Hayes Valley

Hip and vibrant neighborhood with many fantastic restaurants.

 Welcome to Hayes Valley

Hip and vibrant neighborhood with many fantastic restaurants

​​​​​​​Hayes Valley is one of SF’s most a trendy and vibrant neighborhood. The neighborhood is a foodie haven with fantastic restaurants. Hayes Valley also boasts many high-end boutiques, independent specialty shops, sidewalk cafes, and stylish cocktail bars. The 21st Century has seen Hayes Valley blossom into one of the trendiest and most sought-after neighborhoods for young professionals in San Francisco.

Real estate in Hayes Valley is an enticing mix of old and new. The neighborhood contains refurbished Victorian, Queen Anne, and Edwardian townhouses alongside luxurious new condominium complexes.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​What to Love

  • Foodie haven with fantastic restaurants
  • Mix of old and new real estate
  • Chic boutique shopping
  • Close to many premier cultural venues

People & Lifestyle

Hayes Valley captures the evolution of San Francisco more fully than almost any other neighborhood in the city. What was once an overlooked residential district is now one of the best destinations in San Francisco for shopping, dining, and culture. Young professionals have flocked to Hayes Valley for its extensive choice of trendy businesses and the neighborhood’s vibrant contemporary appeal.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Hayes Valley is teaming with unique local businesses offering some of San Francisco’s best dining, drinks, and shopping. Monsieur Benjamin is a Zagat-rated and Michelin Guide-featured French bistro serving authentic Parisian fare in a tastefully minimalist dining room. Elegant entrees such as Gulf flounder stuffed with spinach, duck leg confit, and prime beef ribeye steak frites are served alongside an impressive selection of imported wines and spirits. Michelin-starred Rich Table brings global panache to Californian farm-to-fork cuisine. Rustic wood panels salvaged from an old saw mill give Rich Table the feel of a classic farmhouse while the menu is full of contemporary creativity. Other dining highlights include trendy Greek eatery Souvla, sophisticated Scandinavian spot Plaj, chic Californian bistro Nightbird, and longtime seafood stalwart Hayes Street Grill. Wherever you choose for dinner, the creative flavors of handcrafted ice cream at Salt & Straw are hard to beat for dessert. Upscale cocktail lounges and wine bars are just as plentiful as Hayes Valley’s high-quality restaurants. French brasserie and bar Absinthe is an enduring neighborhood favorite. Smuggler’s Cove mixes exotic Caribbean cocktails and offers over 700 varieties of rum. Hayes Valley’s many chic boutiques include AcoteAzaleaClare VMAC (Modern Appeal Clothing), and Welcome Stranger.​​​​​​​

Things to Do

Homes in Hayes Valley are just steps away from ballet and opera at Davies Symphony Hall, jazz concerts at the cutting-edge SFJAZZ Center, and special lectures and podcast tapings with prominent writers and cultural figures at the Sydney Goldstein TheaterPatricia’s Green is a relaxed neighborhood park in the heart of Hayes Valley’s commercial area. This is a fine choice for picnics when the sun’s shining. Biergarten is another great place to while away a sunny afternoon with rotating draft beers and authentic German pub grub. Urban Air Market is the largest outdoor design festival in the United States. Here you’ll find more than 130 vendors selling art, accessories, apparel, home goods, and natural body products. There’s also live music and lots of delicious street food.

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