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The Vault Garden

4.6
294 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Introducing The Vault Garden, a fully outdoor oasis in the heart of San Francisco. Unique in San Francisco, enjoy your socially distanced dining in an outdoor garden, with full service menu and a creative craft cocktail program.

Enjoy the lush greenery, the energy and excitement of the city, and the impeccable food and drinks all in one location.

Beginning July 16th, The Vault Garden After Dark is available for your drink and lounge needs. Make a socially safe reservation for groups up to 6, and enjoy an extensive whiskey and spirit list, lounge bites, all in the tented and heated garden.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 294 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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LiaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for our one year anniversary. The friendly staff and delicious meal made for a rememberable night.

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vipMonte
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Selected this restaurant based on Open Table menu to accommodate a vegan friend. Upon arrival, the menu changed without a vegan option. Waiter/chef did nothing special to save the situation. The cocktails did not meet expectations either.

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vipTaage
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most elegant outdoor dining options available during Shelter in Place. Truly delicious offerings, cocktails, and wines in a stunning setting. The staff are always very friendly and chatty.

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vipScottB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is great and we felt very safe dining there, plenty of distance, lots of masks. The food was superb. One of the better beef Carpaccios I've had. The Lobster risotto was excellent and the miso-glazed black code with rice porridge, shitake mushrooms and grilled bok choy was sublime. Highly recommended.

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cherylc
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time back at The Vault since SF shut down in March. We felt very well taken care of, well distanced, and well sanitized. The 555 California St open-air plaza makes a lovely space, AND of course, the cocktails and food were delicious and beautiful as always. Big thanks to the staff! I’ve missed you!

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vipAngela
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, very spaced out tables, warm even though we were outside in the evening. Felt very safe, this restaurant is taking all the right precautions so we were able to relax and finally enjoy being out.

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CAnaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I didn't think the quality of the food matched the price.

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Rico
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We picked the restaurant for the location. Unfortunately, the kitchen messed up on my dish so it arrived after my fellow diners completed their dishes, so that was disappointing, and my dish was pretty greasy when it arrived as there was a small pool of oil on my plate. However, the hostess (Yaritza?) remembered us from a few months ago and she and the floor manager were really great in setting up out tables and heat lamp so we can socially distance comfortably while still feeling like we (2 couples) were dining together. Yaritza was probably the best part of the brunch. We'll probably come back because of the social distancing set up of the tables with no pedestrian traffic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining during Covid with an over hang for shelter and heating lamps for comfort. For lunch on a Saturday I found the menu limited. Many brunch & egg dishes but I like more lunch entre options.
Big perk, under building garage and validated/reduced parking. service was great.

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SauteGuy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Vault has a great space that can accommodate many diners in an outside space that is socially distanced. The ambience was great and they have enough space heaters to make it comfortable on a cool San Francisco night. They have blankets if you are still cold. The food was good but a little pricey since we were attending a restaurant week event. The menu was interesting but their normal food menu and drink menu look very approachable. Parking was easy and inexpensive for San Francisco. This is a space that will survive despite COVID.

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vipTomS
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a special pre fix dinner for start of Eat Drink SF, but a fantastic meal at the Vault Garden. Not only was the food spot on, but service super friendly, attentive without being overly so. Everything from the cocktails, appetizer to branzino entre done perfectly - seasoned, cooked and presented. Unexpected how good this was, pleasantly surprised! Made for a great evening, plus we felt safely distanced and comfortable the whole time even though outdoors on a chilly evening. Will go back for sure.

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Court
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I was incredibly disappointed by our meal at The Vault. We joined for the opening dinner for the Eat Drink SF week and the food that we received did NOT match what we paid. Had I known that's what we should have expected we never would've purchased tickets.

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BruceO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Didn't feel like a "COVID" atmosphere. The Garden is great. Warm, protected from wind. Service was great.

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great outdoor dining set up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. My date said it was just like in the movies. The music was perfect, the lighting, the tables and the setting. I just think they should have a bigger menu other than that everything great! Great service too!!!

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Sharkespeare
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only my second meal outside of our home since February, and the first time seeing a close couple of friends in over a year. This was the perfect and safest way to dip out toes into the new world of dining. We were comfortable, and also importantly...well fed.

