Top 5 Places for Martinis in San Francisco

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There is no cocktail more classic than a Martini.  While the dry martini is most iconic, San Francisco mixologists have taken the timeless drink into new territory, morphing it into a wide range of flavors to suit any palette. Enjoy our top 5 picks to savor this American classic.


1 Hakkasan

While Hakkasan may be the sexy haute spot for Chinese cuisine, it may come as a surprise to find that they also have a signature martini menu. Pick your pleasure from an impressive list that includes virtually any type of martini under the sun: the Saffron Poire, the Jade Prophet and the Lychee Martini, among many others. Take a seat at the backlit blue bar, sip, and enjoy.
1 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 829-8148

2 MKT Restaurant and Bar

The Four Seasons is a perfect spot to pause and sip a cocktail. Located smack dab in the middle of downtown, it's the perfect place to enjoy a much needed martini after a long day of work. Try the Martini in The Bay: Ruby Blade gin, Vya Dry and a caesar stuffed olive to nibble on before you take a sip.
Four Seasons Hotel 757 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 633-3000

3 The Big 4 Restaurant

Located inside of the classic Huntington Hotel, the Big 4 Restaurant has the feeling of "old school" San Francisco. With such a classic sophisticated vibe (think, dark wood, soft lighting and green leather), the Big 4 is the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and sip a martini near the piano bar.
The Huntington Hotel 1075 California St San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 771-1140

4 Gary Danko

Yes, Gary Danko is known for its sublime cuisine. But did you also know that they make a fantastic martini? It is certainly not the only reason to head to the restaurant. But the Gary Danko martini was as good as it gets. If you have a dinner reservation (or even if you don't), head into the restaurant a little early, have a seat at the bar, and begin an evening of culinary perfection with the perfect martini.
800 N Point St San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 749-2060

5 Ozumo

Ozumo has some of the best sushi in San Francisco, which also makes it one of the best spots in the city to enjoy a martini and sushi. The lychee martini may be one of the best you'll try, but don't take our word for it; check it out for yourself.
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese, Asian Fusion 161 Steuart St San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 882-1333
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