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Orson - CLOSED

508 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1609
+1 415-777-1508
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average31%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
16 Dec 2011
“Delicious Brunch in Shabby Room”
3 Sep 2011
“Disappointing birthday celebration.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
508 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1609
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

We had a delicious Sunday brunch at Orson in May , 2011. Spectacular drinks, ( the carrot ginger vodka Mary was one of the most incredible drinks I’ve ever tasted) corned beef hash, shrimp and grits, fries, and the best bacon ever. The restaurant was...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2011

On a recent trip to San Francisco our party of 6 was excited to celebrate 2 birthdays at Orson. While the food was very good! The overall atmosphere of the restaurant fell short. It felt more like a bar than upscale restaurant. As we were...More

Thank DianaSouthFlorida
Reviewed August 29, 2011

We went to Orson to celebrate 2 birthdays. When we arrived our table for 6 was ready. The waitress made suggestions for dinner and drinks and all her suggestions were the most expensive item on each list. The food was very good- we had a...More

Thank SusanFt_Lauderdale
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Extremely dissappointing food from a well known local chef. ServIce was only fair; our waitress could not stop using the word awesome and like. Given the choices in the immediate area at the same price point, I'm surprised this place is still open. All 4...More

Thank conventiontraveller
Reviewed October 8, 2010

Apparently, we unknowingly picked the wrong day to entertain out-of-town friends at Orson, and this impacted our dining experience. There were a couple of private functions in the bar area and the upper level dining room was quite loud as a result. Upon arrival, we...More

Thank SFCAcruiser
Reviewed January 17, 2010

Cool food at a resonable price. Short ribs, scalops & desserts outstanding

Thank Heather A
Reviewed June 5, 2009

We ate at Orson in June '09--Elizabeth was serendipitiously in the kitchen and, according to our interesting server, chose our prixe fixe menu herself. We left absolutely fulfilled--the meal left us excited and inquisitive--"How did she do that!?!" We were stuffed like a fat uncle...More

Thank PenelopeRegina
Reviewed May 4, 2009

a bit to conceptual for me. deconstructed everything... the space is gorgeous though.

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Reviewed March 24, 2009

Very creative menu but the drinks were bad.

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Reviewed January 4, 2009

My husband and I are New Yorkers, and like to eat good, creative food. I'd even describe us as adventurous eaters, so when the concierge at the hotel said that Orson was, "edgy California cuisine", we were eager to try it. The restaurant is in...More

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to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1609
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 47, 9x, 16ax, 16bx, 12, 45, 76, 30, 91, 81x.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-777-1508
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