Downtown San Francisco RestaurantsSan Francisco is well known as the country's top city for dining and recognized as a Mecca for "foodies." From famous top chefs to ethnic eateries and restaurants specializing in locally grown and regionally focused food, any number of outstanding San Francisco restaurants and SoMa clubs can be found within a short walk of our hotel or a short streetcar ride away.
A Temporary Offering (ATO) -The Renoir Hotel is proud to host a collection of pop-up concepts integrating virtually an entire city block and creating an urban destination on our ground floor. ATO's carefully thought out venues include a restaurant helmed by SF FoodLab that offers daily breakfast by Caffè Moda as well as frequent pop-up lunch and dinner service (www.sffoodlab.com/calendar). Next door is Rio Grande, a whiskey and tequila bar with a themed atmosphere that has been described as "Bordertown Texas roadhouse meets From Dusk ‘Til Dawn." Both are easily accessible directly from the hotel lobby. The third piece of ATO is Trailhead, a satellite retail and gallery project that brings together locally-roasted coffee, a high-end denim boutique, a seedling farm outlet, and local artist-made ephemera, including books, zines, and maps.
Hayes Valley and Civic Center Dining -In these happening San Francisco dining districts you will find a variety of top San Francisco restaurants such as Absinthe Brasserie where Top Chef contestant Jamie Lauren cooks up her regionally focused but Provence inspired cuisine; post symphony favorite Jardinière, a take on California French from local restaurateur Pat Kuleto; or perfect Hayes Valley sweet shop Miette, which specializes in delicate macaroons. Grab a salad and a hearty sandwich at Max's Opera Café or discover delicious daily specials at Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant.
Little Saigon -This San Francisco restaurant section in the heart of San Francisco's Southeast Asian community around Larkin Street is the perfect spot to pick up a cheap and authentic Banh Mi sandwich, the traditional Vietnamese street food, or try a steaming and spicy Pho or Bun Bo Hue soup. Best bets include Bodega Bistro and Saigon Sandwich, both on Larkin within 10 minutes walking distance of the hotel.
Union Square -In this San Francisco shopping and restaurant heaven, you'll find everything from tucked-away French bistros such as Café Claude, Jennifer Biesty's Mediterranean inspired Scala's Bistro to the stunning Rotunda at Neiman Marcus and the lively Cheesecake Factory on the top floor of Macy's.
Try Indian flavors at New Delhi Restaurant or American favorites at Lori's Diner. It's quite possible to eat your way around the world at the hundreds of San Francisco restaurants in and around Union Square.