Orson Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

Wine Bar, Lounge, American
$ $
508 4th St (at Bryant St)
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 777-1508



  • Chef Falkner wows visitors at Orson with updated bar bites like her duck fat fries.
  • The desserts here can't be missed! One standout is the delicate Rosebud Remastered dish: a rose creme brulee (less brulee than a very feathery mousse-like cloud) buoyed by pistachio and chili-saffron.
  • duckfat fries. margarita. check. check. you can now die and go to heaven.
  • Kind of a hidden gem in SoMA, similar atmosphere to District or 25 Lusk, but spacious and never full. Happy Hour Friday til 7, no food specials though.
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST UPSCALE PIZZA
  • They have bacon pizza.
  • best brunch in the city. never a wait, great food and bottomless mimosas!
  • They're never open on Monday.
  • got reservations pretty easily through open table. food was above average for the cost, the service was solid, and the music was pretty damn good too!
  • I just had the worst $11 martini that you could imagine. The best part? It was in a novelty 4 oz glass.
  • Not sure how there's a deal here considering they're only open for private events now...
  • Don't order the short ribs. No flavor.
  • Get the cupcakes after weekend brunch!
  • Orson exists in a former nightclub and still gives off some of that vibe. Try the Caesar salad with pop rocks.
  • Found spinach macaroni as Yuck. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com
  • Skip the specialty cocktails. Tiny, expensive, and not tasty.
  • Speak to Carl about the specials, he's the man!
  • Elizabeth Falkner's kitchen is quietly serving up the tastiest, most technically polished expressions of Cal-cuisine pizza in San Francisco.
  • Dont come here. This place really sucks. Especially the service.
  • Duck-fat Fries. Enough said.

Nearby places

500 4th St (at Bryant St)
399 4th Street (at Harrison St)
25 Lusk St (off Townsend St, btwn 3rd & 4th St)