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Villon, San Francisco, CA

Villon

4.4
4.4
822 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Bistro, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome groups of no more than six to enjoy our winter garden at Villon. Customized menus are available upon request. Please reach out to kayla.dacosta@properhotel.com if you would like to discuss a small group event.

  • Private party contact

    Villon Special Events: (844) 582-2991

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Market St. & 7th St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on McAllister St. at 7th St.

  • Public transit

    Villon is conveniently located one block from the UN Plaza / Civic Center BART station. Muni's F (Market & Wharves) historic streetcar also stops at Market & 7th.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving at Villon

    $35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Join us for a 'Proper' Thanksgiving dinner at Villon, located in the San Francisco Proper Hotel. Executive Chef Jason Fox has curated a four-course prix fixe menu, showcasing the seasonality of California ingredients ($135 per person, $55 for children under 12). Festive beverage sections will be available, choose from our vintage bourbons or reserve wine pairing ($60). We offer indoor and heated outdoor seating. Reservations are available through OpenTable - our private dining room is available for groups up to 10. For more information about the intimate space please email info@villonsf.com We look forward to welcoming you to Villon, it is our pleasure to host you and yours on this holiday.
  • Outside Lands Brunch Buffet w/ Bottomless Mimosas

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 6 - Aug 7, 2022
    Join us on Saturday & Sunday morning for a pre-festival Wellness Brunch in the dining room at Villon. The Buffet will be served from 8am - 2pm and admission will be priced at $59 per person for the buffet, plus an additional $25 per person for bottomless mimosas. Or upgrade to Veuve Cliquot Champagne in your mimosas for $40 per person. The non-refundable $10 deposit made upon booking will be applied to the $59 buffet price. Our menu will include vegetarian options, and we do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. For more information please email info@villonsf.com thank you and we look forward to welcoming you!
  • Afternoon Tea

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    AFTERNOON TEA Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm CHOICE OF TEA OR COFFEE ANY STYLE $55 per person Includes: Tea Sandwich Selection Handmade Sweets Warm Scones with Lemon Curd and Homemade Preserves

What 822 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IC

    IlseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. The noise level is low and the room decor pleasant and inviting. All together good but def not inexpensive.
  2. a

    annah

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Salad was Drenched in dressing with old fried chicken
  3. S

    Sand

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Service was really slow. One guy took our order after we sat there for 15 minutes but I'm not sure we ever spoke to him again. Someone else check on our food after it was delivered. Had to flag a hostess to take payment, never got togo boxes because no one ever came back to the table.
  4. AV

    AValentineP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Might be the best food I have ever had in the city. Everything was gourmet and beautifully crafted with perfect flavors.
  5. K

    Kenny

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is fantastic. The food is great and my team had a great time here for lunch.
  6. NJ

    NancyJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and arrived 45 minutes early, they were happy to accomodate us. The presentation, food service was great.
  7. NN

    NadineN

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limited but interesting and delicious menu. Enjoyed our meal very much. So close to the Orpheum Theater. We'll definitely go here again.
  8. SM

    SMRd2

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The lunch service was very attentive and the food tasty.
  9. DC

    DuncanC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Fun ideas, but not the best execution. I don't dine at fancy, cutting-edge restaurants too often as they are a treat to go to. This place certainly offers a unique menu, but the execution of the plates and drinks fell fairly flat. 3 stars because you could easily skip this place, but you could also certainly find enjoyment here. I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't recommend against it. We got a few cocktails--the Santa Barbara, the Naked & Famous, and the Old Cuban. Each one of these drinks were strong on the alcohol, not well balanced, and not what I would expect from a swanky place that seemed like it would have more nuance in both food and drink. I honestly felt the drinks were put together by an amateur bartender (like myself at home). We only got appetizers--complimentary amuse bouche, the scallop and shrimp roll, and roasted carrots. The amuse bouche was a little cracker/sandwich of chicken liver, foam, bread crumbs, dried fruit, and one more item I'm forgetting. It that was good/decent, complex and nuanced, as expected and delightful if you're looking for pate as your first bite. The seafood roll was decent--I may be wrong, but I believe the scallop plays the roll of the roll/binder with ground shrimp and a paste in the center. The carrots were good, but not as fantastic as I've seen other reviewers claim. For starters, it's a cold dish. For some reason, I was expecting a bit of hot & cold play with the carrots being roasted and served at least warm, but no, they were near the temperature of the ice cream. The dish IS special--it made me think of a sort of deconstructed carrot in that the roasted, cold carrot itself was earthy (with the hay flavor), the date ice cream was the sweetness (but not cloyingly sweet), and the frisee mix were the leaves. Overall, I won't be back there, but that's not to say the place is bad, it's just not my style.

