Row 1

178 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 828-7990
New American
$ $ $ $
Tue–Sat: 5:30 PM–9:30 PM

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  • Reserve the Chefs Table and youll be sitting smack in the middle of the kitchen with prime views of all the action. - Inspector
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST RESTAURANT ESCAPE
  • "This award-winning restaurant, notorious for having one of the priciest tasting menus in the United States, recently a 19th-century, brick-and-timber building." -Fodors on TripExpert
  • After receiving two Michelin stars, the farm-to-table Saison moved to a grander space in SoMa. Tasting menus highlight local ingredients, sourced from foragers and farmers markets.
  • The salon area offers both the full tasting menu and a la carte options. Although further away from the open kitchen, it's next to the window so makes for a good bright spot on a nice day!
  • Chef Joshua Skenes dishes are seasonal and local, paying homage to Californias bounty while honoring a French education ascertained under chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean Georges.
  • If you can't be in Burgundy, be at Saison
  • Tasting menu without add-ons (no truffle menu extension needed). Get there a bit early so you can have a glass of complimentary champagne at the bar
  • White truffles.
  • Wine pairing is quite a bit of wine so it may be best to have the sommelier pick a couple glasses instead. Staff is great here ask them lots of questions during this special dining experience.
  • The open wood fire allows chef Joshua Skenes to create deep, soothing umami from a bowl of bonito dashi with toasted grains and greens, followed by a big slab of roasted beet and bone marrow. Try it!
  • ...entrance is through their kitchen! They serve seasonally fresh & locally sourced food exquisitely, which is meticulously prepared, unique, & very delicious! 8-Course Menu + Wine pairing = Fantastic
  • The sea urchin with liquid toast and tangerine ice cream are just beyond amazing.
  • John Skenes does an amazing job infusing fresh local ingredients in his menu. Tasting menu is heavily seafood based - $398 per person. Amazing food, amazing service. 3 Michelin star worthy.
  • Not just a three-star Michelin restaurant, but also a great cocktail bar.
  • Classic, clean. But not a revelation. If you think that $300 should go beyond impeccable technique, should be inventive, artistic, and truly delightful...this may not be the place for you.
  • Saison might be the consummate San Francisco fine dining experience. Chef Joshua Skenes and partner and wine director Mark Bright describe the Saison experience as rustic luxury.
  • snag the chef's table steps from the walk-in and stove
  • They're only open on the weekends and are reservation only but trust me, the food will blow you away. The menu changes every week to stay true to farm fresh ideals. Be careful of the farm egg once you
  • Surprisingly meh.