farmerbrown is San Francisco Soul.

We are a destination where good things gather: locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, west coast freshness and time-honored southern recipes from the Creoles to the Carolinas, artful and seasonally celebrated cocktails that blend well with fresh beats. All come together to define modern Americana cuisine. With an ambience that mixes true southern providence and generosity of spirit with the heart of San Francisco, you feel native in an instant — welcomed as a member of the family.

Any given night promises a constant contrast of energies that fills the space nicely. They say, evidence of a great meal are the feelings that linger afterwards. farmerbrown prides itself in bringing you that unique sense of home.

photography by andria lo +
deanna sison foster

He & She

farmerbrown was built from the ground up by owners
Jay Foster and Deanna Sison Foster. A true labor of love, the restaurant
was created from their passions: hers, community, and his, food.

Deanna is constantly driven by authentic and wholehearted connectedness—from the neighborhood, to the city, to the food. This drive is reflected in the restaurant’s charm and hospitality. Jay is more than an adventurous restauranteur, but a deeply passionate chef with roots in the American South. This continues to define him, his culinary approach, day-to-day work ethic, and most valuably his relationships with the staff and patrons he calls family.

What Folks Say

"It's a perfect Southern homage."
michael bauer, 2013


"It feels like pure, unadulterated San Francisco, and that's hard to beat."
michael bauer, 2006


"Wonderful fried chicken and fixings for dinner and brunch
at the corner of Funky and Town"


"Fresh takes on soul food with an upscale bent."


"Our pleasure did not hinge solely on having perfect food—
it was about the whole experience."


"There’s jazz in the air/Spiced peanuts on the bar.
Don’t need to get fancy/Just come as you are."


"Classic upscale southern food is served with urbane style
and a socially-conscious slant."


We enjoy serving focused and complex flavors while keeping to the “family recipe.” We believe that a great meal will not only fill you up, but uplift you. That’s soul food at its finest.

starters

benton's ham & melon salad 9.50
benton's virginia ham, organic seasonal melon, extra virgin olive oil, almonds

chopped salad 8.50
butter lettuce, avocado, red onion, spinach, peaches & a shallot vinaigrette

smoked salmon croquette 9.50
stone ground grits, fennel, spinach, remoulade

seafood gumbo small cup 7.25      bowl 9
catfish and gulf shrimp

bbq baby back ribs 14.95
dry rubbed and slow-smoked ribs with bbq sauce and potato salad

sweet potato steak fries 7.50
w/ cayenne salt & lemon aioli

fried pickle chips 5
ranch

entrées

seafood gumbo 19.95
entree sized with catfish and shrimp

southern fried chicken 20.25
local pasture raise Mary's Chicken w/ham hock collard greens & shells n' cheese

crispy cornmeal catfish 21.95
hush puppies, candied yams, pickled onions, haricot verts and sauce gribiche

vegetable jambalaya 18.95
cajun rice dish w/seasonal vegetables and daikon sprouts

chicken & sausage jambalaya 22.95
cajun rice dish with smoked chicken and house made sausage

jumbo blackened prawns & grits 23.95
fresh louisiana whole shrimp, dusted w/cajun seasoning, over stoneground grits,
topped with cherry tomato & cucumber salsa


pulled pork po'boy 17.50
smoked pork shoulder, housemade bbq or carolina mustard sauce, served with coleslaw, pickle & chips

skillet pork chop 23.95
creamed corn, fresh black eyed peas and peach chutney

bbq baby back ribs plate 23.50
tossed in our classic BBQ w/ creamy jalapeno slaw and hand cut steak fries

oven roasted chicken 20.25
local pasture raised chicken, w/roasted fingerling potatoes, spring onions, mushroom jus,
purslane, orange butter carrots


grilled hanger steak 21.95
smoked tomato sauce, worcestershire demi, sauteed spinach and crispy fried onions

we kindly request no substitutions

sides

gulf shrimp hush puppies 8.50
w/ remoulade and pickled peppers

angel biscuits two for 4 / five for 8
strawberry and jalapeno jelly

candied yams 6
in lemon syrup

shells n' cheese 6
with oregons’ tillmook cheddar & toasted bread crumbs

southern greens 6
slow cooked collard greens w/ham hock (veggie also available)

cheesy grits 6
stone ground organic grits with melted tillamook cheddar

seasonal veggies 6
ask staff about today's selection

sample spring menu

The exact punctuation to a perfect country meal, a lick of sweet and a slice of dreamy is all you need to feel happily complete.

