With Valentine's Day — one of the most popular nights of the year to dine out — right around the corner, it's time to decide where you're going to take your special someone! Here are five romantic restaurants in SF to take your Valentine, plus you have even more great options in the app. Let Reserve help you make it an unforgettable night.
5 Romantic Restaurants in SF
Michelin-starred Aster dishes out inventive, seasonal California fare. The decor is casual yet chic, with wood booths, communal tables and pumpkin-hued accents. Be sure to check out the extensive international wine selection.
Piccino offers a frequently changing, seasonally driven Italian menu focused on meat and fish sourced with sustainability in mind. Creative small plates form the cornerstone of the rustic, California-inspired fare, while the wine list spotlights handpicked international selections. Large windows flood the wood-accented space with natural light, making the coffee bar and weekend brunch menu fitting options at any time of the day.
At Michael Mina’s namesake restaurant, New American interpretations of classic dishes are available on standard or multi-course prix fixe menus. Along with creative cocktails, seasonal small plates are served up at the bar in the sleek, contemporary setting. The wine list features selections from boutique American wineries as well as European vineyards.
Nico serves up New American, French-inspired fare made from seasonal ingredients, harvested from the restaurant’s roof garden or sourced from local purveyors. The market-driven cuisine is showcased on three- or five-course menus that change daily, while the simple and approachable wine program includes both domestic and European wines. The approachable yet elegant setting features a polished dining room decorated in warm earth tones.
Chef Thomas McNaughton dishes out regional Italian, California-inspired fare at flour + water. The restaurant works directly with farms to craft dishes for the menu — which changes daily — executed with the help of a classic wood-fired oven and in-house butchery. The casual and rustic space boasts high ceilings, wood tables and nature-inspired decor.