Sessions at the Presidio

4.6
1065 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1065 people are saying
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Hal47
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I ate at Sessions on the last night of "outdoor only" service. The large outdoor patio (with heaters) had a better "feel" than the parklets with nice views of the Letterman park. All of the servers were personable and very careful when interacting with us. The food was excellent (salmon and burger) and parking was easy nearby on Lyon St. Highly recommended!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on December 13, 2020

Hal47....thank you so very much for your review. We are very happy to know that the meal was excellent, and that you and your wife were treated well by the team. Hope to see you both once we are allowed to offer outdoor dining again. We continue to be open for take out, and will have an updated menu up on Monday Dec 14th!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

they got a new chef, food isn’t as good as it used to be

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on December 7, 2020

Im very sorry to hear this. Can you let us know what you ordered? The vast majority of guests really like the changes and improvements we have made. Please let me know, so we can discuss internally. Juan zb

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vipelenamm
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the calamari starter we ordered was outstanding, steak was also good

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thank you very much for your review Elenamm! The braised squid dish is an excellent choice for the fall weather we are experiencing. The steak comes from Waygu beef in Marin County, and the particular cuts are always in rotation, so please be sure to ask your server for that information on your next visit.

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vipJackPflash
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff friendly and knowledgable. the kitchen staff turns out really good food. i enjoyed the grilled salmon. My friend had a burger with over-the-top french fries

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you very much JackPflash! The salmon and burger are two of our top items. We are thrilled that you enjoyed them, and we agree that our fries are quite good as well. Please see us again! Juan B

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vipgingembre
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dinner at Sessions. Tables spaced far apart and scannable menus on the tables. Enjoyed yummy cocktails and a little gems salad with citrusy grilled shrimp. Very pleasant experience.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you very much gingembre! It sounds like you had a memorable meal with us. We are doing our best to stay as safe as possible during this pandemic and are happy to know that it is recognized. Adding the shrimp to the little gem salad was a great decision on your side. Come see us again soon! Juan B

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice oatio

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you very much, and in February, we will have a cover over our Patio to make it even nicer!

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vipdjmw
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great but the service is the best. Location is unbeatable too.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on December 6, 2020

DJMW, THANK YOU so very much for your nice words. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed the food and service. The entire team is committed to working in a safe manner and provide great service and genuine hospitality. Please do visit us again once when possible, and also know that we will be open from 11 am to 9pm daily for take out starting Monday December 7th.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time grabbing drinks and an appy. Definitely coming back.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 13, 2020

We are so very happy to hear about this! Come on in any time please!!! We will be here for you!

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MarilynP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Great health and safety protocols.
We celebrated two birthdays! Perfect spot for it! We’ll be back!

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SFedie
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite patio in SF! Good food, good ambiance. Impossible burger was very tasty.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you very much SFedie! We are happy to read your review. We will also be adding a cover to our patio in February 2021, so you can continue enjoying our outdoor dining. The impossible burger has been a big hit since we introduced it last month. Juan B

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Suzi
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely park setting for outdoor dining when weather permits. Sessions is doing a great job with Covid protocols.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you Suzi! We feel we have a great spot as well! We take safety very seriously and do our vest on a daily basis to make everyone feel safe and comfortable. Juan

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vipLILQLTR
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. All necessary precautions were taken for customer and staff safety. Patrick, our bartender, prepared great cocktails and offered great suggestions for draft beer and wine.
The Potato Leek Soup was creamy and delicious. The Beet Salad was cold and crisp - the pepitas and Pt. Reyes Bleu Cheese were a nice addition.
The Fish and Chips were hot and crispy - loved the slaw! My husband enjoyed that awesone cheeseburger fully loaded. Hoping to return when we can dine indoors. The desserts were divine!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you so VERY MUCH LILQLTR! We enjoyed having you both visit us today and I am happy to know what Patrick I took good care of you - he is one of our best! I will pass along your nice comments to the culinary team, as I am sure that they will know that their hard work has paid off. Hopefully the indoor dining restriction is lifted soon, but if we have a nice warm day please know that our patio is safe and comfortable! Cheers

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vipSilverDaddy
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The host was very accommodating, seating us inside. The waiter was great, with a wonderful knowledge of wine, and provided fantastic service. Our dinners were excellent, snd the deserts were especially good, and quite inexpensive. Although we live in San Francisvo, this was our first visit to Sessions. We will definitely be back, and soon.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you SilverDaddy - it sounds like your visit was great on all fronts! We would love to have you visit us again soon! Juan B

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and the ambience was relaxing comfortable and you could actually hold a conversation without too much surround noise.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you very much for your 5 Star Review! We are very humbled. Please see us again soon! We are so very happy to hear that you had an amazing experience and would recommend us. We hope to have you visit us again.

