Best waterfront organic restaurant
I'm local, so I tend to be critical when it comes to restaurants on the waterfront. But The Plant Cafe Organic never disappoints, and the view of the Bay Bridge from the back patio is amazing (assuming the obnoxiously large Hornblower is not docked out front). Service is always pleasant and efficient, and the food is superb. My favorite is the plant burger with mushrooms and swiss or avocado and cheddar; either is a delicious lentil and beet alternative to beef. They do serve free range meat at The Plant Cafe Organic, but the vegetarian options are really just as good if not better.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite spot in SF
I live in NYC and was visiting my home town of SF. I took my Mom here for lunch. I had been here before on a business trip and fell in love with the food, the view, and the service. I'm vegan and the options that are available in addition to being able to sit by the bay is utterly fantastic. I'm a fan!!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious healthy and interesting
delicious healthy and interesting vegetarian food, but with meat options. they still have their yummy juices available for dinner. you can have juice and a cocktail at the same time!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Delicious
This is a great spot for healthy and delicious food. We had breakfast here and I really appreciated the fact that they had turkey bacon on the menu. It would have been the perfect place for my dietary needs if they had milk free pancakes or pastries……but then I’d weigh 10 lbs more than I do! I really loved the design and atmosphere of the restaurant. It will certainly be on the list next time we are in town.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect choice for a casual
Perfect choice for a casual business dinner overlooking the Bay. Love the food which is both fresh and imaginative with many inventive options, particularly good for no-flour/no-sugar options. Service was attentive and transparent.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great grub and location
Although quite limited, the menu offered something a bit different from the norm and the food didn't disappoint. Really enjoyed our salads and pizzas and our table ovelooking the bay was pretty cool. Very attentive waiters. Nice ambience, next door to some cool bars and certainly worth a visit
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for views and conversation
The restaurant was perfect for the 4 of us, old friends who were meeting up after more than a year of not seeing each other. It was quiet enough to talk easily and the decor was modern, uncrowded, very fresh and light, with mid-summer evening daylight and lovely view directly onto the waterfront with a door that opened onto a walking path alongside. The seating area itself was protected from breezes and coolness by a clear vinyl wall. The food was just right for us, creative preparations of fresh veggies, etc. The server was helpful about our request to stash suitcases where we could watch over them. Urban sophistication with great value!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, healthful, organic food. Terrific organic (!) vodka. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Win-win! Check it out.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend from LA arrived
My friend from LA arrived a bit late, but our host managed to find a bayside table for us. My dino kale salad and his plant burger were exemplary. My wife and I had been at the plant with our son and his fiancee twice before -- both outstanding dining experiences. Love Tje Plant - Cafe
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on Sat
Although the food service was slow (real slow) and the place is cramped and loud (very hard to have a conversation), the food was tasty. Maybe a table on the patio would have been quieter. Also we were seated next to a large party of women who were partying.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for vegans and omnivore
Loved this place! My girl is a strict vegan and I'm an omnivore and we were both extremely satisfied with the fare here. Great, fresh, healthy choices for appetisers and mains, and the specialty drinks are great, especially the plant punch!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck pizza was amazing! We also tried the halibut which was solid. But its the duck pizza that I'll be coming back for. An unusual and delicious combination. We had a great early dinner prior to attending a concert. The only downside of the experience was slower than usual service. But the food was great.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great lunch!
Whether lunch for business or pleasure, this location, organic fresh food, and great view is sure to please. Will keep coming back!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant especially for vegetarians. Very diverse menu and the patio sitting area has an amazing view on the Bay bridge. Good for dinner but also for lunch. Reservation is very simple to make and usually you will get your table.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small space good food
The planet organic café was a place we chose for our anniversary. The view is first rate the food is good but not the best I've ever had. The duck was delicious the fish was okay. The service was excellent however. Go for the view it's amazing
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining on the Embarcadero
The Plant- Cafe Organic on Pier 3 along the Embarcadero is perfectly positioned. It is close to the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza. We had a lovely table outside with a view of the bay. Our server, Phil was nice and attentive without being patronizing. The food was supposedly organic and locally sourced when possible. The humus appetizer was excellent. The artisanal cheese plate was uninspired. Main courses were excellent, in our case the salmon and corn salad was done perfectly. Our desert, a cake made from local TCHO chocolate was dry and bland. Overall, a lovely restaurant with above average food and service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants I have been to in San Francisco. It was so good I went back the next night. Fabulous Organic food and juices and the cheesecake was the best I have ever had.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative, fresh veg/vegan cuisine
