We get this question all the time, but especially with Valentine's Day coming up. Where should you take a date for good food and a good time without looking like a cheapskate? As we've said before, you need to order with a strategy in mind. Don't be afraid to get the pizza or ramen. You can also make a meal of bar snacks.
Here are 11 restaurants in San Francisco that we recommend for date-worthy meals, no matter what kind of date you're on. Please tell us in the comments: what are your favorite first date restaurants? (Stories encouraged.)
For Small Bites: Nopa
For Sharing Everything: Bar Tartine
For the Pizza Lovers: Ragazza
For a Dolores Park Picnic: Cheese/Meat from Birite Market + Bread from Tartine Bakery or Craftsmen & Wolves.
For Gorgeous Locavore Food: Rich Table
If You're Craving Turkish: Troya
For Korean-American Food: Namu Gaji
For a Dim Sum Dinner: State Bird Provisions
If State Bird is Booked: Sheba Piano Lounge
For a Low-Key Sandwich Date: Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe
For a Mostly Liquid Dinner: Maven