101 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in San Francisco.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Nyum Bai in Oakland serves Cambodian food that you’re either lucky enough to live by or should be crossing the bay to go get.
Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley does only one type of pizza every day. It tends to be kind of unusual, but it’s always worth the long wait.
Farmhouse Kitchen is a lively and fun Thai place in the Mission that’s perfect for starting a night out.
Pearl is a great option for a long weekend brunch or a casual weeknight dinner in the Richmond.
RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
Pita-wrapped meats find their Elysium at Souvla in Hayes Valley. Zeus would be proud.
Burma Love is a high-quality Southeast Asian option in the Mission. You might even be able to go without a reservation.
This low-key Asian-American restaurant in North Beach serves delicious seasonal dishes and fresh seafood.
Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
Dancing Yak is a Nepali restaurant in the Mission with excellent chicken momos, plus great curries and thali plates. Use it for a casual dinner.
Comstock Saloon is an old-school spot in North Beach serving great food and cocktails. Get the brussels sprouts.
Hook Fish Co. is a tiny spot serving fresh, delicious seafood in the Outer Sunset.