Top 5 San Francisco Restaurants with Celebrity Chefs

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San Francisco is a city full of culinary wonder, a city where well-known chefs make up the celebrity population and foodies are the groupies.  Foodies travel from far and wide to San Francisco to get a taste of these high-profile restaurants run by celebrity chefs.

1 Wayfare Tavern

Chef Tyler Florence is synonymous with culinary infamy.  The Food Network and Top Chef mogul has created the rare triple crown with Wayfare Tavern:  Ambiance, food, and service.  This destination restaurant is spot on sophisticated, classy, and tavern-y all at the same time.

558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 772-9060

2 Fleur De Lys

Hubert Keller is the acclaimed French chef known for his signature San Francisco restaurant, Fleur de Lys. A Top-Chef All Star contestant, Keller is the recipient of numerous awards including the James Beard Foundation’s lifetime achievement award of “Who’s Who” in the industry.  Fleur de Lys is a "must-dine" for locals and traveling foodies alike.

77 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-7779

3 Michael Mina

Chef Michael Mina could be the most decorated chef in San Francisco.  An award-winning celebrity chefrestaurateur, and cookbook author, Michael Mina offers contemporary seafood and refined American cuisine uniquely prepared using seasonal products and produce.  In 2006, the  restaurant, was awarded two Michelin stars, one of only four restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to be a two star recipient. In October 2011, it was awarded Esquire Magazine's Restaurant of the Year.

252 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-9222


"If Yan can cook, then you pay Yan." That was Martin Yan's hard-earned motto since he was truly one of the pioneer celebrity chefs back in the 1980's. Yan's latest creation holds its own in the Westfield Center. M.Y. China is first rate fancy Chinese with a gorgeous interior and a busy show kitchen that's more entertaining than watching chefs on TV. Chefs trot around the restaurant wildly pulling noodles, frying in woks, deep frying, assembling and making soup. Entertainment aside, it is a rarity to have gourmet Chinese food in San Francisco.
Westfield San Francisco, 4th Floor 845 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 580-3001

5 Gary Danko

We have saved the best for last.  Dining at Gary Danko can only be described as a sublime experience. Award-winning Chef Gary Danko has earned his reputation with the best restaurant in San Francisco. Gary Danko epitomizes sophisticated contemporary cuisine.

800 N Point St

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 749-2060

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