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MariaO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience3

Impossible burgers with disgusting tomato sauce and no fresh lettuce nor fresh tomatoes. Waiter asked twice if bread pudding was what was wanted and twice we repeated to him that we wanted creme brulee yet bread pudding was served. Price was too high for the meal!!!

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining option for lunch. Free parking too!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you SandraL. We are happy to know you liked us for your recent lunch. Parking is presently free at the moment, but even when they start charging, we will offer discounted parking for $5 per visit!

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vipJeanJean
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, good food. The beet salad was amazing. Great service.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for your kind words JeanJean. The beet salad is a crowd favorite, we are glad to know you enjoyed it. Come see us again soon! Juan B

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vipAschlatt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the Covid situation we were happy with their socially distance set up!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you very much Aschlatt! We keep safety top of mind every day and are fully committed to providing our guests and staff a healthy and safe environment. Juan B

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Airlinenut
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food is outstanding, lovely outdoor patio seating. Very health conscience. Have been for lunch and brunch which I highly recommend. I have not yet been for dinner but will plan on going soon.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 4, 2020

Thank you so very much for your review. It means the world to us that the precautions we take are noticed and appreciated. We would love to have you see us for dinner, so please let us know when you would like to visit us and we will be sure to make it a memorable experience. Juan B

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vipblaineb
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside with heat lamps. Fish and chips were great. Also Skywalker pinot - good wine to order.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you very much for your review BlaineB. The Fish and Chips is a popular choice with our guests, so I am happy to hear you liked it, the Skywalker Pinot is a fantastic Pinot from Marin county that we are proud to serve. Next time may i suggest the 1789 Vin Rouge - I feel you would like it as well! Juan B

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MrSmith
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service, and nice atmosphere. Menu was a little small and limited and kitchen closes on the early side. But, overall, a very nice place to dine.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you very much Mr. Smith. We are all working on a plan to stay open a bit later as well as add a few items to be added to the menu, please stay tuned. We appreciate your review and observations. Juan B

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TeresaB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Sessions. We go there three times a week sometimes. Wonderful place with wonderful people.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 3, 2020

And we LOVE YOU both Teresa! Thank you for the very nice words. Your visits are the highlights to our days and we are very honored to have you visit us as often as you both do. Cheers! Juan B

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice patio. Lovely setting. The food was fine and our server was very nice ... but the whole dinner was rushed. They brought our appetizer (soup) with our entrees. When we tried to order a second round of drinks 45 minutes in (around 7:45) the bar was closed and before we were finished with entrees they told us the kitchen was closing and we needed to order desserts if we wanted them. Our check came soon after, before we were finished eating our entrees. No dessert. No coffee. The whole place was closed and dark by 8:15. If they don't want to serve people in the evening, they shouldn't take reservations or seat people they don't intend to serve. I'd recommend with hesitation, with the warning to make sure they are staying open long enough to enjoy your meal.

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FoodieCoupleSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasant staff, solid food, nice ambiance. Typical SF prices, but still pretty pleased with the experience. Thank you!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thank you very much for your review FoodieCouple SF! We try to be as accommodating to everyone who visits us. We thank you for having a meal with us, and hope to see you again in the near future. Juan B

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vipRusselC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place with a perfect balance of nature setting and I’d come back again.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you RusselC, and we agree. The natural beauty of the Presidio provides a great setting for us!

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Wingman
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our time at Sessions, food was good and service was fine. All personnel were friendly and courteous.
Would return to Sessions anytime and
enjoyed the patio for seating.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the kind words Wingman! Happy to know that the staff, food and service were all in order. Please see us again soon! Juan B

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NiluS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every things was really good, just be aware that the 90 min reservation is the limit so no extended time accommodations. Otherwise, food, drinks, and services were really good.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thank you very much for your review NiluS. Yes, with the current guidelines we have to work with, and the reduced seating capacity, we are having to set 90 minute time limits on all of our reservations. We hope that once things relax a bit, we will eliminate this, but unfortunately this is how we need to operate during this time - we hope you understand. Juan B

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vipTony
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a great lunch on the patio on a beautiful SF day!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you Tony! We are partial, but think that few places beat our patio on a beautiful San Francisco Day!

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vipSFWineSheila
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sessions in the Presidio is fast becoming my fave spot. The fried chicken sandwich is delish - it's a big serving so you may not have room for dessert. Do try the French Rose - it's a great drop! Service, as always, is wonderful!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you , Thank you , Thank you for the great review! We are very happy to know that you liked the French Rose - it is a crowd pleaser, as is the chicken sandwich!!! See you again soon! Juan B

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vipArtfullDiner
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, attentive waiter

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on November 1, 2020

Thank you very much for your nice words....we hope to see you again soon!

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vipVeeSF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been here 2x now within ~30 days. Love the outside seating, especially during this pandemic. Restaurants in the Marina, while fun & exciting, do not seem safe for social distancing meals. However, our entrees were "lacking". I ordered a beet salad, but it was mostly endives. My companion was disappointed in the size of her lunch salad - which she thought to be a "side salad" portion. Previous time I was there, also a so-so lunch. I'll be back for the ambiance, but hope the food quality improves.

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JDH79
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team here went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable. I had made a note in my Open Table res that this was a date, which I really wanted to go well. Everyone was extremely responsive and provided very pleasant, intuitive service. They gave us space to enjoy our afternoon without a lot of interruptions while always making sure glasses were full and plates were being enjoyed.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 27, 2020

JDH79, Very happy to know that the team took good care of you, AND that the date went well. We try to make sure that we provide the service level required to each and every guest and tailor each visit as such - it sounds like this was the case. Come back and see us again in the near future. Juan B

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vipKimberlee
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone told us the hamburger was the best in town and they were right. Delicious hamburger with blue cheese with a side of perfectly salted fries. The outdoor patio was so enjoyable.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 27, 2020

Kimberlee, THANK YOU so very much for your review!! Our burgers are quite good, I am glad you joined us and tried one. We are always updating items on our menu, but rest assured that the burger will always be on it! Come see us again soon! Juan B

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GersonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were on the terrace which is very nice, but cold at lunch. More heaters are needed since the sun does not reach the terrace until afternoon.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 23, 2020

Very sorry to hear about the patio GersonB. Being completely exposed to the elements does present challenges for us. We are in talks with several contractors to place a retractable roof in place, so we hope to have that in the coming months. Our apologies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food & drinks! Would dine there again.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again! Juan B

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JohnW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were COLD. The heaters didn’t warm enough. They were out of the one dessert that had fruit in it.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 22, 2020

Very sorry to hear about the patio John. Being completely exposed to the elements does present challenges for us. We are in talks with several contractors to place a retractable roof in place, so we hope to have that in the coming months. Our apologies. Juan B

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Cary
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Sessions has become my new favorite restaurant. Service is very good and I've been so often that I am now recognized. I've only been for lunch but when they can open for dinner-I'll try a dinner.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 21, 2020

Cary, we are thrilled to know that we are your new favorite restaurant! Thank you. We are open for dinner on our patio and parkside seating nightly with our last seating at 7:15pm, come by anytime!!! Juan B

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Wagyu dish was very mediocre. The cut was almost entirely fat, and the side of potatoes listed on the menu were actually just potato chips.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with safe outdoor dining. Loved it and going back again this week!

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LLACHEF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to go to sessions at least once a week. They had the BEST little round cheese
things. They took all my faves off the menu. I’ve been back 3 weeks in a row. Fabulous grilled squid salad. Very happy. But bring back my cheese things. 🍷

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on October 15, 2020

Thank you very much for your review and comments. We are currently working on updating our menu and will be adding quite a few new items. We are planning to have this in place by early November, so stay tuned!

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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 4.6 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.