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for your review Duncan - I have sent you a message privately. We look forward to hearing from you!

  10. u

    uovouomo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food. Michelin quality.

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant, small cafe- restaurant. Breakfast was good. Fresh food with an Asian style. Good coffee. Attentive servers.

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for writing a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed breakfast and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  12. SR

    SashaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Wish there were vegan/dairy free food options

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thanks for your review! I have responded privately about our menu options - we cannot wait to welcome you back and I look forward to hearing from you!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many interesting gluten free options!
  14. L

    Lisa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second pre-play visit and both were great. This time we sat in the lobby area and enjoyed the design and architecture of the lobby space which is lovely and interesting. Hats off to your design team!
  15. e

    elizad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time having afternoon tea here with friends.
  16. 2

    2fortygirl

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great experience! Hadn’t been back since pre-Covid and with the new Chef at its helm, the menu is so much more fun. Service was great and food was good. Like everything else, with prices the way they are, slightly disappointed with how much it costs to have dinner these out days. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great experience just wished things aren’t as expensive as they are.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything I ate here! We shared the halibut crudo, Parker house rolls, grilled asparagus, and the lamb shoulder main. The drink selection is great and the cocktails were well executed. Our server James was fantastic. Friendly but not overbearing, really good knowledge of the menu, made good recommendations, and knew wine pairings well. He was obviously dedicated to making sure we enjoyed the evening, and we really did! I’ll definitely be back.
  18. KG

    KatherineG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, unique and the wait staff were informative and warm. I highly recommend this place! Everything is good!
  19. t

    tashcoug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, the food, the cocktails, the service, everything! We had a great birthday dinner for my mom at Villon, serviced by the incredible Joel and Kevin, who answered all of our silly questions, gave great recommendations, and helped me surprise my mom with a baked alaska (which you MUST get) for her birthday. We got champagne, a Naked and Famous cocktail, a Number Blue, the chicken, the artichokes, and the fish, all of which were incredible. If you have time before a show, get the tasting menu! Also, everything was so dang cute! Check out the bathrooms downstairs for great patterns and furniture. We wished we could have stayed at the hotel!
  20. K

    K9tank

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre theater spot. Efficient yet not rushed. Great food.

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything. and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  21. BR

    BRB999

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our waiter was amazing. Even remembered our drinks even though we hadn't been there for a while. The prices would put the French Laundry to shame....

    VillonResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you for your review! I have sent you a message privately. We look forward to hearing from you!

  22. AS

    AmyS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and holy cow it was AMAZING. They were, very kindly, even able to accommodate one of our party's food allergies.
  23. b

    bohand

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely top notch service and high quality of cuisine. Always such a pleasure to dine here on all levels. I will say I do miss the egg sandwich though......and the hash brown.
  24. c

    californiafoodies

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great pre-theatre place for dinner. Menu is a little limited. Overall strong place to dine.
  25. m

    mmmmmm

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    good yes - great not really - service was nice but a amateurish - the space is gorgeous - will stop by again and give it another try
  26. H

    Hulagirl

    San Francisco

    200 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I was disappointed that the menu was the same as when I dined at Villon 2 months ago...but the food was still excellent (new menu is supposed to come out soon). The service wasn't at good as last time because there seemed to be quite a few new staff members. An item on the other diner's tab was wrong which she pointed out to the waitperson and the waitperson didn't apologize but got a bit of a snarky look on her face. It took quite a while to fix it.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for your review and for dining with us! I have responded privately to you. I look forward to hearing from you!

  27. SO

    StephenO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This is a pretty restaurant in a great hotel, but the food is overly fussy and the service is poor. It is also very expensive.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for your review. I have responded to you in a message. I look forward to hearing from you!

  28. h

    hotdoggiem

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hard to find how to get into the restaurant. Not their fault; the hotel has to regulate the comings and goings of people, because of the mixed-use neighborhood it’s in. Once you find it, the hotel lobby is beautiful, along with the restaurant, which is adjacent to the lobby. Nice, lively atmosphere, food was very nice. We had the Chef’s Menu, which had several delicious courses, especially the duck course. Instead of the $55 wine pairing I had a cocktail and then a glass of the Presqu’ile Pinot Noir, which was wonderful. Great location for the Orpheum and the Strand Theater, but the Chef’s Menu took a full two hours and we had to rush to our performance.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for your review and for dining with us! I have sent you a message privately. We are happy to hear your enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my dad here for father’s day brunch and it was beyond immaculate.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for dining with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed everything and happy to hear you had a nice Father's Day! We look forward to welcoming you back!

