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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.
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.
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.
A great night for a date..just a Badazz place
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!
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!
Friend farewell lunch.
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!
Outside area not as charming as inside
Love this place! It is funky, the food is delicious, good wine list and the neighborhood is great.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great spot for drinks and a casual comfort food meal
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for groups