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178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1919
+1 415-828-7990
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“caviar” (24 reviews)
“lobster” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1919
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is fantastic - expensive beyond belief, but an amazing experience. The food, the wine, the service were exceptional. My friend and I had an great time and the staff was very knowledgable and attentive. Well worth the Michelin rating.

Thank rickspickelmier
Reviewed 6 days ago

In a league of its own! Wife made a booking for our anniversary. Service was not invasive, casual but knowledgeable and the sommelier really made our night. Food left us speechless. clear flavours, flawless technique and all beautifully plated. Fine dining restaurants these days seem...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend traveled from Puerto Rico to celebrate my birthday. Beautiful restaurant, the staff was impecable, friendly, elegant yet amable. They know how to connect with people. We enjoyed each course, their tea-bourbon cocktail is my favorite, food was amazing...definitely worth the price...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

With all the hype, we had very high expectations. They were all met. Food was fabulous and creative and fun. Service was impeccable. Noah the sommelier brilliant and really very very helpful. I loved every minute of this nite. Thanks to the whole team at...More

Thank David W
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to start our vacation! The staff are professional but very personable and knowledgeable, the attention to detail without being intrusive is superb. The restaurant itself has great atmosphere and we felt very welcomed, our kitchen table was just the best spot...More

Thank No1Scribbler
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

So how many times can you make that claim? I hope a few more times, but in all honesty I think it will be hard to top the food at Saison. Pure tastes, from the tea that we started with to the soup, the green...More

Thank Ferd S
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

It easy to see why Saison is # 27 of 50 on the best restaurants list. Service is top notch, friendly, and really ready to make dinner special. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and the premium caviar course. The meal was outstanding...More

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed April 12, 2018

This review is based on meeting friends for drinks before dashing out to handle business debacle. We were so impressed and dazzled by the service and ambiance. Prices will knock your socks off. Seriously.

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

The dining room is open and features a view of the open kitchen so you can see everything going on. The staff are impeccable, always ready to explain or assist with any queries. I enjoyed all my interactions with them and they knew their food...More

1  Thank El_Greenholio
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasure to watch the entire team in what felt like a choreographed dance. The entire team worked together to make the timing and experience amazing. There were several very interesting dishes and the theme of seasonal fresh food came through. We were...More

Thank R2Regina
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Questions & Answers
Star W
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Samosababa | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have beer but mostly its wine and alcohol that are paired
Andrea P
October 12, 2017|
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Response from fizam | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to ask the restaurant directly. It’s not a place children would enjoy as it’s only a degustation menu though I’m sure the 15 year old would love the experience. I can’t imagine a 3 year old liking the... More
Ryan K
May 30, 2016|
Response from babsan1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know. Call the Saison I am sure they can help you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1919
    (Between 2nd and 3rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-828-7990
  • E-mail
Sourcing each item from the surrounding land, Saison highlights the abundant resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. Each morning a new menu is crafted based on the finest offerings from our network of small farms, ranches, and fisheries. Saison's Bar/Salon area offers an a la carte menu.
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