, 6 Claude Lane (between Bush and Sutter streets); 415-788-6686. Open Tuesday through Wednesday until 10:30 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday until 11:30 p.m.
, 801 Montgomery Street (between Jackson and Gold streets); 415-362-8887. A new hot spot to check out, this Japanese steakhouse keeps its lights on until 11 p.m. all nights of the week.
Open Real Late:
, 619 Taylor Street (between Cosmo Plaza and Post Street); 415-775-1028. Hands down one of the best sushi joints in town, and open until 2 a.m. to boot!
Burritt Room + Tavern
, 417 Stockton Street (between Bush and Sutter streets); 415-400-0561.Scarf down yummy eats like veal sloppy joes and fried pork shanks until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight on Monday through Thursday.
Redwood Room at CLIFT
, 495 Geary Street (at Taylor Street); 415-929-2372. Small plates are served in the lounge until 2 a.m, but beware of the somewhat lively (read: rowdy) bar crowd.
, 550 Taylor Street (between Isadora Duncan Lane and Post Street); 415-292-5144. Open Sunday through Thursday until 2 a.m.; Friday through Saturday until 4 a.m.
, 336 Mason Street (between Elwood and Geary streets); 415-392-8646. We've all been there. When you need a place to hit up at dawn, Lori’s is there for us, 24 hours a day.
Within walking distance in Chinatown:
Z & Y Restaurant
, 655 Jackson Street (between Cooper Alley & Beckett Street); 415-981-8988. Open Friday through Sunday until 11 p.m.
Great Eastern Restaurant
, 649 Jackson Street (between Cooper Alley & Beckett Street); 415-986-2500. Open daily until midnight.
, 603 Bush Street (between Stockton and Burritt streets); 415-956-0396. Open Monday through Saturday until 1 a.m.
Super Duper Burger
, 783 Mission Street (between Yerba Buena Lane and 4th Street); 415-882-1750. Open Monday through Saturday until 11 p.m. for shakes, burgers, and fries. Nom!
, 545 Mission Street (between Shaw Alley and Ecker Plaza); 415-543-8900. Open Thursday through Saturday until 11 p.m., you just can’t go wrong with the poutine or one of its various amazing fish dishes.
, One Yerba Buena Lane (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-547-1111. Open Monday through Sunday until 11 p.m. Simple, fresh, and delicious.
Open Real Late:
, 290 Pacific Avenue (between Battery and Front streets); 415-391-4132. One of the originators of S.F. late-night dining, Globe is open Monday through Saturday until 1 a.m., and Sunday until 11:30 p.m.
, 242 Columbus Avenue (between Jack Kerouac Alley and Saroyan Plaza); 415-986-9651. Open daily until 2 a.m.
Creperie Saint Germain
, 222 Second Street (at Howard Street); 415-706-9733. Open Friday through Saturday until 3:30 a.m.
Within walking distance in Jackson Square:
, 490 Pacific Avenue (between Montgomery and Sansome streets); 415-775-8508. Step up your game and plan an after-hours date here. (It just feels so worldly!) Open Monday through Thursday until 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday until midnight.
Photos: Courtesy of Maria del Rio/Bluestem Brasserie/Cotogna