Greens Restaurant

4.7
9009 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vegetarian / Vegan
While enjoying one of San Francisco's most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, diners savor Chef Annie Somerville’s imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local seasonal organic produce and the finest ingredients. Greens emphasizes wonderful dishes created with a balance of colors, flavor and a contrast of textures inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Asia, Mexico and the American Southwest.
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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Latest lunch at Greens and I am wondering if they have lost their mojo. The menu seems unchanged from last summer and the dishes which delighted last summer now seem uninspired. Hope this is just a one time only mediocre experience. Have been dining at Greens for decades and this was the first time I was disappointed.

KG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

If you want amazing vegetarian food and a gorgeous view, go to Greens for dinner! The grilled stone fruit first course was one of the best combinations I’ve ever had. Every item ordered was beautiful and delicious! The sommelier was top notch; she guided us to a superb bottle which we enjoyed while watching a blazing sunset behind the Golden Gate. My only caveat is that our waitress was very long between appearances, and we waited a very long time before we were even able to order. That said, a “leisurely” dining experience in the setting was not entirely unwelcome. I’ll definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I are elderly...he uses a walker. Access from sidewalk is terrific...an indoor ramp right to the reception desk area. Cordial welcoming service. Because it was a weekday and our reservation was for noon we were able to request a window seat. Views are stunning, right on the water. The food was marvelous! After our meal, hostess called a cab for us and made sure we exited safely and were in conversation with driver!

KJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and ambiance exceeded expectations. Highly recommended.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dishes! Our waiter was pleasant, but not always around/available. The view at sunset is outstanding.

KB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just keep coming back! Always a pleasure to sample their chaning menu.

BC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal - everything we ate was delicious. Neither me or my partner eat tofu, so we weren't able to take advantage of everything on the menu but enjoyed our meal none the less. Did't get a chance to take advantage of the dessert but it looked great!

BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and well made. When I asked to hold the cheese on a sandwich our server graciously offered a vegan cheese option which was delicious!

MK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always so savory, even the seemingly most simple items. I had the grilled eggplant sandwich and though I wasn't that hungry and thought I would take half home, I ate it all. I wish there had been more than the two of us because I would have loved to taste so many other dishes, especially the appetizers. Lovely space.

LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All occasions are recommended for this particular foot bath. I LOVE IT!!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The best word to use is Underwhelmed. Given the reputation and buzz I was expecting a WOW and basically got a MEH! The food while interesting was bland and flavorless. The highlight of the meal was the sautéed peppers that was a side that we had as an appetizer. A few Spicy ones mixed in with well prepared blistered peppers. Other than that most of the meal was under seasoned. Well thought out and interesting ingredients but again underwhelming in the complexity of their flavor profiles.

The service, at least for our table, was substandard which could easily be corrected with proper training. All other tables received bread and nuts, ours nothing until we asked and got bread and butter. As we ate an over bearing staff tried to take dishes away at the moment we put down our utensils. Our plates still had food on them! Over and over they tried to remove plates still being used for eating our meal.

Our primary wait staff the brought us our bill with the previous dinners tap on it just zeroed our through some odd combination of calculated cash payments on our bill. She then proceed to tell us that she had forgotten to close out the previous check on that table. For a restaurant at this level the attention to detail was non existent! I travel to SF frequently for business and team dinners- will not eat here again and tell others to avoid it. Too many other good options.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and view. Amazing service. Vegetarian food at its best and loved the brownie with pistachio ice cream.

r
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my first time to Greens. It was a brunch menu only which disappointed the person I was with since she want me to try a “regular” menu item. When our food arrived neither of us were disappointed. I had a pasta dish and she had an egg dish with black beans and potatoes. There were so many spices and flavors in both dishes, I couldn’t begin to describe them. Absolutely savory, wonderful meals. The service was great even though we were the last seating of the day. Beautiful views to top of a fantastic meal!

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Limited menu (seemingly everything featured black beans and not a lot of other choices), entrees rather bland, service good but very slow. Beautiful setting, gracious about our being late (traffic).

D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and the first in 20 years, Greens is still a wonderful treat. The food, vegetarian, matches the amazing view of SF bay and the Golden Gate Bridge

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic vegetarian fare with fun variety. Overlooking the water. Great time

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you use fresh, local ingredients, and have talented chefs- it will always be a winning combination!

