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Farallon

Farallon

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • Emily R.
    "Great happy hour / OYSTERS AND CLAMS BABY"(14 Tips)
    Kate E.
    "Oysters were to die for as well as all the desserts."(9 Tips)
    Lach T.
    "delicious $6 sliders."(2 Tips)
    Christian C.
    "Try the Duckfat Poached Alaskan Halibut - Truly, truly amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • Francis A.
    Francis Alvarez3 weeks ago
    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! !
  • Nick F.
    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!
  • Turki A.
    Turki AkMay 25, 2014
    It was a great experience. Nice service excellent food I highly recommend if your are around to try this restaurant even though it is expansive but it worth every dollar. ❤️
  • Kristan B.
    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!!
  • Kathy Z.
    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.
  • Rick M.
    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
  • 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.
  • Anika D.
    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 :-)
  • 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!
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Specialties: Iced seafood platters; carpaccio; Champagne-poached lobster; any dessert including chocolate bites. Read more
  • 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.
  • Jess K.
    Jess KonoApril 27, 2015
    The oysters and scallops were my favorite but ! Ever the trout was also done well :)
    Upvoted Apr 2
  • Manny
    MannyAugust 14, 2014
    Excellent food, truly impeccable service, and fair prices. If evening cove oysters are available, definitely get a few!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    If there's room, stop in at the bar for delicious cocktails and food. Gorgeous. Worth a trip.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Christian C.
    Try the Duckfat Poached Alaskan Halibut - Truly, truly amazing. (via @Foodspotting)
  • 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.
  • Reg G.
    Reg GarzaApril 19, 2014
    Make a reservation, and just enjoy. The food is amazing. Even the bread is unique!!
  • Katy M.
    Katy MillerApril 5, 2012
    Amazing history to the building. Service was phenomenal and the food matched the decor and attitude.
  • Kristan B.
    Kristan BondeFebruary 11, 2014
    Amazing happy hour food and drinks. $6 manhattan at a classy place, all over that!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellAugust 6, 2014
    Tasting menu with wine pairing. Just save your pennies and do it. It might just change your life.
  • 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!
  • Shadi B.
    Shadi BucklinDecember 28, 2014
    High end, good food but there are many better upscale options in SF. Much prefer Boulevard or Benu.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Dessert, crafted by Emily Luchetti and Terri Wu, is a must. Read more
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardAugust 9, 2012
    Try the Baked Alaska with Hazelnut Liqueur Ice Cream - with @blogging4jobs and @mddelphis
  • Tim H.
    Tim HNovember 1, 2015
    The Hawaiian poke and the seared scallops are amazing.
  • Salty L.
    Salty LassJuly 11, 2012
    Best happy hour in Union Square. Where else can you get 1/2 doz oysters for $6? Bliss.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MartinezOctober 8, 2012
    Fantastic interior, great atmosphere and good food. Highly recommended.
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph ToweyMay 3, 2011
    The petite filet was perfectly prepared, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and carrots. Read more
  • Frances
    FrancesSeptember 5, 2014
    Hh ends at 6pm now batendender might honor a happy drink. Def check out the jellyfish bar.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MakishimaSeptember 8, 2014
    Still one of the best seafood restaurants in SF after nearly 20 years!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin MillerFebruary 14, 2011
    Infant size portions, adult size prices - however, would definitely go back for another Moscow mule !
  • Nick Y.
    Nick YSeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great wine list! Good Burgundies and sometimes even good quality Burgundies by the glass!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HalstedMarch 31, 2011
    The NZ snapper in lobster broth with Gnocci was to die for!
  • ZAGAT
    ZAGATMarch 10, 2010
    Unwind with happy hour in the lounge every night from 4:30–7 PM, where snacks and drinks are each $6.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 1, 2011
    Seafood Seafood Seafood. Farallon is an institution in SF!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Farallon, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandarsNovember 3, 2010
    One of the most amazing interiors in all of SF. The food is great too.
  • May V.
    May VMarch 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    $6 sliders, oysters, and truffle fries? The happiest happy hour!
  • Mohamed R.
    Mohamed RizkJune 22, 2013
    I didn't really like their food, they are expensive and the amount of food is close to just samples. The lighting is so bad unless you like dark areas when eating. Btw, Reservation is required.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 11, 2016
    When you visit Farallon, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseSeptember 23, 2016
    Great happy hour / OYSTERS AND CLAMS BABY
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    Whole wheat flour carrot cake is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Trumer P.
    Trumer PilsSeptember 2, 2010
    Every night from 4:30 to 7:00 is Happy Hour, where you can enjoy snacks with your Trumer for just $6.
  • Chris
    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.
  • Prince Z.
    Prince ZukoFebruary 12, 2012
    Truffle fries on the HH menu are terrific!
  • Mark E.
    Mark ElfenbeinJuly 17, 2012
    All the food is miniaturized here - order lots and often!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BarrettJanuary 1, 2015
    Having an incredible dinner w/ family at one if our favorites. Happy New Year!!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Farallon!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoJanuary 2, 2015
    Get your crab fix here. Or any other top notch seafood.
  • george h.
    george haffJune 12, 2011
    phenomenal cocktail menu
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • Teresa Y.
    Teresa YaoJune 19, 2015
    Yes happy hour. Expensive without. Would go on work account.
  • pdubdub
    pdubdubApril 16
    Nice restaurant, great service, but way overpriced for the size of portions.
  • Svetlana
    SvetlanaSeptember 22, 2014
    Rather expensive, small plates, nice service
  • Marc D.
    Marc D.May 4, 2010
    beet salad, scallops (err, scallop, singular), and ahi tuna all are killer
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in Farallon, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Nabeel H.
    Nabeel HyattOctober 25, 2013
    Good private room for dinner
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 30, 2013
    Whole wheat flour carrot cake
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChinMarch 6, 2012
    Mackerel was an excellent second course!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BayugaJanuary 26, 2012
    6 oysters $6 plus other $6 goodies 4:30-7 daily
  • Dan C.
    Dan CroakJune 14, 2013
    Order the sea bass.
  • katherine c.
    katherine claireDecember 21, 2013
    Best Manhattan EVER!
  • Lauren V.
    Lauren VargaSeptember 11, 2010
    The menu changes everyday and the food is phenomenal. It's worth it.
  • Ade L.
    Ade LeeJune 15, 2014
    Happy hour! Check in for some bubbly!
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.August 20, 2012
    get the lobster bisque!
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WebberAugust 2, 2010
    Order the Carrot Cake! It's delicious!
  • kevin d.
    kevin dopkeMarch 2, 2015
    Seafood galore!
  • Arthur V.
    Arthur VerslootAugust 14, 2011
    Great food!!
  • anne j.
    anne jAugust 17, 2009
    need to go back soon!
  • Celia M.
    Celia Marin ChiuntiAugust 23, 2013
    El menú degustación es muy recomendable y para el vino déjese consentir por el sommelier.
  • Cíntia L.
    Cíntia LevitaApril 7, 2015
    Great decoration!
  • Priscila C.
    Priscila CnrCnrJune 13, 2015
    Tudo do mar é bom
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