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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
1576 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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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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What 1,576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. L

    Louise

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good food and vive was really great

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great food, staff was super friendly, nice atmosphere and plenty of heaters

  4. PE

    PaulE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. s

    seboxner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amazing service by Edgar .

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful experience!

  9. LW

    LaurenW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Server forgot to order for my mom's dish at Mother's Day brunch, and didn't offer to comp us when it arrived 30 minutes late. Chilaquiles were soggy.

  10. M

    Marie

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    They had one gluten free option, the food made everyone sick.

  11. P

    Peter

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Great place in the CASTRO to eat!

  12. a

    awkwardidity

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience as always! Friendly staff, delicious food, amazing atmosphere.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love dining here. Came for lunch to catch up with a work friend. Service from staff is always amazing. No long wait for your meals to come out and wait staff check in on you just the right amount of times. Not consistently coming around and not just leaving you alone after your meal has arrived. They really have their service routine down and always polite and generous. Thanks Fable!

  14. SI

    StevenI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, will recommend it to friends. The garden area is great!

  15. AC

    AnCL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious. I'd eat here again. The chicken and lamb chops were phenomenal.

  16. M

    Mahana

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    A great place anytime but my first visit in a long time for a weekend brunch! Got to sit in the garden out back which I prefer to the sidewalk tables. Everything was delicious and the service consistent and attentive.

  17. JH

    JustineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Best food our entire trip!! Every part was amazing.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience was impeccable. The food, the service, the environment - so gorgeous! I can’t wait to come back!

  19. ZC

    ZariahC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved this restaurant. Their special cocktail and sangria was great! Loved the atmosphere and Michael was a great server and was very nice! Planning another trip and will be back! Love from Atlanta!

  20. EL

    EverettL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks. Lovely backyard patio area within a garden

  21. CC

    ChristopherC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the start, we were sat by a delightful greeter (AJ) and our waiter, Sara was knowledgeable and personable. The food was outstanding, delicious and perfectly prepared. We will definitely return again and again.

  22. NV

    NataliV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance with generous a generous and kind server. The food was beautiful and not too pricey for a fancy night out celebrating a friend's birthday. I encourage everyone to try eating in their outside patio. It's magical!

  23. KB

    KieranB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good food friendly service pleasant patio good value good place to eat during Covid

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Our appetizers and entrees came out in a perfect amount of time to have a conversation with your dinner guest. Will dry recommend and come back.

  25. l

    liljude

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and all the food was wonderful! One of us needed gluten free one was vegan and they accommodated all of us

  26. RC

    RhiannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found was amazing. I got the lamb chops with gnocchi. Our server was attentive and very helpful.

  27. MM

    MaterialMel

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely loved this place, fantastic food and scenery, great ambiance and energy. The back patio is so pretty. Will be back for swure.

  28. EO

    EmmaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful dinner. Everyone was so friendly and the food was amazing. They had great options for both of us, and we are excited to come back! Thank you for a special night!

  29. DL

    DanaL

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, ambiance and food was amazing. I can’t wait to return. Please thank our server for us.

  30. BT

    BarbaraT

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love this place. Always go before a film at the Castro. The gardens are lovely and the service is great..goid also good.

  31. V

    Vicki

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The vegan lasagna is incredible

  32. M

    Matthew1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fable is a very comfortable, homey, and relaxed atmosphere. I felt like I was in someone's backyard garden, sharing some good food. It is great to be able to sit in the Garden, and not have to wear your masks, once you're seated. And, I didn't feel like I would contract Covid. Our server/wait staff sang Happy Birthday to my friend, that that was so nice too.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful all around, incredible food and great experience. Fantastic service.

  34. s

    sfwoman

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great beautiful place for Easter brunch. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Lots of food- we even took some home. Ate at back patio. So lovely

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    could use some music outside

  36. TT

    TT94122

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Unfortunately there was a birthday group of 10 woman that made our time miserable there. There was no concern for the people around them , They were in their own world.

  37. CR

    ClaraR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Great patio and service!

  38. s

    stoney

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It was a cool night but the heat lamps kept us warm. The ambience in the back patio is gorgeous. The food was very good (seared Ahi tuna and porkchop) but it took WAY too long to come. The waiter came by 3 separate times to apologize for the lateness. I appreciated the apologies but would have preferred to have been fed in a reasonable amount of time.

  39. SH

    SHARONG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As out of towners we wanted someplace unusual but outdoors and tasty. Fable hit the spot!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ben was our server and he was divine!

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 1576 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.

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Booked 72 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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