red velvet cake 7.50
red velvet cake red chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, a southern classic!

blue ribbon pecan pie 7.50
simply the best pecan pie around served with whipped cream or try with our pepper ice cream

peach cobbler 8.50
with house made almond sorbet


strawberry & basil sorbets 6.5
house made strawberry and basil sorbet

 sample spring menu

Where we come from, the song sounds sweeter when you got good lean in your cup. These handcrafted cocktails are thoughtfully concocted with seasonal and nostalgic story lines.

seasonal cocktails

chai town blues 11
mesquite smoked white tequila, chai blueberry blend, ancho chile mint syrup, lime, orange

back to life... 11
dry gin, basil-honeydew puree, licor 43, citrus

peachtree smash 11
vodka, gin, fresh peach, mint, raw sugar, peach nectar, lemon

bottled mason jar cocktails

   (16 oz. of bottled goodness)
blackberry moonshine 13
bourbon, blackberry nectar, decalier grenache, house made ginger nectar, lemon aromatic bitters, tonic


charleston punch 13
platinum rum, fresh watermelon juice, mint, pablano pepper syrup, pavan muscat liqueur, lemon, peychaud's bitters, tonic, rooibos tea

farmerbrown classics

grand gimlet 12
tito’s handmade vodka (or blue coat gin), lime, pavan muscat liqueur, muddled sage & celery

front porch iced tea 11
benchmark 8 bourbon, seasonal fruit nectar, housemade ginger nectar, fresh iced tea

mason street manhattan 12
george dickel rye, punt e mes vermouth, orange rind, stirred and served up

tenderloin shandy 7
scrimshaw pilsner, housemade ginger nectar, lemon juice, lemon-lime soda

farmhouse lemonade 11
new amsterdam vodka, seasonal fresh fruit puree, homemade lemonade, mint, in 16oz mason jar

old-soul fashioned 12
four roses bourbon, brown sugar, sage, raspberry jam, house made ginger nectar

barrel aged sazerac 13
rittenhouse rye, licor 43, peychaud's, raw sugar, lemon zest (pre-built then aged in 6 weeks in an oak barrel)

virgin mocktails

   (non-alcoholic)
virgin farmhouse lemonade 6
seasonal fresh fruit puree, homemade lemonade, mint, served in 16oz mason jar

virgin front porch iced tea 6
seasonal fruit nectar, housemade ginger nectar, fresh iced tea, served in 16oz mason jar

cucumber cooler 5
cucumber, mint, sugar, lemon, lime, club soda

seasonal baby bellini 3.5
seasonal fruit puree’, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, lemon twist

wines

   (glass/bottle)

red wine

'12 love drunk rose' - willamette valley, or 12/46
organically farmed- refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind and kiwi

'12 josh pinot noir - healdsburg, ca 9/36
expressive but unassuming and approachable

'12 outlier pinot noit - north coast, ca 11/42
layers of dark candied cherries, warm spices with hints of earth

‘10 salomon estate shiraz - norwood , australia 10/39
 plumy, earthy and lush, full bodied finish accompanied by silky tannins

'12 diseno malbec - mendoza, argentina 7/28
100 year old vines, rich color and sweet abundant tannins

‘10 la posta malbec - mendoza,argentina 8/34
 soft rose petal aromas leading into violet, berries, & mocha mid palate, whispering tannins

‘09 decalier de la terre grenache - lake county, ca 9/35
 intense flavors of vanilla, berries & anise backed by spiced smoke

'11 matteo correggia barbera d'alba - piemonrte, italy 50 (bottle only)
juicy with a silky texture and freshness that extends through the finish, supremely balanced and complex

‘09 duende tempranillo - clements hills, ca 11/42
 fruit forwardf , ripe plums, blueberries, smooth tannins , gently spiced

'11 wild horse cabernet sauvignon - central coast, ca 12/46
aromas of fresh berries, vanilla and nutmeg

