Farallon is one of the oldest and most established restaurants in San Francisco. It’s so ingrained in the city streets and culture that it’s almost too easy to overlook. With its residence right next to Union Square, many of us walk by it weekly but forget to go inside. But with a new chef and a completely revamped menu, Farallon has put itself back on the dining map.
One of the coolest things about Farallon is its décor. There are jellyfish hanging from the ceiling and mollusk-shaped chandeliers in the main dining room. I learned that the space houses a pool, for which the lights were originally made for. When they decided to build a restaurant above the pool, they decided to make the menu seafood-themed to pair with the marine atmosphere, and so Farallon was born.
Farallon’s new menu iteration is still seafood, but it is much more creative. Favorite dishes included the Dungeness crab and bone marrow—a unique take on surf and turf—and the sablefish, a flaky fish that was delicious with grilled sourdough and aioli.
Of course, summer desserts are hard to get wrong, and the nectarine cobbler was stellar. Farallon is looking and tasting as good as ever, and I highly recommend coming for dinner here and checking out their beautifully well-thought out menu.
450 Post Street
Open for dinner 4:30 – 9:30pm
Reservations highly recommended