As the unofficial end of summer approaches and we begin to usher in shorter days and cooler nights, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to indulge in the flavors of the season at these top restaurant selections.


2516 Mission Street
Savory street food and killer city views are the draw at this busy and vibrant Latin American eatery. Locals and visitors alike congregate at what is arguably one of the best rooftop bars in San Francisco.


1 Yerba Buena Lane
This upscale and sophisticated eatery serves locally-sourced food and an extensive wine list in SF’s fashionable SoMa neighborhood. The second-floor patio is a favorite of locals who gather for brunch mainstays like the croque madame and ricotta pancakes.


499 Illinois Street
Focusing on seasonal and local ingredients, this farm-to-table restaurant also serves up unique cocktail creations like “The Painted Lady” and “Apple in the Rye.” With a large heated terrace, fire pits and bocce ball court, this Mediterranean eatery is warm and welcoming.


180 Hamilton Avenue | Palo Alto
The world-famous Japanese restaurant Nobu is making its way to Palo Alto this summer. Recognized for its innovative use of Peruvian ingredients to create unique Japanese fusion dishes, Nobu, named for chef and founder Nobu Matsuhisa, will occupy the bottom of Larry Ellison’s Epiphany Hotel. The popular eatery has 30 locations worldwide and is slated for a June opening.


234 Townsend Street
Petit Marlowe presents a menu of traditional Parisian fare, including offerings like escargot, cured fish, and a variety of scallop, beet, and beef tartares. Foie gras with apricot-chili jam and tuna tartine round out the menu, which also includes eight different selections of oysters.  For dessert, diners can enjoy rosé ice cream, bon bons, and traditional macarons.


12 Fourth Street
Panoramic views and lush greenery surround guests at this downtown restaurant and bar situated on top of Hotel Zelos. A popular spot among millennials, this luxe and modern hotspot features a film noir-inspired dining room and heated patio.