Fable

4.6
604 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
A fun and casual neighborhood restaurant serving modern American cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation


Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 590-2404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Hearnsberger
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 18th and 19th
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine
What 604 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

An ingredient for my dish was substituted for another one, which I happened to be allergic to, and I was not informed. I had to ask the waiter if a substitution had occurred after I noticed it in the dish. He was unapologetic. I sent it back and got a different dish, yet the restaurant still charged me. I left a voicemail for the manager about my situation to give him or her the opportunity to get in touch before I wrote a review, but no one reached out.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

This was a lovely find for a Friday date night. The food was spectacular, as was the outdoor patio ambiance. The little gem Caesar salad was perfectly dressed. I had the roasted chicken breast which was scrumptious, juicy, and packed with flavor. My partner ordered the pork chop topped with grilled peach and served on a bed of roasted eggplant. Both portions were generous. Only downside is the server forgot to box the leftover pork chop. Definitely will be back to this neighborhood gem!

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2018

It was closed. They did not respect our reservation. We arrived before the time and it was closed. Really bad.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great service. Solid quality on food.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The patio is fantastic but that was about it. The food is soso in our opinion. I’d skip it and try something better outside the Castro.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very vibrant and friendly, excellent service! although we had a reservation, we had to wait in line and in order of folks who I do not think had a reservation but were seated 15 minutes after our reservation which was fine.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I love this restaurant's casual atmosphere, tasty menu items and fresh mimosas. Dining on the back patio is like being transported out of the city to a tropical paradise!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Beautiful dog friendly Garden patio! Delicious food.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food I ordered was good but my friends was not. The appetizers and small plates are the best bet if you don't eat meat.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I really liked the outside ambiance of this restaurant. I was meeting old friends whom I hadn't seen for a year, so we wanted a quiet place to talk. The back patio was quite uncrowded on a Friday afternoon. Our server was very pleasant and efficient. The food was good, although a bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Servers are lovely. The back garden is great!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I've dinned at fable about a dozen times now. i'm never disappointed. Always great food and always superb service. Love the fact the noise level is always low . My favorite restaurant in the Castro and maybe San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very lovely first date; the waiter had to interrupt us several times to get our order... our apologies to him.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Not great food. Nice atmosphere but the food was adequate to not very good. Nothing special for the prices.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Slow sloppy service. Chaotic. The cheeseburger for brunch had cheap yellow American cheese. Yuk! Lovely patio, but poor service and mediocre food don’t make up. Won’t return or recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fable is our new favorite place! We love the food and service! Excellent place for small get togethers!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Was a great night full of celebration and good food! Glad I found this place, also found a great dessert wine because of it!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

First time here for brunch and it was awesome!!!
Delicious food and drinks. Love the patio

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We drove from the Central Valley to celebrated Pride and escape the heat! Fable was out first stop for the day, the food and service set the tone for them day! GREAT!

We started with fried banana 🍌 bread 🍞 DELICIOUS! We then shared a bay Shrimp omelette and French Toast with fresh berries and home made whipped cream that was amazing with the French Toast and syrup!

Service was attentive and friendly, we’ll be back!!

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We dined on squash blossoms and duck that was very well prepared, our server was good, there when you needed her, and not there when not needed. We've also enjoyed brunch here, worth checking out. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

First time at Fable and I hope to be back. Good food, nice presentation and intense flavors. I had the duck breast, perfectly medium rare and succulent. My partner’s halibut was tender and flaky. They offer wine recommendations, which I followed, and was very happy with my choice. And get the squash blossoms if they have them - awesome. Overall a great spot for a good meal in the Castro.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great local restaurant for taking a break from shopping or going to the theater.
Wonderful drinks and dessert with great service!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great neighborhood spot.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Thank you so much for having us celebrate a surprise party for a close friend’s upcoming graduation! I’m sure we were a bit extra with our banners and table decor, but sincerely was grateful for Fable to allow us to decorate the space of ours. Our friend loved it and appreciated the kindness and service of Fable :-)

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great for brunch or special occasion dinner. Outdoor patio is quite lovely and has heaters. Interesting menu. A bit on the pricey side, but the menu is interesting and portions are good. Lovely service as well.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Many of the printed menu items were not available or had substituted items that changed the whole character of the entree. One of the chefs was shouting at staff members in an angry sounding voice through the whole meal, which was upsetting.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

very pricy for the service and the fiod. food was nice but totally overrated.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great staff Ins excellent food. What's not to like

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I loved the upbeat friendly atmosphere. From the engaging staff to the delicious food, I give Fable 5 stars. I had the soft shell crab benedict, and it was outstanding. Be sure to try the seasonal mimosa. 😋

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The atmosphere is really nice. Service was pretty bad. Too much attitude from the server the whole time. The food was ok. I would not go back for Dinner again especially for special occasion but their brunch is usually good.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Took a long time to greet table then food showed before drinks did. No water was served until after food was delivered. My burger was wrong. Had to ask for more water. Not sure if they were short staffed or what but was really disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First time to go and glad we did. Excellent service, great food that was generous and well prepared. A really nice menu that is changed with some frequency to keep it fresh. A great spot if you're looking to dine in the Castro.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. They were good portions. The only thing I didn't care for was the wine...

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was way under seasoned. Outdoor seating was cute but the benches are worn and broken down and very uncomfortable

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

There is a charming outdoor patio, and everywhere you look there is something to remind you of the restaurant's name, Fable. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is special, but also familiar and classic. Being able to make brunch reservations is also a plus.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I eat at Fable often. I've never been disappointed. Their menus is always changing and always inventive. the service is always welcoming and professional. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We’d requested outdoor seating, but the weather shifted, so we were seated indoors, in a narrow passage— it made it difficult to have a quiet conversation, and to hear my soft-spoken friend.

We had three appetizers and one dessert, with no alcohol, and three beverages. The bill was over $60, which seems excessive to me.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I was there with two of my friends for Dining Out event. I’ve eaten at Fable before and didn’t think the menu was all hat memorable but this time the food was excellent!! The wine was the best a 2009 Ridge Geyserville blend. Shared the duck and seafood plates with friend and next time won’t share the duck with anyone!! The beans in the fish dish was amazing. Must go back soon!!!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

My friend and I went to Fable for a fundraiser (Dining Out For Life). And what a wonderful place. My friend and I had Sparkling Rose' wine. Our dinner consent of (mines) Pan roasted Organic Chicken Breast with sweet black Thai rice (I was really stepping out of my comfort zone with the rice but it was very tasty) and Grilled Asparagus. My friend had the house special, Garlic Pesto Flat Noodles with Shrimps. And for dessert Strawberry Short cake. There are no words to say how good the Strawberry Short cake was, you just have to taste for yourself. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves so much that we will be going back with other friends. See you soon.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I thought it was odd that Open Table would let us make a 2:00 reservation, when the kitchen closes at 2:00. Aside from being rushed to order, the service wasn't great and the whole thing just felt really rushed and uncomfortable.

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