The Vault Garden

4.3
433 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.

Experiences

  • Father's Day Brunch

    $49.00 per person

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Chef Ryan Cerizo has prepared a delightful 3 course brunch with choices for you and the family to enjoy. A $25 kids menu option is available as well. Please count each child when you put in your guest count for your reservation and reach out to us for pricing adjustments. MENU... SHARED APPETIZERS FOR THE TABLE Truffled Deviled Eggs & Duck Liver Mousse - Sweet Togarashi Jam, Scallion & Smoked Salmon & Avocado Salad CHOICE OF ENTREE The Vault Burger or “Steak & Eggs” - Sunny Side-Up Eggs, Crispy Potato, Roasted Mushroom (Supp $12) or “Biscuits & Gravy”- Roasted Porcini & Truffle Gravy or Sweet Corn & Mushroom Frittata or Shrimp and Avocado Roll DESSERT FOR THE TABLE Raspberry & White Chocolate Eclair & Caramelized Honey & Peach Yogurt

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 433 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. The food was delicious. The staff was friendly and professional. The Burrata salad was to die for. All the dishes we ordered were fabulous. We will definitely be back when we’re in the City. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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vipFoodieT
London
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent value and nice outdoor dining. Very friendly but slightly understaffed.

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BluejaySF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service is slow-slow to get your drinks, slow to get the waiter's attention. The food is expensive for its mediocre quality. It is very noisy environment where it can be hard to have conversation. Also surprised to see the heat lamp charge on the bill! That was a first!
Despite the fact the lamp was dropping black tar on us while we were having dinner. Not going back!!!

MB
MirBay
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summer squash salad and double cut pork chop with Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon are amazing!

JT
JessicaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked a reservation for my husband's birthday, and upon arrival they even had a handwritten card wishing him Happy Birthday. We started with oysters, little gem caesar salad, and the baratta- which between the two of us was quite a bit, then we shared the steak and beignets for dessert. While the service was a bit slow- likely due to the kitchen being a ways away, the service was great, and we'd happily return.

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vipDiningDiva
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The risotto and little gem caesar was yummy. The beignets are a pass because they were dense. I def recommend coming back again. The onsite parking is a bit confusing because as a diner, you need to enter on Pine Street not on California Street.

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Corina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio was a great server. My risotto was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our food was a little delayed but they made up for it!

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Viking
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our birthday celebration at Vault Garden was a real disappointment. The ambiance was like sitting on a park bench out in an open field with the cold wind pouring through the plastic tent flaps. The heater ran out of gas and was not replaced despite our specific request. When we requested blankets to help against the cold, they only provided 2 blankets for 4 people, and then added a surcharge for a heating fee. The service was slow and spotty, and they did not make us feel welcome. The crab dip and ranch/dill almond appetizers were bland in flavor. The Vault burger was tasty and matched up with previous reviews, as did the scallops. Based on this experience, in combination with the exorbitant prices, we will never set foot at this restaurant again.

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vipTeleHillFoodie
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always been a fan of Hello Neighbor’s restaurants and of Vault, in particular, during the pandemic. We had dinner there last week with friends that was one of the best
meals we have had - even in the Before Times and tough to do when the kitchen is a block away. The service and timing of dinner on a busy Friday night was perfect. The flavors and presentation of all the dishes was amazing from a tasty asparagus appetizer to the scallop dish and the duck leg. Really wonderful and can’t wait to go back. Congrats team.

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EmmaMcB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were amazing and attentive. It was the first time I had dined out in SF since the pandemic began and I felt super safe and relaxed.

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vipCherylH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was 10/10 and had a great beard.

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vipFantastic
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner. Delicious food and terrific service by my waiter, Marco. I have already recommended Vault.

ND
NayelyDuran
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service. Food great. Location amazing.

MK
MichelleK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Risotto was changed that day and it was pretty good. Crab dip starter was cold and small portion. The duck was cooked amazingly and its vegetable side was a great compliment. The terrace feel is very cool and it was kept warm on a cold night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They made the best of their outdoor dining venue. The staff and food were excellent. The noise factor, blaring non-discript music really detracted from the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic, it was my wife’s bday and they had written a card for her which was a special touch. The food was good as well. A little pricey tho

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience2

$14 Cocktails in plastic cups 😩

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HaiC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful setting.
Thank you for yet another lovely time!