'11 paso creek zinfandel - paso robles, ca 9/34
raspberries and cherries with intense notes of cinnamon, bold intense finish

‘11 artezin zinfandel - mendocino, ca 9/35
 smooth ripe berries, pomegranate, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper & a hint of earth

white wine

'12 borgo conventi pinot grigio - friuli/collio italy 12/47
aromas of ripe fruit and pear, bright and fresh on the palate with a lingering touch of minerality on the finish

‘11 vino pinot grigio - columbia valley, wa. 8/32
 aromas of warm summer grasses, nectarines, & white anise,an easy sipping white

'12 salmon undof gruner veltliner - austria 11/42
dry and refreshing, lovely bouquet of citrus and fresh herbs

‘11 fatto a mano vermentino - mendocino 11/43
 high toned supple layers of complex stone fuits, juicy bright minerality

‘11 mounts “yeomans vineyard” viognier -dry creek sonoma 9/38
 apricot & ropical fruit notes, soft minerality, dry rich textured finish

‘11 pushback sauvignon blanc - napa valley 10/40
 floral jasmine aromas tangle with sweet tangerine & tangy grapefruit

'13 nobilo sauvignon blanc - napa valley, ca 8/30
ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple on the palate, well balanced acidity and a generous finish

'12 salomon riesling - kremstal, austria 55 (bottle only)
While buoyant with fruit flavor, this wine is also steely and minerally

‘10 idle chardonnay - ”bonneau vineyard” los carneros, ca 11/41
aromas of quince, lemon pulp, lightly kissed oak, creamy mid palate, well balanced
soulful linger


'12 milestone chardonnay - central coast, ca 9/34
refreshing crisp, fruit forward style with subtle notes of vanilla

'12 knock on wood chardonnay - williamette valley, or 46 (bottle only)
organically farmed- 100% stainless-steel and no malolactic fermentation results in a lean and mean wine with perfume of honeydew melon, pear and traces of minerality

sparkling wine

opera prima brut 6/20
spain (glass/bottle)

poema brut cava 38
spain (bottle only)

charles mignon champagne 60
france (bottle only)

draft beers

half pint 3      pint 5       quart 9 scrimshaw pilsner
mendocino

boont amber ale
anderson valley

racer 5
healdsburg

bottled beers

pabst blue ribbon 3
modelo especial 4
steelhead pale ale 5
lost coast’s 8ball oatmeal stout 5
angry orchard’s apple ginger cider 5
drake’s hefeweizen 5
anchorsteam ale 5
speakeasy’s prohibition ale 5
stone ruination double ipa 6
mad river’s jamaica red ale 6
oaked arrogant bastard ale 7
brother thelonious belgian style ale 8
dogfish head’s punkin ale 9
midas touch golden elixir 9
sample spring menu

Weekends were made to be celebrated. Our brunch menu features old country classics, prepared with the best of West Coast ingredients. Your week was long. Eat slow, laugh loud, and love life.

come and get it brunch

21.95
famous fried chicken, country scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornmeal catfish, mushroom gravy, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cheesy grits, cajun potatoes, succotash veggies, yogurt w/granola and honey, pecan brownies, banana bread, fruit salad, seasonal house salad.
all items subject to seasonality

a la carte items

skillet baked eggs with house made potatoes and a biscuit
smoked salmon 13
pulled pork 11
bacon 10
cheese & veggies 9

french toast 12
whipped cream, berries, 100% maple syrup

chicken ‘n’ waffles
2 pieces fried chicken with 2 waffles 15
just waffles and berries 9

farmerbrown burger 14
1/2 lb. of house ground chuck, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, on a toasted house made bun with remoulade, served with chips
add cheddar or bacon 2 each

sample spring menu

Our arms are open to you any day of the week so come and make yourself at home here in the warmth of good company and sumptuous eats. The space comes alive every night because, here... soul is a way of life.

