where foodies eat: san francisco

I absolutely love going out to eat and scoping out new restaurants in the city. I don't like to go back to the same place too often since there are so many amazing restaurants and chefs in San Francisco. I truly believe we have one of the best food scenes in the world. One thing to know about San Francisco is that there's a very exclusive aspect to the reservation systems. Some restaurants require you to get a reservation 2+ months out! I 💯 percent recommend getting a reservation at least a week out, no matter where you go. With a group, you'll wait hours without one. For just a pair, you should be able to put your name on a list and go somewhere nearby to grab a couple of drinks while you're waiting and still get in at most restaurants. You can also check out HackerTable to get elusive reservations that have opened up for tables of 2 or 4.

Here are a few of my favorite restaurant recommendations:

GIRLS DINNERS (4-8 gals)

  • HECHO (Castro): trendy Mexican restaurant | decently priced, great tequila drinks

  • Gioia Pizzeria (Russian Hill): cute little Italian restaurant on Polk Street | amazing pizza and yummy wine

  • Marlowe (SOMA): the most adorable modern-American restaurant with great food and the perfect ambiance for a girls night

  • Locanda (The Mission): trendy Italian restaurant and oysteria/bar in the heart of the mission