Valentine's Day Restaurant Guides

Our Favorite Date Night Restaurants in San Francisco

Guide By Leah Kingsbury
Are you looking for a new date-night spot in San Francisco that is sure to impress? We get it. You want to spice things up with the special person in your life!
Lucky you, we've created a list that will inspire you to plan ahead for date-nights to come. From elevated menus, handcrafted cocktails, and beautiful views– these concepts will set the bar high for upcoming evenings of celebrating love, friendship, and new beginnings.

Below are a few of our favorite date-night restaurants on the inKind app. Before you go, remember to reload your inKind Pass so that you can dine with a bonus and save.

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Our Favorite Date-Night Restaurants in San Francisco


2518 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Lolinda, nestled in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, offers a unique dining experience blending Argentine flavors with contemporary flair. As you step into the vibrant atmosphere of Lolinda, you're greeted by the enticing aroma of grilled meats and the lively ambiance of the bustling dining room. With its stylish decor and warm hospitality, the restaurant sets the stage for memorable gatherings with friends and family.

At Lolinda, the menu celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Argentina, featuring a tantalizing selection of grilled meats, empanadas, and traditional sides. From the sizzling steaks cooked to perfection on the parilla grill to the flavorful ceviche and vibrant salads, each dish is crafted with care and attention to detail. Whether you're sipping on handcrafted cocktails at the lively bar or savoring the bold flavors of Argentine cuisine at the communal tables, Lolinda invites you to embark on a culinary journey that captures the spirit of Buenos Aires right here in San Francisco. Experience the passion and authenticity of Argentine dining at Lolinda, where every meal is a celebration of tradition, flavor, and togetherness.

El Techo

2516 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Perched atop the vibrant streets of San Francisco's Mission District, El Techo offers a captivating rooftop dining experience unlike any other in the city. As you ascend to the rooftop oasis, you're greeted by breathtaking views of the city skyline and a lively atmosphere filled with the sounds of laughter and clinking glasses. With its cozy ambiance and vibrant decor, El Techo sets the stage for unforgettable moments with friends and loved ones.

At El Techo, the menu showcases the vibrant flavors of Latin American cuisine, featuring a tantalizing array of small plates, tacos, and craft cocktails. From the savory street tacos bursting with flavor to the refreshing ceviche and tantalizing grilled dishes, each bite is a celebration of the diverse culinary traditions of Latin America. Whether you're lounging on the sun-drenched terrace or enjoying the warmth of the fire pits on cooler evenings, El Techo invites you to savor the magic of San Francisco from its rooftop perch.

DACHA Kitchen & Bar

1085 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
DACHA Kitchen & Bar offers a culinary escape to the vibrant flavors of Eastern Europe. Stepping into DACHA, you're enveloped in a warm and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy European tavern. The rustic decor, complete with wooden accents and flickering candlelight, sets the stage for an intimate dining experience.

At DACHA, the menu is a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of Eastern Europe, featuring an enticing array of traditional dishes with a modern twist. From hearty borscht and savory pierogies to succulent kebabs and aromatic stews, each dish is crafted with care using locally sourced ingredients and time-honored recipes. Complementing the culinary delights is a carefully curated selection of Eastern European wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails, ensuring that every sip is a journey through the flavors of the region. DACHA invites you to indulge in the warmth and hospitality of Eastern Europe, right in the heart of San Francisco's culinary scene.


1754 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Amelie beckons with its charming ambiance and exquisite French-inspired cuisine. As you step into the cozy bistro, you're greeted by the aroma of freshly baked bread and the inviting glow of flickering candles. With its intimate setting and rustic decor, Amelie exudes an air of Parisian chic, making it the perfect spot for a romantic date night or a leisurely brunch with friends.

At Amelie, the menu is a celebration of French culinary traditions, with each dish crafted to perfection using the finest seasonal ingredients. From delicate crêpes and buttery croissants to decadent cheese platters and savory coq au vin, every bite transports you to the bustling cafes of Paris. Pair your meal with a glass of hand-selected French wine or a perfectly crafted cocktail, and savor the flavors of France in every sip. Perfect for a romantic dinner, Amelie offers a taste of Parisian elegance in the heart of San Francisco.


545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Yokai invites diners on a journey through the intricate flavors of Japanese cuisine. As you step into the sleek and modern space, you're greeted by the warm glow of lanterns and the tantalizing aroma of sizzling dishes. Yokai seamlessly blends traditional Japanese techniques with innovative twists, creating a culinary experience that delights the senses.

