Fish & Farm
339 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102Neighborhood:
Downtown / Union Square
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Fish & Farm
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.fishandfarmsf.com/
- Phone: (415) 474-3474
- Hours of Operation:
Open 7 nights a week.
Dinner: 5:30pm - close
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Californian, Unspecified
- Executive Chef: Elicio Soto
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: No
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms. The Fishbowl seats up to 16 persons and The Aquarium Club room seats up to 36 for a dinner or 60 for a cocktail party. Both rooms were designed by Sheri Sheridan of Disfigure and Swallowtail design. Cocktail parties, full sit down dinners, buffets, or appetizer and wine receptions are available. All inclusive packaging including wine pairings and cocktails is available. Rooms are available with or without private bar facilities. We take great care to ensure your private dining exceeds your expectations. Buy-outs of the entire main dining room and lounge are also offered on specific nights and increase the private dining capacity to nearly 90 for a sit down dinner and over 125 for a reception.
- Private Party Contact: Heather Seliga 267 968 2563x
- Entertainment: Wine Club and "Meet the Winemaker Events"
Happy Hour nightly from 4-6
- Special Events: We have three beautiful dining rooms where you can host your next holiday party, business dinner, birthday or anniversary celebration, rehersal dinner or wedding reception. For more details see the private dining section on our web page.
- Cross Street: O'Farrell
- Public Transit: Near all major bus lines on Geary Street. Up 6th Street across Market onto Taylor Street, we are only 1 mile from the major freeways 101 and 80. We are 4 blocks from Powell Street Bart Station.
- Parking: No
- Parking Details: There nearby parking lots as well as street parking.
A word from Fish & Farm
With chocolate brown tufted booths, rich bamboo flooring, and seating for only 48 Fish & Farm emphasizes a civilized place in which to enjoy a menu of organic produce and all sustainably farmed fish and organic meats. Fish & Farm offers an Award Winning wine list of organic and bio dynamic wines and a monthly featured winery, winemaker or region with taste, glass and bottle portions."Meet the Winemaker" events are held throughout the year and are discounted for wine club members. Fish & Farm offers a clever menu of French and California influenced American Cuisine.The lounge and bar seats a cozy 20 persons and offers a menu of hand-crafted items.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Fish & Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 25, 2014
- Ambiance3.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (15)special occasion (11)good for groups (8)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Great FindMrsWebbDined on 11/15/2014We went with a group of five and while the seating was a little tight we enjoyed the coziness of our table. While the restaurant was a little noisy and hard to hear at times the service and food were great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DecibelDined on 11/14/2014The decor could use some sound buffers, since once it fills up, it can be bit hard to hear your table companions. It's a lovely, intimate restaurant and hearing matters, so noise could be controlled with some decorating changes. The food is good, except the fish was a bit dry, overcooked. Service is very good. It's convenient to nearby theater and food is good so we eat here regularly.I would recommend this to a friend.
- skiremDined on 11/8/2014Wait for food was unexceptably long (1 1/2 hours!). Though wine glasses brought, had to repeatedly ask to order wine, which did not come until after finished appetizers. Fish was mediocre. Table cramped. Will not return.
- Perfect theater fareOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/8/2014My friend and I recently dined here and we had a wonderful meal. We had tickets to the theater and the restaurant is just around the corner from the Curran. I am thrilled that the area is now starting to offer quality restaurants near the theaters. I had the salmon and it was perfect. A table next to us had the mussels and they also looked fantastic. I will happily go back.Special Features:
- 3 out of 4 of us loved ithollyVIPDined on 11/8/2014We ate here pre-theater and enjoyed it very much. The diner who had the fish and chips was disappointed, but the rest of us -- roasted sea bass, poached salmon, fried chicken -- thought our entrees were excellent. The service was excellent, as well. The restaurant is small but the noise level wasn't too bad, and I am very sensitive to this.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Do not goOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 11/7/2014We left after one drink because the service was nonexistent. There was one waiter covering the whole room, and all the other staff (whatever their job descriptions are) were not able to give menus or take orders. It took forever to get the wine list. Once gotten, it was difficult to order a drink. We decided to cut our losses and not stay for dinner for fear it would be an agonizing experience.
