Greens Restaurant

4.6
9632 Reviews
$31 to $50
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Greens is open for indoor and outdoor dining with take out at the Greens to Go service counter. When reserving a table outdoors, we recommend bringing a jacket that is suitable for wind and chilly weather. Our heated dining pavilion is in front of the Greens building.

Diners savor Greens imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local and seasonal produce and the finest ingredients from our organic farm Green Gulch. Focusing on creative and nutritious meals balanced in flavor and textures, our menus are inspired by farmers, relationships and stories around the world. Located in Landmark Building A of the historic Fort Mason Center, Greens is home to some of the most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands that San Francisco has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9632 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Arwen
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best view in San Francisco, gourmet vegetarian food, great service. I have loved Green's Restaurant since moving to San Francisco in 1982!

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vipPeterL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our first in-person/indoors restaurant meal during pandemic.

Felt safe - restaurant clean, tables nicely separated. Food, wine, service and view were all excellent!

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DavidM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

As always mostly great food and excellent service. The special salad had mostly very thick stiff greens that were neither tasty or easily chewed. Would of been better with baby spinach or another leafy green.

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vipPADiner
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greens never disappoints! The room is one of the most beautiful but understated venues in San Francisco. The tables are all reclaimed wood with a spectacular, huge piece of burl at one end. The wall of windows and high ceiling give the room an airy light filled ambience. The views of the marina and the Golden Gate Bridge are stunning.

The food is vegetable centric, but not vegan, even meat eaters will find something satisfying. The flavors are complex and interesting without being overwhelming. Everything is fresh and thoughtfully made. The pizza is one of my favorites as are the soups.

With the current virus rules, the tables are spread more apart with fewer people, so the room is quieter than I remember from a year+ ago. When capacity limitations end, it will be noisier because of all the hard surfaces, but not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Honestly, we were really disappointed. As new SF transplants, we’ve been so excited to try Greens and were saving it for a special occasion. We finally had a reason to go enjoy a fancy, no-holds-barred all veggie meal! I surprised my partner with it, thinking it would be the perfect chance to celebrate our recent life milestone. While we got a table by the window, which was lovely, the rest of the experience was very disappointing. It seems our one corner table didn’t have a server assigned, but instead a host or floor manager was responsible for us. It took 15 minutes of sitting to get water or order a drink, and then the rest of the meal we could barely flag anyone down. Servers whipped around the other tables around us, and once or twice we were able to flag them, but ultimately we were forgotten to the point where we couldn’t get a water refill or order second drinks. The poor service was compounded by disappointing food. We order two apps and two main courses, and truthfully only the hummus was tasty. The risotto cakes had little flavor and tasted like McDonalds hash browns, and the food overall was way too heavily salted. We couldn’t finish our tagine dish due to the saltiness. I know the idea of Greens is to make guests forget about meat during the dining experience, but as a vegetarian for over 15 years, I can attest that there are so many flavors and spices to use to make vegetables delicious! It felt like Greens relied entirely on salt and not much else. The place is pricy and we were quite deflated after the experience. Hoping the service and food are only a temporary symptom of Covid transition and not representative of overall quality. We’ll keep an eye on reviews and maybe try it again in a year or two in case it was a fluke.

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MarcoA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place and atmosphere. Wonderful food. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, food, service and views! One of my family's favorites for decades.

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ScotO
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fast and friendly, no denying the view is spectacular and if I had any criticism I would say the decor needs some serious elevating so that it matches the view, prices, location, and great food.

No Question the food was Great !

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MTVNeighbor
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, brunch is always special, you just don’t feel you need to eat meat :)

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DuckFatFries
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always loved coming here before the pandemic, and were very excited that indoor dining opened up again.

The food is always superb. This time was no exception. We ordered two main dishes with seemingly similar components, but they were executed so well, and had such subtle yet delicious differences that they ended up being completely different dishes. I realize this sounds odd, but if you had seen the menu you would have questioned them being distinct dishes, too.

Soup and spring rolls, too, were excellent. Exactly what you want from a warm, tasty, home style puree, and from a firm, fresh, elastic spring roll (elastic?).

Anyway, this review is weird, but the food was spectacular. Can't wait to come back again.

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peanutbutter
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food quality has really gone down at Greens. It's really too bad, because the view is unbeatable. All the dishes we ordered (3 appetizers, 1 main) were mediocre. The 1 desert, cocktails and wine were all very good.

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vipTarits
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and I was wowed!! Food is excellent and service even more!!

