Fable - SF

4.6
706 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
A fun and casual neighborhood restaurant serving organic seasonal Californian cuisine.
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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

While they have an interesting menu, the flavors of the salad with my chicken were just so-so. The chicken was tasty. I also had the mussels appetizer which were quite good. My friends all said the food was just okay, nothing to write home about.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an event and needed to be served quickly. The food came out delicious, fresh, and beautifully prepared. We had plenty of time to enjoy our meal before our event. We will definitely reserve again.

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c
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the entire experience at Fable. Food was really delicious. Service was very good. The patio was such a great haven from the noise outside -- we could actually have a conversation (and didn't overhear others). We would return and recommend!

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AI
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the patio and food is very good!, great service and ambience... Fried chicken sandwich is delicious abd the banana breadvis a must!

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1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The food and drinks are awesome. Staff is super nice. Got a great table outside, but after a while it was too hot and we were in full sun, where our cold drinks started to get hot. I got a little sunburn! Otherwise awesome. Third time here and I’ll keep coming back.

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a busy night during pride weekend and I made a reservation and 3hours prior and was seated within 5 minutes and the service was a bit busy and they were able to pull it off and the food was very good a bit pricey but it’s San Francisco!!!!!!!

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

Nice weekend brunch!

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MT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food! Sat us outside which is what we wanted and were very accommodating

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, close to Frameline

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great experience 👍🏽

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was an absolute joy and the food was sooooooo good. Perfect menu every season.

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Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Cool space with beautiful back patio. Definitely eat outside in the garden area. Spicy bloody mary was great, chicken sandwiches and fries were great, but my dish was not. I got a bacon and cheddar quiche that was not particularly savory or flavorful, did not seem fresh, and wasn't even that warm. It tasted like it had been made a couple of days ago, heated up that morning, and then left to sit for an hour before being served. Our waiter was generally good, but he didn't notice or didn't care that I had barely eaten any of my food and didn't ask if I wanted anything else.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and our waitress was kind and attentive.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our experience at Fable was mediocre at best. I called the restaurant in advance to tell them that it was a friend's birthday, then notified our waiter. Nothing was done to recognize her birthday, not even a simple "Happy Birthday". We had to remind the wait staff of simple things, like a drink order or extra utensils. The food took a long time to arrive and wasn't anything special. They did have a vegan option, but it wasn't very good. The only high point of our dinner was sitting on the outside patio, which is beautiful. I'm sure there are other options with better patios, better food, and much better staff.

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San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fable stands out in the Castro, a neighborhood infamous for mediocre restaurants. The food is inventive and very good. The ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms are a standout - prepare for a fight if you try to share. My partner had salmon with horseradish sauce, perfectly prepared and spicy. I went out on a limb and ordered beetloaf, served with vegan mashed potatoes. It was awesome. I’m a carnivore and this was so good I’d happily order it again. The wine list is nice, with reasonable offerings by the glass. They’ll also recommend pairings, and I’m sure they’d be good given the attention they pay to their food. Get patio seating if you can for a cozier, quieter table. Overall, Fable is a great addition to a neighborhood that really needs good places to get a meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional.

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TO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was Mother's Day brunch and busy so I don't blame the staff for being slightly slower. It was not unbearable and the food and ambiance on the back patio were both fantastic.

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

Had our second visit to Fable and sat outside in their garden. It was beautiful and very calming. Highly recommend it, but know where the sun is setting. Food was great, service wonderful, and wine selection tasted.

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San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food. A great neighborhood brunch location that let’s you sit outside. All of us had a great meal and time.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance - service is warm and attentive!

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Fable and it was wonderful. We ate inside not realizing they have a fantastic patio garden in the back. Very beautiful at night. Dinner was super tasty and great welcoming staff. Gotta try the Mac N Cheese.

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HT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a friendly, attentive staff. This was the first time I've tried Fable. I'll be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast spot. Outdoor heated patio and great service.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fable has hit its stride and the food has been consistently good every time we have eaten there. Consistency is a very important factor in determining where and how often we dine out.

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SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super yummy and great atmosphere! The hostess was so so nice and our server was also excellent. We shared a pancake entree for the table and all of our individual meals were excellent. Highly recommend the eggs Benedict and the pancake!

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience as usual at Fable, we loved the food and the service is excellent! Ramsey is very professional and patient.

Thank you Fable for the great dinner.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio. Limited menu. Yummy food and good wine list. Close to crazy Castro

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SD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had a ladies brunch here on a Saturday. Was definitely underwhelmed by the food. Had the quinoa bowl and not only were the poached eggs a bit overdone (was really hoping for a beautiful yolk) but it was completely bland lacking seasoning whatsoever. Could have been a bad order but would hope everything is good on a small menu! I did supplement with a blueberry muffin which was delicious. Great ambiance. Service was fine. Also alcoholic drinks menu looked really yummy but didn't partake so can't provide first hand information. I probably won't return but it was nice to try somewhere new.

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The patio is beautiful. We had the chicken and vegan lasagna both were incredible- especially the vegan lasagna.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was honestly whatever. I ordered the double-cheeseburger and the bread was soggy from the meat juice. The staff was very friendly but I would not comeback.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and location , but no fresh juice and no expresso in such beautiful place . Pity

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been to Fable many times. Food is good, seating on outside patio very nice ( but can be loud, especially seated to a boisterous group of 8 which was our experience last Saturday night) menu, doesn’t change much, but is consistent. It might be a good idea for the chef to add more Vegetarian entrees in addition to the Vegan mushroom lasagne which I order every time we dine at Fable, (it’s getting a bit predictable) and appears I’m a bit limited to.

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K
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A new restaurant in the Castro neighborhood which sorely needs more restaurants. It occupies the space of an old restaurant and has included most of its fine points with a good menu. We went for brunch on a sunny spring day and ate outside. It was wonderful. I will return.

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AU
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The service was excellent, most likely due to the fact that we were the only people there. The atmosphere is so cute and my favorite part about the spot but the food was lacking. It just wasn’t very tasty to be frank. The menu also didn’t offer enough options. I hope this place can make some changes because it was very cute and the staff seem totally engaged, would hate to see it go due to something as simple as that.

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QH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good however has a vegan I ordered vegetarian appetizer and vegetables sides. I mentioned to the waiter that I am a vegan. I did not notice nor did the waiter inform me that the vegetables had bacon on one and cheese on the other. I would have expected the waiter to mention that I might want to amend my order. Very disappointing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but our server was very rude. The wrong dish came out and I told the food runner that it was wrong, he apologized and switched the order. Our server then came to our table to tell me that I was the one who made the mistake when ordering and didn't apologize for HER mistake.

I also ordered bacon on the side and never got it, but it was left on the bill. We let the food runner know and he immediately took it off. We ended up tipping the food runner in cash because he was more helpful and friendly than our horrible waitress.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice place for brunch

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was a little slow on bringing half and half with my coffee. Had to wait 5 mins for it

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London
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Lovely place and beautiful patio. The food was excellent and I would definitely go back!

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SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was wonderful.We sat in the garden on a warm night. The waiter had a bit of an attitude an hovered but then cleared food without asking if we were finished eating it. He wasn’t friendly. The food came quickly however. Two of us had the fish and were very disappointed as it had little taste. The burgers were very good , however.

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