New & Hot Places

New Restaurants in San Francisco

You can't stay on top of the San Francisco dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • Michael David Rose
    Michael David Rose
    Popson's Burgers
    • New
    • Burger
    • Tenderloin
    The Causwells crew spun off these separate cafes dedicated to its popular burger, and diners can expect an affordable, focused menu of patties plus a few salad and side options served in casual, modern spaces with playful art.
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    Hashiri Restaurant/Facebook
    Hashiri
    • New
    • Sushi
    • SoMa
    The first American spinoff of this investment-quality Tokyo sushi destination lands in Mint Plaza, where an experienced team presents an investment-quality, multi-course, seasonal kaiseki and sushi menu along with sake, wine and Japanese whiskey. Expect clean lines, modern furnishings and artsy light projections in the spacious, refined interior, which offers table seating and stools at the sushi counter (and a chef’s table that requires advanced reservations).
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    Din Tai Fung USA/Facebook
    Din Tai Fung
    • New
    • Dumpling
    • Santa Clara
    The first Bay Area outpost of this highly anticipated Taiwanese dim sum spot lands at Santa Clara’s Westfield Valley Fair, bringing an ambitious, high-end selection of soups, steamed dumplings, noodles, buns, rice dishes and more. The expansive, bustling space employs modern Asian design accents and tables are reservation-only (lucky walk-ins might score bar seating) – lines get long, but a text message waiting system means diners can explore nearby shops while they wait.
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    @wearespin/Twitter
    SPiN
    • New
    • American
    • SoMa
    The ping-pong chain backed by actress Susan Sarandon lands in a huge, airy SoMa space adorned with graffiti-inspired art, modern lounge furnishings, two full bars, an outdoor patio and game tables surrounded by stadium-style seats. Along with table rentals and lessons for newbies, the spirited destination offers midpriced American snacks and sweets plus beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Robert McClanahan/Miminashi
    Robert McClanahan/Miminashi
    Miminashi
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Napa
    Curtis di Fede earned notice for Italian fare at Oenotri, but he transitions to modern Japanese at this downtown Napa izakaya-style spot with a highbrow menu of noodles, raw options, yakitori and proteins, plus housemade ice cream. From the ornately carved entryway to soaring, temple-like ceilings, and from tall, contemporary booths to a rustic wood bar and tables, this buzzy, modern bistro is all style.
  • Fénix Restaurant
    Fénix Restaurant
    Fenix
    • New
    • Mexican
    • SoMa
    AQ’s neighbor and sister spot presents modern Mexican starters and high-end shareable plates paired with housemade tortillas, plus wine, beer and sangria (and some well-priced happy hour specials). The long, narrow, bi-level SoMa space features splashy, spirited wallpaper, cozy wood banquettes, lots of bar seating and a lively atmosphere.
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    Locanda Positano/Facebook
    Positano Wine Bar
    • New
    • Italian
    • San Carlos
    For wine and Italian cicchetti – shareable small plates – plus a slim selection of midpriced mains, visit this airy, modern San Carlos charmer outfitted with chic blonde wood, bright tile and cozy table, bar and banquette seating.
  • The Oxford
    • New
    • Sunnyvale
    British fare gets the California treatment at this downtown Sunnyvale gastropub known for hearty, midpriced starters and mains along with craft beer, wine and cocktails. The lively, spacious tavern welcomes dinner patrons with bar, banquette and table seating surrounded by London-inspired art, a wall of wine bottles and flat-screen TVs.
  • 'āina
    • New
    • Hawaiian
    • Dogpatch
    Hawaiian fare gets the modern treatment at this hip Dogpatch breakfast and brunch place presenting midpriced meat and seafood mains, along with wine, sake and island-inspired cocktails (including boozy punch bowls for two or four), in a cozy-chic dining room with rustic wood and minimalist design style.
  • ROOFTOP
    • New
    • Walnut Creek
    Capitalize on warm Walnut Creek events at this upscale New American bistro and lounge known for a lively, all-seasons outdoor terrace outfitted with a lush herb wall, reclaimed brick and fountains (plus a retractable rooftop and a misting system). The Slanted Door vet Justine Kelly creates high-end starters, entrees and raw bar options that pair nicely with robust wine and cocktail menus.
    • New
    • Sonoma
    Diners in downtown Sonoma snack on midpriced Mediterranean and Portuguese small plates at this tapas bistry and wine bar from the chef behind LaSalette and Cafe Lucia, where the charming interior offers table and bar seating and an old-school European vibe.
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    sweetgreen/Facebook
    sweetgreen
    • New
