The View, 39th floor, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco 94103. +1 415 896 1600. Unwind with cocktails, light snacks and a full dinner menu while enjoying a spectacular view of downtown San Francisco at this bar and restaurant. Near the Moscone Center. MAP
Top of the Mark, 19th floor, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108. +1 415 616-6916. +1 415 616 6940. Atop one of San Francisco's famed hills. The legendary Top of the Mark lays the city at your feet with near 360 degree vistas that showcase the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz. Lunch Fri 12 Noon-2.30pm. Dinner Tues to Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm. Brunch Sun 11am-3pm. Nearest Subway: The #1 stops at 116th and Broadway. 999 California St. MAP
The Cheesecake Factory, 8th floor, Macy's, 251 Geary Street, (bet Powell and Stockton Sts), Union Square, San Francisco, CA, 94102. +1 415 391 4444. The kitchy erstatz Victoriana that took the '70s by storm went upscale with this chain. Occupies the top floor of Macy's Unon Square location. You can see the whole city. Mon to Thurs 11am-11pm. Fri & Sat 11am-12.30am. Sun (Brunch served 10am-2pm) 11am-11pm. Patio Seating. MAP
The Crown Room
Leatherneck Steakhouse and Lounge, top floor, Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel, 609 Suttor St, Union Square, San Francisco 94102. +1 415 673 6672 x 254. View downtown and Union Square. email . MAP
343 Sansome Rooftop Deck, 15th floor, 343 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104. Financial District. Free lunch spot 15 floors up, beautiful flowers, a great view of the financial district and even a glimpse of the bay. When you enter from the Sansome side, there are a set of elevators to your immediate right. MAPCrocker Galleria Roof Terrace, 4th floor, 50 Post St, San Francisco 94101. 4th floor roof terrace with benches, shrubbery and a fountain which gives it a "garden above the city" feel where you can bring your lunch. Walk in the door by Wells Fargo and just take the stairs or elevator upstairs. In the Financial District.
Rooftop Cafe Bar, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St (between Minna St & Masset Pl), San Francisco, CA 94103. SOMA Rooftop cafe rooftop garden of the MOMA with large windows looking out onto the city. Open daily (except Wednesday) 11am-5pm. Open late on Thurs until 8pm. Access to the Rooftop Coffee Bar requires museum admission. Renovating.
Empress of China Roof Garden Restaurant, 838 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108. +1 415 434 1345. Mon to Fri 11.30am-3pm. 5pm-10pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am-10pm. email . MAP
Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco, CA 94109. +1 415 931 3600 Upstairs outdoor patio. Vietnamese. Sun to Wed 5.30pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 5.30pm-11pm. MAP
Fifth Floor Restaurant and Lounge, Hotel Palomar, 12 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. +1 415 348 1555 Dinner Tues to Thurs 5.30pm-9.30pm. Fri & Sat 5.30 pm-10pm. Mon to Sat 5pm-Close. Breakfast Mon to Fri 7am-10am. Sat & Sun 8am-11am. LOUNGE Mon to Sat 5pm-Close. Closed Sundays. MAP
620 Jones, 620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102. +1 415 496 6858 Heated terrace. Tues to Thurs 5pm-12 midnight. Fri & Sat 5pm -2am. Sunday Brunch from 11am till 3pm. Mon closed. email . MAP
El Techo de Lolinda 2524 Mission Street (between 21st St & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA 94110. (Was Medjool in the Mission), Rooftop bar and restaurant with amazing 360 degree view of the city. There's now a glass windscreen capable of withstanding 150-mile-per-hour winds. MAP
The Caprice, 2000 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA 94920. +1 415 435 3400. This is a fine seafood restaurant San Franciscans to visit by car or the Blue & Gold ferry. Breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. A two-story seaside restaurant with unforgettable views of The City. Open Tues to Sun 5pm-11pm. MAP
Loft Bar And Bistro, 90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113. +1 408 291 0677 Beautiful rooftop garden patio. MAP