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About Palm House

Housed in the original 1854 farm house where Cow Hollow derives its name behind the second oldest palm tree in San Francisco, Palm House evokes a bygone era combining Caribbean colors, lush vegetation and colonial refinement in a completely unique setting.

The team at Palm House invite you to escape the worries of the day and to celebrate Island Culture with thirst quenching, sultry libations, and a “Tropics” - inspired menu influenced by the “Spice Trail” cuisines of Cuba, Brazil, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the British West Indies. Relax, restore, and partake in our unique vision merging the historic San Francisco’s Cow Hollow with a unique spirit through bold flavors, nurturing food, quixotic drinks, and humble service. The old adage, “It’s happy hour somewhere” is our mantra, and these timeless words never sounded so good.

2032 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian

Hours of Operation:


Mondays: Closed (except holidays)

Lunch: T-F 11:30am-5:00pm

Dinner: T-W 5:00pm-11:00pm

Dinner: Th 5:00pm-12am

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-2am

Dinner: Su 5:00pm-10:00pm

Brunch: Sa-Su 10:30am-3:30pm

Happy Hour: T-F 4:30pm-6:30pm

Cross Street:
Buchanan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 400-4355

Website:
http://www.palmhousesf.com/

Catering:
http://www.palmhousesf.com/assets/palmhousecatering_update_1.12_2.pdf

Parking Details:
Street parking available.

Public Transit:
45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.

Executive Chef:
Brenen Bonetti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
kyla@palmhousesf.com

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Private Dining

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 in our Captain's Room to a 240 guest holiday party, we have space for all your events.

Palm House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Hadn’t been to palm house in awhile due to poor service primarily but decided to give it another try. Service greatly improved and happy hour a good value. Loved the smashed avocado and good fries.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome venue with fun atmosphere. Super friendly staff and affordable, delicious food. Great for a large party!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was perfect!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was super loud and you couldn't hear everyone talkinh

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very disappointing experience for us. We had a reservation that was not honored or checked off in the Open Table system when we arrived. Had to wait another 30 minutes to sit down. Food and service was ok. The focus seemed to be on the drinkers in the restaurant which the bar is near the host area and was chaotic.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our fourth dinner at the restaurant and as usual the food was good and service was attentive but not intrusive. Our reservation was in the middle of the week, so we had no problem getting a table on the patio, where it can be noisy/loud. I would suggest sitting inside if you require quiet.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, People Watching
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

No Jerk chicken! Disappointed as one of the main reasons I booked a table 😕

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great cocktails and delicious brunch menu. Loud and busy so be prepared to wait, but definitely worth it

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was more than amazing. The overall experience was amazing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We came to Palm House to have a frozen cocktail but they were sold out :( The smashed avocado was delicious! Our entrees were good but nothing to brag about.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The service was terrible. They forgot a lot of the food we ordered. Any self-respecting establishment would have given us a discount. I had high hopes going into this place despite bad reviews but was very disappointed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great spot for an easy brunch

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Nice food and drinks with nice ambiance. the small plates were very good. their house made sauces were really good. Large plates were shareable.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Really cute spot. Tasty food, particularly the heirloom salad and brisket taco. Large portion is a bar, so a loud Saturday night is to be expected. Would not recommend to bring children at this time- felt bad for the family trying to get a table among the throngs of bar-goers. But overall, good experience. Will be returning!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I had lunch with eight others. All fo us were pleased with the food, and I was the most pleased of all, with my order of chicken and biscuits Caribbean style. The waiter was congenial and informative ... and prompt! I was proud of myself for choosing such a fine place for a group of friends ... I was ready to give it five stars... but then Union Street intruded in the form of a quartet of very loud howlers, celebrating themselves. The noise level exploded. I realized that we'd come during a momentary lull in the clamor. I despise LOUD restaurants, LOUD people in LOUD restaurants, and restaurants that set their decor to cultivate what this very page labels as "energetic" noise. I probably won't give Palm House a second chance. LOUD ambience is painful ambience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Little taste of Jamaica
Quiet bc Tuesday night but great service, and the jerked chicken and Red Stripe helped beat the summer fog

