The Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
31 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top Tags:

Live Sports
Fun
The Turf Club is perched on the top level of the grandstand and offers an elegant, yet casual, dining experience for you and your guests. Reserve your own table and enjoy the panoramic views of the track and the San Francisco Bay. Turf Club admission is $12 on weekdays ($15 Saturday/Sunday/Holidays).
What 31 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
GV
GlendaV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was very good, what we ordered was good, but the previous time what we ordered was much better tasting..the calamaris, the crab salad and clam chowder.
We had a lovely day at the races and the seating was perfect. We will be doing this again soon and will use OpenTable for reservations, well done.

R
Rolita
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I would tell someone interested in visiting The Turf Club that the views are AMAZING!!! The food was not good. We sent things back and weren't really satisfied with the replacements. The drinks were great but not worth paying for valet and the additional $15 entrance fee. I would definitely recommend visiting the track for $1 days or maybe some other promotional day! When we ventured to the lower levels (where EVERYBODY seemed to be) it was music playing and the people were friendly and plentiful. Our hostess (Cat) at The Turf Club made sure that we had what we needed and when it wasn't to our satisfactory...she tried her best to accommodate. I would say try it.....but eat first or go eat downstairs! lol

VM
VioletM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so cold! Other than that, we love going there.

SH
SusanH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the turf club at Golden gate fields, where else can you have a great meal and place your bet on
a winning horse?

J
Jennifer
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, even on a busy day with a crowded restaurant. Food was excellent; improved over our last visit several years ago. Fun atmosphere!

E
Ellie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love Thoroughbred Racing, so I would eat hot dogs in the Grandstand. However, the Turf Club has moderately priced food and low price drinks as well. For the volume of covers they do, the food is very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A swell spot to enjoy one of the greatest sports in the world. The facility itself is lovely and located in a lovely spot. No trip to Bay Area is complete without a visit!

EA
ErnestoAg
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great accommodations. We came in early, so we got a nice table with a great view of the track. It’s also exciting to see the full view of the live horse racing from the post parade to the finish... We’re also able to meet nice people (horse owners) that were sitting close by our table.

It’s a nice place to spend a weekend...just bring a lot of “dough”!

KS
KarlS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at GGF & we were told to make sure that we got into the Turf Club. We had an incredible time. I'm not sure what Maria's title is, but she was amazing. She made our first experience here extremely memorable!! She was so helpful, friendly and went over & above what we expected. The wait staff & the betting window attendants were also very friendly and willing to answer all of our rookie questions we threw at them. So, we have recommended this to friends, and we will be returning with them in the future. What a great day!! Thank you Cynthia and your amazing crew, our trip to the Triple Crown was kicked off in spectacular fashion. Derby, Preakness & Belmont bound!! K Snyder

C
Connie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Turf Club. I always have fun when I go whether I win or not. The food is excellent and plentiful.

RS
RandallS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table at finish line w/ excellent service and food!

FD
FeliciaD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful family day at Golden Gate Fields! Service and staff were so friendly and helpful especially to novices making bets. I loved the staff and the beautiful horses!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to enjoy the track in a sunny day. The ambiance is what you’d expect watching horses race. The service in the Turf Club was top-notch, and the food was above average. No buffet today. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

LI
vipLILQLTR
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love this place. It's fun to come celebrate the New Year. The service was exceptional. However, the buffet really lacks pizazz. JUST NOT WORTH THE $$$$. The potatoes were instant out of the box. Veggies were overcooked. Salads were over dressed. Chicken overcooked and dry. I ordered a club sandwich after paying for the buffet and it was soaked in mayo and fries were cold. Ugh. Maybe next time.

SA
StevenA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. The food was ok. Too many loud yayhoo’s with foul language. Overall it was very pleasant. You used to be able to get away from the looser idiots in the turf club. Probably going to have to raise the price or give people the boot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Only negative about food that it was not very warm..

TL
TomL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time having good food and drinks watching the races!

MK
MandeepK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat, drink and watch horse races. Service was awesome with the mother/daughter duo of Jackie/Kat. They were totally awesome. Food is not bad for a restaurant at a race track. All in all great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fun yearly tradition.

DD
DaveD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be coming back. Once you learn how to bet the experience really begins to build. I liked the ability to see the horses before each race and discuss with my family which one we all liked the best & then bet. Very exciting event. Thank you.

JF
JanetF
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome day, the turf club is very comfortable. We will be back

KM
KristinaM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

View was great, food was not that great, wings were over cooked and prices were high! Also server was horrible...took forever and was not attentive. Tried to get my daughter to get something she didn't want....

TW
TheWiz
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What's better than a day at the Turf Club with your son? Answer: Very few things. I always order off the menu rather than partaking in the buffet. Steak was quite good and was cooked just how it was ordered. Vegetables and potatoes done just how I like them, not soggy, and crispy, respectively. My son did have the buffet and found only two of the items he sampled "lacking in quality". The rest, he said was "quite good" and the desserts "really good". This is someone who is an excellent cook and very particular about his food. I suspect most don't go to the Turf Club for the food but if a "real" meal is what you enjoy while watching the races then this is the place to be. The trick, obviously, is to pick winners so the day pays for itself and you can feel good about leaving a very large tip.

ME
MarcellaE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields is a wonderful brunch destination or afternoon getaway. Very good food and cocktails, friendly environment even for first time racegoers, unmatched views of San Francisco and the Bay. If you choose to bet, it's certainly available; or just enjoy a great brunch while watching the most beautiful of athletes - the thoroughbred race horse.

S
Sue1
Poconos
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was four of us in our party and we had a great time. The Travelzoo voucher helped a lot. Hoping there will be more.

RF
RubenF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to enjoy horse racing, it’s a shame more people don’t go to the race track anymore. On ly the choice of food needs an upgrade but everything elsa is nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a fun time at the Turf Club.

HH
HollyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

That is this is where you gamble. The view from the bathroom though is the best in the bay area.

b
bwdotts
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy the Turf Club. We usually have the buffet, the fried chicken is the best. Highly recommend it to anyone going to the races.

M
michaelM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful day at the track. A little pricey on drinks and entrance fee, but food outstanding and service perfect. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun day at the bay.

DE
DEANL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment my date and I arrived, we were treated royally! Daniel, our server, was funny, very attentive and made sure we had everything we wanted! The remaining staff was also very good in every way. The bathroom was kind of a mess, however, the atmosphere was amazing and the seats with monitors made the entire experience enjoyable. The views were spectacular and if I were to provide an overall experience rating....%100 easily! Keep up the fantastic work and thank you!

P.S. Making reservations was very easy!

FAQs

The Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields is rated 4.5 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.