Farallon

★★★★★
  • 450 Post St 4

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: Between Mason and Powell sts., adjoining the Kensington Park Hotel, Union Square

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  • 415-956-6969

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Farallon is an excellent seafood restaurant choice in San Francisco at Union Square. The restaurant has a seafood grotto decor, which I found to be whimsical and amusing. I went there with a group of people and we ordered a variety of seafood dishes. Every single one of us loved our meal and we had nothing but compliments for the chef and server. I'd recommend this place to any seafood lover!

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Farallon is an excellent seafood restaurant choice in San Francisco at Union Square. The restaurant has a seafood grotto decor, which I found to be whimsical and amusing. I went there with a group of people and we ordered a variety of seafood dishes. Every single one of us loved our meal and we had nothing but compliments for the chef and server. I'd recommend this place to any seafood lover!

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I had a good experience at Farallon when I had a business meeting there. The service was great and the food was excellent. The food was cooked and presented to perfection.l

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I had a good experience at Farallon when I had a business meeting there. The service was great and the food was excellent. The food was cooked and presented to perfection.l

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First of all, this is a high end restaurant, they take reservations, and most people go well dressed. I like to go to restaurants with great food but I do not like to dress up, and its nice to have the option to dress just "comfortable".

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First of all, this is a high end restaurant, they take reservations, and most people go well dressed. I like to go to restaurants with great food but I do not like to dress up, and its nice to have the option to dress just "comfortable".

Pros: Good food

Cons: Price

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Our experience started with the butter which was great and went uphill from there. The Mediterannean Shellfish Soup was light and incredibly flavorful. The seared Kona Blue Kampachi with a light paprika dusting with a truffle ravioli and

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Our experience started with the butter which was great and went uphill from there. The Mediterannean Shellfish Soup was light and incredibly flavorful. The seared Kona Blue Kampachi with a light paprika dusting with a truffle ravioli and

Pros: don't even have to go outside if you are at the Post Thestre

Cons: pricey but worth it

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Farallon is a San Francisco "has been" that should be embarrassed to consider itself an elite restaurant in this town. I recently had dinner at Farallon and the whole experience was down right unacceptable for the price tag. \r
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Farallon is a San Francisco "has been" that should be embarrassed to consider itself an elite restaurant in this town. I recently had dinner at Farallon and the whole experience was down right unacceptable for the price tag. \r
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My favorite dish at Farallon is the grand prix platter dish. A two-level dish of shrimps, clams, oysters, lobsters and crabs are brought to the table, which gives a WOW to the table. The entre is a little less appealing but it does have a

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★★★★★

My favorite dish at Farallon is the grand prix platter dish. A two-level dish of shrimps, clams, oysters, lobsters and crabs are brought to the table, which gives a WOW to the table. The entre is a little less appealing but it does have a

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Romantic and special. Good food, lively atmosphere and great service.\r
A pleasure to dine here. We will definately return often.

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★★★★★

Romantic and special. Good food, lively atmosphere and great service.\r
A pleasure to dine here. We will definately return often.

Pros: Atmosphere, food, ambiance and good service.

Cons: A little pricey.

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OK, so I felt like I had to write and tell of my positive experience @ Farallon. First things first. We were late for our reservation but they worked with us and made sure we had a nice booth just the same. The valet parking was fast,

3
★★★★★

OK, so I felt like I had to write and tell of my positive experience @ Farallon. First things first. We were late for our reservation but they worked with us and made sure we had a nice booth just the same. The valet parking was fast,

Pros: Decor, Food

Cons: Price only.

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This is a really, really good seafood restaurant (and the meat dishes are great too!).\r
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The shellfish and fish are really fresh, there is a wonderful selection of oysters and the food is very well prepared and presented.\r
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This is a really, really good seafood restaurant (and the meat dishes are great too!).\r
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The shellfish and fish are really fresh, there is a wonderful selection of oysters and the food is very well prepared and presented.\r
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For all of it's 20,000 Leagues under the sea decor, Farallon is 20,000 leagues away from the big league...\r
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I had a very disappointing experience at, what I had heard to be one of Americas top ten seafood restaurants. The signs were

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For all of it's 20,000 Leagues under the sea decor, Farallon is 20,000 leagues away from the big league...\r
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I had a very disappointing experience at, what I had heard to be one of Americas top ten seafood restaurants. The signs were

Pros: Food comes quickly so you can leave sooner

Cons: one giant con if you ask me

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My husband and I recently went to this resturaunt for our anniversary and made reservations on the internet. We were very excited when we arrived and our table was immediatly ready and wonderfully located. The kitchen was located in the

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My husband and I recently went to this resturaunt for our anniversary and made reservations on the internet. We were very excited when we arrived and our table was immediatly ready and wonderfully located. The kitchen was located in the

