Villon

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432 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Villon is a sophisticated all-day restaurant and lounge at San Francisco Proper Hotel. We serve creative contemporary American cuisine, rich with unexpected twists and inspiration drawn from San Francisco’s bountiful culinary culture, seasonal ingredients, and global influences. Our “7x7” anthology of 49 original and classic cocktails by BVHospitality pays playful homage to the city’s seven-by-seven-mile area, while a thoughtfully curated wine and beer list spotlights regional California and international selections. Situated in the restored historic lobby of a nearly 100-year-old building, Villon spans three distinct spaces by world-renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server, Patty!!!!

CT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took a professional colleague of mine to Villon and we had a good time. The food and wine offerings are quite limited, but the quality of both were good. The service was very good. The ambiance was a mixed bag: the decor is interesting, but the air conditioning was blasting and it was rather cold.

EE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Villon was great for a lunch meeting in that area. Food was delicious, service was stellar, sandwiches seem a bit expensive, but I had reviewed the menu beforehand, and luckily portion sizes were solid. Main issue? I should have asked, but Valet Parking for a 2 hour lunch was $45. Hard to still feel positive after a solid meal, with that exit...even for SF.

KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location for a brunch before a show at Orpheum.

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional, and the service was great as well. This was my second visit, and I definitely will go back.

SD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was extraordinary! We were running late for the theater and our wonderful server got us beautifully fed and to the theater in time. A gem on Market St! We will return!

WE
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, delicious food, beautiful setting!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice hotel and good atmosphere.

S
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a dinner prior to theater at the Golden Gate or the Orpheum. Remember to come through the front door of the hotel, which is on the other side of the restaurant, not quite as intuitive as you'd think. But so much fun!

B
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The menu is quite a lot better at lunch. I did not enjoy my dinner. I did not complain but they noticed I didn’t eat it and kindly comped it but I’d rather have had an enjoyable meal. The people are very nice and the ambiance is great.

j
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely and the service was impeccable!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Overall not bad but really over-priced. The 'nachos' which set you back $16 are just 4 medium sized corn chips, they're good but $4 per corn chip is a little much. Pull your head in guys.

J
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go back!

TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic! Very attentive. She made our evening! Great atmosphere. Very chic. Food was delicious.

OT
Munich
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Start in the day with delicious breakfast

OT
Munich
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food for breakfast. Very friendly service. Thank you for the great Start in the day

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious. One of the best dinners I've ever had honestly. And I've eaten at a lot of great restaurants. This place is off the charts!

TR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was very poorly described on the menu for both the dishes I chose. I explained what was wrong when asked and they comped us the food - but not what we had hoped for. Manager came to apologise but too late!

T
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went above and beyond for us and made my birthday celebration a huge success!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal, cool lobby, accommodating servers. And we had no trouble at all getting to the Orpheum for a 7pm show with a 5:30pm reservation.

EB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch before Hamilton matinee . Good service, good
food. Would come again.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great duck and cocktail, over cooked ‘catch of the day’.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best halibut I've had in a long time. Ambiance was wonderful and staff was very attentive.

P
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well done, we had small plates, they were excellent.

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim was a skilled server.

R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Villon - you can do better on the burger. Dry beyond edible, doesn't come with anything beyond the bun, patty, some orange sauce and a slice of cheese. We didn't even get the pickle. Bun was good at least!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good we chose to dine here before seeing Hamilton. Very good. Just right quality & quantity.

DJ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool vibe! Everything is homemade and delicious!

LR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food presentation was wonderful and delicious. Glad we made reservations.

PF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The menu is fairly short, maybe 6 items to choose from for starters and main courses. The server was very helpful, asking about food allergies right at the beginning. For starters my companion had a kale salad and I had some raw fish paired with (I think) shiso leaves and little crunchy spicy bits, and a sort of eggy fishy foam, which all worked very well together. For main course I had the pork chop, well cooked with a very rich sauce/gravy, that came with a spicy salad mixture that really offset the richness of the pork; my companion had duck, which he also liked. The desserts are quite large, probably meant to share, but I couldn't eat most of them because of a nut allergy, so I had the blackberry chocolate dessert, which was blackberry ice cream, blackberries, chocolate sauce, a whole brownie, and a chocolate crispy cookie thing, which was altogether too much, I would have loved it without the brownie. I wish they had had just an ice cream or sorbet dessert to finish the meal more lightly. Final note: they know how to brew proper tea, in a big heavy metal pot, using loose tea.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Villon is a decent option before a show, but I wouldn't make a destination of it. The food was solidly good, but not at the price point. I found the entree portion a bit small. We ordered the Hawaiian bread with the yummy jam, but again, way over priced for one roll. The service wasn't warm and I had to ask for water refills several times. The decor is lovely. The noise level was high, but not impossible for conversation. All in all, I'd eat there if I needed a last minute reservation. Otherwise, there are better options in the area.

DM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat before the Theater! Cute, good food, quick service.

GG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fine experience. I liked my dish more than my husband liked his. Great atmosphere and service. i will definitely go back.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely come back! Food and service were great!

DL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Please try the Hawaiian bread, brussel sprouts side, and pasta. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

HB
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the location and, though the menu is small, the items are varied and of excellent quality.

DC
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was wonderful from start to finish. We enjoyed some bread and the nachos then had main courses that were excellent and ended with four exceptional meals.

ML
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food portions are lacking, but the beautiful backdrop of the bar makes this place a lovely place for a girl's brunch.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The last time I was a Villon, the menu and food were magnificent. They had a chocolate pasta that I was craving all the way down in LA. The chef has changed and the menu is completely different. Thr brussel sprouts and Hawaiian bread were great. The rest of our meal was so so. The drinks are good and the waiters are wonderful.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met two long time friends here whom I haven’t seen in years. We sat and had a leisurely 3 hour lunch. I was wary of Villon because it’s gotten some spotty reviews lately but our experience was perfect. The waiter was very patient with us. I didn’t feel forgotten ever. They did not push us either to order and leave. The food was very tasty. My only small gripe was that portions were a tad small (the tostada was really tiny! We had to order an extra chef salad to share to make up for the size of the tostada) and it is pricey. But it’s a beautiful space and was all worth it to catch up with dear friends.

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