Restaurants

At the Conference Hotel (Parc 55 Wyndham)

City House
Barbary Coast
Smooth Thai
See:
http://www.parc55hotel.com/dining

Near the Conference Hotel (Parc 55 Wyndham)

Puccini and Pinetti
129 Ellis Street (across the street from hotel)
Italian bar and grill featuring local cuisine, including gluten free and dairy free. Great happy hour and also open for breakfast.
http://www.pucciniandpinetti.com/

Near Union Square

Amber India
25 Yerba Buena Lane (between Market and Mission, near the Contemporary Jewish Museum)
415-777-0500 amber-india.com
Popular, authentic Indian with a modern take; one of the Chronicle's Top 100
Zagat 24, $36; Yelp 4 stars, $32-62

Colibri Mexican Bistro
438 Geary Street (between Mason and Taylor)
415-440-2737 colibrimexicanbistro.com
Mexican; exceptional
Zagat 23, $37; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Farallon
450 Post (near Mason)
415-953-6969 . farallonrestaurant.com
Seafood in a spectacular décor
Zagat 25, $67; Yelp 4 stars, above $61

Fifth Floor
12 Fourth Street (near Mission), in the Hotel Palomar
415-348-1555 fifthfloorrestaurant.com
French-New American; many natural and organic ingredients
Zagat 25, $81; Yelp 4 stars, above $61

Gitane Restaurant
6 Claude Lane
415-788-6686 gitanerestaurant.com
Interesting architecture; good food

Jeanne d’Arc
715 Bush Street (near Powell)
415-421-3154 . cornellhotel.com
Intimate café, part of the Hotel Cornell de France, a hotel run by an elderly French couple; traditional French menu
Zagat 23; Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

John’s Grill
63 Ellis Street (near Powell)
415-986-3274 . www.johnsgrill.com
Traditional décor and menu; Dashiell Hammett ate here in the 1920s when he was working for the Pinkertons - they have one of the original Maltese Falcons from the movie
Zagat 22, $56; Yelp 3 stars, $32-60

Johnny Foley’s Irish House
243 O’Farrell Street
415-954-0777 . johnnyfoleys.com
British/Irish pub food plus music
No Zagat rating; Yelp 3.5 stars, $11-30

Le Colonial
20 Cosmo Place
415-931-3600 . lecolonialsf.com
French-Vietnamese cuisine
Zagat 23, $52; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Kuleto’s
221 Powell Street
Excellent but pricey Italian; ambiance to die for
http://www.kuletos.com/

Millennium
580 Geary (near Jones)
415-345-3900 . millenniumrestaurant.com
Excellent vegetarian—you’ll never miss the meat
Zagat 27, $53; Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

Scala’s Bistro
432 Powell (at the Sir Francis Drake hotel)
415-395-8555 . scalasbistro.com
Italian
Zagat 23, $50; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Sears Fine Food
439 Powell Street
415-986-0700 . searsfinefood.com
Inexpensive for a hearty breakfast or lunch

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
950 Mason Street . www.tongaroom.com
Tiki Lounge in the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill

Westfield San Francisco Centre (mall)
865 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103‎
(415) 495-5656 . westfield.com
Westfield San Francisco Center is anchored by Bloomingdale's along Market Street. There is an upstairs food court with some notable restaurants, including My China, Martin Yang's new noodle place, and Coupala Pizzeria.

Near the foot of Market Street

Boulevard
1 Mission Street
415-543-6084 . boulevardrestaurant.com
French, New American
Zagat 27, $69; Michelin 1 star; Yelp 4 stars, above $61

One Market
1 Market Street
415-777-5577 . onemarket.com
American
Zagat 24, $59; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

The Slanted Door‎
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building #3
Ferry Building Marketplace‎
(415) 861-8032 . slanteddoor.com
High end and renowned Vietnamese restaurant
Zagat 26, $53; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Tadich Grill
240 California Street
415-391-1849 . tadichgrill.com
Old San Francisco décor and menu; does not take reservations; best time is mid-afternoon when you can miss the lunch and dinner crowds. You may also eat at the bar, if the booths and tables are all full.
Zagat 24, $45; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Yank Sing
101 Spear Street . 415-781-7888 . yanksing.com
49 Stevenson Street . 415-541-4949
Outstanding dim sum, lunch only.
Zagat 26, $38; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60


