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Romantic Dining in San Francisco

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic city for dining than San Francisco. And with over 3,000 restaurants just waiting to be discovered, it will be a while before you exhaust all the fine restaurant options here.

Here’s our pick of just a few of the best spots for romantic dining in San Francisco…


The Moonraker is part of the Best Western Hotel Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, 7 miles south of San Francisco Intl Airport. It’s definitely worth the drive down the coast to enjoy a romantic dinner at this seaside restaurant. The view of the sunset over the waves is just gorgeous, there’s seafood like Salmon and Rock Lobster along with a nice selection of wines and some live piano music as well. Pick a nice day, check for sunset times, reserve a window table, and enjoy. 105 Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA (650) 359 0303

Bistro Aix:

Very reasonably priced French/Californian/Italian Bistro down at the Marina. Both Traditional and “cutting edge” favorites are on the menu here. White tableclothe settings, artwork and a wraparound bar make for a warm, inviting and quieter atmosphere. Bonus: outdoor dining on the patio very romantic. 3340 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA (415) 202-0100

First Crush:

Critically acclaimed wine lounge and restaurant. If you love your wine, especially California wine, this is a great place to dine. Over 400 different vintages available here. The menu changes by the season and allows you to put together a combination of tastes to fully bring out the “flavor of the vine”. Casual but classy atmosphere, priced reasonably too. 101 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA (415)982-7874

Pier 39:

Not just one romantic restaurant, but at least 10 establishments along this popular Fisherman’s Wharf section of the San Francisco waterfront. Our choice for romantic dining for two would be Neptunes Palace Seafood Restaurant. The view across the Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz is outstanding. Neptunes has been called one of the finest seafood restaurants in San Francisco. (415)434-2260

Copyright © 2005 Excellent Romantic Vacations

Author Info:

Greg Mattson is the editor of Excellent Romantic Vacations – A guide to great romantic vacations & getaways in the USA and around the world. You can find out more about romantic dining in San Francisco in our Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco page.