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14 of SF’s best Hotel Bars and Restaurants

Where to eat and drink even if you’re not staying there

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Even locals should check out these 14 hotel bars and restaurants, for their swanky decor, drinks, and food. Have a staycation, or just swing by before or after the theater, as they’re mostly located right in the heart of downtown SF.

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1. Dim Sum Club

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2550 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA

Nestled within the Da Vinci Villa Hotel, Dim Sum Club is a no-frills hidden gem. It has Cantonese classics like chicken and broccoli, and fried rice, but the dim sum is the order here. Choose from pork buns, steamed shrimp dumplings, pork and shrimp shumai, vegetarian dumplings, and soup dumplings. Or, just get them all, because they are all of very high quality, with full pieces of shrimp, tender, chewy wrappers, and expert folding.

2. Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

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950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 772-5278
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Underneath the stately Fairmont lurks this retro tiki bar, complete with an indoor lagoon, fake rain storms, and a tiki boat that holds a live band. A destination on its own or maybe the best hotel bar ever, Tonga is a must for every local and visitor. Food is fine, drinks are pretty good, the ambiance is everything.

3. Parallel 37 Ritz-Carlton

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600 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 773-6168
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It’s the Ritz, so as one might expect, this is a sumptuous dining experience. The bar and lounge is the place for a casual bite, especially on Wednesdays when it’s “Burgers and Beers.” From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. feast on the P37 burger for $15, $5 beers, or a combo beer/burger for $18. The surroundings are sleek and will make you feel rich, even if you’re only having one drink.

Parallel 37/Ritz-Carlton

4. Top of the Mark

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1 Nob Hl
San Francisco, CA
(415) 616-6916
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Go for the view, a martini, and some spiced nuts. It’s not the hippest, but it’s a classic, classy place to gaze at the beautiful SF skyline. It’s really the best view in town, especially when paired with some live jazz, and a friendly companion.

5. Big 4 Restaurant

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1075 California St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 771-1140
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Old-school, with dark wood and snobby waiters, Big 4 brings SF’s retro glam back to life. Perched atop Nob Hill in the bottom of the classic Huntington Hotel, it’s a white table-clothed enclave with a menu of pleasing, and unsurprising dishes.

6. Burritt Room Tavern

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417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 400-0561
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Within the Mystic Hotel, at the mouth of the Stockton Tunnel, Burritt Room consistently serves some of the city’s best drinks. Now under the purview of chef Charlie Palmer, the menu is hearty take on “tavern” food, with wings, tots, bone marrow, and chops all owning a spot.

Burritt Room

7. Campton Place

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340 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 781-5555
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A two Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, Campton Place has long been one of the best dining destinations in town. Eat the “spice route” menu of California-influenced Indian dishes, or head to the bar for a paired down menu of classics like a chicken club sandwich, mixed with kerala fish curry.

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8. Rambler

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545 Post St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 549-8008

Within Hotel Zeppelin, Ramber takes up a historic bit of real estate, as it was home to Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio. Now its dark, moody, and chock full of high-end cocktails. The ground level bar is a good place to hang, but the dining room is a cozy, intimate place for drinks and dinner. American classics like roast chicken and pork chops are solid choices.

9. Redwood Room

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495 Geary St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 775-4700
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Newly restored within the Clift Hotel, this is swanky hotel bar will make you feel very fancy indeed. Perch at the bar with a Redwood martini with blue cheese-stuff olives paired with 4505 mini corn dogs, or order full dinner. Decompression hour is their version of happy hour, Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Redwood Room

10. Dirty Habit

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12 4th St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA
(415) 348-1555
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Inside the styled out dining room, or on the roomy patio outside, Dirty Habit is an excellent bar for the guests of Hotel Zelos, or just people who like a great cocktail. There’s a whole list of boilermakers on offer, plus snacks like wagyu beef tongue, foie gras with Hawaiian bread and strawberry prserves, and oysters.

11. Kin Khao

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55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 362-7456
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You’ll barely even register that this restaurant is in the Parc 55, until you have to go down the winding hallway to find the bathroom. Get a creative cocktail at the bar, or sit down for a dinner of some very excellent Thai food. Expect creative, off-the-beaten-path offerings here; whatever you do, don’t miss the “pretty hot wings” that are tangy, sour, and spicy, and come with a hot towel for swabbing down the mess.

12. The Cavalier

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360 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 321-6000
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From the party-makers behind Leo’s Oyster Bar and Marlowe, The Cavalier gives Hotel Zetta a slightly British vibe. A clubby, pubby interior with black and white tile is a great place to grab a craft cocktail, or order up fish and chips, lamb scrumpets, or a scotched duck egg. Duck into Marianne’s for a more intimate, and cool, cocktail experience.

13. CHAMBERS eat + drink

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601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 469-5178
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Dark, moody interiors are the setting for dinner and drinks at Chambers, located in the Phoenix Hotel. Like all hotels, the menu is meant to include something for everyone, but with a twist. Kobe tri-tip, octopus confit, and fried oyster bao take it to the next level.

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14. PLÄJ

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333 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 294-8925
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SF isn’t known for its abundance of Scandinavian food, so Plaj stands out from the crowd from the start. Elk, foie gras, and Swedish meatballs are great reasons to visit this restaurant within the Inn at the Opera, including the playful Nordic decor.

