Faultline Brewing Company

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$30 and under
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Whether you want to sit on our patio with an ice cold beer, have some great appetizers while watching your favorite sporting event, take your new client out to lunch with a lakeside view, or enjoy a night out with family & friends for a spectacular dinner, Faultline Brewing Company is what you are looking for. Our menu has a broad range of choices from traditional “comfort food” to unique dishes that tantalize the senses.

The beers we brew are traditional, with absolutely no candy, fruit or vegetable flavorings. Our brewer, Peter Catizone, has created a beer menu that offers something for every palate, from the black as coal Irish-style Stout to our light & refreshing Kolsch, a gold medal winner at the California State Fair. We even have a “cask conditioned" ale which is served at cellar temperature from a hand pump for a more pronounced flavor.
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Brian
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and wait staff. Dinner and dessert were amazing. Flight of beer was fun and delicious. Very easy to get a table early Saturday night for dinner.

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MonikaB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very tasty and the service was friendly and obliging. I especially loved the Margaritas. I highly recommend those!

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DougR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to meet for a nice business lunch as it is in a convenient location off the freeway with plenty of parking and a nice/pleasant space. Food was extremely good as well.

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vipJenniferW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went on a Saturday night with a reservation. Definitely not the A-team working. The restaurant was mostly empty - and freezing cold - and it still took quite a while to get a waiter to take a drink and food order. Beer was good and came out quick.

Food was mostly bad to mediocre:
Pretzel - burned
Beer-cheese sauce - okay, more beer than cheese in flavor
Buffalo wings - cold, and when we told them, the server acted like it was huge hassle to deal with
Fish and chips - fish wasn't bad, but fries were cold
Gumbo - solid, not the best I've had, but pretty good

Service was awful.

Between wait time, food that was cold, and a total indifference to us as customers, we definitely won't be going back. It's a pity that it was as bad as it was since I'm an Executive Assistant in the area and was trying it to consider for events and catering and was hoping it'd be a good option for that, but there's no way I'd trust them to do a good job for our events after this showing.

Absolutely do not recommend.

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Dalerici
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Used a Groupon discount for two flights and an appetizer. Server poured ten different brews and we were off to the races! Hard not to find something you like a lot among ten beers and ales. Service attentive but not intrusive. Food came quickly and was hot. This doesn't happen all the time at brewpubs. Altogether, our party of four was happy and will recommend Faultline to friends.

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Edde
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service from the time your enter till you leave. Very courteous and pleasant service.

One would be well advised to not take along any valuables and laptops that you may want to leave in the car. There are warning notices in the car park to not leave valuables in your car.

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CGS1
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was a weird smell in the restaurant. Other than that it was a good experience.

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Local
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A nice setting for meeting friends after work. Decent food and a good selection of beers. Unfortunately the service was rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, food, and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From LA, the place was a shot in the dark. We were surprised that it was so good. Was a bit worried they are closing for a week for a remodel. If we visit Santa Clara again would love to check out the Faultline.

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jvolk
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Thanks for an awesome dinner.

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LucyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Would recommend to friends but would advise of vegetarian option. They only have one entree, Gumbo. They have salads, a portobello burger and three options of appetizer. Very nice place so I hope more options on their menu are available in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reserved a table for five for a special occasion at lunch. Was sat at a small high-top table in the bar. Okay for four, not five. Couldn’t fit all of the food on the table. Plus, we were seated next to a party of 26. As soon as we walked in, the server said we needed to order immediately to get ahead of the big table. While I appreciate the good intention, it didn’t allow us time to review the menu. I played it safe with an ok grilled chicken sandwich. We made the best of it. Advice - don’t stuff too many guests at a table or rush them. Not a good experience.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a flight of all 10 of their beers. All very good. Our server was awesome.

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vipBradG
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It would be great if Faultline would close the curtains between the bar and the rest of the restaurant. Bar area is too noisy for good dinner experience. I’m tired of yelling over the din, and every third sentence being, ‘What?” Or “Say that again.” Food great, service great, of course beer great. Get the Ahi. Best quality of fish I’ve had in the valley.

