Angler San Francisco
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
Mason was amazing! Fantastic 80s music being played. Great cocktails and food.
Love the restaurant. All the waiters there r nice but one of the waiter name Zack very rude and unfriendly . The end of our dinner time to order desert . We asked him what is his favorite desert in the menu . He answered abruptly and rude . He said I am not you mam so I can't recommend to u so my husband got mad and told him he is very upset w his comment but Zack didn't seem to care . But other waiters we had wonderful. Hope Zack will light up a little not too uptight.
One of my favorite restaurants in SF! The food is consistently phenomenal. Great for professional and fun gathering.
Unfortunately, due to an emergency in the kitchen we had to leave the restaurant without eating our main dishes.. Waiters offered some glasses of wines as compensations.. A bit disappointing when travelling from France and booked couple of months in advance. To be tried again.
The food was sublime, the service polite and understated, and the whole experience definitely worth the trip! The scallops were amazing and both mushroom options a must. The soft serve sundae was incredible with indescribable flavors on the sauce.
Food cooked to perfection. Had the mussels cooked in their own juice. Always choose mussels when in seafood restaurant but don't remember having them tis moist and plump. Quail was smoked then roasted. Tasted great with all the subtle flavors of spice and sweetness. Cesar salad was innovative. Mushrooms soup was equally super. Lemon tart was not extraordinary. Would return to try other dishes.
Didn’t like the menu. All food items were white, beige, or brown. Considering the decor seemed to be the first thought to this restaurant, I would expect the food items on the plate to show some (vegetarian) life ... besides mushrooms and potatoes. Also, the seaweed infused butter was not a good idea; very unappealing visually and tasted rancid. I could only recommend Angler for its visual experience ... the bathrooms are divine and the bar is great, or for its outstanding cocktails and wine list. Also, having porterhouse and quail on a seafood-centric menu seemed incongruent to the overall menu. Lastly, the starters were esoteric. Angler needs to simplify - having cod and chips on menu with a nice wedge salad may not be ambitious enough for a Michelin-starred chef, but some folks are regular people and desire comfort food. (Tho Angler looks and is comfortable, the food experience is not).
Fantastic experience with multiple standouts including the radicchio, the beets, the scallops and the baked potato. Excellent service with no less than 4 staff taking care of the table. Highly recommended.
We were celebrating my birthday before returning home to NYC the next morning. We were joined by my sister who lives and works part in SF.
Before our trip I read a rave review in the NYTimes and made a reservation using OpenTable.
It was perfect. Everything exceeded our already high expectations. It was a memorable birthday celebration.
The potato was delicious!
Great service and beautiful setting
Biggest issue is the service. All the servers look amazing in their suits and all, but they all seemed a bit terrified, of what, idk. We came in with a carefree attitude just ready to have a nice fun time and felt tamped down by the service a bit. No sense of humor or levity really, but they take care of you. Fold your napkins when you go to the bathroom and such. In a way, they forced us to have a good time for them, if that makes sense. Our particular server got our vibe and I liked him, but the others circling didn't seem interested. They were not enjoying their time there with the customers was my feeling. Perhaps the now overly pretentious SF crowd has tamped them down a bit. The oysters were fresh and nice. The lettuce + herbs salad and radicchio salad were both outstanding. Most beautiful looking chicken, cooked to perfection, but no flavor other than the mustard bbq sauce provided, which no one liked much. I was excited about the rolls, but they were just average. That day's seaweed butter was repulsive and I am adventurous and love seaweed. Really loved the charred beet dish. Hen of woods looks marvelous, but was not wonderful. The cocktails were on point, but slow to the table each time we ordered them. Coconut sorbet is unreal as is the soft serve with caramel. Nice to see my truck pulled up to vallet as we left without any fiddling. Wish the servers were a bit more adaptable. I have to assume there is an uptight, Warby Parker spectacled, asymmetrically coiffed manager expecting all but personality from the crew cruzing the dining room floor.
Food and service were exceptional. We’ll be back
We orders quite a few dishes to share including a salad (amazing!), hen of the woods mushrooms (also amazing), the potato in cream sauce and the porterhouse. The mistake was the porterhouse. It was just ok. Fillet part was good but the other side was stringy and super chewy. Service was excellent.
The host and wait staff were very gracious and helpful
Excellent service - knew the product; knowledgable about wine lists, warm & gracious service.
Inventive, perfectly prepared seafood dishes; impeccable service. Somewhat limited lunch menu, and rather pricey.
Exceptional: Fresh, simple, straight forward cuisine. Wonderful drinks and wine list. Nice value.
all around excellent. what's up with the 80s soundtrack though?
