San Francisco Restaurants near Tet Festival

Our list of the best food near Tet Festival. Our top pick: Fleur De Lys.
  • Tet Festival

    Larkin St and Ellis St
    Mid-January to mid-February 9:30AM–6PM. Free. Celebrate New Year's Vietnamese style at this festival. It attracts almost 30,000 each year to the area. It's mostly Vietnamese-Americans in attendance, but everyone is welcome and it's a great opportunity to sample some of the delicious Vietnamese dishes that they have in the Tenderloin, and of course to throw around some "lucky-money."
    Downtown food nearby
  • Fleur De Lys

    Fleur De Lys

    777 Sutter St
    M-Th 6PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10:30PM. $72-$170. This windowless Michelin Star restaurant is one of the finest formal French restaurants in the US and it frequently wins awards. The service is excellent and the food exceptional. They have a "prix-fixe" menu and over 700 wines to choose from.
  • Millennium


    580 Geary St
    Millennium’s cuisine is influenced by the flavors and styles of many cultures. We are dedicated to the essential earthly concepts of organic food production, including sustainable agriculture, supporting small local farms, as well as composting & recycling. We cook with only the freshest, organically grown produce and are proud to state that our restaurant is completely free of genetically modified foods. We believe that a gourmet dining experience can be created out of vegan, healthy, and environmentally friendly foods. Most importantly, we are dedicated to providing a deliciously memorable dining experience for every guest who walks through our doors. Enjoy!
  • Owl Tree

    Owl Tree

    601 Post St
    A small, quiet upscale bar that's great for conversation and relaxation after a long day of wandering around San Francisco. What used to be a dive bar with walls adorned with tacky owl memorabilia, is now another upscale watering hole in the 'Loin, where cocktails have replaced draft beers as the drink of preference. There's still a mosaic owl on the outside though.
  • Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar

    Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar

    501 Geary St Breakfast: M-F 7AM-10:30AM, Brunch: Sa-Su 8AM-2:30PM Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner: Su-Th 5PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM. $30-$100. With 30-foot high ceilings supported by pillars, sunken tables, sculptures, and artwork adorning the walls, it's not hard to see that this place was once an elegant ballroom. Today it's an elegant dining room where they serve excellent French cuisine.
  • McQuade's Celtic Chutneys

    McQuade's Celtic Chutneys

    537 Jones St
    noon-midnight daily. $5-$8. Affordable and excellent selection of authentic Indian food. Speedy service and filling portions, and free Chai tea for all customers. A recent addition and a neighborhood favorite.
  • 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.
  • Hooker's Sweet Treats

    Hooker's Sweet Treats

    442 Hyde St
    M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Great spot to pick up handmade chocolate caramels, bread pudding, and coffee from local roaster, Sightglass. Very cute interior decorated in an antique style and owned by a Louisiana native.
  • Grand Cafe

    Grand Cafe

    501 Geary St
    A glamorous, romantic San Francisco boutique hotel, the Hotel Monaco offers style and comfort for discerning travelers. The award-winning Monaco is located in the heart of the theater district, just two blocks to Union Square.
  • Tradition


    441 Jones St
    A dive bar (originally the 441) which was bought and renovated by the same people who own Bourbon & Branch. Featuring house made alcohols and unique mixes, while not cheap, it's a unique experience in a classy wood paneled environment.
  • Edinburgh Castle Pub

    Edinburgh Castle Pub

    950 Geary St
    Expatriates from the British Isles are often to be found at this Scottish pub, which on Thursdays through Saturdays becomes a hipster mecca. The interior is warm and shadowy, a comfortable place of dark wood and golden lantern light, and the beer selection is good; you can get pints of Belhaven or Newcastle as well as the ubiquitous Guinness, and it's all available by the pitcher. The Edinburgh Castle also has a relationship with a local fish and chips fryer, so you can order from their menu and have it delivered to you at the pub. The jukebox is well stocked with punk rock, Irish folk/rock, and American roots music, and live bands also play regularly (which can unfortunately make it impossible to carry on a conversation). A trivia contest is held on Tuesday nights. And on Burns Night (January 25th), the Edinburgh Castle is the place to be, with ribald poetry readings, music, and a public haggis.
  • Breakfast M-F 7AM-10AM, Sa-Su 7AM-11AM, Dinner daily 5:30PM-10PM. $13-$35. In the Huntington Hotel.
  • Jebena


