San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA. This city by the bay is known for so many different things, like the Bay Bridge and cable cars, it can be easy to forget that San Francisco has a romantic side to it, too. Whether you live in the area or are planning a visit, you must take advantage of the city’s most romantic restaurants.
Great food is a staple in San Francisco. They are, after all, known for their sourdough bread! But romantic restaurants are also something the city can boast about.
The restaurant L’Ardoise located on Noe Street is an inviting bistro hidden away in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood. You can enjoy an intimate, warm atmosphere while enjoying French classics, like steak frites and coq au vin. This is a very popular restaurant with locals, so you will want to make reservations well in advance of your visit. If you decide to visit on a whim, don’t worry. You may be able to find a seat at the lively bar.
Located on 19th Street, the Universal Café is a modest yet modern restaurant that is, again, beloved by locals. The dining room features a full glass wall along the front of the restaurant, so whether you dine by day or by night, you are guaranteed a fantastic view of the area. If you visit while the city is enjoying warm weather, you can take advantage of their sidewalk seating. While the space might look industrial to some, the décor gives the restaurant an intimate feel. The menu changes daily but no matter what day of the week you go, you’ll be sure to enjoy the best in Californian comfort food.
If you’re looking for a romantic view of the bay while you dine, you’re going to want to eat at the Slanted Door restaurant. You can enjoy the sun reflecting off the water of the bay if you go for lunch, or take in the lighted Bay Bridge during dinner in the evening. Located at the Ferry Building by Market and Embarcadero Streets, critics highly recommend eating here for the authentic Vietnamese menu.
Don’t let the limited seating at Café Kati keep you from trying this spectacular, romantic San Francisco restaurant. This popular, romantic local hotspot is well-known for its Asian inspired cuisine, with menu items like Moroccan-scented pork chops and dragon rolls.
Nothing sets the mood for romance like a meal for two in a romantic city like San Francisco. Whether you are a resident or if you are planning to visit the city, make the time to take that special someone out for a night they’ll never forget.