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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
1609 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. In the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, our patio restaurant showcases seasonal California cuisine and the best brunch in town. Join us for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or a weekend brunch in a unique, all-weather outdoor dining experience. Inside Fable, our open kitchen concept shows how fresh ingredients are used to create the finished product.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 146 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 590-2404

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Catering is available email info@fablesf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, we showcase seasonal California cuisine. Join us for a memorable private dining experience. We have the capacity to host groups up to 65 guests in an array of seating options.

  • Private party contact

    Marda Garcia: (866) 263-0426

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Between 18th and 19th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Happy Hour (M-F, 3-5:30pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Enjoy happy hour in our Parklet dining area. Whether you're looking for an after-work gathering place or want to relax and take advantage dining in the heart of the Castro, Fable is the place for Happy Hour. Happy Hour Menu: Mac & Cheese Croquettes w/ pomodoro sauce - $9 Grilled Housemade Focaccia Bread - $5 Calabrian Chili BBQ Chicken Wings - $10 House Cut Fries w/ Garlic Aoli - $5 Charcuterie Board (salami, prosciutto, spicy calabrese, gorgonzola, white cheddar, Parmigiano) - $24 House Wine (red or white) - $8 Draught Beer - $6

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. E

    Ella13

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful back patio but we were rushed out starting just 45 minutes after our reservation time, which made our time less enjoyable.
  2. J

    Jenny

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The entrees took at least half an hour to come out. The melon salad was good. I ordered the New York strip and do not recommend. They said it would be medium rare and it came out well done and undersalted.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and the outdoors space is done just right.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and great time at Fable! Pork chop is consistently delicious, and the mussels were well-cooked and seasoned. Looking forward to the next time!
  5. HW

    Hate2Wait

    San Francisco

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We arrived for a late lunch 5 minutes before the kitchen closed. We felt rushed, ate in a hurry and left.
  6. c

    cheryl

    San Francisco

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we love this restarants. great food, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food and a safe outdoor space.
  7. g

    gorzd

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pleasant patio, food nothing special
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, great service!
  9. BS

    BillinSF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, fantastic service, delightful environment!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Incredible outdoor dining space in the back with very attentive staff. They do ask that you finish within 75 minutes during busy periods.
  11. E

    Evie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Beautiful back outdoor dinning area. The vegan lasagna is incredible.
  12. f

    frequentfoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, food was Luke warm and just ok. Fun vibe!
  13. M

    Mermaid382

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great garden seating outdoors, can be very loud if there's a large party nearby. Food was good to very good, didn't rise to the level of excellent. Dinner menu smallish. Still, a nice place to celebrate something.
  14. SF

    justincaseSF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Brunch is better than lunch here. Salad was heavy on the dressing/balsamic which made it very difficult to eat. The side of fries were nothing to write home about. But their brunch - the eggs with quinoa, and other brunch items were stellar. Great ambiance!
  15. AM

    AMOBulldog

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very cool back patio to dine in when the weather is nice. Like most places, they seemed a little short staffed but our server was great.
  16. EM

    EricaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't recommend Fable enough. Our server Ben was great! I have celiac and cannot eat gluten and my boyfriend follows a dairy free diet. Ben was knowledgable about what foods were safe for us to eat. Food was so yummy and the ambiance was incredible. We can't wait to go back next time we're in the San Francisco area!
  17. CZ

    CarolynZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food was as good as I expected and the service was great. My out of town guest was pleased.
  18. JG

    JaniceG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally enjoyed Fable. We were there with our son and daughter-in-law and there two beautiful kids, 4 year old and a 16mo. The food was great and our server and her helper were great. They were courteous and patient with our table. I highly recommend the shrimp cups, macaroni, and the lambchops.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience….service was fantastic.
  20. K

    Kaiya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and our server was very sweet an attentive. Would definitely return in the future. Such a fun brunch spot.
  21. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely date restaurant. The back patio is beautiful, covered with lights and plants, and the service was impeccable for us. The food was also delicious and I can't wait to go back. I had the chicken which was truly amazing, and my partner had the vegan lasagne which was tasty and innovative.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic
  23. PD

    PatriciaD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the patio, and our server was very nice and efficient. The food was good but not great.
  24. C

    Christopher

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot stress how much I love this restaurant! Every dining experience at Fable is truly a wonderful time. The staff is the nicest of any restaurant I’ve ever been to, and the food (especially brunch) is just fantastic. Their outside garden patio alone makes every meal here just truly beautiful.
  25. 1

    1birthdaygathering

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic birthday celebration there. We are from Seattle and just loved the beautiful garden setting and the food was so fresh. All of us loved our chosen meal. Our waiter, Dillon, was so accommodating and engaging. It has a wonderful vibe and the heaters in the garden made us very comfortable in the garden setting. We had three age generations and we would all love to go back again! It was a perfect evening.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Burger patty needed seasoning, the sauce on the burger didn’t have any umami flavor to it to give the burger any savory taste. Eggs for omelet over cooked but the flavor was decent. Drinks were good.
  27. DD

    DukeD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    No hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict, had to ask for bacon ordered, had to ask for coffee refill, and there was no decaf coffee (were told they ran out).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Pork chop was wonderful and the lentils paired really well with the polenta!
  29. LT

    LaraT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food was ok but the garden DIVINE! Perfect spot fir dinner on the rare warm SF evening.
  30. MI

    MaritzaI

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fable is a very lovely place! The staff was very friendly and very efficient! The portions are very generous. I had the zucchini sandwich which was delicious. My Mom had a very large (double patty) cheeseburger with lots of fries. I will definitely come back to Fable!
  31. GW

    GeoffW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. We had a fun afternoon!
  32. L

    Louise

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food and service was great- but it was so warm out back that it just made us both so incredibly tired and uncomfortable. There was also ALOT of smoke *not burning- just smell/cooking* coming out of the kitchen which didn't help the situation.
  33. MB

    MariaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Brunch was really good. Make a reservation so your party can sit in the garden patio. Walk-ups are often seated in their "parklet" (nice but...) or in tables on their sidewalk.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ! Fast service, banana pancakes amazing! Leafy garden patio. Great service!!!! Loved it
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food and vive was really great
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food, staff was super friendly, nice atmosphere and plenty of heaters
  37. PE

    PaulE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful experience. Great food and service served on a wonderful patio.
  38. s

    seboxner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service by Edgar .
  39. KN

    KevinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large back patio with heat lamps and lush foliage. Food and service are always great here.
  40. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the patio dining. Lovely, comfortable garden setting, plenty warm with heaters. I’ll go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fable - SF using the Order Online button. Fable - SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 590-2404.

Fable - SF is rated 4.7 stars by 1609 OpenTable diners.

Fable - SF does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 146 times today
Google Map for Fable - SF

558 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 18th and 19th

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 590-2404

  • Catering

    Catering is available email info@fablesf.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Fable is the best garden patio restaurant in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the vibrant Castro neighborhood, we showcase seasonal California cuisine. Join us for a memorable private dining experience. We have the capacity to host groups up to 65 guests in an array of seating options.

  • Private party contact

    Marda Garcia: (866) 263-0426

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