339 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.785664 -122.411211
Tuesday To Wednesday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Tenderloin, Northeast
This cabin-like, eco-conscious Tenderloin's restaurant's contemporary American menu focuses on sustainable and seasonal produce and meats sourced from within 100 miles. – Local foodies and out-of-towners staying at the Mark Twain sink into chocolate-colored tufted booths, at this Union Square-area restaurant. The aqua marine color scheme is complemented by vintage boat oars, a giant clock, and paintings of fishermen and farmers. The New American menu changes daily, but one thing's certain: All ingredients originate from within 100 miles of the kitchen. Made-to-order, pan-cooked chowder--filled with plump seafood and a hint of smoky bacon--is perfect for chilly SF nights, while stellar entrees include a grilled pork chop, whose crispy edges give way to a super-juicy, salt-brined center, and a lovely grilled salmon gets paired with a variety of flavors, including tender squash, diced pancetta and housemade potato gnocchi. All-organic cocktails provide a chic spin on classics, such as the addictive Taylor St. margarita, served martini-style (sans salted rim) with sweet agave nectar.
Fabulous! – When it comes to restaurants, I am very picky, but Fish & Farm was fabulous! Their housemade papardelle is to-die-for, so are the hand-mashed red potatoes. For my main course, I chose the Prime Rib. It was juicy and delicious. Overall, I had a great experience at Fish & Farm and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great dinner in San Francisco.
Uber Fresh – good fresh food that tasted very healthy. Lamb and bass were very good. great service and pleasant, yet different decor. everyone seemed very happy to be there including the staff. good house cocktails and great 100 mile concept - all ingredients are sourced within 100 miles of the restaurant.
Incredible Find – Our group of four absolutely fell in love with this place. After hearing all the buzz we made reservations. Seated only 5 minutes late on a busy Thursday so not so bad. First off, the decor is striking. Cool tiffany blue offset by rich chocolate booth seating. Two original mural pieces frame one wall and the mirrors on the opposite wall give it a "bigger" feel. We all found the menu solid with many choices--lots of fresh fish to choose from. The white chowder actually has local clams, oysters, and squid in it. So I would say that is a clear statement of intention. Local, local. The grilled sardines were cooked perfectly and nice and crisp off the grill. We also shared a grilled "wedge" salad with again, local blue cheese. Entrees included, again, local churro lamb from Pt. Reyes with creamy potatoes--yum, yum, yum. We also chowed down fresh ling cod line caught off of Bolinas. So these folks really have their local attitude down and wear it on their sleeve. We came on a night when both owners were there. One handles all the wine service and offers little tastes of things he and the co-owner appear to be drinking. The other owner seems like the designated greeter who charms everyone. What a pair working the room. I loved the wine list. 40 wines under $50 and all fantastic in my book. Ten wines by the glass--all unique and not really offered elsewhere. The previous reviewer called them pedestrian but I don't get that at all. There was an obscure French Rhone and a great Loire Sauvignon Blanc and a nice Riesling by the glass. They also offer one "hard to find" wine by the glass every night. Our night was a Ridge York Creek Zin. Overall we were very happy that we had great service for once. And no one tried to rush us out. We give them an A+ and will go back. It's so hard to find such good service in SF and here we found it.
Kinda creepy decor, average food, and good service – Let's get it out of the way that the service was good. The folks serving us did a nice job and were very attentive.
So, one would think that this restaurant would have some special assimilation with the farm or use products used by local farms, but it's not true. Thoughout dinner, we were trying to figure out what exactly this restaurant was trying to carve out for itself as a special place.
The cold soup we were given to open up the meal was a puree of celery root and pear, but all of us agreed that it had a fishy odor.
We found the sardines to be good - but lacked something with flavor and this is possibly in the way they were prepared. They were pan sauteed and lacked anything reminiscent of their cousin's preparation in the Mediterrean. Possibly throwing them over charcoal would have helped.
The waiters urged us to try the fish and chips - a specialty. Good, but not special. I would have rather had this at some pub. The fries were fresh and properly salted.
The salad- pretty much as good as boxed salad from Whole foods with a very light and nice dressing, but clearly overdressed. The salad, while so simple, was disappointing.
No one was impressed with this restaurant in our party. The restauranteurs were nice enough. The blue walls and awful pleather seating only made you feel as if you were in some bad scene in a movie from the 60's. A few farm murals and pieces of farm equipment on the walls only reminded you that it was the only assimilation to the farm theme that we could figure out. The fish part of the menu lacked originality. Desguising a western black cod as a sablefish lacked originality. Supposedly all the ingredients arrived fresh, but the menu didn't qualify where any of the ingredients came from so it left us with a vacant feeling about what this restaurant was all about.
The bottom line is that the food was good, but nothing special. The wine list was average at best. The wines by the glass were pedestrian.
Great Location, Great Service, Great Food!!!!! – We went here for our anniversary and had the best time. The staff was so attentive and friendly and the atmosphere and decor welcomed us in from the cold night. It is in the heart of San Francisco, right up the street from the shops of Union Square.
The food was so good. I dare say the best I have had in the city yet. You have to try their pumpkin and oyster salad-to die for! I had the San Francisco Martini which had infused rosemary and it was decadent! Both of our entrees were so good. The pork chop and sablefish were filling without being too hearty. I love a good cheese plate for desert-they had one. Simple-with local cheeses and yummy. However, my secret desert was the Pumpkin Sweet Cocktail that we wrapped out meal with. It was SO good! I can't say enough about Fish and Farm except that I can't wait to go back!
Best Seafood Chowder anywhere! – A good friend recently recommended Fish & Farm for dinner, but I was somewhat hesitant as they often like cool, trendy, but less filling restaurants. Fish & Farm manages to appeal to both the cool/hip crowd, but also the crowd looking for an outstanding and filling meal.
The Seafood Chowder is exceptional, the cod fritters are very good. For an entree, we had the lamb and salmon. Both are outstanding. I highly recommend Fish & Farm. In addition, the bartenders can make a great cocktail!
Somewhat similar to Salt House, but with better food.
Killer food/wine/service – Went to F & F on a hotel recommendation. Reservations were a bit hard to get on a Saturday but we were seated timely at 8:00. The place is small with a bar in the lobby of a hotel (they serve their whole menu at the bar in case you can't get a table). The menu is easily understood and details about their eco-friendly approach is mentioned on most foods. We ordered the seafood chowder with house made crackers. Excellant. Also ordered Fish and Chips and Lamb. Both outstanding. The lamb was braised in a wine reduction sauce and only need a fork it was so tender and flavorful. I am recommending that some friend from london order the fish and chips as I have never had better, period! The wine list was surprisingly reasonable and refreshingly interesting. There were plenty by-the-glass options too. Service was efficient and friendly. We had an apple tart dessert and cheese plate; both tasty. Cozy, interesting, and reasonably priced eco-friendly places like this we have never seen and hope to return again and again.
Yummy! – We had dinner at Fish & Farm tonight and loved it! The room is small but charming. The service is friendly, yet professional, and the food was delicious. I had the salmon with amazing gnocci, and my friend had the rib eye steak..yum... The servers were very helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great concept-good service-and, it's actually possible to have a conversation.
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