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Palm House, San Francisco, CA
Palm House, San Francisco, CA
Palm House, San Francisco, CA
Palm House, San Francisco, CA
Palm House, San Francisco, CA

Palm House

4.4
4.4
532 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Hi Friends,

We understand that planning is overrated and spontaneity is the spice of life! That's why we always keep availability for walk-ins of groups of 2 or more. Simply walk in and our friendly team will be happy to accommodate you at the door. Big groups, no problem! We now take reservations for groups of 6 or more. Please note that while reservations provide a guaranteed table, we strive to accommodate walk-ins as much as possible. Big groups, no problem! However, during peak hours, there might be a short wait time for walk-in groups. Grab a maitai at the bar or play a game of pool while you wait - and hey, you might even meet someone new.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 749-9959
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jake Lucas
  • Catering
    https://www.palmhousesf.com/store/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a birthday party, corporate dinner, cocktail reception, holiday party - we are the location for you. From an intimate dinner of 12 people to a 240 guest holiday party, we have space for all your events.
  • Private party contact
    Jazlyn Hoover: (509) 389-7616
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Cross street
    Buchanan
  • Parking details
    Street parking available.
  • Public transit
    45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Brunch with us!

    Multiple dates available
    Palm House brunch is the best way to celebrate your Saturday! With our punchbowls we are a great place to celebrate any occasion!
    Brunch with us! Photo

What 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for brunch

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for groups

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Hot spot

  • San Francisco

    Great for brunch

  • San Francisco

    Good for groups

  • San Francisco

    Hot spot

532 Reviews
  1. AndrewB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time at Palm House for Super Bowl 58. I came with a bunch of buddies and the staff was very responsive to our orders, the drinks were delicious, and the food was reasonably priced. Will definitely be coming back!

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  2. VincentW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at 3:25 for our 3:30 reservation. We sat outside and our server instructed us to use the QR code to order our food. The menu was only half the size I say on their website. When we asked our server we were told happy hour was only 3-4. Again we asked for the happy hour menu but she said the kitchen closed that menu even though we were in their times! I did NOT go there just for a burger and fries! We ate what was offered and left unsatisfied. We will NEVER eat there again! Vincent Wilson

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun! The hostess was outstanding! Great drinks great food fun time!

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  4. SydneyGuy

    Dallas

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic spin on American fare - loved the pickled pineapple and ketchup! Loved everything about the menu and quality of food. Highly recommended.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch with our dogs this past Sunday and everyone was super nice. The food was also great and the spicy bloody marys were delicious!!!

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  6. EricO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made a reservation for brunch because of SF restaurant week. However we were disappointed when we were told that there was a mistake in the website and that they don't serve the restaurant week menu until dinner time. However, overall the food was great and the vibes were lovely.

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  7. Irene

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Palm House did not honor their restaurant week brunch menu

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  8. tflynn

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    unfortunately the menu has changed and alot of the unique staples of palm house are gone. this might still be a good spot for brunch or lunch, but without their signature entrees, you’re left with me- too menu items of just salads, sandwiches, tacos & poke bowls, so i won’t be back.

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  9. Cal4jw

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location on Union Street with a great vibe. Brunch on Saturday was delicious.

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  10. HappyCustomer

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had brunch here on a Saturday. Really interesting menu choices that delivered on flavor! The service was impeccable. They really went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience. All the stars!

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  11. joan

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the fried chicken sandwich. It came w/ a BBQ sauce & a slice of pineapple. Warning: this dish is messy if you're on a first date. The chicken was really crispy & sandwich was excellentn.

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  12. AlexM

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! Great food and Music. I would add some chilaquiles to the menu but the huevos rancheros were amazing.

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  13. Bella

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely will return! Friendly and flexible staff; outstanding food and drink (reasonably priced for SF) and what can be better on a Sunday other then a free drag show!? Coming again. Highly recommend the huevos rancheros and the burgers are the bomb according to my resident hamburger expert!

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  14. landrover24

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first time here. We walked in and stood by the bar for ten minutes before someone walked in and asked us to stand outside. We were there before it opened. We waited outside and the same lady showed us to our table a few minutes after they were supposed to open. My first brunch drink was supposed to have Prosecco in it, and it did but it was flat and tasted like it had been opened the night before. The fried rice stuffed pineapple was great. The banana bread french toast was not. The bread was stale and tasted like it was made earlier in the week. I did not eat it all, and the waitress dropped the leftover of the dish all over my sneakers. Chocolate sauce and whipped cream everywhere. She was very sorry and considerate, plates were broken and it was a mess. Despite the drink, the french toast and my whipped cream-covered shoes, nothing was comped. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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  15. MaryM

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Avocado Benedict. I could just stop there . This place is beautiful and the food is delicious. I’ve now been several times first thing in the morning when there aren’t many people there so the service has been fast. I dream about the avocado Benedict

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  16. JennaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to Palm House a few different times, but sadly this trip wasn't the best. Food and drinks are amazing, but our service was very slow. Our waitress messed up 2 orders but because it took a while to get food we didn't mention anything. I also had requested a table inside as this was a special occasion for a bridal event and we were seated on in the excess seating on the street. I will definitely come back, but just need some more staff.

