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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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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 378
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  • 226
    Very good
  • 108
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Fab Farallon

My wife and I visited Farallon for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, late July 2015 The restaurant is beautifully designed with an underwater theme. They specialize in fish dishes. We had the best table in the house and had a good view of everything and everyone. We had the royal shellfish platter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Kevin H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service....I was in SFO for a conference and was looking for a good sea food place close to union square area. Yelp recommended this place, and was a very good suggestion. The food was really good, service was outstanding.... we even saw few TV celebrities there... I highly recommend this place if you like to spend some... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife and I visited Farallon for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, late July 2015 The restaurant is beautifully designed with an underwater theme. They specialize in fish dishes. We had the best table in the house and had a good view of everything and everyone. We had the royal shellfish platter with caviar to start which was sublime. Beautifully prepared... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Farallon is a strangely decorated restaurant - the front area has chandeliers formed like Portuguese men of war jellyfish, while the back area is decked out like some subterranean grotto. This all adds a certain je ne sais pas to the atmosphere. Food quality is excellent - there is a focus on seafood, but plenty of options for those who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The atmosphere is for sure unique! You feel like in an aquarium and it's obvious that this place is specialised in fish. Great choice of cold starters, and they do serve the local specialty, the Dungeness crab. It's served in the shell, so it's work, but it's worth it. They also offer it as a salad if you don't like... More 

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Montana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We only had an hour before attending a play at the San Francisco Playhouse (next door) so we almost didn't go to Farallon because we thought we would not have enough time. But we decided to go and just do appetizers and wine. The waiter was so accommodating - he really pushed our order through, we had just enough time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Farallon was far and away the best restaurant we visited on our trip to SF, with amazing food and a great atmosphere that is enhanced by quirky but elegant decor. We had a wonderful night here, ably assisted by our waiter David, who was friendly, relaxed and had a deep knowledge of both the food and drink that was on... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Starting with the décor of and everything from the sea...shells in the wall and hanging lamps that look like sea creatures...to the comfortable tables and lovely food; you are in Nemo's land now. The BEST seafood in the area done in the most creative ways...you will simply be amazed. The service is prefect, the wine choices are excellent and the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

From the moment you walk in you are completely caught up in the under the sea atmosphere of the décor. Jelly fish and sea urchin chandeliers set the tone and it just gets more interesting from there with many details that you notice throughout the night. My daughter and I both had the Tuna and it was delicious. We also... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the best seafood meals I've had in a long time. Just off Union Square, Farallon occupies what seems like Captain Nemo's (or Spongebob's) hideaway - an underground (underwater?), tiled and vaulted space that in a previous life might have been a cool Moscow or NYC subway station. This atmosphere could be a bit cheesy in the wrong hands,... More 

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A celebratory dinner for a close friend. Our first time, we arrived early on a Friday night around 8. Waited at the bar while enjoying a glass of wine ($12.50) seated quickly we ordered and our first course was ahi tuna tartare ($13) and seared dayboat scallop ($23)..tasty and beautiful we moved to the entrees .I had the seared Halibut... 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, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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