NK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place ❤️

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here 3 times over the years and have always had an excellent meal. And—-I am a meat and potato guy—-not vegetarian in any way!!!

c
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is consistently one of the best dining experiences in San Francisco and one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in the world. I never tire of the breathtaking view but Greens does not rely on the vista to keep customers happy. Every menu option is locally sourced, sustainably grown, thoughtfully prepared, and beautifully presented. I always recommend Greens to out of town visitors and it is a favorite for family celebrations. Diners who might be skeptical of vegetarian fare are always happy and several friends have remarked that dining at Greens opened their eyes to the possibilities of plant based fine dining. Every guest will enjoy Greens.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the BEST dinners (out of MANY) that we have had!
food was great! ambiance the same...

CA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can always count on Greens for delicious, fresh vegetarian meals in a gorgeous environment. I have always had gracious service there and love the view of the bay.

LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fave place for lunch with my young granddaughter. Child friendly food and service and views. And great meal for me.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food experience.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding restaurant. Greens is rightly famous as an institution for vegetarian cooking. But almost every dish has a thoughtful vegan alternative for those avoiding dairy, making Greens a paradise for vegans. In most restaurants adjusting for non-dairy involves taking out something. In Greens this involves substituting an equally delicious ingredient. And then there’s the view of the bridge at sunset! Can’t recommend Greens highly enough.

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with delicious food. Great service.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love the food and service. As a vegan, I know I have several options. The views are stunning. It is one of my all time favorite restaurants. I highly recommend Greens to everyone I know.

V
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times but food was better than ever this time. Can't miss with Greens.

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dinner that makes me want to be a better veggie person. My wife is currently eating vegan and they accommodated her in amazing, delicious ways. Weather was perfect and the sunset was stunning. Highly recommend.

DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server CHLOE from Brentwood,Ca. Was excellent and the food was superb. We were with family from Naples Florida and they were very much impressed. Thank you. Dennis and Nancy Fulton

BL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

There was a 1 h wait between starters and entree, and the food is just very expensive. Many high end non-vegetarian profiled restaurants will have better vegetarian ‘alternatives’ at a better value. Although the site is spectacular and staff friendly, overall disappointed

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, sunset all magnificent. An unforgettable night.

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing vegetarian food. The view was fantastic and the staff was so nice. Highly recommend!

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best vegetables I’ve ever eaten. Lovely, delicious dishes that were fresh and flavorful and creative. Would eat there again in a heartbeat.

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to the Greens since 1979, the year it opened. It's as wonderful now as it was then and during the middle years too (I live far away or I'd come more often)! Most amazing atmosphere in SF. The menu is terrific -- always adding something new. The staff and service is great. Long live the Greens!

JS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Greens. I love the views, the people, the food, the fact that I can HEAR what people at my table are saying! I love it that we sat at our table for 3 hours and no one seemed to mind -- granted we ordered 3 courses for brunch and there were empty tables due to Outside Lands. But it just felt like such a welcoming atmosphere. I feel this way whether it is a group of friends, or whether it's work-related, or whether it's my niece. I will never not think of Greens first when it comes to entertaining in a comforting yet elegant way.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is a San Francisco institution. We live in the city and we are typical local foodies. Greens never disappoints! I have been eating here since the mid-1990s. Sometimes, the restaurant falls off our list only because we’ve eaten here often and we want to explore other restaurants in the city. Whether we’ve had a six month hiatus or a three year hiatus from Greens, the restaurant is always a wonderful experience when we return. And, we aren’t vegetarians! We know this restaurant does serve a lot of tourists since it is near Fisherman’s Wharf. They are the smart tourists who are willing to break away from the Wharf’s mediocre food scene and experience real San Francisco cuisine! This is a must try restaurant for all who are new to San Francisco. I have never met a local who has not eaten here and even more importantly, I have never met a local who doesn’t enjoy a Greens meal. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to eat here but you do need to love vegetables, especially vegetables that have been grown to taste good!

d
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely to eat here. The food is imaginatively presented, incredibly flavorful and subtle. Great choices. Very accomodating. One of our favorite restaurants. Great views too. Good service.

LR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For a group of 8, four of our entrees were much too salty. They were good, but not spectacular as had been the case some months ago. The long narrow table made it difficult for group conversation. A round table would be much better. In summary, we were expecting greatness, but were disappointed. Watch the salt!!

M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Great food, service & who can beat the view? We all agreed we could become vegetarians if we could eat here every day!

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