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Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonDecember 12, 2018
    This old-school style of upscale seafood restaurant is on the pricey side, but there's no denying the deliciousness of their food. Definitely don't miss the Venison Tartare starter.
  • Francis A.heart icon on user image
    Francis AlvarezApril 30, 2017
    Very good experience. The platter for appetizer was really good, loved the crab. The Halibut was ok but the Trout was outstanding. Side lobster dont worth it. Recommend Local Chardonnay.
  • Lach T.
    Lach TaylorMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can make a meal of the bar bites, starting with delicious $6 sliders. and Come back next time when you have time and budget for the full menu treatment. An experience not to be missed! !
  • Farallon
    FarallonSeptember 8, 2012
    Know about our Facebook promo? Enjoy a complimentary Baked Alaska w/ ice cream, thai basil syrup & brown sugar meringue. 1 per table only please, available in the dining room til Sept. 14th, 2012.
  • Nick F.heart icon on user image
    Nick FortnerOctober 8, 2013
    Hands down favorite restraint in SF. Dope ass glass jellyfish chandeliers, and a huge selection of some exotic ass creative dishes, and a fantastic bar selection... I wanna go right now!
  • Kathy Z.heart icon on user image
    Kathy ZJune 17, 2015
    Very uppity receptionists but great food and service from the waiters. The halibut and maine lobster was delicious. Overall, ok experience since the receptionists ruined our happy mood.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Iced seafood platters; carpaccio; Champagne-poached lobster; any dessert including chocolate bites. Read more
  • Kristan B.heart icon on user image
    Kristan BondeSeptember 24, 2014
    Happy hour now ends at 6pm but its still awesome $6 for everything on the hh menu. Love. Check in in foursquare and get a free glass of bubbles too!!
  • Jess K.heart icon on user image
    Jess KonoApril 27, 2015
    The oysters and scallops were my favorite but ! Ever the trout was also done well :)
  • Rick M.heart icon on user image
    Rick Muha Ha Ha Ha!September 16, 2016
    Happy hour is now from 4:30-6. Prices have gone about about $1 per item but still a great value
  • Manny
    MannyAugust 14, 2014
    Excellent food, truly impeccable service, and fair prices. If evening cove oysters are available, definitely get a few!
  • Anika D.heart icon on user image
    Anika D.May 14, 2013
    Had a great Hawaiian Grouper an the staff was just so helpful and friendly! The portions are European sized, so u can have a starter and main :-)
  • Nigel R.heart icon on user image
    Nigel RoweSeptember 20, 2017
    Happy hour each day from 4:30 until 6pm is great. And it's not too crowded, so you can pick the best tables.
  • Alastair G.
    Alastair GoldfisherOctober 6, 2011
    Great staff. Despite the fish-centric nature of the restaurant, they were very accommodating of my vegan wishes, so don't hesitate to ask for something off menu
  • Kate E.
    Oysters were to die for as well as all the desserts. Appetisers and mains were nice but not mind blowing, which is what I would expect for the price. Friendly service but food was a little slow.
  • Megan
    MeganJune 29, 2013
    Happy hour is great, 4:30-7 $6 drinks and appetizers. The sliders are the best deal and check in for a free glass if champagne!
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsNovember 30, 2011
    Seeing the inside of Farallon is worth going for alone, but if you like seafood, put this on your must-do list. They also have a great happy hour!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TackachMarch 28, 2013
    Great specials, super friendly bartenders and the happy hour food menu has some great snacks on it. Would definitely go back.
  • Kui A.
    Kui AndersonSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    My absolute favorite seafood spot in the City. Spotted former Mayor Willie Brown with one of his blonde gf's dashing to the back room once while dining....tres cool!
  • Maybs M.
    Maybs MJune 5, 2014
    Visit Farallon's Jellyfish Lounge 4:30pm to 7pm daily to get a half dozen Drakes Bay oysters for the low low price of $6.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    If there's room, stop in at the bar for delicious cocktails and food. Gorgeous. Worth a trip.
