Villon

4.5
641 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.



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 641 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStorm
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for afternoon tea. It was very nice. Only complaint was not with restaurant itself but the hotel. Valet parking was $18.75 an hour. Find street parking if you can.

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vipCherieH
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice ambience

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EiDover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very light afternoon team with very attentive service.

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saintv
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a lovely little restaurant, but the service is mediocre. Ignoring you when you arrive, long wait time to order, and even longer to get food. It often feels like they have forgotten you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I came to learn that Villon's tea service resumed in mid June but I was not able to make reservation for a party of 6 on OpenTable for the day that I needed it for. It was extremely difficult to get a hold of someone via phone calls, I have to say. Though, Victor, their F&B admin assistant responded my inquiry via email. He was so helpful throughout the planning process. My special requests were related to the operation teams.

We utilized the valet parking that was available on-site, due to surrounding areas closed to the hotel / restaurant. We were greeted by the Front Office team as we passed by the Front Desk. I was asked for the name on the reservation, and guided to the restaurant. We arrived earlier than our reservation time, so we waited at the lobby lounge area. The area and furniture looked clean. Moments later, a lovely lady ( sorry, I forgot her name but likely to be the supervisor / manager of Villon) came to greet us and introduced herself. She guided us to our table. A card for our birthday girl was waiting for her. I was certainly a fan of the utensils.

We went with their special menu that was extended as we didn't want to put too much thinking. The tea sandwiches were good. Qualities of the sweets could be better. Sodas were the only option for the girls. It would be ideal if OJ or hot chocolate could be an alternative option. In terms of food and drinks, I am afraid to say that we have had better elsewhere.

Villon was filled with guests that came in for Afternoon Tea services shortly after we started eating. The lady (supervisor / manager) was a great example and motivationfor the team. Both servers, on the other hand, had opportunity for improvement in order to deliver the service with better consistency.

On our way out, our birthday girl was greeted with more "Happy Birthday, XXX!!"

Thank you Villon / F&B twam and the Front Office team at Proper for your hospitality!! This experience would certainly be one for her to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and drink. Quiet. Lovely dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Like the environment but food needs some hard work

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Looked understaffed, which is entirely understandable. Waited an hour for the food, but it was good food. Server checked in here and there. I’d go back if I didn’t have to wait an hour for breakfast.

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vipEdIngreenpoint
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited lunch menu includes solid fish tacos and chopped salad. Nice in a pinch.

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MonikaD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a must to visit. Amazing service from the moment you step into the hotel, get greeted at the door, and walk you to the restaurant. As soon as you step into Villon, you get 5 star service and very professional and friendly staff. Food and drinks were great as well. I saw this place on Instagram, the design of the restaurant and hotel was so dreamy and fabulous. Kelly Wearstler created a beautiful timeless master piece. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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vipCatrinaGriffin
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, service was fast, food was delicious and I loved the overall ambiance. Great find!

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JoelT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Proper Breakfast was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Didn’t actually eat at Villon’s but the hotel Villon’s was in offered us service at their late night restaurant which is functionally the same as Villon’s but instead at their rooftop bar. Great service and great food.

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vipLillianJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time such a cute ambiance

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MadelynR
Pittsburgh
19 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
6 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
6 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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Villon is rated 4.5 stars by 641 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.