The Nob Hill Restaurants Guide
The slopes of Nob Hill have been the home of many of San Francisco’s most influential citizens. There’s a whole lot of history in this amazing neighborhood—not to mention a whole lot of mouthwatering restaurants that are worth a visit! Check out our top picks for Nob Hill restaurants.
Top of the Mark (Inside the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, One Nob Hill, 999 California St.)
Perched on the 19th floor of the Mark Hopkins Hotel is a penthouse lounge where you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the San Francisco skyline, all while indulging in their signature martini menu and tapas. If you like great food paired with a spectacular view, this is just the place for you.
Big 4 Restaurant (1075 California St.)
Paying homage to the famous “Big Four” (C.P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford) who made a name for themselves on Nob Hill in the 1870s, the Big 4 Restaurant gives its visitors a touch of San Francisco history in every bite. Its focus is on seasonal cuisine and locally-sourced Bay Area ingredients. Grab a seat and savor some of the best classic American dishes in the city.
Harris’ Restaurant (2100 Van Ness Ave.)
Famous for some of the finest Midwestern beef available on the West Coast, Harris' steaks have been prepared and grilled to perfection since 1984. You’ll find a variety of appetizers, soups and seafood, as well.
La Folie (2316 Polk St.)
Treat yourself to an evening of fine French dining that combines culinary creativity with seasonal, fresh and sustainably harvested ingredients. From their Butter Poached Lobster to their Dungeness Crab Salad, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible meal from start to finish.
Thai Spice Restaurant (1730 Polk St.)
Named one of the top five Thai restaurants by the San Francisco Chronicle, you can have delicious Thai cuisine—including crispy calamari, pineapple fried rice, and Thai spice prawns—all at affordable prices.
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar (Inside the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.)
Take a trip to this tropical paradise for Polynesian-fusion cuisine, tropical décor and island music. Visitors can dine while watching live entertainment on the floating stage of the restaurant's man-made lagoon.
Aurea Café and Lounge (Inside the Stanford Court Hotel, 905 California St.)
Looking for a casual bite? Aurea Café and Lounge offers an assortment of pastries, salads and sandwiches during their Continental Breakfast Buffet. How about a drink (or two)? Their variety of house specialty cocktails, local beers, wines and spirits will be sure to help you relax and unwind.
Osso Steakhouse (1177 California St.)
Known for their specialty steaks and their rigid beef aging and preparation, Osso has been recognized by USA Today as one of the “top 10 steaks in America." It’s no secret why their cuisine is “Osso Good!”
Del Popolo (855 Bush St.)
People have been obsessing over Del Popolo’s mobile pizzeria. Now they can enjoy a slice of their Neapolitan-inspired pizza at their brick-and-mortar restaurant. Guests can also tap into a curated list of wine and beer.
Parallel 37 (Inside The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco)
Parallel 37 offers an eye and stomach-pleasing menu that combines casual and fine dining. Guests can enjoy a wide range of delectable meats and seafood options paired with an extensive list of wine. If you don’t have the time for a five-course meal, you can opt for “Burgers and Beers Wednesdays” at the Bar at Parallel 37.
The Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar (Inside the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.)
If you’re staying at the Fairmont Hotel, don’t miss out on what the Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar has to offer. From buffet-style or a la carte dining in a neo-classical setting, Laurel Court offers a seasonal, California coastal-inspired menu that includes their fresh salads, dry-aged steaks, market-driven seafood, and much more.