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Farallon

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Neighborhood:
Union Square
American, Californian, 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
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 329
    Excellent
  • 206
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 15
    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
mostly for cocktails and small plates......

Great small plate happy hour, and nice bartenders. Nice fresh seafood bar, for those who like fresh oysters, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
mjgovednik
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Kamuela, Hawai'i
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Red Deer, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go for happy hour, best drinks and oysters at an excellent price. You have to check out the very cool atmosphere and the chandelier lights are incredible. If you stay at the Kensington Park Hotel you can use the attached side door to enter.

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fairfax va
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

san Francisco is loaded with wonderful eateries it is a foodie heaven-- add this seafood restaurant to the list the food was wonderful, creative fresh and beautifully presented--the service was very good ,the décor is remarkable --easy to find ,walkable from most of downtown --go and enjoy

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Kamuela, Hawai'i
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great small plate happy hour, and nice bartenders. Nice fresh seafood bar, for those who like fresh oysters, etc.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wow, SF, you have impressed me with some of your restaurants! came here with 4 others for business dinner. Décor is really interesting with all glass/iron elements from an 'under the sea' theme. Definitely start out with the cold seafood platter. Coldest, best oysters I've ever had, and amazing lobster. Could have stopped here. Had the white bass with mushroom... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really enjoyed this restaurant, very lively but not too noisy, very unusual decor apparently an old in door swimming pool. The food was amazing, I had the scallop as an appetiser and the risotto with cod as a main course it was absolutely delicious, the best risotto I've had.

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Bend, Oregon
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49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are early eaters and with our hotel right around the corner we decided to give the happy hour a try. What a deal. We tried all but one of the food offerings (5 items) and a HH drink each for under $50. Such a deal for downtown SFO.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My first trip here and it was just great: super service, great wine list with wide range of prices, large selection of seafood and fish dishes. very limited selection of other items. the place is just super loud and filled with business guys drinking too much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Decided to celebrate my girlfriends birthday at Farrallon and I have to say it was the best restaurant for the occasion. First I have to say the staff is on point. Our waiters Juan and Tim were awesome. The food was amazing. I believe we ordered everything on the menu and we were satisfied. The decor is different, which makes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went at 9pm and they had run out of the first two bottles of wine we wanted to order as well as lobster. I had the char which ended up being delicious and we also ordered the linguine which was plain and very small portioned. Overall I would say this place is average and I probably wouldn't go back... More 

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Boracay, Philippines
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36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just browsing the other reviews for this place; people need to get out more. Its just ok, get over yourselves with the jellyfish decor, its just ok, which was more than our table on the second floor balcony overlooking the bar; the wine bottle on the table was precariously situated and I had to move it several times as waiters... More 

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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, Californian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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