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About Perry's - Design Center
Perry"s at the Design Center brings a taste of the San Francisco institution to Potrero Hill. Perry's has become a local classic, on Union Street for over 45 years and also on the Embarcadero. Perry's is known for its classic American food, its warm personable service and a fun, bustling bar.
Located in the Galleria Atrium of the San Francisco Design Center, Perry’s at the Design Center is set in a polished elegant space featuring a four-story atrium with fully retractable skylight and exposed brick walls.
Perry's SFDC serves lunch Monday through Friday, offering signature dishes such as French Onion Soup, the Traditional Cobb Salad, Petrale Sole Meuniere, and of course, the renowned Hamburger. Perry's at the Design Center also offers full morning coffee service and continental breakfast from 8:00-11:00am.
San Francisco, CA 94103
American, Burgers, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Alameda & 15th
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Perry’s at the Design Center can host up to 400 guests for cocktail events or up to 100 guests for seated dining Monday through Friday. It also provides exclusive beverage service for all rentals of the Design Center facility, which can accommodate events of up to 1,600 guests on the main floor and three levels of balconies.
There is easy, free street parking in our area of Potrero Hill. There is also a pay-to-park lot located conveniently across the street.
The 12 and 10 Muni lines stop within a block of our address at 101 Henry Adams.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Perry's - Design Center Ratings and Reviews
We were expecting the old Perry's as in dark wood, booths, professional service with white aprons. We were stunned when we walked in. Stark white, very bright and servers in T-shirts. Not at all what we expected. We would have given it a try had we not waited at the hostess stand for 5 minutes without being greeted. We left and did not dine with you.
Thoughtful and efficient service. Our server offered a couple of suggestions so that I would have exactly what I wanted without feeling like I was being high maintenance. The food was perfectly prepared and attractively presented. The location is very convenient to the design district and parking is nearby. This will definitely be my go to place in this area.
I was going to make reservations on OpenTable but the Internet was down at the coffee shop I was at, so I called directly. After 20 rings, someone picked up. I said I wanted to make a reservation for 2 at 12:15 and she said, "OK". I asked if she wanted my name and she said no. I said never mind and found working WIFI and made the reservation through OpenTable. When I arrived, it made sense that this is not a busy place and there were plenty of empty seats. Really stupid on their part because they are now out the $2 a person that OpenTable charges a restaurant for reservations. If you are going to have someone answer the phone, make sure they are trained to take reservations.
Instead of boring you with all the details of the rest of the lunch, here are the highlights:
1) Burger arrived and I asked the server for some mustard. 5 minutes later, it still had not shown up. I had to wave down my waitress to come over, so she could get some. Burger was no longer hot by the time I was able to dress it.
2) The waitress disappeared for 10 - 15 minutes on what I can only assume her break.
3) While waitress was on her break I ran out of water. I could not find my waitress anywhere. I held up my glass in the hopes that someone would see it, but I finally had to wave down another waitress from across the restaurant. She acknowledged my water need and a few minutes later, I looked up to see that she was taking the order of one of her tables. I finally got up and walked across the restaurant to get my own bottle of water.
I was being taken to lunch and didn't want to create a stink in front of my friend by talking to the manager at the time. I thought this was a better avenue for complaining. If a waitress has to take a break during lunch, the manager should step in and make sure the tables are being properly serviced.
But, the burger was fantastic. Next time I want a burger from Perry's, I'll head to Union Street.
Perry's is our go-to restaurant for lunch in the Design Center. We like the space, the food is good and the overall experience is usually very good. This time, the service was extremely poor. We waited almost 20 minutes without a server coming to the table. Finally, after a party that was seated after us got served, I got up and asked the host to send someone over to take our order. The waiter did not apologize for keeping us waiting and did not go out of his way to improve the situation.
When the food was brought to the table, we asked for mustard. Half way through our meal, we flagged the waiter down and told him we still had not received it. We needed to signal for the waiter to bring us our check, and then signal him again to inform him of an error on the bill. No one on the staff seemed to care whether our dining experience was satisfactory or not.
Because our previous visits have always been positive, we were particularly surprised and disappointed this last time.
I have been to Perry's many times. First time at this location. I liked the open area and I was surprised it was not to crowded at lunch time on a Wednesday as I expected. The burger was great and my Cappuccino was delicious. I recommend Perry's for a nice lunch while wandering around in the Design Center area.
amazingly open atrium space great for parties and special events!
david mirabelli really has it going on at this perry's location making it a perfect place for large groups/events in the design center/newbie dot com area with zynga/advent and adobe software, sf's mini silicon valley!
It's always a pleasure to either sit out in the atrium area or around the seated bar @ Perry's Design Center. The general manager Dave is always on top of food preparation making sure your meal is perfect! And the bar manager Laura does it too with drinks, whether it be a perfect pour of Sav. Blanc or mixed drink, these two make Perry's 101 Henry Adams work for Perry.
I take all of my designer guests for lunch or after work and am welcomed as if I was in the cast of Cheer's! Cheers to Perry's!
A friend recommended the restaurant and wanted to identify a place that would be good for me and my guest from L.A. and Vegas. Since we all had to get up at 3a.m. to catch our planes we were famished after our morning conference meeting. We could have not asked for a better place to dine than Perry's Design Center. We enjoyed the ambiance, being in furniture design center we also had a chance to look at some of the latest trends in furniture design. h A couple of my friends were Vegans and they exceeded their expectations! The sole meuniere (sp?) was amazing and the ahi tuna tacos were exceptional. All of the vegetables were prepared perfectly. Perry's definitely rates a return!
We arrived just a couple of minutes before opening, but unlike is often the case...there was no "attitude" about us arriving early. The host and manager were both incredibly gracious and accomodating. Betsy took care of us at the table......service was prompt and accurate, she was warm and attentive without getting in the way of our conversation. The food was excellent and we'll be back. Thanks! ~steveT
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