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

The Plant - Cafe Organic

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theplantcafe.com/
  • Phone: 4159841973x
  • 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
    Cafe:
    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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Plant - Cafe Organic reviews from OpenTable diners
202 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (132)scenic view (126)fit for foodies (99)great for lunch (93)great for brunch (58)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (32)romantic (31)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Great spot,great food,good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was the perfect spot. It satisfied a vegan,a gluten and dairy free person and 2 normal eaters. The food was delicious and fresh and it was so nice to be on the water. I eat at the Plant in Mill Valley all the time but like this even better because of the setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was good but overpriced. I expected to pay a premium for being dockside in SF, but it was the ugliest view I've ever had by the water and not worth the hype the restaurant has amassed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bay Views & delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Made reservations for dinner and was impressed with the food and look of this restaurant. Beautiful warm evening and the hostess was able to give us the next available table outside. Great views of the bay and the food was delicious. Service was slowly and staff weren't that friendly but my friend and I were unaffected by this since we had 20 years of catching up. Wish our server was more engaged, he wasn't able to give descriptions of the menu items we were questioning and his suggestions only came when we asked. Overall it was a great evening with wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Plant is alive & well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The service was excellent and authentic - available as needed and pleasantly invisible when not; the food was surprisingly (to me) exceptional; this was a first-time meeting - on the deck overlooking the Bay and a rising nearly-full Moon; the time passed far too quickly; the recommendation to meet here was "inspired."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was better.
    Heejay
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    i've been to this place several times but on this particular day, it was especially mediocre. I ordered scramble and it looked and tasted like it had been sitting on the counter a little too long. it was cold and not tasty. even the juice. i ordered cleanser. it was supposed to have carrots, apples, etc. but it was just mostly apple juice, an expensive apple juice. i like the idea and like the menu but quality and flavor could be definitely better. it's no Millennium, but it could definitely improve. The service was as cold as the scramble as well.
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  • Plant is always great
    DebC
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Have been going to Plant for years, for special occasions, for a casual quick lunch, whatever. And it's always good, wholesome and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost Great
    disco
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is fantastic! The booze list is lovely. Lovely atmosphere with a bay view. Very nice. While the staff is polite, the service needs an upgrade, especially in the bar. For the cost of the experience, you should not have to wait in the service well for 10 minutes to even look at a wine list, another 10 to order, only to be handed a bottle of sparkling wine with a bill. It was not presented or poured. The table service was better but not stellar. Also, when trying to create "atmosphere", one must consider the music being played. I felt like I was listening a garage band for most of my visit-fine for a dive bar but not appropriate for dinner that cost about $50 per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    loveSF
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love the pizzas! The quality and taste of the food is very good and we enjoyed our meal here! The outdoor seating is great on a nice SF night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Success!
    FoodieRNVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I love finding a new place knowing that I will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy hour only at the bar
    foodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    When my friends and I arrived, we were excited to try their happy hour menu. The host asked us for our reservation and asked where we wanted to sit, we said whereever. When were seated, we were looking for the happy hour menu and that's when the server said that the happy hour menu was only available in the bar. This is something that the restaurant should have told us before we were seated so I felt wronged right away. The service was mediocre and the food portions was so small while expensive at the same time. For those reasons, we won't come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    saragabeVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The curry sweet potato soup and the scallop starter was incredible. Was quite disappointed in the dino kale salad after I had read so much about it. I could barely taste a hint of dressing, so the salad was very dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we chose!
    msquareVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have seen this restaurant along the Embarcadero so many times but never tried until now. The restaurant is fairly casual but the menu is great and would work with an upscale restaurant. Everything was remarkable and dining out on the patio area was very relaxing and a nice touch. We especially enjoyed the scallop appetizer which was excellent. We both completely finished our entrées and agreed we would return again to try some of the other selections. Great find with just the right atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Plant
    ColibrifanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We LOVE Plant and eat here every morning when we're visiting the city!!! Huevos Rancheros the absolute best!! Recommend making reservations, especially if it's a nice morning and you want to sit on the deck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Awesome experience and a great place to take mom! Food was excellent, service was impeccable, and the ambiance was so cool and organic feeling. I'm definitely keeping this in my memory folder if favorite places to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great view
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Loved the menu selections. Ended up ordering a tuna melt (a little dry) and avocado salad that was delicious. Would go back next time i'm in the city. Server wasn't the friendliest but she was pleasant - not very attentive but I didn't care because it was a late leisurely lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Food
    Namastecpa
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere, outdoor dining was lovely. We were unfortunately disappointed in the service. Hopefully, it was just an off night for the service team. The menu is wonderful and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    KinSF
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was a fun spot. I had the spicy red thai curry which was excellent, my friend had the cobb salad which looked yummy. The cheesecake was to die for. I thought the service was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat in touristy area
    GBearVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Plant - Cafe Organic has great food and it's a very pretty place in a cool location. Our server Katie was excellent and the the hostess was cool. The hostess or assistant who showed us to our table was rather brusque for such a laid back place. Bathroom is a shared one that is public in this area of the piers. Was pretty gross and had a long line for women and a short line for men. This is normal for all the restaurants in this area though so not an issue with the restaurant but rather just something to be aware of here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointeddiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The Plant Embarcadero is dependably good, modestly priced and particularly easy for someone who is gluten free. The food is not highly imaginative, but it is very tasty-- with some things (e.g., scallops) quite delicious. Another nice feature is that some dishes come in two sizes, so if a person prefers smaller portions, half the meal is not relegated to a doggy bag
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They Get It Mostly Right
    thehuey
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Last week I visited The Plant Organic Cafe for dinner, and as soon as I arrived I could tell I was going to really like this place. And they did not disappoint, well, at least not too much. The food was very good and oh so healthy, they had a healthy selection of some very good wines, and the ambience was wonderful. The service was a bit slow and we had a tough time flagging down our waitress at times (the restaurant was not that busy, so I'm not sure what was going on). Overall, a 4-star very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healthy Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The freshly squeezed juice is always a hit and energizing infusion. The food is good, but you have to like healthy food. Eating outside near the water was lovely. You look at the docked boats - but still outside ! Nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the Plant Cafe. Being vegan there is not a challenge! Great starters, great entrees, great meal! Wine list prices were high but a decent selection. I recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    TandH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went here with a group of six for a friend's birthday and several dietary restrictions. Food and service were amazing. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vegetarian food
    HappyguyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great vegetarian food, with a lovely atmosphere on the bay and wonderful staff. We had veggie burgers and they were outstanding! The staff were very cool and friendly too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We loved this place....great food, view, just wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful view & great food
    rubyscooby
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I can't believe it's taken me so long to go here. The outdoor dining patio was beautiful and had heat lamps. They also allow dogs. What could be better. Great food to boot also!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could've been better
    feedthegirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I usually go to their financial district location for salads (always delicious!), so a friend and I decided to try brunch. We weren't too impressed. Coffee arrived well after the food, which tasted good, but seemed like it sat at the pass for a while because the things that should've been hot on my plate were not. I must say that, though tepid, my eggs were perfectly poached. Our server seemed nice enough and was very accommodating, but the man who served our coffee seemed a bit annoyed that we asked for cream. I may stick to their other location though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, food and staff
    franciossa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    reasonable prices, great location on the water, not touristy, friendly staff, good food, simple but tasteful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hold the Attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was ok. Not amazing, but definitely worth eating. I was with my wife. I remember one comment she made. "they hire people to work at this place, and they are all good looking, but that's it". There were two women who looked like hostesses, who stood around most of the time we were there, while we waited for service. And, that could be excused. But, the waiters had attitude too. Like, we should worship them, for coming to eat in their restaurant. I would definitely not go back here. I don't appreciate the attitude. It's nothing they actually said, but it's in the tone of voice, and mannerisms, if you know what I mean. Again, the food was ok. But, I'm sure there are many other veggie-friendly places down in SF.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • portions small
    lfuuu
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    went for brunch - salad was really tasty, but when you order the large size, you expect it to fill you. it had only a hint of everything, and i left just as hungry as i arrived. no need to skimp - it's lunch! please make the salads bigger...
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  • Fantastic experience
    UCJac
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved the food and the ambiance! Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and view.
    OvoLactoVeggie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What's not to like about fresh, organic and locally-sourced food served by attentive and friendly wait staff in a lovely setting? Good for vegetarians and omnivores alike. The covered deck seating is a real plus. And there's so much to do and see on the Embarcadero before and after your meal!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food and a view
    Bellagio60
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were a party of three couples who arranged to meet. Food for all was fresh, prepared and presented well with more than adequate portions. Service was friendly and helpful and the views were classic scenic SF bay. Strongly recommend but make reservations for peak times. We did. But they were very accommodating when we arrived early. Its clearly a popular spot with the locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy
    StevAVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great for my husband who is vegan and for others great choices well done and cant beat the view
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been here several times over the last few years and have enjoyed it every time. Lots of gluten-free options, and vegan, for those interested. All very tasty, excellent service and nice bay front location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Hamptoner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food. Especially the vegan brownie. Looking for organic restaurant and this was the place to go. Many people ordering take out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Plant Cafe Organic offers good, clean healthful food with yummy flavors. And the atmosphere created by their employees is at once efficient and easy-going. Great balance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trip To SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We saw this restaurant after our Diner at La Mar, just next door, the previous night. I think this restaurant has everything to be in travel guides, but the lack of service just down us hopefully for them it was just that night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for vegans and organiic food
    luv2eatATniceplaces
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Go here for outdoor seating, good wine selection (though limited) and pizza. Appetizers are good too. The juices are a hit and miss. Coffee is awesome, especially the french press if you like it strong.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    SallyK
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was OK. My acai bowl was a bit watery and they put melon in it (really not a common fruit for acai bowls and throws off the texture). I was already almost halfway done with the bowl before receiving honey and coffee. Not sure if I ordered wrong or not - but seemed way overpriced for what I received.
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