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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Presidio Kebab restaurant
4.9 (55)
$30 and under
Pacific Heights
About the restaurant
Turkish food inspired by our chef from Istanbul. Fresh dishes made daily prepared in house!
Top review
Dined on May 30, 2024
Wonderful restaurant! Great food, excellent staff. Highly recommend.
A photo of Mayo Reserve Room - Mayo Family Winery restaurant
5 (898)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Indulge in a Casual & Intimate Wine & Food Pairing Experience unlike any other in Wine Country! At the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, receive Personal Service and taste Exceptional Reserve Wines thoughtfully paired with 7 Seasonal Courses (each of about 3-4 bites each) that will challenge your expectations of what Wine Tasting should be...

Located in the heart of Kenwood in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room is situated in an unassuming building that overlooks Local Vineyards and Mountains. Relax and soak in the views while seated either Indoors or on our Front Lawn and taste through some of our Best Wines & Food Pairings, curated by Executive Chef John Locher and his team. We are personally committed to your Wine & Food Experience!

Book your reservation today at the Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room, or call 707-833-5504! Price is $80 per person for groups up to 6 guests, plus tax. 20% Auto Gratuity will be added to groups of 5 or more.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Great entertainment ! Wine and food pairing..7x food and wine, just for $80.. Great deal, nice wines and the food is excellent ! Tommy and the chef give nice information about the wines and the food..very entertaining… Very recommended !
A photo of Caffe Macaroni restaurant
5 (705)
$30 and under
North Beach
About the restaurant
Chef & co-owner, Mario and his delightful wife, Stephanie, have a knack for making you feel as if they are cooking and serving just for you at this super-reasonable North Beach nook offering robust Southern Italian fare reminiscent of his native Naples; whether you’ve snagged an outdoor table or are in the small, casual interior, it delivers a pasta fix. The menu changes daily to ensure freshness.
Top review
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Caffe Macaroni has been our go-to restaurant in San Francisco, with all the available options! The food is always delicious, fresh and prepared perfectly. The husband and wife proprietors are the charm of the restaurant. They greet each and every customer as if they’ve been friends forever! The varied menu is always interesting and appetizing making it difficult to decide what to order, and insuring your return!
A photo of Alamo Square Seafood Grill restaurant
4.7 (1618)
$30 and under
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
About the restaurant
We specialize in fresh seafood in generous portions. Come and visit us on Wednesday evening when you can "Bring Your Own Wine" and corkage fees are waived. In the last 28 years, we have become a neighborhood favorite for a delicious meal at a great price. When Michael Bauer reviewed us he said, "Good seafood value at Alamo Square." and "The owners of Alamo are veterans at offering good food at great value." as well as "Snapper, salmon, tuna, swordfish, and petrale sole are all priced at $19.75 for a generous half-pound portion. Even with nothing else on the plate, it would be a good deal, but when you add the myriad side dishes, it's astounding."
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Fantastic restaurant, great service and food. Very reasonably priced.
A photo of Sonoma Wine Shop & La Bodega restaurant
5 (63)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Gourmet Vegetarian and Gourmet Vegan dining - 5 nights a week.
We make our own pastas, soups, salads, desserts from scratch.
Headquarters for 3,000 member dine and wine club.
Over 1,500 local members live here in Sonoma County .
Cozy West County vibe. Indoor / patio / garden seating.
5 Stars on Yelp. 7 years Nextdoor Fave.
Reservations and pre-ordering preferred.
Talk with us about any dietary concerns.
A true 'find' here in Sonoma County.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
As a lifelong vegetarian - vegan it’s not common to find such well crafted and delicious food. Most often the veggie options are just a side note to the restaurant menu. The special care and attention to detail is outstanding. Clearly they care about their patrons. The vegetarian tiramisu tops as the best I’ve ever had!
A photo of Restaurant Gish restaurant
4.8 (140)
$50 and over
Santa Clara
About the restaurant
Good People
Good Food
Good Time

Welcome to Restaurant Gish!
For the reservation, please visit our website!

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Every dish was unique and appreciated the chef took the time to explain where the ingredients came from.
A photo of Athena Grill restaurant
4.6 (130)
$30 and under
Santa Clara
About the restaurant
Athena Grill in Santa Clara, California specializes in serving authentic Greek cuisine. The restaurant offers a family friendly and welcoming environment for guests. Athena Grill serves lunch and dinner and also offers catering services. The menu at restaurant features a wide variety of starters, dips and spreads, soup and salads, vegetarian fare, wraps, entr�es and desserts. For starters, guests at Athena Grill can enjoy an olive spread, hummus, fresh cut fries or gyros mezes. Main courses at the restaurant include such fare as shrimp souvlaki, loukanika, biftekia, gyro plate, New York steak, salmon, grilled eggplant wrap, spanakopita plate and falafel plate.
Top review
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Food is great. I had two business guests and the Waiter crossed the line between recommending and telling us what we should order. Saw him do it with another guest at a table near us. Waiter needs some training.
A photo of Serafina SF restaurant
4.9 (393)
$31 to $50
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
Serafina is a little gem of a restaurant, perched on top of Nob Hill, with views overlooking the city and Bay Bridge. Serafina was owner Maurizio Bruschi’s grandmother, and the name of her eponymous restaurant in the heart of Trastevere (Rome), where Maurizio first began making pizza at the age of 14. The executive chef is Umberto Cannarsa, a successful chef from Rome, who left his own restaurant in Rome to work with Maurizio again. The menu offers everything, including vegetarian options, but specializes in innovative Italian fish dishes, including fresh calamari, stuffed with olives, escarole, anchovies, drizzled with a potato leek sauce, as well as homemade pastas and dolci. The space is warm and elegant, where neighbors and friends can come together.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food, service and selection. Really enjoyed our experience!
A photo of Ristorante Milano restaurant
4.9 (2034)
$50 and over
Russian Hill
About the restaurant
The flavors of Milano's food and the rhythm of the dining room are reminiscent of trattorias in Italy's cities, according to Gourmet Magazine. It is a charming, intimate restaurant with an Italian staff, top quality ingredients, homemade pastas, exceptional veal, polenta, risotto, and fresh seafood delivered daily, served in warm surroundings. Known as the "hidden jewel of Russian Hill" The San Francisco Chronicle calls Milano "one of the most consistent restaurants in the city".
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Milano remains a neighborhood treasure that is on many lists of the best City-wide Italian restaurants. How many 4.9 average scores are there in Open Table? We took guests from So. Cal. and they loved Milano as much as we did. Susana was a terrific server and she knows the food and wine so deeply and was happy to have fun talking about pairings once we’d ordered. Aldo clearly loves what his restaurant does and that his guests feel the same. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is so specially created and prepared. We had Fettuccine Puttanesca, a special halibut preparation, several salads, burata and lamb shank. Portions are quite ample. Every dish was excellent, as were the deserts. Great, carefully curated wine list.
A photo of Divino Belmont restaurant
4.9 (1208)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Divino Ristorante serves delicious, authentic regional Italian cuisine, in a casually elegant and comfortable setting. Since first opening its doors on Ralston Avenue in Belmont, it has enjoyed rave reviews for its beautifully prepared and presented Italian fare and excellent service. Conveniently located on Ralston Avenue near El Camino Real, you can enjoy the freshest pasta, salads, seafood, veal, chicken and lamb dishes attractively presented with the experience of dining in Italy. Allow our professional staff to assist you in choosing the perfect wine from any region of Italy to perfectly complement your meal. For your next dinner with friends or family, or for a romantic dinner for two, you can count on Divino.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Celebrated a birthday and the experience was amazing, outstanding service and delicious food
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