Dinner With A View: 4 Quintessential Lookouts
San Francisco is home to countless beautiful landscapes and buildings. Soaring window outlooks and water vistas are what make the city so remarkable.
Combine this with a melting pot of unique and classic foods, and you’ve got yourself dinner with a view!
Cliff House Restaurant
If you catch yourself wandering Ocean Beach on an empty stomach, take a short trip detour over to the Cliff House restaurant that is just a short walk up the hill. It’s the perfect divider between Ocean Beach and Lands End, so after you’ve finished with diner, you can go for a quick stroll through the woods. If you’re looking for more of a Mediterranean approach, the Radicchio & Endive Salad pairs well with the Grilled Swordfish, and with an overlook of the ocean you’re going to feel like you’re on vacation! Don’t forget to ask about their biscuits, as they are known for the most incredible fluffy biscuits in San Francisco! // 1090 Point Lobos Ave, Cliff House, cliffhouse.com
Louis’ is just a few blocks away from Cliff House and it’s the place to go for lunch! Soups, salads and sandwiches can be enjoyed whilst gazing over Sutro Bath grounds. Without a doubt this is one of the most spectacular views as it looks like you’re glancing out into a deep classical painting. The burgers here really hit the spot, with a menu of eight different kinds to choose from including a fantastic vegetarian burger option. // 902 Point Lobos Ave, Cliff House, louissf.com
Top of The Mark
Top of The Mark towers over Nob Hill as it sits on the tippy top of InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel. This breathtaking view doesn’t get any better, with clear sight of the entire city embracing the Golden Gate Bridge. For all you cheese lovers, the Cowgirl’s Cheese Plate is going to make you feel like you’ve entered cheese heaven. Also, don’t miss out on the Charcuterie board filled with amazing smoked meats. A light meal at the Top of the Mark will be everything you’ll need after that long trek through the city. // 999 California St, Nob Hill, intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Locals know how crowded the Ferry building gets when all the tourists crowd together, showing off their selfie game and flashing their rocking San Francisco branded attire, so we tend to stay away from that area when we think about brunch. But there’s one particular spot that’s worth all the selfie sticks, and it’s called La Mar Cebicheria Peruana. This place is absolutely breathtaking with a vibrant view of passing by ships and ferries, and also the occasional sea gull quarrel. Try to hit the 3pm- 6pm Happy Hour to enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers by the water, and experience San Francisco in a “slightly” relaxing manner. // Pier 1 1/2; The Embarcadero, Embarcadero, lamarsf.com