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