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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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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BR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outside patio, covered and with heaters, is great. Turning off the heaters while people are still eating and talking, not so much.

JO
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This seems to be a new trend that is happening in restaurants nowadays. If you should be receiving change back, the waiter just keeps it. I find that quite rude. It was .53, but it is the principle of the thing. It is my change and not yours. Who said that you could keep it?! I just made an adjustment on the tip. So it was his loss.

e
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for my birthday, notwithstanding that it wasn’t a milestone year. It felt like a special occasion but didn’t break the bank. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. N txt, I’m going back soon

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food here is good but the service wasn't the best. We spent most of the night being ignored. We were also seated on the patio under a tent. Even though there were heaters going it was still very cold. We had reservations so it was disappointing to be seated in such an uncomfortable spot.

FA
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please do something about the screaming babies

k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service

K
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambience.

M
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Oh boy - what a disaster! Arrived right at 5 pm and got "dumped" into the back room after having requested a space in main dining room on Open Table weeks ahead. Six of us in total. 2 out of 6 drink orders were incorrect. 4 out of 5 hot entrees came cold - and 1 came at the very end of the meal - (that one was comped as admitted screw up). The one waitress was trying to serve multiple tables and be a sommelier. She just was asked to do too much and the kitchen did not perform AT ALL. We saw the manager walk out, frustrated - threw the menus down and just left. Something bad is going on there.

This was our go-to place in SF and never again!

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, Creative food in a unique cool setting

t
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Presidio Social Club offers a solid, dependable, menu of classics that are consistently prepared well (if you liked the meatloaf and mashed potatoes when you visited two years ago, you'll like it again, if you go tomorrow). I enjoy eating adventures, but sometimes you just want to go somewhere where you know exactly what your going to get, and that it will hit the spot. Presidio Social is for those occasions.

BS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Terrible parking as it is located in the Presidio Park. Waited to be greeted, service was a bit slow, could feel the staff didn't want to be there. Felt like they have been there for 20 years and can't wait to do something else. From another era.....

BB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our soups came without bread. We asked for bread, it never arrived.
Our waiter got the main course order wrong. I had to go find another waiter (he had vanished) and request the correction. Our waiter only came around to apologize once the correct order had finally arrived. We were charged for everything, nothing adjusted for the screwups.

JC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's quite expensive given the entree didn't include any sides, but that can be typical in SF. You could easily add a few small potatoes very cheaply and it would seem like greater value to the customer. It's a good place for a business lunch if your highest priority is a good atmosphere and good enough food.

s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t help that I’m always smiling when I eat here be it for bunch or dinner. My friend had never been there before and she fell in love with it too. Their menu makes my tummy happy. Period.

PG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was indifferent; sever didn’t engage or suggest

A
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food and cocktails with excellent service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was very good!

H
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The entire experience was nice. You can always count on good food, good drinks and a nice atmosphere.

CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was truly delicious! Started with truffle fries and beignets for the table. Pork belly side amazing. Halibut for dinner. Chilaquiles in the morning. Our family ate here at night then had to go back in the morning with our friends.

DF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So perfect for New years Eve! Festive but not noisy, specials but not overpriced, great service, really skilled cooking, delicious!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice change of pace to have a great restaurant without too much noise. Great for folks with anxiety and those who can’t handle loud, chaotic spaces. We will be back!

PP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the good was very good. I had the chop of the week which was cooked perfectly served tomahawk style. The deviled eggs & eggplant appetizers were tasty. Apple fritter desert was a recommendation by our server. Glad I listened. The service stood out for me. Courtney took care of my table. She was attentive and courteous. I would go back for dinner again or try lunch next time.

NT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance, service and food. We will be back!

EL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Loved it!!!

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our waiter was a little frazzled. Nice guy but ended up sending over another waiter to help us. He was so befuddled by a family of 5 at the table next to us, who came in after us and had their food and drinks LONG before us. He seemed overly attentive to them, perhaps he knew them? Anyway, didn't set too well with us but given the holiday season, it was easy to overlook and I don't believe the person treating us to dinner made him suffer financially in any way. Just a head's up; keep an eye on ALL of your guests!

V
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When I made a reservation and requested a window seat! Was waiting and ready for us. That to me gives it 5 stars for customer service. The person who brought us to our table and greeted us when we arrived was wonderful and welcoming and stated that our window table was ready; no waiting what so ever. I do suggest one make reservations if possible.

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there. As before, everything was grand!

JF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend here recently. Great service. The server paid attention to our rhythm. Didn't hover, but obviously kept an eye on us because she came to our table as we were ready to move from one course to another, wanted another glass of wine. Made good suggestions. The food was good. We hadn't met for a while, so had lots of catching up to do and the restaurant gave us room to take our time. Enjoy the experience together. The atmosphere in the restaurant and in the Presidio overall is an island of peaceful greenery in the midst of the city. Good experience all around.

DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

None of us were impressed by food or service. Very noisy.

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good and cocktails are amazing and the staff is super friendly.

CJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable experience!

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very unimpressive- love the space and history but food was so meh. Will not return.

S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Presidio Social club was friendly and welcoming, the food of good quality. However the noise level was much too high and tended to spoil the evening

N
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was a delight! The ambiance was lovely, great table! The food was pretty good, Desert was wonderful! We’ll be back!!

BL
San Francisco
234 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Although we had great food and drinks, the entire experience was ruined at the end of the meal when our server brought the bill, rang up charges on the credit card that were incorrect and then yelled at us when we asked him to check the billing. He was so belligerent it was shocking! It took over 20 minutes to work out the errors, and the manager who finally intervened did not express any regrets over the way our dining experience ended. Sadly, this final part of our dinner left a bad taste in my mouth. In this case, my last impression of the Presidio Social Club makes me reluctant to return. The waitstaff should never abuse the customer (and in this case, we were in the right!).

JJ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, excellent service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love PSC! My absolute favorite place to eat in the city, for any occasion! The food is always delicious, and the ambiance is lovely. The staff were all very friendly toward my dog and accommodating. Definitely recommend!

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great occasion there at PSC! Thanks!

M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great meal. Terrific service and locale make the PSC the place for us.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The Holiday atmosphere was delightful, the welcoming staff was efficient and smiling, the food was, as usual, exactly what the family was looking for to celebrate. the serving staff left something to desired. We waited a long time before we received menus & were recognized. Service was not up to par. I was charged $4.50 for coffee which after a long wait, was not received & still appeared on my bill.