Heat's Local Tips
Cafe deStijl is one of Heat's Local Tips.

1. Cafe deStijl

6.4
1 Union St (Front St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Northern Waterfront · 18 tips and reviews

heatheat: Opened with the local creative professionals in mind, this is a great place to get a delicious coffee and a healthy breakfast. For lunch try the Turkey Burger with corn salad & the Chicken Enchiladas.

Jackson Place Cafe is one of Heat's Local Tips.

2. Jackson Place Cafe

7.5
633 Battery St (btwn Jackson & Pacific), San Francisco, CA
Café · North Beach · 39 tips and reviews

heatheat: Serving Blue Bottle Coffee and various breakfast and lunch items, this is a quiet place to have a quick catch up with your boss about how awesomely he/she treats you.

Starbucks is one of Heat's Local Tips.

3. Starbucks

6.0
1255 Battery St (at Greenwich St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Northern Waterfront · 27 tips and reviews

heatheat: You know the drill.

4. TCHO

Pier 17 (btwn Embarcadero & Green), San Francisco, CA
Dessert Shop · Northern Waterfront · 62 tips and reviews

heatheat: This is a chocolate factory started by the minds behind Wired Magazine. They give tours twice daily, but the real reason to go is for a very good Mocha! Opens at 9:00 AM.

The Plant Cafe Organic is one of Heat's Local Tips.

5. The Plant Cafe Organic

Pier 3 (The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Café · Northern Waterfront · 157 tips and reviews

heatheat: Serving Blue Bottle Coffee, this is a new all-organic SF chain. They offer homemade granola and seasonal fruit atop an acai-based puree. Plant also has a sit- down restaurant for lunch and dinner.

Réveille Coffee Co. Truck is one of Heat's Local Tips.

6. Réveille Coffee Co. Truck

8.5
768 Sansome St (Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Food Truck · Northern Waterfront · 28 tips and reviews

heatheat: GREAT coffee, a few breakfast food items, and it comes out of a truck. What more could you ask for?

Levi's Store is one of Heat's Local Tips.

7. Levi's Store

7.9
1155 Battery St, San Francisco, CA
Clothing Store · Northern Waterfront · 24 tips and reviews

heatheat: Multiple benches and grassy knolls to sit and eat lunch or have coffee.

Pier 7 is one of Heat's Local Tips.

8. Pier 7

9.1
520 The Embarcadero (near Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Pier · Northern Waterfront · 14 tips and reviews

heatheat: This is a long narrow pier that jets out into the Bay. Walk down for gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge and reverse views of the Transamerica Tower. Benches line the boardwalk.

Piperade is one of Heat's Local Tips.

9. Piperade

1015 Battery St (at Green St), San Francisco, CA
Basque Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 54 tips and reviews

heatheat: Pre-made sandwiches and salads. The staff is always cheery, and the close proximity cannot be beat. I recommend the Mandarin Chicken Salad or Mr. Williams Sando.

Williams Sonoma Farmers Market is one of Heat's Local Tips.

10. Williams Sonoma Farmers Market

151 Union St (Battery), San Francisco, CA
Food Truck · Fishermans Wharf · 1 tip

heatheat: Numerous food trucks set up the LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. Most are cash only, and the lines can be epic. But on a nice day, this is a cool place to go chill and catch up with our hip neighbors.

Henry's Hunan Restaurant is one of Heat's Local Tips.

11. Henry's Hunan Restaurant

924 Sansome St (at Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Hunan Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 20 tips and reviews

heatheat: This is a decent spot for group lunches, and one of the closest options to the office. Not the healthiest cuisine, but you can ask for your selections with low oil and no salt. Two words: Meat Pie!

Tacos San Buena is one of Heat's Local Tips.

12. Tacos San Buena

8.2
400 Pacific Ave (at Sansome), San Francisco, CA
Burrito Restaurant · North Beach · 22 tips and reviews

heatheat: If you’re craving some authentic cantina-style Mexican food, walk down to the truck and get a meat and bean burrito. No hassle, no frills, perfect!

Old Ship Saloon is one of Heat's Local Tips.

