Anna Rembold’s Favorite Restaurants

Committee Member Anna Rembold has scoured the city to bring you some of the best restaurant recommendations for your retreat.

Here is Anna’s picks:

Tasting Menus, Super High End Options:

For More Casual and Group Meals:

  • Cotogna (just outside of downtown city center, amazing sister restaurant to the more high end Quince)
  • Coqueta (Michael Chiarello restaurant, very good, right on the water)
  • Delfina (classic San Francisco staple in the Mission District, at the start of the food revolution in SF)
  • Liholiho Yacht Club (Hawaiian inspired food, absolutely incredible; newer restaurant, 30 day advance notice required to secure a reservation or you can wait in line on the day-off)
  • Nopa (awesome restaurant, open late in the NOPA district)
  • Nopalito (sister restaurant to the nearby Nopa, casual Mexican restaurant – you will see things on this menu that you don’t anywhere else)
  • Prospect (very good, can get quite expensive, down in SOMA)
  • Wayfare Tavern (one of my favorites)
  • Foreign Cinema (trendy spot in the Mission District)
  • La Mar (very cool Peruvian restaurant, right on the water)
  • Aziza (off the beaten path, but amazing Moroccan food)
  • Mourad (sister restaurant to Aziza)
  • Bar Agricole (great local SOMA spot, true taste of California)
  • Heirloom Cafe (very California experience, deeper Mission)
  • A16 (amazing, authentic Italian food, James Beard nominated Sommelier, walkable from the cottage)
  • Ristobar (very good Italian food, bonus = full bar, walkable from the cottage)
  • Sons & Daughters (cool place downtown near Union Square, all tasting menus but reasonable)
  • Stone’s Throw (very good neighborhood spot in Russian Hill)
  • Petite Crenn (amazing new casual spot from Chef Crenn)
  • The Perennial (sustainable from start to finish, new concept resto)
  • Trestle (all-tasting menu, but amazing and affordable)
  • Black Cat (cool new restaurant, live Jazz every evening)

Oakland Restaurants

  • Camino
  • Ohgane (Korean BBQ)
  • Ozumo (excellent sushi/Japanese food, can get expensive)
  • Hopscotch (new rising star chef, but may be tough to fit 30)
  • Plum Bar
  • Haven
  • A16 (not certain they can accommodate group size, but food is amazing)
  • Flora
  • Mua Oakland
  • Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
  • Dona Tomas
  • Toast Oakland
  • Kitchen 388