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The Vault Garden, San Francisco, CA

The Vault Garden

4.4
4.4
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Hi Neighbor!

Enjoy our tented outdoor dining room located on the Plaza Level of the 555 California St. Building.

The Vault Garden offers an all day menu highlighting American cuisine. The Garden also offers a spacious and comfortable lounge and bar that is available for walk-ins.

We provide a rain resistant, temperature controlled outdoor dining room for all of our guests. Blankets are available upon request should you be chilly.


Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 508-4675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Cerizo

  • Private party facilities

    The Vault offers socially distance secluded spaces for groups up to 100. For more information, email event@thevault555.com

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Kearny

  • Parking details

    555 California Street has a dedicated parking garage beneath the restaurant. The entrance is off of Pine Street, and parking is available 24 hours a day. Parking is only $5 when you enter after 5pm weekdays or all day on weekends. Validation required.

  • Public transit

    F Muni Bus: Kearny Street & California Street. Cable Car: California Street & Montgomery Street. BART: Montgomery Street Station, located at 598 Market Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at The Vault Garden

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Let cupid's arrow fly and come to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone here, at The Vault Garden. Enjoy a three-course tasting menu promised to make all feel warm and bubbly inside. Reservations are limited so book your table now! THREE COURSE PRE-FIXE MENU $85.00 Amuse Course: MARINATED SHRIMP ROLL Appetizer Course - Choice of: YELLOWFIN TUNA CARPACCIO or GREEN GARLIC & LEEK SOUP or CAESAR SALAD Entree Course - Choice of: ROASTED ALASKAN HALIBUT or GRILLED RIBEYE or MAINE LOBSTER AGNOLOTTI Dessert: DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE with Passion Fruit & Coconut Cream

Popular dishes

What 608 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. N

    Nick

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor venue and excellent food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Covered outdoor with heaters. Nice Xmas decoration. Good food and service.
  3. SP

    SP108

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Vault Garden was a little hard to find but lovely once you do. The atmosphere is dream like, the food amazing... but be sure they seat you at a table that allows you to enjoy the whole mind blowing ambiance. Unfortunately, where I was seated, the amazing decor was behind me. Be sure to request better seating if this occurs. And get a photo of you in the fantastically decorated space. All I got was a photo with a dingy curtain as the backtop. My bad? I need to put some responsibility on the staff (host & servers) who may not always remember guests come for the full ambient experience. This is my souvenir photo of a $340 meal for two on Christmas Eve.
  4. CJ

    ChristinJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We left, server gave us water, said he’ll be back…but never did! He never came back to get our orders. But he was attentive to the other tables, at one point checked on table right next to us, I have him a look that we’re still waiting and he didn’t care. Nevertheless we didn’t get to try their food and drinks, just their tap water. Very poor service. 37 minutes waiting for the waiter to get our orders. That was a bad experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Dining is outdoors under a tent. There are heat lamps but the restaurant is in a terrible wind tunnel between tall buildings in the financial district. It was freezing and there weren’t nearly enough heat lamps.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very happy to pick vault garden for are special day everything amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 15min late to our reservation. They were kind and seated us immediately. Servers were all attentive and gave great recommendations. The place looked and felt festive, which I love!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Very hard to get a reservation even tho it wasn’t busy! Food was average with 5 star pricing drinks were good! Staff were friendly cute for cocktails
  9. G

    Guido

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere are outstanding. Great drinks too. The food, on the other hand, is just average. I never mind paying higher prices for excellent food, but this restaurant falls short for excellence. The waiter was awesome and of course, it is not his fault. Going for drinks and perhaps an appetizer would be good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    When I booked online for a 1:45 there was no mention of deadline by which we had to be out. I just happened to call to confirm and was told we had to be out by 4pm due to a buyout of the whole venue. I agreed to abide by the deadline but when we arrived we were told numerous times we had to be done by 3:30. I was hosting a year end appreciation event for my colleagues in the building and the staff graciously accommodated as our party grew from 4 to 11 at one point. But I’ve never felt so unwanted at a restaurant especially when spending so much money. It was very awkward for me as time went on and I’m trying to show gratitude for so many of my partners while the staff were neglecting my guests and so focused on prepping for the 4pm event and very blatantly telling us we all had to be gone by the numerously mentioned deadline. Maybe don’t take reservations within a 3 hour window if it’s going to create such a panicked environment for the staff and non-VIP patrons. If it wasn’t for this conflict of schedules our experience would’ve been top notch.
  11. S

