The Fountain

4.5
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$30 and under
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Californian
The Fountain Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day, offering locally sourced, seasonally-inspired Californian fare in a relaxing, casual atmosphere. Join us for breakfast to enjoy an extensive à la carte menu along with a buffet of breakfast favorites, or visit the Fountain for lunch to savor our signature sandwiches, soups and salads. On the weekends, the Fountain offers a lavish brunch buffet complete with classic dishes, local seafood and a delightful assortment of desserts, plus a full à la carte menu and the option to indulge in bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and rosé.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bring the whole family to enjoy our Thanksgiving Day Brunch. Chef Marcelo Salinas will be serving up delicious holiday favorites along with our famous Sunday Brunch. For adults our brunch includes a welcome mimosa with a bottomless libations packages available to purchase. $75 pp / $37.50 children

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the holidays with Chef Marcelo Salinas' Christmas Buffet at Fountain Restaurant. We will be adding some holiday cheer to our local's favorite weekend brunch buffet with some holiday classics. 7am - 2pm $75 pp $37.50 for children 12 and under exclusive of taxes & 18% service charge.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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WK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to the Fountain and will definitely recommend it to others.

RG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Fountain and always receive great service from Kim at the front desk and the wait staff are always accommodating!

KM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were in town for a wedding and stayed at the Fairmont. It was pretty pricy but as many reviewed suggested we skipped the buffet and ordered from the menu. Food was good and service was great. Managers stopped by to check on us and chat. Very friendly staff. My husband had the huevos rancheros & I had the eggs Benedict and both were great. We did thx unlimited bloody Mary’s and they were strong and worth the price.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Plentiful and varied food. Valet parking only in hotel, or walk to nearby garage.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between The Fountain’s decor, lighting and seating area, you’ll find helpful, attentive and friendly staff who will serve you fantastic champagne coupled with brunch options. If you’re a local, you owe it to yourself to discover this place for a great start to your Saturday, and if you’re a traveler you won’t be disappointed and possibly won’t find a better place where your money is more appropriately spent.

FT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little surprised how small the buffet was, but the food being offered looked great. We decided to order from the menu and opted for the Bottomless Bloody Marys. The food was truly top quality, surpassed only by the service. The main server said he has worked there 23 years. He loves his job, and that is evident by how he treats everyone.

Sometimes we forget that the persons serving you can really make All the difference in your experience. To make my point even clearer - Even if the food was just average, I’d still go there again.

My only regret was that I finished the second double-shot Bloody Mary. Thank god for Uber!!

t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived and were promptly seated. The dining room was very clean and the staff attentative.

We had the Sunday brunch which had a variety of offerings including sushi, pastries, cold foods (e.g., brie, salami, prosciutto, oats and yougurt, cut-up fruit), hot foods (sausages, fish, french toast, roasted potatoes), desserts and made to order omelets, pancakes and waffles. Juices and coffee are included. At $45 per person, a bit pricey, but it fit our needs.

I liked that the buffet trays were relatively small, but they were constantly being replenished which meant the food was fresh and not standing in the trays for an extended time.

RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was amazing he took very good care of us excellent service! We choose to have breakfast here before our play wicked at performing arts . We had a delicious Brunch with unlimited mimosa believe me Paul made sure are glasses stayed full excellent service made us feel so special for my birthday. Great location too for breakfast or any special event with friends. The chef even came out to ask us how everything was that’s never happened to me before I can’t wait to go back

LW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was very good, but pricey. $45 for the brunch buffet seems overboard. Regular menu items were in the $15 range which seems more reasonable, albeit on the higher side, for breakfast. They were attentive to my note about a member of our party with a soy allergy, which was nice to see.

OW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim the hostess is the best and deserves a raise!

Otis Watson

VI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special thanks to Gabriela and Alberto! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and making my birthday so special!

OT
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just get the buffet! Order your omelette or eggs however you like 'em and eat from the buffet as much as you like. They encourage you to do so!

w
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant breakfast at the Fountain. Good quality and quantity of food--the Eggs Benedict were tasty and the bowl of fresh berries was outstanding. Our server, Sergio, was wonderful--pleasant and very efficient.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and not too expensive. Lots for good choices. Service was excellent!

