Best Foodie Hotels in San Francisco – Hipmunk City Love
I love to explore the local food scene when I visit a city, and San Francisco has one of the best. I spend many hours researching blogs and reading restaurant reviews, pinpointing the best gastronomical finds. I admit that I completely ignore my hotel restaurant. Something in my subconscious tells me that no hotel restaurant can deliver a good meal, or that they’re too dang expensive. But sometimes, I’m tired. It’s been a long day of sightseeing or listening to angry clients, and I don’t want to leave my hotel. The good news is that I don’t have to in San Francisco. Here are six of the best foodie hotels in San Francisco.
Explore California Craft Beer
Not only does California produce some of the best wine in the world, it’s also one of the leaders in the country’s exploding craft beer movement. Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen keeps guests at the Serrano Hotel quenched with an extensive beer menu. The kitchen serves food desgined to pair with those suds, like create your own poutine.
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco recently renovated its restaurant to rival the best in San Francisco’s hip food scene. You know, the kind of restaurant people travel to the city to visit. And they succeeded. Parallel 37 is one of the most critically acclaimed kitchens in town serving up fresh California cuisine with an artistic flair. Be sure to check out their wine tasting dinner for two.
Campton Place located in the Taj Campton Place is a regular recipient of the coveted Michelin Star. Diners are delighted with Mediterranean meets Indian cuisine that is uniquely Campton Place’s own. The menu is set in courses at a fixed price. For an extra fee, the restaurant sommelier will pair the perfect glass of wine with each course.
A Piece of the South Seas
Guests at the Fairmont San Francisco are fortunate enough to stay in the same hotel that houses the famed Tongo Room and Hurricane Bar. While the overly sugared drinks are sure to give you a headache and the Asian cuisine is mediocre, the experience is worth a visit to a restaurant that strives to bring the South Seas to San Francisco.
A Step on the Wild Side
While the name of The Huntington’s restaurant, Big 4, alludes to wild game, that’s not the reason behind the moniker. The restaurant is named after the four tycoons who built the Central Pacific Railroad, and the dining room is a throwback to their era with dark wood walls and green leather booths. Never worry though, the chef does actually specialize in wild game. If you’re lucky, you’ll be there during wild game week where the likes of crispy frog legs paella and rabbit-rattlesnake sausage are on the menu.
Top Notch Vegan Food
One of the best vegan restaurants in San Francisco is in a hotel. Millennium, in The Hotel California, works with local small farms to showcase the finest sustainable and organic produce in the area. The restaurant also specializes in craft cocktails and hosts regular meet the winemaker dinners.
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