Pros: Decor, Service

Cons: Poor Food, High Price

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I was looking for a good restaurant in San Francisco for quite some time. Having spent almost two years in this city (after moving here from Europe) I had hard times finding something that can live up to my expectations. Now I am writing

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I was looking for a good restaurant in San Francisco for quite some time. Having spent almost two years in this city (after moving here from Europe) I had hard times finding something that can live up to my expectations. Now I am writing

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My BF and I wanted a nice seafood dinner on a Friday night, so we tried Farallon. It was really good. We started with pork terrine for me and stuffed calamari for him. His was fantastic: the calamari was cooked perfectly and the mushroom

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My BF and I wanted a nice seafood dinner on a Friday night, so we tried Farallon. It was really good. We started with pork terrine for me and stuffed calamari for him. His was fantastic: the calamari was cooked perfectly and the mushroom

Pros: Setting, seafood, service

Cons: Somewhat noisy, menu a bit inconsistent

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Based on good reviews and our liking for seafood, my boyfriend and I made reservations to celebrate our anniversary. \r
We parked in a garage about a block and a half away. It was saturday and the place was pretty packed. So we ordered a

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Based on good reviews and our liking for seafood, my boyfriend and I made reservations to celebrate our anniversary. \r
We parked in a garage about a block and a half away. It was saturday and the place was pretty packed. So we ordered a

Pros: The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The decor is fun. The food is good.

Cons: The vent above the booth where we were seated made me cold. Use valet!

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My wife and I read the reviews, looked at the website, walked by and read the menu. Seemed like a nice place. Expecting a nice dinner, we were greeted by a staff that was either disinterested, incompetent or just plain rude. I am not

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★★★★★

My wife and I read the reviews, looked at the website, walked by and read the menu. Seemed like a nice place. Expecting a nice dinner, we were greeted by a staff that was either disinterested, incompetent or just plain rude. I am not

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I've heard mixed reviews of this restaurant. To me, I only go by the my own personal experiences, within reason, of course. Quite honestly, I was hoping for a great experience, but was prepared for a mediocre one. Thankfully, our dining

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I've heard mixed reviews of this restaurant. To me, I only go by the my own personal experiences, within reason, of course. Quite honestly, I was hoping for a great experience, but was prepared for a mediocre one. Thankfully, our dining

Pros: Decor, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Parking

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wow. were we surprised about a client dinner at farallon on thursday night, december 7th, 2006.\r
i had a very special client in town from a part of the US that doesn't herald seafood as we know it here in the bay area, so i thought it

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wow. were we surprised about a client dinner at farallon on thursday night, december 7th, 2006.\r
i had a very special client in town from a part of the US that doesn't herald seafood as we know it here in the bay area, so i thought it

Pros: you get to admire a well designed restaraunt with a cute theme...

Cons: the 'experience'. your not there to look at the pretty lamps. your there to eat.

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My husband brought me here for my birthday and it was an incredible experience. The decor is absolutely fabulous. We split the raw seafood platter and had a cheese plate for dessert. Even though it was incredibly expensive, it was

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★★★★★

My husband brought me here for my birthday and it was an incredible experience. The decor is absolutely fabulous. We split the raw seafood platter and had a cheese plate for dessert. Even though it was incredibly expensive, it was

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The drinks, at least, used to be great here. Lately, the old standbys have changed for the markedly worse. The food has always been not what you quite wanted it to be, even at a lesser price scale. I've gotten really tired of the

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★★★★★

The drinks, at least, used to be great here. Lately, the old standbys have changed for the markedly worse. The food has always been not what you quite wanted it to be, even at a lesser price scale. I've gotten really tired of the

Pros: Convenient location

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Service was great, dungeness appetizer was great. i had the grilled snapper. the fish came not de-boned, which wasn't a problem for me (i was with my boyfriend), but could ahve been awkward for business or more formal dining. it was

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Service was great, dungeness appetizer was great. i had the grilled snapper. the fish came not de-boned, which wasn't a problem for me (i was with my boyfriend), but could ahve been awkward for business or more formal dining. it was

Pros: service, appetizers

Cons: entrees were weak

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My girlfriend and I ate here earlier this month. We were seated just a few minutes on arrival by very attentive staff and were made to feel very welcome. The waiter was very friendly and helpful and gave us some good recommendations. The

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My girlfriend and I ate here earlier this month. We were seated just a few minutes on arrival by very attentive staff and were made to feel very welcome. The waiter was very friendly and helpful and gave us some good recommendations. The

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While this restaurant is beautiful (Disneyesque) and the food might have been very good, we were too tired and unhappy to appreciate either. This is probably the worst service I have ever had--totally inattentive. We were seated 30

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While this restaurant is beautiful (Disneyesque) and the food might have been very good, we were too tired and unhappy to appreciate either. This is probably the worst service I have ever had--totally inattentive. We were seated 30

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this place is as good as everyone says it is. service is somewhat slow but very hands-on when they're there. the only gaffe was a questionable wine recommendation by the server but we were able to easily exchange it for a better option.