  • Tim P.heart icon on user image
    Tim PursellAugust 6, 2014
    Tasting menu with wine pairing. Just save your pennies and do it. It might just change your life.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Dessert, crafted by Emily Luchetti and Terri Wu, is a must. Read more
  • Reg G.heart icon on user image
    Reg GarzaApril 19, 2014
    Make a reservation, and just enjoy. The food is amazing. Even the bread is unique!!
  • Lee H.heart icon on user image
    Lee HuffordDecember 15, 2019
    The Farallon restaurant is Incredible, but I love the Jelly Fish Bar!
  • John H.
    John HaberlandJuly 21, 2013
    Rated one of the Top 100 restaurants by SF Chronicle. Thought it was pretty good. Very nice selection of cocktails.
  • Christian C.
    Try the Duckfat Poached Alaskan Halibut - Truly, truly amazing. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Natalie K.heart icon on user image
    Natalie KJune 20, 2018
    Dollar oyster happy hour...and they give you the good oysters!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MakishimaSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Still one of the best seafood restaurants in SF after nearly 20 years!
  • Salty L.heart icon on user image
    Salty LassJuly 11, 2012
    Best happy hour in Union Square. Where else can you get 1/2 doz oysters for $6? Bliss.
  • Francesheart icon on user image
    FrancesSeptember 5, 2014
    Hh ends at 6pm now batendender might honor a happy drink. Def check out the jellyfish bar.
  • Kristan B.heart icon on user image
    Kristan BondeFebruary 11, 2014
    Amazing happy hour food and drinks. $6 manhattan at a classy place, all over that!
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BoraJune 3, 2012
    Happy hour menu is great. Sir at the oyster bar and chat up the super nice staff. Eat oysters.
  • Shadi B.
    Shadi BucklinDecember 28, 2014
    High end, good food but there are many better upscale options in SF. Much prefer Boulevard or Benu.
  • Tim H.heart icon on user image
    Tim HNovember 1, 2015
    The Hawaiian poke and the seared scallops are amazing.
  • Katy M.
    Katy MillerApril 5, 2012
    Amazing history to the building. Service was phenomenal and the food matched the decor and attitude.
  • Kimya K.
    Kimya KavehkarJune 12, 2012
    The female bartender (didn't catch her name) makes the best Old Cubans. We came here twice on our short stay!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardAugust 9, 2012
    Try the Baked Alaska with Hazelnut Liqueur Ice Cream - with @blogging4jobs and @mddelphis
  • Alex M.heart icon on user image
    Alex MartinezOctober 8, 2012
    Fantastic interior, great atmosphere and good food. Highly recommended.
  • Emily R.heart icon on user image
    Emily RoseSeptember 23, 2016
    Great happy hour / OYSTERS AND CLAMS BABY
  • Ben R.heart icon on user image
    Ben RussoJanuary 2, 2015
    Get your crab fix here. Or any other top notch seafood.
  • May V.heart icon on user image
    May VMarch 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    $6 sliders, oysters, and truffle fries? The happiest happy hour!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BarrettJanuary 1, 2015
    Having an incredible dinner w/ family at one if our favorites. Happy New Year!!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 1, 2011
    Seafood Seafood Seafood. Farallon is an institution in SF!
  • Anton S.heart icon on user image
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Whole wheat flour carrot cake is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandarsNovember 3, 2010
    One of the most amazing interiors in all of SF. The food is great too.
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisSeptember 30, 2015
    Just show, no quality. Platters tasted more like water than seafood. Entrees were very poor, salmon definitively not fresh. If you are a real seafood lover go to Pier Market at Pier39 or elsewhere.
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph ToweyMay 3, 2011
    The petite filet was perfectly prepared, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and carrots. Read more
  • Mark E.
    Mark ElfenbeinJuly 17, 2012
    All the food is miniaturized here - order lots and often!
  • N R.
    N RNovember 26, 2017
    Best happy hour in town
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