Pacific Heights, San Francisco Places

Part of our San Francisco travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Pacific Heights, including Haas-Lilienthal House, Betelnut and Nest.
  • The best place in Pacific Heights San Francisco: Haas-Lilienthal House

    Haas-Lilienthal House

    2007 Franklin St
    Tours: Su 11AM-4PM, W and Sa noon-3PM. Tours leave every 20 to 30 minutes and last about 1 hour. General admission: $8, Seniors and Children 12 and under: $5. This is an 11,500 square foot Queen Anne Victorian, built solely out of redwood in 1886 for William Haas. It has been fully preserved as per its original design. It presently houses the San Francisco Architectural Heritage who offer tours inside the house and around the grounds.
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  • Betelnut


    2030 Union St
    Su-Th 11:30AM-11PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-midnight. $22-$55. "Pejiu Wu" means side street beer house. Along with oversized mugs of Asian beer you will find Pan-Asian authentic regional dishes. The food here tends to be quite hot. With its authentic style cuisine, it has become a Cow Hollow establishment. Look out for the long lines though and the staff can sometimes be a bit unfriendly.
  • Nest


    2300 Fillmore St
    M-F 10:30AM-6:30PM, Sa 10:30AM-6PM, Su 11AM-6PM. French-inspired furniture, gifts, and accessories.
    Pacific Heights
  • Atherton House

    Atherton House

    1990 California St
    An 1881 Victorian mansion that was built for Mrs. Doming de Goni Atherton by an unknown architect. It was one of the first Queen Anne residences in San Francisco. It is reported to be haunted, and is a stop on the haunted tour of San Francisco.
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  • Kiehl's

    2360 Fillmore St
    M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Chain store offering facial and body scrubs, cleansers, and fragrances for both men and women. Lots of free samples for you if you cannot make up your mind.
    Pacific Heights
  • Fantasy of Lights

    Union St and Fillmore St
    First Sa in December, 6PM-9PM. Free. This is a month long celebration that sees local shop owners adorning their windows with the prettiest of lights, in an attempt to capture the coveted prize of "Best Lighting Effect." It all starts with an opening night parade when the lights are officially turned on and is followed by a month of programs and events. Although it's certainly pretty, it's probably not going to help with the global warming problem!
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  • Margaret O'Leary

    2400 Fillmore St
    M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11PM-5PM. Ladies store specializing in high-end knits and accessories.
    Pacific Heights
  • San Francisco Public Library — Golden Gate Valley Branch

    1801 Green St
    M-Tu 10AM-6PM, W 12PM-8PM, Th 1PM-7PM, F-Sa 1PM-6PM. Built in 1917 by architect Ernest Coxhead, this unique "Beaux-Arts" library was modeled on a Roman basilica. Today in the 21st century, it has free internet facilities.
    Marina eat nearby
  • Heritage Walks

    2007 Franklin St
    Hours vary — see website. $8-$10. These architectural tours of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow are given by the San Francisco Architectural Heritage Foundation and focus mainly on its abundance of "Painted Ladies" (no... not grandma! — it refers to Edwardian and Victorian mansions) as well as the historical underpinnings of the area. They offer several different tours of varying lengths so check their website for specific details.
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  • Clay Theater

    2261 Fillmore St
    50 Bargain Matinee: $8.00 (M-F before 6PM, Sa-Su 1st showing). The Art Deco/Neo-Classical Clay Theater was built in 1910 and is one of the oldest movie theaters in the city. It specializes in indie and international films. It's a small little theater, with smallish seats and an even smaller screen; but its got a cozy atmosphere, its popcorn comes laden with butter, and overall it's a great place to catch an art house film.
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  • Oliviers & Co.

