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The Vestry

247 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun

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***The Chapel's restaurant, the Vestry, has gone to heaven. But do you believe in reincarnation? Get ready for an awesome new restaurant and bar coming to The Chapel this Spring – we promise to keep the good vibes coming. Until then, we'll see you at The Chapel for a show!***
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Winter hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Weekend Brunch: closed
The Chapel Bar: Thursday - Sunday 7pm - 2am (open if there is a show)
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Phone number
(415) 551-7306
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Elaine Osuna
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All catering is provided in-house by The Vestry restaurant.
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Cross street
between 18th St & 19th St
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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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Gift Card
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
What 247 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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vipDinerSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place with many good options for eating and a very complete list of beverage (alcohol and non-alcohol) choices. Had a great brunch and a nice time and looking forward to coming back when they re-open after the renovation.

vipMattrazzo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Music was deafening. We couldn't talk to each other because it was so loud. Asked the hostess if our room could be turned down and she said yes and turned it down. Only to have a surley waiter ten it back up. Then the waitress turned it down, and Mr. Grumpy cranked it back up. We then moved from indoors to outdoors and noise level was fine. Food was great. Avoid Mr. Grumpy Waiter and the center loud cave and you'll probably be ok.

Helen (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The wait staff was exceptional. I had forgotten a gift at the table and the waitress came into the Chapel to find me to return it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

A great night for a date..just a Badazz place

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious food! It's a great spot for brunch. Sitting outside is pleasant but it can get quite noisy with the brunch crowd. I would recommend sitting inside- it's equally nice and the service is slightly faster!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

I've come here for brunch multiple times and have an amazing experience every time! The staff is hilarious and so nice and attentive. I don't think there's anything I would complain about. Definitely my #1 choice for brunch in SF!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Friend farewell lunch.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

SH33 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Outside area not as charming as inside

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 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.

viptanuki (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 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.

vipCarmenC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

A great spot for drinks and a casual comfort food meal

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 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.

ZoDogZo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 6, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 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.

BriannaC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Great for groups