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: 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: August 2014

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: August 2014

If you have been following the Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco, you will recognize most of the names on the list. There were some major movement this month and not one restaurant is in the same spot as last month!

Atelier Crenn lands the no. 1 spot, which is not surprising since the restaurant has placed in the top three for the last few months. Waterbar's social score remains strong and has been in the top five for the last three months. Perbacco drops down to no. 15, after shooting up to the no. 1 rank in July. AQ also dropped from 4th last month, to no. 17 this month. 

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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

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: June 2014

Always in a constant game of flip-flopping, Bar Agricole takes back the No. 1 spot in San Francisco this month from Waterbar. Since February 2014, Bar Agricole has managed to top the list every other month. With a Social Score of 173.82, this is the highest we have seen thus far since we began our Foodable Top 25 list in November 2013

Atelier Crenn sneaks up 14 spots to No. 2 for June, with State Bird Provisions, Perbacco, and Waterbar rounding out the Top 5, respectively. Coi, holding the No. 2 spot in May, falls to No. 10 and Frances makes an impressive leap to No. 11 from No. 24. 

We also welcome a handful of restaurants to the list, making their #Foodable25 debut: Maven, Benu,  Rich Table, Kokkari Estiatorio, and Aziza. The new additions kick off Coqueta, Barrel House Tavern, Central Kitchen, Greens Restaurant, Market & Rye, and Twenty Five Lusk. 

Check out the full list below!

Bar Agricole Patio | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Bar Agricole Patio | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Whole Rock Cod | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Whole Rock Cod | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Farinata with Baby Artichokes, Mint, and Shaved Pecorino | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Farinata with Baby Artichokes, Mint, and Shaved Pecorino | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Great Bombay Street Sandwich: Cucumber, Tomatoes, Artichokes, Eggplant, and Goat Cheese tossed in Turmeric Yogurt | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Great Bombay Street Sandwich: Cucumber, Tomatoes, Artichokes, Eggplant, and Goat Cheese tossed in Turmeric Yogurt | Credit: Instagram, baragricole

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Bar Agricole 173.82
2 Atelier Crenn 173.17
3 State Bird Provisions 172.91
4 Perbacco 171.83
5 Waterbar 170.53
6 AQ 170.49
7 Bar Tartine 170.48
8 Salt House 169.88
9 Maven 169.23
10 Coi 168.74
11 Frances 168.64
12 Slanted Door 167.83
13 Boxing Room 167.47
14 Epic Roasthouse 166.2
15 Nopa 165.84
16 Benu 165.72
17 Rich Table 165.48
18 SPQR 164.92
19 Saison 164.91
20 B. Patisserie 164.02
21 Quince 163.82
22 Hakkasan 162.73
23 Kokkari Estiatorio 162.61
24 South at SFJAZZ 162.09
25 Aziza 161.91