Cow Hollow takes its name from a former meadow and feedlot in what was once known as Spring Valley. Today, this affluent neighborhood of older homes between the Presidio and the Marina districts is known for its boutique shopping on Union Street, Italianate Manor homes, and nightlife.
In Cow Hollow, old, historic homes sit next to sleek, midcentury modern makeovers. Cottages enclosed in garden greenery, elegantly traditional Queen Anne and Victorians, Italianate mansions, and luxury condos make Cow Hollow one of San Francisco's most desirable residential neighborhoods.
Upscale eateries include the brasserie Cafe des Amis, neighborhood favorite Baker Street Bistro, sustainably raised beef at Roam Artisan Burgers, and desserts at The Chestnut Bakery. Shopping along Union Street is stylish and exclusive. Dozens of small boutiques, art galleries, and jewelry stores line the streets. From the latest European designer jeans to designer doggie treats, Union Street offers urban shopping second to none.