There is no shortage of utterly delicious food in San Francisco; in fact, there is an (awesome) excess. But delicious food and awe-inspiring experiences are two different things. With an awe-inspiring restaurant, the design, the service, and the food can surprise and delight you in ways that you have never experienced before. Maybe it's an entirely unexpected flavor, or maybe the decor is completely transportive, or the service goes well above and beyond the norm — or maybe it's any combination therein.
Either way, the restaurants on this list hit that mark, leaving you reveling in your time there. Some are old (House of Prime Rib), and others are new (In Situ), but they all have a common thread of leaving you amazed.
Read on for 11 SF restaurants that absolutely surprise and delight, listed in alphabetical order.
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