KI
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience for my birthday brunch. The food was fresh and wonderfully prepared. I especially loved the eggs Benedict as they were made to perfection! The prime rib roast was also another favorite. There was a great variety of options and the staff were incredibly helpful and on-point with excellent service. I look forward to returning for a future meal.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

While the restaurant was good. A lot of people were sleepy, in their gym clothes with luggage. Felt like I was at the airport instead of a good breakfast place.
Service was very good. Everyone was friendly and nice.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Shocked to see gratuity added automatically to 3 ppl when usually it’s for a bigger group.

C
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good, and the space was bright and happy, but the server was officious, and kept hovering around as if listening to our conversation. His facial expression was also quite hardened and unhappy, like we owed him something. The table wasn't clean, and he didn't bring us enough syrup, juice refills, water, or even the basics. The price was also way too high, and the receipt wasn't itemized. Not good value, and the server was a jerk.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All good. AC / Heating did not work. Would have been 5 stars otherwise.

The Fountain
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you very much for your review. I am sorry that the Ac/ Heating put a damper on a great experience. We will be sure to follow up with our team and make sure all aspects are 5 stars moving forward! -Arun Malik

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AT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great location, wonderful service, okay food, a bit noisy for a breakfast meeting. Still ... a successful meeting gives it a glow. The hosts and servers are super-accommodating, so thank you!

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went here to try a different spot. The food was just alright, nothing spectacular. Opted not to have the buffet and had eggs Benedict. My son got eggs ranchero and looked good. He ate the whole thing. They have bottomless mimosa and body mary’s for $25.

CP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Fountain bunch was great. The only concern I have is that I did not get a confirmation on my reservation.

Regards,

Cathy Pike

K
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were the only customers in the restaurant and had very poor service; couldn't seem to get attention. Then the server couldn't answer our questions, which seemed odd. Food took a long time; drinks took a long time. There appeared to be a nice selection on the menu, and they were able to accommodate gluten free, which is a positive, but the food was not exceptional.

l
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brunch choices not great. Small space around table. Bathroom dirty, service bad.

e
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delightful birthday celebration at Sunday brunch. Great food and service, including accommodations for a toddler and small child.

SG
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great weekend brunch here. The nigiri sushi was delicious, as were many of the main entrees. The desserts were pretty and tasty. The bottomless mimosas were delicious.

VE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

THE FOOD WASN'T VERY GOOD FOR THE MONEY. IT WAS TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE.

AC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best place for business meal in SJ Downtown! Good ambience, attentive staff and good food as well...

JW
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Quite so the ideal place to have a business breakfast or lunch.

M
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They seemed to be quite understaffed when we were there so we had to wait a really long time for service. Once we did order beverages, it took a long time for them to come, and then it was another long time for them to take our food order. I had the brunch buffet. The food was very good, but they weren't keeping up on restocking the hot items. My husband's scramble was very bland. Overall, we were disappointed, especially for the price.

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. A lovely experience.

d
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our second time at The Fountain on New Year’s Day after staying at the Fairmont on New Year’s Eve. The special holiday buffet was great - plenty of tasty choices from fresh fruits to imported cheeses to sushi to country potatoes to swordfish! We were very happy with what we ate, however we found the wait for the omelettes and prime rib to be too long so we ended up missing out on that. The restaurant was also on the chilly side (this was at 10:30am), which made it a bit difficult to sit and relax even briefly after eating. Although we will likely return to the Fairmont again, I’m not sure whether we’ll return to the Fountain.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My family had a wonderful holiday celebration/gift exchange /Sunday brunch at the Fountain.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely family Christmas gathering with a nice table by the window. We truly enjoyed our brunch at The Fountain.

t
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre and place was a bit noisy even though it wasn't super busy. Not terrible, just not great.

SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful brunch. I would have liked more offers to fill drinks; water, juice, coffee creamer. Otherwise good service overall.

AM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Sunday brunch was pretty good overall. The dessert and hot food was not as good as on some previous visits. Especially the desserts seemed to be significantly reduced from before. The fresh seafood and sushi/rolls was very good and fresh.

MC
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fountain worked out great for our brunch with friends. The food was excellent as was the service. We felt very comfortable and relaxed and were pleased to be able to take our time visiting with friends.

CW
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Saturday Brunch - service was terrific, good variety of food at the buffet, dishes were delicious. The brunch and bottomless mimosa prices were high.