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SteveS
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This place has plenty of potential, some really good aspects, but terrible service and lack of effort on less hyped dishes brings it down. First off the beer flights and pretzel/beer cheese and artichoke bread apps were the highlights. Afterwards we opted for a small Caesar salad with prawns (4) and the grilled cheese/soup/garden salad combo. The salad came as a large (not what was ordered) and was just OK, while the sandwich combo featured a grilled cheese sandwich that looked and tasted a lot like white bread version my mom used to make for me as a six-year-old — smashed thin. The garden salad was scrawny for the $15 price. We also ordered two more beers, which came too much later and were ultimately comped. The red light was when the waitress took our order without writing it down and then had us repeat it twice. More effort on service and effort on smaller dishes can make a difference, but until then, this place is just OK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Nothing special, should have stayed in the bar, the dining area was a bit all over the place, our server was distracted with the huge party and I have no idea why they kept seating the section of the party was consuming his whole night.. I mentioned it was our friends birthday that we were celebrating and nothing... we did like the beer and the food was decent but not somewhere I’d go again. Kids were running around and some where even barefoot.... I can say the Bar staff was great! We sat at the bar till our dinner reservation and wish we never left the bar. Francisco R was amazing at suggesting drinks and helping us out!

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MarcellaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place ! Definitely will return. Great menu and beer!

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VijayKrish
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place to hangout, good choices of beverages and their bread pudding is a must try.

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Restaurant was beautiful but menu didn't really have a great selection. Was looking for a chicken entree and you only have Salmon, steak, and seafood Gumbo. It was for the prices not worth it. I would have chosen another restaurant for lunch. Dinner maybe ok but not for lunch.

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viptegel
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice beer, alright food, quick service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great venue for business meeting

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant has a fun atmosphere, decorated with an outdoor ambiance inside the building. (I’m a sucker for this type of decorating.) The food was good — I had fish tacos and my friend had fish and chips. The price was a little high but about as expected for this area.

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John
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The nachos were delicious and the gumbo especially tasty.

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vipWeEatOutTooMuch
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Faultline delivers! I hadn’t been here in years but the cocktails, food and beer were all excellent. We started with two premium Manhattans. These could be improved with oversized ice cubes and premium cocktail cherries, never the les they were a good start. Our server, Bev, was great. She was attentive, got our drinks out and took our order quickly. We had the pot roast and half rack of babyback ribs. Both entries hit the spot and were very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back for a repeat of this visit.

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ColleenL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night and the lake outside the window is really pretty!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Everything was great except the service was terrible. Waitress never came back for drinks and it's a bruery. DUH

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a brewery themed restaurant, not a Michelin star restaurant. People who write reviews where they expect Manresa level cusine and service but at a brewery price point are ridiculous. The wait staff has always been friendly, timely and attentive. The food is better than one might expect. As an added bonus the "begging' ducks outside are hilarious. I've never been disappointed at Faultline, but I'm also not going in expecting a complex dinning experience with a sommelier. Good burgers, good pulled pork, great beer, with friendly staff. Always a great lunch stop when you're in the area.

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place. The service was great, we got our order very quickly, and it tasted delicious.

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Angela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loveI this restaurant, especially looking at the beauty outside the glass, the food is more delicious.

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dayvee98
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nachos were cold, and toppings were not very good. Two fish dishes tasted like frozen fish was used. Cheap ingredients

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vipbrianb
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good given the price point and of course the beer was excellent. On Saturday (and probably Sunday) evenings it tends to be relatively quiet which is great for conversation. On weekday and especially Friday evening it can be quite energetic as it is a popular after work destination.

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vipOptimusDiner
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my cousin here for dinner (he was in town for an appointment) and had a great casual dinner - I had the spicy fish tacos and he has the chicken and sausage gumbo and we had a few (!) beers. The waiter was fabulous and I wasn't sure if I wanted one of the beers so he brought me a very small glass of it so I could taste - great service all-around. He was knowledgable about the food and the beers and it really helped in what we decided to eat and drink. We were not rushed and he came back a few times to check on us. The bar and restaurant were packed that evening but we still received fabulous service!

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Ambie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You get a lot of food - even the small plates are big enough for a good meal. Service was really good - there was a huge party next to us, our waiter was very apologetic at not being too attentive to us, but it was all good, we really didn't have to wait for things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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Chevalier
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Even though the place was maybe 20% filled up for lunch, it was extremely loud and noisy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here with a group right when they opened on a Saturday night so it was low key and quiet. Based on the size I can imagine it could be louder during peak hours. It is a beautiful facility with many window seats facing a small body of water. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend the fish and chips with homemade potato chips not fries. This is the best fish and chips! I can't wait to take more friends there and try more dishes. They also brew their own beer and do double decker flights. Looking forward to trying those as well!

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NYMom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy going, relaxed, good food. The hardest part is finding a parking space.

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vipThomasS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beer was good as always - had a couple of their award winners. Food was also good. The bread pudding was incredible!

GP
GingerP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food could be better for the amount they charge. Very loud.

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Faultline Brewing Company does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Faultline Brewing Company is rated 4.4 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

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