- What can I say?drpieVIPDined on 10/28/2014$ 6.50 for a bottle of unsweetened ice tea ? The food was so so; they tried; the cioppino was passable.
- charming and cozy, a romantic placegoodeatsDined on 10/25/2014Fish and Farm has excellent food and ambience. Great if you feel a little splurgy but don't want to break the bank. I had the burger (delicious, can't go wrong) and my girlfriend had the pork chop. Both were flavorful and presented well, and we enjoyed sharing an appetizer salad too, which the chef split into separate plates. The only issue with the place is that they are grossly understaffed (1 waiter, 1 busboy, and 1 maitre' d hotel on a weekend night) which is not enough for the size of the restaurant and the demand. Therefore, service is extremely slow, so don't come here in a rush because dinner takes at least an hour and half, closer to two.Special Features:
- PattyDined on 10/25/2014Service agréable certains plats sont excellents d autres moins (fish And chip)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/25/2014My dining companion and I had Risotto - excellent - and artichoke salad. Artichokes were overcooked - or did not taste like artichokes; the salad was fresh with right amount dressing. Small menu, but sufficient for diverse palates. Wine list was the drawback. Not only was it minuscule, but few wines could be had by glass. While the full bottles may be more profitable, restaurant may want to re-think this since many diners would be pre-event diners. The prices were on the high side though; if we are in the neighborhood again, we would probably re-visit. One comment re service: it took forever to get the first glass of wine, even though we asked for it right away; we had to ask for the refill 3x! definitely not service-friendly!
- Friday Night to Watch the Play OffsSusannDined on 10/24/2014The Fish and Chips were absolutely the best! Not to mention the bartender made the best Cosmo's ever. Staff very attentive to our needs. They even offered to move us from the dining room to the bar so that we could watch the Play Offs, Go Giants! Will definitely be back.Special Features:
- OpentableBoberinoDined on 10/18/2014Best thing about the place is you get 1000k points for your reservation if you pick the selected time. Small but nice. Staff is nice and food is great. It's part of a hotel.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIPDined on 10/14/2014I love the artichoke salad - very yummy, good flavors. My husband always orders their salmon dish and is never disappointed. The menu is not huge but everything on it is tasty.
- Pre-theater spotglad2commentDined on 10/14/2014This is good for a nice meal before going to theater. We were out in plenty of time. The food was on the old-fashioned side, but quite good. The grilled artichoke salad was a highlight. P.S. I think pre-theatre should be a category under No. 2.Special Features:
- Handy pre-theaterSlowPokeDined on 10/9/2014The location was handy for The Geary Theater. Food and service were okay but not good enough for us to go out of our way to return. It WAS quiet enough that we could hear each-other, which we appreciated. I loved my cheesecake & fruit in a pt-sized mason jar. Kudos to the waitress who had her hands full.
- Unexpected FindjanetssDined on 10/9/2014We didn't know what to expect from a restaurant next to Glide Memorial but wanted to be near the theater. We were pleasantly surprised at its ambience. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We'll definitely return.Special Features:
- Fun In San FranciscoRocky44Dined on 10/5/2014Fish & Farm, Thanks for the quick service. My wife and I arrive about 30 min early, our reservation was not until 8:15pm, and Fish & Farm seated us right away. My wife had the Cod fish plate, and I had the New York strip, and both were cooked to perfection. The restaurant was very cozy, and the music was great. I want to thank Fish & Farm for a great dinner, the food was delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good food, notable wine listpk2917VIPDined on 10/5/2014All 4 of us enjoyed our meals after the ACT theatre production, but both the bar and the restaurant opened half an hour later than the website stated they would open.Special Features:
- Disappointing serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/4/2014We weren't seated for an hour after our reservation. One reason that they gave for the late seating was that we hadn't made the reservation until that day.... which shouldn't have any effect on the validity of the reservation. They also said that they were going to give us our first round of drinks on the house, but then they appeared on our bill.
