Greens Restaurant
Greens Restaurant

Greens Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greensrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 771-6222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:45pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday ($58 per person prix fixe menu only): 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch:Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Annie Somerville
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: The entire restaurant may be reserved for a special event with a sit down capacity of 125 people or a standing reception for up to 200 people. Please contact Ashley Pier for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buchanan/Marina
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking available in Fort Mason. Entry at Laguna and Marina Blvd.
A word from Greens Restaurant
While enjoying one of San Francisco's most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, diners savor Chef Annie Somerville’s imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local seasonal organic produce and the finest ingredients. Greens emphasizes wonderful dishes created with a balance of colors, flavor and a contrast of textures inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Asia, Mexico and the American Southwest.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Greens Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
559 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (453)fit for foodies (393)special occasion (291)great for lunch (200)romantic (183)great for brunch (166)neighborhood gem (136)good for groups (133)notable wine list (77)hot spot (57)kid-friendly (42)late-night find (15)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Amazing food and views
    jonesdljsfVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Had heard a lot about Greens the past few years, but had never been there before. It's often too busy on the weekends to get in. However, we made a reservation and tried it this past weekend. It was worth the wait! The menu is very unique with combinations of items you wouldn't normally think of, but they really great. I did the poached egg items with squash, etc and it was terrific. Other's at the table tried the pupusa and that were excellent, as well. Highly recommend that you have to try this place and doing it on Sunday with the Farmers Market right outside the door is a perfect combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, but mediocre food
    DannyCVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Took my parents here from out of town. Service was great, however, we were very underwhelmed with the seasoning of all the food we ate. The butternut squash pizza really didn't taste like anything. A touch of seasoning would have gone a long way. Everything else we ate was just meh. We did love the ambience though. Just would love to see the food taste elevated. Quality of food seemed great, just missing something special in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful VEGAN food.
    Anoelll
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Wonderful VEGAN food. One of my very favorite restaurants. I feel that I am eating very healthfully when I am there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Nat1234VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I had come here some years ago and looks like the restaurant has gone downhill. We were waiting for about 5 minutes before we had anyone come to the table to greet us and offer us drinks. The food was mediocre and the presentation of the red curry dish was not impressive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scenic Green's
    Fiori
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    A very good brunch made with the best organic ingredients. Combined with the beautiful view, Green's is always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would like to Kvell
    GMOGottago
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I would so like to recommend this beautiful restaurant with even more enthusiasm than I felt after eating there. Dreamily located the SF Fort Mason pier, it was conveniently near the Greens Festival where my husband, a food safety attorney, gave a talk on Nov 16th. Greens tries very hard, and in many ways excels, at being the health food diner's safe spot for healthful cuisine. The menu choices are creative, the wait staff is excellent, and it is such a lovely space in which to dine. We enjoyed the food we ate. Not much in the way of gluten free desserts, mind you! Yet, it seems to be a little vague about its commitment to being organic/GMO free. Why, for instance, does the online menu not actually say that the food is organic, yet the website 'About Greens' section boasts that its produce is sourced from an organic farm. Why did our very nice waiter have to ask the kitchen about the oils used? Why did we have to ask him what was organic? Should this info not just be common knowledge restaurant wide. Better yet, could this restaurant not be more bold, and perhaps more consistent (if needed) about being GMO-free and organic and make me, and other health foodies of my kind, completely trust Greens as a restaurant most worthy of its name?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has service has gone down hill and the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Server was ditsy, came to our table to verify our order twice. Long wait, 40 minutes for food. Sat at 1pm. Server seemed confused. Kitchen slow.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • No parking, overpriced, didn't love the food.
