CloseImage 1 of 23 The Peking Duck with Kumquat Glaze, Traditional Condiments in Sesame Packets served at China Live in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The Peking Duck with Kumquat Glaze, Traditional Condiments in Sesame Packets served at China Live in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle The best restaurants in San Francisco for a big night out, according to OpenTable 1 / 23 Back to Gallery
Looking to pop champagne, blow out some candles, or otherwise celebrate a big occasion? It might be time for a night out on the town.
OpenTable, a restaurant reservation platform, put together a list of best restaurants around the country for a "big night out." Of the 100 restaurants nationwide, four in San Francisco made the cut. If we had to pick a theme among them, it would be meat.
For starters, there's the San Francisco classic, House of Prime Rib, where you go for a juicy cut of meat and stay for the delicious sides and excellent service. It's a repeat favorite on The Chronicle's Top 100 restaurants list.
Then, there's a relative newcomer to the S.F. food scene: Ayesha Curry and chef Michael Mina's International Smoke. The menu features barbecue from around the world, not just the usual American fare you might be used to, and (perhaps unsurprisingly) seems to be a rising favorite for celebrities when they're in town; Obama even dined there in February.
But if it's duck you're after, China Live may be the spot for your big night out. It's a massive three-story modern Chinese restaurant with an even more massive menu. Diners love the peking duck and dumplings.
Fourth and finally, OpenTable suggests heading to Slanted Door at the Ferry Building for your special occasion. The restaurant's cellophane noodles with crab and clay pot chicken are both popular, but The Chronicle's Tara Duggan writes Slanted Door's most iconic dish is the shaking beef, a $43 dish made with cubes of grass-fed filet mignon.
OpenTable compiled the list using diner reviews from March 2018 to February 2019.
"The list spotlights the restaurants that have all the ingredients for the perfect big night out — upbeat energy, innovative cocktails, robust wine lists, and, of course, outstanding food," said Caroline Potter, chief dining officer at OpenTable, in a press release.
Source : https://www.chron.com/food/article/best-dinner-sf-special-occasion-anniversary-bday-13861682.php