The Vault Garden

4.6
328 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Due to California & San Francisco restrictions, The Vault Garden is temporarily closed. We will be announcing a January lineup of events shortly and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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 328 people are saying
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vipInge
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipnbere
Sacramento
79 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So beautiful.....what a great way to enjoy eating out.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
237 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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EmmaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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dscotth
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Celebrated anniversary. Nice table, nice decor for Christmas-great experience

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vipEair
Hong Kong
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor terrace with strong Covid safety precautions. Wonderful service!

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Jojo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was festive and romantic!

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EugeniaB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

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.

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IrisS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday - they give you a bday card

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vipKathy
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCubFan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt super safe and both food and service were outstanding. Tables spaced out and heat lamps at every table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was cold and windy.

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vipSamanSim
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this everything about this place. This was my 2nd time dining here.Excellent Food, Ambiance and service👍👍👍

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RiccardoB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service took a long time to get a drink. After we brought attention to the manager who is quickly solved

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJbell
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LindaB
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance considering the covid limitations. Our server was great and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. Happy to come back so many times since the opening day! See you next time :-)

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vipRobinG
Sacramento
62 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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yazmin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love the outside lights, looks magic 😍 the food was fantastic. also I really like my cocktail. I had a great night. Thanks

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SarahG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

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TimeToDine
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Server was really rude

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Yaz94109
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, tasty cocktails, beautiful setting. I'm recommending The Vault to all my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A couple birthday dinner celebrations

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vipTomF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outside venue in San Francisco, and away from the street. Excellent friendly service.

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LauraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPops
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and the first outing for several of our party who had been COVID conscious. Good service, food and distancing

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LiaB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I LOVED THE SERVICE. One of the best restaurants I’ve ever ate at. 10/10 recommend

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vipScottB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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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vipAngie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

FAQs

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.