Perry's Union Street

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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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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I have eaten at this restaurant many times when in San Francisco visiting family. Service has always been a bit spotty depending on the time of day visiting, but on our recent visit we were seated in the back, our waitress was terrible and the room we were in was terribly loud. While I can excuse a waitress on a busy night, our waitress didn't have a clue. She appeared to be more a hostess not a waitress. The food is nearly always good, but for the price, it was not worth the wait or aggravation...

m
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

always a great pitstop...great service and great food...been doing this for 50 years...that should tell you enough!!...thanks Perry's

LK
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for quick lunch or dinner......great fun

VM
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service good food

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The corned beef hash was terrible. The corned beef tasted like it came from can that had been sitting on a shelf for a very long time, then taken out and cut into metallic-tasting cubes.

K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If Cheers was a actual place.. Perry’s would be it! Love this place! Great food and wine

H
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been here in some years and were delighted to find really great food and service. The menu is so varied there is surely something for every taste. Had lamb shank and Pertale. Very good....oh and the brownie was outstanding. Can't wait to return.

TR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I would not recommend this place. We went there on a Sunday mid morning. We had to wait for the waitress to take our order. We were seated in the bright room that looked like an atrium. We liked the location but it might have added to having lousy service. I noticed that other tables were being served before us even though we had ordered first. I finally got fed up and went to look for the waitress. She did respond and went to the kitchen to see what the problem was. She came with the food and said a new food server had been hired.
This place is not nearly as nice as the Perry's on the Embercadero. The food was so so.

DB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true San Francisco restaurant where you will find local San Franciscans frequently choose to have lunch.

P
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Saturday chef seemed to be off a bit. I eat there once a week, it's my first disappointment :(

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I work for Hotel E in Santa Rosa CA, and for the 2nd phase of our property we are gonna have a Perry’s from San Francisco by next year. I didn’t wanna wait till next year to try it so I was like why not. Good food can’t wait to see it next year in Santa Rosa

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Clam chowder soup I ordered was cold, when asked if they could change they microwaved it and sent it out again.

SH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Chopped salad was not as good as usual: less ingredients and watered-down dressing.

MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As it has been from my first visit in the mid-seventies marvelous attention to detail, congenital attitude and food prepared with quality at the forefront. Born and raised in Hollywood CA, I spent a great deal of time in San Francisco for work and food fun!!!

Fortunately Perry was there so I could say hello and chat a bit. His staff is attentive and delivered our well-prepared meals with courteous professionalism.

Thank you Perry with many more successful ahead.

Very truly yours,

Mario Martinoli

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Had a great time and had delicious burgers!

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate brunch at Perry's and the food was delicious. Our server was very good and attentive. The place was pretty empty when we got there about 9:30 am, but it picked up after a while. Would like the potatoes that came with my Eggs Benedict to have been cut smaller and browned better. Aside from that, I have no complaints. Yum.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always great!

MD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and hard a toddler with us. Food was excellent and the staff was helpful. Loved it!

t
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

server was not at all attentive - very very louder table that made enough noise for the entire restaurant - food was just okay

LS
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter. Food almost always consistently good. We had a most enjoyable time!

LS
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Ahi Poke was OK but not as good as usual. The service was superb!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Perry’s!!!!!

SL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a blast celebrating Perry’s 50th anniversary; the whole place was one big party. The staff was fantastic! The staff kept fantastic attitudes and the food was just as good as it was on a normal day. Perry is run & staffed by true professionals at all times. A San Francisco classic institution!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love perrys!

SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of options on the menu. And August all bottles of wine are 50% off!

CE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing spot for a big group specially with kids. We had a table at the patio and it was amazing! Very fun spot and good food.

LS
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahi tuna excellent as usual. Best value in town. New maitre'd and waitress, both friendly, good sense of humor and knowledgeable about the menu. 1/2 price wine for August - thank you Perry! We enjoyed the birthday party immensely!

AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our neighborhood gems! Love it!

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go-to neighborhood place. Consistently good food, excellent and friendly service, fair prices, and a nice ambiance.

SD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

A great place to go with a large group of people. One can actually hear one’s table mates talking!

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently great spot for any meal with friends.

m
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They threw four of us into a tiny spot with a tiny bistro table and we could barely put all four plates on it. We were shoved in a corner where my head hit the rail every time I tilted my head back a tiny bit. Not sure I would ever go back, not like it used to be.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating two birthdays and brought our own cupcakes. They were super sneaky and awesome and surprised the girls with candles and everything. Very good evening!

n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had waiter Dave who could not have been more helpful to us in our menu selection. He was attentive without being overbearing...a very pleasant young man. The food was fresh, salad lettuce crisp, etc. We really enjoyed our experience.

z
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

i usually get the chopped salad, I tried south west chicken...Chicken was not cooked through and very few beans.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this iconic SF restaurant! The atmosphere, the food, the service. Thrilled that Wimbledon was playing. Fun waiter with a great sense of humor and very attentive! All good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

So Yummy! Half price bottles of wine on Thursday! Burger did not disappoint, Mac and cheese decent, tomato bisque was delicious! Southwest salad was on point. Cute decor and atmosphere, definitely would go back. Service was steady, not super friendly but met our needs! Thanks Perry’s!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hamburger were very good and the attender was nice. Recommend

ML
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and very nice wait staff.

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