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this place is as good as everyone says it is. service is somewhat slow but very hands-on when they're there. the only gaffe was a questionable wine recommendation by the server but we were able to easily exchange it for a better option.

Pros: fresh seafood and romantic setting

Cons: slow service but hands-on

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My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner at Farallon which was exquisite. The food was amazing and the decor is both funky (in the bar area) and grand (in the big dining room). My favorite part of the evening is when our waiter

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My husband surprised me with a birthday dinner at Farallon which was exquisite. The food was amazing and the decor is both funky (in the bar area) and grand (in the big dining room). My favorite part of the evening is when our waiter

Pros: Great seafood, excellent service

Cons: need to make reservation ahead of time

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The Citysearch critic who wrote her opinion of the place must have had a bad day. This is one of the classics of San Francisco. I have gone there for years and it is consistently fabulous. Also I am in my 30's and she describes it as

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★★★★★

The Citysearch critic who wrote her opinion of the place must have had a bad day. This is one of the classics of San Francisco. I have gone there for years and it is consistently fabulous. Also I am in my 30's and she describes it as

Pros: Elegant great service, great food and wine valet parking!

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This is one of my most favorite places in the city! I came here for my birthday when I first moved here and proceeded to go here for every other special occasion until I finally branched out! Still, it remains one of my favorites. The

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This is one of my most favorite places in the city! I came here for my birthday when I first moved here and proceeded to go here for every other special occasion until I finally branched out! Still, it remains one of my favorites. The

Pros: Food, service, decor

Cons: A bit pricey but worth it!

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This has been our "go to" celebration spot since it opened in 1997. It's as fresh today as it has always been. The food is delicious and innovative without being contrived. The staff is always friendly, efficient and very knowledgable.

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This has been our "go to" celebration spot since it opened in 1997. It's as fresh today as it has always been. The food is delicious and innovative without being contrived. The staff is always friendly, efficient and very knowledgable.

Pros: great feel, great staff, great food

Cons: expensive, loud

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Amazing!! Every time we eat at Farallon we have an incredible time! The waitstaff and sommeliers are well polished and never stuffy, the food is always creative and delicious and the decor is an underwater world that you have to see to

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★★★★★

Amazing!! Every time we eat at Farallon we have an incredible time! The waitstaff and sommeliers are well polished and never stuffy, the food is always creative and delicious and the decor is an underwater world that you have to see to

Pros: service, food, decor

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I have dined in most of the highend restaurants in the city and Farallon is the one I will always go back to. The Food is always amazing and the menu changes frequently so we always have new things to fall in love with! The decor is a

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I have dined in most of the highend restaurants in the city and Farallon is the one I will always go back to. The Food is always amazing and the menu changes frequently so we always have new things to fall in love with! The decor is a

Pros: Always Changing menu, Fantastic Service, Decor

Cons: have yet to find one

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My experience at the Farallon did not come close to matching it's reputation for a wonderful dining experience. Everything I ordered was horrible. I sent back my sashimi appetizer and salad with figs as they were barely edible and surely

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★★★★★

My experience at the Farallon did not come close to matching it's reputation for a wonderful dining experience. Everything I ordered was horrible. I sent back my sashimi appetizer and salad with figs as they were barely edible and surely

Pros: decor, service

Cons: food/taste, price

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I went into Farallon last night (Tues) with a friend who i was trying to impress. Did not dissapoint. Everyone who worked there looked happy and came across as very helpful. Menu was explained by very knowledgeable server and when the food

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★★★★★

I went into Farallon last night (Tues) with a friend who i was trying to impress. Did not dissapoint. Everyone who worked there looked happy and came across as very helpful. Menu was explained by very knowledgeable server and when the food

Pros: food, service

Cons: parking

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The prices were all too high - maybe it works for tourists, but for locals, a much better deal for better food can be found at many other restaurants. Our server was competent, but literally didn't speak a single word to us the entire

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★★★★★

The prices were all too high - maybe it works for tourists, but for locals, a much better deal for better food can be found at many other restaurants. Our server was competent, but literally didn't speak a single word to us the entire

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The Farallon restaurant, and Tavern on the Green in New York, have only one thing in common more or less, judging by reviews: Atmosphere. Otherwise, Farallon is more akin to Gary Danko, in food and service. It is an excellent special

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The Farallon restaurant, and Tavern on the Green in New York, have only one thing in common more or less, judging by reviews: Atmosphere. Otherwise, Farallon is more akin to Gary Danko, in food and service. It is an excellent special

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

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This place is absolutely gorgeous. The service is professional and felt like I was catered to at every whim, even if excessively so. We didn't have a reservation but was seated promptly and enjoyed their 3 course-prix fixe (before 6pm).

