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About Farallon

At Farallon, Chef Mark Franz serves coastal cuisine with French influence. The menu changes daily depending on what's fresh. Expect exciting combinations and show-stopping execution.

450 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm;Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
Happy Hour daily in the Jellyfish Lounge and Oyster Bar 4:30pm-6:00pm

Cross Street:
Powell and Mason

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 956-6969

Website:
http://www.farallonrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Garages nearby.
Valet Tuesday-Saturday
5:30-9:30

Public Transit:
Cable Car, 38 Geary Bus, 1 California Bus

Executive Chef:
Jason Ryczek

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Availability: Daily 5:30PM-9:30PM

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Private Dining

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.

Farallon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (75)
Romantic (71)
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Fit for Foodies (64)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Business Meals (44)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Worth the Drive (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Cozy (22)
Authentic (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Seasonal (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
People Watching (5)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

The service and the food were outstanding. The “Happy Hour” - which lasts for two hours - is one of the best food and drink bargains in the city - 6 oysters for $7! The maitre de has put together a great list of reasonably priced wines.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

They used to have a very good tasting menu, it wasn't available this time. ww

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Read a lot of mixed reviews but decided to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt. We were told to wait at the bar when we arrived. I ordered two alcoholic drinks and a water and soda. Was told she had seven drinks ahead of me and I would have to wait. When we were shown our table, I mentioned we had placed an order for drinks as a courtesy. When the waiter arrived and asked, I told them I had placed an order for drinks as a courtesy. Half an hour from when I ordered the drinks, they arrived. After our bottle of wine for the evening. The waiter however was spot on and his service was excellent. But it felt like he could only juggle so many balls in the air at one time. I grew up in San Francisco and know it well. The food had a few hits (charred abalone, octopus) but overall lacked any impressive nature to the dishes. We were not shy to experiment ordering half the appetizers on the menu, half the entree's, and half the desserts. but the gnocchi with the abalone was just mush. The dungenous crab far from fresh. The pork belly, kimchi, and dungenous crab combo confused me. Love the idea (why I ordered it) but for me the experience was a piece of fat, pickled vegetable slices, and crab that had no firmness left. Except for our waiter, the whole experience felt like everyone was going through the motions. At a price point of pushing 200 per person, the walkaway should be one of "Bravo".

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service divine. Can't wait to come back. Everyone raved about the service and the freshness and presentation of the food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly impressed. We had the chef surprise us and did a 5 course tasting. Way exceeding our expectations. Highly recommend for seafood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

food is not good matching with the price. I would not recommend it.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Came here for our anniversary and not only was the food amazing but the service was on point. We don't make a habit of spending that much on a meal but we both agreed it was worth every cent

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Slipping...having dined here many times, we find that service is no longer as professional as it used to be

The amouse bouche were forgotten, the appetizers were wrong, and so was the bill

Disappointed

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Limited menu choices! I would like to see more fish and steak options!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and service. We really enjoyed it while we were visitingSan Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Sorry, but we thought the restaurant was overrated.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Experience was great. Was an after wedding meal. They put my wife and I at a great table in a secluded area for us to continue to celebrate our wedding night

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great service! Eva was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were searching for a unique location for our a business meal with our top client. We wanted a place that was a local gem, had delicious and unique food, and could accommodate a vegan guest in our party. Farallon far surpassed all of our wishes; the food was AMAZING (seafood is what we focused on), and the vegan appetizer and main course was absolutely perfect and appreciated. They could seat up to 8 in the main area (which has very unique jelly fish chandeliers and such a custom decor), but our party had 12 so we had the beautiful and private wine room to ourselves. The service was very personalized and upbeat. We will go again when in the area next!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We went for a birthday dinner and the service was impeccable! The host even slipped in a birthday card! It was very touching!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here and it couldn't have been better.
Great table, excellent service from the entire crew, and food was lovely. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Bonus, we could hear one another easily. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our meal at Farallon was good. We ordered the jumbo shrimp to start (approx. $28). Five came out on the plate. They were okay. We felt that for the price they should have been better. Our meals were quiet good (I had the salmon and my husband had the scallops). No complaint here. Our server was friendly and helpful. We also found the other waitstaff attentive.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, drink, and service. Went for the wine pairing dinner for two. When the wife did not like a course they cooked something else with no hesitation. A wonderful two hour experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I dined here in November, and enjoyed our food very much. The decor is delightful and the wait staff knows its stuff. Good wine list, internet menu was kept current (to the day), so what we looked at on line was the same as what was on the menu. This is unusual! Octopus was wonderful, shrimp chowder, too. Ling cod and salad were both tasty. We didn't try the oysters, but they looked great. Next time. Acoustics are suitable for conversation, which I appreciate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Probably the worst seafood appetizer presentation I've ever had with substandard quality. Oysters were dime size, 2 mussels had a bad taste, 2 shrimp, 2 claws haphazardly arranged. Value was $20 charged $70. Very disappointing. Waitress didn't seem like she had tasted ANY of the main entrees as her descriptions were lacking any sense of direction. Won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The hanging jelly fish are just one area where Farallon earns style points. The waiter came back with an odd policy around substituting side dishes with their meat entrees; per the chef's comments, "sides are portioned out already for each main dish." Having dined in top-tier restaurants in New York City and Boston, if I'm paying top dollar for a steak dish I expect malleability to substitute minor side dishes. Other than that good experience.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A great first night in SF

