Angler San Francisco

4.5
343 reviews
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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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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, quietly attentive, delicious!

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j
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Underwhelming menu and not impressed with the actual food. Be prepared to leave hungry because of the portions unless you fill up on bread which is their plan. Recommending to all my friends - don’t go here. In my opinion, they totally missed the mark in marketing this restaurant. There’s far better restaurants in San Francisco like Spruce or Epic Steakhouse.

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LE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh seafood lover who also like massively interesting wine lists...that’s how I would describe my husband & oh man, was Angler the perfect fit for a beautiful birthday lunch for him. A stunning kitchen, great service, gorgeous details on serving tray items & the most delicious sauces to accompany everything with. It all equaled a really wonderful experience. Oh and the Japanese toilets in bathrooms, love!!!!

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NA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Interesting experience. I'd seen that Angler was finally open for lunch so took clients there. The menu had a power lunch; priced at $48.00 for two people, the pricing was a bit confusing. It was a lovely raw tomato aspic style starter, the salad had way too many herbs and way too much salad dressing, disappointing. The artichoke had a really great name, but not much taste and then almonds inside which was a bit weird, and while they asked about allergies, we would never have suspected nuts in an artichoke. The chicken came partially cooked which was very obvious. We got one serving of all 4 sections of the meal and they were normal size and $96.00; seemed a bit expensive and wasn't all that good. The service was impeccable although for lunch, a bit overkill. The Arnold Palmer I had was watery and very small. I had much higher expectations and for $325+ for 3 cocktails and food for 3, very pricey.

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AD
Austin
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice views, great service and delicious food. Lunch menu was a little limited but great wine list made up for it.

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LV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The waiters and the host were good! The food was excellent, but we thought we would be getting individual desserts and not the single container where we could scoop our share! The resto was a little stingy or did the person who collected the leftover to be boxed lack a littlePR? I said the bread was very good and if we could get some fresh ones , instead of the leftovers ,to take home. He curtly said, “ I don’t think so!” Points off!! Alain Ducasse gave me some fresh bread!

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ES
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreAt dining experience
Loved the evening there
The food was presented well and exquisitely prepared

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing. But really turned off by the dead stuffed animals. Too bad.

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MA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive food prices. Lacked variety of food options. Service was good. Flavors on ordered food was mild to bland. Not likely to return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my dad, service and food was fantastic!

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SS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The sides, dessert, and service were great. Actually they were outstanding. The main course was ok. Needed more seasoning and flavor. Loved the restaurant design and being able to see the bridge. I would highly recommend.

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

It’s hard for any place to live up to such crazy high expectations, especially on the day after Angler received its first Michelin Star. While the service was impeccable, the food was only very good. The cocktails and the Caesar salad were the standouts. The price tag is daunting unless you are on the company’s dime. Given the difficulty of getting a table, the cost and the only very good food, I won’t be back in the foreseeable future. On the other hand, my (non-paying) dining companion liked it better than I did.

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C
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time at Angler. We like to eat at the bar with the very attentive bartenders. Service is professional. Cocktails are great. The ahi Crudo is delicious and comes with a large seaweed dusted rice crisp. Petrale sole and the Angler potato (essentially cut wisp thin and deep fried whole ) make for a very fine meal.

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RW
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here for lunch. As usual, attentive service and impeccable seafood. The new “power lunch” did not appeal- I can’t eat ice cream and the entree was chicken (why eat at Angler for non seafood?). But the artichoke was delicious, grilled squids as wonderful as last time, good raw oysters and I wish I’d remembered that I don’t love the chicory salad. Next time....

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AJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful view, nice decor, great cocktail menu, delicious food, especially the amazing caesar salad!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary

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LC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t remember the last time I felt this way about food! The food, service and overall experience were all simply exceptional.
We particularly enjoyed the mushrooms in buffalo sauce, thinly sliced and reassembled potato and scallops. This is not to take anything away from the other dishes we ordered.
I recommend making room for the Sunday at the end.

