West Coast Travel: San Francisco Dining

San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist cities in the U.S., and it features an eclectic mix of cuisine from different cultures. You can satisfy whatever your tastebuds are craving there. If you need a few recommendations, below are four restaurants that you should not miss out on:

  • cliff house restaurantCliff House

Literally built into rock, the Cliff House showcases views of the ocean and incomparable sunsets. The Sunday brunch in the Terrace Room is what to go for. Indulge in poached salmon, pasta carbonara, seasonal salads, made-from-scratch pastries, scrambled eggs, their popovers, and endless champagne and coffee. hike around the remains of the Sutro Bath House. Before your brunch, hike around the remains of the Sutro Bath House that burnt down in the late 1800’s. If you would prefer to go for dinner, try for a Friday night when they feature a live jazz band from 7-11p.m.

  • The House

If you can only make it to one of these restaurants, The House would be my pick to dine at. For your entree have the sea bass in the garlic ginger soy sauce. Add the wasabi noodles to the order (they will melt in your mouth). Second choice (though hardly) would be the miso black cod with crab avocado maki.

  • La Taqueria

Located on Mission St. in the Mission District, La Taqueria is small and quaint, but you can tell by the line wrapping around the place (and out the door) that the food is anything but ordinary. You can find tourists from all over the world at this little treat. The tacos have been highly rated multiple times so of course, the recommendation here is tacos. Just be prepared to get messy!

  • greens restaurant, californiaGreens Restaurant

Greens is one of the most popular vegan restaurants in the city, and something not to miss even if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian. Chef Annie Somerville is constantly tailoring the menu and creating unique, seasonal dishes made from the freshest ingredients. There is also Greens-to-Go if you want to pick up something quick while you’re exploring the city.

Info courtesy of the cliff house, the house, and the greens restaurant.