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Presidio Cafe - Presidio Golf Course
Presidio Cafe - Presidio Golf Course

Presidio Cafe - Presidio Golf Course Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://presidiocafe.com
  • Phone: (415) 561-4600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Bar Menu: Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday: Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00pm Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Emily Damon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Clubhouse at the Presidio Golf Course offers your next event the exclusivity and ambiance of a private club without the need for private membership. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with a level of service you deserve and is available to help you from start to finish. It is our goal to make the planning process as smooth as possible and the event your most successful and memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Michele Mattson (415) 561-4661 x207
  • Special Events & Promotions: Breakfast with Santa 9AM-12PM Family style breakfast served $20-Adult $8-Child Free-3 and under

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arguello Gate
  • Public Transit: We are only a 4 block walk up Arguello from the 1, 2, 4 & 33 bus lines.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large, free parking lot located directly in front of the cafe.
A word from Presidio Cafe - Presidio Golf Course
Built in the heart of the historic Presidio, the Café showcases a fresh, seasonal menu and sweeping golf course views. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown, the Café offers a delicious alternative to city dining. The Presidio Café offers American comfort food with a California flair in a casual club environment. Start with our Clam Chowder or Artichoke Gratin, then enjoy one of our delicious sandwiches or entrees, including our famous Club Sandwich and Fresh Fish Tacos. Or enjoy one of our entree size lunch salads, including sesame Tuna and a Classic Cobb salad. The fully stocked bar offers an impressive array of the finest liquors, beers and wine with thirteen beers (with six on draft) and an international wine list with over twenty poured by the glass, including four on tap. We now have over seventy different whiskies from Four Roses Small Batch bourbon to Penderyn Welsh Whiskey to 18 year Talisker. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Not a fan of sandwiches, the menu description of the sole tempted me to order it. I was disappointed in the small portion of potatoe something and very little flavor or texture of the fish. The fresh bread and service were good and my companions enjoyed their hamburgers immensely but obviously I ordered the wrong dish. I have enjoyed my meals here before and returned for the ambiance, but I would hope that every entree would be of equivalent quality and amount. Sorry, but I was disappointed on this visit. This dish was nothing special at all."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Early days at the Presidio Cafe- at the golf course were problematic. Not very good food and a dark dining room. I can now applaud the management for a 180' turn around to an improved dining experience. Now it's a go to place for spontaneous lunch gatherings."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Relaxed dining, no pressure to eat and run. Good atmoshere for visiting friends while lunching. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We always love lunching here. Staff is excellent, feasibly priced, good menu choices, but they seem to allow adjustments. AND they have parking."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service was excellent, watchfully without hovering. The room is lovely with a beautiful fireplace taking the chill out of a cloudy day. The fish and chips were perfection according to my 2 companions--the fish light and very tasty. My salmon salad was just short of perfect as the roasted Brussels sprouts were hardly cooked. Excellent choice of beers to go with the dishes."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Always excellent food. Service lagged as it was the day of Bay to Breakers and all of SF was confused."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The menu was limited and food quality average. Service was adequate and friendly. I enjoy its relax and pleasant environment.... to gather and chat. And you do not have to worry about parking or meter running overtime."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This was our third time going to the Presidio Cafe for Mother's Day brunch. The quality and quantity of the buffet was so poor that even our 11 and 6 year old children commented. The platters were mostly empty (and the food cold) and not replaced even though our reservation was for 12:15pm. My wife who had fond memories of previous Mother's Day brunches here was very let down. The service was deficient and patronizing. We will not be coming back to the Presidio Cafe. There are many brunch options in S.F. (on Mother's Day or otherwise) with better food and greater attention to detail."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day brimcj. There was a nice variety and the food was delicious. Although it is sometimes difficult to maintain a buffet, it was done very well. I particularly enjoyed the perfectly cooked scrambled eggs and sausages. Lovely pastries, prime ribs, etc. I highly recommend The Presidio Cafe and will return for a non-holiday meal in the near future. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brunch at the Presidio Cafe was very good. We all tried something different on the menu and were pleased with our choices. The nice part is you can have breakfast food or lunch selections, so everyone is happy. (Unfortunately they had run out of one of the selections by the time we got there, but there was still plenty to choose from.) The wait staff makes every effort to please, although we sometimes had to ask for more water or for additional utensils - nothing major. The ambience is not extraordinary, although having the table by the fireplace was nice. There were several families with smaller children there that morning, so it was a little noisy. However, we were able to linger and visit at our corner table without being rushed "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food is always good. I had the Skirt steak and asparagus - it was excellent. We always like to dine there when we go to one of the Fine Arts museums."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were surprised on our last trip to Presidio Cafe to find that they no longer serve their "golfers" specials such as the "Birdie." Hubby had the grilled chicken caesar wrap which was very good. Service was slow on this day and we had an appointment to get to. He ate half of the wrap and took the other half home. When he ate the other half at dinner, he found a very large flat bone attached to a piece of chicken! I called the restaurant about this incident the next day but did not receive a returned call. This is simply unacceptable!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The new menu is too limited. Too much beef, not enough salads"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This cafe has a scenic location and good be great but the food was awful. The menu is not hard to cook but it failed. The servers were new or just untrained. Could be Great. Think of all those people who want a good restaurant in a scenic spot. This cafe is missing the boat."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Not really impressed as it was basically bar food at a golf course. To call it anything else would be false. Food was okay, service was courteous and nice, but it's still very basic."