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Palm House

4.5
4.5
481 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
The staycation destination of San Francisco serving tropical food and vacation drinks
Housed under the second oldest palm tree in San Francisco, Palm House invites you to experience its bold flavors, tropical eats, quixotic drinks and humble service in the spirit of the old adage, it's happy hour somewhere”.
Our menus tap the spice trail, heat and vibe of the tropics while maintaining a California point of view. Anywhere there’s a palm tree is fair sights for our culinary adventures. Our beverage program is a playful exploration of vacation inspired cocktails designed to transport you to the beach. 

We encourage reservations, but also welcome walk-up diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 749-9959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Esteban Gallardo

  • 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: (844) 221-4264

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Cross street

    Buchanan

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Great for Brunch

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  1. A

    Adriano808

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed our experience at Palm House. We loved the nice tropical ambiance and the food seemed to range from Caribbean to items you may find in Hawaii like musabi or poke. They also featured Happy Hour from 4-6PM My wife is vegetarian and liked the Smashed Avocado (fresh guacamole) and Brussel Sprouts. I liked the Jerk Chicken and the Avocado Chips . The appreciated the friendly service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for brunch. From the hosts to servers - staff was gold. Great recommendations on food and drink and paired with friendly wait staff (not to mention a cute outdoor space to enjoy); highly recommend — two thumbs up! Try the fried rice!
  3. JB

    JenB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great vibe and the new dog tasting menu…OMG!
  4. S

    Sanfran

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Five Star friendly and efficient hostess and waitstaff. I saw mostly under 30 crowd smiling, laughing, yelling into one another's faces to be heard, waiting in line - all looking super happy. Food is good. Dishes are as described. Delivery time, certainly reasonable for the level of chaos. What is remarkable? Noise level is beyond loud, it's 140+ Decibel gunshot level, painful. Look around and you see people yelling and wincing and drinking - and mostly super happy. How loud? So loud that after our extremely attentive waiter shouted, "What?!! What???" repeatedly trying to take our order, he seemed about to give up, and then leaned in, raising his voice to a full-on bellow, said, "After work I can't hear anything for a few hours. I have to just sit in my car with no music until the ringing in my head stops." He smiled apologetically, shrugged his shoulders all the way up to his ears, and then taking a deep breath to project his voice even more, he gestured to all of us, mouthing each word with great care, using his fingers to show 1 or 2 or 3 and screaming into my face, "Sorry...can you point at the menu to tell me what everyone wants?"
  5. IR

    InesR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was yummy for a casual birthday lunch and servers were very friendly. Very cute ambiance.
  6. CM

    CamilleM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great location in Pacific Heights, outdoor dining was wonderful! Clean, fun, and delicious. A must visit.
  8. MS

    MrSF

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love Palm House, been coming here for years, food and service has always been consistently good. The brunch menu is still one of the best in the City. The Pina Colada slushie is delish! Love the outdoor seating, such a critical option nowadays, especially on a hot day. Highly recommend!
  9. M

    Mlovely

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I pass by Palm House there’s always a line outside. On a heatwave kinda type of day in SF, this place is perfect! Like We’re by the beach. The service is superb…very responsive <3 Chloe, thanks! I highly recommend the the Avocado Benedict (the zucchini crispy bread was die for) chicken sandwich (any side works) … any of their drinks-so refreshing🥂. I will definitely come again and again with friends. And pet friendly ❤️🐶
  10. R

    Romo42

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy eating at the Palm house. Their food is always interesting and well made and presented. Not to mention extremely tasty! They have the greatest drinks and I love their Palm Ade vodka drink!
  11. D

    Danielle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Palm House. Very cute decor both inside and terras. Nice ambiance. Great service. Food overall was good: Grilled chicken sandwich was very good, the Cubano sandwich was okay, but I’ve had better ones. Lemonade was quite sour, it was refreshing but the kids didn’t like it.
  12. P

    Perfection

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Walked by this place a million times in the 30+ years I’ve lived in the neighborhood and finally decided to give it a try with friends from the UK. The food was OK but one burger was raw in the middle (ordered medium well). Drinks took forever - one was ordered at the same time as the food and came well after the food arrived. We had to ask about the first order of 3 drinks after about 10 minutes. Was worried about drinking because I was driving after lunch - no need to worry, one overpriced cocktail later and zero buzz so safe to assume the drinks are weak (I’m a lightweight by the way). Service was friendly and, overall, the food was average. Won’t be going back - too many better options in the area. Seemed like most of the patrons were either too new to the neighborhood to know any better or tourists.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy! Great patio.
  14. LB

    LauraB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and drinks! Came for late afternoon lunch with an out of town friend. The service was a bit slow and the atmosphere a bit rowdy, but we sat at the bar which was a little more removed from the crowd. Recommend the fried rice!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good staff, good food, small bites tbh and the beer glass we had was cracked glass, but it was fine server brought another one to the table! Yummy food and even better for catering!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was so-so
  17. SS

