Presidio Social Club
Presidio Social Club

Presidio Social Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.presidiosocialclub.com/
  • Phone: 4158851888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon- Friday 11:30am-10pm
    Sat 9am-10pm
    Sun 9am-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Wesley Shaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please send all inquiries to events@presidiosocialclub.com

  • Special Events: Presidio Social Club offers events, meeting space, and cocktail receptions in our private dining room, patio, or full buyouts of the restaurant. Please see our website for additional details, http://presidiosocialclub.com/special-events/ or contact our special events manager at events@presidiosocialclub.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lombard
  • Public Transit: Muni 28, 29, 41, 43, 45 and all SF Golden Gate Transit except 50
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking!
A word from Presidio Social Club
Serving up a classic Northern California vibe, attentive hospitality, and a locally sourced, seasonal menu, San Francisco’s iconic Presidio Social Club is open every day for all your social gatherings. Nestled within the beautiful Presidio National Park, PSC is at once an inviting urban oasis and a lively destination fit for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory venue for large groups. Erected in 1903 as a military barracks, the historical building has been converted into a modern eatery sure to put anyone “at-ease” featuring contemporary twists on San Francisco staples and artfully crafted cocktails.
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Presidio Social Club reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (107)great for brunch (78)fit for foodies (73)great for lunch (71)good for groups (65)great for outdoor dining (57)special occasion (48)scenic view (44)vibrant bar scene (37)kid-friendly (34)romantic (26)hot spot (15)notable wine list (11)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Good food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We usually eat at the bar and always have a great experience. This time we ate in the dining room and our server fell off the planet. It started out fine, but mid way through our meal, she all but disappeared. We literally waited 20 minutes at the end of our meal for her to show up and then another 15 minutes for her to bring our check. I'm hoping it was just an off night, but I think I'll stick to eating at the bar. The food is generally good, but we shared the meatloaf and it was slightly burned and dried out. It's been a while since we've been to the restaurant so I hope this was just a bad night overall and not a sign of change. We'll give it another try because it's always been one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    quality of food, simple,fresh, and really well prepared (adore lack of fuss); superb bar blending, comfort and ease makes visits often repeated worth the effort
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A superb restaurant
    CowHollowGuy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I discovered the Presidio Social Club a few years ago and it has become one of my few go-to San Francisco restaurants. The food is excellent, especially the daily fish specials and the large, juicy expertly cooked pork chop. Also, I recommend the macaroni and cheese and fries. The bar is congenial and the cocktails, beer, and wine of very high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biscuit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Waited 40 minutes for our main course. My entree was lukewarm and salty. My husband though his food was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Loved it! First time there and it was for lunch. Will definitely return, I want to try both dinner and Brunch. Also want to try the outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was horrible but the food was good. Will not be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but screaming baby
    Moboo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I really like this place and the food is creative (e.g. clambake), but when you have dinner you don't want to pay close to $100 a person to be seated next to a screaming baby (why is it the parents seem deaf to the screams and unapologetic to their neighbors?). It's not fair to spend a lot of money and expect a good dining experience to have to sit next to a screaming baby.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Always a good meal. We need to try it for dinner sometime soon though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location shame about the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Nice to be able to book for brunch but the food was frankly very disappointing. Better option would be to head to Off the Grid with a blanket.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, consistent spot for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Definitely add this to your list if your looking for a lovely brunch where you can enjoy not just the ambience, food, but most importantly the company. Great spot for brunch if you're interested in having a conversation with the folks you are going with. I love this place and will consistently come here and bring locals and out of towners to this place to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DiningDottieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was outstanding. We were sat off the main dining room in a room, with no ambiance - which is sad because the restaurant is so cute- with just us and a table with birthday. It would have been a much more fun and enjoyable dining experience had we been placed in the main room. We offered to wait for a table in the main room, but were told it wasn't available. Food was still excellent, but the first time diners I was with did not get the real Social Club experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Former Gemstone Getting Cloudy
