We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 956-6969
Improve this listing
Ranked #199 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Powell and Mason
Transit: Cable Car, 38 Geary Bus, 1 California Bus
Reserve with OpenTable
Farallon is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

546 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We come out here every year for a trade show. This hotel was only steps away from our hotel, JW Marriott Union Square. First of all loved the decor! Waiter was extremely attentive and gave detailed descriptions of his recommended dishes. Everyone's meal was delicious and beautifully presented. Price was reasonable for a group of nine (about $100/person) for appetizers,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Thank heavens for Happy Hours in the USA. It's a chance to get some decent quality food at reasonable prices. After being "burgered out", Farallon provided a pleasant chance to sit in an ambient restaurant, and order a selection of small dishes, accompanied by affordable margaritas ($6 USD). The slider was delicious (also $6 USD), as were the oysters, presented... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

After several years, we decided to return to Farallon which has always been an excellent spot for great seafood while in San Francisco. And we were not disappointed. We had a variety of raw oysters for starters. Farallon uniquely provided a "cheat sheet" listing the various oysters we had ordered - it is often difficult to remember what is what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a hard review to write - the wine was good, the menu varied, the food good, service good but something seemed missing from the evening. I don't know if it was the atmosphere but it just felt flat and not a "great dining experience". I wouldn't say "don't go" if you have your heart set on it, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have to qualify this review. I'm not one to get all excited about high end restaurants or hotels. I've never been much of one for over priced restaurants that fall all over themselves for presentation. When presentation becomes more important than taste, the enjoyment of a restaurant is lost. I realize that many people love this type of restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and excellent food……It’s pricey, but everything in Fisco is……I had the halibut and it was excellent……I’d strongly suggest reservations….I’ve only eaten downstairs, but it seems a little small and is usually very busy…..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are an event planner - Farallon is an excellent location for your private dining events. I hosted a very successful dinner party in the Ostera room. The staff was awesome. I used Carlos for the flowers and they were sublime!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The fabulous underwater decor and theme is beautiful, right down to the nautilus backs on the dining chairs - a gorgeous room. And the food is equal to the visual experience. All topped of with casual efficient and friendly service. This is the place for a special occasion!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Irving, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Upscale seafood restaurant in union square area. My wife and I dined here and very much enjoyed it. They selected a nice reasonably price wine. You can spend a lot, but you don't have to. The atmosphere is comfortable and not too loud. A little dressier than other fs restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Paul, MN
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very good all round - food, service, decor, staff. Everyone in our group was very satisfied with their meals. Fish and seafood was fresh and prepared perfectly. Servings were a bit small and needed more substantial sides. Prices are somewhat high, but worth it for what you get and being downtown SF. Wines are overpriced, but we did find something... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Farallon also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Farallon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Farallon, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing