Greens Restaurant

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
9049 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Vegetarian / Vegan

Top Tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Diners savor Chef Annie Somerville’s imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local seasonal organic produce and the finest ingredients, while enjoying one of San Francisco's most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Greens emphasizes creative and nutritious meals balanced in flavor and textures ; inspired by farmers, relationships and stories around the world.
What 9049 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated a five year anniversary. Much to our great surprise, we were treated to complimentary champagne (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic). Food was delicious. You'd never know there was a fire - the restaurant looked great and just as we'd remembered it. Service was very friendly and helpful, if not a little bit inattentive (our only minor complaint. Can't wait to return.

LM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

$14 a glass for wine is the most expensive I’ve paid in a long time. Even the bottles were $50 and up. The ambience is the best: quiet and easy to converse with a lovely view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the setting sun. I love organic, vegetarian food, but why not make it tastier? We had the summer curried veggies and they were somewhat bitter. WTH? It’s so easy to make yummy curried food. The carrot hummus appetizer was very good and the cheese plate appetizer was very good. The squash and chanterelle mushroom risotto main plate was average and the pizza was average. Six of us ended up paying $60 a piece with tip for a meal that I would rate as average. Sure, the food is healthy, but why not make it more interesting and tasty? Nice place, cudos for being all vegetarian and organic, but not a good food value.

MB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, but very slow kitchen. I think they may have been short a staff member,...or that is what I hope given how long it took for both drinks and food to come out. The location is beautiful, but the noise is too loud inside.

B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at one of the tables by the window - it was a gorgeous day so that was a treat.

The food is solid as always. The service can be a bit slow but we were not in a hurry so it worked out fine. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

Definitely a place to take vegetarians and show off our beautiful city.

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

Always special - never disappoints, spectacular view/location. What's not to love?

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, superb.
That said, the chili was too spicy for this writer's tastes.

ST
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor and the food is delicious!

NL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With the sun setting over the Golden Gate Bridge, it can be a chore to pay attention to the food...so when the party atmosphere is emboldened by a fantastic meal, the chef at your table pouring 40 year old balsamic over your gelato, and energetic service, it’s a memorable evening. On other occasions as well that’s been our experience at Greens.

LA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was a 40-year anniversary dinner cooked by the chefs of Greens and the Michelin 2* rated Acquarello. The menu and food were fine as was the wine pairing. The restaurant was packed elbow to elbow with tables and people. Service was slow and the foot traffic of waiters and staff, unbearable, right next to where we were seated. There was a time in the evening when three members of the staff just stood inches away from us with their rear ends pointed to us, discussing something for way too long. Really? You couldn't do this away from your guests?

Greens is a fine restaurant especially if you are vegetarian, but I would go there on a normal day, not for a special dinner like the one we went to.

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

Very nice night and we enjoyed the service and the food served. I would go back again and again as we are thinking of going to the other 40th anniversary dinners as well

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

Very enjoyable dinner. Great food (as always). Got lucky with a table by the windows and got to watch the sunset.

VN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants in terms of value and quality I have been to in San Francisco. I never write reviews but this is well deserving

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious satisfying and guilt free plus introduced me to a number of interesting foods I had never encountered before. My tyrannosaur of a hubby also really enjoyed it

SH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat delicious vegan fare! Great wine list and super views!

l
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vegetarian food ever!
A wonderful experience!

NN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

More entrees on the menu will make the experience amazing.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff attentive, yet discreet.
We had a west-facing window seat from which we watched the sun go down behind the Golden Gate Bridge.
Heaven.

ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was exceedingly aesthetic in appearance, tasty and memorable. The service was an A+ and the view was its usual enchanting self.

LH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there early so the noise level was low and fine for conversation. However, by the time we left, it was full and noisy. Food was delicious but wine list needs some lower priced options.

N
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been to an upscale vegetarian restaurant before. I am so glad I got into Greens. The food was delicious and the wait staff excellent. The hostess got me seated early. The only downside was no bar area to pass the time in. If they add one it would be great.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I was visiting SF for the first time, and I saw Greens on a story “8 VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO YOU HAVE TO TRY”. My GF and I are vegan and we were excited to try this nice restaurant. We looked at their menu online before we went. We have the pizza and we couldn’t believe that the cheese was so good. We asked for the dessert menu and they had some desserts marked vegan and others not. We were shocked! The main menu did not indicate things were vegan like the dessert menu. Sure enough, the cheese on the pizza was cheese from a cow. So I am really mad at the article for implying that Greens is vegan and then the restaurant should have the main menu marked clearly. It was a great spot on the pier and watching the sunset was spectacular.

