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Union Square
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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450 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1526 (Powell and Mason)
(415) 956-6969
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for the last night of our trip for a self indulgent dinner and it did not disappoint! Our sever was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with recommending dishes. Each course was absolutely wonderful - you truly can't make a wrong selection here. The decor in the main dining room is beautiful. It's very difficult to look away from some... More 

Thank kgracieg
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Top end seafood in the heart of Union Square Easy walk from JW Marriott on a blustery night. This is a beautiful destination.

Thank sjudge2016
Sedona, Arizona
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465 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a higher end restaurant close to our hotel and found Farallon. Hard to describe the decor but it's "nautical" in a classy way. Beautiful decor. Comfortable seating. Menu is somewhat limited but everything was excellent. We would return.

Thank dps_Sedona
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely old restaurant. We dined here again last night. The food and wine was excellent, although they do rush the service. They brought our main course 5 minutes after the starters, something that should never happen in a top place. The food quality was good though, but at 500 dollars for 3 people I would expect better... More 

Thank NickAtherton
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a former concierge I really appreciate a good restaurant and this one was it. Great service, great food, great atmosphere and have a look at the menu online as it is just perfect. You need to visit this as I went there with my girlfriend for her birthday and they made it. Just go, and don't look back

Thank garyparker231
Kent, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. We came here for my birthday from the U.K., and were not disappointed. Food was out of this world. Staff were really lovely and knew the food inside out . We did dress up but most were very casually dressed. Lively buzzy restaurant but cosy enough to have ur own space. A great experience.

Thank siketi
Saratoga, California
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Farallon several times over the past few years for family and business dinners. It never fails to deliver what it promises: great food with a creative flair, attentive service and a well designed (and somewhat formal) setting in the heart of the Union Square district. 5 stars for all of that, and for delivering again last weekend.... More 

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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first restaurant in SF on my recent visit. Rightly recommended by my nearby hotel. Splendid seafood menu with attentive staff and open plan kitchen. Nice table layout at back. Cosy but private and a few comfy-looking booths. Seafood platter was undoubtedly fresh, well chosen and tasty. Lobster and prawns not overcooked (difficult to go wrong with seafood otherwise!). Local... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, prompt, friendly staff and beautiful food. Wish we had more time in San Fran, would have definitely gone back for another beautiful dinner and experience.

Thank Nic K
Fremont, California
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farallon was the best decision I made on my recent conference trip to San Francisco. A truly excellent dinner experience to remember. Upon entering the restaurant, you are immediately engulfed in an underwater world with stunning (but not kitschy) jellyfish shaped light fixtures and wavelike architectural elements in the bar area. In the main dining area, sea urchins light the... 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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: (415) 956-6969

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Staying in Union Square

Neighborhood Profile
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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