    Steph

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Absolutely love the Christmas ambiance, but the food is overpriced for what you get.
  12. LM

    LieslM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nicely done with the outdoor experience. You may consider providing lap blankets. The wind would really kick up and over power the outdoor heaters…
  13. RD

    RosemarieD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely fantastic. The ambience and the decorations were beyond our expectations the food was great and the holiday drinks in their different decorative. Mugs were fantastic..
  14. D

    Diner12042021

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Made our anniversary special🥂 Thank you! Food and service were excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff accommodated our puppy so a great evening for all of us
  16. VS

    VickiS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb. We shared the Shishito Peppers and the Stuff Mushrooms. The peppers were blistered to perfection and the mushroom were very favorable. I ordered the Risotto. The Risotto was very creamy and simply delicious. I would order it again. It was topped with a variety of mushrooms which were all perfectly cooked. Our server, Issac was fabulous. He provided excellent and prompt service as well as answered all our questions with an in depth knowledge of the menu items.
  17. OG

    OmarG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great dinner with great service. The food was amazing and there staff was outstanding!! Will be going back some time soon.
  18. c

    charlee

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Overpriced and out of Salmon @ $38, substituted with $50 halibut (which was tasty and in a nice sauce...disappointing burger... not worth trying
  19. EM

    EMBB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really like this place. They have rock music playing in the background which I really like. The service was great, the outdoor seating is excellent, cozy and safe still during these ongoing Covid times. Food was very good as well.
  20. LL

    LynnanneL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were exceptional. I was a little worried when I realized the kitchen was so far away, but everything arrived timely and at the perfect temperature.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience3
    The service staff (waiters), both men and women, are absolutely indifferent to customers, they all fuss, run around and forget to provide quality service. No courtesy. They brought food and ran away. I asked the waiter for black beer, and instead of answering what it was, he replied that you look at the menu, everything is there. Look and see for yourself. I ordered a beer and they brought half a glass of foam. I don’t even say anything, because I understand that everyone absolutely doesn’t care. I ordered risotto, but it turned out that there was very little rice, but there was a lot of mushrooms. Disgusting.
  22. SL

    SteveL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The food is average and very expensive
  23. KW

    KatieW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have been to the Vault Garden in the past and it was AMAZING. We brought our family telling them how amazing it was, and unfortunately missed the mark big time. This last visit the food was overpriced (I know this is the day we live in) but the food was sub par to say the least to pay this kind of money. I do not think I will return.
  24. AB

    AiBo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dinner! Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Salmon was really delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    we were 5 people to celebrate a birthday. one of the main meals didn't arrive until the other 4 in our party had nearly finished. There was CLEARLY a problem. 3 steaks were ordered, only two arrived. The staff said nothing, acted as if everything was "normal." We understand mistakes are made sometimes, but not acknowledging it even when i finally mentioned that it was a problem to have one diner sitting there for nearly the entire meal without their entree was very wrong. We spent a lot of money at your restaurant- cocktails, wine, appetizers, steaks, dessert - it would have st least been advisable to comp us a dessert or at least apologize! We will not return - did not leave a good impression.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was lacking in flavor. All items were very mediocre. Nothing memorable. We were seated up against a pillar, did not get to enjoy the greenery heavily depicted in the photos of the place. I mentioned my friend’s birthday in my reservation. Most places usually include a small complimentary dessert. She was given a notecard. Very lackluster experience. Would not dine again. Service was ok.
  27. T

    Thinlizzy73

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food was good, not great. I ordered the fish and chips. There could have been a bit more fish and less breading. Was a bit annoyed when I asked for a few extra toast points or crackers for the crockery of melted cheese we had ordered, I was told “We don’t do that. But you can order bread.” Really? A mound of fries with fish that went untouched and you cannot serve a proper amount of toast points with the cheese? Ambiance was nice and the service was average.
  28. HT