    DebC
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    There was a huge event or two at Ft Mason and a beautiful day in SF so the whole world was at Crissy Field etc. Searched for parking for over 45 minutes w/ my party waiting for me stressed out in the restaurant. Finally took the food to go. They were very worried about it at the restaurant. And it was 1/2 empty because ppl couldn't park. We came in from Marin and didn't have time for bus not did we know it would be impossible to park. We took the food and sat in a windy, cold park and ate. I didn't really like mine and my son was hungry still after. They were kind enough to give us a dessert but to one we liked. I've eaten at Greens off and on over the years and it's one of my guests favorites, but I can't really recommend it. I called to see if we could move the time back 15 mins earlier in the morning and that would have been a great time to tell us parking was going to be impossible and I could have parked in a garage and walked over etc. Need to coordinate w/ Ft Mason and let ppl know to take transit and plan when the whole venue is going to be sold out. Also lovely SF has sold a bunch of spots as permitted parking only now where you used to be able to park at the Marina and Crissy Field which were mostly empty. This is all not really Green's fault but still, bad experience. And Green's is over priced for what you get. The one thing that was to die for was the pizza w/ squash etc.
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  • A vegetarian superstar
    Vegangourmandiser
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The best vegan and vegetarian food I've eaten in the USA, and, almost, the world! Excellent vegan choices, well balanced, yet intriguing flavors, with a uniquely South American twist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greens Always Pleases
    MizKatzVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    NOTE: Very peaceful & quiet this survey didn't allow that to be noted. I take every opportunity to dine at Greens. The food and service are tops, as usual. My sister & I shared an order of pupusas -- !!excellent!! -- and since there were two of us and the pupusas are silver-dollar size, it would have been nice if one order had been for 4 instead of just 3...they were THAT good! I had the divine!! goat cheese & butternut squash pizza. I forgot that there were walnuts on it, so failed to ask for them to be left out of the composition. My sister had the broccoli soup and a side of polenta. We shared the snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich...perfect end to a satisfying meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Magic Theatre
    Foodieinverness
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This s a great place to come for dinner before going to the Magic Theatre. The food is always top notch and the service excellent. Nice variety on the wine list. The meyer lemon ice cream sandwich was truly memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent gourmet vegetarian food. It is a pleasure to not have to peruse a menu looking for the vegetarian options! The view is spectacular and the noise level enables conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Greens, as good as ever!
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Hadn't been in a number of years, but it was as good as ever, and the food was as creative as ever...! We simply love the creative way food is created and presented here. And the service was most attentive and thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Hadn't been to Green's in a decade and was pleased to find the food still excellent and the atmosphere still fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    PrashanthVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great location, but food was ok, we are vegetatarians and so was great that we could eat anything on the menu. Felt healthy, but portions were small and taste was just ok,and nothing creative. Now I can say been there done that.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch Spot
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. I like the setting and the food speaks more for itself than review than I can write. Every single time I come here with friends or family, I always (every single time) have fantastic food that is creative and flavorful. Often we associate vegetarian restaurants with lacking something, meat, flavor, etc. but when you dine at greens, you feel full, happy, and healthy and I'm not even vegetarian. Great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Wonderful experience. Gracious, friendly service. Lovely environment. Food was delicious!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Beautiful view and yummy food BUT had to wait a whole hour for our food for a table of two!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dining Every Time
    Jael
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We love the consistently great food and variety of options on the menu. Location is beautiful and you can enjoy a great walk before and/or after your meal. Good for couples, families or groups and kids willingly eat their vegetables!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great veggie food, lovely ambience
    Fluffychuffy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Greens on a Saturday evening - really good 4 course menu - nibbles to start - olives, bread and cheese then a choice of starters, mains and puddings - all which sounded delicious. There was a really good selection and some really inventive cooking - I cant praise it highly enough. Also matched wines, which we didn't have, if you want and a few cocktails, beers and soft drinks - all which were lovely. My partner asked for a beer and one was duly recommended, and was exactly what my partner wanted - I had a prosecco - very dry and cold - prefect. The ambience is great as it is soft candle light and a lovely view out to the water so perfect for romance or a group of friends - just a great relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SharonVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The delicata squash entree with Indian spices was fabulous as was the raspberry-ginger tart dessert. I thought the Pre-fixe menu, however, was overpriced at $58. Adding one glass of wine each, tip, and gratuity our dinner for two was $184.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even non-vegetarians will love it
    CaliDad
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Fantastic meal! Had the soup and quinoa app. Both excellent. Entree was mushroom ravioli and Mexican squash. Very flavorful and filling. Flour less chocolate torte was the perfect finish. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    napesterVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved everything I ordered! The service was lovely, and wine and food divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greens is always great!
    Helena
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The high quality of your produce always translates into a superb dining experience! Thanks to you all! helen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was amazing, but terrible service. Our entrees took an hour to come out. The staff was not attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy dishes and awesome view
    olivis
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    great food prepared with delicate balance of texture and flavor. clean and classy. great location with view of golden gate bridge and no parking problem. a stroke at nearby meadow before or after makes a perfect date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food is Stunning
    GARYR
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Fresh...and brilliant blend of taste, flavors and smells.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite
    hungreythanks
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Still one of my favorite places to eat after all theses years.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SlowPoke
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Having been a customer of Green's for many years, this visit I felt the food, overall, uninspired. I hated the pile of tasteless grains with my dry Brochettes meal, and the slaw was way too spicy for me. The grains/slaw part of the plate wasn't attractive in any way. A friend ordered the linguini, and thought it was tasteless. Another friend ordered the pizza. She shared it with me, and that salvaged the entrée portion of the meal for me. I loved that pizza. We ordered 2 desserts to share, and our server was wonderful about making the cookie substitution I requested. ... An old-friends' get-together, we were not hurried at all by Green's staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing.
    Auros
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent meal, not that I'd expect any different. The cauliflower-quinoa griddle cakes (appetizer) were a highlight. Desserts were excellent, too.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Vegans rejoice
    FranklySpeaking94556
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    this remains the premier restaurant with those maintain a vegetarian diet. Food is terrific and the atmosphere unprecedented. We brought guests from New York City who were a couple not easily impressed. After dinner, they rave about our choice of restaurants. There's always something on the menu for the carnivores so no complaints here. A wonderful dining experience after nearly 20 years since our last visit. Amazing that the restaurant has maintained its style and excellence throughout. A San Francisco treasure for sure!
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  • Disappointing given reputation
    gourmetgranny
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had never been to Greens but certainly knew its reputation as one of the first great vegetarian restaurants. This was a special occasion meal for my guest's birthday. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. That was the last prompt interaction of the evening. The room was not crowded for a Saturday but there was a large party in the back room and that may have had something to do with the generally slow service. We were in no hurry and really didn't mind the wait but did feel neglected. The dishes were from the prix fixe menu. While the ingredients showed imaginative combinations not everything worked that well. The pears in my salad were unpleasantly mushy. My squash curry entree was bland. I've had better at Millennium
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  • Out of state guest with guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything was outstanding and the view was incredible. Would definitely make a point of going there when we are in town again!
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Still the greatest
    LouisJaffe
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Greens remains a true original. The food and ambiance under chef Annie Somerville have been remarkably consistent for decades. I've been a satisfied client for 25 years.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    rhinton
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been going for years and sometimes like the food better than others. This time it was outstanding: fresh, flavorful, interesting combinations and all vegetarian. Service was warm, friendly and knowledgable. We wanted to linger and it was fine with them.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Always excellent
    Bert
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Been there many times. It's our go to place when showing friends the Bay Area. This time we rented bikes at Fishermans wharf and stopped at Greens on our way to the GG Bridge. It's excellent vegetarian food,but carnivores are always equally impressed, beautiful view, hip vibe.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Anniversary dinner
    Eeek
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I hardly make it up to the Marina, but made a special trip to Greens for our Anniversary. We waited a few minutes for a window seat to become available. The spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge and surroundings was well worth the wait. Dinner was delicious. The service was great. They even brought us vegan (for me) and non-vegan (for him) desserts on the house in honor of our special night. It was a wonderful night. I hope to repeat it next year. Or sooner!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic view
    LLlove2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great scenic view and good service. Food was fabulous. Tasty and well prepared.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Marie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent choice! Was fantastically delicious, service was Great and the atmosphere was comfortable. Most of all the food choices were so wonderful and the dishes we tried were all so delicious and for the most part, a healthy delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced set menu for dinner
    kim2014VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    To my surprise they have a 4 course set menu for dinner, no other options. 60 dollars for what is really a good lunch or normal dinner. First course is bread and olives, that is not what i would call a seperate course. Food was fine but very overpriced! I wont be back for these prices...
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    great for brunch, scenic view
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