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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Auro restaurant
5.0
5 (143)
$50 and over
American
Calistoga
About the restaurant
Join us in celebrating Calistoga’s only Michelin-rated fine dining destination, Auro. Our intimate dining space showcases a seasonally inspired, five-course tasting menu by acclaimed Chef Rogelio Garcia and his team. Set against the stunning backdrop of sprawling the Palisades Mountains, this is wine country dining at its finest.
Top review
JenniferM
Dined 3 days ago
Flawless service and food and experience! Great double Birthday celebration!
A photo of Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (560)
$30 and under
American
San Jose
About the restaurant
Gastropub noun\ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ : a pub, bar, or tavern that offers exceptional food in a casual and comfortable environment.

From succulent pork belly sliders to house made paté on our charcuterie plate and an incredible house-made burger - this is not typical bar food. Paired with hand-made cocktails, exclusive craft beers, and superb wines - Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub offers an experience unlike any other bar. Located in downtown San Jose in San Pedro Square

For parties over 10 please email Dale@firehouse1.com

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DexCes
Dined on May 9, 2024
Good comfortable dining with colleagues after work, we brought our team from Europe, and they all love the rib eye. We definitely would return for more business dinner. Aside from the rib eye, everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
A photo of Firefly Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2906)
$31 to $50
American
Noe Valley
About the restaurant
We serve food that, more often than not, accesses that part of our deepest soul where genuine expression can flow forth. We have always tried to give our food and service our best selves, as honest and vulnerable as we can muster. We strive to be a place where you might actually have a real connection; maybe with your server, maybe with your food or maybe with your possibly gracious host who is ACTUALLY glad you’re there.

Oh, you wanted a restaurant description? Sorry. Can’t really help you there. We’re not so big on labels. Our food is hard to nail down as we are constantly evolving and entirely seasonal and personal. We’ve used “Food you eat” as a tag line on occasion and that remains accurate. We could also describe it as “Food we really want you to eat”. When you’re here, tell us what you would call it.

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Rich
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious, original, lovely service, awesome neighborhood vibe and vibrant scene
A photo of Market restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4063)
$30 and under
American
St. Helena
About the restaurant
Market in St. Helena offers an elegant, yet comfortable dining experience with a fresh take on American classics. At Market we focus on using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our high quality food comes from local organic farms, which makes dining here a pure treat. Our refined atmosphere and warm genuine service creates an inviting environment for all to enjoy. Market's cuisine is flavor forward, visually stunning, and simply delicious. Market is a great place to stop for a quick lunch or a nice sit down meal. We are very engaged with the local wineries, and will help you find the perfect glass to complement any of our dishes. We look forward to seeing you soon at Market
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MGlea
Dined 4 days ago
My sister and I had a delightful dinner at the Market. The food was excellent as were the waiter, chef and host. They have it all right for each diner to feel included and in a safe place!
A photo of The Village Pub restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3840)
$31 to $50
American
Woodside
About the restaurant
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery daily!

This beloved Woodside landmark brings destination dining to Silicon Valley. The Village Pub is rich with a sense of heritage and authenticity. The warm and elegant ambiance is the perfect backdrop for Chef Mark Sullivan's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.

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Yummydinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Always a treat! Fabulous food and service. The pub never disappoints!
A photo of The Hero Ranch Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2453)
$31 to $50
American
Saratoga
About the restaurant
All reservations are made online at Open Table.
A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required or a charge of $30 will apply.
Multiple reservations made by the same party will not be honored. Even if you leave a note on Open Table, our reservation platform will not accommodate this request.
We allow a 15 min grace period, from your reservation time to be running late or to be sat at a table.
We have set forth dining times allotted for each party; they are as follows:
- For parties of 2 we have reserved 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- For parties of 4 we have reserved 2 hours.
- For parties of 5-6 we have reserved 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Outdoor reservations are subject to delay or cancellation depending on weather.
Please dress appropriately with warm attire if you are reserving an outdoor table. Outdoor reservations are subject to cancellation depending on weather.
If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact us at info@theheroranch.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
This was our first time at The Hero Ranch for a delayed dual Birthday dinner. The service and our waiter were as good or better than any ever has been in any restaurant....! We will be back, Thank You !
A photo of Mustards Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (10530)
$31 to $50
American
Yountville
About the restaurant
Aged for almost 37 years in the Napa Valley…
Since its beginnings as a local gathering spot over 35 years ago, Mustards Grill has blossomed into a destination for all who appreciate memorable food, superb wines and a warm welcome. Mustards food is Chef/Owner Cindy Pawlcyn’s mix of American regional dishes with global influences. The list of “Way Too Many Wines” represents the best from appellations throughout California and the New World.

