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May 26, 2017

11 Restaurants to Eat at During San Francisco's Pride Celebration

San Francisco's Pride celebration is "one of the last remaining Pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage" that lasts the entire month of June and culminates with the festival at Civic Center Plaza and parade down Market Street. Thirty days of Pride means 30 days of eating great food. With the help of Google Maps, We looked at all Pride celebrations and identified great places to eat near them, so you don't have to. Here's our eating guide to Pride in San Francisco.


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The Sausage Factory Italian Restaurant (517 Castro St.)
A Castro landmark since 1968, the Sausage Factory has been delivering smiles with their authentic food. Really though, come for the name, stay for the delicious sausage pizza for more than 40 years. Website

Kitchen Story (3499 16th St.)
This popular brunch spot is known for their "California cuisine" but with an Asian twist. Website


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Dirty Habit Restaurant (12 Fourth St.)
Located on the fifth floor of the Palomar Hotel, the Dirty Habit is a surprise to everyone as the elevator doors open. It's a sultry little hideaway featuring a creative interior that will take you back to "Alice in Wonderland" with shared plates and snacks alongside creative seasonal and savory cocktails. Don't get us started on the amazing nightly soundtrack. Website

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Asia SF (201 Ninth St.)
The world famous transgender stars - the beautiful and talented Ladies of AsiaSF - serve you superb critically acclaimed Cal Asian cuisine and perform hourly atop the red runway bar. Add in signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list, and color morphing shoji screen walls and you have a feast for all your senses. Website

Civic Center / Hayes Valley

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Chez Maman West (401 Gough St.)
In the heart of Hayes Valley, cozy, friendly, neighborhood French bistro offers home-cooked, comfort food all day just like at "mom's house.” Website

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Jardiniere Restaurant (300 Grove St.)
Essentially San Francisco, Jardiniere is Traci Des Jardins’ signature restaurant in Hayes Valley and home base of 18 years. They present a range of experiences tailored to reflect your mood: a multi-course tasting menu, leisurely, romantic dining, efficient and delicious pre-theatre (or pre-Pride) plates and a bar and lounge for catching up over cocktails and small bites. Website

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Absinthe Brasserie (398 Hayes St.)
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is one of the longest-running and most convivial dining institutions in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Located within walking distance of Civic Center and the Pride celebration and parade, the establishment features French and Northern Italian-influenced brasserie fare for lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch. Absinthe’s lively bar offers classic and creative cocktails and late-night dining. Website

Embarcadero / Financial District

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La Mar Cebicheria (Pier 1 1/2)
Inspired by the thousands of Cebicherias found throughout Peru, chef Gastón Acurio’s La Mar was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche. If the food isn't enough, the views of the bay from La Mar will take your breath away. Website

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Pabu (101 California St.)
Michael Mina's newest restaurant (in partnership with Chef Ken Tominaga) brings forth a modern take on traditional Izakaya-style dining. Pabu combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication to create a dynamic, social dining experience. Website

Americano (8 Mission St.)
Situated within the Hotel Vitale, Americano's sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, a circular cocktail lounge and an outdoor patio provide the perfect setting to enjoy a handcrafted, soulful Italian menu. Its culinary style is rooted in lasting partnerships with local purveyors and seasonal flavors are showcased in every dish. Website

Chaya Brasserie (132 Embarcadero)
Chaya Brasserie combines Japanese hospitality, French savoir-faire and culinary excellence with a magnificent view of the bay and Bay Bridge. Their menu is inspired by infusing exotic ingredients and honored culinary traditions from Chef Shigefumi Tachibe's native Japanese roots. The menu offerings are local and sustainable ingredients fresh from the farmer’s market each week and seasonally refresh based on local availability. Website

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Rosa Mexicano (30 Mission St.)
Known for their tableside guacamole, Rosa Mexicano blends the best elements of Mexican cuisine and San Francisco vibe. Menu features locally sourced ingredients and lighter, smaller plates that encourage sharing. Website

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