13. Old Ship Saloon

6.9
298 Pacific Ave (at Battery St), San Francisco, CA
Pub · Northern Waterfront · 50 tips and reviews

heatheat: Good ole fashioned pub goodness served in a brick-walled space. It sits on the site of an “Old Ship” wreck from the mid-1800s. Teri says to get some chips with cheese and sausage or peppercorn gravy.

Naked Lunch is one of Heat's Local Tips.

14. Naked Lunch

504 Broadway (at Kearny), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Spot · North Beach · 109 tips and reviews

heatheat: An ever-changing menu keeps this lunch-only spot very attractive for our attention span. Get the best fried chicken sandwich in the city (actually, the world) here on Tuesdays - only. CLOSED MONDAYS.

Paul's Deli is one of Heat's Local Tips.

15. Paul's Deli

10 Lombard St (at Sansome St.), San Francisco, CA
Deli · Northern Waterfront · 22 tips and reviews

heatheat: Typical deli/convenient store, with a twist. The staff are blunt and fast. Know your order before getting called, because it’s a whirlwind process. Grab an apple and Turkey Avocado on Dutch Crunch.

Mixt is one of Heat's Local Tips.

16. Mixt

7.6
475 Sansome St (at Commercial St), San Francisco, CA
Salad Restaurant · Financial District · 39 tips and reviews

heatheat: The line will be long, but the concept is fun. An all organic salad bar, you can pick from pre-made combinations, or create your own unique salad. Try the Maui or the Bachelor.

Tlaloc Sabor Mexicano is one of Heat's Local Tips.

17. Tlaloc Sabor Mexicano

7.6
525 Commercial St (at Sansome St), San Francisco, CA
Burrito Restaurant · Financial District · 64 tips and reviews

heatheat: Tlaloc offers fresh organic ingredients grown at their own farm in Sonoma County. The mole is the best in the area, and their seafood menu is a nice alternative to the heavy beef traditions.

Molinari Delicatessen is one of Heat's Local Tips.

18. Molinari Delicatessen

9.2
373 Columbus Ave (at Vallejo St), San Francisco, CA
Deli · North Beach · 101 tips and reviews

heatheat: An old fashioned deli with jolly Italian staff. It gets crowded, and can take awhile, but their sandwiches hit the spot. Grab a number, and spark a conversation with the guy next to you in line.

Mijita Cocina Mexicana is one of Heat's Local Tips.

19. Mijita Cocina Mexicana

1 Ferry Building (at Market & Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Financial District · 60 tips and reviews

heatheat: Beware of dive-bombing pigeons inside the restaurant (no lie), but the grub's worth the adventure. Every item is delicious: sopa de tortilla, fish tacos and chilaquiles. Get the carnitas tacos, spicy.

20. Il Cane Rosso

1 Ferry Building Ste 41 (The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Financial District · 102 tips and reviews

heatheat: The menus change constantly to keep up with the seasonal ingredients. Il Cane Rosso is inspired by old Italian meaty fare, with the rotisserie as a focal point. Order at the counter, and find a seat.

Boulette's Larder is one of Heat's Local Tips.

21. Boulette's Larder

7.4
1 Ferry Building Ste 48 (The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Breakfast Spot · Financial District · 60 tips and reviews

heatheat: We love these small food “store front” establishments. Some of our favorite meals have been served here. Boulette’s Larder is fresh and local, with a perfect salad or sando for any day of the week.

Grumpy's American Pub is one of Heat's Local Tips.

22. Grumpy's American Pub

6.5
125 Vallejo St (at Front), San Francisco, CA
Pub · Northern Waterfront · 31 tips and reviews

heatheat: The official bar of the ad ghetto. On a nice, summer night, the crowd spills into the street, and if you’re not careful the hours, and bartab, get away from you. A comparison to Cheers is eminent.

Barrique is one of Heat's Local Tips.

23. Barrique

461 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery), San Francisco, CA
Wine Bar · Jackson Square · 30 tips and reviews

heatheat: One of the newest Jackson Square neighborhood additions, Barrique offers a unique wine-tasting experience. The bar acts as a communal table where the ‘tender pours wine straight from the barrels.

