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

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

"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."

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.


bbq baby back ribs appetizer 16
dry rubbed and slow-smoked ribs with bbq sauce and potato salad

classic wedge salad 11
pt. reyes blue cheese, radish, bacon, cumbers & blue cheese dressing

hearts of romaine & kale ceasar 11
house made anchovy dressing, citrus, brioche croutons, parmesan

fried okra 7
with remoulade and pickled onions

seafood gumbo appetizer small cup 8.5      bowl 13.5
catfish and gulf shrimp

sweet potato steak fries 8
cayenne salt & lemon aioli

roasted figs 9
pt. reyes blue cheese and parsley


seafood gumbo 21.5
entree sized with head on louisiana shrimp

pulled pork po'boy 17.5
smoked pork shoulder, housemade bbq or carolina mustard sauce,
jalapeño slaw, pickle & chips

fall veggies & stoneground grits 16.5
stone ground grits with winter squash, spinach, broccolini, brussel sprouts and pomegranate

jumbo blackened prawns & grits 24.5
fresh louisiana whole shrimp, dusted with cajun seasoning, over stoneground grits,
topped with cucumber salsa

fall veggie jambalaya 19.5
cajun rice dish with broccolini, romanesco and cherry tomatoes

jambalaya 24.5
cajun rice dish with smoked chicken and andouille sausage

crispy cornmeal catfish platter 26.5
fried shrimp, hand cut french fries, jalapeno slaw, with gribiche sauce

southern fried chicken 19.50
light and dark meat, choice of ham hock collard greens, shells n' cheese yams, grits, biscuits or waffles

bbq baby back ribs plate 25.5
tossed in our classic BBQ sauce, pickled veggies, potato salad

skillet pork chop 24.50
fig-apple chutney and brown butter braised cabbage

bbq brisket meatloaf 23.50
with mashed sweet potatoes, carrots and romano beans

we kindly request no substitutions


angel biscuits two for 4 .5/ five for 9
seasonal preserves

candied yams 7.5
in lemon syrup

shells n' cheese 7.5
oregons’ tillmook cheddar & toasted bread crumbs

southern greens 7.5
slow cooked collard greens w/ham hock (veggie also available)

cheesy grits 7.5
stone ground organic grits with melted tillamook cheddar

fall veggies 7.5
ask server about tonight's offering

belgian waffles 7.5
served with powdered sugar and housemade syrup

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.

bourbon pecan pie 8.5
simply the best pecan pie around served with vanilla ice cream

pumpkin cheesecake 8.5
strawberry grahmcraker crust, creame fraiche and pomegranate

peach sorbet 8.50
served with whipped cream

 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

cool under fire 12
gin, pear cider, matcha green tea, cayenne shrub, lime, salt

the kingston 12
rye whiskey, allspice, roasted almond milk, cold brew coffee,
jamaican chai, coconut milk, cracked pepper, sea salt

marmalade & mezcal 12
hibiscus tequila, cinnamon mezcal, chipotle marmalade,
cranberry, spiced sage syrup, lemon

harvest moonshine 13
bourbon, pumpkin spice liquer, orange, ginger, tonic, lemon
peychauds bitters, cracked black pepper

rumboozled punch 13
spiced rum, hard apple cider, white grape, spanish liqueur,
vanilla, lemon, pineapple, nutmeg

bottled mason jar cocktails

   (16 oz. of bottled goodness)
purple haze 14
rosemary, wild huckleberry, lime, elderflower, bourbon, vanilla, black currant tea, mandarin, lemon verbena, ginger shrub

the refresh prince 14
myers lemon, cold press snap pea, Thai basil, spanish liqueur, tropical green tea, gin, cracked peppercorn, celery bitters

farmerbrown classics

farmhouse lemonade 12
vodka, seasonal fresh fruit puree, homemade lemonade, mint, in 16oz mason jar

cucumber gimlet 13
gin, lime, cucumber

front porch iced tea 12
bourbon, molasses, housemade ginger nectar, fresh iced tea

old-soul fashioned 13
four roses bourbon, brown sugar, sage, raspberry jam, house made ginger nectar

matty's manhattan 13
rittenhouse rye, carpano antica vermouth, gran marnier, orange zest, over rocks

virgin mocktails

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 6
cucumber, mint, sugar, lemon, lime, club soda

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



red wine

'13 thomas henry merlot- central coast, ca 12/46
aromatics of ripe blackberry and dark cherry, hint of spice

‘12 corino dolcetto - piedmont, italy 12/48
ruby red with hints of plums, raspberries
and hibiscus with mineral notes