    SushiSalesman

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance! Highly recommend for casual or even a nicer dining experience. The outdoor space is really nice and the indoor just as good! I knew the food was really good, but the desserts, specifically the fried donuts, were amazing! Coming back soon for sure!
  18. a

    aggie107

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay- nothing special but ambience and friendly service made it an enjoyable experience. The Brussels sprouts and
  19. MN

    MaNa

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Palm House during Golden Hour (happy hour) and had a wonderful experience. The service is exceptional. The staff is professional, attentive and goes above and beyond. The drinks and appetizers were outstanding. We had Ahi Poke Tostadas, Katie Avocado Fries, Sesame Chicken Wings and Coconut Crusted Prawns. The main dishes we tried that were very good: chicken sandwich, shrimp tacos, short ribs.
  20. CA

    ChaiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food. Fair portion size and not greasy, which I appreciated. Would come again.
  21. M

    Meek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I booked this place for lunch on my birthday. I very impressed by the decor and ambiance. Although the waitress was nice, the service was poor. We didn’t really get. Necked on other than taking our order, receiving the food, and receiving the check. The food was very mid. We ordered the masubi…which fell apart as soon as you bit it. The Caribbean bowl was just okay it had their version of “ jerk chicken” which had nothing really special about it we also got the chicken sandwich which I was told was great. The slushies are def top tier. Very strong and tasty
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really tasty food! Fish tacos are a must!
  23. N

    Neesy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Really friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone.
  24. U

    Urmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their drinks are phenomenal, service is amazing, food is always good quality
  25. B

    Bris

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ended up going here on the whim. Turned out great! My friend & I tried a variety of cocktails. We liked all of them except for one. Prawns & fish tacos were delicious. Jerk chicken was on the sweeter side vs spicy so that was a miss for me. Servers & host were friendly n helpful. Ambiance is what made it for us. Very cute. Restaurant seemed cleaned & bar was well kept. Looking forward to coming back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We got seated right away, 20 minutes had passed and I saw two tables who got seated right after us that got service right away. I had to go ask the hostess after 20 minutes if we could get some help. We ordered right away, food took forever to come out. Our food was cold by the time we even got it. Not a single person came to check up on us the entire time we were there. We saw that the servers were engaging with the other tables, checking up on them, refilling their water. We didn’t get any of that. We had to flag a server down to close us out (who wasn’t even our server to begin with) Majority of the people were Caucasian, we were the only brown people that were put in a corner with no service. The food was ok, could have been better if it wasn’t cold. We also had our 1 year old daughter with us ( who had to wait almost 45 mins to eat)
  27. SK

    SethK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don’t come here for any special events the service is non existent and they didn’t do any of the accommodations I called and asked for in advance.
  28. JZ

    JayZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food, drinks, and ambience were good. Service was bad. We were seated inside. No one came to check on us for over an hour after we got our food and drinks. Or water glasses stayed empty, no refills were offered. We had to flag down a server from outside the restaurant to get some service.
  29. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I had high hopes for this restaurant considering its great reviews on Yelp and OpenTable. However, I had reserved a table here for a birthday and the experience couldn’t have been worse. We opted to sit at the first table which happened to be outside. That was a mistake since it was cold and they put us in a place that was pretty open without any shielding from the wind. Additionally, the restaurant had about 4 heaters distributed for all of the outside heating, which barely produced enough heat for 4 tables. Also, the kitchen was quite backed up which led my party to get our food at 30 minute intervals. By the time some of us got our food, other people have already finished. They tried to salvage their bad service by offering us free drinks; however, nothing could have saved them. In addition, we had to ask the staff to get us some condiments not once, twice or even three times but four times. The staff were very forgetful and we were always begging people to come help us. I don’t think the quality of the food is enough to cover the bad service that we experienced.
  30. k

    kyu14

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great vibe. Food was good too! Love the place
  31. G

    Goatcheeseenthusiast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Such a fun atmosphere! We were late to our reservation and the hostess was still able to accommodate us and seat us in our preferred spot. The food and drinks where presented beautifully and tasted just as good. Definitely want to go back.
  32. R

    Ruby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. Enjoyed our time here. Brunch has many vegetarian friendly options.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geweldig! Heerlijk eten, ongedwongen sfeer. De bediening was geweldig. Ik weet niet meer wat haar naam wS maar ze heeft onze avond geweldig gemaakt. Heel blij met de merch en we gaan het hier zeker aanraden!!!
  34. OH

    OliviaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for my birthday dinner with all my friends !! such good food and so so much fun
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Yummy drinks. The shrimp tacos were average.
  36. KH

    KimH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food overall was good. The service was a bit slow, but professional.
  37. JB

    JenB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place…great for a chill brunch.
  38. AK

    AnneK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  39. p

    pcarmel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The service is terrible and the drinks very weak. Cute interior and the food is decent.
  40. NQ

    NicoleQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's day in the parklet was a blast! The staff and food was exceptional!

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 4.5 stars by 481 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Palm House

2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Buchanan

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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

    Esteban Gallardo

  • Additional

    Banquet, 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: (844) 221-4264

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