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The Plant - Cafe Organic
The Plant - Cafe Organic
  • Address:
    Pier 3, The Embarcadero
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

The Plant - Cafe Organic Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theplantcafe.com
  • Phone: (415) 984-1973
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation Lunch: Monday - Friday 11 am-3pm
    Dinner: Seven Days a week.
    Sunday through Thursday: 5pm-9pm
    Friday and Saturday 5pm-9:30pm
    Midday Menu: Thursday- Sunday 3pm-5pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm
    Seven days a week: 7:30am-8pm. All take out orders via the Cafe. Full menu available for take-out.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Sascha Weiss, Executive Chef-Sam Berenson, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering platters to be picked up or delivered. Please view our website for details (http://theplantcafe.com/cater_appetizers.htm).
  • Special Events & Promotions: Jeff Walter, Our events coordinator will gladly assist with your next event. Contact us at events@theplantcafe.com and lets us make your private event a memorable one.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Washington and Broadway
  • Public Transit: F Market MUNI

    Embarcadero BART
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Details: Inside Pier 3 = $5 an hour

    Street Parking in the evening

    Pay Lot across the street
A word from The Plant - Cafe Organic
Michelin recommended. A California based Organic restaurant company, we offer all healthy dishes, fresh juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, entrees & desserts as well as Sustainable seafood and 100% organic poultry.

Extensive lunch and brunch menu with a distinct full dinner menu seven days a week.

We follow a farm-to-table philosophy relying on quality local produce. In many cases, food has been grown only a day or two before it is served to our guests. If it is not available locally, we search the globe in our quest for the best organic, natural or artisan quality ingredients as reflected in our coffees, teas, and spirits.

