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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
2032 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

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 590-2404
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • 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: (661) 755-2267
  • 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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What 2,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Great for outdoor dining

2,032 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    After traveling around the US for over a week and dining out for 3-4 meals each day, our experience at this establishment was the only truly disappointing one we encountered. We decided to book a table for Sunday brunch based on numerous positive online reviews, but turns out, it's living off that hype more than anything. Upon arrival at 13:00, our order was swiftly taken at 13:05. However, the food arrived a mere 3 minutes later, which raised concerns about its quality and preparation. The chicken itself was disappointingly thin, with the majority of the dish being comprised of thick batter (quite bitter - most likely from double frying when reheating as there is no other way to explain how this would be ready in 3 min from ordering if prepared fresh). While the pancakes were passable, they didn't quite meet our expectations of amazing. Unfortunately, about half of the menu items advertised on the OpenTable platform, which they use for bookings, were no longer available and were instead replaced with high-profit margin items. (Even their own website got more exciting menu comparing to what you get once you there). Forget about indulging in salmon or crab eggs Benedict here. Additionally, the cocktails were decent but priced 30-40% higher than those at neighboring cafes and restaurants. What truly soured our experience, turning what could have been an average 3-star brunch into a 0-star affair, was the attitude of the staff and management. To recount the timeline of our Sunday brunch: order taken at 13:05, food on the table by 13:08, and shockingly, the bill was presented at 13:28 without us even having the chance to order coffee or another cocktail. In just 25 minutes since our arrival, we were handed an $80 bill. Even the manager seemed disinterested, abruptly turning away halfway through explaining why we had such a terrible experience. Had we opted for a fast-food diner, we might have had a more satisfying experience.

    2 people found this helpful

  2. NickW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Súper cute ambience overall! Staff was friendly and food was really good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We met for our ladies brunch! The ambience, service and experience was lovely. We had a great time! Will come back again!

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  4. ElizabethC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fable is a sweet, relaxing haven with delicious and interesting food! The back patio is lovely and green! The staff is gracious, too, with very friendly and helpful service!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience during lunch, libations were excellent, food was great, and the service was awesome!

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  6. PeterW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fable is one of my favorite go to spots. The outdoor dining is comfortable (and heated if necessary) and the staff is friendly and professional. The food is consistently tasty.

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  7. dmeister

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always have a good time at Fable. Keep up the great work

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  8. nutsack

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fable is a great place, the food is excellent and the staff are friendly and efficient!

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  9. anonymous

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowing "no cash" would be good to know up front, perhaps when making reservations, at front desk upon entering or an updating sticker on menu. Whereas the policy is understandable due to recent cash thefts, not all guests carry credit cards. All else is great and I will definitely go back. Cheers

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  10. Peter

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful patio, with heat lamp in a chilly day. Enjoyed our server, the food and the ambiance.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    149 reviews

    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed Fable again! Such a great setting and great service, plus the main dishes were well prepared and tasty!!

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  12. Steven

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambiance, excellent food and really great service.

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  13. AudreyH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love a brunch at Fable. Wish we could have a bit more time versus 1hr 15 mins. 1 hr 30 would have been lovely.

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  14. ShelleyT

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tom our waiter was spectacular! He knew the menu and the wine list very well! He even offered me try before I choose a by the glass wine. The garden setting in the back was beautiful… Only suggestion is they play music on the patio as it was really quiet as it wasn’t too busy

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  15. barbaram

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    a lovely place to have brunch in the comfortable and verdant patio. The food is reliably good, the service pleasant and communicates well (there was a coffee problem while we were there and they didn't charge us for the coffee as a result though we would not have complained), and the location is conventient. A great place in the neighborhood!

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  16. ERICR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Courteous staff. Nice atmosphere and good value.

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  17. Darlene

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, just wish they had a liquor license to sell cocktails!

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  18. idontcook

    San Francisco

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time at Fable for lunch during the week (have been many times for dinner and weekend brunch) and I was very pleased. The menu offers an appealing variety of choices (primarily salads and sandwiches). Nothing fancy, but certainly more interesting than most of us will make at home. Good quality, too. Service was friendly and struck the ideal balance between being attentive yet not overly intrusive. I was there for a business lunch. The patio wasn't very crowded, and noise level was low. Fable is absolutely a place I will consider again for lunch during the week.

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  19. Michelle

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot! Loved the ambiance and the food was delicious

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  20. SeanM

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beautiful ambience on the back patio garden space (heated and covered so we remained warm and dry despite some rainy weather). The winter citrus salad was so refreshing and delicious, both the pork and chicken dishes also exceptional.

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  21. BRENTT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Lori was awesome. The food was stellar. I would choose a different table next time. We were put in the crossroads area....not the best. All in all it was great!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great birthday dinner here. The food was very good and the staff were wonderful. Thank you!

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  23. Oaktowndiner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite little place in the Castro. The food is consistently good and service is warm and friendly - not just wait staff, but every single person, from the host to the folks working in the kitchen. The garden patio in back is lush and charming. Walking by in front, you'd never know it's back there - it's a real hidden gem! Glad we stumbled on this place. We keep coming back.

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  24. JeffreyB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic (heated) garden patio dining n the Castro. Pork Chop and Brussel Sprout side are a guaranteed winner every time.

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  25. Cheryl

    San Francisco

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service was excellent I love this place

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for brunch in the Castro. Has outdoor seating inside a tent.

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  27. PatrickB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was friendly and the food was good. The halibut was very tasty. The pear crisp and bread pudding were a wonderful way to cap the evening.

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  28. LeroyD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Way too cold in the patio. But the food was tasty and delicious.

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  29. KevinC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, beautiful garden seating. Had the skirt steak eggs benedict and was blown away. So good, can't wait to go back.

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  30. JonathanL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new 2024 brunch menu is excellent! Will continue to visit this Castro gem in the New Year!

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  31. practical

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute garden terrace well enclosed and with space heaters so it was like eating in the garden jungle a little bit. Chicken risotto was fantastic, ate every grain. Service top notch, and pleasant staff overall.

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  32. luku

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a neighborhood gem and a great place for brunch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my husband went here for our 3rd anniversary and we absolutely loved our experience. My husband has the NY strip and I had the chicken. Both dishes were very well prepared, delicious, and we had pretty generous portions. Service was top notch; our server Tom was attentive and very kind. We sat in the back garden which provided a beautiful backdrop to our special day. We’ll definitely be back!

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  34. MichaelF

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The patio is a quiet, relaxing place and especially at lunch when the weather is nice. Food is consistently good while the service, while always friendly, is less so.

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  35. Alex

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best server! And the food was delicious as always

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  36. ChristyH

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was prompt, communicative, warm and friendly. Good was tasty— we had the NY steak and halibut and both were very good.

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  37. ArtistMagnet

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a wonderful evening. I hope you're able to get a spirits liquor license soon!

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  38. SMCorbett

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Garden's lovely, burger was great, fish tacos were delicious, salad were fresh and well composed. Server was professional, friendly and efficient. All around - extremely pleasant and not a wallet buster!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was with a friend that I hadn’t seen in several years and we were both VERY happy with our decision to go to Fable. The service and food were incredible from the moment we walked in.

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  40. ToddP

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood gem. High quality food, really nice atmosphere.

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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 2032 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

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fable - SF

558 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 18th and 19th
  • Neighborhood
    The Castro
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • 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: (661) 755-2267
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