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Saison

4.8
757 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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Sourcing each item from the surrounding land, Saison highlights the abundant resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. Each morning a new menu is crafted based on the finest offerings from our network of small farms, ranches, and fisheries.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only Tuesday through Saturday: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Please note that reservations at 7:30pm are located at the bar, NOT in the dining room

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Phone number
(415) 828-7990
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef / Owner: Joshua Skenes
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for Private Dining/Party Information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Evanfryer90 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Absolutely incredible dining and all around experience. Not to be forgotten any time soon .

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vipHyyily0525 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

When I visited Saison 3 years ago, everything was exceptional and always wanted to visit again. I am so happy that I am finally back again to San Francisco to revisit this restaurant. The service is outstanding and everyone knows what they are doing and their food and beverage knowledge is really in-depth. Special thanks to Mason , Dakota and Giacomo for their great hospitality! The environment is casual and there is music at the background but the music is at the perfect volume. The way chefs prep their food is so simple and they really focus on the technique of traditional cooking and the ingredients of the food. You can really taste the original flavor of the food without overdoing it or using crazy garnishes. I also did the wine pairing and each glass pairs very well with the food. Overall, this is my favorite restaurant in the Bay area and will definitely revisit again in the future!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

ilove this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

I received my birthday congratulation from Saison. Really great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Superb...
Apart from the Buckwheat tea. Yuck.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Best restaurant ever.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Poor service

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Saison is everything we thought it would be and more. Chef table ambience with every minute detail handled with grace and ease. A fine dining experience without the any pretense. DIner comfort and exquisite experience are the mantra of all restaurant staff .
Worthwhile in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

I am afraid that the high expectations set both by reputation and pricing are unmet by Saison. We were seated at a table in the bar area that was cramped and seemed like a second class table to the main seating area. We almost asked to move. The wine list is impressive, but so voluminous as to be pretentious, which, by the way, is a major problem for Saison. The amount of pretense is more than any restaurant we have been, including other lesser-Michelin-starred restaurants. The food was excellent, though, the poultry course served to my wife was severely under-cooked, even by game bird standards. Credit to the staff for addressing that issue by deducting the cost of the wine pairings. Frankly, that was probably too much given the issue. Overall, the food was very good and very creative, but the pricing is not justified. I would not go back and I would not recommend Saison, even for a special occasion. We have been to several one-starred and multiple two-star restaurants that are more deserving if this is the standard for three stars.

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Tony (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Best restaurant in California. Great and interesting food

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KellyC (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

The most expensive meal you'll ever have.. savor every note. Love the staff and chefs.

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ChesterT (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

A rather expensive dinner at $1800 for 3 persons with one bottle of wine, food was good but not great. Service was not 3 Michelin level for all dishes. Overall overpriced, under delivered.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

This is a restaurant for special occasions, high-end, Michelin 3 stars. So you already know you need to pay a lot for the food, service and atmosphere. Total cost around $600 person without wine pairing. Is good to try if you never been. Now restaurant have antelope to serve during the meal, if you like that kind of meat then this is the place, also they serve Santa Barbara uni is creamy, big piece not sweet as Hokkaido one, but they find the balance to serve for their uni toast or uni on avocado. I like their persimmon dessert, dry age for 2 weeks to let the sugar concentrate then on top just put a bit whisky for touch up. And learned the way to eat soft persimmon without dirty hands.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous! Particularly wonderful vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and wine were excellent & the hospitality was over the top!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Really a don't miss! Very inventive dishes. Loved every Bite!

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KrisC (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

I was very much disappointed with Saison. I was looking forward to a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and for the amount of money spent and the fact that this is a 3 star restaurant I was baffled by the ambiance and service. No dress code, so individuals came in wearing jeans while rock hits were jamming on the speakers. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of these things but not for what I thought would be an intimate dinner to celebrate or what I expected as a two thousand dollar meal. To top it off, they did not remember my boyfriend's birthday. All in all, there are WAY better options in the city for a more reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

You will not be disappointed. From the 1st course to the last, it was so enjoyable. Get ready for a great dining experience! Great people, great food, great wines, and a place to have a great dinner.
All the best!

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DeanJames (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

A number of courses requires you eat with your fingers - messy, can splatter onto yourself or your dinner date; not what I expect for a 3 star Michelin restaurant. Music was way too loud! Decor was mediocre. Food was Ok, nothing worth mentioning, not a good value at $400 a person - I'd price it at $195.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was amazing. Loved the laid back atmosphere. Would def recommend to anyone.

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