Try Out These Top San Francisco Restaurants This Spring

The San Francisco dining scene is as diverse as the city’s thriving culture. As you explore all that San Francisco’s restaurants have to offer, you’ll find unique fusions of taste and new dining concepts unlike those in any other city in the nation. Below you’ll find just a few of the current top restaurants in San Francisco, all within easy travel distance from your Carmel Rincon apartment.

Bar Tartine

The menu at Bar Tartine (located at 561 Valencia Street) is as unique as they come. Each dish created by co-chefs Nick and Courtney draws its taste from a variety of cultures, including Hungarian, Japanese, and Danish cuisine. Many of Bar Tartine’s dishes feature items that are made from scratch or even fermented in-house for the ultimate in local, fresh flavor. The menu is constantly evolving, meaning you’ll find exciting new items alongside old favorites every time you visit. On the drink menu, you’ll discover a variety of local and small-producer beers and wines. Bar Tartine is open for dinner every night of the week and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday.


Created by chef Melissa Perello, Frances features authentic Californian cuisine like you’ve never had before. The menu changes daily to reflect ingredients purchased from local Northern California farmers. No matter the day, you’ll find only the freshest offerings waiting to delight your taste buds in this upscale yet down-to-Earth eatery. Frances is known not only for its delicious food, but its stellar service and appealing atmosphere as well. Each meal will wrap you in an honest, simple, but delectable experience that can only be found in San Francisco. Don’t forget to try the house wine—it’s been called “as distinctive as the address” by some of the most renowned food critics in the U.S.

Yank Sing

Located inside the historic Rincon Center just seconds from your apartment, Yank Sing specializes in both traditional and contemporary Deem Sum dishes designed to delight. On weekends, you can find a table at the restaurant’s expanded seating area in the Rincon Atrium. Every dish is prepared fresh each day for a Deem Sum experience whenever you’re craving it. A few popular favorites include the signature Shanghai dumpling, Peking duck-by-the-slice, and the vegetarian-friendly snap peas dish. Yank Sing has a long, prestigious history of culinary awards; most recently, the restaurant has been named one of ZAGAT’s 2014 Most Popular Bay Area Restaurants and is listed in The 2014 MICHELIN Guide to San Francisco.

State Bird Provisions

State Bird Provisions, created and owned by chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, is not so much a restaurant as it is a culinary workshop. This unique venue has recreated California cuisine, offering a freeform, continually-changing menu of dishes served dim sum-style. Some of the restaurant’s most well-known dishes include pancakes with smoked sturgeon, guinea hen dumplings with broth, and, of course, fried quail (the California state bird). State Bird Provisions has enjoyed national acclaim for its innovation, atmosphere, and the top-tier quality of every dish that rolls out of the kitchen. Keep in mind that reservations are preferred, though walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When you live at Carmel Rincon, you can take your taste buds on an adventure every day as you enjoy the diverse restaurant scene unique to San Francisco. When it’s time to retire home, you’ll love your city views, stainless steel appliances, and wall-to-wall luxury carpet. Check us out on the web to find out the many benefits of coming home to Carmel Rincon


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