Aphotic is a fine dining seafood restaurant from Chef Peter Hemsley that recently opened in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Coming from the Greek prefix ἀ- + φῶς, meaning “without light,” the name also refers to the depths of the sea where less than one percent of sunlight penetrates. Aphotic sheds light on the dark by seeking out thoughtful alternatives to conventional resources, bringing often-overlooked and underutilized fish and sustainable sourcing practices to the forefront of fine dining, as well as a curated selection of luxury seafoods.


Aphotic’s 10-course tasting menu starts at $230/person with additional costs for wine or cocktail pairings. The a la carte menu at the bar features dishes starting at $22.


816 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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