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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Hotel Bar
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“Historic landmark since 1939. San Francisco Restaurant - Top of the Mark. Upscale Dining at InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco: Soak in spectacular breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from our amazing penthouse lounge, the Top of the Mark. Located on the 19th floor of our grand hotel, this San Francisco restaurant with a view provides a 360-degree panorama along with a dance floor, signature martini menu and exciting events schedule that includes live music and performers several nights of the week.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Iconic SF bar. Band plays in a boat that goes back in forth in a lake inside the bar while water falls from the ceiling. True story”
  • 58 locals recommend
Cantonese Restaurant
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“My favorite Chinese food in the city, in Chinatown proper - also happens to be Jackie Chan's go-to when in SF, and was one of the restaurants featured in Bourdain's SF episode (RIP Anthony, we love you so) It's hard to get in, go during the day or call to book. I love the R&G beef, so delicious.. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Jiangsu Restaurant
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“There will likely be a line out the door, but it's worth a wait. Yummy Chinese food.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great place to grab a drink. Great ambience, sometime they have a live jazz band on the weekends. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Iconic bar and restaurant in North Beach where the great bar and drinks are matched by the menu (which you can order at the bar!). And when you are done, you can walk around North Beach and explore one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee / pour-overs in the neighborhood. Excellent fresh pastries and avocado toast.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Transportation
“A point of interest on it's own, ride the cable car to the wharf and see San Francisco while hanging off the side of a cable run trolley. It's truly a San Francisco must. Note that the lines pile up at the turn around here, but you can get on and off anywhere, so just walk up the street and jump on, make sure to have cash to pay the ticket though, it should be around $5 or so per ride per person.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Szechuan Restaurant
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“Chinese: The place for authentic and spicy Sichuan food. Obama ate here, and there's always a line. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great service serving real French roasted coffee in real coffee cups, not paper cups! Thier fresh baked pastries are great.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
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“Dim sum is a brunch tradition in SF. This is my favorite one for reasonably priced dum sum.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Sons and Daughters offers a 9-course tasting menu (12 items to try) that leaves you giddy! The staff are also sensitive to diet restrictions and work with the guest in advance of your visit. Expect a quiet and intimate atmosphere. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Simply the best ramen in town. Definitely our favorite and we warmly recommend you to go if you are in the area and like ramen!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Dive bar, but very classy. Clean, awesome cocktails, very intimate, but never oppressively full. Weekends sometimes turn into a dance party (occasionally)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“An Anthony Bourdain favorite. It's a hole in the wall, cash only restaurant with amazing burgers and it's open late night!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A nice place to treat you and a special love one. Great Italian place in the North Beach area...aka Little Italy. No public transit nearby so you have to Urber or Lyft it. ”
  • 12 locals recommend