Saison

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Details
178 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 828-7990
New American
$ $ $ $
Hours
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
  • "This award-winning restaurant, notorious for having one of the priciest tasting menus in the United States, recently moved...to 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!
  • 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.
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST RESTAURANT ESCAPE
  • snag the chef's table steps from the walk-in and stove
  • Saisons tasting menu costs $398 per person. Before a meal veers into sea urchin, abalone, and hairy pig, for example, you might be served a mound of caviar paired with biscuits fresh from the oven.
  • Very nice meal, but costs about twice what it should - so kind of a rip off! Spend your dining dollars at Benu instead.
  • Saison was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Wheres your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience.
  • I recall wondering what type of vinegar was used in a dish, expecting wine. It turned out to be fermented sea cucumber guts. Doesnt sound great, but it was so subtle and delicious. - Mitchell Davis