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Farallon - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
5795 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Californian, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 956-6969

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Ryczek

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Powell and Post

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

    Buses: 1, 2, 3, 38, Cable Car, Powell St. Bart Station

  • Additional

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

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Menu

Fruits De Mer

extravagant platters of iced shellfish

  • Grand Platter$70.00

    • Royal Platter$130.00

      Featured Item

      • 1/4 Ounce of American Paddlefish Caviar$22.00

        served on buckwheat blinis, drawn butter & chives

        On Ice

        • Imperial Osetra Caviar

          traditional accompaniments

          • 1 Oz.$280.00
        • American Paddlefish Caviar

          traditional accompaniments

          • 1/2 Oz.$42.00
          • 1 Oz.$80.00
        • Chilled 1/2 Maine Lobster$24.00

          avocado mousse, lemon aioli, salsa cruda

          On the Half Shell

          • Malpeque (Pei)$3.75

            • Marin Gems (California)$3.75

              • Pt. Reyes Miyagi (California)$3.75

                • Littleneck Clams (Massachusetts)$3.75

                  • Beausoleil (New Brunswick)$4.75

                    • Kumamoto (California)$4.75

                      • Rappahannock (Virginia)$4.75

                        • Shigoku (Washington)$4.75

                          Cold Appetizers

                          • Ahi Tuna & Scallop Carpaccio$19.00

                            watermelon radish, braised kumquats, white balsamic aioli

                            • House Smoked Delta Sturgeon$17.00

                              foie gras mousseline, crème fraiche, huckleberry coulis

                              • Little Gems Lettuces$16.00

                                crisp rock shrimp, caramelized asian pears, meyer lemon confit

                                • Salad of Baby Red Romaine$14.00

                                  shaved heirloom carrots, sierra beauty apples, blue cheese vinaigrette

                                  • Baby Heirloom Beets$15.00

                                    sausalito springs watercress, hard cooked duck egg, black garlic vinaigrette

                                    Warm Appetizers

                                    • Crisp Veal Sweetbreads$17.00

                                      roasted oyster mushrooms, toasted cashews, pearl onions

                                      • Dungeness Crab Risotto$19.00

                                        roasted yams, black truffle oil, champagne fondue

                                        • Hand Cut Semolina Angel Hair Pasta$15.00

                                          roasted butternut squash, fuyu persimmon, crisp sage

                                          • Mediterranean Shellfish Bisque$13.00

                                            cognac chantilly, chives, extra virgin olive oil

                                            Entrees

                                            • Seared Rare Hawaiian Ono$32.00

                                              melted leeks, french lentils, persimmon relish

                                              • Pan Roasted Alaskan True Cod$33.00

                                                red onion soubise, duck fat yukon gold & pancetta hash, balsamic reduction

                                                • Oven Roasted Maryland Striped Bass$35.00

                                                  portuguese kale soup, linguisa, red new potatoes

                                                  • Grilled Hawaiian Tombo Tuna$33.00

                                                    roasted banana fingerling potatoes, artichoke mousse, penn cove mussels, uni emulsion

                                                    • Grilled Sterling Farms Filet of Beef$48.00

                                                      butter braised king trumpets, parmesan-potato puree, pancetta wrapped dates, red wine jus

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                                                      What 5,795 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.5
                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                      • 4.0Value

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                                                      1. HK

                                                        HelenK

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 15, 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!

                                                      2. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      3. GS

                                                        GreggS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 8, 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.

                                                      4. TS

                                                        TrulyScrumptious

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 8, 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. :-)

                                                      5. SS

                                                        SusanS

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 7, 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.

                                                      6. MC

                                                        MaConKaye

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

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

                                                      7. IG

                                                        IGGHJ

                                                        Vancouver

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 5, 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.

                                                      8. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 1, 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

                                                      9. JK

                                                        JasonK

                                                        London

                                                        35 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        35 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        My favorite

                                                      10. LI

                                                        LifeIsGood

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                                      11. PS

                                                        PeterS

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                        overall4food3service4ambience3

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

                                                      12. AE

                                                        AlyssaE

                                                        Calgary

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 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.

                                                      13. B

                                                        Bemo

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                      14. CB

                                                        CharlesB

                                                        Sacramento

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 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!

                                                      15. H

                                                        Helena

                                                        Orange County

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 22, 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

                                                      16. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 22, 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.

                                                      17. KC

                                                        KarenC

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 20, 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.

                                                      18. RH

                                                        RicardoH

                                                        Chicago

                                                        71 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        71 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      19. LB

                                                        LawyerBob

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 16, 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

                                                      20. NP

                                                        NikkiP

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 16, 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.

                                                      21. LQ

                                                        LesQ

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      22. SV

                                                        SVHS76Grad

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      23. B

                                                        Blackburn

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        54 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        54 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 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!

                                                      24. MJ

                                                        MarieJT

                                                        Orlando

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 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

                                                      25. RN

                                                        RolandoN

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 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.

                                                      26. D

                                                        lafayetteDiner

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        64 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        64 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 15, 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.

                                                      27. SF

                                                        SFRestaurateur

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 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. (-:

                                                      28. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Central Coast

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Nice restaurant, delicious foods

                                                      29. G

                                                        Garrett

                                                        St. Louis

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 7, 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.

                                                      30. AG

                                                        AndyGB

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 6, 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.

                                                      31. b

                                                        brytas

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 6, 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!

                                                      32. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 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.

                                                      33. P

                                                        Patty

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything was very well done

                                                      34. v

                                                        vlfoley9988

                                                        Cincinnati

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 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!

                                                      35. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Central Coast

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      36. c

                                                        carmelvillager

                                                        Central Coast

                                                        45 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        45 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Delicious three-course dinner. Value received!

                                                      37. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Indiana

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                      38. g

                                                        gr8food

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 29, 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.

                                                      39. JK

                                                        JKCornell

                                                        New England

                                                        53 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        53 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

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

                                                      40. JK

                                                        JonK

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 26, 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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                                                      Farallon - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 5795 OpenTable diners

                                                      Permanently Closed

                                                      This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                      • Cross street

                                                        Powell and Post

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Downtown / Union Square

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Seafood, Californian, Contemporary French / American

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Fine Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Business Casual

                                                      • Parking details

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

                                                      • Public transit

                                                        Buses: 1, 2, 3, 38, Cable Car, Powell St. Bart Station

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Jason Ryczek

                                                      • Additional

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

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