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Villon, San Francisco, CA

Villon

4.4
4.4
770 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 28 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

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What 770 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. CG

    CalGourmand

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Chef’s menu was superb and reasonable for the quality at $85. Wine pairing was CB perfect with unique wines. I’d go back.

  2. CC

    ChristyC

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Went for lunch and very disappointed. Limited menu. Had the bream - came out lukewarm and literally tasteless. My friend had the club sandwich which we ended up sharing. It was good but on plain white bread and nothing to write home about. All very expensive as well. I was hoping for a great experience. Was not. Our server was terrific, though.

  3. T

    Tootsie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Villon and the Proper Hotel are very pretty. Unfortunately, that was the best of our afternoon tea. The food ranged from boring to fine enough. The sandwiches didn't inspire --the bread was slightly dry-- and came on a flat plate rather than on the tiered stand. Some of the pastries were tasty and pretty. The service was the real kicker. We think they hadn't been trained well. We indicated on our reservations that one in our party had a nut allergy. Fortunately he doesn't become anaphylactic because he bit into a pastry with ground nuts in it. It took about 20 minutes before a server took our order and another 25 for an unsmiling and distracted server to drop it off. There were very long waits between serving and we had to flag down waitstaff to get our checks. When they came to pick up payment, one in our part left a $100 bill. The server asked her how much change she wanted back. Ummmm, you don't presume receiving a tip. Take a pass.

  4. S

    Shan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Not worth the money, small portions and small menu.

  5. l

    larrymartin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Innovative , tasty cooking. Unique wine list, great service and decor. We’ll be back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Mother’s Day Brunch was pretty basic buffet. Hot food selections were not hot. Service was slow. Was not worth the price.

  7. S

    Soundster

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The visit was on Mother's day for breakfast. Staffs from valet to server were friendly and attentive, and the food was prepared perfectly. Villon is on the pricier side but with quality that matches.

  8. MA

    MontserratA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Overall experience was good, ambience was great, and food was excellent, probably the best sconce I've had in a long time and definitely the best sconce in the city! Service was OK, was expecting more attention to detail and more attentiveness to customer needs. My table only had 1 glass for water and I'm still waiting for them to bring me another (gasp!) Service was slow and then fast.. needed better pace.

  9. s

    sfreview

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    I normally do not write reviews, but the service was so bad I want to alert others before considering afternoon tea at Villon/the hotel lobby. Setting: a total of 6 parties (all 4 people or less) at the restaurant, including mine, and 3 of those parties were already served and eating by the time we got there. So essentially, not busy. This is a Saturday. - 2:30pm check in for reservation and we are seated - 2:45pm water is served - 2:50pm I flag down a waiter to put in our order. We've been sitting there for 20 min. - 3:00pm pots of tea are served - 3:10pm I flag down the maitre d' to ask what is going on as we have no food 20 min after ordering (and 40 min after sitting). For tea service, I assume most things, like sandwiches, are already prepared and ready to serve. - 3:15pm Maitre d' comes back with a plate of tea sandwiches with no apology or explanation. Sandwich bread is dry and confirms that they been prepared/cut and sitting. - 3:25pm Waiter clears sandwich serving plate. - 3:35pm I flag down a waiter to ask about the sweet course. He gestures in the direction of the kitchen and says it is coming. - 3:40pm Tea cakes/desserts come (again, under the assumption that these are pre-made and pre-cut, it's unclear why this takes so long) - 3:55pm We finish and ask for the bill - 4pm Maitre d' asks how everything was, we respond with fine. Only at that point, I suppose he notices the experience was poor and tries to smooth things over with an offer of some tea cakes to take home. We decline. The service was so unbelievable that I kept checking my watch to track the time elapsed. It was equally annoying and comical which is why I remember the level of detail above. Note that this is a review purely on service. I'm not factoring in taste within this review as that's subjective. I didn't love the sandwiches/cakes we got, but someone else could find them delicious. I would never come here again. Advice: if you dine here for afternoon tea, do not expect good service.

  10. GR

    GrantR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I will definitely go back!! I thought the food and cocktails were amamzing.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Great food. We had the oysters, the dim sum, and the chicken. Hard to make chicken exciting but it was really delicious.

    VillonResponded on April 30, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  12. MP

    MarinaPW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t write many reviews, but this I have to say. I came to Villon with high expectations because Commonwealth was one of if not my favorite restaurant. Chef Jason Fox and his crew exceeded my expectations by a long shot. Everything that came out was brilliantly executed in flavor, texture, aroma, presentation, pairing and service. I can easily say this is now my favorite restaurant and he is definitely my favorite chef. To say I highly recommend this restaurant would be an understatement. Bravo!

  13. LJ

    LeeJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Striking interior, ver pricey food not that special, overpriced wine, nice service.

  14. KA

    KurtisAlertis

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shockingly good food for a hotel restaurant and somewhat of a hidden gem hotel itself.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal and drinks. Our server was the best in San Francisco. She was kind, always smiling, attentive and very helpful. She made it a lovely experience. Compliments to the chef and their delicious food!

  16. B

    Brittany

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Very slow and inattentive wait staff for afternoon tea

  17. I

    Itoscano

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We were there early for our reservation, then we were forgotten, others were seated before us and we ended getting a poor table. We were there for tea service and we were given the tea selection menu, 15 minutes passed and again forgotten. We had to flag down a server o have our tea order taken. Tea pot was small and it felt as though we were inconveniencing the staff by asking for more with fresh leaves. They eventually gave us a an appropriate size pot. They also didn't have half and half avialable. Bright spot was the pastries and salmon sandwich. Not worth the price better to go to Miason Daniel for tea service.