    HenryT

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The caviar appetizer option is fantastic. Very unique using delicious waffles in lieu of blinis. Really makes for a more hearty bite but just as tasty. The service was great and attentive as you should expect from The Vault. My only complaint was the risotto, which was an interesting take. The flavor was good although too much like a stroganoff with the sour cream. Also, my portion was half soup/liquid so I may have only had 4-5 bites of actual risotto rice. I may have received what was left in the pot.
  29. F

    Foodie6519

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love The Vault Garden and look forward to eating there again. I love the ambiance. It is a little pricey, but so are a lot of restaurants throughout San Francisco.
  30. RL

    RacoonLoosed

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    high quality service, attentive waiter, good foods
  31. PA

    PAfoodie627

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved The Vault Garden and everything about it. Excellent food , wine, service, ambiance and unique outdoor setting. Easy parking in the dedicated garage and $5 with validation made everything really easy for downtown SF parking. Will recommend to other friends.
  32. DS

    DuckieSF

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    $27 for 1/2 dozen oysters? $32 for a TINY serving of Cioppino 2% Propane charge? seriously. Yeah - not going back.
  33. RT

    RoadTrip

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely garden environment with pub grub - know if you are booking the pub or steakhouse
  34. P

    Partyof11

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Labor shortage impacting restaurants getting good help and service. Rolling eyes and attitude from the waitress and hostess on separate occasions. Replacement waiter was excellent though. Although we work at 555, probably will look elsewhere for lunch.
  35. RH

    RosarioH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dinner and experience. I will definitely come back. Thanks again!
  36. JJ

    JJJJ

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first lunch at the Vault Garden. It was a terrific idea, to turn part of the BofA building outdoor space, into a lovely tented restaurant. Food was great, service was great, absolutley no complaints! Really great for a business lunch.
  37. PS

    PaulaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting is pleasant, the food was delicious, and the staff made our visit even better than that. What a pleasant surprise to start off a weekend trip to San Francisco!
  38. l

    lawyerjohn

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a year of walking by and wishing we had made a reservation here, we finally did it! And wow, are we ever glad. We had lunch with some friends, and it was so spectacular that we cancelled our dinner reservations (at another restaurant) and returned here for dinner. Note: the main restaurant is inside the building, and it's open only for dinner; the "garden" is the lunch spot, and it's outside. Quiet but not stuffy. Waitstaff is excellent. Every server is attentive and friendly. Am I allowed to do a shout out here? If so, kudos to Issac for being a ten-out-of-ten server. Really made us feel like we were the only table in the restaurant! Wine list is excellent, and I could easily get lost going down a rabbit hole here. I guess we kinda did since we ended up with a handful of bottles. Bubbles, bubbles everywhere. Whomever is in charge of curating this list did a great job. it's not 25,000 bottles, but the ones they did select are a smattering of good choices from throughout the world. In the bubbles category, they have items from Old World, New World, and some stuff in between that you don't often find on lists. Did someone say cremant?? As many have noted, the burger is good. I think the steak is truly where the Vault shines. Filet for lunch. Wagyu tenderloin for dinner. (And a workout in between haha). Both were rare, and congratulations to the kitchen, as they pulled off what so many spots can't seem to pull off - a nice char on the outside, barely done on the inside, salt and pepper, no sauce, simple. Perfect. It's not often that I feel a meal is perfect. This is one of those rare moments. Run, don't walk. Add in some well-aged Left Bank wine, and you too will wondering when you might be able to return to The Vault.
  39. LS

    LostinSanFran

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The place was falsely advertised as a brunch spot, when in fact there is no brunch. It's attached to a weird financial building and the service was pretty mediocre. The food was overpriced, and again, not what we made a reservation for
  40. S

    Springbok

    Switzerland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Business lunch

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Vault Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Vault Garden

555 California St Ste E, San Francisco, CA 94104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kearny

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    555 California Street has a dedicated parking garage beneath the restaurant. The entrance is off of Pine Street, and parking is available 24 hours a day. Parking is only $5 when you enter after 5pm weekdays or all day on weekends. Validation required.

  • Public transit

    F Muni Bus: Kearny Street & California Street. Cable Car: California Street & Montgomery Street. BART: Montgomery Street Station, located at 598 Market Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Cerizo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 508-4675

  • Private party facilities

    The Vault offers socially distance secluded spaces for groups up to 100. For more information, email event@thevault555.com

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