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 (London)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food was great, but service was moody and not attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I previously had only been here once for brunch which was delicious. Dinner didn't disappoint. Highly recommend the gumbo starter, Brussels sprouts and the brisket taco!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food wasnt as good as it normally is, but overall a great place for brunch! They need a few more egg options but the food is pretty good. Drinks list is the best!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was excellent but the menu was limited - more for small plates than dinner. Very loud, lots of activity. Parking garage across the street is very convenient.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I've been wanting to try this place ever since it opened, and a group of us tried it on a recent Sunday evening, our group consensus was just okay, drinks okay, food okay, service okay, I have put no For recommending this place because there is not a maybe option, someone else may have a great experience, but we'll not be back.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Went here recently for the first time in about two years (had really loved it before) and was pretty disappointed. They have changed the menu, and the food doesn't quite hit the mark anymore. We asked for more chips for our guac and they told us they'd have to charge us $2 for a refill... of about 10 chips. It was raucous and noisy and even though we made a reservation we had to wait for our table and were told we couldn't get a table outside. Not worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Even though I had noted we were there for a birthday, no mention was made of it. And worse part was, the server brought us our check before we asked for it - didn't even ask if we wanted desert or another drink. And no one was waiting for our table. Not the best service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Best restaurant in the marina

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our group of 8 came here for a lunchtime celebration following my daughter's graduation from University of San Francisco. The place was fun and lively ---- good music and ambiance.

More than the atmosphere, our service was phenomenal. Our server, Jacob, was great! We ordered a Fish Bowl and it arrived earlier than the guest of honor. Staff quickly took it back to the bar and removed the ice so it wouldn't be watered down.

The food was great! And the price, so reasonable.

When management learned it was my daughter's graduation, she was given a gift card for a future visit.

Thanks Palm House for the amazing service and start to a wonderful weekend celebration.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our second back was better than our first trip, Waitress was friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Love this space! Made a last minute reservation and they seated me in the patio area since they knew I was bringing my dog. Service was amazing an the cocktails were also really nice. Everyone enjoyed their orders. Great place to go to on a nice, sunny day since they have an indoor/outdoor theme.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Restaurant has been consistent in the past...not so much this evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Had a fab time at the Palm House! We reserved 2 tables - one for me and my husband, and the other for our daughter and her date for her Senior Ball (which they were headed to right after dinner). When we made our reservations, I asked that the tables be distant from each other so that she and her date would have privacy, and the Palm House came through:) The food was fantastic - portion sizes were perfect for completing in one sitting, not too large, and not too small. I had the jerk chicken plate which was simply amazing, and my husband had the Thai plate with fish, and he loved it as well. Our daughter had the gumbo which she liked, but she didn't like her own meal as much as she and her boyfriend both loved his - he ordered the ribs and mac & cheese. I suspect that she might not have known what to expect with the gumbo, so it might be that people who love gumbo would have been thrilled with Palm House gumbo;) And what was really special is that the staff gave my daughter and her date leis, which was a surprise, and very sweet. The pricing is really reasonable, and parking was available in a garage right near the restaurant! Highly recommended, and we will definitely be back:)

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in the city. Great food, great people and a great vibe. Can't go wrong!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Palm House is a fun environment and everyone that works there is always super friendly! The food is amazing and they have good drinks too, the fish bowls are fun for a large group and they have a really good brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We waited at our table for over 25 min without getting even water. So we left. Kind of sad, I had heard good things.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food was amazing but service was lacking. She never checked on us we had to stop a busser to get the drink menu and order additional food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was delicious, but the kitchen was already out of the first three things we wanted to order and it was an early reservation! Nice atmosphere but the game being televised in the bar resulted in more crowd noise than anticipated.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

First time having brunch here, didnt think the menu was anything special but lunch is great! I would skip brunch and go for lunch, the smashed avocado and ceviche are great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Huevos Rancheros are out of this world. Caribbean Iced Coffee was also phenomenal. Puerto Rican Smashed Avocado a great starter. So delicious overall

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a fantastic brunch; coconut mint cold brew coffee cocktails, Tahitian vanilla waffles with caramelized bananas and rum maple and burnt orange butter, mango fried chicken sandwich on Hawaiian sweet bread with juniper berry slaw, and pineapple sugar cane glazed bacon — holy sh**.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Drinks took 40 minutes, food also took very long. Food came out over the course of 10 minutes, so we sat and waited until everyone received their order. Odd experience overall

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Good food and fun punch bowls.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food is consistently delicious! There was a mixup with one of our dishes and the manager took care of it right away!
Great service - we will DEFINITELY be dining there again :)

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