make me happy hour


Gather and get loose, shake off your day with good music and good folk. Bar bites from $3-$15 (bar only).
Every Monday - Friday, 5-7p.
2$ off seasonal cocktails, 1$ off draft beer, 1$ off house red and white wine


come and get it brunch

21.95
Let us fix you a plate of our famous fried chicken, country scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornmeal catfish, mushroom gravy, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cheesy grits, cajun potatoes, succotash veggies, yogurt w/granola and honey, pecan brownies, banana bread, fruit salad, seasonal house salad, and more. Don't forget to wash it all down with our bottomless mimosa!
Sunday Soul Brunch with "HOT POCKET" 11:30am-2:30pm
all items subject to seasonality


meatloaf monday


bbq skillet meatloaf with seasonal veggies

tuesday night chicken ‘n’ waffles

17.50
Said to have been developed as a classic Southern Sunday brunch combo, it sure does taste just as good on a Tuesday night. Join us for the best of both worlds: the sweet and the savory. Two waffles and our famous fried chicken.


humpday BBQ special

price may vary
Because the middle of the week is a big deal. Each week, we feature one bangin’ BBQ entrée item on deck and a pint of cold beer. Bring the fam!


eat your greens thursday

price may vary
This is a night dedicated to the true riches of the earth. This meat-free culinary experience features soulful spins on classic dishes. Vegetarian soul food is the essence of living off the land, the (literal) roots of southern cooking. Celebrate your health and enjoy the complexity of homestyle flavors with quality-sourced, seasonally celebrated vegetables.
FOOD FOR FUNK - w/DJ Mr.Lucky$


wino sundays


A wine glass half full or half empty...only begs for more wine. On Sundays all wine is 1/2 off, so fill your cup and sip the evening slow.

Come on down to farmerbrown

located in the heart of the city
25 Mason @ Market, San Francisco, California google map
accessible by BART (Powell Station) and Muni

HOURS

kitchen open
sunday - thursday 5-9 p
friday - saturday 5-10p

saturday brunch 10a-230p
sunday brunch 930a-230p



CONTACT

415.409.3276 (farm)

If ya just want to holler: info@farmerbrownsf.com

For special occasions: events@farmerbrownsf.com

FARMERBROWN’S
LITTLE SKILLET

Looking for lunch? farmerbrown brings you mid-day grub at our sister joint, little skillet. This small and mighty take-out window is perfectly poised in a south of market alley close to AT&T ballpark. Our hot box lunches are famous for the po’ boy selection and San Francisco’s finest chicken and waffles.

PARKING

farmerbrown offers secure paid parking on Mason Street, directly adjacent to the restaurant. Rates vary depending on time of day and day of week.

RESERVATIONS

You can save your spot at the table by phone Tuesday to Sunday, 5-10p and online.
special diets
We are happy to make recommendations for any special diet. Allow our staff to craft a meal for you that suits your needs. Simply alert your server to your special requests, so that we get your order just right.
private dining + special events
We love celebrations at farmerbrown. The space has flavor. The food, unforgettable. The drinks, artisanal. Bring your event game up a notch.

The restaurant offers up to 2800 square feet of event space for large dinner parties, brunch and lunch events, corporate meetings, wedding receptions, holiday soirées, and more. Bountiful buffets and cocktail receptions can accommodate up to 150+. The restaurant is also available for complete buy-out {includes digital projector and dj-ready booth}.

Contact us at events@farmerbrownsf.com with your ideas and we will work with you personally to complete your vision, suiting both your taste and budget.
catering
Bring your guests “home” to a mouth-watering table, set with amazing Southern fare. From family-style picnics to corporate lunches, enjoy slow-cooked, sustainably-sourced, warm and tasty comfort food.

Contact us at events@farmerbrownsf.com or 415.409.3276 with your ideas. We are happy to help you determine how much to order and collaborate on creating a menu to fit your event.
community
farmerbrown nests in the heart of the city in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Bordering the Mission/Market street corridors, this older downtown residential community has colorful stories to tell and our restaurant is blessed with natives, business owners, and friends who fill our space with them on a daily basis. The energy is always bright, the personalities as colorful and this makes our establishment burst with personality.

We make it an important part of our operations to give the best of ourselves and this business to the community around us and in doing so, we are constantly reminded of what’s important in life. This neighborhood is beautiful because of its resilience, standing strong in the face of earthquakes, ever-changing demographics and economy. We are deeply grateful that we are welcomed here and we open our arms in return to all those who need to feel at home, wanderers and travelers alike.