Fish & Farm
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
6:30AM - 11:00PM
Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Everything was perfect
Fish & Farm is traditional elevated comfort American food at its best. Great for groups and families of all ages w/kids and for people with different tastes, as it includes items that range from seafood to meat to vegetarian to pizza. good for families as well as if you just want to sit at the bar and watch the game. I recommend to anyone who doesn't want to be in a place that is super loud or difficult to find a place to sit. I'll be back there in the future.
I left thinking, "When there are so many great restaurants in this area, why did I waste my time and money here?" The food was average and the service was a disaster from the minute we walked in. The reviews below describing numerous complaints about indifferent and downright bad service are worth paying attention to. So are the comments about the weird EDF dance music, which is not only too loud but a complete mismatch to the decor of the restaurant. Won't be back.
I picked this place because it was close to the Gateway Theatre and the food and service were both excellent. I told the server when we ordered that we had to be paying the check by 7:30 to make the show and at 7:25 he appeared with the check and reminder of the time. We were having such a good time we had lost track! I'll definitely be back.
Food was just ok. Dance music was a strange choice for early in the evening and during our meal was cranked up making it difficult to talk. When I ordered a gin/tonic and asked for specific options the server couldn't provide the information and wouldn't offer to find out... thought this was odd. We ordered two appetizers and didn't plan on sharing but they split them anyway. Again sort of odd. It was pricey and not worth it as there are much better options in the city for the price.
The food was just okay and service almost nonexistent.
The grilled squid appetizer was bright and fresh, its texture perfectly chewy, and the smoke of the grill is a perfect foil to the tangy vinaigrette. A must-try dish. The cooked vegetables disappointed, overcooked and oversalted in equal measure.
This place was close our hotel so we decided to give it a try. We walked up to an empty restaurant (which we should have taken as a sign), but saw signs for some fairly priced happy hour drinks and were mostly looking for oysters and dungeness crab, which this place had so we decided to stay.
In our first interaction with the server, my friend inquired as to whether or not the Dungeness crab was local, to which he responded, “God, I hope not”. Confused we both looked at him a little dumbfounded since San Francisco is well known for its proximity to California Coastal areas where Dungeness crab is caught, and also the crass attitude of his response. He followed with, “you don’t want to eat anything out of the San Francisco Bay”. I gave him the benefit of the doubt that maybe there was just a misunderstanding about the interpretation of local and proceeded to order the Dungeness crab cakes and oysters. Turns out, they were also sold out of oysters which we were told that they ordered 500 yesterday and sold through all of them in 2 days. By my math that would be over 80 orders of oysters in 2 days—and this place was completely deserted at 7PM on a weekend. Maybe true, but I have a hard time believing it.
Since those were the two things we were looking for and they were out of one and gave a very indirect answer about the other—we decided to leave. On the way out I mentioned that we were really looking for some oysters (so that we weren’t just abandoning the restaurant with no explanation) to which the waiter shrugged and replied that we should be prepared to spend $3-5 each anywhere else. Okay.
To summarize, there’s a waiter here with an attitude, obviously an issue with keeping food in stock and very little ambiance. This may be a place to sit at the bar and grab a cheap drink, but I wouldn’t recommend it for much of anything else
The food was great. The music playing was loud and obnoxious. The waiter was able to get the bartender to turn it down, but it was unnecessarily repetitive and loud.
Food and service was good. The only negative for me is that there were TV screens at the bar, which can be a bit distracting. The volume was turned off (closed caption on), but sometimes it's hard for guys to ignore and turn away. The Warriors game was on, so I only had 1/2 of hubby's attention. (Our table faced the bar.) Other than that, it was a nice dinner.
It was a very good stay in the restaurant, i would go there again.
The food was absolutely fabulous! I do not love the decor, but the chefs do an amazing job of producing fresh, well executed and really tasty food. I had a fabulous lunch with my daughter for mother's day and could not have been more pleased.
We really enjoyed the oysters (with an interesting sweetish/jamy dipping sauce), and the Scottish salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus! Very good food, low key/comfortable, friendly service and pleasing decor. I'll be going back on a regular basis -- I'm lucky this is a mere three blocks from my office!
Great service during Friday after work! They are amazing :)
We can talk much better than the other restaurants that we need to speak up louder. Atmosphere is nice & server is attentive.
We visited with our two children (4 and 9 years old) on a recent vacation. The grilled vegetables and mac and cheese were 'grown-up' good (one of the best mac and cheese's I've had) but the kids loved them too. Salad was great. Waiter was polite. The one unfortunate experience for us was that the waiter indicated that our food would be out 'shortly' but we were still waiting for it 15-minutes later, which was almost 75 minutes since we entered the restaurant. The cod we ordered that eventually came out was clearly rushed, not fully cooked, and had to be sent back. The restaurant was not busy that night so we think it was a miscommunication with the kitchen. We'd eat there again because the food was overall pretty good. It was "San Francisco prices," meaning that the small piece of cod on a side was about $30.
