As one of the best culinary cities in the world, San Francisco has it all: standout Mexican food, exceptional dim sum and pizza to die for. SF Restaurant Week is celebrating that world-class dining with over 100 restaurants offering lunch and dinner deals. From January 20-31, diners can find multi-course lunches ($15 and $25) and dinners ($40 and $65) at some of the best restaurants in the city (occasional brunches are thrown in as well). There are plenty of places to discover, from an Indian restaurant in the Mission to a seafood spot in Bayview, but here are our picks for the most exciting deals during SF Restaurant Week.
SF Restaurant Week deals
Les Clos has quite possibly the best lunch menu on the entire Restaurant Week list—$15 for a starter, a main dish and two glasses of wine. Choose from French onion soup or pâte en croûte, followed by a tuna wrap or croque mademoiselle. Les Clos is also offering a dinner deal for $40 (including wine pairings), but trust us—that boozy lunch is a steal.
234 Townsend St, SOMA
Alright, so this one you'll have to splurge on a little—but it's well worth it. The Spanish star opened last April and has garnered rave reviews for its fantastic Basque cuisine; Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try a little bit of everything here. The $65 dinner deal includes a variety of tapas—octopus, patatas bravas, shrimp and mushrooms a la plancha—along with Spanish fried rice and arroz con leche.
2174 Market St, Duboce Triangle
Citizen Fox is offering a $40 dinner menu, but the Mission restaurant and bar is also serving a stellar boozy brunch deal for $25. To drink, choose from a mimosa, Bloody Mary or seasonal shrub soda, followed by an entree (we're digging the Nutella French toast) and dessert. You even get to pick a savory side to accompany your main dish. Best way to start the day, ever.
2293 Mission St, Mission
Part of the beauty of Restaurant Week is getting to try dishes that aren't on a restaurant's usual menu. Take Spruce, which is offering a $25 lunch deal that includes a brand new burger. Also available: squash soup or beets as a first course, either the burger or a cassoulet as a main course and mousse cake or a tropical medley of ice cream to finish.
3640 Sacramento St, Presidio Heights
Head to Cow Hollow for Belga's $25 lunch or $40 dinner Restaurant Week menu, which both include a three-course meal. Start with chicory salad or celery root soup, then move on to protein: coq au vin or risotto with grilled mushrooms for lunch, with the addition of pot roast for dinner. A sweet truffle or butterscotch pot de creme ends the meal while (most of) your budget remains intact.
2000 Union St, Cow Hollow