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This place is absolutely gorgeous. The service is professional and felt like I was catered to at every whim, even if excessively so. We didn't have a reservation but was seated promptly and enjoyed their 3 course-prix fixe (before 6pm).

Pros: SERVICE, FOOD, DECOR

Cons: price

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having had our share of top notch dining experiences throughout the world, our dinner at farrallon this past sunday night was, well, not even near the middle. nothing, except for the decor, met our expectations. the food lacked greatly in

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having had our share of top notch dining experiences throughout the world, our dinner at farrallon this past sunday night was, well, not even near the middle. nothing, except for the decor, met our expectations. the food lacked greatly in

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food creativity, service

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When I was unable to get into Masa, I called Farallon and booked a table for one.
I had been to this great place only once before and although not my first choice,
it will be the first place I return to next time in San Francisco (even if

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When I was unable to get into Masa, I called Farallon and booked a table for one.
I had been to this great place only once before and although not my first choice,
it will be the first place I return to next time in San Francisco (even if

Pros: Top knotch, Great Service, Wine List

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very expensive, small portions! I don't mind paying the price, but I don't like to leave a restaurant hungry.

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very expensive, small portions! I don't mind paying the price, but I don't like to leave a restaurant hungry.

Cons: very expensive, small portions

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I have eaten in all the best restaurants in California. Great ones in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Farallon is one of the best. The food was excellent. Everything was cooked very well. I've been there three times now and the menu

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I have eaten in all the best restaurants in California. Great ones in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Farallon is one of the best. The food was excellent. Everything was cooked very well. I've been there three times now and the menu

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Every aspect of our meal was perfect at Farallon. The food was outstanding and the sercice was better than any I've had in the city.

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Every aspect of our meal was perfect at Farallon. The food was outstanding and the sercice was better than any I've had in the city.

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I think this restaurant is sooo pretty, I absolutely love the decor. That being said they really need to work on their food portions. I am a 115 lbs. girl who never leaves a restaurant hungry until I went their. NEVER again will I eat

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I think this restaurant is sooo pretty, I absolutely love the decor. That being said they really need to work on their food portions. I am a 115 lbs. girl who never leaves a restaurant hungry until I went their. NEVER again will I eat

Pros: decor

Cons: portions of food

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the seafood here is really fresh. i really like the taste! it seems very different here than all the other seafood places i go to. nice view and really fancy.

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the seafood here is really fresh. i really like the taste! it seems very different here than all the other seafood places i go to. nice view and really fancy.

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I brought out-of-town friends here, and I can't believe I wasted their one SF dining experience at Farrallon. The decor was different, but not in a good way. The food was very expensive, and we all left hungry even though we had three

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I brought out-of-town friends here, and I can't believe I wasted their one SF dining experience at Farrallon. The decor was different, but not in a good way. The food was very expensive, and we all left hungry even though we had three

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Popped into Farallon for a Thursday lunch and the DineAboutTown special. Decor is the big draw here, the Lost World of Atlantis motif gets you ready for some seafood. My friend had the whitebean mint pesto soup which she gave high praise

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Popped into Farallon for a Thursday lunch and the DineAboutTown special. Decor is the big draw here, the Lost World of Atlantis motif gets you ready for some seafood. My friend had the whitebean mint pesto soup which she gave high praise

Pros: Decor, Excellent Service

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I don't know which is better, Farallon's food or its out-of-this world decor. Great seafood prepared in both traditional and inventive ways. It was named one of the country's best new restaurants in 1997 when it opened. The crazy yet elegant underwater decorating theme was featured on Home & Garden TV. I love the booths that look like they're right out of "The Little Mermaid." Great place to eat before seeing a show at the Post Theater next door.

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I don't know which is better, Farallon's food or its out-of-this world decor. Great seafood prepared in both traditional and inventive ways. It was named one of the country's best new restaurants in 1997 when it opened. The crazy yet elegant underwater decorating theme was featured on Home & Garden TV. I love the booths that look like they're right out of "The Little Mermaid." Great place to eat before seeing a show at the Post Theater next door.

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Extragavant and high class seafood restaurant with an amazing Atlantis-like decor. The food is delicious. Makes for a great romantic night out or a fancy dinner with your vacationing friends.

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Extragavant and high class seafood restaurant with an amazing Atlantis-like decor. The food is delicious. Makes for a great romantic night out or a fancy dinner with your vacationing friends.

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Well known among the expense-account and anniversary set for its elaborate decor of undersea fantasias that change from room to room, Farallon's cuisine has been nicely updated since its dot-com heyday. Executive chef Mark Franz builds…

 

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