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Villon, San Francisco, CA

Villon

4.4
4.4
771 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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Booked 23 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

  • Afternoon Tea

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    AFTERNOON TEA Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm CHOICE OF TEA OR COFFEE ANY STYLE $45 per person Includes: Tea Sandwich Selection Handmade Sweets Warm Scones with Lemon Curd and Homemade Preserves

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 771 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. o

    ozinsac

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beautiful room in a beautiful hotel setting. Sunday brunch menu was fun and food very tasty and well presented.

  2. LW

    LeannaW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was the best! So professional and kind at the same time. Cocktails we're on point Best lemon drop I've had!! Hands down. Will return soon

  3. SR

    SRJandDES

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the outdoor patio which was so lovely! Inside seemed really loud. Delicious food. The croissant was out of this world!

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience (the croissant too!). We look forward to welcoming you back!

  4. J

    Jerry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1

    the tables were all crammed together, less than a foot distance between them, not exactly what you'd call intimate setting considering this was a reservation for st. Valentine's day. We were so close to the other tables that we were smelling their roasted octopus while trying to eat our dessert. not coming back for sure.

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We have responded privately to your message and we look forward to hearing from you.

  5. MA

    MorganA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    My family came to eat for Valentine's day lunch. We were greeted at the door of the hotel and taken to the restaurant and introduced to our server who was very nice. I had the mussels and chorizo which was tasty. My wife ordered the proper burger medium rare but when it arrived it was severely undercooked. It took about 20 minutes for them to prepare a new one that thankfully was cooked correctly. For the price they are asking I don't think we'll be back.

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for your review, we have responded privately to your message and we look forward to hearing from you.

  6. AD

    AlineD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a great time there. Only the area is not pretty nice - well market st in sf is never good. But the restaurant is really nice and the food amazing

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience! For your next visit we offer Valet parking or recommend uber as both options will allow you to be dropped off right at the front door. Thank you again for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and amazing food

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your entire experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious!

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the menu and your entire experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed the food here and the ambience. They gave a great twist on the porridge and huevos rancheros so my husband and I were pleasantly surprised. I would come back here again and try new items. Staff was very friendly.

    VillonResponded on February 27, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed you breakfast and entire experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!

  10. RC

    RusselC

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It’s a cute place to grab a brunch date.

    VillonResponded on February 8, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  11. RS

    ReneeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful high tea after a show at Golden Gate Theater

    VillonResponded on February 8, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed afternoon tea with us. We can't wait to welcome you back!

  12. KE

    KETA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always it was great! Pre-theater brunch this time. It is pricey but worth it - an oasis on Market St!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the afternoon tea and the service was perfect. The food was delicious and I loved that the servers poured the tea for you and topped the teapots with hot water. Would highly recommend. We can’t wait to do it again soon.

  14. OL

    OaklandLunchie

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ordered the porridge with puffed rice that sounded interesting. It looked interesting when it came. It tasted beyond belief. I would go back again just for it.

  15. T

    Teebz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot say enough good things about our afternoon tea experience here! Very attentive staff and creative accompaniments for the tea. The aged peony white tea was something I’ve never had before and therefore felt was quite memorable! The hibiscus tea was flavorful as well! The space is absolutely beautiful and the lobby of the Proper hotel in which the restaurant is located is equally a nice space to look around. Just a few hours here felt like a mini vacation! Great job to everyone on the staff!

  16. NS

    NeighborSusan

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reggie At the bar was incredible! So was Steven Troy! Fantastic service really personable people we loved them.

  17. K

    Kimonster

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A dear friend and I love to do English high tea. I decided that we should try Villon for a change from our normal high tea places when we visit the City. From the moment we checked in, we were treated as if we were the most special visitors to the restaurant. We sat in the lounge/lobby on chairs that were like from Granny's house with beautiful aged mirrored tables. Our waiter, Steven (forgive me if I spelled his name wrong) was nothing but wonderful. He wasn't overly attentive but attentive enough to know when we needed something. He was exceptional. We picked our teas which were served in heavy silver pots in beautiful, thick white cups. The delicate Toile plates that held our various foods (sandwiches were egg salad with paprika dusted on the edge, smoked salmon between layers of crepe and the OG cucumber) including an array of lovely petite desserts. Because my friend has a gluten sensitivity, she was given extra delicious non gluten desserts which we've nibbled on today. Because there were so many lovely desserts, we needed to balance out our sugar high with something from the lounge menu. The absolute best tempura veggies on a whipped ricotta with chile crisp oil. Absolutely dreamy. My friend spent a few years in Japan and dubbed it the BEST tempura she had ever had. Everyone working at Villon was superb to us. I cannot stress out wonderful everyone and everything is there. I plan to start bringing my friends who enjoy English high tea service here to indulge. Thank you so much!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We did the tea service for my daughter’s 21’st birthday. The room is beautiful, the staff was great, and the sandwiches especially were excellent. Had a great time.

