Haute Dining: San Francisco’s Top Rated American Restaurants

With July 4th in a matter of days, there hardly seems a better time for some good, old-fashioned American fare. With the summer at its peak, celebrate the upcoming Independence Day by checking out any (or all!) of the top Zagat-rated American restaurants in San Francisco.

At the top of the list is Ad Hoc at 6476 Washington Street. Serving up tempting homestyle favorites like Snake River Farm’s Beef Tri-Tip served with roasted Brussels sprouts, Carolina rice, pulled pork, and fried parsley, this restaurant has an ever-changing potluck-style menu to reflect seasonality and keep you coming back for more.

If breakfast is more your patriotic meal of choice, head over to Mama’s on Washington Square at 1701 Stockton Street. At Mama’s, the breakfast staples have been perfected, like their scrumptious Cinnamon French Toast with seasonal berries or Farmers Omelette with fresh spinach, leeks, goat cheese, and bacon.

For meat lovers, nothing quite says “America” like a thick, juicy cut of perfectly charred meat. For all your patriotic steak cravings, make sure to head over the House of Prime Rib at 1906 Van Ness Avenue or Press, located at 587 St. Helena Highway. If poultry is more your thing, Maverick at 3316 17th Street is the place to go for comforting favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes with Chive-buttermilk Sorbet and Southern Fried Chicken with Dirty Red Rice and Broccoli Rabe – or their famous, scrumptious brunch.