The food which great as well as the service. The bar could not make the requested beverage as they ran out of Aperal.
Terrible service. We had a 7:30 reservation, waited for at least 3 minutes to get seated. Waited for over 5 minutes for a server to greet our table and take drink orders. We ordered app and a burger for the kiddo when we ordered drinks.
We ordered salads and entrees about 10 minutes later. The app (oysters) came out a minute before the entrees were delivered. The burger for the kiddo arrived after that- over 30 minutes after ordering.
We ordered a chocolate soufflé for dessert. There were no food runners because it was delivered with melted ice cream and when I said “oh great there is some softening ice cream” the server told mad it was whipped cream.
It was lovely
Good food and service. Love the burgers and the fish & chips.
Fun vibe and great food. Surprisingly creative and unique flavors - well crafted menu.
It was a little cold by the doorway - but the dining made up for it
This is a great place for me after work, I love the staff and the food.
Not far from work to hang out with colleagues.
Great Fish & Chips. Nice, quiet lunch.
Outstanding food awesome service and staff
Service was lacking
We waited 30 minutes to get a drink, 50 minutes before our food came, and it wasn’t even crowded. They were clearly having issues with the staff, which was completely undermanned. At least the food was good.
I wanted so bad for this to be a great evening for me and my daughter on Christmas night. And I hate hate hate giving bad reviews. But my daughter ended up being quite sick after dining at this restaurant with stomach cramps through the evening and into the next day. We were supposed to go shopping at Union Square but couldn't be more than a few feet from a restroom. I cannot recommend this restaurant and especially not the fried chicken.
Turned up at our reservation time, and the host was very rude and told us we would have to wait 20 minutes for our table.
When we got our table, the service was very slow and the staff were very impersonal. Disappointed.
Disaster on Christmas Night. They intentionally over booked the restaurant, and they did not have enough servers. We arrived at 1815 for our 1830 reservation. The host was a befuddled dunce of a man. There were many would be diners just standing about. There were two empty tables that stayed empty. I knew it would not end well. We sat at the bar where the bar maid and bar tender treated us with utter indifference. By 1845 we had walked out the door. We had a nice dinner at our Union Square Hotel instead. Just aggravation, stress , and wasted money on an Uber ride. Surely this place will go out of business soon; what a nightmare. This place is not worthy of San Francisco.
Had the salmon, it was good. Oaky dining atmosphere. Good service.
The service was great and the location is good for downtown diners but I would not recommend it for the food, which was average. I had the fish & chips but substituted salad for chips. The outer coating of the fish was nice and crispy but the fish inside was mushy and the salad was way overdressed. My friends had Ahi Tuna and risotto that they felt was okay but not great.
We were the only two people in the restaurant for over one hour period - yet our lunches came out lukewarm. It was freezing clod in that restaurant but they agreed to close the door. Our waiter was nice but that's the only positive point!
Good food, decent, earnest service but pacing of food terrible. Dinner took forever.
We needed a place for dinner before the theater (Jackson & Battery). Fish and Farm seemed to be the closest, and most reasonable. The restaurant is in conjunction with a hotel, and across the street of the Embarcaderos. It has lots of TV's above the bar, so I suppose it can be considered a sports bar. Because we were dining early (6:00 p.m.), there weren't many other patrons. All that being said, the good was great! The crab cakes were full of crab and large. There were three large pieces of fish on the Fish & Chips. The pork chop served to my friend was huge! Service was attentive to our needs without being either hovering or ignoring.
We will definitely dine there again.
It's a shame when one employee ruins the whole experience. We enjoyed the food, but the attitude of the hostess Lily was beyond rude. The restaurant was empty. She was filling peoples water glasses, expediting food, but when I asked her to refill my iced tea she refused. After 15 minutes when I was still dry I asked again. She was standing at the hostess stand doing nothing. There was 6 people in the restaurant. Again more attitude and no service. Finally after another 15 minutes I got up to find my waitress. I asked her for a refill. Then I asked her if Lily conveyed my desire for a refill. She had not. I expressed my displeasure. The waitress apologized. I thanked her and promptly received my refill. For the rest of our dinner Lily stared at us giving us dirty looks. We all agreed it was a horrible experience, but liked the food. We won't be back.
If you are going to represent a "farm to table" product, your servers should be educated on the food and options for changes (even if charged for). Server was average at best. Menu was limited. Fish (salmon) was over cooked.
Great food and service. It was a Sunday night so perhaps the lack of customers from the next door hotel added to the more intimate ombiance. Also maybe why the service was so great. No way to tell but we had a great time.
Mussels appetizers were on the tiny side (small), ahi salad nice, grilled chicken sand was okay.
Mid- day very empty. Priced right.
Great food all sourced locally and changing with the seasons.