The Top 10 Restaurants In San Francisco’s Mission Bay

Mission Bay © Allan Ferguson/Flickr
Mission Bay © Allan Ferguson/Flickr
Photo of Andrew Joseph
9 February 2017

Mission Bay, the area between Dogpatch, South Park, Potrero Hill, and SoMa, is an emerging neighborhood with loads of activities to offer. It also has a wide variety of cuisines and some pretty sweet dining opportunities; we list the top qo tastiest restaurants around this San Francisco‘s neighborhood.

Koh Samui and the Monkey

Restaurant, Thai, $$$
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Koh Samui & the Monkey
Koh Samui & the Monkey | © Tim Bartel/Flickr
Koh Samui and the Monkey brings Thailand to Mission Bay in a first-class way. Enjoy great customer service, and make sure to try the tasty drunken prawns. The portions are so big that you will be filled up even before you eat.

Mars Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, American
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Mmmm… Pizza Margherita
Mmmm… Pizza Margherita | © JeffreyW/Flickr
Mars is a fun-loving place that offers a variety of meals. You can play a great game of pool, and there is a nice outside area (heated to boot!) for customers to enjoy their meal. There is also an endless assortment of drinks, since this is a popular after-work bar spot.

Umami Burger

Restaurant, Hungarian, American, $$$
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Umami Burger Soma, San Francisco
Umami Burger Soma, San Francisco | © G M/Flickr
These guys are good. Not kind of good, but delectably good. At Umami, there are a series of burgers based on flavors from different fine-dining experiences. Their focus is on amplifying different flavors for their customers.

Fringale Restaurant

Bistro, Restaurant, Bar, Dessert, French, $$$
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Extremely popular in the Mission Bay, Fringale brings a classy ambience to dining life here. This French bistro is a neighborhood stalwart, and it still stands out among many. Also available for private parties, it serves the best desserts in the area, thus encouraging you to save a little room for French sweets after your meal.


Bistro, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Marlowe has the look of a 1950s restaurant with a modern feel to it. This bistro has a meat-centric menu, with cool stainless steel walls and drawings of animals marked for cuts, a small space, yet big in terms of a superb eating spot.

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Japanese, $$$
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Bavette Steak with Seared Foie Gras at Alexander's Steakhouse
Bavette Steak with Seared Foie Gras at Alexander's Steakhouse | © Arnold Gatilao/Flickr

The definition of fine dining in the Mission Bay area, this groovy restaurant offers a great menu with a setting that you may not ever want to leave. You do have the option of private dining rooms and one semi-private space for events. Alexander’s Steakhouse’s menu will send your brain into a spiral.

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