Fable

4.6
643 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A fun and casual neighborhood restaurant serving modern American cuisine.
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M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Castro staple that provides a great meal service. Lovely outdoor patio for dining.

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TE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yaaaassss, Guiseppe! The service was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the food!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food here was better than the already high expectations we set. My father commented that it was the best chicken he's ever had in a restaurant in his life. High praise from a man who orders the same thing everywhere he goes.

It was a bit cold, even inside, as it was January and the breeze's path from the patio hit us directly. I wish they would turn the heaters on as soon as they open. It was warm by the time we left, but I wore my scarf through the first half of our meal.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly service and consistent quality.

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PD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the burger this time... juicy and delicious. Perfect crispy bacon, and crispy fries with it. Server was professional, helpful, and inobtrusive.

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside in the pretty patio in the pouring rain, and were still cozy! The heaters work wonderfully, and there's a "ceiling" made of waterproof material. Outside was great for talking, but inside was fairly loud and crowded, so outside was a real treat. I loved the French Toast. And the staff were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful in the back patio. My boyfriend and I enjoyed all the plants and the fountain! The back patio was well heated even in January! The servers were attentive and food was prompt and delicious!

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JH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice! The tartine was just two pieces of toast with the toppings on it, so a little weird. But the quiche was tasty, and coffee good.

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Really disappointed in the food. Hard carrots in the pot roast that has a bland and uninteresting sauce, pear “jam” was the consistency of applesauce and tasted like chapstick. Salad was sloppy and over dressed with a horrible dressing and definitely not little gem lettuce as the menu suggests. I hate hate hate giving bad reviews to restaurants because I know how hard everyone works as I’m a restaurant owner myself. We ate what we were able to stomach and went somewhere else after.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Excellent service, wonderful high quality food.

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MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my third time here — and I feel it has only improved over time. The food was delicious, and the service was very good. It was a busy night, but they handled it well.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and amazing food! Loved the location as well.

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KS
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch at Fable. The patio was lovely and the quinoa salad with poached eggs and bacon was simply amazing ! It was the main reason why I chose to have brunch there !

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Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, aceptable price and good service

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BT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server who we have had many times in the past but maybe only a few times a year, remembered us and what we liked to drink! Great place with great service

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had in my entire life! We adored the fresh, local flavors, kind service, and gorgeous patio space.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. The pork chop is not heavy and full of flavors. Staff is friendly and made our experience unique. It's a gem in the neighborhood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cute place and good food. Needs more vegetarian and vegan options.

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SF
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

There is little nuance to the flavors of the cuisine here. Dishes seem to be adequately prepared to meet the food you expect as described on the menu and by the server. Flavors are bold and dishes are unsurprising. Some kitchen ideas are misguided, such as using mashed prose sweet potatoes smeared across the plate as a base for the seared tuna. If prices were 20_25% lower, this could become a regular neighborhood place to go for a solid dinner and good selection of wine.

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DR
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Fable since they opened and I still love it. While a large portion of the menu changes seasonally, they have a few perennial dishes that are always available. I'm an omnivore, so I appreciate that Fable always has menu items to suit my appetite of the moment, whether it's for meat or veggie. When I went the other night, I ordered a seasonal favorite: Beetloaf. Don't scrunch your face up like that! It's so delicious! It's done meatloaf style, but it's vegan and is made with shredded beets to mimic the consistency of meat. It's quite a filling dish and I look forward to it each fall. My friend ordered and loved the Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna.

Fable is one of our group's standing brunch spots on a Sunday. They've got a great patio space out back with a mix of sun and shade to sit back and enjoy a carafe of mimosas with friends.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Love all. The back outside deck is a Gem :-)

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RO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was fantastic. A bit pricey, but worth it!

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NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Fable to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we were not disappointed! Beautiful patio seating, ambiance and food were excellent. Loved that they listed good wine pairings on the menu as well for dummies like me. :) Server was good, but a bit distracted with a very loud table with kids nearby. Still, was very polite, attentive and made our night memorable. I would absolutely recommend this place for any special occasion!

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SM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down top five restaurants in San Francisco by far. The food was delicious, the service was phenomenal, and the warm patio seating makes a world of difference. It truly was a fable, or a storybook turned magical. Five stars.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance on the back patio. Food was solid. My fiancé had the Vegan lasagne, which they are famous for, and it was amazing (something I don’t usually find myself saying about vegan food).

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R
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great brunch on a really nice and cozy patio.

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server (Adria) was awesome!! Super knowledgeable about wine- and was able to match our tastes to meals perfectly.
We had the mussels as an app, and the pork chop and chicken as entrees. Both were PERFECT.
Outside seating is gorgeous. Amazing vibe.
The only negative thing was they sat a family (with a kid) next to us mid-way through dining and that took away from our quiet date night atmosphere we had going on prior.
Would DEFINITELY go back. Interested to see how it is for brunch.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating here!

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time that I have been here, the food has been outstanding! I am pretty picky with my eggs and being a pescatarian, I have found not many places know how to make flavorful veggie omelets. However, Fable's eggs were absolutely delicious. I also had the pleasure of splitting entrees with a friend and can say their pancakes were worth the splurge -- such a treat. The exceptional food, combined with the lovely garden setting (and the fact that they take reservations), makes this one of my top brunch spots in the entire Bay. My only request is to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add an espresso machine to your armamentarium. That would seal the deal for the #1 spot... because brunch, no matter how delightful, just isn't the same without my (non drip) coffee :)

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D
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Castro. Great people great food

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BR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I recommend the vegan lasagne but other items are ordinary. The pork chop was hard to cut.

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AR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere on the back patio. Delicious chicken sandwich and steak and eggs benedict.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service every time.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great! It was quiet on a Saturday evening and the food tasted good. I will return again definitely

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. The meatballs were fantastic, but the pork accompaniment was a bit all over the place. Beer and wine were solid.

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Sunday ! Had a delicious brunch on the patio. Everything was perfect !!

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KS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with small menu with great ambiance and service. Definitely will be back.

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L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Had the fried chicken sandwich and steak and eggs Benedict. Steak cooked beautifully, sauce was delicious, Bread wasn’t great choice for Benedict (Texas toast? Not sure). Partner’s Fried chicken sandwich needed more flavor and spice. Bland unfortunately. Coffee service needs a spoon! Great servers. Love the patio - have only been here for brunch.

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DA
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A delicious meal and good service.

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A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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