perfect place (esp embarcadero location) to bring your vegan and veggie friends. plus, the smoothies are so energizing that even after a large lunch including The Plant Burger, I was not sleepy at all after being so filled. Definitely excited to return! Service was friendly, efficient and empathetic.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Spot on the Water
Chill, great food, and good value right on the Bay. We will definitely go back!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd visit to this wonderful restaurant and loved it again! I am vegan and my friend is not so the menu here is perfect with a large selection of veggie/vegan options but also delicious non-veg dishes. The flavors are complex without being over bearing this is definitely a great place for foodies too! The location is marvelous right there on the embarcadero over looking the bay.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch on the Pier
We stopped by The Plant for an early lunch and sat outside overlooking the water. The Plant burger was delicious! We also enjoyed the Blue Bottle coffee and had two fresh juices to go. Everything was great. Our server was attentive and answered any questions we had.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
If there is a better Organic or for that matter restaurant in San Francisco, I would like to see it. If there is a better waiter than Justin, I would be shocked. the food is incredible, the juices divine and the service second to none. We were visiting from out of town and ate there 4 out of 10 nights.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening in town
Nice place when visiting the Embarcadero area in San Francisco. Made reservations the same day and was offered a great table with a nice view. All of our dishes were very tasty. The lentil soup was delicious!! Nice place for those that are gluten free intolerant. Staff was very friendly. Will definitely visit next time in town!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Plant Organic Cafe offers many gluten-free dishes and organic, vegan options as well. Try the GF vegan berry cheesecake...super yummy!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious with a view of the SF BAY
We loved it so much we went back several nights later on the last night of our vacation in SF. Not crowded like the Slanted Door, still the same great view of the bay and the bridge lights. PLUS the food was simply delicious and lovely to look at. My husband is an omnivore and he loved the duck. I'm pretty much vegan and I loved the Plant Veggie Burger. MUST TRY: the appetizer plate with four things to try, which was vegetarian. Will absolutely go back next time I'm in the city. Reservations are needed on Sat night, but we got in early on Mon evening without reservations, although there were people waiting for tables by the time we left.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great healthy lunch spot
Tasty lobster/crab salad sandwich with fresh greens and raspberry cheese cake were excellent; nice setting and good service too.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone
We had two omnivores and one vegan in the party and all three of us came away satisfied. We sat outside with a lovely view of the bay. The service was attentive and helpful although they forgot our dessert order, but I wouldn't hold it against them since we came away as happy customers.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty and Healthy dinner
I've had many great lunch experiences at Plant Cafe so we decided to have a birthday celebration dinner. The food is both tasty and healthy. Best if all - minus the lunch crowd so it was a relaxed atmosphere and we were sitting around chatting away. The little bit of a view if the bay bridge with its light show was an added bonus.
BTW, really appreciated the waitress refilling out water even after we paid and were just hanging out. Great service!
Good time, great food.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone was very happy
Our group of 6 has more dietary preferences and restrictions than exist in the general population. Everyone was delighted with their meals. We even found things to share! Wine list is good, cocktails were a hit, too. The view of the Bay Bridge and the bay is incredible. We love the open air effect even though we were indoors. We'll be back soon!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy, delicious choices for vegan, vegetarian and carnivore. I love their quinoa bowl with miso and a choice of tofu, chicken, shrimp. Our party of four with different tastes was very pleased with the meal. Prices are reasonable especially considering the beautiful location.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at The Plant!!
It was a wonderful day this past Saturday in SFO and we had reservations for brunch - my wife and I. We arrived a little early and were seated immediately.
The service and food was excellent and the location - we sat out in the patio - was great.
Would visit again for both he food and the ambience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great organic menu, good was
Great organic menu, good was tasty, staff was super friendly, nice outdoor spot with beautiful views during sunset.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A spot we frequent
My husband and I have been coming here for a few years, and the food is always fresh, well prepared, and well presented. They serve the best veggie burger I've had anywhere, and it's made in house. Our favorite salad is the arugula w/ avocado and macadamia nut dressing. The mushroom pizza is also wonderful! Only once did the salad come out undressed, and the service can be slow when they are very busy. You should really have a reservation unless you don't mind a wait, but you can always sit at the bar if there's room.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant- consistent
We love this restaurant- consistently delicious, high quality organic food, beautifully prepared and presented. Service is great and the view is wonderful. This is our fifth time dining there between lunch and dinner - 3 of those times we brought clients and they loved it just as much
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch on the bay
My girlfriend and I went here for brunch on a Sunday around 10am. Waitstaff was awesome and friendly, coffee was freshly pressed in a pot for our table, which I definitely appreciate. My girlfriend had brioche French toast, I had Pacific Northwest eggs Benedict - both were amazing. Beautiful view of the bay from the outside seating area, but the inside restaurant area has a cool atmosphere too.
