Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting in San Francisco

By Christina Vidal

There are a ton of restaurants with fabulous food in San Francisco, so when the boss suggests you set up a business meeting over lunch, or a team dinner, it can be stressful thinking of where in the city to go.

So, whether you’re visiting town on business or the Financial District is your home turf, here is your go-to guide for the perfect restaurants to set the tone for connecting with colleagues, meeting new business connections, and celebrating team wins.

For a team dinner

Kokkari Estiatorio

This gourmet Mediterranean restaurant in the Financial District features award-winning wood-fired Greek meats and seafood, and boasts one of the best wine and cocktail lists in the city. It’s everyone’s favorite for a team lunch or dinner, and a tough reservation to get last minute, so book ahead for a big group.

Holiday team lunch at one of the fanciest restaurants in San Francisco • ?❤?#ohyoufancyhuh #Greek #souvlaki ??

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For when you want to impress a client

Epic Steak

This restaurant’s name says it all. Located on San Francisco’s scenic waterfront just a quick walk from the Financial District, EPIC features panoramic views of the bay, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and the San Francisco skyline. The steak is to die for, the wine list is top-notch, and the views are unbeatable.

Amazing lunch – steak tartare, Julia Child potatoes and burger ?? @epicsteak #sflunch #sfeats #eaaaaats #infatuationsf #sffoodie #sf #eatlocal #nimanranch #holidaylunch #winelunch #morewineplease #sonomawine #outdoordining #heatedpatio #blondevoyagesf

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Waterbar

Located right next to Epic Steak on the stunning San Francisco waterfront, Waterbar is SF’s finest sustainable seafood restaurant. The gorgeous setting features a full lounge, beautiful views of the Bay Bridge, and a picture-perfect patio for sunny SF days.

#lunchviews in #sanfrancisco #holiday

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Slanted Door

On the corner of San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building is an impressive modern Vietnamese restaurant that has been a staple since the owner first founded it’s first location in 1995 in SF’s Mission District. Slanted Door features a stunning wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay with a contemporary, open-space design. The menu ranges from gourmet takes on Vietnamese street food to sustainable meat and seafood options.

A delicious start #vietnamesefood #freshrolls #papayasalad #fishsauce #sanfranciscofood #charlesphan

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For a lunch meeting

Hakkasan

This 10,000 square foot restaurant is a stunning setting for any business meeting and is located on the second floor of the iconic One Kearny building in the Financial District.

Dim sum mania

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It benefits from a ton of natural light during the day, and turns into a swanky bar and dining scene at night. The setting will impress your colleagues almost as much as the perfectly-braised pork belly and the melt-in-your-mouth dim sum platter.

For happy hour

Press Club

A sleek, stylish underground wine club right in the heart of the Financial District, Press Club is a great spot to meet a colleague for a drink after work.

Perfect late night bite, Charcuterie, popcorn & red wine ? @pressclubsf #winetime #winenight #babyfriday #pressclub #redwine #charcuterie #sfeats

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The ambiance is modern, filled with tons of comfy couches and modern touches. The atmosphere feels a little speakeasy, a little wine cellar, and the menu features happy hour specials from 5-6 PM every day.

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