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Occupation: Radio Host
Location: San Francisco
Favorite Restaurant: Farallon
Reviewed Farallon: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I am excited to share one of my favorite go-to restaurants in San Francisco. When I think of holiday shopping on Union Square, Seeing a show on Geary Blvd, or meeting friends before dinner, I think of Farallon. A jewel box of a restaurant; dramatic jelly fish and sea urchin inspired lighting, thousands of glass caviar like beads hugging the stairway and a vaulted mosaic ceiling holding the diner in suspension while course after course of experience arrives from the theatrical kitchen. Whispers of briny squid ink, brightly colored beets, and warm umami chestnut ravioli inspire conversation and comparison while dining. Perfectly paced service, wait staff well-versed on the dishes and their origin; Arctic Char from the waters of the Cascade Mountains in Washington, not the High-Arctic. Line caught, local white bass. Across the room towers from the raw bar champagne poached male lobster. Happy birthday greetings whispered at a table for 8. At Farallon, the wine program is inclusive and representative of California and beyond. Nodding to fish-friendly pinot noir, mineral rich sauvignon blanc, and the deep dense cabernet sauvignon we all love so much.
Farallon is a restaurant for an occasion and for a meal with visiting friends. It is also a restaurant for old friends who enjoy lounging in a red crush velvet banquette, sharing gossip in the glow of the glamorous dining room and desserts too good to split.