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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Animo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (540)
$50 and over
American
Sonoma
About the restaurant
American Korean cuisine with focus on open hearth cooking. Intimate and cozy setting in Sonoma, California. Signature dishes are Lobster XO, Whole grilled Turbot, Dry aged Ribeye and Iberico Pork.
Top review
Sonomagigi
Dined on 15 Dec 2023
We had a farewell dinner at the delightful and innovative Animo. I will miss this restaurant. Cannot wait for the opening of Golden Bear Station.
A photo of Auro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (121)
$50 and over
American
Calistoga
About the restaurant
Join us in celebrating Calistoga’s only Michelin-rated fine dining destination, Auro. Our intimate dining space showcases a seasonally inspired, five-course tasting menu by acclaimed Chef Rogelio Garcia and his team. Set against the stunning backdrop of sprawling the Palisades Mountains, this is wine country dining at its finest.
Top review
Andrea
Dined 4 days ago
Superb! We would highly recommend- wonderful in every respect.
A photo of Mountain House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (245)
$31 to $50
American
Woodside
About the restaurant
The Mountain House has reopened under new ownership! This beautiful iconic space has risen again under new leadership. Reservations are accommodated in The Forest Room and main dining room with a three course dinner menu priced at $78/person with a 20% service fee. We also offer an a la carte bar menu in our bar and lounge for walk-ins without a service fee. Join us for destination dining in the redwoods - where the old meets the new.



Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Beautiful, romantic, delicious and impactful service. We had such a delicious dinner a d everything was amazing.
A photo of Firefly Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2866)
$31 to $50
American
Noe Valley
About the restaurant
We serve food that, more often than not, accesses that part of our deepest soul where genuine expression can flow forth. We have always tried to give our food and service our best selves, as honest and vulnerable as we can muster. We strive to be a place where you might actually have a real connection; maybe with your server, maybe with your food or maybe with your possibly gracious host who is ACTUALLY glad you’re there.

Oh, you wanted a restaurant description? Sorry. Can’t really help you there. We’re not so big on labels. Our food is hard to nail down as we are constantly evolving and entirely seasonal and personal. We’ve used “Food you eat” as a tag line on occasion and that remains accurate. We could also describe it as “Food we really want you to eat”. When you’re here, tell us what you would call it.

Top review
Ellenvip
Dined 1 day ago
Firefly never disappoints. The food is always imaginative and superb. The service is friendly and efficient. My favorite SF restaurant.
A photo of Asa Restaurants | Los Gatos restaurant
4.8
4.8 (405)
$50 and over
American
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
We are an American Restaurant House with influences derived from generations of Spanish and Italian heritage.

Our dedication to sourcing the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients is the guiding force that our restaurants are built upon. We believe that local, sustainable, organic, heirloom and free-range products nourish the body and soul. Our devotion to providing an impeccable experience is made possible by our collective decades of experience in cuisine, wine, spirits and best-in-class hospitality. Our hand-curated wine selections reflect a life-long love affair with travel and unforgettable culinary experiences.

Top review
Ludo
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing food, the duck and scallops were fantastic! We loved everything and will most definitely come back!
A photo of Golden Bear Station restaurant
4.7
4.7 (134)
$50 and over
American
Kenwood
About the restaurant
Golden Bear Station is an Italian American restaurant that offers a unique perspective through the lens from the owners of Animo and Mu Ramen.

Mu Ramen and Animo owners Joshua Smookler and Heidy He have received exceptional recognition, including a prestigious 2-star review from the New York Times in 2015. The New York Times also dubbed them as the best ramen in NYC, while Eater named them the best ramen in America in 2016. Animo, on the other hand, has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle and recognized as one of Esquire's Best New Restaurant in America in 2022. Both restaurants have earned a place and acknowledgement in the Michelin guide.

Golden Bear Station strives to encompass the essence of a local establishment and a haven for aficionados of wine and gastronomy. It serves as a gathering place where individuals flock to savor pizzas, pastas and seasonal delicacies.

Top review
GREGORYs
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing nuance and quality to the dishes and ingredients. Balanced, intense flavors and a spectacular wine list to boot. Already planning my next trip so I can try everything before the menu changes.
A photo of The Village Pub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3796)
$31 to $50
American
Woodside
About the restaurant
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery daily!

This beloved Woodside landmark brings destination dining to Silicon Valley. The Village Pub is rich with a sense of heritage and authenticity. The warm and elegant ambiance is the perfect backdrop for Chef Mark Sullivan's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.

Top review
JoshuaF
Dined 1 day ago
As always. Stellar. My ride or die. Best food and service there is.
A photo of Cafe La Haye restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2892)
$31 to $50
American
Sonoma
About the restaurant
Located just off Sonoma Plaza, Cafe La Haye offers an appealingly unfussy sophistication. The split-level dining room holds just a dozen or so tables, but its open kitchen, raftered ceiling and walls adorned with modern art create a vibrant energy that’s contagious.
Convivial owner Saul Gropman and chef Jeffrey Lloyd make a formidable team. Lloyd, former executive chef of restaurant Michael Mina, offers a seasonal menu that’s discreet in its complexity, featuring the sort of dishes that seem to get better with each bite.
Gropman’s wine list comprises a modest 100 bottles, but it’s a smart, well-focused selection -

Wine Spectator

Top review
MrsMike
Dined 1 day ago
There were 4 of us and we all found the food, the service, the atmosphere outstanding!!! The recommendations were spot on. The evening was so enjoyable, we’re booked for the next night…the last night of our stay in Sonoma. And fortunately they had an opening. Highly recommend!
A photo of Juanita & Maude restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1586)
$50 and over
American
Albany
About the restaurant
An intimate neighborhood restaurant, Juanita & Maude features Chef Scott Eastman's personal take on American Cuisine. The daily changing menu highlights classic dishes including Michelin Guide's top 5 hamburger in California. His refined comfort food is matched with seasonal craft cocktails and an international wine list.

Juanita & Maude's lively dining room or serene outdoor patio is the perfect spot for a night out, celebratory occasion and special private events. Conveniently located near the corner of Solano and San Pablo Avenues.

Top review
PickyEatervip
Dined 5 days ago
I have been going to Juanita & Maude since shortly after it opened. Loved it then, love it now. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s become more difficult to get in as its popularity has grown.
A photo of The Mill at Glen Ellen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (268)
$31 to $50
American
Glen Ellen
About the restaurant

We opened our restaurant two years ago during pandemic on 8-25-2020!
We offer Traditional Californian, Healthy, and Modern Cuisine!
Our restaurant is situated in Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.
We make our own House Brewed Draft Beers!!!
We want you to feel like you are home away from home!
Best New Restaurant of 2021 in Sonoma!

Top review
DaveH
Dined 7 days ago
Highly recommend this lovely restaurant for the service, ambiance, and food. Everything is presented in a beautiful manner with very sweet and caring staff. They are very accommodating and everything was delicious. We will definitely go back!
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