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Best Moderate Price Restaurants Near Moscone Center, San Francisco Convention Center SF

Updated on March 7, 2011
Ristorante Umbria on the corner of Second Street and Howard in San Francisco.
Ristorante Umbria on the corner of Second Street and Howard in San Francisco.

Guide to Choose a Moderate Price (under $35 dinner) Non-Chain Restaurant Near Moscone Convention Center

You are heading to San Francisco for a convention. You have heard that San Francisco is one of the best restaurant cities in the world, San Francisco is known for its food, but you are visiting San Francisco for work and you have limited time and money.

Here is a guide to the best moderate-price restaurants around San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Eat at any of these restaurants, and you will have a tasty meal and get a sense of the culinary delights that San Francisco has to offer.

None of these restaurants is a national chain; all of these restaurants are independently owned and operated by local owners, and most get their food and produce from local growers and vendors. There are fairly-priced, local and artisanal and foodie restaurants within close distance to the Moscone San Francisco Convention Center if you know where to look.

Read on!

9 Good Lunch or Dinner Spots Near Moscone

  • Amber India (25 Yerba Buena Lane between Mission St. and Market Street): Uber sexy Indian restaurant decked out in golds, reds and oranges. The food and bar scene aren't bad, either.
  • Caffè Museo (In SFMOMA. 151 Third Street, between Mission and Folsom): Light, delicious Italian-Mediterranean food. If you don't have time to visit the museum, stop in its restaurant to soak up the sleek, modern, bustling setting.
  • Cha Am Thai (701 Folsom St. at 3rd St.): A step up from your traditional Thai takeout joint, Cha Am offers reliably good Thai food.
  • Le Charm (315 5th Street, between Folsom and Shipley): This French bistro really is charming, with a covered patio in back. It features a good value $30 prix fixe dinner deal. This is a romantic oasis mere blocks from the convention center.
  • Osha Thai (311 Third Street at Folsom): Stylish, upscale Thai food and sexy bar.
  • Pazzia (337 Third St. bet. Folsom and Harrison): Delicious thin crust pizza and traditional pasta dishes make this a crowded favorite.
  • Ristorante Umbria (198 Second St. at Howard): A friendly, cozy trattoria that serves good sandwiches and pastas at lunch — a popular meal here.
  • Tropisueno (75 Yerba Buena Lane between Mission St. and Market Street): The burritos are big, and they and the more traditional Mexican items at this bistro are delicious. The interior has a charming, rustic village feel with a thatched ceiling.
  • Zero Zero (826 Folsom St. between 4th and 5th): This trendy pizza place is one of the stars of the 2010 pizza craze. The bar scene is lively, and both lunch and dinner are reliablypacked.

Moderate Price restaurants near Moscone Locations Map

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A markerAmber India -
25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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B markerCaffè Museo -
151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
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C markerCha Am Thai -
701 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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D markerLe Charm -
315 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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E markerOsha Thai -
311 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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F markerPazzia -
337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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G markerRistorante Umbria -
198 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
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H markerTropisueno -
75 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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I markerZero Zero -
826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Great list; I'm a fan of Pazzia and Tropisueno. Did not know about Zero Zero - will have to check that out. Am not a fan of Cha-Am, though. (Fortunately, as you point out, Osha is close by)

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      s.carver 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Yes, Zero Zero is pretty new. It's the same person who owns Bix, if you have ever been there. Bix makes a pretty good martini!

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