Perry's Union Street

4.6
311 reviews
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Having recently celebrated its 45th Anniversary on Union Street, Perry’s remains an enormously popular San Francisco institution. Perry Butler initially opened Perry’s in 1969, bringing to Union Street the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood saloons of New York’s Upper East Side. The blue and white checked tablecloths, hexagonal tiled floor, wood-paneled memorabilia clad walls, and menu of American classics produced an atmosphere that has held true today-- comfortable, inviting and cool.

Testament to its timeless appeal, Perry’s is known today, as much as ever, for its classic American food, its warm personable service and a fun, bustling bar. Perry"s traditional yet innovative menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas, steaks and grilled fresh fish.
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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always good & price is affordable! Loved the new special of salmon, shrimp, & veggies on skewers with rice & mixed greens. Would really like to have the chicken enchilada dinner back on other days, & not just offered on Sunday. From a regular customer in the neighborhood. Thanks!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My jam. Great spot!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Asked to sit in front. Requested when we made the reservation. New hostess. She put us on the patio surrounded by a group of 12 noisy women. Very unpleasant. We left without finishing our meal

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and seated us immediately. The food portions were generous and there was a wide selection at the bar. Our server was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. A very good experience, I would definitely go back!

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GM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our party brought wine for a tasting. Our server was on it - bucket of ice for the white, extra wine glasses, opened both bottles, poured, perfect. Our food was perfect. Had a great time

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San Francisco
147 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food with energetic atmosphere. Great server.
However, we accidentally left our credit card at the restaurant. When we returned the next day to pick it up we waited a long time and the hostess was unnecessarily rude and sarcastic.

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S
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our table by the window. Our group of four ordered only small dishes but we were treated very well. Our waiter was prompt and pleasant. We even got potato skins at the Happy Hour price! Can't wait to go back.

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DG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent when my friend and I had lunch. It could not have been better.

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CV
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Hostess was condescending and rude. Waitress was superlative, gracious and energetic!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It just didn’t feel very special. We were shoved in a corner of an back room full of parents and their babies. I have 3 kids who are now 6, 12 and 14 so I get it, but it just wasn’t a good experience.

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MC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved eating st Perry’s! The food was terrific and the service was even better. Fun, neighborhood atmosphere with a friendly vibe. Our table enjoyed the French onion soup, the salmon, the Caesar salad, the Perry burger and the nac and cheese. Will definitely come back next time we are in town! Thank you Perry and team!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing... I will be back. The food was amazing and the weather to sit outside made it a great day!

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W
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for w weekday brunch with friends and had a great time. The service was very good, especially as we had one person in our party who was running late. Our server was patient and when our third person arrived, we ordered and our meals came quickly. The eggs Benedict was fabulous, as were the Bagel and smoked salmon. We also tried that Perry’s breakfast sandwich. A good time was had by all. Perry’s is a mainstay in the Marina that we hope never changes!

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RR
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always terrific and service is well-honed and professional. A Union Street institution for years and a locals favorite. And with half-price wine on Monday, the combination is winning.

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RM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and service were great. Great casual spot to enjoy a drink and quick bite.

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RM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding!
I had never visited but had heard about this long standing San Francisco icon for years.
I could not have been more pleased. There were 4 of us and everyone said the same, the food was delicious, abundant and we’d all return.
The service could have used some fine tuning but she was pleasant and followed up with the cliches.
Highly recommend!

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SF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a reunion with friends at Perry's for lunch.Everything was delicious,great service,and reasonable.

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LS
San Francisco
98 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, ambiance and wine. Great waitress (Emily)!

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Cold poached uncooked eggs for the Benedict and cold French onion soup that tasted terrible. What happened to this place? It used to be good!

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DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Went there on Valentines day- food was terrible, as was the service. Yes I expect this to be the standard for Valentines day in general, but the was hoping Perry's would rise above given that normally they have good food.

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D
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable and crowded. Food is always good albeit a bit potato heavy. Skimpy Bloody Mary but yummy eggs Benedict.

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L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Nice place for lunch with friends.

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DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for people watching. Awesome for your pup to enjoy seating outside.

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KC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perry’s food and service is consistently excellent. Sayed the server is friendly and very helpful. Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Worst waitress ever. She hurried us (I had made a reservation so it wasn’t like she was doing us a favor). Then, toward the end of our meal, she asked us to move to a different table so she could seat friends together. I’ve been to Perry’s many times over the years and this was a first for us. She was not well trained and really, you could have pulled someone off the street who would have had better manners. This person was so unlike the waiters we’ve had over the years - she was in our faces a lot trying to speed us through our meal. Just horrible...

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KK
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite neighborhood spots. We always make reservations for the high tops near the bar so we can see the TVs and the staff there always is so accommodating. Great food and great service.

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CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you don’t know. Now you know.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I mentioned it was my husbands birthday during the reservation process. But when we finished eating our server asked if we were done with our plates and brought a check without asking if we wanted dessert. Not only that but he never checked on us during the meal to see if we wanted more water or soda. When we paid cash, he brought the wrong change. When I mentioned this to him, his excuse was "its been a long day"

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OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always great here

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HD
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow and without an apology for showing up at our table for the first time after we had been seated 10+ minutes. It didn't improve much from there. Portions are large, but not very tasty. It's probably okay for a burger, but there are much better options nearby..

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Un vrai bon café/restaurant à l'ambiance typiquement Américaine, dans lequel se retrouve toutes les couches sociales de San Francisco !!! Bien que nous étions touristes Français, nous avons vraiment eu l'impression d'être adopté comme un San Franciscain !!! L'accueil était très chaleureux et notre serveuse était vraiment très professionnelle, souriante et très à l'écoute de nos demandes. Pour ce qui est de la nourriture, tout était très bon et une note très particulière pour l'EXCELLENTE clam shower soup !!! Restaurant à recommander vivement et vraiment incontournable !!! BRAVO à toute l'équipe du Perry's Union Street !!!

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c
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the perry burger med. rare done to perfection. Also the Reuben sanwichwich which was great along with the home made chips and French fries. Also the fried calamari which was just a bit chewy, but still delicious. No complaints. Service was very good. Always enjoy coming here. Great atmosphere.

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BB
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was fine, but two out of 5 of us had to wait forever for their food. We found out later that the wait staff had given their food to another table by mistake, and they had to start our order from scratch. Then, after we finished, they left us sitting there forever without ever bringing a check--or even asking if we wanted anything else. But then, after we tracked the server down, she told us the meal was free, because two of the orders came to the table so egregiously late. They could have just given us the two orders they screwed up for free, or offered us free dessert, but this was even better. And that's really good customer relations. I would go back.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been stopping here when in San Francisco since the 80's. Never disappoints. Proposed to my Wife here 25 years ago.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dude

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were first to be seated , and last to have our order taken. Frustrating! Food was enjoyed, but did not appreciate the service for this reason.

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C
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were happy we chose to have breakfast here the other morning. Huge portion, great food, reasonable price and nice people. Always love the ambiance here. A real neighborhood gem.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A great staple and a solid option for a couple or small group. Food is decent and portions are generous. However- menu lacks creativity.

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