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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
1786 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. In the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, our patio restaurant showcases seasonal California cuisine and the best brunch in town. Join us for lunch, dinner, or a weekend brunch in a unique, all-weather outdoor dining experience. Inside Fable, our open kitchen concept shows how fresh ingredients are used to create the finished product.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 69 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 590-2404

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering is available email info@fablesf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, we showcase seasonal California cuisine. Join us for a memorable private dining experience. We have the capacity to host groups up to 65 guests in an array of seating options.

  • Private party contact

    Marda Garcia: (866) 263-0426

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Between 18th and 19th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Happy Hour (M-F, 4-6pm, Front Parklet Only)

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Mon - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Tue - Fri - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Enjoy happy hour in our Parklet dining area. Whether you're looking for an after-work gathering place or want to relax and take advantage dining in the heart of the Castro, Fable is the place for Happy Hour. Happy Hour Menu: Mac & Cheese Croquettes w/ pomodoro sauce - $9 Grilled Housemade Focaccia Bread - $5 Calabrian Chili BBQ Chicken Wings - $10 House Cut Fries w/ Garlic Aoli - $5 House Wine (red or white) - $8 Draught Beer - $6

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What 1,786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. d

    dmeister

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great evening, staff, food, service was great. A local neighborhood gem that is doing a great job. Keep up the great work, we'll be back.
  2. DK

    DKSF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable continues to be the best brunch place in the Castro, with its lovely outdoor patio. The food was great. It was cold and it took them a few minutes to get the heat lamp going, but otherwise it was a great experience.
  3. e

    edsanfran

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time and meal in the heated backyard of the restaurant. Everything was top notch from the hostess, to our waiter, and the food. Excellente!!
  4. WH

    WhitneyH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and ambiance was terrific! My wife and I had a great time. We appreciated the server being so attentive and checking in with us. We will definitely be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Hilariously slow service, 10 minutes to be given water. We were told we could only stay 75 minutes but we ended up staying 90 since it took them so long to take our order and cook the food.
  6. a

    alpha

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time that I have had lunch at Fable with a friend. The terrace is very pleasant and has a welcoming atmosphere. I'll be back for a third and more times!
  7. s

    steffers325

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Solid food and great atmosphere. Nothing fancy and everything tasted great. The majority of tables are outside so that is something to definitely keep in mind. Lots of heat lamps for chilly days. I was lucky to pick a nice, sunny day.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fourth time to dine at Fable. They truly have great double cheeseburgers. Price is a bit steep when you order dessert. Would recommend the chocolate mousse and vanilla ice cream. Attentive server. A happy and enjoyable place, in the back outdoor patio.
  9. FK

    FrancKerns

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They've recently changed the menu. The braised oxtail empanadas were the overwhelmingly favorite new addition; savory empanadas partnered with the right touch of greenery and sauce. The pork cheeks were very good, but could've been paired with something to better accentuate the flavors -- maybe citrus based dressing? My main course was the pork shank - this was done to fall-off-the-bone perfection of deliciousness. It was a cool night, but I love the garden patio; it is well-heated and a delightful setting for dining.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The food was mediocre, I’m surprised that they get such high ratings, it must be the decor that is causing people to give high ratings. Also the service was poor. After we finished the main course we were asked to leave to free up the table when we said we weren’t planning on dessert, despite still having wine left in our glasses. That was unprofessional given we had booked a two hour slot and only 90 min had passed—plus they knew we were there to celebrate my birthday.
  11. MG

    MarieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable SF is a wonderful place to meet for brunch. The backyard outdoor seating is an oasis. Service was excellent, and our omelets were delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is such a unique experience. The food is always delicious. You can’t go wrong with any selection. The atmosphere is so much fun. Our waitress was absolutely delightful. I love this place so much. It’s always a great night when Fable is involved.
  13. d

    dbdd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and feels as if you are sitting outside on a gorgeous garden - but you are inside, dry and warm!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a hidden gem! Love the patio and the great heaters
  15. JF

    JosephF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    One appetizer was mostly inedible. 2nd time that’s happened in a year or so,
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great brunch place with a nice garden feel.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The staff was great but does not seem to know when happy hour is. The menu says 3 pm, some staff says 4 pm. You try to order at 3:10, but staff says they are not allowed. It’s confusing. Would have spent much more money there had it not been for the confusion, but great otherwise!
  18. S

    Scrumptuous

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good, but the atmosphere was exceptional.
  19. TF

    ToekneeFoodie

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Fable a few times now and it doesn’t disappoint! The covered outdoor dining area is full of light but is made cozy and warm by numerous heat lamps. Our foursome had the fish tacos, egg sandwich, burger and the turkey club. Not a complaint to be had! Our server was attentive but not overbearing. I will always keep Fable in mind for a wonderful dining experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. I was concerned that sitting on the patio would stink as it was cold and rainy, BUT, the patio is well enclosed with heaters, it was very comfortable.
  21. TF

