Presidio Social Club

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$31 to $50
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American
Serving up a classic Northern California vibe, attentive hospitality, and a locally sourced, seasonal menu, San Francisco’s iconic Presidio Social Club is open every day for all your social gatherings. Nestled within the beautiful Presidio National Park, PSC is at once an inviting urban oasis and a lively destination fit for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory venue for large groups. Erected in 1903 as a military barracks, the historical building has been converted into a modern eatery sure to put anyone “at-ease” featuring contemporary twists on San Francisco staples and artfully crafted cocktails.
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RafeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were the last table served before the virus changes - so an odd evening but they dealt with it beautifully in every way. Have and will continue to enjoy and support this restaurant

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vipMarilynL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is excellent as is the service and of course the location and ambience can’t be beat. And any place that serves beignets is that much more awesome.

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Lokitrickster
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This has always been a safe choice for dinner, brunch, so I was a bit dissatisfied with yesterday’s visit. Not super disappointed, but enough to raise concerns. My eggs Benedict was a tepid, like the eggs were waiting for sauce, or the ham was thrown on straight from the cold storage. Another guest’s chiliaquilles arrived mushy, like the dish say too long and soaked the chips. It was tasty, just not crunchy. My cheddar biscuit was super dry.

The drinks were refreshing, so big points there. Our waiter was mostly attentive but not hovering, so good there. Again, don’t let a few snags deter any one from dining at PSC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My chicken was raw and had to be sent back. I don't want pink chicken

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable restaurant specializing in American classic dishes.

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vipNicki
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and the outside setting is fantastic on such a beautiful day!

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PatR
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good friendly service. Varied menu, love the eggplant fries!for a shared appetizer .
Never rushed and easy to find something you will love to eat. They are willing to accommodate options too.

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vipCyee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Forks and cups were dirty.

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vipLindaS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this place. The food and cocktails are excellent and the wait staff super nice.

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vipvininfo
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, but they need a great Muscadet like Perle de Mer. The Mary’s chicken was perfect and our server was amazing.

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KatherineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Inn at the Presidio and asked for a recommendation for dinner. The Social Club was just what we were looking for. We wanted a light meal and they split our duck entree without a question and plated it nicely for two. Service with a smile and a yummy meal was great.

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vipAlibaba
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible waiter. Food overpriced small portions and not that good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Felt very comfortable & nice family dining!

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vipGreggD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service slow. Initially wanted to put us in the back room. Unacceptable. Food was very average

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great!! Sorry we didn’t get her name! She suggested entree’s for dinner that turned out to be excellent choices!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very slow service. Inattentive wait staff.

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vipdinerd
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch experience at the Presidio Social Club yesterday. We both ordered the smoked turkey club with salad -- and a side order of fries -- and I enjoyed the ginger mint ice tea. Our only complaint is the $5 parking fee. I do want to extend a grateful shout-out to our server who is a model of professional customer service.

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LiliB
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Very good ingredients in food. Good service. Will certainly go back.

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vipfredarep
San Francisco
188 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like their new menu--I had the butter lettuce salad which was excellent. Also, the guyere cheese sandwich with a little tomato soup on the side. I wished the sandwich had been hot. It was good but not the best cheese ever & it was just room temp. Nice place, good vibes from the staff.

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vipbarb
New England
141 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with our kids and two grandsons. Delicious meal. The burgers were wonderful as were the lamb chops. We had the brussel sprout, carrot and smashed peas side dishes that we all outstanding. Truffle fries to die for. We were there early so the place was pretty quiet............will definitely come back on our next trip to San Francisco. Russell, our server, was terrific and very patient with us

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JEEM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely noisy at lunch inside main dining room - difficult to hear across table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I have always enjoyed dining at PSC but today’s brunch was horrible. The food was quite awful. Extremely disappointed.

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vipdiner13
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A disappointment. I’ve eaten there several times before but this time the food was very mediocre.

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vipmike
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eaten there numerous times and will continue to do so.

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vipRenee
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm and friendly

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ap2mbm
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our server was named Paulette. At any rate she was AWESOME. She made the most perfect recommendations, like she knew us. I got the chicken which was so delicious (honestly some of the best roast chicken ever - how that is even possible i don’t know). My friend has the steak. She loved it. We both had an Old Fashion which was the perfect start. And the dessert- a cherry chocolate thing was fantastic. The view was lovely. The seating comfortable. Basically it was a perfect evening and worth every penny.

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Coralreefgirl
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very uneven. Has better meals here in the past. Espresso machine was broken.

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vipRussellK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for early lunch on a Thursday. Food, service and ambiance were good and definitely enjoyed our experience. The disappointment, which I am surprised we encountered especially in San Francisco, was the lack of a gluten free bread. My daughter is gluten free and they had zero bread options for her. Given the price point and location of the restaurant this came as a total surprise. Will chose a different location next time we lunch with my daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a fun place to get together.

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viplovetobake
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I had stepped back in time right out of an MGM set with the location being the Hollywood Canteen that had been relocated in a beautiful park filled with redwoods. This place is a gem in terms of its renovation, its interior decor, its delish food and great service. If you are arriving before sundown, be sure to ask for a table by a window. The view from this joint can't be beat!

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Artsygroup
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Convenient location for those traveling from the North Bay. Good food and drinks. Good service and attentive staff. Very loud especially for folks with hearing issues. I think we would sit outside next time because it seemed quieter and is kept warm enough to be comfortable.
Rather small portions but adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waitstaff basically forgot about us and we had to ask someone to order our main dishes after sitting at the table for some time. Sommelier was very nice but the wine was not. First time I have ever left a glass of wine in the bottle on the table. Other than the soup the food was sub-par with the shrimp appetizer tasting like frozen shrimp with lackluster seasoning and the duck being undercooked and tasteless. Dessert wasn’t appealing enough to order and they said their coffee machine had blown up a few weeks prior. No apologies just offered bad drip coffee. At this price point they should be apologetic at a minimum and offered French press or pour-over instead of old drip. It may have been an old school percolator for all I know.

If you have read this far I am sure you will wisely choose to take your business elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and lovely ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately a lackluster evening. Uninspired staff (maybe tired the day after Valentine’s Day?), irregular food with cool mashed potatoes, overt salted lamb chops. And some very high prices out of range for SF.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was bland and overpriced. The Benedict has overcooked eggs and the oyster had pieces of shell still in the meat when served. Overall, a disappointing experience, especially for the price!!

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SharonH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. As soon as we walked in they wished the Birthday person. Excellent waiter. He really knew the menu. Recommended great drinks. We had an awesome time.

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vipEmilyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and drink were great but the service was lacking! The server was not attentive and had to get up a few times to ask other employees for various things. Very disappointing compared to last time!

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MichelleH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

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vipnonickname
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food had generous portions but still high on the price point for the menu selections. Our favorite fritter appetizer was eliminated, according to the server. Server was very nice, but seemed "new" and unfamiliar with the menu. Location is always a plus...we love dining in The Presidio and our out of town friends seemed to enjoy it too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love taking out-of -town guest to this spot. The food and ambience are great and it's a bonus to dine in the historical Presidio.

FAQs

Presidio Social Club does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Presidio Social Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-1888.

Presidio Social Club is rated 4.4 stars by 3678 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.