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



  • "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 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!
  • 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.
  • Reserve the Chefs Table and youll be sitting smack in the middle of the kitchen with prime views of all the action. - Inspector
  • 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.
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST RESTAURANT ESCAPE
  • snag the chef's table steps from the walk-in and stove
  • Such an amazing dining experience. The food here is incredible. Although a bit on the expensive side worth it though!
  • The menu is always changing, and that's exciting with fresh ingredients from California. Expect to enjoy a 3 he meal. Don't forget to add caviar service!!
  • 3 Star, most $$$$ place in SF
  • Had a seat by the kitchen, making it a delight to watch them prepare the food. Every dish was prepared and presented well.

Nearby places

679 3rd St (Townsend St)
216 Townsend St (btwn Ritch & 3rd St)