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

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vipOsiris
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went the last night before the madness and shutdown. And grimaced a bit when the previously not-unusual spiel was given that all dishes are meant to be shared. The radicchio salad is a standout unique signature dish! Everything tasted and was presented well, though some of the dishes sizing is a letdown. View of the Bay Bridge is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my BF 40th Birthday here. The exterior and interior were exquisite! Food + Service was really on point! Besides the food, the cocktails and beverages were carefully crafted + super wonderful! I would share this place with everyone and will be back 😉

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible hospitality and delicious thoughtful cuisine. If you enjoy putting your dining experience into the hands of others definitely let them cook for you. House made butter is outstanding, wine list extensive and all around one of the more enjoyable meals in recent memory.

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vipMandM
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent, service attentive but a little over the top, very expensive

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vipTonynb
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superb cuisine, beautiful decor and location. Only two things need refining at Angler: the place is very noisy in the evenings, and wait staff interrupted conversation at our table many times.

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Arthur
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, imaginative menu, great wine selection...and if you like taxidermy, it's heaven.

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JemmaJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant's menu is designed as shared plates. We thought the food was not outstanding and super expensive for what you get. The cocktails and wine were also very expensive and the pours were not big.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Honestly did not feel that it was worth the money. The music was way too loud and did not fit - 90s rock really?!

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viptime2dine
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible
Delicious dinner w fab wines
Especially the duo of max and molly made it so much fun and overwhelmingly enjoyable
Thanks to your incredible staff
Thanks
John

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KaraS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Service was great - server, somm, host all extremely friendly. Food far exceeded expectations. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good cavalier, oysters and scallops. Roasted vegetables also hit the spot. Nice burgundy wines to pair. Service is borderline stuffy/pretentious. Great for a warm day when you can sit outside and just grab a glass of wine/appetizer.

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FormerManhattanite
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food & stellar service, but stupidly expensive

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LynnieLew
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative was the 70’s pop music. But the food, cocktails, service were outstanding and unique.

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vipIsabelM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making our date night so special!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Topissime!!!!

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Wjjc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice view of Bay bridge, food okay, very Asian inspired.

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lasalamandre
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The staff seems overwhelmed by the number of tables. The music is so loud that the backwaiter could not hear and tried multiple times to clear our plates even though we told him we were not finished. The oysters and sea urchin were fantastic but the swordfish and scallops were only fair especially considering the price. The flavor was bland the dishes were served cold and only seared on one side. This restaurant is way overpriced for the quality of the food, service and ambiance. We would definitely not return.

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LouG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is very solid all were friendly and knew their stuff! Food was good the share concept was nice and the portions were fair. A but pricey but I didn't have to pay! LOL!

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vipBevin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good, we indicated the occasion was for a birthday. Staff acknowledged the birthday person in the beginning, but in the end we did even get a candle or birthday gesture in the end at all. Felt bad when we left.

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vipMurrilG
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food & service was great, but I ordered The wine and after looking at my bill today I was charged the wrong wine. I ordered The Vincent Pinard Flor at $77 a bottle, the wine apparently brought to me was The Vincent Pinard Chene Marchand at $140! I was brought the wrong wine and over charged $63! Please refund my $63!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! I’ve lived in San Francisco 27 years and it’s the best seafood I’ve ever had!

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vipWarrenB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipRobertF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful room, attentive service, creative cooking. But some spices and sauces overpowered the food.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The intelligence displayed in the vegetables made us proud. If one restaurant said SF now, this is it. I will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend getting the quail, it’s so flavorful and delicious. The whole dining experience is well planned and the family style is amazing since you get to experience more food options. Would come back and would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner experience

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BryceB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food, but...$300 a person for a tasting menu that is mostly vegetables. Like cmon...most of these ingredients you can find at Whole Foods and prepare yourself. Nothing really mind-blowing and I can only imagine this restaurant has INSANE margins given the ingredients. I won’t be returning, rather would spend $300 on an Omakase with luxurious ingredients that leaves me full.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good like usual. I was a little disappointed that they took the New Orlean off the dessert menus and hoping they will put it back on in the future

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vipphwagwa
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing flavors, good portion size, and very creative. perhaps only one dish fell short, out of many. a bit of an overbooking issue forced us to wait 1/2 hour, followed by a mistake that resulted in our table being given to others, but that made us go to the bar where we had some pretty darn amazing mixed cocktails.

great place, deserving of the michelin star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was poorly coordinated and not what we would expect for a one Michelin. Food was excellent.

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vipSara1
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great space and super concept, everything is cooked over an open flame! Beautiful open kitchen. Service is spot on, gorgeous view.

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vipEnJay
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good not great. Service was great. Food was good. Dungeness crab was better than the lobster. Have to say that the music was terrible and distracting. Additionally, the stuffed fish around the perimeter walls seem really tacky.

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BradfordR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was staged and took to long. The food was just ok but the restaurant is very nice. Lobster, did not have much flavor, other dishes were just ok, no wow factor.

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dond
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Many timing lapses with our waiter. Brought wrong cocktails. Waited 20 minutes for cocktails. Told us of how our sequencing of our meal would arrive and then totally the opposite. Overall a very expensive dinner for good food and mediocre service. With all the service personnel that were there nobody was orchestrating the flow and timing over staffed and under performed

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NicolasB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Music way too loud

Wine glass smelled like soap. Please smell test wine glasses before serving them to customers

Food was good and original. Fried quail was a bit of a miss, but it is good that the chef experiments.

Prices a little high

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KellyC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

My husband has a severe peanut allergy and we let our server know. He ended up having an allergic reaction. When he called to discuss the matter of possible cross contamination, the manager never called him back.

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Mrstvq1
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Got an excellent view of Bay Bridge as per request. Food is top notch. Fresh and healthy menu items! Service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. Exactly what I wanted. You pay for what you get and Angler is on the more expensive side. But 100% worth it! I would go there weekly if I could.

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Harry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was expecting to have a "wow" on each of the dishes, unfortunately several were just "OK". The fire fly squid and blow fish tails did nothing for me. Rather bland and did not make me want another bite. The blow fish tails were tough and dry.

Hen of the forest mushrooms were wonderful, urchin and desserts were well done

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neighborly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best service I have ever experienced in a restaurant.
Staff very sensitive to my food allergies. But due to them I was unable to have the full food experience.
Given wonderful table.