New Survey Results: San Francisco's Best RestaurantsBy Meesha Halm | October 1, 2013 By Meesha Halm | October 1, 2013
This year’s San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants survey reflects the valued opinions of 17,505 surveyors and covers 1,495 restaurants, running the gamut from venerable, high-end destinations to quick-casual joints (with ingredients often sourced from the same sustainable farms and ranchers). Our surveyors are not only some of the most tech-savvy in the nation - 68% report making reservations online - but they’re also remarkably well-informed, basing their opinions on a whole lot of dining out, averaging approximately 4.2 meals out per week (lunch and dinner combined).
Brand-new lists for San Francisco this year include top recommendations for special occasions, such as "First Date" and “Brunch With Friends,” and for dining near key destinations like “AT&T Park," "Golden Gate Park West" and the “Wine Country.” A final note: while culinary icons located in the greater Bay Area, such as The French Laundry and Chez Panisse, remain much beloved, please note that this roundup specifically focuses on the big winners, notable newcomers and top dining trends emerging in the city of San Francisco. Stay tuned for more Survey coverage throughout the week, let us know your thoughts on the results in the comments and be sure to check out our video Taste Tour.