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About The Vestry

The Vestry resides in the beautifully restored historic building in the heart of the Mission dining scene. The menu features seasonal contemporary Californian cuisine with influences from Mexico, Latin America, and the Mediterranean, served on dining tables handcrafted from original wood from the building. The bar features cocktails created from quality spirits and tinctures, along with a carefully chosen selection of wines by the glass and bottle.

Dining options range from sitting at the bar or intimate tables for two, to larger tables right in the mix, with private dining areas for larger parties. An outdoor patio with full sun in the daytime and warm heaters and blankets at night creates another option for dinner or weekend brunch.

Going to a show at The Chapel? Book a table for either before or after the show for a convenient, delicious dinner and drinks.

Please note: Chapel stage not visible from The Vestry.

777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Winter hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Weekend Brunch: 10am - 4pm
The Chapel Bar: Thursday - Sunday 7pm - 2am (open if there is a show)

Cross Street:
between 18th St & 19th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 551-7306

Website:
http://www.thechapelsf.com/vestry-restaurant/

Entertainment:
The Vestry restaurant's concert venue, The Chapel, is a stunningly restored historic chapel that has live music, comedy and other events. Check out The Chapel's calendar for upcoming shows.

Catering:
All catering is provided in-house by The Vestry restaurant.

Parking Details:
Aside from metered street parking (enforcement ending at 6pm), there is no parking provided onsite. There are parking garages located in the neighborhood. One is the Mission & Bartlett Garage at 90 Bartlett St. (between 21st and 22nd Streets). Another is the Hoff Street Garage at 42 Hoff (between 16th and 17th Streets).

Public Transit:
The closest BART station is 16th & Mission, approximately a 10 minute walk from The Vestry. SF Muni bus lines 14, 22, 33, 49, and the J CHURCH light rail are all within walking distance. There are also All Nighter bus routes available throughout the city and surrounding counties.

Executive Chef:
Elaine Osuna

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Vestry is honored to help you in planning and hosting your special event, from private company parties to weddings in The Chapel, our concert venue. We can accommodate 85+ guests in the dining room, another 70+ guests on the patio, 100+ guests in our large neighborhood bar, and up to 500 in The Chapel.

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The Vestry Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Fun (9)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Romantic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Friend farewell lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent on all fronts except how long it took to get our drinks. Group of 7 ordered 3 rounds and each time it took over 15 minutes to get the various drinks. We sat directly across from the bar and could see the mixer casually chatting with coworkers while we waited over 15 minutes, thrice.

Food is great, ambiance is awesome, staff is friendly!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outside area not as charming as inside

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this place! It is funky, the food is delicious, good wine list and the neighborhood is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary and really wanted to have a nice time but there were strange things that marred the visit. Our drinks were forgotten about and we had to ask for them.
The bench I sat on had a piece of sharp rusty metal that cut my calf as I stood up. The staff helped me clean up and I don't fault our waitress for it. I made sure to alert them to the sharp metal and they covered it up with a towel and tape.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service, food, and drink. We went before a concert at the Chapel, and were very happy with everything that night. We split the empanadas, then went with the Scotch eggs and Pozole. Both were interesting, flavorful, and just the right portions. We loved our server, who paced us with plenty of time before we needed to leave for the show. We will be back again.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our second recent trip to The Vestry and once again it didn't disappoint. If you are going to a show at The Chapel, this is the place to eat. Prices are very reasonable, service is good, and the cocktails are distinctive (we like the Lady Guadalupe with its extra kick of habanero!). The food is fresh and creative with some excellent small plates to serve as appetizers (the yellowtail is not to be missed) and the larger plates are all under $20. That makes this a very reasonable dinner for SF. I've had the empanadas (tasty but two don't really make a meal - I should have had two order or an extra order of yellowtail) and the pork loin: both are very tasty. My husband had the chicken sandwich and thought it was outstanding.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really bad service. Each waiter (there was a changeover) forgot our requests for water and aoili, and did nothing to help quiet down a group of extremely noisy diners right next to us. Won’t be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A great spot for drinks and a casual comfort food meal

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant, everything tasted wonderful. Food came quickly for how busy it was. Only complaint is the waitress never came to refill our water when it was empty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I both had the fried chicken dinner. The chicken was decent... I might have it again. The gravy was odd- it had some type of herb in it that definitely doesn’t belong in gravy. The big disappointment was the mashed potatoes. They had almost no flavor except a mild sweetness and were lukewarm when served, while everything else was hot. Wine and after dinner drinks were very good. Dessert (it is it) was so so.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The Vestry (the restaurant and outdoor heated dining patio at The Chapel Showroom and Lounge) is a great experience and an amazing value. We had Crudo on homemade tortillas, a chorizo encrusted scotch egg, amazing fried chicken and mashed potatoes, and a margarita key lime pie that blew us away. Everything was in season, reasonably priced, generously portioned and beautifully presented. Crafty cocktails, without being too precious and a small but perfectly curated wine list left us very happy and paired properly. Chef Elaine Osuna puts out super high-end, non fussy, approachable food in a very cozy, warm and inviting setting in a historical SF setting. I almost hate to leave this review in case it screws up my chance for a table in the future! Bon apetit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Enjoyed the outdoor patio and the fried chicken sandwich. Fries were not hot but that's a problem in a lot of places. Drinks were tasty. The low star rating is more about the awful server we had. She was slow, unpleasant and when I asked about the menu, totally flippant. 'How's the fried chicken? It's Fried.' Yuck. She's lucky she got an automatic tip from our party of eight because she deserved half of what she got. I called later to give feedback to manager and he was great to talk to. So I will give it another chance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great for groups