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

It’s a special location that treats guests very well.
It was our anniversary, and we were treated to sparkling wine, and a table next to the window with incredible views of the bay and the golden Gate at sunset.

S
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The serving staff work hard but it was just so noisy and busy. The food was good but not great. The ambiance was crazy busy. I like Greens later in the evening. Weekend lunches just don’t feel special enough for the price.

NM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The view is wonderful, the restaurant bursts with energy, and the food is delicious. The chef was trying out some steam buns that were our favorite dish. The griddle cakes, roasted stone fruit with cheese, and pizza with tomatoes and zucchini were also delicious. We told them to bring the food out in whatever order it was ready and it took a long time between our first three dishes and the last three, which included the pizza and two sides, but that was my only complaint. And the atmosphere is fun so it didn't really matter. Definitely a place to go back often.

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was very good. The peach bellinis were refreshing. The fruit cobbler was excellent. Our table was too close to the neighbors. It was like dining with strangers and listening to their private conversation at high voice levels.

AC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the views and the lemon verbena and peach spritzer was fabulous!

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An iconic San Francisco restaurant of the highest quality - excellent food, gracious hospitality, and a beautiful yet relaxed environment. And the view of the harbor and the Golden Gate Bridge is just spectacular.

EB
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure--this time was no exception. Excellent server really paid attention to what we said, timing of food delivery and interests. We had a Margarita and a Summer Mint Julep--both drinks were exceptional. I don't remember enjoying pre-dinner drinks before our meal as much as we did this time! The remainder of the meal was exceptional, with the freshest ingredients prepared perfectly. Fun to see that some of the ingredients had been sourced from Green Gulch Farm! Keep up the great work!

DD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was lovely and the food nicely presented as well as tasty

DM
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Greens for the last night of our holiday - the food was simply exquisite - I am not a vegetarian but my wife is and we both loved it as did our two children (aged 12 and 8). We will be sure to go back whenever we are in SF

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even better service. I just learned this restaurant has been here for 40 years. The view tonight was incredible, looking out onto Marina with the Golden Gate in the background and a beautiful sunset it. This is definitely a place you want to take visitors to San Francisco.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the best meal we've ever had at Greens! Our waitperson and bus person were outstanding. We had a lovely window seat with a beautiful view of the bay. The food was scrumptious and I can't wait to come back again soon!

p
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visit SF once a year and always look forward to our lunch at Greens. The food is tasty innovative and presented like a piece of art. The ambiance is great!

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greens is as I remembered it. Wonderfully inventive vegetarian food that has unique flavors perfectly matched. Each dish was a standout. The ambiance is lovely on the Bay and you can hear yourself think! Parking is easy. Dress is casual. But the food with wine is expensive, so buyer beware. Lovely for any special occasion or a visit by the Bay.

LH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely excellent as usual!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal is so good and healthy.
A server was so friendly.

DA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior, great views, special food. A real gem.

R
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The meal itself was very disappointing. We had been here 3 months ago and had an incredibly wonderful cooked meal. Last night we started with the salad with strawberries, which was very good and spring rolls. The spring rolls were average at best. Our mains were the curry dish and an elbow pasta dish. Both were on the below average side. The only true redeeming part of the meal was the dessert.

Please go back to your old menu, or get the old cooking team back. Your giving vegan and vegetarian cuisine a bad reputation regarding taste if your food continues to be like this. It really hurts me, as a vegan to encounter bad cuisine after having really great cuisine at the same establishment. I truly want Greens to be outstanding and fear that it may be in decline due to complacency.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was visiting from out of town and have the cookbooks. I finally had time to visit for brunch and I was good. Maybe dinner is the real winner.

CP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Greens many times over the past 30 or more years and it is always a treat. The room is beautiful, the service is lovely--friendly and not at all intrusive--and the food is wonderful. Thank you, Greens, for staying consistently one of the very best vegetarian restaurants in the world.

1
2
3
227