Mustards is an American Grill, featuring flavors from around the globe. The wood-burning grill produces such favorites as Cindy’s famous Mongolian Pork Chop, Sonoma Rabbit, and the ½ pound Niman Ranch hamburger. The oakwood smoker fills the restaurant with aromas of BBQ baby back ribs, Wood Oven Duck, and our Oooeee Smoked Pork. Specialties include Seared Ahi Tuna on sesame crackers and Crispy Calamari tossed with curried slaw. The eclectic wine list features Way Too Many Wines from The Napa Valley, Sonoma, The Oregon, and Europe!

Top review
Gr8bitesvip
Dined 5 days ago
Mustards is a go to place. Our family visiting from Arizona loved the Onion ring fries and the salads. My brother in law relished in the meatloaf consuming every morsel. We had chicken wings as a starter, and we thought they might have been dry but eating them, they were succulent and juicy. Sister in law has some seafood which she enjoyed and my spouse and I had different chicken sandwiches, all very good. Noise level was particularly high which made for conversation a little more challenging but still the vibrancy and energy were very good. We were grateful for the accommodation of the earlier arrival which was great!
A photo of Fume Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2883)
$30 and under
American
Napa
About the restaurant
Fume Bistro is a locals neighborhood restaurant, nestled north of downtown Napa, off of HWY 29. We are an American bistro with French, Italian and Mediterranean influences. We like to call our food simple, honest and seasonally correct. To accompany the food, we offer an eclectic wine list which is primarily, but not limited to California wines. Comfortable, friendly service. Attention to detail. Terrific food in a great atmosphere. Come on in, let's eat!

Please note that our covered, heated terrace is open all year and super 'dog friendly' during lunch and brunch hours - during dinner in the colder months we enclose the terrace and it's considered part of the dining room. Please let us know if you have your furry family with you and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for your understanding.

Top review
NapaFoodyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and service - had the short rib risotto, special salad, onion rings, burger/fries, artichoke and ahi - ll delicious!
A photo of Asa Restaurants | Los Gatos restaurant
4.8
4.8 (443)
$50 and over
American
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
We are an American Restaurant House with influences derived from generations of Spanish and Italian heritage.

Our dedication to sourcing the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients is the guiding force that our restaurants are built upon. We believe that local, sustainable, organic, heirloom and free-range products nourish the body and soul. Our devotion to providing an impeccable experience is made possible by our collective decades of experience in cuisine, wine, spirits and best-in-class hospitality. Our hand-curated wine selections reflect a life-long love affair with travel and unforgettable culinary experiences.

Top review
Parisiennevip
Dined 2 days ago
Always an excellent experience at Asa. Service professional and attentive. Very nice wine list and lovely selection of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.
A photo of Cafe La Haye restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2939)
$31 to $50
American
Sonoma
About the restaurant
Located just off Sonoma Plaza, Cafe La Haye offers an appealingly unfussy sophistication. The split-level dining room holds just a dozen or so tables, but its open kitchen, raftered ceiling and walls adorned with modern art create a vibrant energy that’s contagious.
Convivial owner Saul Gropman and chef Jeffrey Lloyd make a formidable team. Lloyd, former executive chef of restaurant Michael Mina, offers a seasonal menu that’s discreet in its complexity, featuring the sort of dishes that seem to get better with each bite.
Gropman’s wine list comprises a modest 100 bottles, but it’s a smart, well-focused selection -

Wine Spectator

Top review
NB61vip
Dined 2 days ago
Cafe La Haye is one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent service, perfectly seasoned and plated food that is as delicious as it used to beautiful.
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