    TimFoodySF

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re relatively new to the neighborhood, but Fable has quickly become a favorite among the many options here for dining. The restaurant is a sweet combination of quirky, delicious, and friendly. It almost feels as though we’re having a top notch dinner in a tree house when we’re seated at one of the tables on the rear patio. The menu is fairly compact, but everything on it that we’ve ordered has been prepared to perfection. The pear and butter lettuce salad, the roasted chicken breast, the pork chop, and the cheeseburger with fries have become easy go-to’s for us at Fable. The service is always excellent, the staff is friendly, and they remember you as a returning guest. Fable is a special place, so don’t pass it up. Seating options include the tree house/rear patio, which is well-equipped with heat lamps and is covered above in case it’s raining; there are covered tables in front of the restaurant, on Castro, via 4 or so parklet-style tables, and there’s a bona fide indoor dining section as well. Can’t go wrong with this place.
  22. DP

    DylanPhile

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, every aspect of our lunch was wonderful. Courteous, professional, and humorous staff. Food was very tasty. It’s our new neighborhood spot for our monthly lunch.
  23. m

    modbob

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Maybe it was a bad day for Fable, or for us... but just not fun this time. Tiny table for three way too close to the adjacent table, hard to filter our conversation from theirs, slow service, had to ask for a coffee refill... none of which align well with the cost of a meal there.
  24. CM

    CMSP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good seating, great service… what more could you ask for? Wonderful family night out. They catered to the vegans and omnivores and a good wine list. Nice to sit “outside” while pouring rain but, stayed warm and dry. Attentive and personable wait staff. Definitely will go back.
  25. J

    Jayso

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive and friendly service, upbeat atmosphere.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great
  27. SW

    SaraW

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fable has a great outdoor space, good wine list, really helpful servers, and delicious vegan lasagna. It would be nice to have more vegan options, but the one option they do have is excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food choices were great and prepared well. Something for everyone. Very accommodating for indoor vs outdoor seating. Only minor complaint, wait staff are anxious to clear plates - even while there is a fork in hand.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This is the 3rd disappointing lunch in a row. Food was over-fried. Staff were informed and seemed not to care. Service is always rushed and we feel pushed out. No dessert at brunch. My first negative review ever.
  30. HF

    HawaiianFoodExpert

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good! We were served well with good food. Restricted menu options though.
  31. l

    lvinsanfrancisco

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Fable. I have been here many times and every time not only is the food great, the service is impeccable. The outdoor space is light and airy and just perfect.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. Not noisy. Chairs need thicker cushions but that’s it! 👏🏻
  33. NM

    NicholasM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I have been to Fable a number of times for dinner before and it has been excellent without fail. This was sadly my worst experience there. A holiday Friday where they serve the lunch menu and not the brunch menu. They sat us at a shared table; the only one in the entire establishment, without asking if it was ok, despite having a reservation for a week beforehand. There were at least 5 other open tables that would have fit our party. Then, they forgot to bring a drink when, again, it was not a busy afternoon. The food was all right, fortunately, but the brunch menu would have been better and more suitable given the holiday. I’m not sure I’ll ever return outside of dinner hours, and even then, my experience will be tempered by this last one. A big disappointment when I thought I was showing my visiting parents something special.
  34. k

    kcandco

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Charming closed in patio in back with mature plants. Seasonal menu. Reliably great place for wine and tasty meal.
  35. VR

    VincentR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Both are in tune. Won’t miss to come back for my next visit.
  36. T

    Turca

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable is a gem. With its large patio in the back and outdoor seating, you do not feel you are in SF next to lovely mature plants. It reminded me of patios in Thailand. The heaters are warm, you have a nice selection of wine and the food is fabulous. We had the tuna and the pear lettuce salad which was perfectly executed. Our friendly server was very attentive but not intrusive. I had brunch here many ages ago and the dinner also made us very happy. I will be back.
  37. DG

    DebG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great patio, good food, nice atmosphere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. It was incredibly nice outside, we were sat near the fountain. We got drinks and food and all of it was delicious. The mimosas were especially good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    El lugar es pequeño pero lindo. La comida rica y el servicio bueno
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant had a good vegan lasagna as an entree option and the wait staff was super attentive and friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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You can order delivery directly from Fable - SF using the Order Online button. Fable - SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 590-2404.

Fable - SF is rated 4.7 stars by 1786 OpenTable diners.

Fable - SF does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Fable - SF

558 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 18th and 19th

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 590-2404

  • Catering

    Catering is available email info@fablesf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, we showcase seasonal California cuisine. Join us for a memorable private dining experience. We have the capacity to host groups up to 65 guests in an array of seating options.

  • Private party contact

    Marda Garcia: (866) 263-0426

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