    • Salad Shop
    • Berkeley
    Farm-to-table fare goes casual at this Berkeley American serving a seasonal set menu and build-your-own salads and bowls incorporating organic ingredients from local producers, plus agua fresca and tea. The bright, airy space has high ceilings, big windows and modern design accents.
  • Trevor Felch
    Trevor Felch
    Kan Ramen
    • New
    • Noodle Shop
    • Chinatown
    In a neighborhood known for pasta, this North Beach cafe offers an Asian alternative with well-priced rice dishes and ramen bowls built upon a slow-cooked broth and served with a few starters and salads in cozy, casual quarters outfitted with table and counter seats.
  • Mister Jiu's
    • New
    • Chinese
    • Chinatown
    Chef Brandon Jew (Bar Agricole, Quince, Zuni) strikes out on his own at this high-end Chinatown dinner destination that puts a Californian spin on Cantonese fare with a five-course, family-style set menu plus wine, tea and cocktails named for facets of good fortune. Patrons enter through an alley to find counter, table and banquet seating and a lively atmosphere in the expansive former Four Seas building, which blends old-school design features and a modern, minimalist sensibility.
  • I'a Poke
    • New
    • The Castro
    Expect a focused Hawaiian-Asian menu featuring well-priced, build-your-own poke (raw fish) bowls and sushi burritos at this counter-serve cafe housed in petite, rustic-chic Castro quarters a block from the Church Street Station.
  • Trevor Felch
    Trevor Felch
    Fondue Chinoise
    • New
    • North Beach
    Tucked away on the Broadway corridor bridging North Beach, Chinatown and Jackson Square is this Szechuan-style hot pot place that puts a modern spin on Chinese fare with house-made broth and various budget-friendly additions, all dished up in industrial-chic digs with bench seating, exposed brick and high ceilings.
  • The Barbary Coast Restaurant
    • New
    • Gastropub
    • North Beach
    The Old Spaghetti Factory building gets a modern facelift with this midpriced gastropub serving New American small bites, pizzas and mains for dinner (there’s weekend brunch, too) in a cavernous space with beamed ceilings, huge windows, bar and table seating and a charming outdoor patio.
  • Wildhawk
    • New
    • Bar
    • The Mission
    The PlumpJack Group goes big with this midpriced Mission cocktail den that’s all glamor and grand design statements, from green suede lounge chairs and zebra-print stools along the curved bar to pressed copper ceilings and dramatic flowered wallpaper, plus couches tucked in lowly-lit corners.
  • Basalt
    • New
    • Napa
    The group behind Redd, Paragon and others offers this downtown Napa bistro that weaves Mexican and Spanish influences into a menu of upscale starters and spendy Californian mains paired with an ambitious cocktail selection. Whiskey-hued leather stools, white tile, beamed ceilings and huge windows give the sleek space a bright, modern feel, and there’s also a private dining area and expansive outdoor seating.
  • The Lodge on Haight
    • New
    • New American
    • Lower Haight
    Expect elevated American snacks, sandwiches and entrees (including a few veggie options), plus beer and wine at this midpriced Lower Haight tavern also offering specials for kids. Reclaimed wood banquettes and flooring outfit the cozy, casual corner spot, and windows on two walls let in natural light.
  • Bowl'd BBQ
    • New
    • Alameda
    Fans "love" the "flavorful, well-constructed" hot-stone bibimbop, "crunchy" fried chicken and other meaty Korean specialties (plus "healthy options") at this "casual" East Bay mini-chain; "fast", "helpful" service and "reasonable" prices are further pluses.
  • Tamarind Hall
    • New
    • Thai
    • North Beach
    Tucked on a busy North Beach corner, this homey Thai eatery offers an ambitious menu of well-priced street snacks, salads, soups and mains, plus beer, cocktails, soda and tea, in laid-back quarters with contemporary design touches and plenty of bar and table seating.
  • Horsefeather
    • New
    • Bar
    • Alamo Square
    A pair of Future Bars vets teamed up on this Divisadero neighborhood bar and restaurant known for a slim menu of midpriced New American shared plates and creative cocktails offered in tidy quarters with old-school Arts and Crafts design inspirations.
  • Grill at the St. Regis
    • New
    • Californian
    • SoMa
    Tucked away in the St. Regis San Francisco, this spendy SoMa Californian features grilled meat, fish, burgers, salads and a raw bar, plus wine, bubbles and cocktails (including some exclusive international finds), all presented in elegant environs.
  • WesBurger n' More
    • The Mission
    Burger fans know to look for this indulgent yet wallet-friendly burger pop-up on Wednesday evenings at the low-key Mojo Bicycle Cafe, where a local Burger Brawl champion churns out juicy, cast-iron-skillet-cooked patties stacked with toppings; veggie options are available. The cash-only spot rotates its menu every week – and often sells out soon after its 6 PM opening.

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