The Vault Garden
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had a very nice brunch on the last day before SIP restriction. The meal was delicious, the wait staff very friendly and helpful. Safety protocol in place and followed. We will go back again one day.
So beautiful.....what a great way to enjoy eating out.
I had high hopes for the Vault Garden having seen how beautifully they decorated the space for the holidays. I was grateful that they wanted to invest into making their diners feel like they could forget about the pandemic for a while. I was surprised however that the dining room was fully enclosed, with a roof, and plastic sheets for side walls. This no longer qualifies as outdoor dining, sorry. I couldn't see much air ventilation going either. Despite the heaters provided it was also cold, especially if you sat close to the outer edge of dining area. As for service, it was fine, although they initially overcharged us for the wine pairing. We had to wait for some of the courses but it wasn't a problem. Their kitchen is a block away, so you have to order all the food at the beginning, including any desserts. This was also fine with us. We opted for one prix fixe which was a gem lettuce salad, prime rib with yorkshire pudding, potatoes and veggies, followed by a Meyer lemon tart. We also had the smoked trout appetizer, duck cassoulet and pumpkin cheesecake. The food was delicious and very filling. I was about to complain about the small size of the cheesecake for $10, but I could barely finish it.
They had an excellent playlist and we appreciate all the staff being dressed for the holidays. Unfortunately, our fellow diners let us down yet again. There were a couple of large tables next to us that were very loud and didn't wear masks at all while seated, even though they seemed to be on their phones most of the time and not eating or drinking. I didn't feel safe eating there because of this, as the walls are enclosed and there seems to be little air circulation. I realize that restaurants won't enforce the mask rules and social distancing because they need the money from their dining customers but I probably won't return exactly for that reason.
The vault was AWESOME. They got so creative with the holiday spirit and went all out. The food was phenomenal, truffle pasta special, truffle beef tartar and the caviar were a few of my tables favorites. All of the staff was fun, and so helpful. The best ambiance for honestly any occasion. Thank you again for the experience!
It was great. Celebrated anniversary. Nice table, nice decor for Christmas-great experience
Beautiful outdoor terrace with strong Covid safety precautions. Wonderful service!
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was festive and romantic!
I thought the staff was very professional and looking very holiday with the sweaters
The food my dish was disappointing and the presentation could have been better
And a 14$ BloodyMary could have been served in a taller glass
I was very disappointed with this restaurant. The food was very blend and the service was quite bad. They took a long time to serve us and bring our food and the experience overall was terrible. I would not recommend it to anyone. The food was overpriced for the portions and lacked flavor.
Birthday - they give you a bday card
The food was delicious. The staff very charming and appropriately attentive. Our table location was by the service desk so we couldn’t really enjoy the beautiful decorations, a quibble to be sure. We enjoyed our afternoon very much.
Felt super safe and both food and service were outstanding. Tables spaced out and heat lamps at every table.
It was cold and windy.
I love this everything about this place. This was my 2nd time dining here.Excellent Food, Ambiance and service👍👍👍
Service took a long time to get a drink. After we brought attention to the manager who is quickly solved
Joyous evening thanks to the excellent service, delicious food (lobster risotto), Mr Espresso ☕️ (Oakland) & festive decor within their outdoor COVID-safe temperature controlled tent helps boost ones holiday spirits during a tough time - the $5 validated secured garage parking is an added bonus!
Came here with my boyfriend for our date night. Very pleasant environment as soon as you walk in: hostess asked us to fill out contact tracing cards, heat lamps were blaring, tables were socially distanced, blankets made it cozy, and winter decor was inviting. Our waiter Sergio made excellent recommendations! We shared the bread rolls and kimchi octopus. My boyfriend ordered the miso cod. I ordered the lobster risotto worthy of Gordon Ramsey. Strongly recommend this restaurant to any in SF looking for a delicious meal and some normalcy during this crazy year.
Fun ambiance considering the covid limitations. Our server was great and the food was delicious.
Under covid circumstances it was so nice to have such engaging service—from check in to close, the entire staff was lovely. That, combined with a safe, beautiful dining space and excellent food and drink—we will be back.
Delicious food, excellent service. Happy to come back so many times since the opening day! See you next time :-)
It is always an utter delight to dine at The Vault. The people who work there makes me feel especially comfortable Nd the food is top notch. This time the Cauliflower soup was memorable and the Bronzino was fresh and lovely. A highlight in a rough time
love the outside lights, looks magic 😍 the food was fantastic. also I really like my cocktail. I had a great night. Thanks
The Vault Garden is a magical COVID escape where great food and prompt, cheerful service will make you forget the state of the world. The tent’s lighting is festive and romantic and sets an intentional carefree mood. The food was fantastic, from the crab cakes to buckwheat crepes with succulent duck and watercress. Cassoulet was perfect on a chilly, rainy evening. Wonderful cocktail and wine lists. This will be a favorite of ours for “COVID safe” dining and well beyond. Thank you, Chef Song & team!
The food is fantastic!
Service was lackluster. Waiter did not provide recommendations and would not let us order appetizers and drinks until we knew what we wanted for entrees and dessert. Server did not check up on us throughout dining experience and we had to ask for check and flag down to come take the check back.
Service was terrible. The restaurant wasn't crowded but we waited 45 minutes to get menus. Couldn't catch anyone's eye. It looked understaffed and the waitstaff was inexperienced. Very disappointing for the price.
Good ambiance and wide spacing between tables.
Covid safety precautions are in place.
Food is ok. Beignets were very good. Egg dishes seemed minimalist (scramble and benedict). Side potatoes may have been previously frozen. Thought it was expensive for brunch entrees/quantity of food.
Server was really rude
Fantastic food, tasty cocktails, beautiful setting. I'm recommending The Vault to all my friends.
A couple birthday dinner celebrations
Best outside venue in San Francisco, and away from the street. Excellent friendly service.
Wow, we haven’t eaten this well since the pandemic began. The food was really amazing, and service was excellent. A mistake was made in our order but the staff jumped to correct it quickly. I really appreciated the outdoor setting - spacious with heat lamps and music tastefully low so no need to shout to make myself heard.
Birthday celebration and the first outing for several of our party who had been COVID conscious. Good service, food and distancing
My boyfriend and I went for our one year anniversary. The friendly staff and delicious meal made for a rememberable night.
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.
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.
I LOVED THE SERVICE. One of the best restaurants I’ve ever ate at. 10/10 recommend
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.
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!
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.
I didn't think the quality of the food matched the price.
The Vault Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 328 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.