Good restaurants in the bay area

Sep 14 26 Comments

What are some good restaurants in the bay area? I used to live down in San Diego and visit New York quite often. The food scene here seems depressing and overpriced compared to San Diego. San Diego has Phils BBQ, hello full rack of delicius beef ribs for cheap. Valley view casino, hello all you can eat lobster tails with melted butter. What the hell does the bay area have?

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  • Facebook public2
    More Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world... if you like Phil's abblebee style sugar meats over soggy fries though you won't find much here unfortunately. Maybe try sushi?
    Sep 14 5
    • OP
      I’m not a huge fan of sushi, but I’ve had better sushi in SoCal and the east coast than the Bay Area. Gordon Ramsay would never set foot in this culinary shithole. I’ve yet to be impressed by a restaurant here. $200 filet mignon at a top rated restaurant here was absolutely terrible.
      Sep 14
    • Facebook public2
      Rofl, ok fell for the troll my bad.
      Sep 14
    • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
      Not true at all. NYC has 76 starred restaurants vs 60 for the entire Bay Area, wine country, and Sacramento.
      Sep 14
    • Facebook public2
      I'm talking about the only michelin rating that matters: (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-29/san-francisco-beats-new-york-in-the-high-end-restaurant-game). Also sf has a population of 750k compared to NYC with almost 9m. There's no comparison.
      Sep 14
    • OP
      You’re missing the forest for the leetcode trees here. No wonder you work at Facebook. That’s like saying the Bay area has more ferrari dealerships than Alabama. Normal people don’t buy Ferraris. Michelin star restaurants are irrelevant for most people.
      Sep 14
  • San Diego is good, though I'm weirded out you mentioned Phil's and a casino instead of the Mexican. San Francisco is easily one of the best food cities in the country. This question has to be a joke.
    Sep 14 2
    • OP
      I went to tj if I wanted authentic Mexican. Enlighten me, what comparable restaurants does the Bay have?
      Sep 14
    • Even better, the proximity of Mexico is a major perk of living in SD
      Sep 14
  • LinkedIn ugjM43
    This is one of the top foodie spots in the world. You’re trolling. Food is expensive because everything is expensive.
    Sep 14 6
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Costco
      Sep 14
    • OP
      The LinkedIn cafeteria is probably better than most restaurants in the bay. Sad fact.
      Sep 14
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Not better than Costco
      Sep 14
    • LinkedIn ugjM43
      Kin khao, frances, comal, ippudo, the little chiuahha, nopalito, Brenda’s, swan oyster, Millenium , burmaLove, aria, amasia hide, omakase, super duper, dosa...honestly there are too many to list. And lots of lists everywhere giving suggestions. Just go read any food blog.
      Sep 14
    • LinkedIn ugjM43
      If you want bbq get sneakys, smokehouse in the mission, 4505 (which is just fine), plenty of spots in the east bay
      Sep 14
  • Dell / Eng
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    Michelin star restaurants aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I'm interested in finding the best Italian restaurant in SF.. bonus points for a lasagna that's consistently better than Rao's in new York ..
    Sep 14 1
    • OP
      This. I want real food, not tiny portions of some overpriced crap that’s hard to pronounce.
      Sep 14
  • New / Eng
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    just be a yelp monkey and try everything
    Sep 14 2
    • OP
      Don’t trust yelp. Money = good reviews
      Sep 14
    • New / Eng
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      true, i find it more accurate for holes in the walls with less reviews but high ratings
      Sep 14
  • Google G-*
    If you’re looking for high-end, South bay’s Manresa is really good, also pretty good priced considering it’s Michelin 3 stars.

    SF has tons if you’re willing to drive.
    Sep 14 1
    • OP
      Tiny portions aren’t my cup of tea.
      Sep 14
  • Veritas xyz123_
    Bay Area is Mecca of authentic restaurants/food. You can find authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese ... list goes on. I have lived in the east coast, socal and Midwest before. There are good restaurants everywhere not not as good as variety as Bay Area. Sounds like you are more of a big name, chain, sugar and greese kinda guy. Sorry you will be disappointed in the Bay Area
    Sep 14 1
    • OP
      Phils bbq isn’t a chain and it’s not fast food. We’re talking about beef ribs smoked to perfection here. Jakes in Del Mar is good too. The fact that there is more variety in the Bay Area doesn’t make it good.
      Sep 14
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    Wife got us reservation at Alexander's steak house for my bday last weekend. Serves A5 grade Kobe and aged steaks if you're into that sort of things
    Sep 14 0

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