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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 All Spice – San Mateo restaurant
4.9 (1103)
$50 and over
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Enjoy our oft-changing 3, 4 or 5-course Chef's menu for dinner inside our charming cottage or on our heated outdoor patio.

Come take a special journey when you dine at our charming restaurant.

Husband-and-wife team Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff have turned a 1906 Victorian house into a pioneering dining destination that showcases Modern Californian Cuisine. It's local and seasonal whenever possible, but is also so much more. Sachin stretches beyond his classical training to create elegantly composed dishes that subtly hint at Indian, Japanese, Norwegian, Mediterranean and other worldly influences. The result is a unique cuisine with its own distinctive point of view. Warm, professional service and a thoughtful wine list enhance the experience.

We can't wait to see you!

Top review
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Everything was just perfect for our anniversary. Look forward to our next visit.
A photo of Sushi Hakko restaurant
4.9 (248)
$50 and over
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
About the restaurant
**Welcome to Sushi Hakko on Union St. + Fillmore St.**
We'd like to offer our tasting menu that's reflecting Chef Alex Kim and his team's pursuit of top notch sushi experience. Our approach is a harmonious crossover of authentic Edo-mae style with Western skill. From fish to rice, cooking rice to garnish prep - a true synergy of not only Californian but Japan.

**Sushi Bar Experience**
For the best experience of our tasting menu, we'd recommend the sushi bar seating, where chef will serve and explain the dish by dish, piece by piece with an extensive information of the skills and ingredients.

**Regular Tables**
Our regular tables are also available for the tasting menu and you can make a reservation at any time slot to your convenience.

*Large Group*
For any party of 7 or more, please kindly call us at 415.814.2886​ or email at sushihakko@gmail.com. We will get back to you asap.

All parties will be subject to a 20% service charge.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Sushi Hakko. Alex, the chef, is one of a kind and truly a master at his craft. We sat at the chef’s table and learned so much! Every detail on the menu and the restaurant is intentional and thoughtful. The food was exceptional, hard to pick a favorite but all the uni dishes were outstanding. We can’t wait to go back soon!
A photo of The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil restaurant
4.8 (4656)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
With 16 consecutive Michelin Star awards, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil provides a memorable feast for the eyes and the senses. Nestled within a sun-lit hillside overlooking lush vineyards and distant mountains, the spectacular vista views from the intimate dining room or the expansive outdoor terrace serve as an idyllic backdrop for one of wine country's most renown fine dining experiences. Showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced from local purveyors, the Mediterranean-inspired menu is complemented by an extensive selection of international wines from the hotel’s award-winning 15,000 bottle cellar.

Enjoy a two- or three-course prix fixe lunch or your choice of a multi-course prix fixe or chef's tasting menu at dinner. Advance reservations required.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Perfect birthday celebration. View was great and weather was just right for dining outside.
A photo of La Foret restaurant
4.8 (1520)
$50 and over
San Jose
About the restaurant
La Foret offers fine French dining in an old country setting. We are proudly now offering outdoor dining!!!The historically significant building rests next to a quietly meandering stream in the verdant foothills of New Almaden. Picture windows surrounding the entire dining area allow you to fully enjoy the quietly beautiful surroundings during your meal. Specializing in fine French cuisine, La Foret has earned its place among the area's finest restaurants and in fact has been listed among the 50 best French restaurants in the United States.

La Foret ha an extensive wine list, which includes French and Napa Valley selections. It offers a tasting menu and brunch on Sundays.

This restaurant has private rooms for catering banquet-style private events. It also hosts weddings with capacity for up to 130 guests.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Place is pretty and entrees were pretty good but I was a little disappointed with escargots, they were just ok. Also the bread (baguettes) could be a little better as a this is a French restaurant.
A photo of The Caviar Co. restaurant
4.8 (40)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
The Caviar Co. Champagne Lounge is nestled in charming downtown Tiburon. Our menu features caviar flights, light bites, and an extensive champagne list to indulge in. Whether you are new to caviar or a seasoned connoisseur, our tasting room has offerings for every palate!

Our tasting room is currently licensed for guests 21+.

Top review
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Fun time with great service. Had a guitar player on Friday night. Limited food menu choices and drinks - keep in mind it's a champagne and caviar place. looking forward to coming back!
A photo of Luisa's On Guerrero restaurant
4.7 (33)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Mission District
About the restaurant
Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959, is a culinary haven that transports you to the heart of Italy with its authentic flavors, warm ambiance, and exceptional service. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, we take pride in offering a delightful dining experience where you can indulge in the rich traditions of Italian cuisine. Our talented chefs are passionate about showcasing the diverse flavors and regional specialties that make Italian cuisine so beloved. Every dish is prepared with the finest ingredients, from classic pizza and homemade pasta to homemade bread and more. With each bite, you'll taste the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating our dishes. Indulge in the richness of Italian cuisine at Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959. Experience the flavors, warmth, and hospitality that make dining with us an unforgettable experience. Visit us today to try our menu items!
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Fun special momma Luisa had dinner with us. You have to try the meatballs!!!
A photo of Show de Carnes Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.6 (57)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
About the restaurant
Bringing the national barbecue of Brazil, where the meat has been raised to the level of art.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great wait staff! Overall food was delicious . Wish the prices were a touch less! Especially w two kids . But we had a great time
A photo of Jang restaurant
4.6 (9)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Korean
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
About the restaurant
Experience Korean & Japanese Dining Like Never Before
Embark on a gastronomic journey like no other at Jang, where the artistry of Japanese Zuke (づけ) and the heritage of Korean Jang (장) techniques converge to create a truly remarkable culinary experience.

Step into a realm where the boundaries between two rich culinary traditions blur, giving rise to an innovative fusion of flavors and techniques.​ At Jang, guests are invited to savor the exquisite craftsmanship of professional chefs as they meticulously blend the distinct essences of Japan and Korea into elegant Omakase Level Japanese Cuisine and Korean Cuisine Yori & Charcoal Korean BBQ.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
fantastic new Korean tasting menu with great wine program
A photo of Moonraker restaurant
4.5 (1234)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner and happy hour!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, Chef's selection of oysters and ahi poke. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken parmesan and a vegetarian tagine. The chef makes a lot of the offerings gluten free, like crispy calamari and coconut prawns. Be sure to save some room for bananas foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
This is a lovely place with great views of the ocean . The happy hour was great value The meal itself salmon and Petrale were nicely cooked . They were fish farmed ! Shame it is so far from Los Gatos i would go more often .
A photo of Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar restaurant
4.4 (726)
$50 and over
Modern European
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Ula is a beautiful European Mediterranean restaurant and tapas bar in San Francisco. Sip your martini or quality wine with a seafood-centric menu that has a focus on raw, roasted, and grilled fish and various roasted and grilled meats, pasta, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan selections. The restaurant is maximalist art deco with fixtures that depict jellyfish, oysters, and grand maritime vessels. Just a hop from Union Square, the delightfully vintage dining room begs to be paired with a nostalgic trolley ride and a stroll through the heart of the city. Dining is available inside only (and you wouldn’t want it any other way). We look forward to serving you. From the Mediterranean with Love. All welcome.
Top review
Dined today
Expensive but woth it. The decor is amazing and the music is fantastic. Food and service is A+. I didn't like the bread so much but the rest was unbelievable. Pricy, especially the drinks, but excellent.
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