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: May 2016

This month’s Top 25 San Francisco Restaurants list is filled with familiar names and four brand new ones!

The top 25 veteran, State Bird Provisions takes the coveted No.1 spot this May. This urban-rustic restaurant managed by the husband-and-wife team, Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, features a bold menu of American small plates served dim-sum style.

Rich Table, a restaurant known for its Californian fare with a local ingredient-focused menu has not appeared on the top 25 since last year, but the restaurant makes a strong comeback at No. 2. Rounding out the top three is a newbie restaurant that made its debut at No. 17 on the last SF top 25 ranking, Ninebark. Ninebark is another restaurant creating some social buzz with its Californian cooking in the Bay.

It isn’t easy for newer restaurants to knock out the established veterans on the list, but four restaurants make their debut on the SF Top 25.

Foodable welcomes The Progress at No. 9, which is by the same team from State Bird Provisions serving family-style meals. The former pop-up concept now turned permanent, Lazy Bear lands at No. 17. The Greek eatery Souvla makes its debut at No. 20 and the contemporary pâtisserie Craftsman and Wolves is 23rd.

Check out the full list below!

Grilled Cheese with cabot Cheddar studded multi-grain pancake made with Josey Baker Bread grain, garlic aioli, and heirloom tomato at State Bird Provisions|  Instagram @statebirdprovisions

Grilled Cheese with cabot Cheddar studded multi-grain pancake made with Josey Baker Bread grain, garlic aioli, and heirloom tomato at State Bird Provisions| Instagram @statebirdprovisions

Grilled peach with house made ricotta and olive oil at Rich Table |  Instagram @richtable

Grilled peach with house made ricotta and olive oil at Rich Table | Instagram @richtable

Crab Toast at Ninebark |  Instagram @ninebark_napa

Crab Toast at Ninebark | Instagram @ninebark_napa

Salad by Dominique Crenn at Atelier Crenn |  Instagram @theworlds50best

Salad by Dominique Crenn at Atelier Crenn | Instagram @theworlds50best

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 State Bird Provisions 188.64  
2 Rich Table 186.71  
3 Ninebark 186.41  
4 Atelier Crenn 186.18  
5 Waterbar 185.61  
6 Calavera 185.48  
7 Slanted Door 185.03  
8 Bar Agricole 184.93 Play Video
9 The Progress 184.61  
10 Salt House 184.52  
11 Epic Roasthouse 183.95  
12 1601 Bar & Kitchen 183.46  
13 Quince Restaurant  183.18  
14 flour + water 182.97  
15 Coi 182.65  
16 Cadence 182.48  
17 Lazy Bear 182.36  
18 SPQR 182.12  
19 Mouard 181.99  
20 Souvla 181.45  
21 AQ 181.41  
22 Marlowe 181.37  
23 Craftsman and Wolves 181.24 Play Video
24 Gary Danko 181.01  
25 B. Patisserie 180.84  

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: 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