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Fable - SF, San Francisco, CA

Fable - SF

4.7
4.7
1713 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 56 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here quarterly for a team lunch. The experience is consistently great. Our servers are always lovely and knowledgeable about the food and wine, even the natural wines. The back deck is suck a wonderful atmosphere with all the plants, it’s like dining in a secret garden. We have never been disappointed with the food, great salads and sandwiches.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take colleagues for lunch in Castro. The garden burger, regular burger and Cobb Salad with Chicken were all delicious. The waitstaff and kitchen staff are always so friendly, as is the owner. Highly recommend!
  3. M

    Moofjo

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    WOW! The online picture of the outdoor garden got us in. The server, Laura, would get us back. Very personable and efficient, but also friendly. And we split the bartered fish taco's and roast beef sandwich. Both were sensational! The menu was limited which made our decision so easy. The parking around the corner helped a lot. We loved our late lunch in The Castro and happy that we found Fable! Great wine pour also! Try it!!
  4. RO

    ROSALINDL

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food lovely service and really liked garden experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good and so did the service. It was our first time at the place and it didn’t disappoint.
  6. C

    Chris

    Sacramento

    373 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    373 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Patio setting was lovely. Service was friendly. Menu is limited but everyone enjoyed their choice. Omelet with fennel sausage was very tasty. Definitely a great place for brunch on a sunny morning.
  7. j

    jeffreys

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go to Fable often. I love the food, service and atmosphere. The patio is charming. Chef Victor came out to the table, and let us try a couple new appetizers they’re working on for their Fall menu. We loved the fresh wild salmon with white corn medley and horseradish root crème especially. It was cooked to perfection. I am not a big fan of bread pudding, but my guests want to try this dessert. I took one bite and I was in heaven. Thanks Fable! 💜
  8. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Food was good but nothing special. I had the pork chop and it was good but the onion rings that came with it were exceptional! Weird but true. I prefer Fable for lunch. Their sandwiches are amazing. Especially the turkey club!
  9. WT

    WaltT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Made a reservation and we were the first to be seated except the upper deck where we wanted to dine was totally reserved for a large party which forced us to an area that was much less pleasing. NOT ACCEPTABLE !!!
  10. CF

    CatharineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place. I organized this on behalf of a recruitment committee, and literally every single attendee came to tell me what a delightful and perfect evening they had. That has never happened for any restaurant in San Francisco in my 20 years doing this stuff! Fable is a truly special place!!
  11. JM

    JessicaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute covered garden patio, great food and service!
  12. s

    stickler4service

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting, tasty food and friendly staff, very relaxing atmosphere and friendly attentive staff
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a WONDERFUL experience. Our server — I believe it was Cory (sp?) — was absolutely fantastic and made our dinner even more enjoyable. The food was DELICIOUS and so refreshing, and we can’t wait to come back.
  14. FF

    FrankieFrank

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining out in the garden is fantastic, the food is really good... Great staff too
  15. BP

    BobP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely garden area.
  16. AL

    ArielLV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the restaurant, the ambiance, the food. Our waiter was so sweet and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.
  17. JH

    JaneH

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Birthday dinner with friends visiting from Scotland.
  18. JN

    JoanN

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around! The patio is beautiful.
  19. RH

    RobH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and a wonderful patio environment!
  20. GD

    GavinD

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with husband and relatives visiting from Europe and they LOVED the service, decor, and food. A real gem in the Castro.
  21. M

    Matthew

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Second visit.....Dinner this time. Wonderful starters. Limited main course. Chicken, Beef, Pork and Vegan. Little imagination in making them great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I came here for brunch with 8 of my friends to celebrate my birthday. It was easy to make a reservation online, and when I asked to add two more people to the booking, the restaurant was very accommodating and made it work. The food was wonderful and the outdoor patio space was great for a Saturday morning!
  23. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This a perfect spot for a relaxing weekday lunch. Not as busy as it is for weekend brunch. Beautiful patio and delicious food. Great service.
  24. g

    grahamr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous space. Great flavour combinations that took ordinary dishes to another level
  25. KS

    KinSF

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another tasty meal at Fable… loved the salmon on a corn medley !
  26. s

    sundarv

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were 2 vegetarians looking for lunch and were offered only brunch menu on a holiday Monday. There were not many options for a filling vegetarian meal.
  27. X

    Xmas58

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sara our server was attentive, professional and gracious. She checked on us throughout our dinner service and the young man who ran our food was kind as well. In today’s environment dealing with the public can be extremely challenging as both myself and dining companion previously worked in the hospitality industry. Kudos to your team both the FOH and BOH.
  28. KS

    KinSF

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious brunch at Fable. It’s lovely garden was a perfect oasis on a hot day and the Quinoa Bowl with Poached Eggs and Bacon was very tasty !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food is pretty darn good. The place is cute and well put together. I would happily go back.
  30. DS

    DinerSF

    San Francisco

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the back patio is still one of the best outdoor dining spaces, and only 1 of 2 in the Castro that are worth noting! Service is always on point and the team does such a great job always.
  31. YS

    YummyStuff

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful patio! Foliage was gorgeous, food was great, service was great (one little mix up from the kitchen), our server was excellent. Will definitely go back. Only thing we all were surprisingly disappointed by were the blood orange margaritas! They were very lemony/ citrusy, to the point that they were difficult for us to drink! Otherwise it was a beautiful brunch :)
  32. LP

    LukeP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This restaurant has gone downhill. Quality of the food and drinks is lacking.
  33. JC

    JodyC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back. What a relaxing surprise doing in the well- thought out seating area amidst tropical foliage and such pleasant surroundings. Food was excellent!!!
  34. M

    Matthew

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The second best restaurant in the Castro. Fable instantly became a favorite restaurant for brunch with it's wonderful patio. The lunch menu is strong and the wine list is exciting. So glad I found it. M
  35. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Castro lunch spot! Beautiful back patio. Great sandwiches and salads. Nice wine selection. And great service. All good…
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner last night was incredible. Our server was fabulous, the wine was delicious. My chicken was very dry but still tasty. I think that’s my only critique! I look forward to coming back and sitting in the garden again. Thank you!
  37. D

    Diech

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It's a great place to meet friends for lunch. If it's chilly, they turn on the outdoor heaters.
  38. HB

    HagarB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and the pancakes are delicious!!!
  39. T

    Teddy

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went to Fable for a friends birthday brunch. Service was good. Got a carafe of mimosa to split between four. The server never really asked if we wanted a second one (which we did) so we had to flag him down
  40. GS

    GSCSPL

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice space but food wasn't amazing. Would go back only for drinks

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 1713 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 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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