Dining near South of Market, San Francisco

While the San Francisco Bay area has a widely diverse cultural scene to influence the cuisine, the location of the metropolitan region near the ocean and not far from Napa Valley make many local foods available to restaurateurs. Therefore, the region, the history, and the international cultures living together in the Bay collaborate to create many marvelous restaurants and dining experiences.

Scoma’s Sausalito

Built over the bay, this romantic spot is one of the best places to enjoy fresh seafood. Serving lunch and dinner, this Sausalito gem offers choice, seasonal seafood like whole crabs, prawns, clams and fish. Guests can eat in the dining room or out on the deck in the sea air and with lovely views in every direction.

Le Garage Bistro Francais

Owners, Chef Bruno Denis from Brittany, France and General Manager Bruno from Versailles, France have created this restaurant with authentic French cuisine offering menu items like grilled chicken with lemon verbena sauce and sea bass with vegetables. This fine dining restaurant in Sausalito is one of two owned by this French team. The other, L’appart Resto, is located in San Anselmo, CA.

Happy Taco

A great place in Half Moon Bay to get burritos to go for a lunch at the beach! Reasonably priced and definitely authentic, this small Mexican restaurant serves traditional foods to go like fish and other burritos with a fresh salsa bar and flan for desert.

Miramar Beach Restaurant

A beautiful seaside restaurant, Miramar Beach Restaurant serves steak and seafood for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also has chicken and lamb options on the menu. This fine dining experience in Half Moon Bay, CA with spectacular sunset views over the ocean has an extensive beverage list and fabulous deserts.

Astaria Restaurant & Bar

Contemporary California dining in the heart of San Mateo, this restaurant offers lunch, dinner and brunch. The menu offers items such as mushroom stogies, chicken spring rolls, crab cakes and potato leek soup.