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San Francisco Bay Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Francisco and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

This West Coast City Hates Lunch & Other Findings From New Study

Ever wonder where your co-worker is actually headed when they leave for lunch? Turns out it may be easy to guess based on what city you live and work in. Ubimo—a New York-based software company—looked...
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Quince, Cotogna & Verjus sidewalk sale, Sat, July 20, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Quince (Michelin 3 stars) and its sister restaurants, Cotogna and Verjus, are selling off dinnerware and more. "Sidewalk Sale is back. And bigger than ever. This Saturday, July 20, we are havi...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 4 months ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

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San Fran Food Trip Advice

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by kranston22 6 days ago

Hello all. I'm from Chicago area and am headed to San Fran in November for a 1 week food trip and looking for insider advice. 3 of us will be going and have our own transportation. Food preferences...

Macau Cultural Center | Niles District - Fremont

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

When I was in Fremont recently, I took note of the sidewalk sign promoting rental of the banquet hall of Macau Cultural Center as an event venue. The building houses Niles Ice Cream and another ret...

Homage Ltd. -- new in the FiDi

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 23 hours ago

I was walking to Barbacco to pick up my MealPal and came across a new restaurant next door: Homage Ltd., which appears have been open a couple of weeks. This is a more limited version of the ori...

Anna's Seafood | Larkspur & Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Anna's Seafood started up four months ago offering sustainable seafood for home cooks at area farmers markets. The owner/founder is Anna Svedise https://www.instagram.com/annaliciasvedise/ . If th...

Meal Pal for lunch

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 1 year ago

I was curious about Meal Pal, so when they were offering a 50% off promotion, I signed up. What it is: You sign up and pay for a plan, either 12 or 20 meals per month/30-day period. Variou...

Golden Prawn | Burmese in Newark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

In early March I dropped by the then two-month old Golden Prawn for a solo lunch. It's an offshoot of Fremont's popular Kyain Kyain. Cash only at the time, the ornate wedding stage of the previous ...

De Bejkr (Sonoma)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

A quick day trip in May to the Valley of the Moon with some out-of-state visitors started at the Friday morning farmers in Sonoma. I was especially looking forward to checking out Mike Zakowski, t...

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Harborview Restaurant & Bar | The Embarcadero - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

In February, one of my family's Chinese New Year reunions was a banquet lunch at the new Harborview opened by former partners from R & G Lounge. The lunch menu was essentially Menu A, https://harbo...

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 22 days ago

Does anyone know where I can find Reed Avocados in San Francisco (store, farmer's market, underground connections, anything)? They're plentiful at Farmer's Markets in Southern Cal, but I never see...

Salmon Parts, ex. the Collar

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by seefoo 8 days ago

gah. its been a fair challenge trying to buy the collars. the salmon heads are easy. i'm in santa rosa. our local fish monger keeps smoking the collars. haha. i'm sure they are rich, smokey a...

Favorite Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

July is National Ice Cream Month, a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, and 7/21/19 is National Ice Cream Day. Let's hear about new purveyors that have opened up plus your tried and true favorite...

Golden Crab House | Outer Sunset - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Golden Crab House is the new offshoot of the popular PPQ Dungeness Island. When we were there on a Friday night in late March, the soft opening was in its third month. Eyeing the three large ta...

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Noble Folk. Ice cream and stuff

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by seefoo 7 days ago

They make cake and pies. Also ice cream. I had a sweet-tooth something fierce this evening. Soft serve ice cream was on the agenda. I’d had cakes and ice cream at NOBLE FOLK before and it’s gre...

Razor Clams

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by tingr 7 days ago

I used to be able to get live razor clams at my local Ranch 99 Asian supermarket in Richmond when they are available. But the market seems to discontinue selling exotic bivalves such as geoduck an...

Traveling 'Hounds

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by sheriff 3 years ago

Question for the 'Hounds who travel. What sites are you using for food recs when traveling? I used to do extensive research on Chowhound before any trip that I made. Now however, many of the per...

"Wasted!" screening & panel discussion, free (July 20 HMB & Aug 4 San Carlos)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

The Master Food Preservers tackle food waste! "Join the San Mateo/San Francisco MFP program for a screening of the exciting documentary Wasted!, followed by a panel discussion with local leaders...