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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KC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
60 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
7 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
3 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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice restaurant but unfortunately very slow service.

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I specifically asked for the oysters to be played separately because of an allergy and that was completely ignored. Quality wasn’t up to price points charged. Was recommended by a friend who hasn’t been in years. Wouldn’t recommend

DM
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I used to enjoy this restaurants. However the menu is lacking. The food was sub par. Had to send the Sable Fish back as it was raw. Service was just ok. It is a shame, the location is great, the restaurant has a good feel.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at a very fair price. Fabulous location. Would definitely go back.

R
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. It has been a few years since I was last here, and it did not let us down. Excellent meal, truly great flavors of all of the items we tried.

l
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My only disappointment was a fixed price menu. Luckily there was one item on it that I would order. If it hadn’t been for that, the selections for that night were nothing I wanted

KW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good atmosphere

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

With out a doubt the most disappointing restaurant in San Francisco for the money. Well over 2 hours to be served our main course. My fish entree was 4 bites. Could not wait to get the hell out of that place. The owners should be ashamed of themselves. 6 people at my table asking after 2 hours of waiting for their dinner if we should just go ahead and order waffles and eggs, as breakfast and dawn were approaching. 3 people ordered steaks which came cold to the table. The entree portions were appetizer size anywhere else. Shocking!

Farallon
Responded on January 21, 2020

I don't generally respond to reviews but as the General Manager of this proud establishment I am of course very disturbed to hear about a table of guests who were so thoroughly disappointed with their experience and even more so because I was here throughout service on Saturday and was not made aware that anything was amiss. Perhaps the reviewer would be so kind as to give me a call so that we could discuss the matter further. Thank you, Kevin Boals Farallon 415-956-6969

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GD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well prepared and presented food. Service needs to be improved, specifically timing of wine servings (bringing the wine and serving) was way off: the wine we ordered didn’t arrive till well after the food was served

m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, menu options limited due to 3 or 4 course format. Would have liked a tasting menu option

NC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very dissatisfied. Food was not great and way too expensive.

BM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with my best friends.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a notch above.

AN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again, memorably well-prepared seafood. Pasta was also fresh, with a nicely complex sauce. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive. Still one of San Francisco's best restaurants, IMHO.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Disappointing menu. Limited entree selection. Not a great value. Will not return.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive art deco design throughout, and a surprising large restaurant. The prix fixe $80 menu had nice selections and all of the food items we ordered were excellent. Definitely worth a visit especially for a special occasion.

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