Bay Area – San Francisco Attractions
Mission Dolores Neighborhood
Looking for Bay Area attractions in San Francisco? The Inn San Francisco is ideally located in the sunniest part of the City near Mission Dolores. This area was full of small lakes, rivers and marshes and home to several tribes of Indians, and then came the Spanish Franciscan Friars who chose our neighborhood to build their first mission. Built of wood it was destroyed by fire, so in 1791 they built a more permanent structure of four foot thick adobe brick and it still stands today on Dolores Street at 16th, about eight blocks from the Inn. Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco and has a small cemetery and museum with documents and relics from the City's founding and early period.
Amazing experience right in the heart of The Mission...There are excellent restaurants in the area, convenient public transportation, and very picturesque...
Today, the Mission Dolores is home to a vibrant neighborhood known for its wide assortment of restaurants, small shops, boutiques, galleries and colorful murals. Our San Francisco bed and breakfast is close to public transportation, drug stores, book shops, banks and their ATM's, fruit and grocery stores. We estimate that there are at least 140 places to eat or order food within ten blocks of the Inn. We have a local neighborhood map listing at least 75 restaurants and cafes that we provide for our guests.
Some of our Fine Local Restaurants:
- Bar Tartine, on Valencia specializes in Hungarian with California accents, try their Longos (fried potato bread). Brunch on weekends www.bartartine.com
- Commonwealth, on Mission has a constantly changing menu of Progressive American employing the latest food preparation techniques (i.e. nettle emulsion for scallops) www.commonwealthsf.com
- Delfina and Delfina Pizzeria located on 18th Street near Guerrero. Known for its excellent Tuscan Italian fare, the restaurant and its café with take-out gourmet pizzas next door www.delfinasf.com
- Dosa on Valencia and 21st Street serving upscale South Indian cuisine www.dosasf.com
- Flour and Water located on the corner of Harrison and 20th Streets, a wonderful Ligurian restaurant with hand rolled pastas and thin-crust Neapolitan pies. www.flourandwater.com
- Foreign Cinema located on Mission near 21st Street with its Med-Cal specialties and champagne brunches www.foreigncinema.com
- Frances, in the Castro District, is 'must visit' intimate spot with 'flawless' American cuisine that one would expect in a high-end resto downtown, not in a quiet neighborhood. www.frances-sf.com
- Garcon on the corner of Valencia and 22nd Street, a traditional Parisian French resto for romantic dinner www.garconsf.com
- Herbivore located on Valencia Street near 21st Street with its wholesome Vegan salads, soups and sandwiches www.herbivorerestaurant.com
- La Traviata, with its "old style' traditional Italian on Mission south of 24th Street
- Limon Rotisserie one half block from the Inn on South Van Ness and 21st Street, featuring wonderful Peruvian ceviche and succulent rotisserie chicken www.limonrotisserie.com
- Mission Chinese Food, on Mission, serves top chef Danny Bowen's American take on his favorite Chinese dishes, such as sizzling cumin lamb or kung pao pastrami www.missionchinesefood.com
- Range on Valencia near 20th Street with stellar New American earning it a Michelin Star www.rangesf.com
- Tartine Bakery, French pastries and sandwiches with the Parisian touch www.tartinebakery.com
When visiting one of these Bay Area attractions in San Francisco, stay at the Inn at San Francisco.