18 fabulous places where you need to eat | San Francisco Restaurant Week

It’s restaurant week in San Francisco!

San Francisco, worshipped by foodies everywhere, celebrates the art of making & serving food, from Jan 18-29. The city’s brightest establishments craft thoughtful prix-fixe menus for the week & offer discounted culinary experiences of their finest or newest dishes.

Why It’s Great

For $15-$25 lunch & $40 dinner menus, you can get 3-4 course meals that normally cost a fortune. ($15-$25 on lunch might sound nuts, I grew up paying $3 for grilled cheese sandwiches! But for fancy pant restaurants in San Francisco, this is actually a good deal). It’s a great way to explore new flavors, new places & make new memories, without breaking the bank.

Also, you can be entered to win $1200 in dining certificates! More on that here.

In my experience though, vegetarian options are hard to come by. It’s kinda sad to go to a fancy place, you know for a special occassion….. and then have a salad. (And I prefer Nutella over salad, thank you very much).

So I combed through 130 menus of participating restaurants, to craft a vegetarian’s guide to SF’s restaurant week.

 

A VEGETARIAN’S GUIDE TO SF RESTAURANT WEEK

See menus  here

Tonga Room

 

25 Lusk

$40 Dinner: Includes Truffle oil & mushroom ravioli
Cuisine: American
Good For: after-parties, cocktails, dance, trendy bar

25 Lusk St
(415) 495-5875
Open 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Burma Love

$15 Lunch: Choice of tea leaf & papaya salads to lotus chips & pumpkin/tofu curries.
Cuisine:
 Burmese
Good for: bold flavors, family & friends, bar

211 Valencia St
(415) 861-2100
Open 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM -10:00 PM 

Dosa on Fillmore

$40 Dinner: Choice of multiple appetizers, dosa (south indian crepes) & curries
Cuisine:
South-Indian
Good for: large groups, bar, fusion & authentic South-Indian food, trendy hang out

1700 Fillmore St
(415) 441-3672
Open 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Canela Bistro for tapas

$25 Brunch: Gazpacho, Potatoes with garlic paprika aioli; Spanish-style omelettes & huevos rancheros
Cuisine:
Spanish
Good for:
 Tapas, date night, smaller groups, cosy hangout

2272 Market St
(415) 552-3000
Open 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Sundays

Delarosa 

$15 Lunch: Artisanal Cauliflower soup, choice of pastas & pizzettes
Cuisine: Pizzeria (Described as “Roman Style Pizzeria”)
Good for: Pizza, pasta, large groups, communal-style tables, hustle & bustle

2175 Chestnut Street
(415) 872-7363
Open 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Dobbs Ferry

$40 Dinner: Fried Kabocha & Ricotta, Spinach stuffed shells; comfort food
Cuisine:
American
Good for: large groups, friends & family, sports bar

409 Gough Street
(415) 551-7700
Open 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Dum

$25 Lunch: Choice of Indian street food
Cuisine: North-Indian Street Food
Good For: Cosy hangout, friends & family, smaller groups

3111 24th St
(415) 874-9045
Open 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, except Mon & Tues

E Tutto Qua

$40 Dinner:  appetizers from Burrata to Bruschetta; pastas including gnocchi, ravioli, penne & choice of zabiglione, Tiramisu or gelato for dessert.
Cuisine: Italian
Good for: large groups, hustle & bustle, friends & family

270 Colombus Avenue
(415) 989-1002
Open 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Le Colonial

$65 Dinner: 4 course meal, including Pho, spring rolls, entree with curry/tofu & dessert.
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Good for: unique ambience, large groups, date night, friends & family, bar & live music

20 Cosmo Place
(415) 931-3600
Open 5:30 PM – 10 PM


Matador

$15 Lunch:  queso fundido & chile relleno
Cuisine: Mexican
Good for: large groups, friends & family

679 Sutter Street
(415) 923-8146
Open 11:30 AM to 11 PM

Precita Park Cafe

$40 Dinner: housemade burrata with lavendar oil; butternut squash gnocchi; flourless chocolate decadence. (oooohhhh!)
Cuisine: Artisanal Italian
Good for: large groups, cosy hang out, cafe, friends & family

500 Precita Ave
(415) 647-7702
Open 7 AM – 10 PM

Skool

$25 Lunch: 3 courses with some seriously exotic eats, like a watermelon radish salad with miso dressing
Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Good for: Date night, small groups, cosy hangout, friends

1725 Alameda St,
(415) 255-8800
Open 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM; 5 PM – 10 PM

Starbelly

$15 Lunch: mediterranean platter, salad, & salted pot de creme
Cuisine: Californian
Good for:
large groups, family & friends

3583 16th Street
(415) 252-7500
Open 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Stem Kitchen & Garden

$15 Lunch & $40 Dinner: including pizza with eggplant & gyuere fondue grilled cheese
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Good for:
large groups, family & friends, date night, cosy, backyard bocce court

499 Illinois Street,
(415) 915-1000
Open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

The Fine Mousse 

$40 Dinner: champagne, fries, kale & beet salad & selection of pizzas
Cuisine: Californian
Good for: wine, cosy, small groups, family & friends

1098 Jackson Street
(415) 908-1988
Open 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Perennial

$40 Dinner: cauliflower gnocchi, butternut squash toast, Kernza ice cream (I have no clue what this is, but it’s ice cream, therefore I want it.)
Cuisine:
Upscale American
Good for:
Date night, large & small groups, family & friends, unique ambience

59 9th Street
(415) 500-7788
Open 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Uva Enoteca

$40 Dinner: prosecco, choice of appetizers & pizzas, including baked eggplant or burrata pizzas
Cuisine:
Italian
Good for: Date night, cosy bistro, smaller groups, family & friends

568 Haight Street
(415) 829-2024
Open 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Zingari 

$25 Lunch: plenty of choices for pastas, risotto & dessert.
Cuisine: Northern Italian
Good for: Date night, smaller groups, family & friends, cosy, bar & live music

501 Post Street
(415) 885-8850
Open 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Let me know if you try these restaurants & what you think! Tag us on Instagram with #findmymojyo!

 


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