San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: October 2015

In this month’s San Francisco ranking, pulled from Foodable Labs’ October data, no restaurant is safe. With four new establishments joining the list — three of which are new to the area — the ranking order is completely mixed up from last month. The only restaurant that held onto the same spot is State Bird Provisions at No. 2.

After over a year of struggling in the bottom-half of Foodable’s San Francisco Top 25, Waterbar claws its way back to No. 1 with a Social Score of 185.45. Last month’s frontrunner, the eponymous Gary Danko, tumbles to No. 9.

Joining the Top 25 for the first time this month, we welcome 1601 Bar & Kitchen, a restaurant specializing in contemporary Sri Lanka cuisine that was named a Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” for both 2015 and 2014; Scotland Yard, a New American gastropub and lounge located in the Marina District; Calavera, an Oakland-based Mexican kitchen and agave bar; and Bon Marché Brasserie, nestled on Market Street.

Who else made the list? Check out the full ranking below!

Cornmeal fried oysters at Waterbar  | Instagram, @waterbarsf  

Cornmeal fried oysters at Waterbar | Instagram, @waterbarsf
 

"Grilled cheese" at State Bird Provisions  | Instagram, @statebirdprovisions

"Grilled cheese" at State Bird Provisions | Instagram, @statebirdprovisions

King crab legs and gnocchi at EPIC Steak  | Instagram, @EPICSteak

King crab legs and gnocchi at EPIC Steak | Instagram, @EPICSteak

Shrimp & chive dumplings at Slanted Door  | Instagram, @slanteddoor

Shrimp & chive dumplings at Slanted Door | Instagram, @slanteddoor

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Waterbar 185.45  
2 State Bird Provisions 185.40  
3 EPIC Steak 185.28  
4 The Slanted Door 185.19  
5 Salt House 184.97  
6 flour + water 184.57  
7 1601 Bar & Kitchen 184.27  
8 Wayfare Tavern 183.66  
9 Gary Danko 183.64  
10 Atelier Crenn 183.57  
11 Les Ros Thai 183.49  
12 Market & Rye 183.47  
13 Scotland Yard 183.29  
14 Bar Agricole 182.72 Play Video
15 Acquerello 182.47  
16 Aziza 182.25  
17 Calavera 182.09  
18 SPQR 181.78  
19 Frances 181.54  
20 Marlowe 181.45  
21 b. patisserie 181.42  
22 Bon Marché Brasserie 181.37  
23 Coi 180.84  
24 Maven 180.27  
25 AQ 179.90  

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: 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: 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
 
 

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: November 2013

We’re pleased to announce our premier San Francisco edition of our monthly Foodable Top 25 list. It’s about time we showed some west coast love! In addition to our already existing Chicago, New York and Miami #Foodable25 rankings, we will be rolling out two more cities in December, so stay tuned!

Coming in at No. 1 is State Bird Provisions with a Social Score of 169.91, the highest social score we’ve seen throughout our entire #Foodable25 rankings so far by 29.41 points! Needless to say, the Bay Area’s foodie scene is thriving. Named Best New Restaurant of 2013, State Bird Provisions has received tons of acclaim from both local and national sources, including Bon Appetit and the New York Times, and we see why. Boasting high quality creative food, meaningful service and a personal touch on its social platforms, SBP is knocking it out of the Bay. In fact, according to an October 16th Facebook post, the restaurant became booked through the next 60 days. If that’s not consumer love, then we don’t know what is.

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

Unlike many other lists, these rankings are not hand-selected or editor-picked favorites. The organic data, pulled from our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) measures consumer sentiment and restaurant influence based on a local consumer set tracked throughout 17 social platforms. (You can read a more extensive version of how the RSMI works here.) Don't see yourself on the list? Make sure you've submitted your brand here to be ranked.

Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco

  1. State Bird Provisions | 169.91
  2. Saison | 169.83
  3. Bar Agricole | 168.09
  4. Coqueta | 167.03
  5. Slanted Door | 165.43
  6. Waterbar | 164.09
  7. Michael Mina | 163.43
  8. COCO500 | 160.74
  9. La Urbana | 159.87
  10. Salt House | 158.72
  11. Barrel House Tavern | 158.61
  12. Central Kitchen | 155.49
  13. Atelier Crenn | 154.95
  14. Stones Throw | 154.93
  15. B. Patisserie | 154.09
  16. SPQR | 153.09
  17. Bourbon Steak | 152.93
  18. The Cavalier | 152.39
  19. Delfina | 151.29
  20. Hakkasan | 150.98
  21. Coi | 150.94
  22. Market & Rye | 150.94
  23. Saxon + Parole | 150.94
  24. Cafe Terminus | 150.93
  25. AQ | 149.87