    990 Polk St
    Nicely decorated modern spot along the Polk corridor with good coffee and tea selections.
  • Millennium Restaurant

    Millennium Restaurant

    580 Geary St
    Su-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10PM. $30-$75. This is an environmentally friendly vegetarian/vegan restaurant that does its best to source local, organic and non-genetically modified food. If you're one of those people who think veggies can't be tasty... you need to go here, the food is delicious — very pricey — but delicious!
  • Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen

    Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen

    401 Taylor St.
    Bold, Beer Friendly Food
  • Philz Coffee

    Philz Coffee

    748 Van Ness Ave
    Our mission is to better peoples day with a cup of love!
  • Hooker's Sweet Treats

    Hooker's Sweet Treats

    442 Hyde St
    M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Great spot to pick up handmade chocolate caramels, bread pudding, and coffee from local roaster, Sightglass. Very cute interior decorated in an antique style and owned by a Louisiana native.
  • Olive

    743 Larkin St
    M-W 5PM-11PM, Th 5PM-midnight, F 5PM-2AM, Sa 6PM-2AM. Stylish cocktail bar in the Tenderloin. It has reasonably priced drinks and food (pizza,tapas and the like) in an informal yet trendy atmosphere. Not surprisingly they specialize in martinis, like the "Ultimate Olive Martini."
  • Tommy's Joynt

    Tommy's Joynt

    1101 Geary Blvd Restaurant: 11AM-1:45AM, Bar: 10AM-1:45AM. $4-$10. Open since 1947, Tommy's is a classic San Francisco eatery and bar. You can't miss this place — on both the inside and out it's colorful and quirkily decorated. They serve wholesome, filling food like "hand-carved" sandwiches, stews, and mash potatoes.
  • Hemlock Tavern

    Hemlock Tavern

    1131 Polk St
    Bar: Free, Music Room: Cover charge varies. Situated in the area known as the "Polk Gulch," this ever entertaining little rocker bar has a music room in the back where rock-and-roll bands play. It's nicely decorated wooden interior makes it feel cozy and inviting and they also have a heated smoking lounge.
  • farm:table


    754 Post St
    M-F 7:30AM-4PM, Sa 8AM-4PM, Su 9AM-2PM. Very tiny spot with one large "farm table" (thus the name) and limited outdoor seating/standing bars. They serve coffee from nearby Santa Cruz roaster, Verve and have their own delicious sweets and other foods that they make daily. Very popular with the locals.
  • Blur


    1121 Polk St
    Upscale, lush, candlelit bar in the Polk Gulch. It's dark and romantic and they have a good selection of cocktails... try the strawberry margarita. They also have free pizza on Monday nights.
  • Great American Music Hall

    Great American Music Hall

    859 O'Farrell Street
    San Francisco's oldest and grandest nightclub, the Great American Music Hall carries guests back to an earlier, more elegant era, with its ornate balconies, soaring marble columns and elaborate ceiling frescoes.
  • Fleur de Lys

    Fleur de Lys

    777 Sutter St
  • Bourbon & Branch

    Bourbon & Branch

    501 Jones St.
    This hard to find cocktail/spirit themed bar is a throwback to the prohibition days of the 1920s — this address used to be an thriving illegal "speakeasy" known as the "JJ Russell's Cigar Shop." Inside it's ornately decorated with dark woods giving the place a real cozy feel. It being a prohibition themed bar, they also have some strange house rules posted on the walls like "no photography" and "Please speak easy" They have an exhaustive selection of spirits and cocktails.
  • Le Colonial

    Le Colonial

    20 Cosmo Pl
    Le Colonial brings a taste of French Colonial Southeast Asia to the Bay Area
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