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PeterK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went with the wife because of they had Brazino which is a favorite. The fish was over seasoned with the herbs and lemons. Not bad, but probably not worth the price. In general the food is good, but prices are high for the quality. By the glass wine pours are also smaller than average. Great ambiance, but everything else fell short of the prices.

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vipSFDiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Vault's outdoor setup is great --very spacious, heat lamps, beautifully set up. Service is attentive, although the servers don't seem informed about the food. Most of the dishes we ordered were well prepared and delicious. However, the branzino dish was a total disaster --extremely dry and bland fish, with broccolini that was old and woody. Unfortunately, the server didn't check on us until 30 minutes after we got our food, at which point his "offer" of a replacement dish was a moot point. I didn't want to ruin the flow of the meal for my dining companions earlier by hunting down our server and complaining.

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Devon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Cocktails were good, but the food is just ok, and not worth the price. We had the duck cassoulet and cod, along with the Octopus appetizer and oysters.

Ambience is nice but unforunately the food was not very remarkable and certainly not worth the price.

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ScottK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

some of the best cocktails in san francisco. a must visit for outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and surrounds were perfect, made for a great afternoon with a few friends.

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KylieM
Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok this place is badass. The food WAS AMAZING. I was actually shocked because everything I ate I was so impressed with. 50/10 would recommend this place. It's also really cool getting to sit in the middle of all of the buildings. LOVE

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vipOpenTable Diner
East Texas
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up outside during Covid. Beautiful atmosphere. Great food.

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SophiaC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The vault is a great spot in SF right in the heart of downtown. Perfect for cocktails and being surrounded by buildings that kind of makes you feel like you're in new york. Service was great, drinks were amazing, food was a little pricey but the octopus and Gnudi were very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor setting, and the burgers we ordered were very good. A nice outdoor dining option.

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vipCisleong
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were fantastic and definitely a safe place to dine with adequate social distancing.

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vipjessicaspeak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe and all of the staff was closely following COVID procedures. Lots of space between tables at the vault, and it also gives a nice intimate feeling to everything!

Brunch is delightful, the cocktail offerings are well-balanced with the right amount of booze, and the coffee is so smooth. All the dishes are exceptional, and the service was warm and attentive as it was when indoors.

I am excited to come back to the Vault again, whether for brunch or another meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday occasion and the team provided everything we’d asked for in regards to this which was great

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Dumitrita
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great, fancy and perfect for a romantic Friday night dinner!

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RichardD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The duck was the best I've had in ages, and the Black Cod was delicious

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited San Francisco for our anniversary with 2 of our dogs. I looked for a place that appeared nice, had a brunch, and dog friendly. This restaurant didn’t disappoint!! We were seated on time and at our table was a sweet card acknowledging our anniversary. There were heaters on the patio but they also offered blankets. The service was amazing and I felt like our table and space was private as we weren’t close to anyone. They even brought water for our dogs. For last minute arrangements I was very pleased with The Vault.

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SteveOch
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fantastic job of taking their service outdoors. The layout was lovely and safely distanced, but it still made us feel like we close to everyone. The outdoor scene among the skyscrapers gives a great big city vibe. Servers are incredibly knowledgeable about the preparation of the food and that made the experience great.

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MarinH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Thee experience was good, they were out of a lot on the menu and the food was cold and not too tasty!
The waiter took forever to take our food order

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MichelleN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They were covid compliant and it felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and beer for a 3 pm Saturday brunch. Service was awesome. Everything socially distanced and outside. Impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and food, my friends and I loved it!

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vipLynneC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely space and great staff. Please note that the great vegetation needs pest control. Came home with 4 mosquito bites.

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HannahO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The ambiance was great - service was friendly but somewhat absent especially for the pricepoint and the food was just soso (cod with congi was bland, ceviche was delicious but really small)

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful early dinner sitting outside near heat lamps. The food was outstanding and we appreciated the high quality of all of the dishes. GM Lucas and his staff were very warm and attentive and we felt very safe because all protocols were followed to the letter of the law. We look forward to coming back to try more of the dishes, wines and cocktails.

FAQs

The Vault Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 294 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.