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Orson - CLOSED

Map & Directions 508 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
  • California, New American
  • Sun, Sat 11am-2:30pm, Sun 3pm-9pm, Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Banquet Facilities, Fireplace, Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Online Reservations Available, Recommended on Weekends
  • Street, Valet


SF Weekly's Description

Elizabeth Falkner, the spiky-haired chef locally famed for her Hayes Valley restaurant, Citizen Cake, goes modern at her SOMA outpost. It features interesting, if not always entirely successful, assemblages of ingredients and techniques. We enjoyed the charcuterie platter and the roast pig entrée from the seasonally influenced menu. Thoughtfully creative, exotic cocktails are served at table or at the large horseshoe bar.

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  • Showtime Network on 06/18/10

    Elizabeth Faulkner’s demonstratively spectacular temple of food, not to mention ladies night on Thursdays. –Ilene Chaiken

  • Food Network on 03/27/12

    Chef Falkner wows visitors at Orson with updated bar bites like her duck fat fries.

  • Epicurious on 08/23/10

    The desserts here can't be missed! One standout is the delicate Rosebud Remastered dish: a rose creme brulee (less brulee than a very feathery mousse-like cloud) buoyed by pistachio and chili-saffron.

  • brad l. on 11/21/09

    duckfat fries. margarita. check. check. you can now die and go to heaven.

  • Morgan M. on 05/15/11

    Kind of a hidden gem in SoMA, similar atmosphere to District or 25 Lusk, but spacious and never full. Happy Hour Friday til 7, no food specials though.

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