- Bad ServicehavenutsDined on 10/4/2014we sat for over an hour waiting for our pre-dinner salads that never came and our entree's that took 1 1/2 hours to arrive. The table to our left had 7 people sit down a half hour after we were seated and they were served the same dinner as we ordered and left a half hour before we were served. the same with the couple on the other side.
- Great Gem!Wine2SeaVIPDined on 9/25/2014Restaurant is small, and tucked away, but worth tracking it down! Everything on the menu was phenomenal (especially the crab cakes, steak, ahi - with incredible asparagus - and much more). Service is always top notch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner before theatreDaveDined on 9/23/2014The restaurant was very accommodating when we advised them that we had theater tickets. Part of our party was late and in spite of that our order was promptly served and we arrived in time. The food was nicely presented and all the dishes were hot when they arrived at the table.I would recommend this to a friend.
- They don't get itbillVIPDined on 9/18/2014This was our third visit to this restaurant and as it SHOULD be better, I keep hoping they'll get it right. No more. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation and although there were 4 tables set for four, we were escorted to the bar where we waited patiently for 4-5 minutes. When we were then seated, the host put us at the last table in the full row so that we had noisy neighbors left and right. The three 4-tops opposite remained empty all night. It then took about 10 minutes before anyone even brought a wine list - we literally had to beg for it. The waiter took the drinks order and wanted the food order at the same time. Very uncomfortable and although the wine showed up in reasonable time, my draft beer took 20 minutes! Done
- Mikey MMikeyDined on 9/11/2014Fish and Farm offered our group of 6 a very nice location, convenient to Moscone Center Convention goers as well as visitors to Union Square. Our group arrived a bit early, but were seated immediately. Lighting was good and the acoustics allowed our group to maintain a nice business conversation. A little hard to find, but worth the effort. Pricing seemed reasonable for San Francisco.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- You don't have to go thereBrugoogDined on 9/10/2014Nice place, located in the Mark Twain Hotel. And this is it actually, a nice hotel restaurant - nothing less and nothing more. We've been there at 6 pm and the restaurant was completely empty. During our dinner were never more than 3 tables occupied. The food was nothing to write home about: the crusty artichoke on salad was really good, the goat cheese galette was simply goat cheese, the galette (french pancake) was missing. The salmon was, well, salmon - nice and well done but we had it hundredth of times. The pork chop was less tasty than expected and also too thick cut. Our white wine was really good but much to warm. All together (remember the name!) we would have expected more than a faceless hotel diner.Special Features:
- Limited Farm with Fishimabigkidnow88VIPDined on 9/5/2014Limited food items on the menu. Extremely limited wine menu. Disappointed when I brought a friend here who was allergic to shellfish and all of their appetizers consisted of shellfish. The place was also minimally staffed: Our waiter was also the hotel bartender and he was extremely busy, which left little things to be unattended to (like refilling the water).Overall, I was a nice quaint place to eat, but the prices don't equate to the quality of food you would expect.Special Features:
- Great food hidden in a hotelmari5011VIPDined on 9/2/2014This was great. We booked it because of the 1000 point deal on Opentable, and because it was really close to the hotel we were staying at, and because we love the idea of farm-to-table restaurants. We were hoping it would be good, but it was great. It exceeded expectations! The service was fantastic and friendly, and the food was so good- especially the sauces. It was reasonably priced and in a great location, but I imagine it's a bit overlooked because it's tucked inside the Mark Twain hotel. I'd definitely recommend this place, especially if you're staying across the street at the Hilton and looking for something close by!Special Features:
- Disappointed returnOpenTable Diner Since 2014VIPDined on 9/2/2014This was my second visit here and had a good experience the first time. Now the food wasn't that great, my pork chop was Ok and the service was lacking. Maybe the waiter was new.
