Married, single, or actively dating, local San Franciscans are hitting Hayes Valley for everything from cocktails to a 4 course tasting menu. Though this European-feeling central San Francisco neighborhood is about as charming as you could imagine, it was not always this way. Historically part of the not-so-preferential Western-Addition, Hayes Valley is a mix of high-end boutiques, exquisite Edwardian townhouses, and most of all some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. Absinthe Brasserie, Zuni Cafe, and Rich Table are just three notable eateries that Hayes Valley has to offer. Date night in San Francisco has never been so abundant and it’s always a good time to start the tradition.
For a casual and low key dining experience, Souvla is a perfect pressure-free restaurant for a first date of 300th date. Tasty authentic greek dishes are elevated to a new Californian taste profile and ingredients are kept simple and delicious. — 517 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 400-5458
Trying to find a spot to impress your date? Rich Table is a sure win and a restaurant that even the least-foodie of San Franciscans (do those exist?) have heard of. A true Californian farm-to-table hotspot, this romantic neighborhood gem is the perfect place to wine and dine someone you don’t mind spending some money on. Be sure to save room for desserts and cheese— almond date chutney adorns the lemon parfait, and the cheese selection rivals a classic french cheese shop. — 199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 355-9085
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