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: 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.

Planning your next foodie adventure in San Francisco? Check out the full list below.

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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: 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