Sessions at the Presidio

4.6
1129 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 1129 people are saying
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MayaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always make sure you have everything you need including a blanket incase you need one as my friend did when she arrived in a summer sleeveless dress.
Staff always friendly.

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OdayaB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! The service was great, and the pasta was excellent!

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BridgetG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a great place to enjoy an outdoor meal in a beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Limited menu with very few choices I cared for

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meganR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful and food yummy and lovely sitting out on the patio

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vipPanosP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and food.
Service very friendly !
One comment only: we were three and the first dish was delivered to one of us first, while the other two waited for some minutes.

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vipsqueakrad
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was fabulous -amazing salmon, lasagna and salad, along with housemade ice cream and sorbet- but the service from the get go was horrific. We made a reservation for our wedding anniversary for an Outside table which was clearly noted on the reservation. When we got there the only outdoor table they had was a hightop – a bar table – which for a special occasion was not appropriate and would’ve been very hard for me to use. They fussed with us for over 10 minutes saying essentially take it or leave it. We stood our ground and insisted on a regular outdoor table and amazingly enough they found one for us. Our server was lovely I’ll be it I’m guessing pretty noon. Everything took a really long time to arrive and while the food was delicious, we clearly are not their demographic. Everyone else there seemed to know the staff and work for the digital arts center at the Presidio and we were by far the oldest people there.
So if you’re young and hip and work for George Lucas it is a great place.

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CandiceBellSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Absolutely horrible experience. Made a 7:15pm reservation for 4... being that it was SF restaurant week and my birthday, we were really excited for this dinner and experience. Arrived, and sat at our table for 20 minutes before we got up to find a server. We didn’t even have drink orders in and not one server came by the entire time to get our drink order. At 8pm, after the server said he’d be over... no one came to even greet us still. So, after thirty minutes of waiting for even the first greeting, we got up and left. Sucks because it was the only location we chose from SF restaurant week and my birthday.... ruined. No manager in sight. The server and server assistant knew we had been sitting waiting and no one came over to grab even the smallest drink
Order. Horrible and extremely disappointed!

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CaroleT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Good food, good service and ambiance. A bit pricey but worth it.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a good choice given current situation with Covid restrictions, etc... outdoor ambience was nice and the restaurant was attractive (though I didn't really get a strong impression of the interior from the patio...). Very good food and bevvies... very hospitable and attentive crew and service overall was great.

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Suzi
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for outdoor dining, overlooking a lovely garden. Food is always good. It was quite breezy that day, so heaters didn't help much, but you can't help the weather. Blankets were provided to those who needed them

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again!

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vipkathy
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt safe on outdoor patio

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vipeatntalk
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time with 3 dear friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel and the team do a great job. Sessions has been my go to restaurant during the pandemic.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your mention of Rachel! She is one of many stars here at Sessions and we are very happy to know that we have been your go to restaurant during the pandemic! Looking forward to your next visit. Juan B

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viplovetoeat
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu was limited but we enjoyed the asparagus salad, the burger, and the pasta. We had a cocktail and ordered a second when we ordered dinner. The salad came out with the entrees and our second drinks came out after we were half way through the meal. Everything was good but the timing was a little off. We would come back when they're fully open

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you for your review lovetoeat! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals, but disappointed to hear that the timing was not on point. I will look to see if i can find some answers as to what may have happened. Would love to host you once again if you will allow us the opportunity. Juan B

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sffoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good place to eat. Nice views and good food. They have outsider heaters. I asked my waitress to turn on the heater and she asked if I wanted a blanket instead. I said yes but she never brought it out.

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vipSurprised
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

One water, 3 bus boys
Had to chase the waiter down
Outside seating is freezing by 7pm
No heat lamps

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JenniG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We liked this place and will definitely go back there again.

