Ula Restaurant & Bar Lounge

450 Post St, San Francisco
(415) 999-4950

Recent Reviews

OpenTable Diner

First the good things, the hostess at this restaurant was definately great, as were the drinks. Dinner: The food was rather mediocre for the pricing, and was not terribly impressed. NOTE: There is no live music “experience” I ended up paying an extra $39 through OpenTable for something that everyone who makes a reservation experiences. So just make a regular reservation. Also, we noted that it was a special occasion -this is the first restaurant I’ve been to that doesn’t do anything for customers. (Like at all) Overall, I would give this a miss for dinner -probably has a great happy hour though!


I thought the food was good, but the prices on the website are less than what they are. Also, it says it’s a French restaurant and on the door says it’s Mediterranean. I felt it was a bit dated and it’s expensive. It’s very traditional. So if you are into that this is a good place to go


What can you even say about this high quality experience. The atmosphere was phenomenal, 3 course meal options were beyond fantastic (3 people with different orders plus extra orders= tried a lot of the menu and every dish was a knockout. Our server Nickolas was an absolute gem and they’re lucky to have him! Live band, beautiful scenery, and noise level was great for conversation. We are so thankful that they were open on Thanksgiving night as well. Love love love.

OpenTable Diner

The food was ok but the service was slow., it took them 45 min to take the order and it took another 40min until the appetizer arrived. It took them 3 hours to server 3 dishes in total. The waiter was passive aggressive and not even apologetic with all the delays. We will never repeat!

OpenTable Diner

This was a great thanksgiving dinner and bday celebration dinner for my friend. Menu has great selections. Portions were good, food was delicious. I had a few minor issue with a side item being cold, but it was quickly replaced. Overall good experience

OpenTable Diner

Thanksgiving dinner with reservations- food was terrible. Waiter told us turkey was “dry”- so only one person ordered turkey off the prefix menu- sole was “dry and thick”. When it came to dessert they had run out of most the desserts. It’s not like we arrived late with no reservation. It was Thanksgiving and we all left hungry and quite disappointed. Just thought someone should hear this. Thank you.

OpenTable Diner

My partner and I went to Ula for Thanksgiving dinner and overall it was sadly a disappointing experience. The restaurant itself is beautiful and has a lovely ambience. But the food and service were subpar at best. The appetizer and dessert were both excellent, but both of our main courses were problematic. I got the Thanksgiving dinner and most of the things were over cooked, under seasoned, and of poor quality. My partner got the lamb, which was cooked well, but nothing had proper seasoning, so it wasn’t enjoyable to eat. Our waiter was extremely hard to find, never checked on us, and was generally inattentive. The gratuity was already added to the bill, which was extra upsetting because our waiter received significantly more than he actually deserved. We are unlikely to ever visit Ula again unfortunately.


Please, do NOT dine at Ula. Bullet point summary first: - the food is bland (think Sizzlers or a Joe's) - It is over priced, to the level of being a rip off/scam/tourist trap - Inexperienced wait staff - Management is rude We're locals and went to Ula for Thanksgiving looking to have a special experience for the occasion. A $95 three course pre fixe menu was offered. It started off nicely enough. Our waiter was pleasant. but pretty green. And the music was nice. But Ula doesn't come close to the Farallon formerly in this space. The food is barely mediocre, they were forgetful about wine and entrees, and brought the main courses to the table before we were done with appetizers. The pricing is highway robbery. The $95 pre fixe menu was nothing more than a selection of their daily menu, but at a rip-off price. I had tuna tartare (reg. price 22.50) lamb shank (reg. 42.50), and gelato (not priced on their on-line daily menu). So my 3 scoops of gelato came in at $30. Wine costs are comparably high for mediocre fare. Also, they are one of these places that imposes a mandatory 20% gratuity, not just on the meal, but also the music "experience", which is an extra $25 each. But one of the managers will be happy to insolently explain how superior their business model is, while having no regard for your experience with them or their establishment. The sad thing this is that I'm a big tipper. I love helping staff out for great service. I get that it's a hard job. And if you become a regular anywhere, big tips really pay off in the long run. It being a holiday, I would have easily tipped 30%, even for the crap food and service. But management's attitude cost its staff last night. I'll never return and will make it a point to warn all my friends. If you're here from out of town and are hoping to experience some of the fine dining for which our beautiful area is justifiably famous, spend your money elsewhere. The high ratings baffle me. This place sucks.


The service was terrible. After we were seated, it took 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us. Then, once we ordered, the courses would come before we finished our previous course. The cocktails were warm and the food was cold. At the end of the meal, we ordered coffee that never came but was put on our bill. I understand that Thanksgiving in a restaurant is an unusual situation. The Prix fix price was high so we expected some quality to our meal. But, the lack of attention by our waiter and the sub par food ruined the "experience." We will not be returning to this restaurant.


We were thankful for our Thanksgiving meal here! We came here for the first time since moving in the area a year ago. We loved the experience here - there was live music up, a full bar and fantastic food. The venue goes deep - we ended up in the back which includes a mosaic of tiles with nautilus fixtures and sconces ... sort of fun to be surrounded by considering they appear to specialize in some great fish dishes. Either way, the ambiance was fun. The food was delicious - I ordered the pork chop (for Thanksgiving?!?, right?!?). It was prepared exactly how I like it. The wine selection was huge and great cocktail selection - did I mention full bar? I'd say the only hiccup I experienced here was that we had to wait for our utensils for a while after we got our food. The server gave me a butter knife for my pork chop... another server corrected it later on. A small frustrating moment, but didn't let it ruin the experience; otherwise, I would recommend my friends to come here.


Family of three (Inc. A 10 year old) enjoyed Ula for Thanksgivings. It was great. The food was awesome and the service exceptional. They were patience with our picky eater and did not charge us full price for him, as he ate a hodge podge of things off the menu. I would totallly recommend.


Excellent Thanksgiving Day celebration location! We had a great time.


Made a reservation for afternnon Thanksgiving dinner for two people. Beautiful setting, but Thanksgiving meal was average at best. Food was not hot and took a long time to be served even though the restaurant was not at all crowded. Turkey was not tender enough, stuffing, gralic bread, and mac&cheese were all disappointing. My wife's fish stew was good. Dessert was good.


The ambiance of the restaurant is most unique and appealing. Service was fantastic. Most of the food was really good it just happened that the turkey and stuffing was very dry and I didn’t finish it all. The pumpkin tart was great.


Great ambience ;great food and plentiful; Professional and courteous staff; Many excellent choices and variety.

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