MC
MichaelaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday with a small group of friends. It was wonderful! Each staff member wished me happy birthday and they even brought out a little dessert and candle. All of the food and drinks were delicious. The waiter even had a few suggestions to help us choose. The space was very covid friendly and they dressed it up very nicely lights. There was also plenty of heaters, it was a cold day in the city and no one had a single complaint. Thank you all for making my day special. :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had high hopes, but ultimately I was a disappointed with my experience. I made a reservation for 2:00pm, but I wasn’t notified that the kitchen closes at 2:30. My guests and I had to rush to place our orders, and this restriction also made it hard to place any additional orders later on. I was then served horrible cold instant coffee. The food was decent, but for the price I certainly expected better. Overall, it felt like a cheap, rushed experience and I probably won’t make an effort to go back.

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PatrickA
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot in downtown SF serving THE best burger in the world! Great service. Staff went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to try a restaurant for SF Restaurant week so we made a reservation for Sunday afternoon. When we got there it was during brunch time so we didn’t actually eat the curated sfrw menu but what we ordered was fabulous! Our waiter was amazing, the perfect amount of attentive, gave us perfect advice on what we were ordering, and chatted with us about our feedback. We got the bill and it was a steal for such an amazing meal.

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vipTomcat
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every way
Especially the personal touched

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vipSsww
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very nice ambiance, nice spacious outdoor seating, but average taste, so overall i gave it a 2 star for value.

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vipdianes
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The environment is lovely and the food was enjoyable although my husband did not think his duck was prepared very well. I had fish and it was excellent. Our salads and dessert were yummy. My one complaint is that the drinks and wine are served in plastic glasses. When I asked, I was told it was because the glasses, etc had to be brought up from a lower level and they are heavy and there is breakage. This did not make a lot of sense to me. I would go back to this restaurant if they start serving drinks in real glasses.

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masibley81
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here during restaurant week with our two kids. They kitchen made a pasta dish with butter and parmesan for the kids which they adored. And my husband and I both enjoyed the 3 course pre-fixe meal. We each had a cocktail which were very good. The "glasses" were all plastic. And I pointed out some lipstick on my glass, and the waiter said the plastic was just smudged and damaged due to being put through the dishwasher. But this smudge was pink, so I was a little annoyed by that response. The 3 shareables were just ok. The main dishes were delicious, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our desserts. I would recommend due to fantastic service, kid-friendly, main dishes, and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall we had a great time and good meal at the vault. The outdoor seating was warm and cozy, with pretty lights and flowers. We started with great cocktails. We loved our appetizers: oysters, Parker house rolls, the burrada, and asparagus. Only downside was we were a little disappointed with a few entrees, which were the fish, duck, and the scallops entrees. They were just ok and some things were super bland while others were over salted. The one entree we all loved was the burger. It was probably one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Dessert and drinks were also great. Service was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best COVID precautions in SF. Great food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow. Drinks took forever to arrive. Manager/ supervisor was very rude.

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SusanC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, innovating dining space with a creative menu. A little pricy, but worth the splurge.

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cjalepeno
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and ambience and service were all okay, nothing special unfortunately- especially since I had planned the lunch as a special event

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vipworgrl
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Having had one of the best meals of my life at The Vault around Christmas of 2018, I was looking forward to getting back after getting fully vaccinated. I was disappointed for two reasons. First, the music was unnecessary and too loud. It felt like I was in a disco. Secondly, when I ordered the main course (I was there for Restaurant Week) on the Restaurant Week menu, a burger, I volunteered that I wanted it medium and was told something about the chef does it one way. I assumed, since my last meal there had been so superb, that I'd trust the chef. My burger was served luke warm and too rare for me. I assume this is not the same chef and it was a very different experience.

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RajivR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. It was our first time here and we were blown away. Will definitely return!

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1LEC1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

your food needs major improvement. Do not serve any drinks in plastic glasses. Not even water!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was just okay. Very regular. Drinks were delicious! Excellent!

HC
HaiC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I have been to the Vault on the day it had opened first, and we went back many times for excellent service, delicious food and great ambiance.
I'm not sure what happened last Wednesday but the service was ok, the food was a pass but not that great. It was the first day of their week so maybe it wasn't their best day but the crepes were burnt and cold, the kombucha served was expired and the burgers took an unusually long time to arrive. The cocktail I had tasted like there is no alcohol in it so it felt like I was paying $14 for juice with a lot of ice.
As I mentioned, we've been many times and will absolutely go back, but last Wednesday was a bit disappointing..

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Sienna
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Easter brunch was not good. Dinners are better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing brunch!

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vipAndyT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was AMAZING! Great food and service!

FAQs

The Vault Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.