San Francisco's food focus extends beyond its restaurants. You'll find better-than-average food at the airport, the ballpark, and even museums—especially now. On Chowhound, hhc has the early word on some impressive food at the newly opened Exploratorium, which moved from the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District to Pier 15 at the Embarcadero. The interactive science and discovery museum has a café and restaurant that don't require a museum ticket for entry, with beautiful views of the bay and some impressive food and drink, developed by Loretta Keller and Clay Reynolds (pictured), both from COCO500 restaurant.
The café focuses on snacks and bites (including a clam chowder that was too starchy for hhc's liking). The 200-seat, cafeteria-style Seaglass Restaurant serves made-to-order sushi, oysters, tacos, and highly tasty crispy polenta sticks with Gorgonzola.
Exploratorium Restaurant and Café [Embarcadero]
Pier 15, San Francisco
Photo from Exploratorium Restaurant and Café