1. Dim Sum Club

2550 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Nestled within the Da Vinci Villa Hotel, Dim Sum Club is a no-frills hidden gem. It has Cantonese classics like chicken and broccoli, and fried rice, but the dim sum is the order here. Choose from pork buns, steamed shrimp dumplings, pork and shrimp shumai, vegetarian dumplings, and soup dumplings. Or, just get them all, because they are all of very high quality, with full pieces of shrimp, tender, chewy wrappers, and expert folding.

2550 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA

2. Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA

Underneath the stately Fairmont lurks this retro tiki bar, complete with an indoor lagoon, fake rain storms, and a tiki boat that holds a live band. A destination on its own or maybe the best hotel bar ever, Tonga is a must for every local and visitor. Food is fine, drinks are pretty good, the ambiance is everything.

950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA

3. Parallel 37 Ritz-Carlton

600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
Parallel 37/Ritz-Carlton

It’s the Ritz, so as one might expect, this is a sumptuous dining experience. The bar and lounge is the place for a casual bite, especially on Wednesdays when it’s “Burgers and Beers.” From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. feast on the P37 burger for $15, $5 beers, or a combo beer/burger for $18. The surroundings are sleek and will make you feel rich, even if you’re only having one drink.

600 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA

4. Top of the Mark

1 Nob Hl, San Francisco, CA

Go for the view, a martini, and some spiced nuts. It’s not the hippest, but it’s a classic, classy place to gaze at the beautiful SF skyline. It’s really the best view in town, especially when paired with some live jazz, and a friendly companion.

1 Nob Hl
San Francisco, CA

5. Big 4 Restaurant

1075 California St, San Francisco, CA

Old-school, with dark wood and snobby waiters, Big 4 brings SF’s retro glam back to life. Perched atop Nob Hill in the bottom of the classic Huntington Hotel, it’s a white table-clothed enclave with a menu of pleasing, and unsurprising dishes.

1075 California St
San Francisco, CA

6. Burritt Room Tavern

417 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
Burritt Room

Within the Mystic Hotel, at the mouth of the Stockton Tunnel, Burritt Room consistently serves some of the city’s best drinks. Now under the purview of chef Charlie Palmer, the menu is hearty take on “tavern” food, with wings, tots, bone marrow, and chops all owning a spot.

417 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA

7. Campton Place

340 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
Taj Campton Place

A two Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, Campton Place has long been one of the best dining destinations in town. Eat the “spice route” menu of California-influenced Indian dishes, or head to the bar for a paired down menu of classics like a chicken club sandwich, mixed with kerala fish curry.

340 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA

8. Rambler

545 Post St, San Francisco, CA

Within Hotel Zeppelin, Ramber takes up a historic bit of real estate, as it was home to Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio. Now its dark, moody, and chock full of high-end cocktails. The ground level bar is a good place to hang, but the dining room is a cozy, intimate place for drinks and dinner. American classics like roast chicken and pork chops are solid choices.

545 Post St
San Francisco, CA

9. Redwood Room

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
Redwood Room

Newly restored within the Clift Hotel, this is swanky hotel bar will make you feel very fancy indeed. Perch at the bar with a Redwood martini with blue cheese-stuff olives paired with 4505 mini corn dogs, or order full dinner. Decompression hour is their version of happy hour, Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

495 Geary St
San Francisco, CA

10. Dirty Habit

12 4th St Fl 5, San Francisco, CA

Inside the styled out dining room, or on the roomy patio outside, Dirty Habit is an excellent bar for the guests of Hotel Zelos, or just people who like a great cocktail. There’s a whole list of boilermakers on offer, plus snacks like wagyu beef tongue, foie gras with Hawaiian bread and strawberry prserves, and oysters.

12 4th St Fl 5
San Francisco, CA

11. Kin Khao

55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA

You’ll barely even register that this restaurant is in the Parc 55, until you have to go down the winding hallway to find the bathroom. Get a creative cocktail at the bar, or sit down for a dinner of some very excellent Thai food. Expect creative, off-the-beaten-path offerings here; whatever you do, don’t miss the “pretty hot wings” that are tangy, sour, and spicy, and come with a hot towel for swabbing down the mess.

55 Cyril Magnin St
San Francisco, CA

12. The Cavalier

360 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA

From the party-makers behind Leo’s Oyster Bar and Marlowe, The Cavalier gives Hotel Zetta a slightly British vibe. A clubby, pubby interior with black and white tile is a great place to grab a craft cocktail, or order up fish and chips, lamb scrumpets, or a scotched duck egg. Duck into Marianne’s for a more intimate, and cool, cocktail experience.

360 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA

13. CHAMBERS eat + drink

601 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA
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Dark, moody interiors are the setting for dinner and drinks at Chambers, located in the Phoenix Hotel. Like all hotels, the menu is meant to include something for everyone, but with a twist. Kobe tri-tip, octopus confit, and fried oyster bao take it to the next level.

601 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA

14. PLÄJ

333 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

SF isn’t known for its abundance of Scandinavian food, so Plaj stands out from the crowd from the start. Elk, foie gras, and Swedish meatballs are great reasons to visit this restaurant within the Inn at the Opera, including the playful Nordic decor.

333 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA

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