If you find yourself on a culinary quest, your pursuits just got a bit easier; the city serves up an amazing assortment of culinary treats sure to please the most discriminating palate and Dine About Town makes sampling a taste of San Francisco fun.

For thirteen years, Dine About Town, San Francisco’s restaurant week, has been serving up dining options featuring 3-course dinners and 2-3-course lunches, while offering diners a savings of up to 25% off regularly priced menu items. With convenient search filters for Neighborhood, Cuisine, Vegetarian and Lunch or Dinner, the Dine About Town website is a foodie portal.  Dine About Town takes place each year from January 15-31 and June 1-15.

Whether you are local or are seeking a taste of the San Francisco visionary dining scene, five of our favorite 2014 picks include:

La Mar is Peruvian cuisine at its finest. If it is available we recommend trying the Jalea - crispy calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams, yucca, and seasonal fish with salsa criolla, cancha, choclo, tomato, plantains and house made tartar sauce. Pair it with any seasonal cocktail and you have a winning combination. Go ‘Behind the Scenes’ with the Yucatan born bar manager, Joselino Solis, here.

Waterbar offers freshest sustainable seafood with spectacular panoramic views. Named among San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Insider Tip: Return for the "Come Unhinged" Featured $1 Oyster Happy Hour at Waterbar 11:30am to 5:30pm every day!

Dosa
serves up authentic South Indian Cuisine. As mentioned in Parade Magazine’s : 11 Fun Ways to Fall in Love with San Francisco, "Go to Emily and Anjan Mitra’s Dosa for organic South Indian cuisine, particularly the curry and masala dishes; its bar menu boasts imaginative nectar and spice cocktails."

The Cavalier is Anna Weinberg’s newest addition to her critically acclaimed restaurants. We’re a fan of the Lamb Scrumpets with pickled mint and chile and the Wild Mushroom Pie – artichoke, leek, peas, and a savory crust. Zagat calls The Cavalier one of the 25 Most Important Restaurants of 2013.

The Cliff House is a go-to spot for anyone familiar with San Francisco’s fine dining. Eaters enjoy local seafood and fresh produce while taking in stunning ocean views.  Since the 1890s, the Cliff House has served clam chowder, be sure to sample a cup. Insider Tip: Enjoy live Jazz in the Balcony Lounge every Friday night — 7 pm to 11 pm.

Image credit: Waterbar 

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