San Francisco Restaurants near City Hall

Our list of the best food near City Hall. Our top pick: Jardiniere.
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  • City Hall

    City Hall

    1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
    Management@sfgov.org. Brochures are available for visitors to take a self-guided tour: M-F 8AM-8PM Docent led tours: M–F 10AM, noon, 2PM. Tours: Self guided and docent led tours are free unless you're a private group of eight or more persons. Designed by Arthur Brown Jr., and opened in 1915, the architecture of the building was heavily influenced by the "City Beautiful Movement," which in turn reflected the American Renaissance style of the time. Its "Beaux-Arts" dome (the fifth largest in the world) was modeled after that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy. The building itself is huge, 393 feet long, by 273 feet wide, and 307 feet high — occupying a full two blocks of San Francisco's downtown real estate. It is considered by many admirers to be the most impressive building in the city. Inside, it features a large rotunda with a grandiose staircase leading up to the second floor. The walls are adorned with oak paneling and the ceilings with crystal chandeliers. City Hall is the site of much history — In 1954 Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe wed here. In 1978, Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated here.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Jardiniere

    Jardiniere

    300 Grove St
    Dinner: Su-W 5PM-10:30PM, Th-Sa 5PM-11:30PM, hours are extended to accommodate neighborhood performances. $50-$150. French food in American style, quite pricey, great decor, appetizers, deserts, mixed reviews on entrees. They have both an "à la carte" and a "prix-fixe" menu.
    Downtown
  • Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

    Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

    398 Hayes St
    Tu-W 11:30AM-midnight, Th-F 11:30AM-2AM, Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 11AM-10PM. Restyles the rustic foods of southern France into sleek urban classics. Wonderful (expensive) cocktails based on 100-year old recipes. Not the cheapest place in town, but affordable and the quality of the food is an excellent value. A pretty, white-tablecloth setting and excellent service make this a lovely lunch spot. Avoid weekend evenings before 8PM, when crowds from the nearby theater district can mean a wait. And they now serve absinthe.
    Downtown
  • Crab House at Pier 39

    Crab House at Pier 39

    Pier 39, Second Level, West Side
    Su-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM. $18-$60. Voted "Best Crab in San Francisco" and famous for it's "Killer Crab" — 2 pounds of Dungeness Crab! Comes with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
    Downtown
  • ZUNI Café

    ZUNI Café

    1658 Market St
    Zuni Cafe is a restaurant in San Francisco, California. Named after the Zuni tribe, it was established in 1979 by Billy West, and with chef Judy Rodgers. It is located on Market Street in San Francisco. Rogers was with Zuni as chef and co-owner since it was founded in 1987. Gilbert Pilgram joined Zuni Café as a co-owner in 2006."
    Downtown
  • Starbucks

    1390 Market St
    M-F 5AM-8:30PM, Sa-Su 6AM-8:30PM. Ubiquitous Starbucks set just behind the Civic Center Plaza, so another convenient place to enjoy a coffee pre or post performance.
    Downtown
  • Soluna Cafe and Lounge

    272 McAllister St
    M-F 11:30AM-10PM, Sa 5PM-10PM. Just a stones throw from the performing arts buildings, it's a great place to grab a cappuccino just before the overture.
    Downtown
  • Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

    Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

    398 Hayes St
    With its lively, informal décor evocative of turn-of-the-century France, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood romances locals and visitors alike.
    Downtown
  • Espetus

    Espetus

    1686 Market St
    Authentic Brazilian Steak House serving 12-14 different types of meat Rodizio style.
    Downtown
  • Alioto's

    Alioto's

    No. 8 Fisherman’s Wharf
    Established in 1925 by the Alioto family, it plates Sicilian recipes incorporating the local, fresh seafood.
    Downtown
  • Bossa Nova SF

    Bossa Nova SF

    139 8th street
  • Sauce

    Sauce

    131 Gough St
  • Rich Table

    Rich Table

    199 Gough St.
  • Hayes Street Grill

    324 Hayes St
  • Boxing Room

    Boxing Room

    399 Grove Street
    A Southern Louisiana restaurant in San Francisco's Hayes Valley
    Downtown
  • Asia SF

    201 9th St
  • Opaque - Dining in the Dark

    Opaque - Dining in the Dark

    689 McAllister St
    Opaque San Francisco - dining in the dark takes you on a journey of taste which will enhance your world of senses - California
    Downtown
  • Forbes Island

    Sea Lion Harbor — H Dock
    Fancy a bit of an adventure for your next dining experience? Well, how about dining on a floating island? Forbes Island is a floating wooden island (100 foot by 50 foot) complete with a lighthouse, waterfall, and real palm trees. It was built in 1975 and was originally intended to be a floating home... the creator was inspired by the novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." The dining room is partially under water and portholes give you an underwater view from your table. It's moored about 100 yards from the sea lions at Pier 39 and a pontoon ride will have to take you there and back... so don't drink too much! The cuisine is French.
    Downtown
  • Ananda Fuara

    1298 Market St
    M-Tu, Th-Sa 8AM-8PM, W 8AM-3PM. $6-$11. This vegetarian restaurant is a little different as it's run by an Indian religious order called 'Sri Chinmoy'. Ananda Fuara means the "Fountain of Delight" and their food is intended to harmonize you both inside and out.
    Downtown
  • Espetus Churrascaria

    Espetus Churrascaria

    1686 Market St
  • Acre Cafe

    The Thoreau Center, Building 1013, 1st Floor
    This cafe is situated in the Presidio and it has excellent views over the landscape. It's popular with workers from the nearby offices but fatigued tourists stumble in every now and again. They serve simple international food like organic soups, salads, and sandwiches with a heavy focus on fresh healthy ingredients like free range chicken.
    Downtown
  • Fatted Calf

    Fatted Calf

    320 Fell St
  • Canto do Brazil

    41 Franklin St
    M-Sa 11AM-3PM, Su-Th 5PM-9PM, F-Sa 5PM-10PM. Dinner: $14-$21. Traditional Brazilian food, very affordable, but mixed reviews on service.
    Downtown
  • Market Street Grill

    1231 Market St
    Breakfast: 6:30AM-11AM daily, Lunch: 11AM-2PM daily, Dinner: 5PM-10PM daily. $18-$40. Serves up Asian and Italian inspired dishes using fresh American ingredients in an ornately decorated dining room. They also have live piano playing most nights of the week.
    Downtown
  • Magnolia Brewing Company

    and operates a second restaurant down the street
  • Marina

    West and East Marinas
    Don't get lost among all the tourist stores, and forget that Pier 39 is a pier after all — so why not check out the impressive flotilla of vessels moored at its 11 docks on either side of the pier.
    Downtown
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