We host a full bar with organic cocktails and local, sustainable wines. We pride ourselves in offering food for all including sustainable seafood, local organic poultry, specialty pizza and delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices.
Diner Reviews
  • "I met a friend here for lunch. I'd requested an outdoor table, and they had one available. I had the veggie burger, which was simply amazing. I've never had anything quite like it. We both enjoyed the soup, and the service and ambiance were top notch. I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Service at this place was slow. We were seated before the rest of our party got there and the server didn't stop by for at least 10 minutes. When we asked our server about the happy hour deal, she wasn't very knowledgeable and seemed cold. She didn't offer to show us the HH menu. By the time we got around to order our drinks, we missed HH deal. The Plant has lots of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan options. We enjoyed our appetizers of hummus and spring roll. They were nice size portions. For our entrees, I had the salmon and BF had the tempeh. My salmon was seared nicely but I would prefer to have it a little bit more rare. I had a bite of my BF's dish and liked the curry sauce. Overall the food was good but service was quite slow."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Very nice location, right on the Embarcadero. Sat outside facing the water. Lovely spot. My group ordered pizza, the Plant Burger and a salad. All were delicious. The staff were excellent as well - great service. I definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "While the food was good, the service needs work. We waited 20 minutes before our server even stopped to ask if we wanted a drink much less provide water or silverware. The only reason he came by is because we stopped another server and told him that no one had come over. Had the duck which was delicious but ordered appetizer and entrees at the same time because we didn't know when we would see our waiter again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Loved that our reserved table was waiting for us despite long lines. We were right on time and seated immediately on the patio...however, though one sunshade was pulled down, when we requested ours down we were told they really don't like to lower the shade as once it goes down it stays down for the day! The bright, hot sun was uncomfortable, so we asked to be moved to a shady table and after a long wait were moved. The coffee orders were mixed up, the fruit pancakes were very ordinary. We were able to visit with dear friends! Think we'll try somewhere else next time!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our second time visiting The Plant and both times we had a great experience. They offer a varied brunch menu, including healthy juices and smoothies, and the view from the patio is fantastic. Service was also outstanding; we'll definitely be back next time we're in SF!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nice location and view. Nice vibe. Food was good, maybe tasting a little to "healthy." I had the veggie burger which was made with beets and walnuts. Interesting. The side potatoes were very good as was the kale / beet juice I ordered. The person who seated us apparently forgot that I told her of my Open Table reservation because: 1. I got an email from Open Table asking if I had honored my reservation, and 2. She placed us at a long table with other people when there were other 2 person tables available and I wanted to have a business discussion with my lunch mate. Oh well. Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly. Overall, our experience was "good" but not "great" due to the seating snafu. I'll try them again another time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The Plant didn't disappoint! The food was outstanding, our server was very kind, and the atmosphere, well what can you say about a restaurant located on the Embarcadero with a fantastic view of the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island?! I highly recommend this incredible restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "While the food here is always consistently good, fresh and seemingly healthy, the super long wait for food delivery and waiter attention left a lot to be desired. On a Monday at that, after 1pm, with a reservation."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Off to a not-great start: 15 minute wait on a Sunday afternoon even with reservations and many open tables. The entry is one of the most poorly designed spaces I've seen recently: customers entering, waitstaff bustling through and 2-3 greeters huddled around the reservation computer ... all in the same space! Very congested, confusing, and irritating for all. The greeters seemed befuddled ... couldn't sort out who was which party. Did not provide the customer with any sense that things were under control. The food was OK ... not great. The entry experience colored the entire experience. And it was an important interview ... did not set a good tone."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had a friend visiting from from the Tyrol region of Italy, so I decided to take her to The Plant. We had a fantastic three course meal while enjoying the view of the bay, seated on their wonderful outdoor patio. At the end of the meal she said "You somehow found the perfect restaurant for me. Everything on the menu looks incredible." To make her happy, you get five stars! Food, service, ambience and pricing were all spot on. This is waterfront dining perfection at a fraction of what it should cost. Also, the location is great because it weeds out most of the tourist population that buzzes around the Ferry Building."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our experience was very good. We would like to see a more extensive bar menu. Service was excellent and a very friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservation, but had to wait almost 30 minutes. The hostess strung us along with few updates. We got a table by the water, which was nice. Our waiter was awful, recommended the wrong wine, and ignored us throughout the evening. But, the food was good and we enjoyed our meal. The other issues detracted from our overall experience greatly."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food, seats by the water. Service was good. Getting seated and dealing with the hostess was a nightmare."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "In the right weather, the terrace is very pleasant. Nice place to meet for brunch when it opens, 10am. Food-wise I find this the least reliable of the 3 branches of this local chain I patronize regularly. (I have to be gluten-free for medical reasons, and The Plant flags gluten-free items on its menu.)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I loved the food and the view was stunning! However, the service was very slow. We ordered drinks at the beginning and they came out 25 minutes later, after we received our appetizers (which we'd ordered 10 min after the drinks). The drink was also watered down. Unfortunate service but the place has a lot of potential!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Plant. Our server was quite attentive but not intrusive. Our veggie burgers were delicious. We sat on the patio and delighted in the gorgeous hanging baskets overflowing with flowers as well as the view of the Bay. We love Plant!