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a great place to meet a friend for conversation and basic food. The coffee is strong and flavorful and the salads are tasty. Burgers are large. One is never rushed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Presidio Cafe is a place we like to go after going to the Fine Arts Museums. The food is always good, prices reasonable and the setting is very relaxing and warm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a lovely lunch, food excellent. Setting very nice and in summer would be wonderful for sitting outside on patio. Will go again for was pleasant experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went to the Presidio Cafe for the first time. Get a parking stub from the Golf shop to display on your dash for 3 hours free parking. The dining room was quite full the day we went and too noisy for a business discussion so we asked to be seated on the patio at the back of the cafe overlooking the golf course, Beautiful view and perfect weather! The menu on the patio was not the full menu but the choices were good. We ordered the Nicoise Salad, Cesar Salad with Chicken and crab cakes. Scrumptious! Our server was very attentive and refilled our drinks consistently."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Comfortable, altogether too self-important for the reality of its utilitarian adequacy, its service is correct, inoffensive and coldly removed. Its food is precisely what one would expect at a golf course in the suburbs. If there's nothing in the slightest that is compelling, there is also nothing wrong with its "what you see is what you get" presentation. Regularity, the ability to get reservations, parking, and competently prepared, if pedestrian, food justify this restaurant's reliable second choice posture.."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "There appears to be inconsistency in the kitchen that requires immediate attention. The presentation was not professional. The pieces of my nicoise salad were so huge that I used a steak knife to cut it. The dressing was watery and tasteless.The ahi Tuna portions were small. Other diner guests had similar reactions. The same diners were there in October and the experience could not have been more different. Please give us a reason to want to come back again."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "this is a warm, inviting place to go for lunch. the atmosphere is very relaxing & scenic."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The Presidio Cafe was such a perfect find! Now, whenever we go to one of the museums in SF, we always make reservations at the Presidio Cafe, The setting is in a beautiful location, and the dining room is very comfortable. You feel like your in a mountain lodge. The food is excellent!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "1st person to the table (water boy?) did not smile or speak and definitely needed a shave. Absent server-never filled the wine, didn't notice uneaten sandwich, eager to leave. Sandwiches were sloppy and we're missing ingredients. Expected a lot more from a "country club" Decent wine list. Friendly host."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The lunch choices are ordinary and the execution is underwhelming. Cobb salad had very little chicken and the small cubes tasted processes rather than cut from a real chicken breast. No bread was offered to accompany our salads. For the price you can get much better quality at many other spots. Other than convenient parking this restaurant needs to up its game to attract anyone other than the folders for lunch."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great service, I must say -- and a lovely setting for a quiet catch up lunch with a friend. It's a wonderfully modern take on the country club, with better food and attentive service."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Presidio Cafe is still one of my favorite places for lunch (or brunch), and they still make one of the best Cobb Salads in town. They have been working on the menu in recent months, and it seems like they have finally tweaked it to their satisfaction. The daily special menu seems more sparse than before, but it still offers good options and the main lunch menu more than makes up for it with a generous number of options in all categories. There is not a lot of ambience (unless you get seated near the fireplace) and the conversation around can get a little loud depending on the number of people. However, it is a great place to connect for lunch and enjoy a meal and good conversation."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We love this place for a gathering of friends from North and South and come regularly during the year. It is casual and comfortable and their meals have always been excellent. However, we did not have a good food experience on this visit."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant because it was at top 10 lunch list of open table. Now I am very very curious why did you put it on your list. I learned not to trust to lists of open table. I am going to use open table only for reservations."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "this gem of a restaurant is on the former Presidio Army Base; the location, the excellent food, the friendly waiters, the parking - everything is perfect; only wish it were open in the evening"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Our waiter, whose name was Igor, was great. The food is tasty and plentiful, the prices are good. Parking is good, with no meters. This will be our regular spot."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The Cobb Salad is not offered on the Sunday menu...very dissappointing. I pointed out it was on the Pub menu, but waiter said no it's not available. So opted for the Caeser with shrimp. Had to ask for bread. Our dessert, cheesecake, was terrible. It came with one strawberry; however, it was supposed to come with raspberry sauce. No explanations were given. Even the sauce couldn't have rescued the cheesecake. I come for the Cobb Salad, so when it is not offered, I am very disappointed. I'll just remember not to come on Sundays till 2 p.m.. We came at 1 p.m. If I had wanted to wait until 2 p.m., I could have ordered the Cobb Salad then"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Waiter told us there was a kitchen problem. My food was just average, not well prepared. My dining companion had to return her salad twice because her instructions were not followed. She refused another. Waiter did not give us a check, which was the good part but she will not be returning. I will, since I have had many good times there. This one was not."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We had made a reservation and were seated quickly. Service was attentive. We were seated close to a kitchen swinging door and noise from the bar were negatives. But the food was very good and location near the golf course nice."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "come here at least once a month; very pleasant personnel, friendly bartender; reasonably priced, great parking; follow your favorite team on the tube; dust off those golf clubs, get on the difficult course, then relax in the restaurant"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "The afternoon we visited the Café, It was jam packed. We came a bit early from our reservation time. We waited a bit and then we were seated. The menu has good choices. Their house white wine is a good one. Only $9 a glass."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Food was good but the portion was a bit small. For those who order burgers/sandwiches are okay, but for salads or entrees it would be nice to have a piece of bread to come with it. The restaurant was quite noisy when it was 80% full."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "I love the fact that the Presidio Cafe has parking. Brunch is usually decent. However, the eggs benedict were not that great. Eggs were cooked perfectly, ham sliced nice and thin, but an awful thick, bright yellow gloppy sauce - looked like Cheez Wiz. Not at all like hollandaise. (and I know my hollandaise). Six out of seven at our table ordered it and all thought the same thing. Waitress was fantastic. Tables with noisy kids detracted somewhat, but overall, a good place for brunch/lunch."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "The space is welcoming, low key and very pleasant. More than anything else, it is quiet enough to have good conversations. But, the food is very mediocre. They really need a new chef !!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2013