Orson Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

(Now Closed)
508 4th St (at Bryant St), San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
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  • elizabeth
  • falkner
  • french fries
  • cocktails
  • pizza
  • happy hour
  • brunch food
  • hidden gem
  • Caesar salad
  • cute
  • pastrami sandwiches
  • sticky toffee
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  • Showtime Network

    Elizabeth Faulkner’s demonstratively spectacular temple of food, not to mention ladies night on Thursdays. –Ilene Chaiken

    Showtime Network · June 18, 2010
  • Food Network

    Chef Falkner wows visitors at Orson with updated bar bites like her duck fat fries.

    Food Network · March 27, 2012
  • Epicurious

    The desserts here can't be missed! One standout is the delicate Rosebud Remastered dish: a rose creme brulee (less brulee than a very feathery mousse-like cloud) buoyed by pistachio and chili-saffron.

    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
  • brad l.

    duckfat fries. margarita. check. check. you can now die and go to heaven.

    brad lande · November 22, 2009
  • Morgan M.

    Kind of a hidden gem in SoMA, similar atmosphere to District or 25 Lusk, but spacious and never full. Happy Hour Friday til 7, no food specials though.

    Morgan Missen · May 15, 2011
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST UPSCALE PIZZA

    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
  • Keith R.

    They have bacon pizza.

    Keith Robinson · August 5, 2009
  • amanda k.

    best brunch in the city. never a wait, great food and bottomless mimosas!

    amanda kurtyka · June 6, 2010
  • David R.

    They're never open on Monday.

    David Recordon · April 24, 2009
  • James R.

    got reservations pretty easily through open table. food was above average for the cost, the service was solid, and the music was pretty damn good too!

    James Rouse Iñiguez · September 11, 2010
  • Rory K.

    I just had the worst $11 martini that you could imagine. The best part? It was in a novelty 4 oz glass.

    Rory Kane · July 16, 2010
  • Christine B.

    pizza with figs & blue cheese = tasty

    Christine Brumback · September 3, 2009
  • Johnny E.

    Not sure how there's a deal here considering they're only open for private events now...

    Johnny Evil · November 27, 2011
  • Victor H.

    Don't order the short ribs. No flavor.

    Victor Haseman · September 3, 2011
  • Brian L.

    Get the cupcakes after weekend brunch!

    Brian Lynch · July 9, 2011
  • The Feast

    Orson exists in a former nightclub and still gives off some of that vibe. Try the Caesar salad with pop rocks. Read more

    The Feast · June 13, 2011
  • Nikhil H.

    Found spinach macaroni as Yuck. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    Nikhil Hasija · March 9, 2011
  • Abbey K.

    Skip the specialty cocktails. Tiny, expensive, and not tasty.

    Abbey Keck · November 9, 2010
  • Casey S.

    Breakfast of Champions for dessert. Heavenly. Make sure you don't drive here on a game night at AT&T Park. Parking can be absolute hell.

    Casey Sword · October 8, 2010
  • Valeria K.

    Speak to Carl about the specials, he's the man!

    Valeria Kholostenko · June 3, 2012
  • BestOf

    Elizabeth Falkner's kitchen is quietly serving up the tastiest, most technically polished expressions of Cal-cuisine pizza in San Francisco. Read more

    BestOf · December 14, 2011
  • Rick R.

    Dont come here. This place really sucks. Especially the service.

    Rick Reicker · October 21, 2011
  • Gregarious N.

    Duck-fat Fries. Enough said.

    Gregarious Narain · September 17, 2011
  • lindsay m.

    Duck fat fries.

    lindsay m. · September 10, 2011
  • Veronica H.

    Great brunch spot- make sure that you get the doughnuts!

    Veronica H · September 7, 2011
  • Charlie S.

    TuneTug is live for the bloom party. Everyone controls the music at TuneTug.com

    Charlie Springer · July 29, 2011
  • Hector R.

    Great food. Excellent service.

    Hector Rodas · April 15, 2011
  • Erik C.

    Great food and atmosphere. Make sure to skip the tiny, not-tasty "signature cocktails."

    Erik Cox · November 6, 2010
  • Nikki J.

    For brunch, they have an entree listed that consists solely of thick-cut bacon & cane syrup. Sinfully indulgent.

    Nikki Judge · September 1, 2010
  • Peregrinator

    If they have it order the Rabbit pasta - amazing!

    Peregrinator · September 1, 2010
  • William D.

    My roommate used to be a chef here...haha

    William Diaz · July 15, 2010
  • Kate K.

    best cocktail hour in the city! plus, the chef is really cute!

    Kate Kelly · June 19, 2010
  • eM L.

    not much for vegetarians to eat but great atmosphere

    eM Le · May 22, 2010
  • Tara M.

    Pastrami sandwich w/fries for lunch!

    Tara Marchand · February 2, 2010
  • Sean L.

    flawless martini, gorgeous space

    Sean Livingston · November 22, 2009
  • Taffi Z.

    The food sucked. There were four of us and all of thought the food sucked. Even the most expensive bottle of Syrah sucked. Don't go!

    Taffi Zaidi · September 28, 2009
  • Nikhil H.

    Found Villa Villekulla as Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    Nikhil Hasija · March 9, 2011
  • Marielle N.

    Try the Sticky Toffee NOLA for dessert. Those tobasco lime gels are the right kind of kick with that creole cream cheese.

    Marielle Nuval · November 23, 2009

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