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TI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th birthday

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was wonderful and inventive. Perhaps the best scallops ever. Great wine list and wonderfully helpful sommelier. Grade: A+
The annoying 80’s frat party music playlist was absolutely atrocious, low class, too loud, and distinctly at odds with everything else. Grade: F

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as alwwys

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CM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food, wine and service are first class and deserve all the accolades. However it was weird that we were seated in a dining room full of taxidermy animals where they bill themselves as a seafood-inspired restaurant. #weird I have to give my wife credit for sitting through dinner in that room when she doesn’t eat meat. We were informed we could move if we chose, so I need to recognize that. Hence the five stars for service as well as other fine details we appreciated.

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San Francisco
182 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Most of the dishes were exceptional in concept, presentation, freshness/quality of ingredients and taste. In particular the tuna appetizer chicory caesar, potato and blowfish tiles. The fluke, while beautifully presented seems to need a bit more zest. The wine list is exceptional and fairly priced.
The ice-cream sundae featured hard-to-find top-quality soft ice-cream but the chocolate chips/sauce were far too salty.
The service needs to be improved. No one seems to smile--from the host who greeted us at the front door to our principal waiter to those serving and clearing. The service is extremely attentive almost to the point of being obtrusive. And despite our advanced pleas to the contrary, some dishes came out much too quickly.

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SK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We started with three appetizers.Antelope was tasteless, squid salty and gross and a small piece of fish resembling nigiri, was ok.

The portions were small, good thing since it was terrible.

We decided to leave and not venture into the only thing on the menu a chicken at $68 and steak at $ 165.

I wonder what treatment the cow received to justify $165 steak.

There are too many great restaurants in the Bay Area to waste your time and money on Angler.

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o
San Francisco
184 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience and perfect service. Best Caesar salad-wine selection also extensive. Great view of Bay bridge. Very elegant experience.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening experiencing the great talents of the Angler staff. Thank you so much.

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AJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive and delicious food. Great cocktails. Impeccable service. This is the place to hang out with your best friends and appreciate why we live in San Francisco!

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is very limited. If there are two people and someone doesn't feel like fish, then your only option is chicken as the beef is 32 ounces (way too much food) and $165. Feels like menu is really tailored to a 4 person + table rather than a 2 person setting. We had the lobster and didn't feel it was very special. The squid was covered in sauce and soggy. Rather prefer to taste the food not just a sauce. The oysters, clams, tuna tartare and beet salad was very good. Wines are great, though pricey. I'd recommend this to people ok with a small menu and the price, but my parents who are foodies were not impressed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good experience . Food was excellent and wait staff outstanding .

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DM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Appetizers, beverages, and service all excellent. Entrees can be significantly improved.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my husband here to celebrate his birthday. The food and wine were excellent and our table had a great view of the bridge.

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DD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Wine and beer were ridiculously expensive overshadowed the quality of the food and experience

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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Future stars winner...

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved the food all around. Great quality and selection! The service I felt was a little strange - maybe we just didn't click with our waitress. Would recommend dropping by!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

while the food was quite good and at times interesting, the service was so poor in that our food came at such disparate times as to make the meal frustrating rather than enjoyable.

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food, great service and a beautiful setting. Must try if you’re a foodie!

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a great over the top restaurant that does so much high end service but with finger food. Service is excellent, food is good, but the price was a bit high but you’re paying for the amazing view!

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I really wanted to love Angler after hearing and reading about this new restaurant...the most troubling issue, the service. Emotionless, Robotic, non-helpful, unlike their music and decor, awesome restroom, and yes the food which was just overshadowed by lack of attention and service. Such mixed odd feelings. We ordered several, several items, that our server just "agreed" too, vs, helped us figure out...including an extra served dessert item that we never ordered, after spending $900 for lunch for 5, and we did not ask (but assumed that our many leftovers were packed), we walked out with nothing....NOT going back there.

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m
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was slightly pretentious. Of more concern, one of our entrees arrived when we were almost finished with the others. Not acceptable for these prices.

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