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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
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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San Luis Obispo, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here several times, because I love the feeling of dining in a magical underwater garden, so my boyfriend and I invited my snorkeling/diving partners for a special treat. The cozy bar allows you to get your sea legs, as an octopus tentacle runs along the bar and pastel glass jellyfish float from the ceiling, providing warm romantic... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Farallon for New Year's Dinner. They had options of a fixed menu or selecting individually. Fixed menu was too big!!! Had a memorable dinner, with the champagne I wanted, and enjoyed. Despite it was full, it was not noisy, and the service was very good. The place is very good and have interesting options to eat.

Thank FAM1955
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleague and I had an early dinner with a reservation made the same day. We were accommodated in a lovely and quiet seating area, which I appreciate because we had business to discuss. The menu options were varied and interesting. The emphasis is on sea food. The scallops were superb - the best I've had, maybe ever. The service... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I dined at Farallon while on vacation in San Fran. We had an amazing experience overall. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was personable, attentive and extremely knowledgable about the menu. He helped us decide on which cocktails to order and when I did not like the first one, he immediately went back to the bar and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a butter lettuce salad with octopus and persimmon, had sable fish and abalone, and dessert of lemon chiffon with two fruit granita type sauces. Every plate was gorgeous, every bite was perfect. This ranks as one of our best dinners ever!

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been dining at Farallon, since they opened on Post St, and have always had enjoyable meals there. It had been some months, since we had visited, as we try to spread our dining around on our many trips to San Francisco. On a rainy night, we arrived for our 5:30 seating, and were promptly shown to a lovely... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the city 1 night between Christmas and New Years. It was a great get away and I love Union Square around the Holidays. We stopped in to Farallon for an after dinner drink. I love the bar area, Freddie and Kevin were bar tending and they made a very tasting coffee drink. Hope we can make it... More 

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Newnan, GA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 9:30 reservation for 5. We thought we could be out of there by 11:30, no chance. The service was awful. A 5 course meal was offered and that was what we took. The first two courses came in a timely manner after that the the problem stated. The third course showed up at 11. It was cold,... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top quality raw bar and seafood menu. It's expensive but I found the value to still be good. The service was spot on too. Great night out on Union Square.

Thank JulieShipman
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times and the food us always great, service is good and the location is good if you are staying in the Union Square area.

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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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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