When you charge 120.00 for a steak you should not be charging your customers for bread. Way over priced for the quality.
Service very unfriendly.
Very memorable experience. Try the veggies, they’re action-packed, especially the radicchio and the beets. The fish filet was stellar, and cocktails were boozy and delicious. And don’t forget the home made soft serve sundae with salted caramel sauce.
This is an absolutely beautiful restaurant. The ambience was gorgeous and the selection were tasty. One thing, however, it was very, very pricey! Happy hour with 3 apps, 5 drinks was over $200. Lovely and very stylish though.
Great!! Food was amazing.
This was one of the most incredible dining experiences we have had in years. The price is high, but you get what you pay for. Everything we ate was spectacularly fresh and well prepared. Highlights were the live scallop, the very unusual Caesar salad made from a chicory that I have never encountered before, the Maine lobster, and the complimentary (it was my partner's birthday) salted caramel sundae, but really everything we ate was top notch. And the service was spot on. The wait staff are all very professional, but warm and friendly at the same time. We really appreciated how large and spread out the tables are--you can't hear anyone else's conversations and they can't hear yours. And our table had a million-dollar view of the Bay Bridge light show. It was magnificent. This place combines fine dining with a total lack of pretension.
One of the best dinning experiences I’ve had in San Francisco. Definitely coming again!
Service was fantastic - from the moment we walked in (although the hostess was a bit uptight compared to everyone else!) until the moment we left. The food outstanding (antelope tartar, tuna tartar - that tomato gele is amazing!, hen of the woods (a bit cold, but super tasty), grilled bass, the chicken done peking duck style was so tender and juicy. And the ambiance warm and inviting. Will def recommend and be back again :-)
Highlights: Beautiful food, delicious with a unique set of flavors.
Service was impeccable and friendly , without being cloying.
Very professional, caring and friendly hosts and reservationist.
Lowlights: Very expenive.
Music could use a reboot: maybe tyring to be funny/retro? but is just bad music from 70s/80s.
It is distracting to the overall positive experience.
It was a very odd dining experience. Chickory salad - just ok. Rice with Truffle - over priced, small portion, just ok. Bass fillet - over fried and dry. Sole - worth coming for.....very good. Odd music filled the air whilst we dined. Too expensive for a lack luster experience.
Decor, room was beautiful and cozy. The food was good- not amazing.
It took 45" before we had our first sip of wine. The service was very slow in the beginning, but the pacing and service improved halfway through the dinner. The food did not live up to our expectation, the sole that looked really good in photos was overcooked for instance. The first and foremost impression I got from our visit was that Joshua Skenes and his partners seemed to be confused about who they wanted to be. They brought the flatware placed vertically in a utensil container like a very casual restaurant, yet the service was formal. They call themselves Angler, but the decorative theme did not reflect that, instead of the decor that evokes the ocean/river and fishing, there were many stuffed heads of moose and similar animals. Personally I detest seeing magnificent animals' plight that way, killed, stuffed, and displayed in a restaurant. There was a good thing I should mention, the bus people were very professional and excellent. Over all though, for the price range they put themselves in, they must perform much much better.
Maybe sit at bar. Table service needs improvement.
The food was terrific. The service, however, was way off. Hopefully, they were just having an off night. While I am a huge wine guy and I am used to spending a lot on vino, there wine list prices were absurdly high.
Seafood at Angler is top-notch. My group ordered the Dungeness crab and salt and pepper Bass, and they were both made to perfection, particularly the crab "mustard" and the bass super crispy skin. However, the portion for all the appetizers and main courses are very small for the price so if you want to be full at the end of the meal, make sure you order a couple more dishes if you don't mind the price tag. The desserts were very simple but delicious, especially the soft serve sundae and lemon tart, and the portion was big enough to share among 3-4 people. I would recommend checking this place out!
First time at Angler. Backdrop is stunning. Decor impeccable. Service exceeded all of the above. Would definitely return. 5 stars!
Hipster atmosphere, creative shareable dishes, and an epic smoked salted caramel sundae was a perfect ending to a memorable meal. Antelope tartar, popover rolls and salt & pepper sea bass, and craft cocktails were the standouts.
It is the venue for the perfect Saturday lunch.
Waiters were smug and made me feel uncomfortable
Pressed me for my credit card to pay the bill and made me feel rushed.
I don’t like the group enter menu
It would be nice to order individual and not have the waiter add items to my tab for
Amazing service. Food tasted great. For being “family style”, portions were a bit small. Overall great!
It was amazing, excellent service and unbelievably good food