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janeh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive servers, great food and drinks. Excited to return!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thank you VERY much for your visit janeh! We hope to see you again soon. Juan B

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done, but quite cool. Blankets helped a d closing the roof also. Food was great.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 10, 2021

We are happy to know that you liked your meal. Outdoor dining has presented numerous challenges which are at times out of our control, like the wind, but we are happy to see that the measures we took helped alleviate this somewhat. Juan B

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Foodluver
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good - a meet up with a very old friend, last seen over a year ago. The spacing allowed a good conversation with the food and service perfect. Well recommended

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you for stopping by Foodluver! I am glad that you both had a nice experience on our patio. We look forward to seeing you again! Juan B

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vipSoledadM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!!

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MaryT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was great - we each had burgers and my Impossible burger was actually better than my friend’s real beef version. But who has outdoor/patio dining facing the water on a day with nice brisk ocean breeze, and no heaters? Our fault, we shouldn’t have stayed, but be forewarned - wait for warmer weather, indoor dining, or dress for winter.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you for your review Mary, we are happy to know that the Impossible burger exceeded your expectations. In regards to the weather, it has been challenging during the winter and in particular during the cold and windy days we experience these week, which made it seemed like the heaters were not on, but trust me that they are one of the first things we turn on each day. Hope to see you in warmer days.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and it was awesome!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 7, 2021

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed spending your birthday with us! Cheers. Juan B

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Esphilo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with something for everyone. Food was like we remembered-very good and fairly priced. Service was there when you needed it.

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Beth
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was decent, but it certainly didn't have a "wow effect". The burger was average and the pasta dish on the menu was too saturated with oil. I had the veggie burger which was good!

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GreginOakland
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. They have fixed up the outdoor dining area
very nicely and comfortably. It’s a great environment.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for your kind words GreginOakland! We are always happy to hear that our guests are enjoying their visits. As you indicated, we have covered our patio with a retractable roof. We value your business and hope to see you again soon. Juan B

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jillc
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome ambiance and food.
Make a reservation for patio.
Worth it.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you very much for your review jillc! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We agree with you that reservations are a strongly recommend for the patio, in particular on the weekend, as we tend to book up far in advance. Juan B

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vipLesleyC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good and great food. Never disappoints.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 30, 2021

LesleyC - THANK YOU So very much for you nice review. We do our very best to make all our guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Come see us again soon! Juan B

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vipKyne
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Basic, but good-quality menu, somewhat limited. Great wine selection from Skywalker Ranch. Great location. Service nice but slow and somewhat uncoordinated. Mistakes in orders arriving etc (handled, but shouldn't be happening)

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vipBrooklynDiner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great burger & nice wine and draft beer list.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again! Juan B

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vipStephanieV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very slow service even though the restaurant was not so busy.....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meat plate, tacos and salmon. Beers on tap and cocktails. No parklet here just a nice giant patio with new retractable cover so can be comfortable even when is raining.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We agree that our charcuterie plate, fish tacos, and salmon are quite tasty. We hope that we see you soon, and as you stated, rain or shine, we are ready for our guests! Juan B

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vipmike
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The food is always good but it was arctic on the patio. The heat lamps were more like cold lamps--they did nothing. I learned you were offering blankets but the hostess didn't mention it, nor did the waitress. I'll still be back but in more clement weather.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

order wring twice. Gave free dinner and dessert, however. We are inside and they dont yst have it figured out. was FREEZING.

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vipRochelleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cold day. Thankful they handed out blankets. More outside heaters would be great. But it was a windy day!

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NeilD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to eat at a restaurant again! Enjoyed the outdoor seating area, nice warm lights (but still good to bring a jacket or a blanket for your legs).

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you VERY much for your kind review NeilD! We agree that the patio is a great area for outdoor dining and as you stated we should dress warmly! We hope to see you again soon. Juan B

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John
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foods amazing, great views and the blankets on a cold but beautiful sunny day were a game changer

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you John! Seems like we were able to meet/exceed your expectations during your visit! We are all looking forward to a bit of a warming up and some longer days once DST starts. Come see us again! Juan B

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Mattydread
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fair price, nice outdoor setting. Will return.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on March 4, 2021

Thank you VERY much for your nice review Mattydread. We take to heart what our guest experience, and look forward to your next visit. Juan B

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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 1129 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.