Villon

4.4
628 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Menu highlights Michelin Chef Jason Fox's take on California cuisine, with a focus on seasonal vegetables and local ingredients.
In Proper fashion the cocktail list features our take on classics with a twist.

Villon's Health and Safety Measures:

All guests will take a body temperature check upon entry. Anyone with a fever, showing signs of illness or exhibiting virus symptoms will be asked to leave and advised to see a doctor. Face Masks are required when entering and while on property. 6 feet physical distancing required. Layouts have been arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. All local and state Covid-19 guidelines apply. No-touch payment options available. We are committed to a safe environment.

Experiences

  • PRIDE Boozy Afternoon Tea

    $59.00 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    Featuring a special collection of PRIDE inspired deserts by Pastry Chef, Samara Wales Afternoon tea price includes “Moonage Daydream” vodka cocktail, designed by Bon Vivants $59 per person Available every Saturday + Sunday during the month of June Available 2PM – 5PM in Lobby Lounge $2 donated to Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 628 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLillianJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time such a cute ambiance

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MadelynR
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun afternoon tea

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CicelyC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience with afternoon tea. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. I had a 7 month old with me and still had a great time. Tea selection and food were good.

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Zheng
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at afternoon tea with a friend here, service was knowledgeable, prompt, and great and the food was amazing. Interior decor of the space and the hotel is amazing. One con is that the area this hotel is based in on market street is a bit close to tenderloin, I would recommend taking rideshare rather than walk to the hotel for safety. The entrance of the hotel has sufficient security personnel, but the surrounding blocks are not the safest. I would be happy to come here again as long as I took that precaution

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Ginger
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the restaurant, the food was exceptional. Only problem is that the neighborhood is terrible and parking feels unsafe. I thought I was putting my personal safety on the line trying to get to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We requested certain tables (including table numbers) yet the hostess seated other people who didn’t request the same smack in the middle of the three available tables.

There were three available 81, 82, 83. Due to social distancing mandates for indoor dining, six feet apart are required. It would’ve made sense to seat them at 81 or 83, NOT 82, so that another party who requested that area would also be able to sit there.

Didn’t make sense. Completely avoidable disappointment.

We’ve taken tea here many times. We know that the table request is not guaranteed. You can imagine that if the table was requested by only one party, it could’ve been accommodated. So this makes it doubly disappointing. Enough to spend this precious time to provide feedback.

On a brighter note, Alexander was excellent. Attentive, hospitable, professional. He will bring certainly bring guests back to The Proper.

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LindaFoosball
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, let me just say this-- eye candy. This restaurant is gorgeously appointed. Secondly, the staff was friendly, attentive, charming, and lovely. If I were Goldilocks, I'd say, "Just right." And thirdly, the food was delicious. Memorable. Tasty. Zero concerns, zero complaints. I highly recommend this restaurant. If you are on the fence, hop on over to the Villon. Do it.

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vipMkbe
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was a very fun experience. The tea and desserts were so tasty. We sat in the lobby area which has a fun atmosphere.

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Ebony
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I wouldn't recommend this place. The decor is beautiful but the service and the food didn't match the price. The scones were hard and the sandwich options were lacking; the bread was hard and crusty. The tea was good, though.

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vipSteve
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place, awesome burgers, and great breakfast. The Proper Hotel and Villon are two of my favorite places to eat and stay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Inside seating area was nice, we sat outside. It was loud but they made it a cute environment. Service was okay, had to wave down and find the waiter multiple times, but they were very accommodating with food allergies. Food was good, menu very limited so look at menu before hand.

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Kathy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed Villon. Unfortunately, the area is horrible. Not the fault of Villon. Found it a bit pricey but it is S.F. $21. for a salad is ridiculous.

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IsavaneS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyed lunching here and look forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and peaceful surroundings

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vipBrie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great experience at this place trying their 5-course Valentine's menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came here for Valentine’s Day afternoon tea. The vibe and design of the experience was not quite as advertised. The outdoor area was nice and had individual heaters which was perfect. However, when the server came to our table, even though Afternoon tea was the only thing on the menu, she asked us what we wanted as if we had a emu to choose from. We didn’t order Prosecco, but that was brought to us anyways ($15 extra per person). The food and pastries for tea were brought to our table with no explanation or overview of what we were actually eating. While the food was pretty good, the poor service really affected the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful afternoon tea! The roobis was just perfect and served in a classic silver teapot. I have a dairy allergy, and the chef was able to make accommodations for me. The food was so delicious. The hotel shared great hospitality in helping me get set up with a reservation and communicating my dietary restrictions with the chef. Shout out to Kalai for being so available and detail oriented through this process. Highly recommend!

Villon
Responded on February 19, 2021

Good Evening! Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your time! Thank you,

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Outside but too cold. The sandwiches were prepared ahead so the bread was a bit stale. It was all very mediocre food wise but some of the pastries were good. Let hungry.