  19. SF

    SusanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely venue. The food was well presented and excellent and the wait staff great!!!

  20. KM

    KathleenM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Perfect for a meal before a show at The Golden Gate Theatre. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere.

  21. p

    pallie

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    We are continuously confused about Villon. We want to enjoy the excellent dinner fare in the restaurant, but that is reserved (and mostly empty in our experience) for tea. Why? In years past we were seated in the lovely restaurant. Now we must sit in the lobby on a sofa with backrest unreachable and so low it puts the "dining table" at mid chest. Why do we bother? SF has many great restaurant options. For one, the sea bass is perfect. Elegant yet restrained sauce. Fish cooked to that moment when translucent just becomes opaque, when the fish is still moist with its full range of flavor available. Few of even SF's best can do that.

  22. B

    Bumble

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was outstanding for brunch. Especially liked the two Asian influenced items. The rice porridge had great seaweed and wild rice flavors and lots of wild mushrooms. The proper breakfast had a nice twist with mushrooms, squash and pomegranate. Wine by the glass choice was limited as were the suggested cocktails

  23. L

    Lizard

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyable brunch menu, near the Orpheum and Strand theaters. Lots of homeless people outside the hotel where the restaurant is housed, not so sure I'd want to stay there, but the meal was very good.

  24. E

    Ericka

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The food is great and service is very good. All the stuff are friendly. For my next visit in San Francisco I would like to try their rooftop restaurant.

  25. JR

    JohnR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely spot. A tranquil haven inside. Outside is dreadful, shame about it's location. That said, the decor is stunning, the food is delicious and presented well. Service is quick, professional and attentive. Recommend trying it out for sure.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was lovely. Very romantic, nice place for a special occasion.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was really good.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Villon is an exclusive restaurant with a short but good menu, that matches with any person. Their menu offers oats, french toast, huevos rancheros, french style breakfast so any person can find an option. I had huevos rancheros and they were very tasty. The decoration is exquisite, so I took some photos, as a souvenir.

  29. AM

    AmitM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An incredible dining experience and excellent service

  30. SS

    ShannonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The BEST dining experience I could have hope for on n xmas eve! Each course was absolutely delicious. Every wine paired was perfect. I can't say enough about the service from support staff to our engaging server - perfect!! We will return every year!

  31. WS

    WilliamS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

  32. SM

    SandraM

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved this place so much I ate there twice during our trip. The design is gorgeous and everything we ordered from their menu was delicious. We will definitely make this a stop every time we come to SF.

  33. S

    Splendora

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The hotel and restaurant have been beautifully restored and were a pleasure to visit. The Afternoon Tea was elegant with delicious food and attentive service. Tea was served piping hot and properly brewed. The setting and décor of the restaurant are lovely and ornate. I can see that it would also be a great place for dinner, or for drinks, taking advantage of the picture-perfect full bar.

  34. TL

    ThomasL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Doesn’t seem like staff - who are plentiful - know what to do. Brunch order was prompt, asked three individuals for bill. Menu nothing special and limited, food fair. Pricey for location, food and atmosphere.

  35. c

    chocho

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We didn’t know what to expect because we had never heard of Villon. It was delightful. Tea sandwiches were very tasty as were the beautiful sweets. Service was professional and attentive. We’re already thinking of when we’ll return!

  36. SM

    SueM

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Easy access to Orpheum or Golden Gate theatres plus hours that accommodate dining prior to 1:00 pm matinee. Pleasant staff, good food.

  37. K

    Kinsish

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    Wr came for the Nutcracker tea on a Sunday arriving 2 hours before the show. Plenty of time for tea. Right? Wrong. Table wasn’t ready Service was slow Food NEVER ARRIVED We had to leave so we could make the show. They brought out the $50/pp food we weren’t served in a paper bag to…eat on the walk? It was raining heavily and the food was drenched en route to the ballet. Kids were hungry and we were out $200. Over-priced, poor service.

  38. S

    Somesmiles

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Appealing architecture and decor. Atmosphere is cozy but not private or leisurely. Could barely squeeze between tables to get to wall bench seat.

  39. l

    leslieb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. It's a little pricey for breakfast, but the quality is fantastic and portions are large. Would definitely go back.

  40. BB

    BillB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beef Tartare was fantastic, Chicken Roulade delicious as well. Layered potato is impressive, too many layers to count. The service was great. I'll be 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 771 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 23 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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