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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
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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: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 221
    Very good
  • 108
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  • 34
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  • 16
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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
Great Food, AMAZING decor

Food was quite good. The décor blew me away. It was like dining underwater....the details were incredible. Extensive wine list, great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is fresh fresh fresh, GREAT Ambience,,, Love it. Every table is a great one, but make nice with the reservations and they will help you out for what you are looking for, Sea Food WOW

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing decor with jellyfish lanterns and seaweed stairs. Staff were perfect with a couple of knowledgeable sommeliers on hand. Great selection of wine. Go with the seafood and save room for the Nutella bar dessert. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food was quite good. The décor blew me away. It was like dining underwater....the details were incredible. Extensive wine list, great service.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Surprising little seafood on the menu for being a seafood restaurant. I think I would have liked more grilled fish options. Call me old school, but I'd also like a shrimp cocktail, not a prawn cocktail. Oh and good cocktail sauce with spicy horseradish for my oysters.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were a very large group (30+) and they were able to arrange everything well. Dinning room was housed in one of the floors (I believe it was the 4th) of the hotel next to the restaurant and the decorations were too artificial to my taste. but the space was big enough for the group and we had an enjoyable... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely and unique atmosphere (with jellyfish lamps), excellent service and fresh, delicious seafood. We had the seafood platter for two to begin and considered having salads and sharing an entrée. We should have done that! The platter is very generous and we did not each need additional entrees, however we sure enjoyed the food. Being from the Florida coast I... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We met my niece and her new husband at Farallon last Friday night at 5pm because it was close to both hotels we were staying at. How fortunate to find this gem! Happy hour til 6pm and attentive happy service. We enjoyed the freshest oysters on the half shell for only $7 for half dozen. Delicious sliders and fresh kennebec... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The good and service were terrific. We had a large group and dined in the fourth floor banquet room, which was a very nice setting for an excellent meal.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On a business trip dining solo - not typically something that upscale restaurants welcome. From the hostess to the wait staff, the Farallon could not have been more attentive. If my eyes had been closed I would have thought I was back on Prince Edward Island whole I ate the flown in that day oysters. The tuna tartare was beautiful... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On entering the restaurant it has the feel of a theme park but once you’re seated it’s comfortable, the tables are well spaced, and the underwater decor seems to recede into the background. It probably works best as a romantic dining venue. The food is more than competent. I had a half Maine lobster starter served with 3 dips (avocado,... More 

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Additional Information about Farallon

Address: 450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 956-6969
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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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