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Farallon

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Union Square
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Powell and Mason)
Cable Car, 38 Geary Bus, 1 California Bus
(415) 956-6969
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 425
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  • 266
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 41
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Didn't 'wow', but not bad

I had dinner here with a group of friends. The seafood was good, though somewhat underwhelming (I had the bass, perhaps the lobster could have been better?). The appetizer oysters were OK. Service was good but a bit pretentious. Nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Peoria, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fabulous restaurant with wonderful food, drinks and service. We have no complaintExcellent food and wonderful ambiance. Every bite and drink was great. The service was awesome as well.

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Thank fcordts
Bloomington, Indiana
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here with a group of friends. The seafood was good, though somewhat underwhelming (I had the bass, perhaps the lobster could have been better?). The appetizer oysters were OK. Service was good but a bit pretentious. Nice atmosphere.

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Laguna Beach, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere with a seafood heavy menu. Fine oyster selection and very tasty. Risotto was nice addition. One client is a vegan and they did a great job preparing a dish. Fun atmosphere,with large jellyfish floating above.

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Thank John D
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both the starter and the main course (seafood in both cases) were disappointing and the espresso at the end watery. Weird decor. I certainly wouldn't go back.

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Thank Chris H
Los Altos, CA
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Farallon is a special place, great looking room(s), attentive service and excellent food. While other parts of the restaurant are great too, try and get into the back room, complete with its aged mosaics and booths at the end that let you take in the whole scene in. Only the tables close to the door don't really work, so avoid... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent décor in this trendy restaurant. Great food but not all to my taste. Very good wine list. Service was attentive.

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Thank whitfield13
Mississauga, Canada
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in to enjoy a happy hour cocktail and see this very unique sea creature themed bar. The drinks were good, reasonably priced for happy hour. Dress appropriately for this place though, I'd recommend a collared shirt for men at least. The underwater theme continued well beyond the bar, into the restaurant, which we couldn't venture into during happy... More 

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Vermont
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had at least 5 people attend us at our table- not only a waiter, but busser, water filler, sommelier, and assistant servers to boot! Food was scrumptious, though the menu lacked many choices. Discovered an amazing Austrian red wine for $40 thanks to our waiter: sattler zweigelt 2011 burgenland. Good fish, not many vegetarian options. Excellent sauces. Would recommend... More 

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Thank foxxykiwi
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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is really neat. The noise level is reasonable. Staff doesn't rush your meal. Strongly recommend to try the seafood sampler as well (if with a group).

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Thank Monica P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Got lucky to seize a table for one on a pouring night without reservation. Cauliflower bisque had very nice truffle perfume, while the dungeness crab risotto was cooked to soft...... The only thing was the waitress seemed to discriminat solo diner that it was a bit hard to get her attenetion......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102
    (Powell and Mason)
  • Public Transportation: Cable Car, 38 Geary Bus, 1 California Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 956-6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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