Angler San Francisco

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Angler is a sea-life focused restaurant with views of the expansive wood burning hearth as well of the San Francisco Bay from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality. Each day’s inspiration is drawn from the products themselves and is an articulation of their natural flavors, served at their peak taste. We work with a small group of fishermen, hunters, gatherers, ranchers, and farmers to find and follow microclimates that produce the highest quality products in local existence. All of the cooking revolves around open wood fire and a fireplace designed for Chef Skenes's unique methodology, techniques, and tools for extracting the best tastes in our products. The expansive cellar features a particular emphasis on the wines of Burgundy as well as benchmark producers from our backyard in Napa and Sonoma. The bar program features carefully curated spirits from well-known and small-batched distillers, to specially sourced selections that date back sev

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Angler is offering an elevated 6-course prix fixe menu served family style with an optional progression of wines to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The menu is priced at $225 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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C
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It is important to be in the right mindset for this restaurant - dining with a sense of humor. Nearly everything about the restaurant, the way the food is presented, the flavor combinations, even the wallpaper in the restroom, is designed to elicit a smile or laugh.

However, like some jokes, some of the dishes fall flat. The positives: location, sea bass, bread, wait staff service, creativity of the dishes. I am sorry to say that nearly everything else misses the mark. Many of the dishes have flavor combinations that are too eclectic and do not enhance the dish. Some dishes are undercooked, others are overcooked - this can happen sometimes with grilled food.

g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service enjoyed detail and knowledge that our server had.

ZV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

CP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, beautifully presented and an expertly combined combination of textures and flavours. The big eye tuna with tomato jelly was outstanding, the whole Dungeness crab was delicious served with the hen of the wood mushroom and bread roles for the crab fat. The fillet of sea bass with the Sichuan chili’s was superb. But more than the food was the quality of the staff. The kitchen was a quiet exquisite clock in motion and the waiting staff, bar staff and management were the best, which is there when you want them to be and absent when you don’t. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in San Francisco. We will be back.

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so innovative and delicious. They treated us to a soft serve ice cream with hot salted caramel poured on top. It was probably one of the best desserts I have ever tasted.
It was a bit pricey, but we enjoyed every bite.

AW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Fantastic food and service. Our favorite foods were from the wood-burning ovens. The seafood was great, but we were also amazed by the cauliflower and beet dishes.

JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interior is rustic and cozy but sleek. Some of the warmest hospitality and best service I’ve experienced at any restaurant. Shoutout Marla. Now for the food. Every dish was immaculately presented and you could clearly taste and feel each component. Winners of the night were the Big Eye Tuna w/ Tomato Jelly & Shiso, Amberjack w/ Cultured Cabbage & Pear, and Radicchio w/ Radicchio XO. I see a lot of people bashing Angler for the price. Yes it’s a pretty pricey restaurant. However: A) it’s fine dining. B) portion sizes considering the quality ingredients are well-worth the asking prices. C) you can eat here pretty reasonably if you stick to Raw Bar, Salad, and Vegetable sections of menu. Totally worth price imo and will definitely be returning.

OT
Zurich
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It was a great experience until we were asked to move to another table after we ordered another round of drinks. Nothing like that had ever happened to me at a restaurant, especially after we spent over $1,000 on dinner.

I felt the need to tell the manager why I would never be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal and liked the service very much. It is an expensive place but I was not looking for value Resturant so it was ok

p
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience2

Way overpriced: this restaurant is overly expensive for the quality of the food delivered. Service is excellent. Room/atmosphere is average.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Place is cool. People nice. But food was not good. Just ok. And very expensive. Music is not a great fit. Super bummed. Mostly about food.

CA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Angler and just as I remember it -- it was a very nice treat. I had the swordfish steak and it was delicious along with the radicchio salad, roasted cauliflower and sea bass. I plan to go back again!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for her 67th birthday and they treated us with superb service. The food was outstanding and they were extra patient and kind to my elder mother. Amazing restaurant all around.

OT
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, but limited menu

c
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite SF restaurant bar none! Specifically chose it for my birthday dinner!! Total hit with my wife and guests!!!

AW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best steak I had in the US. Outstanding!! All dishes were excellent.
Annoying music, from a terrible sound system, I don’t get that concept.