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Awesome service and even better food. Everything we ordered was top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fun atmosphere!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We dined at Farallon to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We had a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it. The service was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a quite dinner. My wife had the scallops and I had the lingcod. Both were perfectly presented and delicious. The chocolate mousse was our dessert option and it was remarkable. Again, a very pleasant dinner and highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Would go back to this fresh fish venue, deliciously and creatively prepared. Top quality and great for drinks and an appetizer as well as a full meal! Is very close to Union Square.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

When I called to make my reservation I requested a "romantic table" over the phone for my 6th year Anniversary. Once we got there, we were seated at a tiny claustrophobic table with my elbow hitting the wall... I was furious and told the mannager, he moved us to a much bigger table in the center of the restaurant as I had originally imagined. Food was good except for the "Ravioli & lobster" dish. The tiny piece of lobster was delicious, but the ravioli was unbearable & drenched in salt. Of course they took that plate off our bill. Overall it was a great experience and a wonderful way to spend our anniversary dinner. My recommendation to Farallon is be a little more meticulous with your customers request & have a better communication between your staff members. I understand mistakes happen, but that Salty Ravioli dish was very embarrassing for such a high end restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Farallon. Our server Nancy was knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. The food (as always) was incredible. We started with the oysters, and the octopus (LOVED this!). Our main courses were the scallops and the choucroute royale. We finished our evening with a decadent chocolate mousse. Can't wait to return for our next adventurous meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

La carta está un poco limitada y creo que no se ha renovado.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was the first time I had a meal that mimicked the savory passion experience I previous read about. Had the trout entre OMG! Capped off with phenomenal service from Robert and Juan - could not ask for a better experience! The icing on the evening for me was they impecable service and a memorable meal as a woman dining solo! Kudos to Wine Spectator magazine whose review made me aware and 10+ stars to the chef and staff for being able to exceed the expectation the review created in my mind! I am 59 and well traveled. This dining experience was memorable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of the top restaurants in San Francisco and the food is why!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very disappointed by our experience. We had filled out the form to let them know this was a Birthday and opted to have the free dessert option. No mention of the Birthday was made and no free dessert. The waiter recommended the short ribs and parts of it were tough as beef jerky. The scallops were delicious. The prices were high given we didn’t get free dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

It's been a while since we've dined at Farallon but the entire experience was as wonderful as we remembered. Fabulous food and calm, seasoned, sophisticated service. Just over the top. I'd recommend to anyone in a heartbeat, whether special occasion or not.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pricey tasting menu options but It was great food and amazing service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delightful restaurant, beautiful unusual decor, excellent food and presentation, attention to detail and superb staff made the dining experience memorable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The setting is quite unique and beautiful. The service was excellent. The menu quite varied. All the dishes we ate were well prepared and quite tasty. This was a Thursday night. We had reservations for 6 PM. By 7 PM the place was full. Despite that the dinner was leisurely and we were told the table was ours for the night. We will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Top quality professional servers, superb dining fare and presentation, distinct design/atmosphere all make for an enjoyable evening and memorable event. The prices are rich, but align with other high-end San Francisco restaurants. I cannot say enough about the friendly, timely and otherwise capable staff that accommodated a seating request, altered a menu item (to fit vegetarian need) and were perfectly attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Must say food is wonderful.... expensive but worth trying
Our waiter Jerry (I hope I got this correct ) we loved! Steered us in a good direction
Had the seafood platter appetizer..:
Steak tartare and gnocchi appetizers,
Didn’t feel rushed at all went on a Monday evening
One member of the staff who will remain nameless was Little Young and new. but everyone else very professional and I would say this is a definite go to place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Such a treat! The octopus appetizer was unique and delicious & the cocktails were delightful. We asked for wine pairing and they did a lovely job. Even dessert was gorgeous and fun. The service was so crisp that I almost felt rushed but I was impressed with how professional it was. I’ll be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had 3 courses which were very good, but they failed to bring us our oysters which we ordered first. Also the service was very slow, the waiter never asked if we needed more to drink after i finished my cocktail. Restaurant ambiance was beautiful, maybe better to go for drinks and the raw bar.

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