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Classy samples of local dishes made from fresh local produce are used in restaurants like Garden Court, Rich Table and Bar Tartine

Restaurants To Check Out in Downtown San Francisco

Mar 13. 2014

When you are visiting an awesome place like San Francisco, it is natural for any one of us to want to sample the best cuisine that the city has to offer. San Francisco is not only known for its music scene because it is a conglomeration of culture and lifestyle, you can be sure to expect a wide array of cuisine and types of restaurants you can find anywhere in the downtown region of the city.

But to make things a little simpler, here are a few good restaurants to add to your list of restaurants to check out.

1. Garden Court

Palace Hotel
2, Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 546-5089

Located in the Embarcadero or Financial district of San Francisco, the restaurant boasts of an array of intercontinental cuisine which is open for Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Sunday Brunch. Reservation is a must for tea time. After recovering from an earthquake and reopening its doors 3 years later, The Garden Court is recognized as one of the most beautiful public places in San Francisco. With its turn-of-the-century decorations and grand interior design, Garden Court is a popular venue for wedding receptions, birthday dinners, corporate events, parties and other group gatherings in San Francisco.

Recommended dish: The Green Goddess Salad with original dressing.

2. Rich Table

199, Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 355-9085
W: RichTableSF.com

Inspired by Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich, the restaurant serves dinner, drinks which comes along with a long list of choices for desserts, wine and cheese. The idea and menu at the restaurant is based on their decades of experience working in high-end, elite restaurants in San Francisco and New York City. Procuring from local farmers and purveyors around the restaurant, the focus is on bringing fresh ingredients to the table for diners. The restaurant is open from Sunday through to Thursday from 5.30 to 10.00pm and 5.30pm to 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Recommended dish: Black Onion Chitarra, Dungeness Crab and Manila Clams. Of try the Chef’s Pick if confused.

3. Bar Tartine

561, Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 487-1600
W: BarTartine.com

Bar Tartine is managed by Cortney and Nick and is located in the heart of Mission district. The focus is on using fresh, local ingredients and combining strong flavors, colors with simple recipes. The restaurant also boasts of in-house sauces and recipes like aged cheeses, spices, koji and bottarga are processed in the restaurant. The restaurant’s classy and elegant atmosphere does not have a kid menu. The menu is always evolving, with new additions to the menu being made regularly. It keeps things fresh for fans.

Recommended dishes: Beef Tartar, Corned Beef Hash, Banana Cream Pie.

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