Inside the Inn at the Opera, steps away from the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, the French Continental Ovation At the Opera has eager diners standing to get in before curtain. The wait is worth it for the onion soup alone. Other recommendations: the beet salad to start, followed by the rack of lamb. Just leave room for the crème brulee. Hot tip: If you don’t want to wait for a table, either go when the venues are dark or early before showtime. Expect lively conversation with the staff, too.
333 Fulton St.
(415) 553-8100