RESTAURANTS & BARS OPEN IN SF FOR THANKSGIVING TOMORROW • 2019

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Today’s post is for those in San Francisco looking to go out for Thanksgiving.

Erik & I actually go out for all of the holidays. The way we see it, we cook SO MUCH at home, just the two of us, that it’s kind of fun to get out and at it on the holidays… it’s a special for two tradition we’ve done since 2013 even before we started dating!

I mentioned here how our Thanksgiving tradition started & we plan on continuing it. It’s something that has become pretty special to us over the years.

I think it’s important to note that not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving or it can be a day that not everyone looks forward to. I really get it. Sure, it’s a fun holiday to indulge in literally, but point blank it’s not for everyone. Some people are just looking to grab a bite or even just get out of the house.

Below are some of my favourite restaurants in San Francisco that are open for Thanksgiving & also serving their regular menu. & who knows, maybe you’ll run into Erik & I 😉 I also included some bars just in case you’re looking to get your drink on during Thanksgiving night – we sure will be lol

I also recommend driving through Chinatown or the Richmond District & seeing what is open. We do this often on Christmas Day & always find a new gem & make a new memory.

SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING

IZZY’S – MARINA  { website }

This is a fun steakhouse & they will let you order a la carte and get all the Thanksgiving sides. I especially love their shrimp cocktail & pepper crusted filet. Great scotch selection but we always get Oban here.

Beach Chalet – Sunset { website }

I love this place! Along the great highway in my absolute fav neighborhood: The Sunset! Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner as you take in the ocean views… not too shabby in my book! Prix fixe meny including a kabocha pumpkin soup or fall harvest salad; roast turkey; & white pumpkin pie… yum! $65/pp. Their outdoor sister restaurant Park Chalet is hosting an all you can eat gourmet buffet for $79!

Cliff House – Sunset {website }

Like the above, another oceanside, great Highway restaurant. The views here are seriously unreal. Here is their Thanksgiving menu which sounds PHENOMENAL!!! To make reservations, be sure to call & talk to someone as they don’t take reservations over voicemail.

Cocotte – Nob Hill {website}

A cozy bistro on Nob Hill serving a special Thanksgiving menu of three courses for $75. Here is the menu and everything sounds fantastic!

PERRY’S – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS { website }

I LOVE PERRY’S! Their wedge salad is MY FAV {the love I have for wedge salads is seriously next level lol} & be sure to get the macaroni. They will be serving a Thanksgiving prix fixe for $33 pp or you can order off the menu. This is one of our fav SF restaurants!

Boho – Marina District { website }

Located in the Marina, right by Izzy’s above, Boho is hosting a $72 pp prix fix with a $45 supp wine pairing. Check it out here

International Smoke – Financial District {website }

This is where Erik & I spent Christmas Eve last year!! This is Ayesha Curry’s bbq restaurant in the heart of the Financial District. It’s a fixed menu for $55 per person

Presidio Social Club – Presidio {website }

Cozy restaurant in the presidio with a 3 course menu for $68. Think roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, and holiday pies. Full menu here.

HOUSE OF PRIME RIB – VAN NESS { website }

This is an SF classic! Reservations can get tricky but I recc to keep checking as they get cancellations. You can also eat at the bar which is helpful for walkins. BE SURE TO GET A CLASSIC COCKTAIL like a Manhattan or Martini… you will get your money’s worth TRUST ME. touched on it a bit here

BALBOA CAFE – MARINA DISTRICT { website }

This classic marina institution is serving a holiday menu like turkey and SOURDOUGH STUFFING! Fun bar too. To make resos, call 415.921.3944

BOBOS – MARINA { website }

Super fun steakhouse right off of Lombard Street – you can make reservations online and they have a small bar. This is another one we like for the holidays.

TOMMY’S JOYNT – CIVIC CENTER { website }

This is one of my mom’s favs in SF! They always have turkey but will be serving a special roasted turkey dinner for $25. You can also take it home {feeds 8}! for more info: 415.775.4216

TOP OF THE MARK – NOB HILL { website }

Hosting a brunch & dinner buffet with UNLIMITED CHAMPAGNE!!! yes pls. More details here & $150 pp. Menu here

Big 4 at Huntington Hotel – Nob Hill { website}

Erik & I are obsessed w old school & this fits that bill! This is on the more luxe in but I’d happily pay more for this vibe! Check out the menu here – $165 pp

LE COLONIAL – NOB HILL { website }

Vietnamese with a French Twist! They will be serving a la carte & some chef specials like Lobster Tail Butter Noodles. Menu here!

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BARS OPEN {MOSTLY MARINA / COW HOLLOW AREA}

MONAGHANS – MARINA 

In 2013, we went here for shots of wild turkey {we were in our late 20s lol} but figured it was fitting for Thanksgiving. Keep up tradition & get wild turkey shots, tag me in your stories lol

CAMPUS – MARINA

This is one of our fav bars in the Marina. We go all the time lol but we love it. Get a Ketel greyhound with the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice {I always get mine with a little crushed mint too}

MARINA LOUNGE – MARINA

Cash only, no frills dive bar in the Marina. I always get a Makers & Diet Coke here to take me back to my 20’s {lol this was all I drank then}. Thanksgiving is especially fun because they light up all the holiday lights and they will stay lit until the new year! Jake the bartender is fantastic & if you’re feeling festive, try getting baileys + branca menta! PS – around santacon {which is a DISASTER IN THE MARINA to put it bluntly}, they don’t allow anyone in a santa / reindeer / elf / etc costume so it’s a great place to escape the nonsense lol.

BAR NONE – COW HOLLOW

A fun basement-ish bar to get sloppy at. Tons of games & no frills drinks. Really enough said lol

BUS STOP – COW HOLLOW

One of my fav bars on Union Street. They also serve Lone Star Beer making me one happy Texan! More here 🙂

TONGA ROOM – NOB HILL

This is in the Fairmont {most hotel bars will be open btw} but get some fun tiki drinks in a tiki wonderland. In fact, I kinda wanna do this tomorrow actually.

Any I left out? Let me know in the comments!

Hope whatever you do tomorrow, it’s delicious & a little boozy 😉 we’ll be having steak, stuffing, cranberries & single malts!

Also, if you need a playlist for tomorrow, check out my new Winter Vibe playlist. I can’t stop listening to it! I’m also obsessed with my Fall to Winter transition <3

xo SLS

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