Opened in June 1997 by famed restaurateur/designer Pat Kuleto and Chef Mark Franz, Farallon is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square in the historic Elks Building. Recognizing the demand for large parties, Pat and Mark have also created three private dining rooms on the fourth floor.View Private Dining Details
Our servers were very nice!
Worse food ever. Had such high hopes because of history and how cool restaurant decor was. Pork dish was all fat and so hammered beyond recognition from heat lamps. Cod had no flavor. Plenty of other places to go in San Francisco
One of the best meals we've ever had in San Francisco, but EXPENSIVE.
A very special place decorated with a seafood theme and a menu to match. Impeccable service and an interesting menu, particularly the raw bar and small plates. Delicious stuffed squash blossoms and scallop crudo. The main course was competently done, although the Tuna not quite rare enough. Unique desserts. A good place to take your time and enjoy. Becuase it has three modestly sized rooms it feels intimate. Some tables in the back room are next to the open kitchen (and yet not too noisy.) Very good wine list including a much better set of wine-by-the-glass offerings.
We were only in town on business for a few days. We wanted to try some of the top rated restaurants in SF. Farallon was an excellent choice...a perfect dining experience indeed‼️
The setting is glorious; the service impecable, the food beyond delicious. True, it is a bit in the expensive side- but I think definitively worthy. I plan to go back, again and again.
Delicious food with nice ambiance and great service. Be prepared to spend money though.
The atmosphere was great, but the food choices were slim and the duck was just okay, but I am not a big duck fan. It was okay, maybe a little too pricey for the portions. But that is to be expected in downtown San Fran:) However, If I was just going to go for drinks, it would be a very nice night
The experience at the restaurant was nice. We went for a birthday and they did a good job at making her feel special.
Excellent but overpriced
We make a habit of celebrating our anniversary at Farallon. Always a special treat.
Fresh sea food
Always go to Farallon when in San Francisco. Food is exceptional and creative. The staff is very informative about the wine and each dish. And the restaurant is absolutely beautiful , so unique. A must when in SF.
Great service, great presentation of food items, good food, nice atmosphere.
I find the service, food and selection consistent and exceptional.
As usual, fine food, good service at a fair price. A favorite site.
Dated ambiance, food just ok. There are restaurants with better value for food and better ambiance I would rather dine at. I will say our server was excellent.
Farallon did not disappoint ~ greeted warmly by host and our waiter was 5-Star in all areas. We were on a time constraint due to Theatre tickets and they were very obliging to this. We all ordered different entrees and all were delightful to share along with Zuckerberg appetizer of shaved asparagus and smoked salmon.
Loved the generosity of bread throughout our meal.
Ambiance was nurturing and darkly romantic and noise level was moderate.
Will definitely bring hubby next time for an exquisite meal.
Organisation assez folklorique. On reçoit les amuse bouches après le premier plat.
Certains membres du personnel sont très peu stylés pour un tel restaurant, par exemple le pain est déposé sur la table en passant le bras sous mon nez au lieu de passer par l’arrière du dos ....
La recommande d’un deuxième verre de vin n’est pas le même que le premier et passe ainsi de 15 à 18$
Mon plat de porc en trois morceaux différents est très réduit en viande mais énormément de haricots (beans)
Après un premier essai qui présentait de bonnes choses mais déjà un plat sans finesse nous avons voulu donner une seconde chance ... ce sera la dernière ... nous n’irons plus dans ce gastronomique qui ne l’est pas ...
The food is always exceptional at Farallon. Every dish is unique and tasty. We love it. And the service is always exceptional.
Seafood wasn’t that fresh tasting and the offerings were too complicated.
Great as always
Nous avons reçu une table trop proche de la table voisine très très bruyante ce qui a été très désagréable
Creative menu with great tasting combinations of fish, spices, sauces & vegetables. Highly recommended.
It was a wonderful evening after seeing “The Color Purple”
The jelly fish, sea urchin and kelp lighting is outstanding.
Sitting on the comfortable half round couch under the beautiful oil painting was so plush.
blossoms. I only had them once before in Winslow Arizona. They were divine. Check out their recipe. Turquoise Room in La Posada Inn.
The white wine was superb. The mixed salad was delicious. Breads were wonderful. Service was very well done. The caviar up at the bar area before being seated was a first and quite good. I am happy your restaurant is still going strong. It was a very special evening provided to me and my friend from a very good friend as a Christmas present. The last time I was at your restaurant was in the 90’s. Hats off to your restaurant !! Cheers, Meris
Four of us all agreed on a great meal experience with four different entree choices. Very knowledgeable sommelier. Excellent high end restaurant!
Super souper. Et personnel flexible car on a ajouté une personne à la toute dernière minute
Very good as always!!!!!
We had Lingcod and Amberjack. No taste completely unseasoned. The oysters and dessert we’re excellent and so was the service
Beautiful ambience. Service good, not outstanding. Food was frankly dissappointing, cocktails mediocre. Incredibly overpriced.
Had a fantastic night celebrating with our little family for my fiance's birthday. The chilled seafood platter was amazing. Our server was very sweet. Would definitely be back to try the rest Of the menu!
Mother’s Day and birthday
I wouldn't recommend it and I definitely won't be back. I guess it is to be an "It" spot for fabulous oysters, caviar and a cutting edge menu. I will say I LOVED the jellyfish lights but for our occasion we were placed at a table in a corner on the top floor far away from anything beautiful to look at ambiance wise. My boyfriend and I saw it on a TV special so I booked us a table for his birthday because he thought it looked so good. Everything about it was a bummer for us both...it was super expensive and everything was just "OK." Our drinks were all watered down. It took SO long for everything to come. They sent us free deserts which was nice because we didn't even complain, but by that time, I honestly just wanted to get out of there and the free desert didn't amend the poor experience, food and service. We wanted to love it! But totally didn't.
Came in early and had to leave for an7 PM show. We sat at the bar table and had great service from our waitperson. Cocktail, oysters, wonderful bread and butter, salads and my husband had a delicious amberjack.
Dessert was tea and two yummy chocolates. Out early, perfect!
Outstanding amber jack preparation - a new fish to me. Wife not big on fish really liked pork. Friendly servers
It was our anniversary dinner and There was a anniversary card at the table waiting for us. At the end of our meal the server brought a plate with 2 mini chocolate desserts and written in chocolate was ‘Happy Anniversary ‘ - literally very sweet!
As Open table asked how Fallon was, I find it my duty to respond.
Having been many times before, it's sad to say that it's slid tragically downhill and there is little evidence of it losing speed.
The appetizers we fine, the service pretty good and the decor, the same as it's always been, which is a cross between a cruise ship and Arial's grotto from Disneyland.
The entrees were very over priced for what they served and there were only six or seven options, the best of which was the fatty and greasy overpriced duck.
Not a fan, especially work so many good places in the City.
Hey! It was great -- hit the spot. Old school and aquatic. Loved! Can't wait to go back next time I'm in SF.
Note: no cell service in the back and they shut the restaurant's landline off at 9:30pm. So if you're leaving the kids with a sitter, expect to be out of touch....
Wonderful 20 years ago and still wonderful today! My wife and I come in here whenever we are in town! Just love the unique combinations of ingredients they use!