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Fare Play, San Francisco, CA

Fare Play

4.9
4.9
25 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Fare Play is a pop-up restaurant created by Chef Brenden Blaine Darby, a San Fanfrisco chef, farmer, and artist with a diverse background of culinary collaborations with NOMA, Manresa, Martin Berasategui, and Yoshi's SF. The menu of Fare Play is inspired by Brenden's grandmothers while also showcasing hyper-local and their time working at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as jungles, deserts, and regenerative farms across the globe.

Our atmosphere strives to be a new third place for SF Locals with a unique service style reminiscent of eating with family.

Definition:
Fare (/fer/) -noun
A range of food of a particular type.

Play (/plā/) -verb
-engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

Our menu features local produce from queer farmers across the Bay Area from roots, stems, seeds, and flowers.

Come with an open mind and leave with a full heart.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Californian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 883-1494
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Brenden Blaine Darby

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Overall

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Food

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Service

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Ambience

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Healthy

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Farm-to-table

  • San Francisco

    Best Overall

  • San Francisco

    Best Food

  • San Francisco

    Best Service

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambience

  • San Francisco

    Best Value

  • San Francisco

    Innovative

  • San Francisco

    Healthy

  • San Francisco

    Romantic

25 Reviews
  1. Tapbirds

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor was fun, and the chef was personable and gracious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVE this place!!! The chefs, food and ambience are so lovely.

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  3. Jona

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the flavors were refined, but could use some more accentuated or stronger flavors.

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  4. SvenM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! Check it out while it’s still open!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool concept. I loved the food and the vibe. The waitress was the sweetest, I felt so cared for.

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  6. KatrinaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun dinner! I loved the elevated dinner party vibe and each and every dish was exploding with flavor. Wonderful to have a vegetarian spot to get excited about! We did the tasting menu which was SO much food- it could've fed four. The staff boxed up our leftovers making this a really great value. Hope this popup stays around!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing staff. It was all delightful and delicious and that’s before we get to the incredible venue.

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  8. Cesar

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, incredible staff, incredible ambiance. They had a short but well thought wine list, each item in the menu showed that a lot of work had gone into every detail. Sergio was delightful from the moment we walked in till we left. It was honestly a crime not all tables were full. Definitely pricey, we paid close to $400 for 4 people after tip, with a bottle of wine, but well worth it. Its a shame they are not here permanently, but I will definitely make an effort to go back while the pop up lasts.

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  9. JohnG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience and food! Well executed and perfect proportions. Go!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible vegetarian fare. The blooming salad and buttery pasta dish with English peas were my favorites. We’re gonna go back soon.

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FAQs

Fare Play is rated 4.9 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Fare Play

167 11th street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    SOMA
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Californian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brenden Blaine Darby
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wine
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