Romantic San Francisco Restaurants

Romantic San Francisco Restaurants

by Edward Perry

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Edward Perry has been a freelance writer since 2006. His articles appear on Trails, eHow, and in "USA Today." Edward holds a Bachelor of Science in psychobiology from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.

San Francisco, the most popular travel destination in the Bay Area, is well-known for its cultural and ethnic diversity and interesting landmarks. A buzzing metropolis, it features its own distinct culture and is home to recreation sites like Golden Gate Park, Lincoln Park, Twin Peaks and nearby beaches along the Pacific Coast. Travelers can go on harbor tours or biking and hiking excursions, then cap off their day with a romantic dinner in the city.

Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys is considered one of the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco. It is charming, surprising and passionate all at the same time. The interior features luscious fabrics draped from the walls and ceiling, and the staff provides efficient and reliable service. For over 30 years the same family has owned and run the restaurant, making it one of the favorite eateries in downtown San Francisco. The food combines tradition with modern cooking. The menu can accommodate three- to five-course meals with non-meat dishes available for vegetarians. Fleur de Lys also features a fine selection of wines by the glass to complement every dish. Fleur de Lys 1051 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94518 415-673-7779 fleurdelyssf.com

First Crush Restaurant & Bar

True to its name, First Crush Restaurant & Bar creates a perfect setting that is ideal for first dates and romantic encounters. The street-level restaurant features a fine selection of wines and delectable dishes that are easy on the budget. The interior of First Crush is reminiscent of a comfortable wine cellar. Whether guests are visiting to grab a quick snack or are planning to stay for hours, the restaurant offers just the right meals and dishes to suit their discerning palates. First Crush Restaurant & Bar 101 Cyril Magnin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 415-982-7874 firstcrush.com

L’Osteria del Forno

L’Osteria del Forno is an authentic Italian gem in the North Beach area of San Francisco. All the dishes on the menu are cooked in an oven just as traditional Italian cooking is supposed to be. The restaurant is known for making some of the best focaccia bread and focaccia sandwiches in the area. L’Osteria features a roast of the day, although its bestseller is milk and herb braised pork served with roasted rosemary potatoes. The thin crust pizza — which is topped with Italian sausage, tomato sauce and milk mozzarella — is also a bestseller. To complete the Italian dining experience, L’Osteria del Forno also features a diverse selection of great wines. L’Osteria del Forno 519 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133-2801 415-982-1124 losteriadelforno.com

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