Angler San Francisco
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Angler is offering a luxurious set menu at $225 from 5 PM to 8 PM for those who want to kick off the festivities with us, and $275 from 9 PM onward for those who want to ring in the New Year with us! Price is exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Please call for more details.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
We were so excited to give Angler a try, but sadly we came away disappointed. It seemed like Angler is trying to be both casual and a fine dining experience at the same time and not really succeeding at either. There was a tremendous amount of staff who tried really hard to provide top notch service. It got a little overwhelming at times though with multiple servers trying to clear plates we weren't done with. The food was unique, but it was also heavy and rich. For two of us, we were directed to order 2 dishes from each section. Fortunately we only ordered one main but it was still too much food for two fairly hungry eaters. The casual feel came from the way the food was served and the ambiance. Everything was family style and came in whole pieces that we had to cut up ourselves. Like giant pieces of lettuce and a whole head of cauliflower. This was really at odds with the richness of the foods, the attentiveness of the service and the high price of the meal. The ambience was also very casual with loud 80s music playing and a vibrant atmosphere. If I were to go back, it would be for an expense account meal with someone who didn't want something too formal.
All around fabulous...from the food to the decor to the atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!
This was our second time to Angler, and it was even better than the first. The food was excellent as well as the attentive service! Beautiful restaurant. We will definitely come back again and again.
Our server was AWFUL! We have dined at the restaurant many times and have never been treated so poorly. He was a man and seemed distracted.
Example: We had a half bottle of wine left and they pulled our wine glasses. We had to ask for new glasses and if someone could pour for us.
Example: There was half of the chicken left and we were asked if we wanted to take it. We said yes and we never received it to go. We asked and no one had an answer.
We were with out of town guest and were very embarrassed.
Superb service and food!
Delicious unusual food. Loved the whole chicken and the swordfish. Service was impeccable!
Fabulous restaurant. It was a bit noisy for an intimate conversation and the tables are large so we sat next to each other so we wouldn’t have to yell. But the tables are fairly large because the food can fill them. The atmosphere is great, elegant, just dark enough, designer. There was one strange glitch. Ordering before dinner cocktail drinks was very difficult. It seems no one was assigned to our table so I had to grab people. It was honestly chaotic. Once we ordered food the wine service was smooth as part of it. The wine was perfect. The food was delicious. I found the potato side though to be very salty, and we were surprised to hear it was cooked in butter. The scallops and sea bass were perfect. It’s a memorable evening and while expensive thoroughly enjoyable.
This was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Food and service were excellent!!!
Fantastic! That’s all I can say is that it was front to back fantastic.
Fantastic food and service
Definitely top 10 dining experiences ever and we have been to Michelin 3 star restaurants across the world. So mind blowing the techniques used to cook each course perfectly. The bass and quail were phenomenal. Service was attentively perfect.
Swordfish slightly over done. Elk tartare quite good. Coconut sorbet excellent. Sea bass very nice. Music overwhelming.
We love it!
One of my favorite restaurants in America!
We really loved this place. Cool, elegant, and unpretentious. The glasses, cutlery, salt shaker, everything was beautiful, fun, interesting, even before any food arrived. The wine list is pretty big, and you can go nuts if you want, but the sommelier found us something delicious and within our budget.
Dishes are pretty big, and we ordered too many, but they were all so interesting and tasty. Radiccio - off the charts fresh and delicious with the XO sauce. Potato was a work of art, but tasted of earth and savoriness. Not Grandma's spud. The Hen of the Woods dish was the highlight for me, so much talent and technique. Same with the Blowfish tails, deceivingly simple looking, but a fryers masterpiece. Scallops were just super high quality, with not much done to them. Not much needed.
We left, really satisfied, with a bill of about $200. So it was a great experience without the Saisson price.
The swordfish was the best fish I ever had. Very good cocktails as well. You can tell a place has a good bar if they pay attention to the ice. Angler gets great ice from LA.
Superior service and food
Fabulous restaurant with very creative and amazing food and wine and exquisite service and attention to details and great ambiance with beautiful views ! Highly recommend this for your special occasion
My lunch experience was outstanding. Great food and great service!!
Quail was low class. Bass was overcooked.
Despite the excellent reviews the food was not what I expected. Everything came at once without giving us time to enjoy the different flavors.
Loved the service. The food tried a little too hard, and was over priced for what you got.
Amazing food. Attention to detail on ingredients and service is amazing.
Impeccable service and very good food.
A fun and tasty evening. Great atmosphere and energy, seated in the main room next to the cooks and bar. Needs just a little more boost in the menu to take it to the next level.
Great restaurant. Great food, drinks, spectacular wine list - although very heavy on French wines - Very heavy. Food was really creative and tasty. Unusual dishes.
Very Very expensive. Across the board. Food and Wine is off the charts expensive.
Ordered 5 items to share between 2 diners. 2 hits, but 3 wild misses. I've never been to a restaurant of this assumed quality where dishes were executed so poorly.
Over priced!!!! Service was very slow and were not given much attention. Dinner without dessert took over 2 hours and we waited an hour for our food.
The food is decent and service is good. However, I will not be coming back. It's too overpriced for what is worth. The desserts were highlight of the meal, so if you can just go for a drink and desserts...
Went to celebrate our anniversary. The entire staff must have wished us well at least once throughout our visit, and the food was spectacular. The Somm helped us pick the perfect bottle for the food (while staying within our price range) and everhthing was just divine. Pricey but worth every penny. Will definitely be going back for our next special occasion.
The 4 of us had a wonderful time
Mains are all over salted.
Easily the BEST restaurant for the price!
AMAZING! Now my new fav place
Exceptional experience. Probably the best swordfish I have had in my life.
Really expensive for ok food.
We had a great experience at Angler. Had read reviews before hand so we knew that it would be expensive and were weary of the service. We ended up with great service and had some amazing dishes. I particularly enjoyed the big eye tuna tartare and amberjack in shiso. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very welcoming and impeccably designed. My son said it was the best restaurant he had ever been to.
Pricing was exorbitantly high. $1000 crab, $17 cocktails, $14 ice cream. Not a good choice for an ordinary meal with friends. Servers polite but fussy and humorless. Would have much more fun if wait staff were more friendly and open. Last point, the soundtrack was loud 80s music which didn't match the stuffiness of the servers.
Our waiter was amazing. He was great in every aspect of his job from his knowledge of the food and the wine to even the florist arrangements. It was s very great dining experience.
Everything was spectacular except the noise level is too high! Can't you turn down the music??