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


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

With inKind Pass, you can dine out at any of these restaurants plus hundreds of other Michelin-star restaurants, intimate cafes, or sultry cocktail lounges across the nation.

You'll also get bonuses when you load a balance to your inKind Pass account. That means you'll get extra food and drinks while exploring these date night restaurants in San Francisco.
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