Causwells is not the classic American bistro, it’s better. The restaurant combines reasonable prices with a laid back atmosphere and upscale comfort foods. The menu features dishes such as donut bread pudding in spiced milk. The dish itself uses All Star Donuts to create a dense, but truly heavenly bread pudding. Similarly, Causwell’s deviled eggs and ‘American Burger’ are true fan favorites. This neighborhood joint is the perfect place to bring a date before swiftly meandering over to the Presidio Theatre located just next door. Be sure to also stop by on the first Monday of the month for discounted beer flights from local breweries like Headland’s Brewing Company.
Causwells, 2346 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 447-6081
Glaze Teriyaki Grill offers Seattle-style teriyaki. This place is great for lunch as it offers combos of their Korean-Japanese blended barbecue. For those who do not eat meat, the menu also includes soy-marinated tofu, teriyaki wok vegetables, and salads.
Glaze Teriyaki Grill, 2095 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 590-3193
During peak hours, don’t be surprised to wait 20 to 90 minutes for your communal table at Delarosa. This Italian restaurant is the epitome of the Marina District and is easily one of the trendiest restaurants in all of San Francisco. The pizzas are delicious, but very thin, so be sure to order an appetizer. Favorites to enjoy on Delarosa’s outdoor patio include their spicy meatball appetizer, as well as the burrata bruschetta with hazelnut and honey appetizer.
Delarosa, 2175 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 673-7100
If you live in the Marina District, Russian Hill, or out in Corte Madera, it will come as no surprise to you that Blue Barn is on this list. The prices of Blue Barn reflect their high-quality food, especially their seasonal produce from Oak Hill Farm in Sonoma. The deli-style establishment offers organic salads, hearty ‘sandos’, tasty grilled cheeses, and an array of soups for chilly San Francisco summer nights. This is a great place to bring self-proclaimed foodies, but also picky eaters as Blue Barn also offers create-your-own salads and sandwiches. Be sure to try their Popper Grilled Cheese, which combines pepper jack, goat cheese, niman bacon, and pepperoncinis on a sliced pain de mie.
Blue Barn, 2105 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 441-3232
Pizzeria Avellino will fulfil all of your thin-crust needs. As one of the few pizzerias in the city that sells slice by slice, Pizzeria Avellino will not disappoint. Customers may choose their toppings or pick from the pizzas of the day. Unlike most New York pizzerias, Pizzeria Avellino serves brunch on the weekends. With any order of breakfast pizza, customers can pay for bottomless mimosas. Later in the day, feel free to BYOB or purchase domestic beers that you can sip while sitting on the outside patio right next to the Presidio.
Pizzeria Avellino, 2769 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 776-2500