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Sessions - Sessions at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Sessions at the Presidio

4.5
4.5
1496 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
The name “Sessions” comes from the British term “session beers”. During WWI in England, munitions workers had long breaks often taken at the pub where they enjoyed pints of ale with lunch and lively conversation.

Sessions has a unique partnership with Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. Chef receives deliveries from the Ranch of their fruits, vegetables, herbs & olive oil. The meats and seafood served at Sessions are always naturally raised and sustainably harvested. With these ingredients, Chef creates refined and approachable dishes which reflect a sense of the place.

Skywalker Ranch has given Sessions access to Skywalker Vineyards Estates with wines from both their Marin County Estate & Chateau Margüi in Provence, France. Take a peek to see the collection and learn more. www.skywalkervineyards.com


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–7:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 655-9413

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sessions at the Presidio can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant has a private dining room which can accommodate 24 seated guests or 30 reception style. Our outdoor beer garden is available May through October weather permitting and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception. <br />We also offer full service for the Skywalker Room event space adjacent to our restaurant. The Skywalker room can accommodate groups of up to 80 seated or 120 reception style.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sessions at the Presidio's private dining room can accommodate 24 seated & 35 guests reception style or 80 seated & 120 guests reception style in the Skywalker Room. Our heated patio is also available for your event, and the restaurant is available for buyout for your group of up to 349!

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (415) 872-5489

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Cross street

    Lyon St

  • Parking details

    Parking: Plentiful parking is always available in the Letterman Digital Arts Center underground parking structure. We offer 2 hours of discounted parking at $5 for all guests who dine with us.

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation: Sessions is accessible by nearby Muni bus stops. Lines 28, 30, 41, 43, 45 and 76X, and also by the Presidigo downtown shuttle.http://presidiobus.com/

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,496 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. L

    Lola

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sessions is a wonderful place with fresh food and attentive service. We ordered the Marin Farm Scramble. The mushroom sauce was wonderful but everything else was just okay. Not bad but didn't really do much for the meal. The biscuit was disappointedly dry and bland. The dishes are hit or miss! It is in a great location with a beautiful patio and a wonderful walk around the Presidio!
  2. S

    Stitcher

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We booked to eat here on our first night in town, staying at The Lodge in the Presidio. The menu was as advertised but with no specials or daily dishes offered it proved to be a bit restricted for our taste. The food we had was nice and the service was good - just left feeling a bit underwhelmed having paid around $100. The exchange rate with Sterling didn’t help with the value for money which is not the restaurant’s fault.
  3. GW

    GillianW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely restaurant with great food. Plan for a nice walk in the Presidio after lunch or dinner.
  4. S

    Sidjerath

    Dundalk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant at the edge of the presidio. Great selection of craft beers and wines, and a great ambience too. Do have the fish tacos and Wagyu meatballs - they are absolutely delicious. When you're done, you can walk over and see the Yoda fountain too!
  5. HK

    HarrieK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The halibut was very dry and over cooked. Otherwise all else was very good.
  6. d

    donalds

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We always go to Sessions when we visit the Presidio.
  7. S

    Sara

    Portugal

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch on patio. Happy to be able to bring our pup along. Food was delicious and the patio on the presidio is beautiful. Most staff was great. Had to return an overcooked item but received replacement quickly and kindly. Only one seemingly annoyed server but the rest of the staff were friendly and attentive.
  8. N

    Napili

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ver responsive service. Good quality meal at a reasonable price.
  9. CD

    CDfromSR

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not a single beer available either on tap or bottled + mediocre service = BIG DISAPPOINTMENT
  10. DP

    DavidP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the world. Very consistent quality food, kind team and beautiful environment
  11. A

    Aredub

    San Francisco

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was our first time in the latest incarnation of this space (the entrance to which remains hard to find). We ate on the patio, which was reasonably warm with the heat lamps. The space is attractive, and the food was delicious. It was a bit pricey ($21 for a (delicious) burger and fries), but probably a good fit for the neighborhood. My only real criticism is that we told our waiter that we needed to leave in 45 minutes for a show at the Palace of Fine Arts, but it took that long just to get our food. It was more like 75 minutes by the time we got out of there. They also seemed understaffed -- there were long waits between visits from our waiter. Bottom line: nice, tasty, a bit pricey, and maybe not the right spot for a quick bite.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous patio, food and service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Perfect outdoor option on large quiet patio. This is a neighborhood gem. Chartreuse margaritas are a keeper.
  14. ED

    ElaineDLT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Beautiful location. Good food. Hostess very nice. Waiter was the worst. I asked him about the soup, & he said it was corn, corn, then more corn. Asked him about the Bolognese dish & he described it as it is just pasta & told us how he likes how he makes his with pesto. When I asked him for a drink menu, he brought it & never returned to ask what I would like. So, I did not get one. He only looked at my husband when answering to a question I asked about the food. I had a salad for dinner because he described the salmon & the halibut entrees so poorly. By the way, my husband’s Pappardelle Bolognese was delicious, despite what our waiter said.
  15. CD

    CindyD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from Connecticut; went to Tunnel Tops Park, then lunch here. You did not disappoint. Will definitely return,
  16. TJ

    TJOHNSON

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals, cocktails and desserts were all outstanding! The service was equally amazing. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough-plus enjoy the beauty of the Presidio while you dine.
  17. JJ

    JoJo

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food cooked perfectly. We had the lamb and the salmon .
  18. JD

