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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
1649 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, happy hour, 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 8 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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 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, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Happy Hour (M-F, 3-5:30pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 5:00 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 Charcuterie Board (salami, prosciutto, spicy calabrese, gorgonzola, white cheddar, Parmigiano) - $24 House Wine (red or white) - $8 Draught Beer - $6

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience. The menu is comforting but also inventive in unexpected ways. The food is prepared beautifully. The patio makes for a fantastic environment for dining. The appetizers and desserts are just as expertly executed as the entrees. Highly recommend
  2. SH

    ShannonH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, friendly service. Roast beef sandwich was delicious and portion was perfect rather than too much like so many other restaurants. Patio is absolutely beautiful. Great vibe! Thanks Fable, you got it right, hitting all the marks!
  3. NM

    NilsM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best garden patios in the city. The food was incredible- they even bake their own bread every morning! Perfect ambiance for any occasion
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining on their delightful patio. Plenty of space to feel comfortable during Covid times.
  5. R

    Robert

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place
  6. SF

    SFdiner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    GREAT REDO on the BACK GARDEN- looks beautiful!
  7. SF

    SFOJoe

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and food - perfect for a group of 9 enjoying the Castro
  8. GP

    GeorgeP

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. 1st time for me and my friends. We all said we will definitely come back. Thank you Fable staff for a great Sunday Funday brunch !
  9. B

    Barbara

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for a birthday brunch with 4 other friends. The back patio is so beautiful and such a great vibe. Our whole group commented on how they couldn't believe they'd never been there before because it was so lovely. Our waiter was also great and the food was tasty. What more do you want?
  10. O

    Onogirigirl

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was poor. Host told us we had 75 minutes to dine. No server, no water for 15 minutes before we asked for both. Food was good. Not exceptional. Ambiance is nice in outdoor patio.
  11. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Y first time here and I loved it! Not inlay great food but a lovely patio!
  12. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient service.
  13. BS

    BillinSF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal customer service and delicious food in a stunning garden setting!
  14. KG

    KathleenG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Food was good quality but bland and poorly cooked; both the pork and salmon was dry. The salmon came with more salmon bits that were fried but very cold and tasteless. It also came with a lot of corn but it would have been nice to have corn and a green like spinach. The salmon was boring, I added salt but it didn't help much. The pork was boring. We had to wait for 45 minutes for our food and the tables on both sides of us ordered after us but finished their food before our food arrived. They waiter didn't explain why there was such a delay and almost completely ignored our table. We went to celebrate my friends birthday so it was pretty disappointing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute vibe. Food was amazing! Outside dinner + heat lamps, which made my soul happy! 10/10 recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated quickly, wait staff was attentive and food and drink were delicious. It was a perfect late brunch Saturday.
  17. C

    Craig2

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining very pleasant, great service and warm welcome. Limited menu, great wine list.
  18. C

    Colevan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable is one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco. It's our go-to place for celebratory meals: birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The outdoor seating in the back is lovely, and with Covid-19 raging, it's also a relatively safe place to eat. The food is great and there's always something vegan on the menu. We've been eating at Fable for about 8 years now. We love it.
  19. DS

    DinerSF

    San Francisco

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening with great service, delicious food, in a peaceful garden setting. One of the best places in the Upper Market/Castro area without a doubt.
  20. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Just okay, def the ambience is what you want to go there. Food was just ok
  21. DB

    DianaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable is a jewel. Excellent food, attentive staff. Joyful, comfortable and a lovely patio.
  22. d

    dcfoodie

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Second time dining here, first time for brunch. I had high expectations given the reviews but brunch wasn't comparable to dinner. Everything we ordered was mediocre. Service was also disappointing. Our server wasn't attentive, never asked us how our food was until I had to flag him down. Seemed to check on other tables a lot more than us. I'll return for dinner since food is and service seem much better.
  23. EF

    EatFreshFeelGood

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Beautiful outdoor patio. Great salad & sandwiches. Something for everyone
  24. A

    Augustine

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and amazing food. The back patio was so beautiful. Definitely coming again!
  25. a

    aweigend

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  26. KL

    KarenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely outdoor patio. Excellent brunch entrees. Good service. Mimosa pitcher was good but light on sparkling wine. Brought out of town guests and they really liked it.
  27. AJ

    AimeeJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They won't seat unless entire party is there, 5 min grace period and they give away your reservation and then we were told we only had 75 min. Staff was nice, but we were VERY rushed. Barely sat down and they were asking for our order. Space is beautiful and food was great
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was our server, and they were lovely. Great service, great brunch.
  29. HB

    HannahB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Back patio atmosphere is lovely. Food is decent but nothing to write home about. They over-communicate the time limit for each reservation which makes things feel a bit rushed/uncomfortable, but we ultimately had enough time.
  30. EG

    EllenG

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I was a bit disappointed in that I made the reservation with a notation that it was my granddaughter’s birthday and nothing was done. Bad form when the bill was over $200 for 3 adults and one 4-year old that ate from shared plates with the adults.
  31. n

    nyctosf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I made a reservation at 2:45pm for my friend to be greeted by an employee saying the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. We were confused, because the reservation was accepted and confirmed, but the interaction was unwelcoming. We did not want to be rushed during their hours of operation, and decided to eat elsewhere. Please update your reservation availability if it is going to be a problem for your employees.
  32. NK

    NormanK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and delicious food. Highly recommended.
  33. M

    Msue

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and nice patio.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio.. very serene atmosphere together with great food and service
  35. SF

    SFLocalFoodLover

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely back patio, very nice and service and good food. Fun spot for dinner or lunch.
  36. RS

    RyanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really laid back, yet elegant place. Patio was very calm despite it being a windy day. Ample heaters outside if needed if it were to get colder. Service and food were great. HIGHLY recommend the vegan lasagna and burger!
  37. MG

    MauiGirl

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous find! Super cute back patio plus outdoor seating in front sidewalk. The pork sandwich with mortadella pate is to die for! The little gem salad was great too, although the advertised beets were missing. Friends loved the nicoise, but theirs was missing the green beans. Would have been nice if they told us some items were not available. But everything was delicious nonetheless. Great service, powerful heat lamps. We even had to ask them to turn off as it was getting too warm. Then it got chillier so had to ask they turn them back on. Both times they happily obliged. Highly recommend and can't wait to return
  38. KM

    KatM

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and the food was delicious. Our server (Dillon) was so lovely and VERY accommodating and pat with us as we had a few random requests, and he didn't bat an eye and made it all happen. Thank you!
  39. F

    Flavia32

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent, fresh food; wide range of choices; friendly service.
  40. MB

    MelissaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the garden! A great place to have brunch!!

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

FAQs

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 1649 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 8 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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 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, Happy Hour, 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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