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450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 956-6969
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Ranked #253 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Californian
Union Square
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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
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Windsor, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting restaurant, esthetically speaking. It has an ocean theme, with jelly-fish lights and octopus on the mosaic floor. The food was very good. I was disappointed that the restaurant didn't have gluten-free bread, as not everyone can eat wheat products and GF food is now so in vogue. The portion sizes are not that great, but... More 

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Key Biscayne, FL
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I visited for the first time since was close to my hotel and recommended. The service was SUPER slow, the price very expensive and the food mediocre...not a good combination

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The private dining room on the 4th floor is very nice for parties up to 30. Service is fantastic and the food is better! Highy recommend.

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San Jose, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our usual theater going group of six dined at Farallon last night (22 Jan) after seeing Blithe Spirit at the Golden Gate. We arrived around 5:10 but they did not starting seating in the dining room until 5:30 so we chose to not hang out at the bar and did a little window shopping around Union Square. Upon returning we... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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126 reviews 126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very good. A bit slow on getting dinner, but worth waiting for if you have the time. Unusual fish preparations. All that we tried worked. Nice wine list. Had the large seafood platter. Wasn't really enough for 5 hungry men. Cod, scallops, all quite good. Superb bread. The decor is up for debate. Under the sea. Kitsch, but fun.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Beware, Steve, the waiter's, oratory description of the fare will leave you wanting more—more foodspeak! He could speak "food" to me all day long... And when the food arrived, it was everything he said. We shared a plate of oysters as an appetizer. I had the Diver's Scallop dinner, my husband, the Sea Bass. Our son was able to customize... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We came here three or four years back and it stuck in our memory so vividly we had to come back. This time we were slightly hamstrung by an unwell member of our group, so were limited to a main course and a glass of wine before having to leave, but the food we had was superb and the service... More 

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Arrington, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visiting from the east coast and looking for a good seafood place, we did not find it. Didn't like any of it and we tried a lot. From apps to desert, no good. If you like snobby staff and weird seafood dishes you might.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Farallon for a quiet, romantic dinner and were not disappointed. When you walk in, the restaurant looks small, but as you walk to the back it open up onto a huge room where there used to be a swimming pool! The ceiling is original to the building as you can tell from the chips...but only add to the... More 

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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food and atmosphere at Farallon are wonderful. Except for the chocolate cake, which was on the sweet/dry side, the dishes were all very good-to-excellent. But the service was dreadful, so if you are thinking of Farallon for a special occasion, I cannot recommend it. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time, and 10 minutes after having to... 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
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, Californian

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