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: 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: May 2015

State Bird Provisions sits tight at No. 1 with a Social Score of 187.17 this month, the highest score we’ve seen in San Francisco yet! Flour + water, which dipped a bit last month, climbs back into the No. 2 spot, while b. patisserie holds it down at No. 3, a ranking spot the European pastry & sandwich shop has seen for quite some time.

Three new restaurants to SF’s Top 25 debut on the list for May, including Lers Ros (which made Top 10 status), Commonwealth, and Cotogna. And three restaurants that have seen the list before, but not in a while (since July or August 2014) also hop onto this month’s rankings: Bar Tartine, Frances and Rich Table, meaning six restaurants from last month were kicked off the list.

Who was this month’s biggest mover?

Check out the full list below!

Cart of seafood provisions at State Bird Provisions | Yelp, Rodney H.  

Cart of seafood provisions at State Bird Provisions | Yelp, Rodney H.
 

Ham & cheese tartine at b. patisserie | Yelp, Jess C.

Ham & cheese tartine at b. patisserie | Yelp, Jess C.

Cappellaci dei briganti with polpettini, mustard greens, spring onion at flour + water | Yelp, Jean Y.

Cappellaci dei briganti with polpettini, mustard greens, spring onion at flour + water | Yelp, Jean Y.

Spot prawn with pole beans, flowering cilantro, lemon flavors at Coi | Yelp, Al L.

Spot prawn with pole beans, flowering cilantro, lemon flavors at Coi | Yelp, Al L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 State Bird Provisions 187.17  
2 flour + water 187.03  
3 b. patisserie 186.91  
4 Coi 186.45  
5 Acquerello 186.21  
6 Atelier Crenn 185.97  
7 Marlowe 184.51  
8 Lers Ros 183.82  
9 Wayfare Tavern 183.71  
10 Bar Agricole 183.33 Play Video
11 Gary Danko 182.95  
12 Aziza 182.57  
13 Market & Rye 182.19  
14 Waterbar 181.81  
15 Slanted Door 181.29  
16 Epic Roasthouse 181.05  
17 Bar Tartine 180.99  
18 AQ 180.67  
19 Frances 178.52  
20 Maven 178.32  
21 Commonwealth 177.73  
22 Rich Table 177.71  
23 SPQR 177.25  
24 Cotogna 175.04  
25 Quince Restaurant 173.12