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  17. VeronicaA

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting for a nice celebration! We had comfortable seats for good conversation. The quality was all in the ambiance as the servers seemed rather untrained and food was more average for the restaurant status.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was decent but prepare to have to yell to the person across the table—definitely more of a bar ambiance than restaurant

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  19. Sean

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    To my own admission: I had a slightly different idea of what Palm House was before going in (thinking more Hawaiian Lau Lau), and thus set expectations as such. While everyone was friendly and attentive, and my boozy slush was delicious, it was the menu and the execution of the food that ultimately made me strap on my cha cha heels, wave buhbaya, and leave without finishing my food. My appetizer was Spam Masubi Bites (think spam arrancini with asian flavors instead of cheese) which I was super excited about. They came 3 to a table and were just mushy salt bombs, the tiny (grey) pebbles of SPAM were indescribable because of the soaked up katsu on everything. Sad. Entree was 2 fish tacos which werent bad but ultimately just had raw red cabbage, slabs of regular mayo, and a green spicy sauce...tbh it was not worth $14 The mango slush with rum float was super good and refreshing tho. The layout of the place is a mess, maybe intentionally? but it wasn't particularly relaxing. If you're looking for a slightly more adult Rainforest Cafe on a Budget, this is your place. Otherwise, keep lookin for paradise elsewhere.

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  20. Jeanine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal, excellent service and wonderful music and ambiance. Great beach vibe to the whole place. Thanks so much!

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  21. Jr77

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been here in awhile and it was like the last time that I came, great! The Food and drinks were great and the service as well.

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  22. DanielleC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very good. The food was not desirable. This is far from Caribbean, more like a watered down try. The people were nice enough. Just a little expensive for what we ordered.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was SO salty and service was not there. Would never come back

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  24. Maggie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was very yummy-most of our group got the coconut pancakes and their were amazing- but it did take awhile to order our food. other than that great service and super friendly staff!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very very very cold… being inside is the same as being outside (without heater)… wth!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The experience was underwhelming at best , food was very average and there wasn’t any love presented in the cooking. It tasted like someone was doing their rendition of what they think Caribbean food taste like. My family is from the Islands and this didn’t hit right. They need to hire someone who knows a thing or 2!! Good luck trying this spot out. Didn’t do it for us on Date night.

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  27. SilviaV

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous Mom Day at Palm House. We were greeted with free Mimosas, for both moms present! Jordan and staff were fun and very accommodating. The food was delicious. Love the space and vibe, for young and not so young. One of our new faves in SF!!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bring back the regular spam musubi! The fried bites don’t have as much flavor.

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  29. sfsr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious, and everyone that works there was SO nice despite the fact that we were moving around a bit to find the spot that was the right amount of sun and shade on a windy day. The inside was on the high volume side due to a game, but the outside had pleasant music, not too loud. They also let us hang out, they didn’t rush us to turn over the table, and they brought out a little surprise with a candle because it was my friend’s birthday! We loved this place and would absolutely come back again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Extra bold, extra heavy with the sauces - on the burger, island breakfast, and musubi bites. Should have asked for sauce on the side. Fun atmosphere, pretty pricey.

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  31. AllyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect place to celebrate and enjoy a boozy-yummy brunch.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great brunch

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress and hostess was really nice and friendly. They are very prompt with service

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at your restaurant! The host was extremely courteous to us by saving a table inside. I forgot to mention we had 2 toddlers when I booked my reservation. Our table was cute and the food was delicious!

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  35. LouiseV

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lady server was excellent and so was the bowl meal I had with jerk chicken but I really prefer the bowl menu the restaurant had before..We had choice of five veggies, rice, black beans, couscous etc..variety of sauces we could select and we could choose our protein either steak, chicken or fish... Please bring that entire bowl menu bacck during the week...More women I know LOVE the bowl luncheons. This way we can get a nice drink and maybe share the dessert! Thanks

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  36. sydneya

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was super delicious the first time we went for a Friday lunch, but recently when we went for brunch on a weekend all the food was super oily and heavy. Not sure what happened but usually delicious food! I'd stay away from weekends with all the crowds and get the better weekday menu

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  37. Vanessa

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were not impressed. The food was marginal at best, and expensive. We had the Tuna Poke bowl, Jerk fries and Sweet potato fries. The poke bowl lacked flavor, and the rice was crunchy and undercooked. The jerk fries lacked seasoning and were old, cold and stale. Also, it was way overpriced for what is was. We will not be returning despite it being in our neighborhood.

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  38. Cameron

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are looking for an instagrammable brunch spot to tag your friends in while you pretend to eat food that looks appetizing but really just went to for mimosa mornings this place is for you. Not only did our table come with complimentary broken glass but the ketchup of one of the dishes also had what appeared to be red paint chips inside. The lattes can only be described as crappy watered down espresso shots with a elegant dash of milk. Highly recommend this place if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket and are looking to overpay for dishes you'd be better off making at home look no further!

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  39. KenL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to Palm House early on Sunday. Actually, we got there about an hour before it opened lol. But even at 9:30 am, it was a little difficult to find street parking. So if you’re going there with the intent on finding street parking, I’d get there earlier just in case. The restaurant is cute on the outside. Made the restaurant look small. We decided to sit inside cuz it was a bit chilly out. To my surprise, the restaurant is actually pretty huge. And if you think the outside is cute, you should check out the inside! The food was all delicious. Portions I think were just right, however, maybe because I’m older now. When I was younger, I would have thought these dishes for the price I paid would have been too small of a portion. But now, it’s just right. I value quality vs quantity now haha. Anyway, the host and wait staff were all super nice and very attentive. We also got our food really fast. Overall, I’d definitely come back again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place to grab dinner and drinks

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palm House using the Order Online button. Palm House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Palm House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 749-9959.

Palm House is rated 4.4 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palm House

2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Buchanan
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking available.
  • Public transit
    45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jake Lucas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (415) 749-9959
  • Catering
    https://www.palmhousesf.com/store/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in hosting a birthday party, corporate dinner, cocktail reception, holiday party - we are the location for you. From an intimate dinner of 12 people to a 240 guest holiday party, we have space for all your events.
  • Private party contact
    Jazlyn Hoover: (509) 389-7616
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