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BreD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the Thanksgiving pre-fix menu and it was fantastic overall with smart wine pairings. We opened up the meal the an espresso martini that set the tone for a rich wintery feast. The chestnut celery soup was spectacular, very elevated, as well as the oysters. The turkey and traditional fixings was just that, could have bit a bit more interesting, but very tasty and comforting. Desert was deconstructed pumpkin cheesecake with a punchy citrus sherbet. Fabulous!

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JoeF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did Thanksgiving for the 2nd time here. Great food - glad it was almost the same as last year because it's very good.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved all of it - delightful -great service and amazing food -

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Super trendy. A must go!

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BSha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lunch entrees were very average. The desserts seemed to meet the price point, though. Service seemed pretty slow considering there were only a few parties in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Don’t come here for afternoon tea for sure! The hotel is very chic, but the hostess’ service was really one of the worst we had in SF. Not only that, the food was beyond bad! We didn’t really eat anything from the pastry set!

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vipTrudieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, quiet, lovely place to have lunch or dinner before attending an event. A real hidden gem in San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing truffle butter rolls and ribs that just fall right out of the bone with tons of flavor !

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vipPtownbrit
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this restaurants for a number of reasons. Proximity to Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatre, the atmosphere in the restaurant, the incredible array of delicious and beautiful cocktails and of course the food which is delivered with delicate layers of flavor beautiful presentation and unlike anything else. We look forward to returning.

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Hqlady
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prices for breakfast were reasonable and the food was excellent

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ChristinaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not impressive but expensive. Service was good.

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vipMelissaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. Everything was thoughtful and beautiful and so tasty. Service was fabulous!

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Moontrout
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely space, intimate but not too private. I wish it had a baffled ceiling so we could converse with friends better. The space is perfect for that. Food is delicious.Pricey but good. And I had a really wonderful Mai Tai. Yum.

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AnnL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

I've never felt physically sick from French toast before, or any other food, before now. The feeling lasted the rest of the day. Server forgot my drink. Grabbed our own water from nearby cart. Only bonus was he forgot to charge for our coffee. We didn't correct the mistake.

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TomM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Coming to this place for the second time reminded us why we enjoy coming. The service that Jim provided was kind and knowledgeable which is something we truly value as it gives you an insight to the experience ahead. We couldn't think of a better meal for the evening and appreciate the thoughtfulness and care the Chef obviously has for what you are to enjoy. This place has a great setting, caring individuals and a Chef that produces wonderful and pleasing food, what more could you ask for.

Thank you as the dinner ended a wonderful night for us!

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Foodieboy
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My 4th time at Villon. New chef in Commonwealth Jordan Fox. Bit of a shake up on the menu with some things dearly missed, salt cod croquettes tiny but great. Crab salad the same. Wagyu beef good but at $54 with fingerling potatoes, not the best. No wines ir alcohol and one chocolate cheesecake and the final bill with tip $300. Great service !!!!!

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vipsffoodie1
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This is bit of a parody of modernist cooking - the portion sizes are ridiculous at any price and certainly at the price charged here. If you're looking for modernist cuisine, you'd do better for lunch - much much much better - at Mourad. It's no more expensive; it's better (they have a Michelin star) and the portions are doable. This doesn't totally surprise me - I was a fan of the chef when he was at his last restaurant, but the service there was also arrogant and pretentious. Don't get me wrong - it's better than food in a flyover state but it's not sensational enough for the attitude. Over there, we got the tasting menu and a bottle of expensive wine for my birthday and got rushed out because they said someone else had a reservation - they never told us the timer was set when we sat down.
Some details: the crab starter with, among other things, seaweed was o-kay, but about three tablespoons for about $18. The tempeh sandwich was good, but teeny-tiny amount of tempeh and tons of bread. On the upside, all of the service was terrific, and it's beautiful. If you were in another city, or if you are anorexic, this could be the place for you. But at this price, in this city, there are tons of better places.

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vipTheresaL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Even concessions to California standards didn't hurt this modern take on classic French cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fifth time at this restaurant and I keep coming back and bringing friends to share in the fun. Each time I receive exceptional service and have a wonderful dining and taste experience. Thank you to Jens and Antonio for welcoming us and treating us so beautifully!

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Maunela
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I had dinner there before a show - it's conveniently located to a couple of theaters. We really enjoyed our meal. We were short on time, so the waitress made a point of getting the food to us as quickly as possible. Everything was very good, but brussels sprouts were a favorite. Well, those and the Umbrellas drinks. Really glad we made reservations, too, because it's a popular place.

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cakes
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We went for dinner before a show. Our waitress was excellent at explaining the menu and for keeping us on track to be out on time. The restaurant was very busy and quite loud. The truffle rolls with cultured butter are amazing. The Brussel sprouts were very good, but had a puddle of very sweet sauce on the bottom. Other dishes were a bit bland.

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Villon is rated 4.4 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.