Comfort Inn By the Bay
2775 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109-1497
Phone: (415) 928-5000
Fax: (415) 441-3990x513
Whole dungeness crab roasted in garlic sauce, filet mignon, farm fresh Hawaiian sunfish filet, New York steak are just a few of the exciting dishes on the menu. If you need to satisfy those endless cravings for thick juicy steaks and fresh seafood, come on down to Boboquivari's where you are sure to have a good time! A colorful, festive interior, a mahogany bar, leather booths and striped linens add to the vivacious ambiance, so much so that the restaurant seems alive with good cheer as it will put you right at ease and you will certainly enjoy your meal!
Baker Street Bistro, this neighborhood eatery is small but welcoming, strictly serving affordable French cuisine. Located in the Presidio Heights district, it has been recognized as one of the city's Top 100 restaurants by the 'San Francisco Chronicle.' This is no small feat considering the competition. The atmosphere is that of a typical bistro, simple, clean and comfortable. Outdoor seating is limited but available. Dinner entrees include Sonoma Rabbit in a light Dijon sauce served with pasta and fresh vegetables and a Ragout of Lamb served with Duchesse potatoes. The wine list is adequate with a nice selection of Californian and French champagne, white, red and sparkling wines. You will find that everything is wonderful, from the Escargots Forrestiere to the Creme Brulee.
You can enjoy one of the city's best sushi menus at Ace Wasabi restaurant, popularly known as "Ace Wasabi's Rock n Roll Sushi". What you can expect here is a hearty Japanese meal at an affordable price. The menu sports traditional nigiri sushi, and the special rolls including the Ace Wasabi crab, eel and macadamia nuts, and the Three Amigos with tuna, yellow tail, eel and veggies, which should not be missed. The restaurant is always bustling with Marina locals. The front area of the restaurant is the perfect place to socialize, with a pub-like atmosphere. But if you are looking for a quiet meal, the back room of the restaurant is ideal.
This authentic tavern located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco offers a warm welcoming atmosphere and delicious German, Austrian cuisine. The decor leans on the side of kitschy with rich wood panelling, oil paintings, family photos, mounted antlers and the waitresses in traditional dirndls outfits. Patrons can order a "das boot" which is a large glass boot vessel for beer or one of their many delicious menu items including pappardele, house-made sausage, goulash, vegetable strudel and more.
For those who are always looking to try something new, Helmand Palace offers Afghan cuisine which is undeniably very unique in terms of flavors and aromas. First-timers must try tantalizing dishes like the Aushak, Mourgh Challow, Kaddo and Dwopiaza, each cooked in traditional Afghani style. The restaurant is a simple eatery that exudes an old-world vibe, decked out with artifacts and paintings. They also offer efficient delivery and take-out service.
San Francisco food critics have sung this place's praises since it opened. It serves some of the best Thai food in the city in a beautiful setting at affordable prices. Recommended dishes include Pad Ta-lay Seafood in Hot Chili Sauce with Mint and Lemon Leaves, Snapper Chu-Chee, and Pad Makuer (sauteed eggplant with garlic, green chili sauce, and basil). Vegetarians will find fewer selections here than at some other Thai restaurants, but still can do well. Check website for details.
The Farm-to-table approach to dining is echoed in the rustic hues of the wooden furniture, ceramic lampshades and a show-stopping illuminated wooden wall where house-preserved jars of delicacies are proudly displayed. The menu features seasonal specials that change daily according to what's fresh in market, and each of these dishes is as carefully crafted as the décor of the restaurant. Comprised of a bar area, dining area and outdoor seating, there's a space for every mood. Dishes like Air Dried Beef with Eggplant Tartar, Summer Chicories and Mountain Rose Potatoes and Grilled Country Bread with Scrambled Egg and Chicken Skin feature on the menu. The bar list is also quite nice, with a good selection of wines from small producers and craft cocktails like the Gilded Lily and The Baccarat. For reservations, visit the website.
Polker's Gourmet Burgers is an all-American cafe that is nice, but not pretentious. It finds a comfortable meeting ground between greasy spoons and the cheesy theme burger cafes. On the weekends, this spot is very busy with customers from the neighborhood. The menu offers contemporary American favorites like hamburgers, salads, sandwiches and milkshakes. The breakfast menu features unique varieties of Eggs Benedict like Eggs Blackstone (tomatoes and bacon), Salmon Bene with smoked salmon and spinach, and the Indulgence Omelet (grilled spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and ham topped with Hollandaise Sauce). The service is great.
The Brick Yard is a fantastic restaurant and sports bar that serves California cuisine and is especially known for their burgers. There are 14 beers on tap and plenty of televisions to watch sports games. Their wooden tables and brick walls create a warm and laid-back atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Whether you come to The Brick Yard for just a drink or for a meal, you'll know you'll have a good time.
In spite of its chain-restaurant status, McCormick and Kuleto is a sprawling, brightly lit seafood house and is one of the most popular restaurants in Ghirardelli Square. Tourists and locals happily feast on an enormous selection of fresh seafood at reasonable prices. An unusual menu item is the Oyster Bisque in heavy cream sauce, which is a dairy-lover's dream come true, but the more health-conscious folk enjoy grilled fish platters or the shellfish choices. Although the atmosphere is very upscale, this is one of the few seafood restaurants of its kind where kids are more than welcome.
Zarzuela has been a San Franciscan favorite since opening in 1994 and the quaint little gem perennially buzzes with patrons from the likes of locals to Spanish expats in the city. The food here is wonderful, lovingly prepared Spanish cuisine, served in the warm intimacy of a neighborhood tradition. Try the Tortilla Espana, a Spanish potato omelet, or empanadas, or chef Lucas Gasco's signature Paella. An extensive list of Mediterranean wines complements your meal perfectly. Select a table amidst rustic indoors or one on the patio that truly transports you to Barcelona.
Amarena embodies the understated yet sophisticated tastes of its clientele. The corner-street restaurant invites guests into a warm and intimate ambiance that's reminiscent of a quintessential trattoria in Italy. It prides itself on daily-fresh homemade pasta and incorporates exotic flavors. Tuck into Lasagna, Ravioli di Zucca or Spaghetti with Clams, Parsley and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Delicious small plates like Bruschetta della Casa, Souffle' of Polenta served with Sage and Parmigiano Reggiano Sauce, and mains like Veal Scaloppini and Chicken Breast stuffed with Cranberries and Ricotta cheese represent the menu. Complement your meal with an affordable selection of Italian and Californian wines and sign off with classical Tiramisu or Creme Brulee.