4. Parallel 37
You can't beat Michael Rotondo’s decadent four-course menu with creative twists on classics — warm beet salad with goat cheese and lobster, and roasted beef tenderloin with Yukon gold potatoes. You can even escape to the sleek yet cozy bar to catch the game, not to mention that warm and fuzzy holiday afterglow.
Noon-8p. Parallel 37, The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton Street, Nob Hill (415-773-6168). $95.