Since 2018, Chef Mike Lanham has gained a loyal following for his post-modern American cuisine via his long-running fine-dining pop-up Anomaly, which has run in various spaces throughout the city. Now, Anomaly has a permanent home in Pacific Heights. Within a moody and intimate space, diners can feat on an 11-course meticulously executed tasting menu ($139 per person) that's focused on experimentation and creative presentation. The restaurant makes for a romantic and special night out; food is often brought to the table and explained by the chef himself. If your aim is to impress your date, this place is the winner.
Sure, pretty much anything in San Francisco can be romantic. Like sharing a taco, or watching the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf after cracking open a bread bowl. But if you’re really trying to impress someone, then hey, you might need something a little more.
Luckily, SF is full of seriously romantic restaurants. Everything from spots for your second date, with quiet candlelit tables, to white tablecloths and intricate tasting menus. Whether the mood calls for classy and comfortable or a special-occasion splurge, these romantic restaurants are the way to go. Here are the best spots for lurrve in San Francisco.
This guide was updated by San Francisco-based writer Clara Hogan. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.