- Lost in a sea of restaurantsstreakerfreakDined on 9/1/2014This one is tough to review. Service was great, granted there were only two other tables filled on Labor Day at 730pm. We both loved our food so there is no problem there. What's keeping this place from standing out. Two things I see. Location and alcohol list. Never in my life have I seen cluster of menus for alcohol pieced together like a 5th grade book report. For all the books you get, their list is nothing really exciting. No real craft beer and uninspired cocktails. The ambiance was wonderful and it's location was right near our hotel. A restaurant can't survive on just hotel patrons though and it's location is amiss for this type of restaurant.Special Features:
- Disappointing, never returningEBarnesDined on 8/31/20141st visit. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty except for a large group which was done eating. We ordered our food, drinks, and appetizers all at once. Our waitor was very dry and uninterested in our table, never checked on us to see how we were doing, or even asked if we were from out of town. The waiter which is also the bartender somehow mixed up me and my friend's drinks; she ordered chardonnay and I ordered a reisling. The crabcakes were horrible and tiny, tasted like the frozen ones from your grocer. The bread was also disgusting, cold and wet. Our entrées took extremely long, a table which arrived 20 minutes after us received their food 1st and they had steaks. We had mediocre fish and hamburgers. The list goes on and on...
- Lived up to the recommendationOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/30/2014This restaurant had been recommended to us some time ago, but we had never gotten around to going there until last week The food was excellent, the staff helpful, and the price was within expectations. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty foodTenderloinFoodyDined on 8/24/2014This was our fourth time dining at Fish and Farm, and despite some of the other reviews, we have always had a good dining experience. The food is tasty and it's a good spot to bring visitors from out of town (we live in the neighborhood). They also have a great room for private dining.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PerfectKenzieDined on 8/22/2014I'm a regular at this place and I honestly can't say enough good things. The staff is INCREDIBLE to me. Michael the manager always makes me feel very welcome, as does the rest of the staff. They're extremely kind and knowledgeable about the food and where it comes from (something that is very important to me). The chef is an amazing man, also. I'd recommend the pork chop, the steak, the goat cheese galette, the risotto, and the mussels (I'm partial to the Bretonne preparation). I know that's a lot of items to recommend, but seriously - none of those would disappoint. Even finicky eaters would love it. The wine list is fabulous, too. There aren't many things I would steer potential customers away from. The place is the best. My favorite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food!DiappointedVIPDined on 8/22/2014We were seated immediately, no waiting, a plus in my book. Chef Soto came out and introuced himself, we complimented him on his wonderful cuisine. Great service, good food, good wine list. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Don't botherJanBapDined on 8/18/2014I've had - and made - better versions of these dishes. We had salmon & vegetable risotto. Meh. Host and server weren't friendly at all. They delivered the bare basics of service.
- Disappointing at bestwcfoodieDined on 8/16/2014I was looking forward to Fish and Farm, but the experience was less than great. The hostess/waitress was rude and seemed to genuinely hate her job. For a San Francisco restaurant, the bread was terrible - did they get it at Safeway? We ordered two appetizers - the crab cakes and the crispy artichoke salad. They didn't give us plates, so we had to use our tiny bread plates. The crab cakes were good, but the arugula and asparagus salad that came with it was not dressed, making it dry and bitter. The crispy asparagus was good, but the dressing seemed to be olive oil and Kraft Parmesan cheese. I could have made it at home. We had the salmon and the burger - burger was alright, as was the salmon, but wasn't memorable. Overall, not worth it.
- Fried Chicken & Pork ChopsSteffanVIPDined on 8/8/2014The fried chicken and pork chop were fantastic. Top 3 pork chops that I've ever eaten.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent FoodLarryDined on 8/8/2014I had the pork chop and it was truly outstanding; cooked to perfection.Special Features:
- Great cocktails, decent foodDinnerDateVIPDined on 8/1/2014Salmon was cooked perfectly but the sauce tasted a bit like flour still, needed to cook for another minute or two. The fried chicken is another customer favorite, but didn't stand out compared to other fried chicken. The "hot sauce butter" was just that - tasted like Frank's in melted butter. The hand crafted cocktails were outstanding. I loved the Tea Chicago Style! Overall, it was good - not bad, but not great.Special Features:
- Surprisingly poor servicesfepiVIPDined on 8/1/2014Our entrees were delicious but the artichoke salad was unremarkable and the bread and butter tasted of the refrigerator. Our waitress was friendly but the service was not good--drinks came out at various times, 10-30 minutes after ordering, simple requests like a napkin had to be repeated.