    Letopcat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have LOVED this restaurant since its beginning days, but it is losing its luster. Menu has grown uninspired and my appetizer of Deviled Eggs had egg shells in each of the eggs we ate (though the waitress had it removed from the bill because each bite was spit out, we were too disgusted to reorder the item...I have a thing about egg shells in my mouth, much the same way people have about tinfoil in their mouth). Main courses were good but certainly not warranting the $30-$40 price tag. Time to shape things up before Social Club becomes antisocial.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    JCjcVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    None of the staff were attentive. Had to ask the waiter twice to take our order. Had to ask for a drink. Kale salad was very good, burger was decent, but poor service ruined our birthday lunch on 8/17.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all around place
    YumYum
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is diner-plus greats in a semi upscale environment in a wonderful location in the SFs Presidio, a decommissioned military base that is being transformed into a tremendous recreational asset. The food is getting better but you come for the comfortable atmosphere, a great bar, and nice open spaces. Also parking is easy. You can bring kids and come on a date. All feel welcomed and comfortable because the space is well layed out for everyone to enjoy. Might be called polished rustic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid on all accounts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Interesting menu, nice ambience, great service. Location in the Presidio is fine for before or after walk,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Presidio Social Club
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A low key place that is great for any meal of the day with high quality (tasting) ingredients and service to match. We went back for a lunch after the initial Brunch with family. Very relaxing a enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slipping into dullness
    HayiiVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Shown to our table by a rather unfriendly hostess who was cold as ice. We first noticed soiled bread plates and silverware. Started with a vegetable antipasto which for 513.50 was barely enough for one person and was just tasteless and seemed to have been refrigerated a bit too long. Cocktails were good. Very limited wine selections. The whole roasted trout however was quite good and fresh. Nice crispy exterior and perfectly cooked but lots of bones to deal with. The Meatloaf entree was just ok.The Beignets for dessert were nothing special. This place seems to have become for of a tourist destination and that's what they seem to cater to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great way to grab a bite
    lowerthird
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Presidio Social Club is a new favorite. Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. The staples like meat loaf and pork chops are just what I need sometimes and PSC doesn't disappoint. There is one item that's off the menu - but trust me, it's worth the $$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem of a spot in SF!
    mpapayawashere
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great spot for catching up with friends or meeting up with writing buddies or hooking up with someone special! Food/drinks/service divine all around!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Atmosphere/ Historic Setting
    CSdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Situated in an old army barracks with an upbeat feel, lively bar, and a comfort food menu. This works for almost everyone including children, who are very welcome. The mac and cheese and the meat loaf have been on the menu ever since this place opened - great to have them as staples. Can get very noisy later in the evening as the bar fills up and large parties come in. Go early for a quieter dinner or eat outside if the weather permits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have been to the PSC about four times and will probably return. The location is great as we live in the North Bay and there is always FREE parking--a huge plus in San Francisco. The food is above average but we find it's a bit pricey for what one gets, e.g, two deviled eggs with a few caviar row at $5.00/piece--NOT. Also, the menu is somewhat limited. It would be great if you could add one or two more items to the Startes and as well as to Entres. Your cocktails are creative and good but again, a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've always had excellent meals and good service here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent
    mandm
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    a favorite,next time will be as good as last time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Slow Service
    Simone
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We decided on PSC as it had been on our restaurant list for a few months. We had heard great reviews of the food, and were excited to try it out. Upon arriving (with a reservation), we were met by an empty host desk. 5 minutes later, a hostess emerged from the kitchen to seat us. We had a great table, with a moderate noise level, and sat there for at least 5 minutes until a server arrived with menus. He then reviewed the specials, and gave us time to think about our choices. He did not bring water nor ask for our drink order until at least ten minutes later. Eventually, our food arrived (about an hour into us being there). The burger and roasted chicken were wonderful, we just had a lackluster server and may not return if that is normal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Presidio Social Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, the service was good by a bit slow. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, excellent service
    OptimusDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant - excellent service! The food was good - We ordered the special linguini and clams (a little dry but still very good) and meatloaf which turned out to be amazing - still can't figure out what was in that wonderful sauce, the mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy and the green beans were cooked to perfection. My butter lettuce salad was almost the whole head of lettuce, no kidding, and the dressing was to die for. I had the beignets for dessert and ate all 4 of them - left way too stuffed but the food was so-o-o good. The wine list was so-so but the wait staff was very attentive and really made it a great dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Birthday dinner was festive with my favorite table request met great food and service and candles on dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our waiter,Mark, was terrific. He made our brunch so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch with our Pups
    HungryBear
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The PSC is very hospitable to dogs visiting on the back patio. It's a great spot to go before or after a romp at Crissy Field. ALL Good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AddieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Too loud!!!!!! Never again for dinner. Lunch okay. Good kale salad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MUCH TOO LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was very good, and large portions as well, the service was polite and efficient (when we could hear the waitress through breaks in the din), but, that said, it is doubtful that we will ever go back again, at least, for dinner. The volume of noise was beyond belief and really spoiled what was a nice dinner. I don't want to have to shout at my table mates while we are eating, but that was what we had to do for almost the whole meal. Lunch or brunch yes, but definitely not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LESS IS MORE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    JUST WISH THEY WOULD HAVE A MORE EXTENSIVE AND LESS EXPENSIVE MENU
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Presidio dining
    Sonomalocal
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Presidio social club is a nice spot to relax with lunch or dinner. Nothing is outstanding but good all around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice experience.
    NewAlbionOmnivore
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our first visit to PSC was very nice overall. We requested and were given a table by the window in the rear of the restaurant. The waiter was friendly and helpful but after welcoming us and before taking drink orders he disappeared for several minutes. He returned apologized for being late and took our drink orders and then disappeared again for several more minutes and again it took awhile to get our food orders. The food (American comfort food) arrived promptly and was perfectly done and quite tasty. The wines were also very nice. Overall a very good experience although a bit frustrating as we waited for our orders. I suspect the waiter was simply trying to cover too many tables that night. I would return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding every time
    MurRoe
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I am always pleasantly reminded of just how good the food is there everytime I go. It is just outstanding every single time. The selection is not large, however, there is something for all tastes. And no matter what you select, it is just excellent. The chef puts a slightly different spin on the dishes and what I think sounds "interesting" turns out every time to be simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place in the Presidio
    dinerdeliteVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We would recommend the PSC, if you are in the Presidio, or at that end of S F, however there are so many choices in this city that exceed the quality, it's hard to get excited about it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    SFFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We met here for lunch with 3 friends. The hostess didn't know that 1 was seated so we waited at the front until our friend came out and got us. Our waitress was very slow, and forgot to bring the side of peas. We asked a busboy for them later. The waitress did not apologize. All three of us had the chicken salad on arugula. The arugula was not trimmed and it was impossible to take a bite of the salad without getting arugula stems all over your face. There was also very little chicken in the salad. There was a group of 4 women next to us who were showing videos on an iPad with the sound turned up very high for the first 15 minutes of our meal. I felt that the restaurant should have asked them to lower the volume.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great cocktails, delicious food!
    SFDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I was very impressed with PSC. I'd read mixed reviews on Yelp but decided to go for it anyway; so happy we did. 1. The service was fantastic. Our waiter was sweet, knowledgeable, witty, and paid close attention to us. He gave great recommendations and we had a LOT of questions which he not only answered, but also gave us an opinion without being pushy. 2. The cocktails were great. They have many unique & inventive cocktails but are also great at making the good 'ole standbys. 3. The food was great. The menu appears simple, but everything was done so well. 4. Cool building! That simple, old militaristic style is very charming. My only complaint was some noisy kids who were running around, but that wasn't the restaurant's fault.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Special Lunch
    CelebrateOften
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    It was a very busy time with celebrations etc. However, we enjoyed our time here, food excellent, service, drinks the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant
    SanFranciscoSue
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    This is our "go to" restaurant because the food is quite food and the service is impeccable. If you are young and want to meet and greet, there is a great community table and the bar is active. If you want a quiet table for a foursome, they can accomodate that too (but do go early because the atmosphere heats up after 7) The menu is eclectic featuring old standbys as well as innovative additions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.