’13 five vitners zinfandel - dry creek valley, napa 12/48
hints of rose and lavender accompanied by notes
of fresh cut pomegranate and red cheery

’14 le croizillon malbec - cahors, france 12/48
plum, blackberry and pomegranate, hint at this summer red’s uniquely clean finish


white wine

'14 grenaudiere muscadet- france 7/28
green apple, lime zest with a sea salt kiss

'14 haymaker sauvignon blanc- marlborough, new zealand 8/30
light to medium bodied, crisp citrus

'14 meadowcroft chardonnay- sonoma, ca 12/48
bold oak with marzapan on the nose, with white floral notes

'14 thomas henry chardonnay- central coast, ca 12/46
aromatics of asian pear and bright apple, with hints of fresh baked brioche

sparkling wine

opera prima 8/20
brut- spain (glass/bottle)

ca vittoria conegliano 10/38
brut rose- italy

cremant de bourgogne 11/42

draft beers

half pint 3      pint 5       quart 9 scrimshaw pilsner

boont amber ale
anderson valley

racer 5

bottled beers

pabst blue ribbon 3
victoria 4
steelhead pale ale 5
lost coast’s 8ball oatmeal stout 5
angry orchard’s apple ginger cider 5
drake’s hefeweizen 5
anchorsteam lager 5
mad river’s jamaica red ale 6
eel river ipa (organic) 5
brother thelonious belgian style ale 8
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

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

a la carte items

farmers plate with two eggs any style, cajun yukon potatoes, angel biscuits and seasonal jam with a choice of
winter veggies 12.5
cornmeal battered catfish
or andouille sausage patties

pulled pork sandwich 12.5
smoked pulled pork,house made bbq or carolina mustard, jalapeno cole slaw, and house chips

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

fried catfish sandwich 12.5
corn meal battered fish with gribache sauce, jalapeno slaw, house chips, on a brioche bun

angel biscuits and gravy 14
two house made angel biscuits with two eggs any style and mushroom gravy

fruit, granola & yogurt parfait 7.5
fresh fruit topped with organic granola and house made yogurt

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.


farmerbrown's kitchen and bar is now serving breakfast. Come join us for food monday-friday from 10am-230pm. Enjoy new breakfast/lunch items, free wi-fi and also serving redbay coffee!

make me happy hour

Gather and get loose, shake off your day with good music and good folk. Bar bites from $3-$15 (bar only).
Every Monday - Friday, 5-7p.
9$ seasonal cocktails, 3$ pint of draft beer, 8$ house red, white wine and sparkling

come and get it brunch

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

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$

Breakfast and Lunch served M-F 10am-2pm


farmer's plate 12.5
2 eggs any style, biscuit, house potatoes and bacon or maple sausage

breakfast waffles 7.5
seasonal fruit, housemade sorghum syrup

sausage & sweet pepper scramble 12.5
housemade sausage, sweet peppers, swiss cheese
served with potatoes, fruit & biscuit

vegetarian scramble 12.5
bloomsdale spinach, mushrooms, romano beans, feta cheese
served with potatoes, fruit & biscuit

fruit & granola parfait 6.5
vanilla yogurt, seasonal fruit and housemade granola

biscuit sandwich 10.5
bacon, egg and cheddar on a angel biscuit
served with house potatoes & fruit
also available with maple sausage

cobb salad 14.95
boneless fried chicken breast, little gems, baby lettuces, soft boiled egg, haricot verts, avocado, bacon, blue cheese dressing
grilled chicken available

chicken sandwich 12.5
fried or grilled chicken breast, pickle, slaw, kennebec potato chips, brioche bun
add cheddar or bacon +2

pulled pork sandwich 12.5
slow cooked and house smoked, bba sauce or carolina mustard, pickle, slaw, kennebec potato chips, brioche bun

catfish sandwich 12.5
cornmeal battered with gribiche, pickle, slaw, kennebec potato chips, brioche bun

chicken & waffles 16
two pieces of fried chicken and two belgian waffles served with sorghum syrup

chicken basket 12.5
three pieces of chicken, light and dark meat

veggie jambalaya 12.5
hearty vegetarian entree sized dish

kale and hearts of romaine caesar 11
with garlc brioche croutons and pomegranate

we kindly request no substitutions

sample Spring menu

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



Breakfast & Lunch
Monday – Friday

Monday - Saturday

Saturday – Sunday

Happy Hour
Monday – Friday


415.409.3276 (farm)

If ya just want to holler:

For special occasions:


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.


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


We welcome small to large parties, please click here to make reservations.

For special events and private dining inquiries, please click here.

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}.

Please click here to send us your ideas and we will work with you personally to complete your vision, suiting both your taste and budget.
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.
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 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.
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.