavern 160.99
12 Central Kitchen 159.83
13 B. Patisserie 159.18
14 Coqueta 158.84
15 COCO500 158.54
16 Bourbon Steak 157.89
17 The Cavalier 157.25
18 Delfina 156.6
19 La Urbana 155.55
20 Stones Throw 155.43
21 Salt House 154.09
22 Market & Rye 154.09
23 Saxon + Parole 151.29
24 SPQR 151.22
25 Hakkasan 150.93
 
 

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: December 2013

San Francisco has outdone itself again this month. The second month of Bay Area restaurant rankings, the city has maintained the highest social score of any other city throughout every month we've tracked #Foodable25 lists. Also consistent this month is State Bird Provisions at No. 1. As we stated last month, SBP was named Best New Restaurant of 2013 and has received high praise from Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and a handful of other notable publications for its creative dishes and customer service.

Bar Agricole and Saison both stayed in the Top 3 this month, but have flip-flopped positions. Though there were some big shifts within the list – COCO500 fell from No. 8 to No. 14 and Salt House fell out of the Top 10 to No. 21 – all restaurants from November managed to stay in the list for December, something that doesn't happen very often, showing that San Franciscans are consistent and loyal restaurant goers.

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: State Bird Provisions

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 State Bird Provisions 171.03
2 Bar Agricole 169.22
3 Saison 167.47
4 Waterbar 166.09
5 Slanted Door 163.52
6 Michael Mina 160.93
7 Coqueta 160.83
8 La Urbana 160.73
9 Barrel House Tavern 159.84
10 Atelier Crenn 159.63
11 Stones Throw 158.52
12 Central Kitchen 156.09
13 B. Patisserie 156.09
14 COCO500 155.43
15 Bourbon Steak 154.47
16 The Cavalier 153.66
17 Delfina 152.85
18 Hakkasan 152.04
19 Coi 151.23
20 SPQR 150.99
21 Salt House 150.93
22 Market & Rye 150.42
23 Saxon + Parole 149.61
24 Cafe Terminus 148.8
25 AQ 147.99