Greens Restaurant

4.7
8244 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 771-6222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Annie Somerville
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Cross street
Buchanan/Marina
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Parking details
Paid parking available in Fort Mason. Entry at Laguna and Marina Blvd.
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Special events & promotions
The entire restaurant may be reserved for a special event with a sit down capacity of 125 people or a standing reception for up to 200 people. Please contact Laura@greensrestaurant.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 8244 People Are Saying
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KP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food quality just not what it used to be. Disappointed to have focaccia that wasn't really fresh, paltry serving size and an inexplicable wait.

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RG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Great food and atmosphere. Beautiful decor.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not enough choices on the menu. Even from the items that were on the menu, some couldn’t be served

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal! One of our best dinners ever in SF.

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was maybe our fourth or fifth time at Greens over the past three years. Overall, it's great to have a *nice* vegetarian restaurant in the area, although I do sometimes find the food just a little lacking in punch. Perhaps it's because I had requested the dish to be modified to make it vegan, but the Meyer lemon pasta was quite bland. Certainly not bad, but not worth $25 for the dish.

Service generally is good, although we got the impression this time that we were at the very outskirts of our server's area, and so we lacked attentiveness a little.

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JO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I made a lunch selection that I regretted...it was my fault. I've had many excellent lunch/brunch experiences there. The staff is welcoming and generous with their time/effort. I always leave knowing I'll come back again.

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MW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't go to the city often but a celebration honoring 3 of our group of 6 was absolutely perfect at Greens. Food, service and ambiance in the little almost private room for 6 couldn't have been better and the sun graced us with a picture perfect day for a walk after.

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FE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently awesome
Staff are superb
Great organic wine to go with flavorful dishes
Thrilled to be there for reopening week

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Greens. So much love and care for the food and the people who it is served to.

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m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

It must have been a bad day...
We had a reservation, yet were seated at the only table in the place with no view out the spectacular window. Wrong-headedly the restaurant has a table at a tall polished wood sculpture that perversely blocks the view. That's what we were offered. We declined that and waited for a table with a view, which 98 percent do. The server was charming but inefficient. I asked for salt and never got it. I had to get up to get it because my pasta was not seasoned AT ALL, a real faux pas at a high-end establishment. Our food-soiled appetizer plates were not removed until we were almost done with our entrée, which obviously was a glaring omission in the service department. We finished our bottle of sparkling water half way through the entree. This went unnoticed by staff, despite my putting the empty on the table at a location it could not be missed by staff, though it was. By the way, the empty stood right next to the pile of dirty appetizer plates and utensils that were not cleared until the main course ones were. Really off their game!

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

Beautiful view of Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, delicious food, careful attention by waiter.

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d
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens hasn't lost a beat since it reopened. Some standards remain like the griddle cakes and chili and they had a great carrot humus as a first dish that is a meal in itself. The mains are cooked to perfection. The great thing about dining there is you leave satisfied without that heavy feeling. It's not the view, which is amazing, that keeps us coming back. It's the food.

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

The food continues to be delicious and innovative. Wine list is exceptionally well priced. They have kept the dining room’s historic warm ambiance.

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NB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco--a city of great restaurants! Best view combined with delicious, plant-based (but fine for everyone) menu. Service is always pleasant. The lovely large room never feels crowded. My wife and I were married at Greens, in their private room, and in addition to often dining there, always return on our anniversary.

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VR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy to celebrate the re-opening of Greens! The food was excellent and we were able to enjoy a relaxed dinner together. The food choices were inventive, delicious and highly enjoyable as always.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Dining near sunset is a joy as one can see seals, sailing boats and ferries in the Bay. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge as the lights come on is great! Also we were lucky to see a peregrine falcon 200 meters from the restaurant before dining. A memorable experience!

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K
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens has been closed for four months because of a fire. We were there for the first week after opening. What a fabulous SF restaurant experience! The vegetarian menu is expansive and the food magnificent. Service is friendly and timely. Five stars for Greens!

