This restaurant is a local legend. Founded in 1938 and known for its “world famous 18 Swedish pancakes,’’ this winningly old school eatery by the cable car tracks on the west side of the square has given generations of diners a tasty start to their day.
The flagship department store location is a great stop in any season is the home to an official Visitor Information Center on the Cellar Level.
Located on the southwest corner at Stockton and Geary streets, many top brands and designer labels can be found here.
A 1930s-style restaurant known for big steaks, big salads, chops and seafood, this place is a time capsule of old San Francisco. Frequented by the fictional detective Sam Spade in the book and film of Dashiell Hammett’s "The Maltese Falcon," John’s Grill displays a Maltese Falcon statue and features the hardboiled private eye’s favorite lunch: Sam Spade’s Lamb Chops.
This warm, minimal gallery space offers a plethora of contemporary art, with an emphasis on photography, among other mediums.
This gallery specializes in California artists such as Bruce Conner, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Paul Kos, among other notables.
Frank Lloyd Wright Building
The exterior arched brickwork and interior spiral ramp were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948 and predate his famed Guggenheim museum design in New York City by more than a decade.
This grand theater is home to the city’s most well-known theater company, the American Conservatory Theatre, whose productions star visiting headliners and home-grown ACT actors. Discount theater tickets are sold in Union Square proper at the TIX Bay Area booth.