    JonathanD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try the Halibut, it was lovely! Menu was extensive.
  19. RK

    RylanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our server just disappeared for 35 minutes, leaving us with no warning or anyone to pick up from where she left off.
  20. LT

    LizT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most delicious meals we’ve ever had. Our server Sebastian was the best and so attentive, we also enjoyed his great personality. Wish we lived close enough to be regulars-ask for Sebastian. Until next time, we’ll be craving session.
  21. BH

    BradleyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The ambiance is more akin to a corporate cafeteria than a 'session' in an English pub. If you eat here, be sure to get patio dining - that appears to be the only ambiance of note. The brunch menu was somewhat limited and oddly missing any type of salad or vegetable-forward options (sorry, I don't count the Impossible Burger in that category). Skywalker Rose' was quite nice and at a reasonable price.
  22. S

    Smartmoviedog

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sessions has become a good family venue. The outdoor seating is generous, ceilinged and fenced so that it's safe if children wander. In addition, right outside the restaurant is a beautiful park and pond with ducks.
  23. NV

    NicoleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my mother's 85th birthday celebration memorable. We all really enjoyed Sessions!!
  24. L

    Luv2dine

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We spent the day walking around the Presidio and stopped in Sessions for lunch. They have a very diverse menu which is great, something for everyone. Our server was fantastic, and food was perfect. We will definitely will come back.
  25. PL

    PeterLago

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We had a poor experience at Sessions. The service was very slow and inattentive — for example, forgetting that we ordered two side dishes (one of which never came), not giving me a steak knife for my steak, not coming back to see how we liked our meals or coming back to take additional drink orders. The steak was billed as American wagyu but was certainly not wagyu — and it came medium well instead of the medium rare that I ordered, and my wife’s burger came seriously overcooked as well. We eventually got one of our two side dishes, the wild mushrooms, which were undercooked. My son’s pappardelle with meat sauce tasted and looked like some noodles tossed with canned beef stew from the supermarket, and they were cold when they reached the table. Overall they have a lot of work to do, but it’s a great location, so fingers crossed they get it together.
  26. LB

    LorynB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a beautiful setting. Especially love the outdoor patio.
  27. MF

    MargaretF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific except for the fact that there were two women there and three dogs one of which kept barking. It was very disruptive and a time felt like we were dining in a dog park. Diner to bring dogs to bark should be asked to leave or put the dogs in the car. Thanks
  28. JM

    JustMir13

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious (I recommend the Impossible burger) nice clean and modern ambience, loved the blankets offered at outdoor seating. Service was a bit slow, but otherwise good and friendly. Underground parking a plus.
  29. DD

    DanielD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sessions is a beautiful place to eat. The outdoor patio is lovely, service is fast and friendly and food and menu the best of all.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very noisy group in patio. Normally quieter. Service was not as good a usual. Kind of an off day! Normally very good.
  31. S

    Saja

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for celebrating our 13th anniversary!
  32. j

    jgcole

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A fine meal where friends can meet and wander around the grounds of the Presidio before an after. A worthy attraction for the neighborhood
  33. KK

    Kiki32K

    Dallas

    131 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The menu was very very limited, more so than I remembered. Would have appreciated a vegetarian entree besides the waffles. Beautiful location.
  34. s

    sarah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was pretty good, salmon was excellent. Setting was lovely. Service was good apart from the fact they seemed to be rushing us, brought starters with our main course therefore our main went cold. Had several severs come to try clear our plates when we weren’t even finished. After our main course, we were just brought the cheque and then we said we would like desert.
  35. JC

    JimmyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here, did not disappoint. The food was even better and the service is still top notch.
  36. DB

    DB101ofsouthbeach

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had fried chicken sandwich. Chicken was dry and over cooked. I wanted their caesar salad. No longer on the menu. Meal was very ordinary.
  37. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed at the quality of drinks & food. The staff was great though.
  38. DB

    DonnaB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had an amazing friendly bartender. The food was great and ambiance perfect
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday celebration! The food was great. The service was outstanding. We will be returning to this place for everyday dining also.
  40. d

    dtrotter

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, delicious dining experience in attractive outdoor setting. Highly recommended. Will be going back again in near future.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for your review and visit, we really appreciate both. Damien H

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sessions at the Presidio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 655-9413.

Sessions at the Presidio is rated 4.5 stars by 1496 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 20 times today
Google Map for Sessions at the Presidio

1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lyon St

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–7:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking: Plentiful parking is always available in the Letterman Digital Arts Center underground parking structure. We offer 2 hours of discounted parking at $5 for all guests who dine with us.

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation: Sessions is accessible by nearby Muni bus stops. Lines 28, 30, 41, 43, 45 and 76X, and also by the Presidigo downtown shuttle.http://presidiobus.com/

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 655-9413

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sessions at the Presidio can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant has a private dining room which can accommodate 24 seated guests or 30 reception style. Our outdoor beer garden is available May through October weather permitting and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception. <br />We also offer full service for the Skywalker Room event space adjacent to our restaurant. The Skywalker room can accommodate groups of up to 80 seated or 120 reception style.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sessions at the Presidio's private dining room can accommodate 24 seated & 35 guests reception style or 80 seated & 120 guests reception style in the Skywalker Room. Our heated patio is also available for your event, and the restaurant is available for buyout for your group of up to 349!

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (415) 872-5489

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