Basically no complaints - it was one of the highlights of our time in SF.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Organic, well-paced, friendly
My friend and I tried The Plant-Cafe Organic on the Embarcadero. First night of the October, 2013 Bart Strike so it was a little quieter than usual. The view from the deck at The Plant is really wonderful, and we started there, but it was a bit chilly so moved inside. Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful. The cocktail menu is a bit limited, but the ones we ordered were excellent. We really liked the ginger rum cocktail. We just ordered small plates -- so we ordered from the appetizer and salad portions of the menu. Including fresh oysters and a great oyster sauce, we shared four appetizers and a kale salad. Everything was great. Desert: have the Tcho Chocolate cake made with locally made Tcho chocolate, right up the Embarcadero.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to The Plant about a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The food is always very fresh, high quality ingredients and tastes wonderful. Efficient and very friendly wait staff too!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place to visit atleast twice!
Nice place to have lunch and brunch. I liked the vegan options!
vegan appetizers are very good, particularly the Hummus one !
Lunch -- vegan lunch is good but the quantity is small. They could increase the quantity, specifically the Quinoa vegan cuisine.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent hostess - greeted
Excellent hostess - greeted and seated us promptly, after our server took our order and was distracted by another diner, the hostess saw me holding my menu and quickly and discreetly held out her hand for it. Good food, maybe the portion was a little small for a pricey entree-sized salad but you expect high prices on the Embarcadero so no big deal. One server tried to clear my plate a little quickly - the knife placement said I wasn't done and my companion wasn't near finished, but again, no biggie. Lovely location and tasty food, I'd go back for a workday lunch.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stands for... Delicious Food, Consciously Sourced, Caringly Served
Love this place
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice location and simple food
We had guests from Los Angeles. They wanted to go somewhere San Francisco-ish. The Plant was great and the food was simple. French Toast was very simple. Not too sweet and not so decorative. We liked it.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
By the Bay
Geeat place to have a meal (any meal), with view of the Bay.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely, tasty place
Love the vegans option on the menu - Plant Burger was outstanding! Both meat eaters and vegans left happy. Also, good cocktails and wine list. Were hoping for a bit better view of the Bay Bridge lights but there was a boat parked partially in the way for the dinner hours. Also, some of the music played was a bit on the loud side and didn't seem to fit the atmosphere, which seemed more suitable for something low-key. Other than that we enjoyed dinner and will be back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great water views, ambiance & food!
Friend from out of town was visiting San Francisco so I suggested Plant Cafe along the Embarcadero, my favorite Plant Cafe. We were not disappointed. Wonderful ambiance, great service and ever sumptuous food. That avocado grapefruit salad is always to die for. Maybe I should branch out and try something else some time! The lentil soup du jour was also really tasty. We skipped entrees and went straight to that Tcho choclate cake with coffee ice cream for dessert. YUM! Rest assured I'll be back
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Financial District Spot
I love The Plant Organic for its healthy food, and as a vegan I'm especially grateful for their vegan menu. The Plant actually understands the definition of vegan. My favorites are the Plant Burger and the Avocado Grapefruit salad. Thank you Plant for many lovely meals with friends and family. You're a wonderful resource. (And PIer 3 has the best views!)
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Vegan fare
We have been at the Plant 2 times now and both times we were very happy. Their kale salad, lentil soup, spring rolls, hummus plate and main dishes were superb! then we tried their vegan rasberry 'cheese' cake. we had to get another to take home.
we highly recommend this eatery!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, view is overrated
First thing's first, the food was outstanding. We split the Pacific Northwest Eggs Benedict and the Dino Kale Salad for brunch (also the fresh juice and french press coffee). There were several other options that looked great and it was difficult to narrow our choices down to just those two.
However, I found the view on the patio to be somewhat lacking, as you really can't see past the piers on either side. So you end up with a narrow view of the land across the bay. Don't come here expecting the ambiance.
Finally, I must note that it took the kitchen two tries to get our Benedict correct (first came out with bacon, then with rock hard poached eggs). This may have been a fluke, and they were eventually apologetic.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Omni-vores, no dilemma here
The Plant Cafe makes vegan, vegetarian and any other food/taste discipline you choose easy to enjoy. The food here is always tasty, and doesn't succumb to the grilled vegetable platter that most veggie-eaters suffer through. As an omni-vore, I have no dilemma eating here (esp with smoked tempeh korean bbq style, or mushroom pizzas) - and the service is always friendly. Plus, if you are in the mood for a long lunch or a long drink, a full bar awaits with specialty ingredients like elderflower syrup for example. A regular fave for me.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The very pleasant waiter was patient and went out of his way to find out and/or answer menu questions.
He noted it was my Birthday and added a candle to dessert.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Wonderful Views
So nice to be on the Embarcadero with Bay Bridge and water views and beautiful promenade to look out onto.
Food was delicious! Servers were not the warmest folks in town, but that certainly didn't ruin the meal.
All flavors beautifully developed. Great menu with something for everyone.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM