Farallon

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The dream of Farallon was realized by Chef/Owner Mark Franz and Restaurateur Pat Kuleto over 20 years ago. Currently, the team headed by Executive Chef Jason Ryczek focuses on executing a classic San Francisco dining experience with modern sophistication through 3 and 4 course tasting menus.

Our jellyfish lounge offers a comfortable bar with tavern-esque dishes. The raw bar is full of wonderful raw/chilled options. Looking for a more casual dining experience? Ask for our Méduse menu.

At the whim of the ocean, we favor the seasonal bounty of our shores and keep true to our high expectation of seasonality, sustainability, artisan production and humanely raised animals.

Come see one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the city with an artists mosaic ceiling dating back a century. Farallon is truly a unique experience in San Francisco fine dining.

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HK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner at Farallon just before Covid-19 was starting to cause entertainment venues to close. The restaurant was lovely, and we had a great dinner. It was half-empty downstairs, but the staff was very attentive and responsive. At the same time, if you looked closely, you could tell that precautions had been taken to keep people safe. Guests were seated several feet apart, no handshakes, very clean, etc. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and amazing as usual! Top notch service and the best food you will find in SF

GS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect.. the wait staff was always easy to call on and never obtrusive(I hate when food servers always interrupt conversation or you’re always looking for them to get something) and the best of the whole night was dessert(creme brûlée) I have never experienced a complete dessert such as the dish was, the sugar topping was light and crunchy with a honey pear syrup to make this one of the finest desserts that I’ve had in years!! Will definitely go again and try the duck dish. Seating was a little funky tho.

TS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farallon just never disappoints. We booked dinner here because it was close to the Curran theater. In between the Harry Potter Part 1 and Part 2 we had a cocktail at the bar before our reservation - fun vibe there with happy hour value menu of drinks and snacks. Then dinner was fabulous: I had a sumptuous meal of filet of beef, with crab, asparagus and mushrooms (truly the perfect meal), started with crab bisque (which was ok/lacked flavor) and finished with the incredible citrus pavlova (amazing). Don't even remember what my husband had because I was so infatuated with my entree and dessert.

I'm a huge Pavlova fan ... maker and consumer. Farallon's little cloud of goodness was among the best I've eaten. The citrus sauce made this dessert even more memorable. Honestly, I can't stop thinking about it. :-)

SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Farallon. The food and service was consistently top notch. We had different servers each time.
The service is impeccable. Our waiter, Michael, was attentive but not overly so. He was friendly and professional. The food was great!. I had the sole and my friend had beef. The sole was fresh and flaky. His beef was cooked to his preference.
We will be back again.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! Victoria made our night special and fun.

IG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting from Vancouver, BC and booked this restaurant by complete luck. Went for a business dinner and L wasn’t disappointed. Food and service was great. Highly recommend it.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The “new” fixed price menu leaves me wanting for the old format. Service is very attentive and presentation is top notch, just does not feel as special as it did in the past. Still great, just not as special

JK
London
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite

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LI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, very interesting place (decor), average food.

PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overcharged is a dessert which was included in the pre-fix menu. Otherwise not bad.

AE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We ordered a three course menu, and our dessert got delivered first! They took it away of course and corrected from there. Lovely atmosphere and presentation, but overpriced.

B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, sat near the open kitchen, a bit loud but entertaining.

CB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food and ambiance was wonderful. I was a little let down by my entree--but I think this was a personal preference thing (I didn't like the cut of the fish and the choice that the chef made in its preparation). I'll be back!

HF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I was truly disappointed this time. I felt rushed and had to several times ask for attention, the service was far less than acceptable for a this type of restaurant. The food heavily sauced and pretty average. The Ambience is fabulous yet an uncomfortable experience. Sorry to say, I won’t be dining here again

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional! Absolutely no complaints.

The food was luxurious and fresh, some of the best food I’ve had in SF.

KC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I was taken aback at the new prix fixe menu but, after having had the most delicious dinner in memory, I have only admiration for the chef and a lasting memory of a wonderful experience.

RH
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Friendly staff. Very nice frozen vodka.

LB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meals I've had this year by far. Truly extraordinary venue with a spectacular menu and wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion which is what we were doing. My only caution is to study the bill which had two errors which I caught. I will definitely go back

NP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place. I love that they noticed in my OpenTable profile that my birthday was in a couple days & wrote Happy Birthday on my dessert & it had a candle.

LQ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service; beautiful presentation/plating; every dish was a fanciful palette of ingredients that delighted the senses.

SV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding decor matched the fantastic service and food quality. An exceptional restaurant with inventive gourmet offerings - especially seafood.

B
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience and can't wait to come back. The food was incredible, even the non-seafood items: the duck, the pasta, the desserts, everything was amazing. But of course, the seafood is crazy good, and we love coming here for oysters. The bar is my favorite in the City because the bartender: Jaime (and the rest of the bartending staff), is just incredible. Every drink is perfect, and the service just couldn't be any better. This place is great for a night on the town or even a special occasion. We had dinner on Valentine's day, and most places can't deal with the rush, but Farallon never fails. We highly recommend this place!

MJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too expensive for quality food. The server by mistake charge to our table one 3 course menu 80$ . I had to go back to get reimburse. The service was ok but not extra for the place.
Very desapointed

RN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what can I say, both of us enjoyed every minute of it the ambience, exquisite food and attentive service. And for sure we will be back for another occasion thats for sure.

D
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. We had an early seating. Food came out quickly but unhurried. Prix fix menu was a reasonable deal, portions were a good size. We sat upstairs towards the front where the have cool red plush seating which was fun for the occasion.

SF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Still the same great food BUT, they now only have a prix menu. I'm sure that moving to a prix menu saves costs but it's not the same. (-:

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, delicious foods

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G
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four enjoyed an excellent dinner here. We each went with the three course option and all meals were fantastic. Our server was informative and attentive making for a great experience. Definitely recommend and will go back next time in San Francisco.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Quirky restaurant with a nice atmosphere. We were presented with the evening set menu which alas was unimaginative and expensive for what was presented. The food was ok but no way as good as Morton’s Steakhouse next door, which was superb the night before.

b
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are season ticket holders and love to dine at The Farallon prior to our theater outings. Food and service are always superb and timely - important for theater goers!

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Farallón has changed their menu to a limited 3 or 4 course choice for a set price. It used to have much more variety of fish to choose from and the current menu is a little disappointing. The food is quite good, although the portions are a bit small. While the front desk staff and others were very warm and friendly, out waiter was not. He was efficient, although abrupt and never smiled once or displayed any human relations skills. This was in stark contrast to other staff. We used to love to go to Farallón for special occasions, but now, not so much.

P
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very well done

v
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my friend's birthday and were not disappointed. The service was magnificent, great food, and the ambiance was wonderful. I highly recommend it!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, entre, plat, dessert e espresso.
Pearson and Luke encroyable!

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c
Central Coast
44 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious three-course dinner. Value received!

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Waiter was a bit cold, but not rude. Overall a very good dining experience.

g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still wonderful food but sad to see that the A La Carte menu has gone from dinner. Wine list fabulous and best sommelier in town. Fixed price menu offers great value and wonderful happy hour too.

JK
New England
50 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall the food and experience was great, thanks to Laura, the Sommelier, she is amazing. Our waitress? Not so much.

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. We went for a special occasion and felt pampered by our server.

Not an everyday restaurant due to the cost, but definitely a once or twice annual or special occasion place for friends and family.

We were so pleased with the noise level being low in the restaurant. With its plush seats and comfy layout, it helped keep the noise level to about 50% of what most restaurants are today. No yelling across the table to be heard.

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