Palm House

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285 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 reserve 50% of reservations for walk-in customers, so if you can't get a reservation feel free to come in!

Support Palm House during COVID-19

Complimentary specials

Taco Tuesday

Enjoy $7 margaritas, $2 corona's, tecate's and $3 Tacos all night!

Sizzle and Sangria

Enjoy $15 fajita specials and $5 glasses of Sangria every Wednesday night!

What 285 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarmelitaB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sooo loud in the bar area but at least everyone was having fun and the service was really good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and the food was amazing! I loved the vibe it was very energetic and fun!

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vipFranG
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Initially we were seated near a door to the outside that servers kept opening and closing. It was quite chilly. When we complained, they nicely found us an inside table. We made a meal out of several appetizers, all of which were very good. We even ordered seconds of the shrimp skewers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hungry on a Wednesday night and stopped in to try the restaurant. The food was good quality (a little on the expensive side) and the service was friendly. It was a late Wednesday night so it was rather quite.

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TorresT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such yummy food for restaurant week, and very vegetarian friendly with their restaurant week options. So I imagine their regular menu is pretty veggie friendly too. It was just a little loud, which is perfect for certain events. And they have an outdoor front part that would probably be less intensely noisy. Again the noise is perfect for going out with friends. It was an awesome spot with great service, and incredible food.

Wouldn't say it is super authentic caribbean food, but it is still good! Especially since Caribbean food is quite scarce in SF.

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Devidb112
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and overall food was amazing. I'm Caribbean and I felt like I was going home. The restaurant has three different sections which makes it even more unique depending on what area you're in.

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FancyPants
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sunday Brunch: would return. Pleasant servers, but pace can pick up. We got our food before our drinks arrived. Thanks Palm House staff!

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ElevatorsRUs
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious, and our server was very pleasant. Nice location on Union Street, with a larger room in back and a good-sized bar in the middle.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been here for dinner and brunch. The food is solid but not amazing. The service is good and they have a nice menu and drinks. Will go again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fajitas 10/10, perfect for two with an app!

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vipMGSP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great New Years brunch at Palm House. The manager, Linda is really great and hospitable. Will be back :)

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vipjacksonjohn
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party of four loved the food here, which seems to be a fusion of cuisines from all places where the palm tree does grow!
The ambiance needs some work. While the decor is great, with a lot of visual inspiration from the Caribbean, some of us were cold most of the evening. Half the seats were on a plush bench, with cushy pillows, while the other half consisted of cold metal chairs.
Our main complaint was the noise level. The music was blasting the whole night - with some songs repeated - which made conversation difficult at times. You would have thought there was a dance floor in the place and they were trying to spin tunes to keep the crowd pumped up. There wasn't.

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KrystlBella
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such great service, they were attentive and so friendly, they even immediately brought a water bowl out for my dog. Came out and put leis around us.
The food was delicious too - ordered the Fried Rice Stuffed Pineapple, and it was made well! A bit of a wait, but it was fairly busy and on a Saturday morning.

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vipllouis2000
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s my second time here. I love the Hawaiian ambience of this restaurant. The outdoor space is as beautiful as the indoor one. Food is good, and service great. I think it’s a happy place both for Sunday brunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our service was terrible. We waited over 30 minutes for our drinks and 45 minutes for food. The tables around us, including a four top who sat almost 30 minutes later got their food at the same time. Server never addressed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter is awesome in figuring out how to incorporate our birthday celebration even though I’d forgotten to mention it to the hostess. Fun place with a lively crowd!

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CuttyHuddy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palm house is great. Good service, consistently solid food, fun drinks, and a fun atmosphere. Perfect spot for a larger group of friends to have dinner and drinks on the weekend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute and not terribly expensive brunch! The neighborhood is super fun and lively.

GM
GuiseppiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot to bring friends, family or guests. The food is incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience2

She gave us ducks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Noise was horrific

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adom
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dan and Collin were absolutely great hosts. I brought a friend here for a birthday with a group and she had a wonderful time!

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Barbie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A very festive warm place. The staff is wonderful! The service is well done. The drinks are very well presented and good. The food is not impressive but adequate.

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Cenorris
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We loved our chipotle mango margaritas and appreciated the happy hour price point!

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FabyM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The ambiance, food, and service is delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service & Staff was exceptional & accommodating. Brunch items were unique & tastes with fresh products. String cocktails. Outside brunch dining with pet dog was very comfortable.

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MoobsMom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Came here on a Saturday night to catch up with a friend. We could barely hear each other even though we were seated away from the bar area. The place was packed with college kids, and the bathroom line (and its cleanliness) was reminiscent of my clubbing days. Food was okay, our server was nice, but I wouldn’t recommend coming here for a chill and quiet dinner. I’d consider coming back but during the day or early dinner.

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CarolineV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! They were so accommodating! 100% recommend for special dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and setting, I think our server was new as she was very slow with everything. She was super sweet but it took her 20 minutes to get 1 latte and then another 20 to close us out. Again, very sweet just new. Over all it was a great brunch with tasty food and great drinks!

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner actually started out rather worryingly, but it ended great! We gave our entree-only order to the waitress, and we literally sat for ~40 minutes waiting. The waitress was attentive though, and noticed that we were waiting a long time and gave us complimentary guac and chips. Really sweet. We appreciated this gesture because this literally never happens. Thank you for the consideration.

When the order finally came (60 minute in), however, we received the wrong plate. Service was still wonderful however, and the manager came out himself to apologize for the mishaps and comp us for our dinner. Very friendly, responsive, and the food was AMAZING. Try the Jerk Chicken plate. Its worth it.

AL
vipAmyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The place on a Saturday night is like a fraternity party. If you’re looking to have dinner, go elsewhere.

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vipkalmichael
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A "go to" once a week for sure! Been coming here since it was another restaurant and Palm House doesn't disappoint.

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vipMarisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was truly a mess for lunch service. Not sure if they were short staffed or something, but it was frankly unprofessional

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vipAnnie
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine. Service was ok. The vibe is a lot of fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and overall experience. Service was a bit slow even though it was not busy.

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vipLauraA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't go unless you don't want the be able to hear the person across from you. Food was not good. Interior space is charming but it's ruined by the noise levels and belligerently drunk people at 12pm.

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vipCassie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service the last few times have been extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Typically - not a great spot for an evening date. But we made it work:-) great atmosphere for dancing, partying

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Nothing really special. More of a place for drinks than food. Food was nothing special at all and for the price... eek.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely day in San Francisco out on the patio

FAQs

Palm House does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Palm House is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

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