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K
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was presented well but just not that flavorful.

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is consistently fabulous. The food is outstanding, the views are over the top, and the service is excellent. The staff makes you feel like it’s your friendly neighborhood place, very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only the chairs were old and soft making for poor seating All else excellent

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f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing... timeless... best vegetarian in San Francisco. A staple since 1979.

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AL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service in a lovely atmosphere.

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c
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great room, great views if you can get a window seat. Best vegetarian meal I’ve ever had.

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RC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just reopened after a fire damaged this institution back in June. They didn’t miss a beat. Wonderful food, unbeatable view. Demerits for slightly tight seating.

We’ll be back.

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WN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We come here at least once a year and it is amazing. Get the Caiflower Quinoa Cakes. And get the butterscotch pot de creme.

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YL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

iconic setting, great views, delicious food and outstanding service. a wonderful experience worth the money.

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Z
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the re-opening of Greens after a fire three months ago. The food was fabulous, with some standards and some new offerings. The staff was so happy to be back serving us.

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants
Great views of the marina and Golden Gate Bridge

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

After spending the past two weeks vacationing across California and dining at numerous vegetarian restaurants, Greens was definitely our favourite. The dining experience was exceptional - fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation, a peaceful atmosphere, the list goes on. We’ll definitely be coming back next time we visit San Francisco.

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KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

We have eaten here often but were very disappointed this time. The appetizer was fine, but the main course - a pasta dish - was barely appetizer sized. And it costs $22.00. When we complained to the server, she asked if we wanted to order anything else! We had to mention this three times before the manager came over. He comp'ed us the $22.00 but didn't ask us what we wanted -which was food! That did not fill our empty stomachs. We ended us going to another local restaurant to get some food!

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Window table, beautiful evening, great cocktails,delicious food, great service from Kloe.

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is amazing. Every meal I have eaten there has been wonderful. And the view of Golden Gate Bridge is unparalleled. We saw sailboats, seals and pelicans too.

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KG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful views. Can’t wait to dine again.

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S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening and were delighted to find delicious vegetarian food, something we struggled to find during our US vacation. The situation of the restaurant is spectacular with views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the window and its conversion from former naval use has been really well done creating a great ambiance.

The only snag was that Open Table wrongly sent us an e-mail saying the restaurant had cancelled the booking, which was not true.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with finicky kids, we were able to find something on the menu that satisfied everyone. Being vegetarian, it is disappointing to go to a restaurant and find only one thing on the menu that we can eat. Not the case for Greens. We could eat everything on the menu! Which is a refreshing change.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic! Because they knew it was our anniversary, they treated us to complimentary glasses of champagne and honored our request to have a window seat. Lovely!

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CS
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I reserved this based on reviews ..... i was disappointed. service was disappointing and the food non interesting... the whole things was sedate and boring.... thank god for the view

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NL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad's friend's son for Sunday brunch before checking out the Geek Craft Expo in the same building. I love Greens. We just had to wait a minute to get a window seat so my guest and I were able to take great photos of the Golden Gate bridge. We even saw sea lions swimming. The only thing was IBC Root Beer was advertised but it was Boyland's Root Beer. We ordered potatoes to share and I ordered the pupusas vegan. Very filling.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to this restaurant once four years ago and it was even better than I remembered. The food is great the price acceptable especially for the quality. I really recommend it especially if you like tasty food and eat veggie. They are making a really great job on both front.

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BH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the dish with ricotta and spinach dumplings
Was not aware that there was egg and flour in it. Perhaps you can indicate with symbols whether meal is vegan, gluten free etc... 5stars

The pizza was marginal at best. Reason for three stars

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thanks. Have most of the cookbooks at home in Australia, and have wanted to visit for about 20 years. Really nice. Lesley was terrific and took good care of us. Keep going!

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