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Mabby
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved Green's soups and their asparagus and spinach soup was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wonderful service and lovely setting, but given how expensive it was, to me it would only be a place for special occasions. The caramelized carrots were wonderful. The rest of the meal was ok but as a vegan who has cooked at home for 7 years using cookbooks and on-line recipes, I expected more. My margarita tasted like lime flavored water and I was able to substitute with a glass of wine. My companion’s Manhattan was excellent,

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vipdjmw
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good views. Had the patty melt and the pasta camaroni as mains. Artichoke hearts and hummus as starters. Loved the hummus. Drank the Le Pepie Muscadet which was nice and light and refreshing. Lovely venue. Great lunch. Server was really nice too.

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brianw
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was fabulous. We ate outside, and the shelter and heaters were pitiful. The wind whipped through and detracted from the dining experience.

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SteveK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting with view of Golden Gate Bridge. Our server was a delight and expertly guided our selections. The food was fabulous. Despite having more than enough to eat we ordered desserts and both the gooey chocolate and trifle dessert were well worth it.

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TrishB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greens is always amazing!! The food is delicious, the staff is very welcoming and friendly!

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SaritaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greens always reminds me there is enough to go around and the importance of food and human company and conversation. Thank you for always exceeding expectations and nurturing relationships.

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vipYumyum
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner! The ambiance is fantastic, the food is delicious, and the service outstanding. Highly recommend.

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cate
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really creative vegetarian menu, everything we ordered was delicious!

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vipDilettante
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. As always.

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Natalie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My recent dinner at Greens didn’t live up to the amazing experiences I’ve had there in the past. I know they’re just ramping up post-COVID, so fingers crossed they’ll find their groove again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughter’s 18th birthday

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vipDiogenestheSeeker
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

As can always be said about Green's, the food was exquisite! Every item is a joy and delight. I took a friend to brunch for a celebration and we both enjoyed appetizers, entree, dessert and drinks - truly enjoyable. The ambience, of course is wonderful - well seated and gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows at the sailboats on their docks and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance - truly a joy. I don't know if the restaurant is currently understaffed, but the service was poor - no one bothered to replenish the water bottle furnished, and I had to flag someone down. No one checked on other drinks.

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GIDEONL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, impeccable service, very nice night overall. Highly recommend the Coral Lentil Dal

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vipElaine
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was an issue with their bar service - dinner drinks and after dinner coffee/tea took a long time to get to our table.

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foodie1
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42 years in, Greens is still wonderful in all respects.

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SahmS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keeps us coming back for more than thirty years, always consistent.

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susZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for vegetarians and especially vegans. Cuisine is imaginative and flavorfull. Service is personable and fast.

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Lynn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, fantastic menu and service. Highly recommend!

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DavidR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a warm welcome and the indoor atmosphere of the restaurant with a table, as requested, next to a window overlooking the water. The food was delicious and generous. For dessert we shared a serving of meyer lemon cheese cake. It was fantastic!

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Richard
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Now that indoor seating has returned, we were eager to have a table along the expanse of windows that face onto Gas House Cove. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the views of the Bay and GG Bridge were wonderful. The wine list is excellent, and food is a great value.

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Hannah
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time for my birthday. Food was all incredible and we had an amazing waiter. I am vegan and the selection of options was great. I will definitely come back again.

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HadarA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous and inventive menu, as always, and superb service!

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vipSuzy641
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greens never disappoints. It was a privilege to return to the interior of the restaurant and consume a delicious repast with 3 friends. Service was perfect and all menu items chosen were delicious. It was the first tie I had been able to order a cocktail in the restaurant. A welcome addition to one who remembers strict wine consumption orders when Greens began in the '70's.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great recommendations from a very helpful server. So many wonderful layers of flavors in everything we ordered. Great experience. Will be back!

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vipBKDiners
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We last ate at Greens many years ago, and it hasn't changed much. Wait staff were great, and of course the views are amazing. Food was mixed. Soup was really good, as were the dinner rolls (from their bakery of course!!), but the rest of the meal was just ok. We had hoped for a much higher level of cookery (and flavors), but we felt a bit disappointed. I will say that the lemon cheesecake dessert was truly amazing, so the meal ended well.

All in all, I'd say we enjoyed ourselves, but doubt we'll rush back.

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ChristineA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto cakes were delicious! I also had a very silky and tasty beet soup--not overwhelming beet flavor, but well blended and fantastic. Colors of these items really made a wonderful presentation.

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VictoriaL
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Greens since it opened in 1979. I live in Alaska these days, but when I visit family I make it a point that we have at least one meal at Greens. This occasion did not disappoint. Our lunch was a delightful experience. Our food was beautiful and flavorful. The service lovely and the view is terrific. Thanks Greens for making my birthday lunch one to remember!

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You can order delivery directly from Greens Restaurant using the Order Online button. Greens Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 771-6222.

Greens Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 9632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.