51 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in San Francisco.
Red Tavern is a Russian spot in the Richmond that serves all the classics. Make sure to order some borsh the next time you’re here.
New World Market is one of the largest Russian markets in SF and has excellent prepared salads.
Gourmand European Deli is a great spot in the Richmond to pick up everything from cured meats to pickles to chocolate.
Cafe Europa in the Richmond has dishes from across Eastern Europe and Russia. Make sure to order some pierogies.
Foreign Cinema in the Mission is still one of the most unique restaurants in San Francisco, and you need to come here at least once in your life.
Lois The Pie Queen is a North Oakland institution that serves chicken and waffles, biscuits, pancakes, and pies.
Sotto Mare is a classic Italian seafood spot in the middle of North Beach.
Drink beer and cocktails at this historic bar in Jack London that has a big patio overlooking the water.
Fentons Creamery is an over 100-year-old ice cream shop serving sundaes, banana splits, and shakes in Oakland.
This East Bay institution has been making excellent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza since 1983.
There isn’t a place in SF that’s more classic for dim sum than Yank Sing in SoMa.
Vesuvio Cafe is a piece of San Francisco history, but unlike most museums, this place makes great cocktails.
Zam Zam is a classic bar in the Haight with some of the best martinis in the city.
Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkeley is the more casual (and possibly better) sister spot to Chez Panisse, which is located just downstairs.