OT
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I want an octopus salt shaker!
Food wise, loved the geoduck starter sashimi and fritters, pickled peppers, Parker House rolls with cultured butter, roasted maitake, fried quail and crispy bass. Also had the signature radicchio and antelope tartare. Finished with soft serve with cacao nibs and salted caramel.
We were seated in the game room, full of taxidermy trophies.

y
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere at Angler! Every detail was exceptional, and the quality of the food and flavors was memorable. Highly recommend! We had the fresh oysters, mushroom broth, grilled fish, cauliflower and spicy mushroom. The dessert was also delicious.

b
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine. Wait person guided us through the menu. Try the radiccho salad. Nice soft serve ice creame sunday. the Amberjack was delicious and would be a winner in any sushi house.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny, fantastic dishes, biblical wine list, and strong staff.

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely special occasion and a must get-to for the foodies out there. It’s pricey so save your pennies and then go all out to enjoy the full experience. The scallops were amazing.

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - great fun!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very, very good.

U
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Interesting approach that was not out cup of tea. Unfortunately, we were seated in a side room at a table near a small secondary bar, the server staying and the hallway to the restrooms. Make it a requirement to not have a table in this small ancillary room! To the host's credit, we were moved to a table in the same little room with a nice view of the Bay Bridge, but the main dining room is where you want to be. We must have dealt with 10 or more wait staff and servers. Obviously, all are coached to be quick about what they do. As a result, it's not possible to develop rapport with a primary waiter. Food-wise, all was prepared and presented beautifully, but the menu is very limited and most portions smallish. My clam on the half she'll was not even as big as a Quarter! Better place for true foodies. Lastly, the '80s music was recently and loud, and took away from the ambiance in our view. We noted several reviews before booking that pointed this out, too. Now we understand. If you are a foodie, enjoy. I believe the restaurant needs to recalibrate their approach.

j
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s rare to find a non traditional seafood experience that is Michelin quality. So enjoyable. The blowfish tails were excellent but the amber jack was even better. Loved the creativity, the quality and the wine list. Didn’t hurt they had a soundtrack playing that had us and the two other couples (we didn’t know) at the tables next to us all singing along. We will be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday Celebration

HT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angler is now our favorite San Francisco restaurant. We have made several visits. Expensive and worth it.
Beautiful setting on The Embarcadero overlooking the Bay Bridge. Excellent, knowledgeable service.
This visit started with a short term menu item of Abalone Custard with Truffles and Diver Scallops with Apple & Wasabi. We have had their famous Raddichio y Raddichio salad on previous visits, so we tried an excellent Chicory Caesar. More Diver Scallops, their regular grilled, then Salt & Pepper Bass. Everything was exquisite. Closed out with their awesome frozen custard Sundae. Sounds silly but it’s great.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, great service, awesome food! Staff were very helpful with recommendations for both food and wine. Great music playing all evening!!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was bar-none the best meal I have ever had. Rarely do I leave a place remembering every single thing I ate, but at Angler the entire meal told a story from start to finish. The oysters were the best I ever had and being from Miami I eat a lot of oysters from all over. The sea urchin was incredible. The scallops were flawlessly prepared. The antelope was like nothing we’ve ever had in the best way. The mushroom was in a league of its own. The blowfish blew our mind.

Eat here. You will not regret it.

M
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Angler continues to be my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The ambiance is friendly and chic without being pretentious. The service is always professional and courteous with being condescending. I like the simplicity of the menu.
It is often difficult to pick a 'favorite' as all the dishes are amazing, however this time, the scallop custard won - hands down. The Goe duck was pretty amazing as well. The only less than perfect dish was the grilled lobster. The flavor was smoky and savory, however it was slightly undercooked making the tail mostly indelible. The staff kindly comp'ed us an extra dessert; coconut sorbet which was rich and creamy. My favorite dessert is the soft serve ice cream with caramel sauce... Mmmmmmmm! I look forward to my next fine dining experience at Angler!

SR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff were very nice and helpful. The space is beautiful. The food was delicious.

EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the chiefs choice - fantastic meal - potato’s and scallops are a must.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We told them that one of guests had a birthday. When the dessert came no candle, no reference

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The ambiance was great and the wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No special treatment for anniversary

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food not as expected not good I left food on table

i
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was expensive and didn't taste good. The service was pushy, almost to the point of rude. It's only redeeming quality was the atmosphere as it has a great view of the Bay Bridge.

ER
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her Bday. Was not disappointed. The food was AMAZING, the service was fantastic and we got a great view of the Bay. They even helped out by putting a candle in her dessert. 10/10 would come again. (Definitely pricey, but worth it for special occasions)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Menu was interesting. We ordered the bass, cauliflower, hen of woods mushroom, and scallops. The food was average and completely overpriced. There are much better restaurants in SF for better value. Would not go back.