San Francisco restaurants
San Franciscans like to think their town has an edge over New York in the contest to be America's number-one dining destination. Not only does the City by the Bay have thousands of restaurants, dozens of ethnic enclaves, and an informed public, goes their argument, but it also has one huge natural advantage over its rival—it's surrounded by some of the country's best wineries, farms, and coastline. To reap the benefits of this exceptional California produce, gastronomes from all over the world come to visit and shop at the renowned Ferry Building. With its restaurants, food shops, water views, and mythic farmer's market, it's the perfect snapshot of the city's culinary persona.