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This highly acclaimed San Francisco seafood palace serves inventive coastal cuisine in a Union Square setting evocative of an underwater fantasy.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“Executive chef Mark Franz builds seafood entrées that surprise: filets arrive with a spoonful of delicate foam, a colorful purée, or bathed in an aromatic broth. A dressed-up raw bar provides fresh samplers from the world’s finest beds, and the signature Mariner cocktail (vodka, sherry, cucumber) provides a simple, refreshing complement. Playful, innovative desserts under famed pastry chef Emily Luchetti remain some of the best in the city.” - Gayot

From the Chef

“I cook for many reasons. I cook because I love to eat and I love to feed people. […] But whether I’m cooking at the restaurant or cooking at home for family and friends, I get as much pleasure from the process as I do the result.” – Chef Mark Franz


Located in San Francisco’s popular Union Square area, Farallon’s dramatic décor was designed by Pat Kuleto. The space evokes an underwater fantasy and features whimsical elements such as jellyfish chandeliers, a nautilus room, and a caviar staircase.


  • The 8 Best Seafood Spots in the Bay Area 2016 — Zagat
  • Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2015
  • Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area 2011-2016- San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Restaurants Near Union Square 2015 — Zagat
  • San Francisco's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 — Zagat
  • Three and half stars from San Francisco Chronicle 2010
  • Zagat rating of 4.5 out of 5
  • 6 New Chefs Reinvigorating Bay Area Restaurants 2016 - Table8

450 Post Street, #4
San Francisco, CA 94102

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Romantic, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 956-6969
  • Private Dining Room: Yes