As San Francisco's Restaurant Week 2017 approaches quickly, I've been doing a lot of research on the best spots to go and snagging some reservations of my own. For those of you who don't know what restaurant week is, it's an annual project put on by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to keep the industry booming. Participating restaurants (nearly 130 this year!) offer discounted prices for set tasting menus throughout the 12 day period that Restaurant Week runs. There are set lunch & brunch menus ($15 or $25) and dinner menus ($40 or $65).
Some restaurants are better than others, some give you more bang for your buck during the week, and some are just too touristy for you to try, so I wanted to share my research and choices with all of my favorite foodie followers!
BEST LUNCH DEALS
Restaurant week deal: $15 for 2 courses
SOMA & Marina
Restaurant week deal: $15 lunch consisting of a soup or salad and a pasta or pizzetta
3. Burma Love
Burmese food (sister restaurant to the infamous Burma Superstar)
Photo by: Delarosa
BEST DINNER DEALS
Upscale new American bistro
Restaurant week deal: dinner menu for either 3 courses ($40) or 4 courses ($65)
*PS: I love this restaurant so much!
New American food
Restaurant week deal: $40 dinner menu for 4 courses (wine pairing optional at an additional $28 per person)
Modern Argentinian steakhouse
Restaurant week deal: $40 dinner menu includes a tasting menu 3 'pequenos' dishes and 3 'astador' dishes
Photo by: Wayfare Tavern
THE URBANITE INSIGHT - FAVORITE SPOTS
Here's a list of some of all-time my favorite San Francisco restaurants that are participating this year:
Upscale American eatery
Restaurant week deal: $45 or $60 dinner menus TBD
Hipster pot for Italian food and trendy cocktails
Restaurant week deal: $40 dinner menu TBD
Modern Hawaiian eatery
Restaurant week deal: $25 lunch includes an appetizer, entree and cocktail | $40 dinner includes an appetizer, entree and dessert
Posh and upscale American restaurant with an extensive wine and cocktail list
Restaurant week deal: $25 weekday lunch/Sunday brunch includes an appetizer, entree (with one of the options being the famous Spruce burger) and a dessert
Californian fare, trendy restaurant made with all local ingredients
Restaurant week deal: $65 dinner menu TBD
Photo by: Emmy's Spaghetti Shack
WHERE I'M GOING
1. DOSA (dinner date with the hubs)
Mission & Pacific Heights
Upscale & modern Indian restaurant
Restaurant week deal: Menu TBD
2. Les Clos (lunch with my work wives)
Parisian-inspired wine bar and bistro
Restaurant week deal: $15 lunch for a starter, entree, and 2 glasses of wine
3. Adventures in Food & Wine (dinner with friends)
American wine bar & pizzeria
Restaurant week deal: $40 includes wine, an appetizer, a salad, an entree, and dessert | $60 includes what's on the $40 menu plus a wine pairing
*The restaurant name sounds more like a theme park (??!), but it's got pretty amazing reviews, so we had to try it!
Photo by: DOSA
I hope everyone takes advantage of eating out during restaurant week this year! It's a great way to try restaurants around the city without completely breaking your bank - much cheaper than normal, plus you usually get to try 3-4 things on the menu too! Let me know where you all end up making reservations!! Would love to hear in the comments section below!
Next, check out my 2016 Restaurant Week post, as a lot of the restaurants I listed last year are are participating again this year!