Pier 23 Cafe is one of Heat's Local Tips.

24. Pier 23 Cafe

7.7
Pier 23 (btwn Battery St & Green St), San Francisco, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 147 tips and reviews

heatheat: Known for it’s prime outdoor deck, Pier 23 is a happy hour staple for the Northeast corner of SF. Get a bucket of Coronas and some apps. I like the Burrata Plate (not on the menu!) and the Sliders.

15 Romolo is one of Heat's Local Tips.

25. 15 Romolo

8.3
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno St & Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · North Beach · 213 tips and reviews

heatheat: Tucked in an alley behind Stripper Row, 15 Romolo is a quiet, nondescript speakeasy that serves light, local foods with strong, tasty cocktails.

Irish Times is one of Heat's Local Tips.

26. Irish Times

6.5
500 Sacramento St (at Sansome St.), San Francisco, CA
Irish Pub · Financial District · 38 tips and reviews

heatheat: I’m including this as a sports bar solution that’s close by. Not that this is the best in the city, but if you’re looking to catch the end of the Giants game on the way home, this is convenient.

Tosca Cafe is one of Heat's Local Tips.

27. Tosca Cafe

8.4
242 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · North Beach · 118 tips and reviews

heatheat: This Art Deco bar is a cozy solution for the nightcap. A favorite to local celebs like Sean Penn, the drink specialty here is called the House Cappucino: Ghiradelli Chocolate, Steamed Milk, & Brandy.

Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe is one of Heat's Local Tips.

28. Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe

7.8
12 William Saroyan Pl (Columbus Avenue), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · North Beach · 63 tips and reviews

heatheat: Right next to Tosca, this is truly opposite to that experience. A very low-frills, cash-only bar with an equally low-key atmosphere for getting away from the daily grind. Divey. Beaty. Grimy. Lovey.

Il Fornaio is one of Heat's Local Tips.

29. Il Fornaio

5.9
1265 Battery St (btwn Filbert & Greenwich St), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 37 tips and reviews

heatheat: I typically never recommend chain restaurants to anyone here in SF, but I will make exception for “Il Fo." Look, it’s close, it’s good, and doesn’t have to be expensive.

Comstock Saloon is one of Heat's Local Tips.

30. Comstock Saloon

8.8
155 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 217 tips and reviews

heatheat: Old fashioned drinks are served with “traditional” saloon fare like Fried Rabbit Toast or Beef Shank & Bone Marrow Pot Pie. Esquire Magazine listed Comstock in its 2011 list of Best Bars in America.

Georges is one of Heat's Local Tips.

31. Georges

415 Sansome St (at Clay St), San Francisco, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Financial District · 20 tips and reviews

heatheat: One of the first sustainable seafood restaurants in town, George’s offers inexpensive GOOD food. Happy Hour offers select wines and beers for $5 and a list of bar bites that are all under $20.

Hillstone is one of Heat's Local Tips.

32. Hillstone

8.6
1800 Montgomery St (btwn Bay St & Francisco St), San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 166 tips and reviews

heatheat: Right across the street from the original Heat offices, this place has history! This is a great place for 5-7 friends to catch up. Their specialty is RIBS! Don’t be afraid, they’re delicious.

Barbacco is one of Heat's Local Tips.

33. Barbacco

220 California St (btwn Front St & Battery St), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Financial District · 125 tips and reviews

heatheat: Bustling with the financial crowd, you can easily ignore their arrogance for a fun Italian experience. In the tapas sense, the menu is full of smaller plates that you can share with your company.

Don Pisto's is one of Heat's Local Tips.

34. Don Pisto's

7.9
510 Union St (at Grant Ave), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · North Beach · 179 tips and reviews

heatheat: Mexican in North Beach? Yes. Their chips & salsa are some of the best in SF. The goal? A fancy approach to Mexican street food. Multiple taco varieties to choose from, all less than $10 for a pair.

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is one of Heat's Local Tips.

35. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

9.1
1570 Stockton St (at Union St), San Francisco, CA
Pizzeria · North Beach · 466 tips and reviews

heatheat: One of the most awarded pizza chefs in San Francisco (9-time world champion), Tony Gemignani only makes 73 of his famous Margherita each day, so get there early!

Piperade is one of Heat's Local Tips.

36. Piperade

1015 Battery St (at Green St), San Francisco, CA
Basque Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 54 tips and reviews

heatheat: The influence is Basque, but the preparation is in the familiar simple California way. If you’re looking for a place to get a quick glass of wine with Stoney, bring him here.

Coi is one of Heat's Local Tips.

37. Coi

373 Broadway (at Bartol), San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · North Beach · 61 tips and reviews

heatheat: A true foody will appreciate Coi, with its very elegant dining rooms and pleasant, knowledgable waitstaff surrounding some of the best cuisine offered in SF.

Quince is one of Heat's Local Tips.

38. Quince

8.9
470 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Jackson Square · 77 tips and reviews

heatheat: We are very lucky to have Quince so close, as many need to travel across town to indulge this way. Make sure the expense is pre-approved. Or better yet, bring Elder.

Michael Mina is one of Heat's Local Tips.

39. Michael Mina

8.1
252 California St (at Battery), San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · Financial District · 78 tips and reviews

heatheat: Luxury Dining. This fine establishment take the preparation of food to an artistic level, where presentation is as important as taste.

Cotogna is one of Heat's Local Tips.

40. Cotogna

9.2
490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Jackson Square · 236 tips and reviews

heatheat: Truly rustic Italian food from a 2011 James Beard awarded chef, this place has my heart. Like Delfina, Cotogna makes delicious simple pastas and pizzas.

5A5 Steak Lounge is one of Heat's Local Tips.

41. 5A5 Steak Lounge

7.2
244 Jackson St (btwn Battery & Front St), San Francisco, CA
Steakhouse · Northern Waterfront · 98 tips and reviews

heatheat: 5 = 5 Senses, and A5 = Wagyu marbled beef from Japan. This is a modern, lively steak lounge with a celebrated bar scene. A touch of Vegas high-rolling, if you will.

Kokkari Estiatorio is one of Heat's Local Tips.

42. Kokkari Estiatorio

9.3
200 Jackson St (at Front St), San Francisco, CA
Greek Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 263 tips and reviews

heatheat: Should the agency and a client need a private dining experience, Kokkari has the perfect room, and cuisine that brings a group together. It’s all delicious, you can’t order wrong.

Bix is one of Heat's Local Tips.

43. Bix

8.6
56 Gold St (btw Montgomery & Sansome), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Jackson Square · 111 tips and reviews

heatheat: Tucked down a quiet alley, Bix stands alone. Consistently on the Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurant list, nothing in San Francisco means old glamour like this.

Wayfare Tavern is one of Heat's Local Tips.

44. Wayfare Tavern

9.0
558 Sacramento St (at Leidesdorff St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Financial District · 320 tips and reviews

heatheat: This is a keeper. The food? Amazing! Fresh popovers accompany the delicious house specialty: Fried Chicken! But there’s more: you must order the Mac-N-Cheese, Deviled Eggs, and Bacon-Wrapped Dates.

La Mar is one of Heat's Local Tips.

45. La Mar

8.8
Pier 1½ (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA
Peruvian Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 232 tips and reviews

heatheat: Ceviche is from Peru, and it’s delicious. Drowned in citrus, raw seafood is combined with other fresh ingredients. There is a fun bar on the Embarcadero side, if you want to just sip some wine.

Slanted Door is one of Heat's Local Tips.

46. Slanted Door

8.2
1 Ferry Building #3 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Financial District · 451 tips and reviews

heatheat: The food is consistently good, and perfect for a big group to share multiple dishes. The rolls are yummy, and I always order the Shaking Beef.

RJ's Market is one of Heat's Local Tips.

47. RJ's Market

6.0
1425 Sansome St (Greenwich St), San Francisco, CA
Deli · Northern Waterfront · 19 tips and reviews

heatheat: Prices are high, I guess you pay for convenience. For lunch, there’s a great salad bar, and tons of panini sandwiches over in the deli. These are more moderately priced.