Chinatown

Café de la Presse
352 Grant Avenue at Bush Street
415-398-2680 . cafedelapresse.com
A Parisian café located at the Triton Hotel, directly across from the Chinatown gate on Grant Avenue. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations recommended for dinner.
Zagat: 20, Yelp 3.5 stars

Bund Shanghai
640 Jackson Street (between Kearny and Wentworth Plaza)
415-982-0618 . bundshanghaisf.com
Shanghainese cuisine
Zagat 24, $23; Yelp 3½ stars, $11-30

Le Central
453 Bush Street
415-391-2233 . lecentralbistro.com
Just around the corner from Café de la Presse is Le Central, an upscale French bistro
Yelp: 3.5 stars

R&G Lounge
631 Kearny Street (between Clay and Sacramento)
415-982-7877 . rnglounge.com
Cantonese cuisine
Zagat 25, $36; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Z&Y Restaurant
655 Jackson Street (between Grant and Kearny)
415-981-8988 . zandyrestaurant.com
Sichuan cuisine (very spicy)
Zagat 24, $21; Yelp 3½ stars, $11-30

North Beach

The House
1230 Grant Ave. (between Columbus and Vallejo)
415-986-8612 . thehse.com
Asian Fusion
Zagat 27, $45; Yelp 4½ stars, $31-60

North Beach Restaurant
1512 Stockton (between Green and Union)
415-392-1700 . northbeachrestaurant.com
Tuscan
Zagat 25, $52; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Park Tavern
1652 Stockton Street near Filbert
415-989-7300 . parktavernsf.com
Great example of Cal-bistro. For anyone who wants to do a cross-sectional hike across SF that takes you from Union Square, through Chinatown to North Beach!

Sotto Mare
552 Greet Street (near Columbus)
415-398-3181 . sottomaresf.com
Eccentric Italian, seafood
Zagat 26, $34; Yelp 4½ stars, $11-30

Jackson Square

Cotogna
490 Pacific Street near Montgomery
415-775-8508 . cotognasf.com
Rustic Italian ("affordable" version of same owner's Quince Restaurant). Much more vigorous walk from conference area.

Between Financial District and Union Square

Belden Place Restaurants
Located at Belden Place, pedestrian only street located mid-block between Pine and Bush Streets, Kearney and Montgomery Streets.
www.belden-place.com/view/restaurants
Several restaurants and cafés transform a financial district alley into a lively one-block tour of international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Indoor/outdoor seating:

B44 (415-986-6287) — Spanish, traditional paellas, seafood — $22 - $50
Belden Taverna (415-986-8887) — Mediterranean — $12 - $28
Brindisi Cucina di Mare (415-593-8000) — regional Italian, seafood — $10 - $24
Café Bastille (415-986-5673) — traditional French — $15 - $25
Café Tiramisu (415-421-7044) — Northern Italian — $12 - $32
Plouf (415-986-6491) — French seafood bistro — $15 - $25
Sam’s Grill (415-421-0594) — fresh seafood, voted Bay Area Top 100 — $10 - $29
Sauce (415-397-8800) — East Coast-style American comfort food — $10 - $35

Café Claude
7 Claude Lane
(415) 392-3515 . cafeclaude.com
Financial District bistro offering live Jazz on the weekends
Zagat: 22, Yelp 4 stars

Claudine (and sister restaurant, Café Claude)
8 Claude Lane (Claude Alley between Bush and Sutter Streets)
415-362-1988
French bistro-style restaurants, small, great atmosphere/service, open for lunch and dinner (with al fresco seating in protected alley if desired). Farther from conference area; east of Union Square near Financial District. But within walking distance.

Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento Street
415-772-9460 . wayfaretavern.com
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and cocktails to the Financial District crowd.
Zagat 24, Yelp 4 stars

Embarcadero

Barbacco
220 California Street
415-955-1919 . barbaccosf.com
Casual trattoria dining, owned by the same owners as the Perbacco (below)
Zagat 24, Yelp 4 stars

la mar
Pier 1.5 Embarcadero
415-397-8880 . www.lamarcebicheria.com
Peruvian seafood

Perbacco
230 California St. near Battery
415-955-0663 . perbaccosf.com
Excellent "fancy" Italian, fab wine list, walkable. Also in Financial District, close to the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, worthy of a cab ride at night.

Prospect
318 Spear Street at Folsom
415-247-7770 . prospectsf.com
Excellent contemporary American (owned by Nancy Oakes, who also owns Boulevard, 1 Mission Street at Steuart, 415-543-6084), either would be a great example of high end San Francisco dining with top ingredients/chefs/service. Both slightly south of Market near the Embarcadero/waterfront. (No views.)

Waterbar
399 The Embarcadero at Folsom
415-284-9922 . waterbarsf.com
High end, excellent fish restaurant (with view).

Yank Sing
101 Spear St. near Mission
415-781-1111 yanksing.com
Outstanding dim sum, lunch only.
Zagat 26, $38; Yelp 3½ stars, $31-60

Mission District

Bar Tartine
561 Valencia Street
415-487-1600 . bartartine.com
Zagat 25
Homey American

Humphry Slocombe
2790 Harrison Street
415-550-6971 . humphryslocombe.com
Unique breakfast, and best ice cream in the Mission
Zagat 24

Loló
3230 22nd Street (between Mission & Valencia)
415-643-5656 . lolosf.com
Mexican/Turkish, an unusual menu
Zagat 25, $33; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Lolinda
2518 Mission Street (near 21st Street)
415-550-6970 . lolindasf.com
Argentinian
No Zagat rating; Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

Gracias Madre
2211 Mission Street (near 18th Street)
415-683-1346 . gracias-madre.com
Mexican vegan, organic
Zagat 24, $24; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

San Jalisco
901 S. Van Ness (between 20th and 21st Streets)
415-648-8383
Mexican
No Zagat rating; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor
2817 24th Street (between York and Bryant)
415-824-2600
Mexican (named after Teddy Roosevelt)
Zagat 19; Yelp 3½ stars, $11-30

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street
415-487-2600 . tartinebakery.com
bakery, sandwiches, desserts
Zagat 27

Dynamo Donut and Coffee
2760 24th Street
415-920-1978 .dynamodonut.com

Mission Pie
2901 Mission Street
415-282-1500 .missionpie.com

La Taqueria
2889 Mission Street
415-285-7117
Mexican

Mission Cheese
736 Valencia Street
415-484-6553 .  missioncheese.net
Sandwiches, artisan cheeses

Yamo Burmese
3406 18th Street
415-553-8911

At a Distance

Aziza
5800 Geary
415-752-2222 . aziza-sf.com
Moroccan
Zagat 26, $58; Michelin 1 star;  Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

Ebisu
1283 Ninth Avenue (near Irving Street)
415-566-1770 . ebisusushi.com
Sushi
Zagat 24, $36; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Greens
Marina Boulevard, Fort Mason Building A
415-345-7500 . fortmason.org
Vegetarian with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Zagat 25, $43; Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

Marnee Thai
1243 Ninth Avenue and 2225 Irving Street
415-731-9999 . marneethaisf.com
Thai
Zagat 25, $23; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Walzwerk
381 S. Van Ness (between 14th and 15th Streets)
415-551-7181 . walzwerk.com
East German cuisine, lots of kitsch on the walls from the DDR
Zagat 21, $28; Yelp 4 stars, $11-30

Zuni Café
1658 Market Street (between Van Ness and 12th Streets)
415-552-2522 . zunicafe.com
New American Mediterranean
Zagat 26, $52; Yelp 4 stars, $31-60

Chez Panisse and Café
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
510-548-5525 . chezpanisse.com
Californian, Mediterranean; make reservations far in advance
Zagat 28, $87; Yelp 4 stars, above $61

ASEH is grateful to the Organization of American Historians for sharing this info.