The menu at Yokai features an array of exquisite dishes, from delicate sushi rolls to hearty ramen bowls and succulent grilled skewers. Each dish is crafted with precision and care, showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients and bold flavors. Whether you're savoring the rich umami of miso-glazed black cod or indulging in the crisp texture of tempura-fried vegetables, every bite is a celebration of Japanese culinary artistry. With its stylish ambiance and delectable offerings, Yokai offers an unforgettable dining experience that transports diners to the bustling streets of Tokyo, right in the heart of San Francisco.

Social 303

303 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Social 303 is a culinary gem that beckons diners with its inviting ambiance and delectable offerings. As you step into the restaurant, you're greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere that sets the stage for an exceptional dining experience. With its chic decor and modern aesthetic, Social 303 provides the perfect backdrop for indulging in the vibrant flavors of contemporary American cuisine.

The menu at Social 303 showcases a diverse selection of dishes, each thoughtfully prepared to tantalize the taste buds and ignite the senses. From mouthwatering appetizers to sumptuous main courses, every dish is a testament to the culinary expertise of the chefs and the restaurant's commitment to excellence. Whether you're craving a classic favorite or eager to explore new culinary horizons, Social 303 offers a culinary journey that promises to delight and inspire.

International Smoke

301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
International Smoke brings together the rich tapestry of global flavors in a culinary celebration like no other. This vibrant restaurant offers a culinary journey that transcends borders, inviting diners to savor the diverse tastes and aromas of international cuisine.

Stepping into International Smoke, guests are welcomed by an ambiance that exudes warmth and conviviality, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. From the tantalizing scent of smoky barbecue to the bold and innovative flavors that grace each plate, every aspect of the restaurant is designed to delight the senses and ignite the palate.

Led by acclaimed chefs, International Smoke offers a menu that reflects the cultural diversity of its culinary inspirations. From savory grilled meats to tantalizing seafood creations, each dish is a testament to the restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence and innovation. Whether you're indulging in a leisurely dinner or gathering with friends for a celebratory meal, International Smoke promises an unforgettable dining adventure that transports you to culinary destinations around the globe.


101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Date Night Restaurants SF - Pabu
Dine at Pabu to experience Japanese cuisine the way you always knew you should. Pabu serves world-class sashimi and sushi with the finest local and globally sourced jet-fresh seafood flown in from Japan's famed Toyosu Market. With so much attention to detail, you and your date will leave feeling impressed, full, and ready to go back for more.


3583 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Date Night Restaurants SF - Starbelly
This neighborhood favorite is known for its California comfort food, garden patio, excellent service, and inviting atmosphere. Starbelly is an ideal location for date night, get togethers, and casual meet ups. Choose from a selection of small plates, snacks, sandwiches, pizzas, and an array of drinks. We recommend the house-made crab & burrata dumplings to start your evening. Delicious!


2030 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
Date Night Restaurants SF - Flores
Spice things up with your darling at Flores. This spot is known for the lively atmosphere, fun brunch, and tasty margaritas. You'll be sure to have a great time at this local neighborhood favorite. With traditional Mexican dishes including carnitas, flavorful tacos, enchiladas, and ceviches– you will leave feeling full of food and love.

International Smoke

301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Date Night Restaurants SF - International Smoke
Travel lovers will bond over their new found dining experience at International Smoke in SOMA. Award-winning chef Michael Mina, and Ayesha Curry have teamed up to create enticing world-class cuisine complemented with a spark of fire. With their shared love of international travels, the team has placed emphasis on using cooking techniques from all around the world on wood fired steaks, ribs, seafood, and vegetarian options.

The Tailor's Son

2049 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Date Night Restaurants SF - The Tailor's Son
First date vibes are at Tailor's Son. This bright and spacious restaurant offers a modern approach to Italian cuisine that highlights classics including, risotto, fresh pastas, crostini, antipasti, and an extensive wine list with organic wines from Italy and Northern California. Pop in here for a quick, but delightful meal with your soon-to-be special someone.

Niku Steakhouse

61 Division St San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date Night Restaurants SF - Niku Steakhouse
Niku Steakhouse is for anniversaries, highly-anticipated date nights, and happy celebrations with the special people in your life. This Michelin-starred concept serves a seasonal Japanese-American menu highlighting house-cut wagyu and locally sourced sides. The dining room ambiance is unmatched with sophistication, elegance, and excellent service for your evening. Get dressed up for a night to remember!

Fill Your Stomach
(and Your Heart) With These Date Night Restaurants in San Francisco

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