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The Vault Garden, San Francisco, CA

The Vault Garden

4.5
4.5
570 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

Hi Neighbor!

Our stunning and safe outdoor dining area is open.

Enjoy our new weather protected setup. We have weather proofed our Garden without compromising our fresh outdoor air circulation.

We provide a rain resistant, temperature controlled, outdoor dining room for all of our guests. We have blankets available should you be chilly.

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Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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 45. All city and social distancing guidelines must be followed. All events will be customized on a case by case basis.

  • 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 StreetCable 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

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What 570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. l

    lawyerjohn

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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.

  2. 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

  3. S

    Springbok

    Switzerland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Business lunch

  4. K

    Khl89

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice restaurant with a good vibe. Limited menu but I enjoyed the salmon and lobster Mac and cheese.

  5. d

    davidc

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal and tasty cocktails. Had a very enjoyable evening

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing restaurant!! The set up is very cozy. I love all the heat lamps! Amazing service and delicious food!! Everything was great.

  7. SF

    SFLA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good cocktails, excellent salmon, beautiful surroundings.

  8. MA

    MarcusA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, good service and a very nice setting.

  9. JB

    JulioB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great, especially the staff. They were very helpful and willing to make us to feel comfortable and happy even though was a very windy day

  10. JB

    JessieB

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish was delicious, great wine/cocktail selection, lovely ambience! Special shout-out to our excellent server, Adriana!

  11. CN

    CaroleN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service staff were attentive and friendly. We love the outdoor garden setting. A fantastic use of outdoor lobby space in san Francisco.

  12. A

    Awong

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food quality not the same as before. Outdoor environment is good.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great experience! Fun cocktails!

  14. J

    Jason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone in our party enjoyed their evening. Thank you.

  15. t

    trickyboy

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything as usual was phenomenal. Our waiter was great putting up with our party of five.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Easter Sunday prefix 3 courses. All delicious but the starters should be spaced out a bit instead of being brought all at the same time or at least the rolls first.

  17. CE

    ChrisEl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Easter Brunch prix fixe menu was delicious and bottomless mimosas didn’t disappoint. I would come here again for another special event set menu.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Easter Brunch was good and overall had a good time, although it got a little chilly. Imagine our surprise when we got our check and there was a charge for propane! It seemed absurd for a totally outdoor restaurant to charge for heat. It’s 2% of the tab and not a huge amount, but it seemed petty for a higher end restaurant to assess a fee for propane.

  19. LH

    LelanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food presented well and most importantly delicious!

  20. CR

    CherylR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found the food and service was outstanding. Wish it had been a little bit warmer, but enjoyed my experience at The Vault Garden and will come back again.

  21. B

    Bayute

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    Poor value. Fish and chips was all french fries with only one average size piece of fish.

  22. M

    Mikaela

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I went with a colleague for restaurant week and got the carrot ginger soup and pea risotto. The soup was a tiny bit salty and I would have preferred a stronger ginger flavor, however the risotto was absolutely delicious! The preserved lemon gave it a great tang and the texture was so creamy. The mushrooms added a meatiness that made it a very satisfying meal. Would definitely recommend! And the garden itself was a lovely little oasis during a typically bustling FiDi lunch hour.

  23. i

    ingridstef

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    soup was salty; burger was dry; seated at side area - no view , not a nice area like the front

  24. A

    Aileen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    I’d like to thank the Vault Garden for accommodating my friends for my birthday dinner. It’s the first time I’ve celebrated my birthday. It was incredibly fun and much thanks to the manager for his generosity in the corkage fee for my gifted champagne. I’m also thankful for the waitstaff and bartender for their quick service and patience. I’ve enjoyed my time there and the ambience was truly the best.

  25. c

    chasse

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food. Staff was not very helpful, we had to wave frantically to get the missing sauce from one dish and to get our check. Staff was having a nice chat with other staff that we apparently rudely interrupted.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Felt very rushed by the servers.

  27. AC

    AlysiaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The decor was nice. The service was mediocre, for example waiter didn't know if they could substitute basic stuff on the menu. They also did not provide a heat lamp, only blankets and pocket warmers, which is kind of ridiculous. Some menu items were misleading like the crab legs, or bland, like the Mac and cheese, as well

  28. EC

    ErinCJ

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice servers, good food & pleasant ambiance. We enjoyed our meal!

  29. k

    kukunia

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Service excellent, food - I had higher expectations from this restaurant.

  30. S

    Snorlax

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We enjoyed a birthday lunch celebration at The Vault Garden. It would be awesome to see more vegetarian-friendly meals.

  31. B

    Bradster

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, food and service. So much better eating outside in the tent.

  32. CT

    CTLF

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Ordered the oysters, shishito peppers, truffle macaroni, and steak frites. Friend had the potato leek soup, and chicken cassoulet. Shishitos we’re supposed to be charred they weren’t. Could’ve used a little more salt on shishitos and macaroni. All other dishes were delicious. Ordered the Lafayette cocktail and it didn’t disappoint. I will be back.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Espectacular food! Flavors, color and beautiful presentation in every plate.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice brunch! Tasty food and good service.

  35. D

    Demonie

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The wait staff and manager were so nice but we had to wait a lot for various things like our wine with dinner. The food comes from the indoor restaurant so it was lukewarm every time. But at least tasted. The beignets are great and the manager gave them to us due to the various wait times. I liked the outdoor setting

  36. t

    trickyboy

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great night.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were spectacular! The service was awesome. The only gripe I would have would be that our “outdoor seating” didn’t feel like outdoors. There was no airflow, and the space was entirely covered except for the entrance at least 50 or 60 feet from where we were seated. Those looking for an outdoor dining experience for COVID safety should not consider this outdoor dining.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Did the Valentine’s Day experience, it was poorly planned and managed. Every party that had a reservation had to wait an additional 30 minutes past their reservation time before they could be seated. Waiter only came once to take our order and one more time to refill more water. Took about 30 minutes for bread and appetizer to come out and nearly 50 minutes for the entree. The food was fixed at $85 per person which was definitely not worth the value. Arrived at the restaurant at 8:30pm and didn’t leave till 11pm. They share a kitchen with their vault steak house which probably explains the long wait times for food.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Firstly, I tried to call the restaurant to make a change for my reservation but was unable to get a hold of anyone. When we arrived we were told that everything was running behind; mind you our reservation was at 7:30pm. We were not seated until 8:15pm. We finished dinner at 10:30pm mainly due to the slow service. It took a minimum of 20 minutes per wait after each meal. At the end, I was surprised to be billed for propane that was never brought to my attention prior to being seated.

  40. C

    Chick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The restaurant was 40 minutes late seating us for Valentine's Day. It was particularly cold that evening and since the restaurant is outside, it made for a very uncomfortable wait period. The pre fixe menu was good for the value but the add-on items were quite overpriced. My husband ordered the lobster and he was not impressed. The first course was tasty and very pretty and my halibut for the second course was very good. The bread was also amazing. Unfortunately, dessert was just eh. The staff overall were noticeably friendly and our waitress was attentive and sweet. That always helps to make the experience enjoyable. Overall it was enjoyable, but does not rise to outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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 4.5 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 17 times today
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–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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 StreetCable 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 45. All city and social distancing guidelines must be followed. All events will be customized on a case by case basis.

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