    2208 Fillmore St
    , 2208 Fillmore St (near Sacramento St), ☎ +1 415 474-1408, e-mail: M-Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Boutique store that sells provincial olive and balsamic vinegars from all over the world — like Sicily and Haute Provence.
    Pacific Heights
  • Bee Market

    2266 Union St
    M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Owned by French woman Virginie Wallace, this European furniture store always has something interesting on offer. Their French inspired collection is simple yet elegantly crafted and blends both classical and modern elements of furniture design.
  • Gallery of Jewels

    2101 Union St
    M-Sa 1PM-6:30PM, Sa 11AM-6PM. This gallery sells distinctive, limited edition jewelry handcrafted by local and international designers. They have an good variety of silver, gold and platinum accessories and sell jewelry for both men and women.
  • Images of the North

    2036 Union St
    Tu-Sa 11AM-5:30PM and by appt. Free. Features a eclectic collection of prints, sculpture, and jewelry from Alaskan and Canadian Inuit artists. The artwork sold here is an interpretation of Arctic life and culture.
    Marina eat nearby
  • Harris'


    2100 Van Ness Ave
    Excellent steak house; luxurious dining (plush seats, table cloths, brass chandeliers, etc.).
    Nob Hill
  • Pomodoro


    1875 Union St
    Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr, Sa 11AM-11PM. $14-$22. Featuring risottos, pastas, meats, and seafood; this restaurant also has a nice open garden patio in the back and a full bar.
  • Rose's Cafe

    Rose's Cafe

    2298 Union St
    M-Th 7AM-10PM, F 7AM-11PM, Sa 8AM-11PM, Su 8AM-10PM. $16-$30. Features Italian and Californian fare created using fresh organic and local produce; this is certainly a restaurant for the more environmentally conscious. It's a very romantic spot and a favorite among locals.
  • Harry's Bar

    Harry's Bar

    2020 Fillmore St
    M-F 11:30AM-2AM, Sa-Su 10AM-2AM. Good neighborhood bar in Pacific Heights with a casual atmosphere. Popular with local professionals.
    Pacific Heights
  • SPQR


    1911 Fillmore
    M-Tu 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5PM-10PM, W-Th 5PM-10PM, F 5PM-11PM, Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11:30AM-10PM. Beautiful European stylized restaurant with a great menu of Italian cuisine and wine, serving walk-ins only - keeping the clientèle local and less stuffy than reservation only dinning.
    Pacific Heights
  • Annie's Bistro

    2819 California St
    M-W 5:30PM-9:30PM, Th 5:30PM-10:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10:30PM, Sa-Su 10:30AM-2:30PM. $25-$35. Great little bistro that has an extensive collection of Californian wines. The menu reflects the usual staples that you'd expect to find at a bistro like pain perdue, crepes, and crème brulee; however, it also has many more traditional Californian dishes as well.
    Pacific Heights
  • La Mediterranee

    2210 Fillmore St
    Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM. $10-$15. Serving up affordable Middle Eastern classics like quiche, hummos, pita bread, and kebabs.
    Pacific Heights
  • Thai Stick 2001

    2001 Fillmore Street
    Affordable and delicious traditional Thai food right at the corner of Fillmore and Pine.
    Pacific Heights
  • Solstice Restaurant and Lounge

    2801 California St
    5PM-midnight daily. $8-$17. Modern well decorated restaurant and lounge that serves up tasty, yet affordable treats like "gorgonzola mac-n-cheese" and "tempura battered fish tacos." It gets very packed in the evenings... a good sign!
    Pacific Heights
  • Alta Plaza Playground

    Alta Plaza Playground

    Washington St at Scott St
    Alta Plaza is a park in San Francisco, California, USA and caps the top of the western edge of Pacific Heights. It falls under the jurisdiction of the City's Supervisorial District 2. The park is served by several San Francisco Municipal Railway bus lines.
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  • Jackson Fillmore Trattoria

    2506 Fillmore St
    Tu-Sa 5:30PM-10PM, Su 5PM-9:30PM. $25-$45. This 3 star trattoria serves up old-style southern Italian food and wine from the region. The food is excellent and affordable (given the quality) and the place is usually crowded as a result.
    Pacific Heights
  • Swedenborgian Church

    Swedenborgian Church

    2107 Lyon St
    Swedenborgian Church is a Swedenborgian church significant for its architecture in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is regarded as one of California's earliest pure Arts and Crafts buildings. The first pastor of the church the Reverend Joseph Worcester bought the land and worked with the architects to design the church. It remains essentially the same as when it was built.
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