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food and a good wine selection make this location great for food and drinks. Open kitchen and family style tables available. A nice combination of seating options to choose from. Personnel very friendly and approachable. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and a bill of 130 USD all in for three plus drinks was good value."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We are gluten free and dairy free. The food was gourmet, allergy friendly and we sat with a view of the bay. One of our favorite places to eat in the city. The raw desserts are amazing."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great location and menu. The Plant is probably a bit overpriced, but there isn't much like it around. Great place for lunch with friends or colleagues on a nice day. On our most recent visit, both of our orders were a bit off- soup never came until the end of the meal (but was nicely comped because of this) and I was given a full sandwich instead of the half I ordered (but only charged for the half). Seems the kitchen may have been a bit frazzled-- but really not much to complain about!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I went there on Sunday. The waitress was very nice. I couldn't sit outdoor as we have more than 4 people. I wish they change the policy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "For the Pier location: Amazingly delicious food, reasonably priced, mostly organic, healthy options, great service, great ambience, what more can you ask for? I will be returning often to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a nice place for a light lunch or brunch after a hectic morning at the farmers market at the Ferry Building. It is close to the market (so you don't have to lug your farmers market purchases too far) but far enough from the crowds to be relaxing, especially on the deck."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was great, probably because we had a reservation. The hostess was super rude to the people ahead of us. They simply asked for a table for 4 and she snaps "do you have. Reservation?" When they said no, she said there was quite the wait. Restaurant was empty the entire time we dined. I get that reservations come first, but not serving these people? Ridiculously snobby and made me seriously think twice about coming back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Service was not great. They served soup without a spoon and couldn't find a spoon. By the time they did, the soup was cold and the rest of the party had nearly finished their meals. Also an order for a plant burger with soup instead of the sides got mixed up for soup and a side of potatoes... Odd. By the time the correct order came out everyone else was done eating. That said once the food was eaten it tasted great and the restaurant is in a great location along the water."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I spent a lovely evening with friends who are eating Paleo. The food fit the bill and it was a lovely evening with great food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had the hummus platter and the Plant burger with white cheddar and avocado. Both were absolutely amazing! We will definitely return to the Plant for another delicious meal!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I called the Plant to change numbers of people a day before. They didn't correct it. The hostess had us wait for at least 15 minutes despite of the reservation."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waiter was just bizarre. He seemed to want to be helpful, but wasn't. More training, please! The food was very good."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The Plant went out of their way to give us a perfect reunion with friends from England on their first time in San Francisco. Could not be more beautiful, delicious or gracious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The wervice was sketchy. We ordered family style and we had to ask twice for serving utensils while the food was gettng cold. Small portions. Fish and duck were overcooked."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've eaten dinner at Plant several times and have enjoyed the food each time. I like sitting in outdoor are closer to water (protected w/plastic and heaters when cold.) This time we ate inside at tall bar stools at main shared table, was fine. I had Quinoa bowl with tofu - good - a little salty. Dessert of bread pudding with sea salt caramel was delicious. Overall good experience. Only complaints are the music - smooth jazz/sax the entire time was god awful and almost ruined the night. Other complaint was they wouldn't serve us coffee with dessert because they said "coffee service was closed!" (at 9:45) Other complaint was that they were mopping the floor and cleaning up around us before we were finished (around 10) which felt rude."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I love the plant and sitting by the bay is so lovely. This is a great spot for anyone looking to eat out and eat healthy."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Plant Burgers are the best. i tried the wasabi plant burger and it was the best. Their organic juices are great too :)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Begin with beautifully prepared scallops with a luscious aioli - so nice. Then enjoy well prepared flavorful duck breast on creamy polenta. But my friend's beet, mushroom, lentil and bulgur wheat veggie burger was omg over the top INCREDIBLE. A must try."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We ordered the tasting menu which turned out to be very tiny. There was soup (cold) and "lasagna" also cold. The food was okay. Not outstanding, but very expensive for what it was. Don't go there if you're hungry."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is the second time I have eaten here. On both occasions, the hostess was efficient but not welcoming. Overall, the food was good, our waitress was helpful, but this time, our service was very slow. Several of our dishes arrived cold, one of our dishes was order late and one of our dishes had ingredients different from what was listed on the menu. The food was tasty, but not outstanding. The wait staff was insufficient to handle the number of people. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The Plant Cafe has a wonderful outdoor space with a beautiful view of the waterfront. The restaurant has a lot of vegetarian options and a great selection of healthy juices. The plant burger is great. The cocktails have quit interesting combination; my friend had one with kombucha which she said was yummy."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I met a college friend who I hadn't seen for 20 years at the Plant Café - perfect place - close to the Ferry, hotels, excellent healthy menu. I'm vegan and the choices were fantastic - and fantastically priced. I initially thought we should meet at Greens, but this was way more convenient and affordable and easy for all of us to get to, coming from different directly."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I went to lunch with 3 friends during the work week. The service was fast so that we were able to get back to the office within an hour or so of arriving. I think we felt a little rushed even. We set at a great outdoor table. We all enjoyed our food, but two of my friends ordered the soup/sandwich lunch combo and both wished there had been more sandwich they enjoyed it so much."
    Dined on 5/23/2014