A Vegetarian’s Guide to San Francisco Restaurant Week

by Jyo

It’s restaurant week in San Francisco!

San Francisco, worshipped by foodies everywhere, celebrates the art of making & serving food, from Jan 18–29. The city’s brightest establishments craft thoughtful prix-fixe menus for the week & offer discounted culinary experiences of their finest or newest dishes.

Why It’s Great

For $15-$25 lunch & $40 dinner menus, you can get 3–4 course meals that normally cost a fortune. ($15-$25 on lunch might sound nuts, I grew up paying $3 for grilled cheese sandwiches! But for fancy pant restaurants in San Francisco, this is actually a good deal). It’s a great way to explore new flavors, new places & make new memories, without breaking the bank.

Also, you can be entered to win $1200 in dining certificates! More on that here.

In my experience though, vegetarian options are hard to come by. It’s kinda sad to go to a fancy place, you know for a special occassion….. and then have a salad. (And I prefer Nutella over salad, thank you very much).

So I combed through 130 menus of participating restaurants, to craft a vegetarian’s guide to SF’s restaurant week.

A VEGETARIAN’S GUIDE TO SF RESTAURANT WEEK

See menus here

Tonga Room

25 Lusk

$40 Dinner: Includes Truffle oil & mushroom ravioli
Cuisine: American
Good For: after-parties, cocktails, dance, trendy bar

25 Lusk St
(415) 495–5875
Open 5:30 PM — 10:30 PM

Burma Love

$15 Lunch: Choice of tea leaf & papaya salads to lotus chips & pumpkin/tofu curries.
Cuisine:
 Burmese
Good for: bold flavors, family & friends, bar

211 Valencia St
(415) 861–2100
Open 11:30 AM — 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM -10:00 PM

Dosa on Fillmore

$40 Dinner: Choice of multiple appetizers, dosa (south indian crepes) & curries
Cuisine:
 South-Indian
Good for: large groups, bar, fusion & authentic South-Indian food, trendy hang out

1700 Fillmore St
(415) 441–3672
Open 5:30 PM — 11:30 PM

Canela Bistro for tapas

$25 Brunch: Gazpacho, Potatoes with garlic paprika aioli; Spanish-style omelettes & huevos rancheros
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Good for:
 Tapas, date night, smaller groups, cosy hangout

2272 Market St
(415) 552–3000
Open 5:30 PM — 11:00 PM, 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM on Sundays

Delarosa

$15 Lunch: Artisanal Cauliflower soup, choice of pastas & pizzettes
Cuisine: Pizzeria (Described as “Roman Style Pizzeria”)
Good for: 
Pizza, pasta, large groups, communal-style tables, hustle & bustle

2175 Chestnut Street
(415) 872–7363
Open 11:30 AM — 1:00 AM

Dobbs Ferry

$40 Dinner: Fried Kabocha & Ricotta, Spinach stuffed shells; comfort food
Cuisine:
 American
Good for: large groups, friends & family, sports bar

409 Gough Street
(415) 551–7700
Open 5:00 PM — 10:30 PM

Dum

$25 Lunch: Choice of Indian street food
Cuisine: North-Indian Street Food
Good For: Cosy hangout, friends & family, smaller groups

3111 24th St
(415) 874–9045
Open 11:00 AM — 10:00 PM, except Mon & Tues

E Tutto Qua

$40 Dinner: appetizers from Burrata to Bruschetta; pastas including gnocchi, ravioli, penne & choice of zabiglione, Tiramisu or gelato for dessert.
Cuisine: Italian
Good for: large groups, hustle & bustle, friends & family

270 Colombus Avenue
(415) 989–1002
Open 5:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Le Colonial

$65 Dinner: 4 course meal, including Pho, spring rolls, entree with curry/tofu & dessert.
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Good for: unique ambience, large groups, date night, friends & family, bar & live music

20 Cosmo Place
(415) 931–3600
Open 5:30 PM — 10 PM

Matador

$15 Lunch: queso fundido & chile relleno
Cuisine: Mexican
Good for: large groups, friends & family

679 Sutter Street
(415) 923–8146
Open 11:30 AM to 11 PM

Precita Park Cafe

$40 Dinner: housemade burrata with lavendar oil; butternut squash gnocchi; flourless chocolate decadence. (oooohhhh!)
Cuisine: Artisanal Italian
Good for: large groups, cosy hang out, cafe, friends & family

500 Precita Ave
(415) 647–7702
Open 7 AM — 10 PM

Skool

$25 Lunch: 3 courses with some seriously exotic eats, like a watermelon radish salad with miso dressing
Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Good for: Date night, small groups, cosy hangout, friends

1725 Alameda St,
(415) 255–8800
Open 11:30 AM — 2:30 PM; 5 PM — 10 PM

Starbelly

$15 Lunch: mediterranean platter, salad, & salted pot de creme
Cuisine: Californian
Good for: 
large groups, family & friends

3583 16th Street
(415) 252–7500
Open 11:30 AM — 11:00 PM

Stem Kitchen & Garden

$15 Lunch & $40 Dinner: including pizza with eggplant & gyuere fondue grilled cheese
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Good for:
 large groups, family & friends, date night, cosy, backyard bocce court

499 Illinois Street,
(415) 915–1000
Open 7:00 AM — 9:00 PM

The Fine Mousse

$40 Dinner: champagne, fries, kale & beet salad & selection of pizzas
Cuisine: Californian
Good for: wine, cosy, small groups, family & friends

1098 Jackson Street
(415) 908–1988
Open 5:00 PM — 11:00 PM

The Perennial

$40 Dinner: cauliflower gnocchi, butternut squash toast, Kernza ice cream (I have no clue what this is, but it’s ice cream, therefore I want it.)
Cuisine: 
Upscale American
Good for: 
Date night, large & small groups, family & friends, unique ambience

59 9th Street
(415) 500–7788
Open 3:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Uva Enoteca

$40 Dinner: prosecco, choice of appetizers & pizzas, including baked eggplant or burrata pizzas
Cuisine: 
Italian
Good for: Date night, cosy bistro, smaller groups, family & friends

568 Haight Street
(415) 829–2024
Open 5:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Zingari

$25 Lunch: plenty of choices for pastas, risotto & dessert.
Cuisine: Northern Italian
Good for: Date night, smaller groups, family & friends, cosy, bar & live music

501 Post Street
(415) 885–8850
Open 11:30 AM — 11:30 PM

Let me know if you try these restaurants & what you think! Tag us on Instagram with #findmymojyo!

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