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Union Square
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1526 (Powell and Mason)
+1 415-956-6969
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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306 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times and its our favorite place for seafood. Great atmosphere, service, and most importantly the food is consistently good and fresh. Great raw bar and fresh catch. Great wine selection.

Thank J0hnPM10
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hosted a client for dinner and the pleasant experience started from the onset. We were met at the door and immediately taken to our reserved table. The seafood appetizer was a great start with a great meal for all that followed. Every entree was prepared as requested and perfect. The wine they paired for the meal was a great... More 

Thank Jeffrey M
southern california
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Farallon is gorgeous. Stunning. We really wanted to love it, but the rude hostess and varying excuses from waiters made the high prices for good, but not spectacular food, unacceptable. We were excited for our dressy evening out with business associates. The hostess did not seem to "get" that shoving us into a really small booth in a super bright... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is beautiful, upstairs, main level, the bar and the dinning room in the back are all absolutely beautiful. Menu is excellent with great variety and of course the SERVICE and the innovating execution of the menu items are super impressive. Our waiter was super and his knowledge of restaurant's menu and service techniques were very impressive! I can't wait... More 

Thank M E
Charlottesville, Virginia
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314 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sea theme of this restaurant is distinctive, but maybe its popularity has impacted its ability to meet high expectations. We were seated upstairs in a balcony area that wasn't as attractive as the main dining room. The dinner was good, but not great.

Thank putnik123
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, creative internal design, Very good seafood choices. I will return again. Too noisy for business dinner.

Thank Evangelia P
Fremont, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there on a Tuesday night with friends. We ordered oysters, foie gras, and the crab and beet salad, everyone was pleased with the fresh delightful dishes we had and the amazing service. The bread Was out of this world! Wow. Then our main course arrived. We had ordered, filet mignon, and two of us ordered the seared scallops!... More 

Thank dimarti60
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185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner with clients here. Everything was perfect. The waiter was outstanding and very attentive. Each of the food dishes we ordered was perfect. The location, building and the Art Deco are also exceptional. The place does have a loud vibe but the table we were seated at was great and conversation was easy.

Thank ALEX P
Paris, France
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the decoration is really beautiful in a firmer swimming pool I read), but it is completely closed and so a little bit noisy. Secondly, food itself was better than I expected with delicious and original dishes. Service was Ok but could improve to become as good as the food.

Thank Olivier D
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone's experience I'ds different. We are in Northern California with friends and each restaurant was chosen very carefully. Farallon has been on the "its" list in San Francisco for along time and has great reviews here in Trioadvisor. Our experience was terrible. The waiter was totally not attentive, pushy and seemed to be anywhere but our table. A large table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1526
    (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: +1 415-956-6969

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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