  30. SW

    ShawnW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was either under or over cooked. Some of the items presented should have been on a childrens menu. It was way to expensive for the food we got. The waiter was amazing! I felt like I was going to get mugged waiting for a taxi outside.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Shawn, thank you for your review! I have sent you a message privately. I look forward to hearing from you.

  31. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Clean, good location near theater. Happy that they could accomodate for early breakfast/brunch!

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for your review and for dining with us. Happy to hear you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  32. PV

    PrinV

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Villon seems to be a work in progress. The staff was helpful, but there was a lot of overlap, particularly when it came to the wine service. Sometimes only one of our wine glasses was filled, leaving the other almost empty, and though the sommelier told us the corkage fee, another staff person came along to tell us that as well. The food was good, but had some flavor combinations that didn’t quite come together. The abalone appetizer and Duck breast entree stood out, however, and are worth another visit on that basis alone. The ambience was cozy and inviting, even with high ceilings. It reminded me of a French brasserie, and was just off the lobby, so the bar could draw people in I hope it improves - being in the mid-Market area is a challenge, but worth it if they can bring up that stretch street.
  33. RX

    RacerX

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I don't really understand what happened at Villon. The space is very cute, the chef is well known and we enjoyed his food at his previous post, but the experience here was such a let down that after a couple appetizers and one drink each, we paid our bill and left. Service was beyond atrocious, which is all the more crazy and insulting given the space is deceiving tiny, like a cafe size (but with tall ceilings). We spent nearly 15 minutes waiting for anyone to help us, when there were only 3 tables in the restaurant. The other tables there seemed to be getting a completely different treatment from their servers, and visits from the chef, but I guess because we hadn't ordered the tasting menu, we were relegated to something else. The two dishes we managed to order before being forgotten about, one was strange but decent, and the other, a basically frozen carrot dish, was bizarre. Long story short, we won't ever come back, nor would I recommend it for anything. What a disappointment.
  34. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Beautifully presented AND delicious!!

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything, especially our culinary team's work :) We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  35. BL

    BarbaraL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i am anxious to return. everyone was so friendly and welcoming. the food and presentation was amazing. thank you very much for a wonderful tine.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your entire experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  36. LW

    LaneW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The food was good. The menu too limited. Waiter was a bit unattentive. Overall a good experiende

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you for your review! I have sent you a note privately, I look forward to hearing from you!

  37. D

    Darren

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Inexperienced, inattentive staff and tasteless pretty good

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Darren, thank you for your review. I have sent you a message privately and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

  38. JH

    JeanH

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of four who all loved the food at Villon. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu. Every course that arrived was thoughtfully presented and curated for its tastes, textures and smells, from the amuse bouche to its entree. We were pleasantly surprised with the second course of abalone and king trumpet mushrooms--so delicate with its clear tapioca pearls and slim slices of abalone and mushrooms, yet accompanied with an earthy chicken broth. We were also taken with the smoked sheep's milk cheese in the charcoal grilled asparagus course. The duck breast glazed in honey was delicious, but the darker piece was not as tender; the other components (particularly the rhubarb and cocoa nibs) worked well with the duck. Unfortunately, we had to leave before our dessert course to go to an opera. We will return for an encore though!
  39. CC

    CarCat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They need to work on cleaning the table so it's not sticky before seating guests, and reducing the marijuana smoke that comes from the street through the open patio door, which was rather obnoxious. My friends and I expected a more pleasant experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We met friends for lunch before attending the matinee at the Orpheum.

    VillonResponded on June 25, 2022Great to have you dine with us! Thank you for sharing and we are glad to hear you enjoyed everything. We are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Villon is rated 4.4 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Villon

1100 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3804

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market St. & 7th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Bistro, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on McAllister St. at 7th St.

  • Public transit

    Villon is conveniently located one block from the UN Plaza / Civic Center BART station. Muni's F (Market & Wharves) historic streetcar also stops at Market & 7th.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome groups of no more than six to enjoy our winter garden at Villon. Customized menus are available upon request. Please reach out to kayla.dacosta@properhotel.com if you would like to discuss a small group event.

  • Private party contact

    Villon Special Events: (844) 582-2991

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