San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: January 2014

Our San Francisco numbers are in! Based on consumer social sentiment and influence data that’s tracked from our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index, we compile #Foodable25 rankings on a monthly basis at the end of each month in order to accurately track data from the full month prior. January’s data is shaking things up in SF, with State Bird Provisions – who have held the No. 1 spot on our list for the first two rankings – falling to No. 2. Waterbar, which has been sneaking up the list, makes its way to the top. Bar Agricole remains in the Top 3. 

Waterbar has been slowly climbing up the rankings – from No. 6 to No. 4, and now, No. 1 – and it’s no surprise. This “restaurant with a view,” located on the Embarcadero, specializes in fresh, seasonal, sustainable seafood. According to Waterbar, “preparations are unpretentious, soulful and elegant.” As for social influence, the restaurant has an active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, depicting tons of #foodporn and behind-the-scenes shots.

Taking a bit of a hit are Coqueta, falling seven spots to No. 14; La Urbana, from No. 8 to No. 19; and Stones Throw, from No. 11 to No. 20. Cafe Terminus and AQ both fell off the list completely for January. New to the list for the first time are South at SFJAZZ and Hard Water, which both made it into the Top 10.

Check out which other San Francisco restaurants made it in the Top 25 in the list below!

Raw Bar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Raw Bar | Photo Credit: Instagram

King Salmon Pastrami | Photo Credit: Instagram

King Salmon Pastrami | Photo Credit: Instagram

Yellowtail Jack Spring Rolls | Photo Credit: Instagram

Yellowtail Jack Spring Rolls | Photo Credit: Instagram

Spring Onion Soup with Caviar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Spring Onion Soup with Caviar | Photo Credit: Instagram

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Waterbar 168.71
2 State Bird Provisions 168.12
3 Bar Agricole 168.02
4 Saison 167.93
5 The Slanted Door 165.42
6 Coi 163.09
7 South at SFJAZZ 163.09
8 Michael Mina 162.13
9 Atelier Crenn 161.12
10 Hard Water 161.09
11 Barrel House Tavern 160.99
12 Central Kitchen 159.83
13 B. Patisserie 159.18
14 Coqueta 158.84
15 COCO500 158.54
16 Bourbon Steak 157.89
17 The Cavalier 157.25
18 Delfina 156.6
19 La Urbana 155.55
20 Stones Throw 155.43
21 Salt House 154.09
22 Market & Rye 154.09
23 Saxon + Parole 151.29
24 SPQR 151.22
25 Hakkasan 150.93