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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  • "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!
  • 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 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.
  • Mind blowingly good. Mind blowingly expensive. A glass of Krug greeted us while we took off our coats. Oodles of courses out of a dream. Spring for the caviar addition because once in a lifetime.
  • One of the best tasting menus and dining experiences in the country.
  • If you cant get a table, or cant commit to the cost, you can sit in the bar for cocktails, Japanese whisky, and exquisite la carte bites. Theres even a bit of a late-night scene.
  • The nightly dishes change often, achieving the artsy, evocative heights chefs of Josh Skenes' ilk aspire to, but most importantly they are damn delicious.
  • Experience the state's most expensive restaurant for a cheap price with the a la carte options that are pulled straight from their tasting menu. Make a reservation soon before the secret gets out.
  • Elemental.
  • F&W: Check out Fat Noodle when it opens in 2015
  • Probably the most innovative bar in town.
  • Cocktail good, food so different and so delicious!