From Persian to Swiss and Chinese to seafood, this city’s restaurants offer something for all tastes and occasions.  San Francisco is a true "foodie" city and has wonderful options to offer in all price ranges - from hole in the wall burrito joints in the Mission District to haute cuisine, and pleasantly many mid-priced options with really great food.  This is the sign of a city that really cares about food.

Numerous bayside options are available for casual dinners, including the extremely popular local favorite, the Slanted Door, which offers a good selection of Chinese, French and Vietnamese entrees.  Be sure to call early for reservations.  The Slanted Door is located in the recently renovated Ferry Building, which has impressive bay views and a great assortment of epicurean delights, including Cowgirl Creamery from the town of Point Reyes Station, just north of the city.

The upscale Restaurant Gary Danko on North Point Street at Hyde is a great choice for a romantic dinner or an important business dinner.  Expect to spend about $80 for a four-course gourmet meal of delicacies such as lobster salad, stuffed quail and creme brulee, prepared by professional chefs and served in an elegant dining room. Other high end options worth the price include Aqua and Masa as well as Boulevard.

For concentrations of great restaurants in varying price ranges Chestnut Street in the Marina, Polk Street in Russian Hill and Union Street in Cow Hollow all offer great choices. The city's best-known vegetarian restaurant, Greens, was put on the map by Gourmet Magazine more than 20 years ago and has continued to attract locals and tourists alike, seeking its great views of San Francisco Bay near the Marina and its delicious, fresh fare.

Sushi lovers should try Kabuto A&S on Geary Boulevard at 16th Avenue.  The head chef entertains the fun crowd as he prepares his inventive sushi creations with whirlwind knife techniques.  Low prices and a fun atmosphere have made this a local favorite.

Truly Mediterranean in the Mission District offers good Middle Eastern fare, such as falafel, shawarma and hummus.  There is limited seating, so it fills up fast, but the casual atmosphere and low prices make this one spot you should try.

For dessert, head to Mitchell’s on San Jose Avenue.   Ice cream lovers will appreciate the wide selection of unique flavors, such as pumpkin, as well as its signature tropical flavors like mango, cantaloupe and coconut.  It’s always packed with locals in the know, even when it’s cold outside, because the ice cream is well worth the wait in line.