Saison began as a pop-up restaurant in 2009, conceived by Chef Joshua Skenes and Partner/Wine Director Mark Bright. After Saison’s initial success, Skenes and Bright opened a brick and mortar restaurant in 2010. In 2013, Saison moved to its current location on 178 Townsend St. and was selected as one of Bon Appetit’s “10 Best New Restaurants of 2013.” In addition, the UK-based Elite Traveler named Skenes as one of the “15 Most Influential Chefs of the Next Decade.” In the spring of 2014, Saison received the “One to Watch” in Restaurant Magazine’s annual 50 Best Restaurants Awards in London, a 4-star rating from the San Francisco Chronicle and a 3-star rating from the Michelin Guide.
Saison’s farm, foragers, fishermen and ranchers supply the extraordinary ingredients that the kitchen carefully prepares from scratch each day. Saison utilizes the abundant natural resources of Northern California along with fire cooking, methods of preservation and an ethos that blends ancient and modern knowledge to create a unique cuisine specific to the area.
Saison is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Reservations can be made online through http://saisonsf.com/reservations/ or by calling (415) 828.7990 during its regular office hours from 10:00am – 5:00pm. For additional information regarding Saison, visit www.saisonsf.com.