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Palm House

4.5
4.5
465 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
The staycation destination of San Francisco serving tropical food and vacation drinks
Housed under the second oldest palm tree in San Francisco, Palm House invites you to experience its bold flavors, tropical eats, quixotic drinks and humble service in the spirit of the old adage, it's happy hour somewhere”.
Our menus tap the spice trail, heat and vibe of the tropics while maintaining a California point of view. Anywhere there’s a palm tree is fair sights for our culinary adventures. Our beverage program is a playful exploration of vacation inspired cocktails designed to transport you to the beach. 

We encourage reservations, but also welcome walk-up diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 749-9959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Esteban Gallardo

  • Catering

    https://www.palmhousesf.com/store/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a birthday party, corporate dinner, cocktail reception, holiday party - we are the location for you. From an intimate dinner of 12 people to a 240 guest holiday party, we have space for all your events.

  • Private party contact

    Jazlyn Hoover: (844) 221-4264

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Cross street

    Buchanan

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. SS

    SushiSalesman

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance! Highly recommend for casual or even a nicer dining experience. The outdoor space is really nice and the indoor just as good! I knew the food was really good, but the desserts, specifically the fried donuts, were amazing! Coming back soon for sure!
  2. a

    aggie107

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay- nothing special but ambience and friendly service made it an enjoyable experience. The Brussels sprouts and
  3. MN

    MaNa

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Palm House during Golden Hour (happy hour) and had a wonderful experience. The service is exceptional. The staff is professional, attentive and goes above and beyond. The drinks and appetizers were outstanding. We had Ahi Poke Tostadas, Katie Avocado Fries, Sesame Chicken Wings and Coconut Crusted Prawns. The main dishes we tried that were very good: chicken sandwich, shrimp tacos, short ribs.
  4. CA

    ChaiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food. Fair portion size and not greasy, which I appreciated. Would come again.
  5. M

    Meek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I booked this place for lunch on my birthday. I very impressed by the decor and ambiance. Although the waitress was nice, the service was poor. We didn’t really get. Necked on other than taking our order, receiving the food, and receiving the check. The food was very mid. We ordered the masubi…which fell apart as soon as you bit it. The Caribbean bowl was just okay it had their version of “ jerk chicken” which had nothing really special about it we also got the chicken sandwich which I was told was great. The slushies are def top tier. Very strong and tasty
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really tasty food! Fish tacos are a must!
  7. N

    Neesy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Really friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone.
  8. U

    Urmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their drinks are phenomenal, service is amazing, food is always good quality
  9. B

    Bris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ended up going here on the whim. Turned out great! My friend & I tried a variety of cocktails. We liked all of them except for one. Prawns & fish tacos were delicious. Jerk chicken was on the sweeter side vs spicy so that was a miss for me. Servers & host were friendly n helpful. Ambiance is what made it for us. Very cute. Restaurant seemed cleaned & bar was well kept. Looking forward to coming back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We got seated right away, 20 minutes had passed and I saw two tables who got seated right after us that got service right away. I had to go ask the hostess after 20 minutes if we could get some help. We ordered right away, food took forever to come out. Our food was cold by the time we even got it. Not a single person came to check up on us the entire time we were there. We saw that the servers were engaging with the other tables, checking up on them, refilling their water. We didn’t get any of that. We had to flag a server down to close us out (who wasn’t even our server to begin with) Majority of the people were Caucasian, we were the only brown people that were put in a corner with no service. The food was ok, could have been better if it wasn’t cold. We also had our 1 year old daughter with us ( who had to wait almost 45 mins to eat)
  11. SK

    SethK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don’t come here for any special events the service is non existent and they didn’t do any of the accommodations I called and asked for in advance.
  12. JZ

    JayZ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food, drinks, and ambience were good. Service was bad. We were seated inside. No one came to check on us for over an hour after we got our food and drinks. Or water glasses stayed empty, no refills were offered. We had to flag down a server from outside the restaurant to get some service.
  13. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I had high hopes for this restaurant considering its great reviews on Yelp and OpenTable. However, I had reserved a table here for a birthday and the experience couldn’t have been worse. We opted to sit at the first table which happened to be outside. That was a mistake since it was cold and they put us in a place that was pretty open without any shielding from the wind. Additionally, the restaurant had about 4 heaters distributed for all of the outside heating, which barely produced enough heat for 4 tables. Also, the kitchen was quite backed up which led my party to get our food at 30 minute intervals. By the time some of us got our food, other people have already finished. They tried to salvage their bad service by offering us free drinks; however, nothing could have saved them. In addition, we had to ask the staff to get us some condiments not once, twice or even three times but four times. The staff were very forgetful and we were always begging people to come help us. I don’t think the quality of the food is enough to cover the bad service that we experienced.
  14. k

    kyu14

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great vibe. Food was good too! Love the place
  15. G

    Goatcheeseenthusiast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Such a fun atmosphere! We were late to our reservation and the hostess was still able to accommodate us and seat us in our preferred spot. The food and drinks where presented beautifully and tasted just as good. Definitely want to go back.
  16. R

    Ruby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. Enjoyed our time here. Brunch has many vegetarian friendly options.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Geweldig! Heerlijk eten, ongedwongen sfeer. De bediening was geweldig. Ik weet niet meer wat haar naam wS maar ze heeft onze avond geweldig gemaakt. Heel blij met de merch en we gaan het hier zeker aanraden!!!
  18. OH

    OliviaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for my birthday dinner with all my friends !! such good food and so so much fun
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Yummy drinks. The shrimp tacos were average.
  20. KH

    KimH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food overall was good. The service was a bit slow, but professional.
  21. JB

    JenB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place…great for a chill brunch.
  22. AK

    AnneK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  23. p

    pcarmel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The service is terrible and the drinks very weak. Cute interior and the food is decent.
  24. NQ

    NicoleQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's day in the parklet was a blast! The staff and food was exceptional!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the hostess and our server were both amazing and accommodating. Everyone showed so much care and attentiveness, and the drinks were superb! Definitely coming back here. Best Pina Colada and Yacht Club drink!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service. Houston was our server and he was very good. He greeted us with friendly smile and warm welcome. Houston even made a special drink for my daughter because they did not have the drink. She was so excited and started to post online. That was going beyond to make us feel special.
  27. TE

    TerribleExperience

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Server was impersonal and rude. Hate to say this, but we were the only Latinos at the place and couldn't help but to notice that our lighter skinned counterparts were treated better. They were attentive and polite to every table surrounding us, but we barely got a peep out of him. He seemed annoyed with having to serve us and only came to take our order and to give the check. He never checked on us in between and didn't communicate otherwise. Great food, nice ambiance, terrible customer service. The hostess was very kind.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing always and coolest drinks. They have such q good vibe and the entire staff is so friendly! Also dog friendly for doggie parents! They are the best in the hood for sure
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful night! Thank you for taking such great care of us!
  30. NF

    NeverFull

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I selected this restaurant because I needed a brunch spot that opened early. I didn't expect to be blown away by the best shrimp and grits I've ever had. Paired with a side of bacon and a couple of mimosas, it was heavenly. The staff was super friendly and the outdoor dining experience comfortable except for the germy toddler constantly coughing seated in his stroller near me. Thankfully the parents ate quickly and left and my peacefulness was restored.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was super cute! Definitely thinking of throwing a party or get together here in the future. Drinks were really good. I just wish there were more food options.
  32. WM

    WendyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Good food but terrible service and the floor and tables were dirty
  33. m

    meganh11

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I came here with my friend for the SF restaurant week menu which was a great deal! I liked how they clearly labeled the gluten/dairy-free menu options since I'm gluten/lactose-intolerant. We were seated right away, but the service was extremely slow, and our waiter took so long to come back to take our order after we weren't ready the first time that I asked another waitress to take our order and bring water. The appetizers and drinks came fast, but it was a long wait for the main entree. The main entree could've been warmer, and the jerk chicken was a bit too salty. Other than that, all of the food was delicious! My favorites were the grilled kalbi beef short ribs, banana cream "pie", and guava slushie drink. I loved the island vibes of the restaurant. I did not really like where we were seated; it was right next to the sidewalk and super close to the table next to us. It was cold outside, and the heaters above us weren't that warm. The table was also wobbly. Having made a reservation, and this being a celebratory dinner occasion for me, I wish we were seated somewhere deeper in the restaurant. I would definitely come back to try the other dishes and cocktails, so I hope the service improves.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Went for restaurant week and everything was delicious. Had the coconut shrimp, jerk chicken, short ribs, and the donuts with the pineapple cream filling. Perfection.
  35. R

    Ruru

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Cute ambiance. The mango margarita was filled with lots of juice very little tequila. Fish tacos were good. Lemongrass coconut prawn plate wasn’t good. I was expecting that place to be delicious for the price.
  36. C

    Cyrille

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    it was such a cute vibe. food was pretty good. the portions were great and they had a good selection of fun drinks as well.
  37. b

    beachball1

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We were sat promptly and given water by a waitperson. 25 min later we had to flag down a different wait person to get a drink / appetizer order in. Only 1 appetizer came, 1 cocktail was good, the other not so good - an old fashion should be easy ?! Dinner order taken by a 3rd waitperson. Dinner was OK, but 1/2 slice of canned pineapple ?!?! Really ?! One entree had more spinach than meat or rice - good flavor, but not normal portions. The banana pie dessert sounded great, but lacked flavor. Over all good good but the service was so slow and we had 3 different people take order/serve us.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was food but server was very slow on taking and serving beverage and food. Not attentive with water refill, additional drink order, and took a long time to get the sever's attention to get the check.
  39. A

    Agnes

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A little tropical get-away! Great cocktails mixed by Mani the magnificent. We had 3 different ones and all were tasty. Yummy coconut shrimp, fresh salad, tuna poke and crispy tacos. The seafood was done just right. Our server was attentive and friendly and didn't hurry us. Girls lunch was a big success. Casual and fun. We'll be back!
  40. TN

    TaraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were excellent! The waitstaff also give all the dogs a lei, which is super cute! It was a little busy/loud on a Saturday night, but overall we had a great experience. Would definitely recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palm House using the Order Online button. Palm House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Palm House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 749-9959.

Palm House is rated 4.5 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Palm House

2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Buchanan

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Californian, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    45 or 41 at Union and Buchanan.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Esteban Gallardo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (415) 749-9959

  • Catering

    https://www.palmhousesf.com/store/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    If you are interested in hosting a birthday party, corporate dinner, cocktail reception, holiday party - we are the location for you. From an intimate dinner of 12 people to a 240 guest holiday party, we have space for all your events.

  • Private party contact

    Jazlyn Hoover: (844) 221-4264

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