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
187 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (102)great for brunch (74)fit for foodies (68)great for lunch (67)good for groups (62)great for outdoor dining (53)special occasion (46)scenic view (37)vibrant bar scene (37)kid-friendly (34)romantic (23)hot spot (13)notable wine list (12)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AddieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Too loud!!!!!! Never again for dinner. Lunch okay. Good kale salad.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aggressively Mediocre Food, Service
    chla
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We only had one choice for a Sunday-night dinner in the Presidio because The Commissary is still in soft-opening phase, so we tried this place against the recommendation of several recent Yelpers. Total disappointment. About the only thing we liked was the nice view of the LucasFilm campus. Our Sunday night "whole pig" special was pork served three different ways, all of them dry and tough. The noise level was deafening. Our server's interest in us evaporated when we waved off the wine menu, and it was like pulling teeth to get her attention even as she fawned over the larger parties on either side of us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PSC is listening
    Divie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The complaining maybe working and I think PSC is listening to our reviews because I must note a remarkable change in the level of service there. Today's brunch was an absolute pleasure. The hostesses were lovely both when they greeted us as well as when we were escorted to our table. Before we were seated outside, we waited at the bar for about fifteen minutes and the bartenders were friendly, prompt, and observant - and mixed a mean Bloody Mary. Once we were seated at our table our waiter was friendly, quick, and keenly aware of the menu. It really was a pleasure to be there today - thank you Presidio Social Club for a delicious meal and a great overall experience. Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    JustT
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and had heard good reviews from friends. First visit with another couple was lovely. Great service; food fresh and homemade; view lovely and all was relaxing for our brunch. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You're Not in the Mess Hall
    Cream2puffVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Thought goes into the preparation and presentation of imaginative plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Service was great, relaxed but attentive. Many items on the menu that I would like to come back and try. I will say the desserts were AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not so hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had a great dinner there but lunch was a disappointment. The liver was grilled which was all wrong
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    eagleeyeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    There are not a lot of restaurant options in the presidio, but the Social Club is a good one. The special entres and desserts were particularly interesting the night we went there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Setting for Brunch
    nanaofaidanandolivia
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    It was a beautiful - sunny afternoon and the patio dining area was perfect for a leisurely brunch. The food was well prepared - we especially enjoyed the chicken noodle soup and the avocado shrimp salad, but the cheese toast with tomato sauce were good as well. Lots of pooches on the patio and the wait staff were particularly attentive to the canine visitors. All in all an enjoyable experience. I love the Presidio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service mediocre food
    scott
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Already reviewed on yelp so won't bother with all the details here suffice to say we waited 35 minutes before getting our first drink for brunchand the restaurant was about half full. Food was memorably mediocre. I would not wish any friend to waste their time and money on this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    RayOnBay
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Been to PSC several times. Food is always inventive and delicious, and the service attentive and knowledgable. We also love the location and the way this old military building has been modernized and renovated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sit at the bar
    GNOHeadmasterVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Given attitude when I asked if I could sit before my friend arrived. Begrudgingly seated, all the way in the back, in a cramped spot between 2 small seated tables, when there was plenty of room & other tables to sit at. Not just cramped, but it was in the "kids corner" w/a screaming baby. I waited for about 5 minutes & when unacknowledged by any waitstaff, walked back to the front where my friend was looking for me, as the hostess(es) did not show her to our table. Ended up sitting at the bar & were given EXEMPLARY service by Stuart the bartender. The food was great, the cocktails and wine excellent, too. I'll never eat at the restaurant of PSC again but I'd happily sit & have dinner & drinks with Stuart taking care of me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Successful Celebratory Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a group of 8 and were easily accommodated with an advance reservation. The food was great to excellent and everyone enjoyed their dishes and cocktails. Though the service was not at 100% (slow and sometimes disorganized), we'll definitely be back. Thanks for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.