  18. M

    Maggi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous find!!! Would recommend and come again. PLEASE do something about the cloth napkins....they leave LINT on clothing...quite distressing. Otherwise, a wonderful experience !

  19. KM

    KenM

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The restaurant experience was wonderful. Only issue was the hotel valet parking was $8/20 minutes. We had the chef's menu and were there 3 hours. Would be nice if they should comp us for at least the first hour. Our server, Bharat. was very good. This was our first visit to the restaurant and will ask for him.

  20. JG

    JayG

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food was good although the options were somewhat sparse. My primary observation is that the level of service does not live up to the high-priced menu. The cocktail waitperson was unfamiliar with available spirits and despite checking back, still managed to botch a “gin up with olives.” The main waitperson did not seem comfortable explaining items or making recommendations. His service was awkward if not clumsy. Seafood selections were delicious but again there was a disconnect with price to value. Lastly, and perhaps this is the going rate in downtown SF, but $80 for valet parking was a shocker. The restaurant is visually appealing but the overall experience was a disappointment.

  21. m

    maes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Villon was INCREDIBLE. we were staying at the Proper Hotel, and decided to go down to the restaurant our first night since I was tired after flying in from the east coast. Villon EXCEEDED our expectations with Chef Jason's stunning, creative and truly delicious dishes. our server was Kathleen and she was fantastic – made us feel like family. we went back for lunch on our last day, and that was also perfect!! can't wait to be back.

  22. SW

    StevenW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Slow start to service. But picked up later. Wonderful and innovative dishes for all courses. Would recommend and we will return.

  23. AS

    ASJK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great vibe, staff was attentive and went beyond the expected for the birthday we were celebrating with some on-the-house extras. Food was interesting and delicious but light portions - we were concerned by course 3 out of 5 of the chef's tasting menu that we might need to order more food on the side. In the end it was just about enough. Cocktail menu was extensive along with an impressive selection of alcohol-free 'on the wagon' drinks. Would recommend and come back.

  24. JS

    JoanS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most delicious meal: we shared the lamb for two, roasted 22 hours ( it melted in you mouth. Carved tableside and served with onion Gratin In a skillet and creamed Polenta yum. Michelin star quality!! A real treat! Worth every penny we paid for it!!

  25. LC

    LexC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was good, but the service was awful. The whole experience was way over priced for what was offered.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Japanese breakfast and the buttermilk waffle were so delicious.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Scary neighborhood. Had to valet the car at the hotel for $24/hour. Appetizers were good but the fish entree was overcooked. Service was ok. The waiter kept moving our plates and glasses around to make room on the table. Overall a weird experience.

  28. H

    Hulagirl

    San Francisco

    199 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Villon is better than ever! I got a call a day prior to my reservation asking if anyone in the party had allergies or if it was a special occasion. Our server, Bharat, was charming, helpful and very accommodating. We had an amuse bouche which I don't think Villon did in the "before days". The food was outstanding. I had the octopus starter and it was done to perfection; the asparagus dish was full of umami flavors. My dining partner had the sea bream which she said was very good. The lemon souffle with the thyme-yogurt ice cream was a wonderful contrast in flavors. They had a little trouble splitting the bill for the dessert but it was worked out without too much fuss.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful hip restaurant, in a very ugly part of town. Located inside a hotel whose front door was locked! it was daunting to find a way in. Very small menu which was fine but we had great difficulty understanding our waiter. Plates were huge and portions minute, again all right as we were four women, and beautifully composed with petite flowers and micro greens. Everything tasted wonderful. Overall a pleasant experience (minus a walk in the neighborhood) but I won't return as it was very expensive. $22 for a glass of local wine!

  30. KG

    KatyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant with delicious food and fantastic Service, Villon was perfect for a business meeting.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to this restaurant to celebrate a 30th birthday and the service and attentions were excellents. We thank you very much for everything and we can’t wait to come back. Big thank you. Nb: the location is GORGEOOOUS.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and design

  33. D

    Dianedines

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Villon and absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and our server Cathleen was amazing. She made sure our date night was well spent. Very attentive and professional. The bar was gorgeous. The whole place was an experience to at least live once.

  34. NA

    NataliiaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terry is amazing! Everything was amazing! Will be back for dinner.

  35. MW

    MaryW

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Villon transports you to a quiet spot in New York or London. The decor is fun and eclectic, the menu is small but the dishes are delicious, and it's a fun spot to gather with friends and enjoy and meal.

    VillonResponded on April 3, 2022

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

  36. M

    Monk

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    The valet wheb parking for lunch is 8.00 per 20 mins. Flat rate. The tables were sticky and need refresh. The little gem salad with blk olive dressing was completly overdressed..swimming… My guest advise their food was marginal at best. It was tough to get attention since the staff was focused on serving the GM of the place …and paying guests were unimportant. Run…dont walk away from this totally mismanaged conpletly out of touch venue

    VillonResponded on April 3, 2022

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

  37. SH

    SunitaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful space, considerate service and a special menu. Brunch was perfect and can't wait to come back for dinner.

    VillonResponded on April 3, 2022

    Thank you for your review! I have responded privately with more details about the return of our dinner service. We can't wait to welcome you back!

  38. SY

    StephenY

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Good environment. not so good food, no good service

    VillonResponded on April 3, 2022

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

  39. KH

    KaterinaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful patio although it could get very hot there in the sun due to the greenhouse effect. Also, on the day of our lunch there was a very loud even outside on the street, so it made the noise level rather high. Otherwise, the food, the presentation and the service were excellent.

  40. 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.

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

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Villon is rated 4.4 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 28 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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