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good drinks? Check
Good food? Check
Great service? Check
What's not to like? The Vestry is a fun, friendly place to stop even if just for a drink - the bar staff is very personable and there are some great mixed drinks! (Our favorite is the Lady Guadalupe.) The menu changes regularly but is accurate on the website so you can plan ahead. The choices are eclectic and are currently almost like tapas with something for everyone. A nice number of choices and everything is prepared and presented nicely. I had the pork tenderloin and it was done perfectly. One guy had the empanadas and loved them and other had the fried chicken sandwich which he also liked. (Beware of the spicy sauce, though, and get it on the side! He likes it spicy, but a little of this very tasty sauce goes a long way - as our server warned us!) The wine by the glass list is short, but has a nice selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Big family dinner of 12 ~ Everyone was pleased with their order. Attentive service. They turned down the music volume upon request. Nice ambiance.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I would not recommend this place to my friends or come back. Mostly because our waitress was rude. I ordered a side of potatoes but she did not tell me that my food already came with potatoes. The host and busboys were nice and helpful though. The ambiance was nice but the food was not that great to come back. And I thought the brunch was on the pricier side for food that was just okay.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I had dinner here before a show at the chapel, so it was super convenient for me. The menu had a good amount of variety, and I like that they used local ingredients. I had the BLT and it was very yummy, the bacon cooked perfectly. I also have the chop chop salad, and it was also very tasty, perfectly dressed, fresh and yummy. I will definitely try to make dinner at the Vestry before my next show at the chapel

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had dinner before a show at The Chapel. I'm a fried chicken snob and the Vestry's fried chicken kicked azz! Wanna come back and sample the rest of the menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We were going to see Todd Rundgren at The Chapel. We had a meet and greet at 6:00 pm. The show started at 8:00 pm. We had dinner at 7:00 pm and made the show perfectly. It was a great way to pass the time versus standing in The Chapel. My wife had the fried chicken that was done to perfection. My pasta could have been a little less cooked but was great overall. Our server made sure that we got our food and bill in time for the show.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The staff was excellent. Above and beyond accomodating. Great hamburger. Good wine choices.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Bachelorette

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

BLT and fries (instead of house potato chips) was fantastic. Will return just for the BLT.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place is not great for brunch, more of a drinking joint. The hostess sat us at the loudest table and didn't even mention there was an outside eating area. It looked way more suited for brunch. Fail!!!

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 (東京)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I choose this place because i'd like to try the opentable payment. But they told us there were some machine or system trouble. Also it seems that the staff was lack of training.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Brought friends from out of town and it was outstanding! Can't wait to go back. AND the server was great in helping me find a few vegan items.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good food and location. The server was really nice and attentive. We are looking forward to going back for brunch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Unfortunately we had to wait an hour for our table which we had a reservation for.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Inventive menu that is excellently executed. Attentive and friendly staff. Great cocktails.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was a rare warm evening in SF, and I fortunately remembered that The. Vestry has a lovely patio and great cocktails. We were out early so we're easily able to get a reservation the day of... Even though the cocktail menu was tempting, 3 of the 4 of us ordered aperol spritzes, perfect for summer evenings. One person in our group is vegetarian so we stuck to veg, with plenty to choose from on the menu, and share. Delicious salads and flatbreads! The extremely warm and friendly service contributed to a memorable get together.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We came out to the Exodus show and just missed the $1.00 Happy Hour oysters. The waitress was a doll and got the kitchten to shell up the last 17 they had; mmm delicious. Then we got the shrimp ceviche tostadoes. Again, way yummy and with Trumer beers.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The chop salad was good, albeit a bit monotonous.. as a vegetarian I had the bacon held.. it still needs something extra. Tomatoes?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Good vibe, food OK, service terrible

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Loved everything about the place and the wait staff was super friendly and helpful! Will be back for SURE!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Liked the convenience to get to the venue at the Chapel. My daughters and I had a lot of fun.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent cocktails, meh food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food lacked flavor, thought and execution.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Tables were placed out on Valencia Street that never got serviced. Showed up on time for the reservation. Waited for almost 20 minutes just to have a server come. Checked at Tacolicious for a wait, none, and left the menus at the front (with 8 people waiting and no host). I'm always a huge fan of this place but nah for a while.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was very good!
Bottomless Mimosas were awesome!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The Vestry was perfect for an evening celebration! Outdoor and indoor seating is beautiful. Our waitress, Jennifer, was super warm and accommodating. The hostess, Amy, was also wonderful! The ambiance is warm, inviting, and kind of sultry/cool. Great food, drinks, and dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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