Great Dining ExperienceDined at the last table in the back which was quiet and comfortable. The service, from the maitre d" to the waitstaff, was friendly and professional. The only ding was a little bit pricey for the food in light of the portion sizes. An overall great dining experience.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food well presentedVery good food well presented and served. It will benefit from the opening of the back patio.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA new neighborhood gemVery good food and service, nice atmosphere.
The pork cheeks were our favorite.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great new placeI had a wonderful meal at a great price that added up to a lovely time.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat addition to the hoodThis was our second time to Fable and it was even better than the first time! We both had the chicken and it was one of the best dishes I have ever had. The waiter was very professional, but also very friendly and helpful. We took all of his recommendations and he did not steer us wrong with anything. So great to have another high quality place in the Castro, given so many of the marginal places around. This is a place where we will become regulars!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Fable!One of my favorite new restaurants. The food is delicious! A great menu. Cozy. Fantastic service!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm hopeful Fable is here to stay!!This is my 4th time to dine at this restaurant, and it continues to improve each time. It appears as if the staff and the owner are finding their groove, and continuing with the consistency overall. I look forward to the expansion of their dining space to include the patio for outside dining.
It was also a great observation to see the chef/owner be confident enough to step away from the kitchen, allowing the staff to handle on their own. Kudos to the continued improvement!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Addition to the Neighborhood!My second trip here proved to be more satisfying than my first; the menu is a bit more settled with a bit more reasonable prices, the staff is comfortable in the space, and the food was outstanding. I can't wait for the back patio to open as the Castro is seriously lacking in nice al fresco dining spots. I'm sad that they don't have a full liquor license as I love a cocktail before dinner, and the wine list is very small, but other than that it's quite a gem. Keep up the good work, y'all!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFable was a pleasant surpriseNice atmosphere. Good food & service. Nice change for the Castro, where finding fine dining has always been a challenge.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in yearsI've eaten at Fable 3 times now and it's fantastic. It is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining in the CastroI especially enjoyed the way my entree was served. The leg of lamb was presented in small slices exactly done to medium rare.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to the Castro!Love. SOOOOO goood. Been there 2x this week. So far, enjoyed 3 appetizers and 4 entrees; all were hit clear out of the park.
Dijon Crusted Pork Cheeks? Yum.
Grilled Artichoke? Yum.
Lamb? (and I don't love lamb...) Transcendent.
Halibut ? (they ran out of the yellowtail) Spectacular. Watch out, Catch.....
No, really, it's THAT GOOD. Even the bread is good. And the butter, with some kinda smoked salt on top. I don't usually eat bread and butter (Saving my carbs for wine!).
Service was super friendly both times.
Given the superior quality of the food, $17-22 for an entree is really pretty reasonable, and at or below its obvious competitors in the 'hood.
I'm seriously considering a standing reservation.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Restaurant in the CastroThis was my first time at the restaurant and we went there for "Dining Out For Life". The co-owner of the restaurant was very pleasant and personable. He came to our table a couple of times to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves. The food was delicious. I would definately recommend this restaurant. We hope that they will start brunch SOON!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce upon a time...FABLE!The Maitre D welcomed us warmly, and immediately ushered our party of four to a cozy table. Our wait staff person greeted us with a genuine smile, and menus. She was very knowledgeable, and especially helpful with our choice of wine. Our service was seamless. We shared a couple of intensely delicious appetizers. The four of us all ordered different entrees. From the vegan beetroot 'meatloaf' to my lamb tenderloin we could not have been more delighted.
We shared two desserts, and left with a plan to return ASAP.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the Castro, both the waiterIn the Castro, both the waiter service &the maitre d' makde my party & I feel quite comfortable and welcome. They attended to our inquiries speedily and with complete enthusiasm. And the food -- great presentation and tastey !!! can't wait to return. Good Luck! Looking forward to small plates at bar !!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBring back the popovers andBring back the popovers and make them a signature staple4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to the neighborhood Fable!Fable is a wonderful new addition to the Castro neighborhood. The menu was diverse and oh so delicious. The service was just the right amount of attention the entire visit, I highly recommend going.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy and comfortable ambiance.Cozy and comfortable ambiance. Props for offering amazing vegan options. Great service. A welcome addition to the Castro dining scene.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCastro needed a place like this!This new place will be a success, and the Castro needed a place like this. Comfortable and unpretentious ambiance, soothing and décor, delicious food with a wide variety on the menu, courteous and competent staff (and quite handsome too). We had a wonderful time, and I'll recommend it to everyone.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM