Sessions at the Presidio

4.7
1086 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 1086 people are saying
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Mattydread
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded 5 hours ago

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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Cary
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sessions is a wonderful place for a delightful lunch with friends. Try the soups- just yummy

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much Cary, and we are delighted to know that you liked the soups. We rotated them very often allowing Chef to show his skills as well as taking advantage of the best seasonal items. Come see us again soon! Juan B

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for outdoor covid dining

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BenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere great service. A little chilly, the heat lamps didn't help much.

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vipSFWineSheila
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to return to Sessions for the first time since it reopened after the last lockdown. The warm hospitality was welcomed and the food was delicious - the fish tacos and the chips were tasty. Love the Chateau Margui Rose so much we had to have a bottle. We also received an unexpected treat - a box of exquisite chocolates, a belated Valentine's. Thank you! Juan, we missed you!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so very much for your nice words, and visit last week. I am glad that we were able to provide a nice evening for you and I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed the chocolates. We look forward to your next visit - Juan B

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vipoaklandlonghorn
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly, safe and easy service. Very nice outdoor patio.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We hope you visit us again soon, we take pride in providing a safe environment for our guests!

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vipRobinK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They need to change their menu. It’s been the same for way too long

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vipNifK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little chilly, but great food! Definitely will be back.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you very much NifK! Yes - the weather has been a bit chilly lately, but hopefully after DST, we will start having more favorable dining conditions! We look forward to your next visit. Juan B

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Valentines and it was wonderful!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind review. We feel honored that you joined us on Valentine's Day and had a nice meal with us. We look forward to your next visit. As an FYI, we have re-launched our Happy Hour Menu with drink and some small bites each weekday from 2pm to 5pm. Juan B

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DeysyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The location is beautiful, the food was delicious. Service was not great. They weren’t busy but ignored us once we where seated. No “how was everything” or “ can we get you a cocktail?” “Or would you like desert”. I would definitely give them another try. Maybe everyone’s off due to COVID.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 17, 2021

DysyL, I am very sorry to hear about the lack of attentive service you experienced on your visit. It is very unusual. Can you describe your server to me so that I can address this with them please? We hope we can gain your trust again. Juan B

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vipSFDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The biggest challenge is that the weather is cold for outdoor dining. It’s a breast Location and easy parking, but it is hard to want keep going back until the weather is warmer.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you once the weather improves!

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Great services and beautiful ambiance. It was cold and the restaurant offered blankets and heaters for the patio seating since in door dining isn’t allowed. Wonderful experience!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 16, 2021

We are so very happy to hear that you had a nice meal with us ChristinaM - even if Mother Nature was not as cooperative! We hope to see you again soon! Juan B

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy food (pesto pasta was so good)!! we went with a toddler and staffs were very friendly and accommodating- overall great experience :)

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 14, 2021

Thank you so very much! We are thrilled to know that you and your family were well taken care of..... come see us again soon! Juan B

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

There were 2 of us. My husband had the salmon. First time it was hardly seared on the outside and completely raw throughout. Sent it back. Came back slightly cooked but still raw. I ordered the fish tacos. The fish was not very fresh. There was absolutely no seasoning on anything. They included pico de Gallo without any chilies or salt
and raw unseasoned cabbage. The taco was so watery, the taco shell disintegrated. There was a pool of water on the plate. They included tortilla chips and a sauce that consisted solely of puréed avacado with lime juice, again with no seasoning whatsoever.

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JulieV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Able to buy cocktails to go and drink out on benches in front in the Presido park.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 9, 2021

Glad we could make your day an enjoyable one JulieV. Come see us again soon. Juan B

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JoanH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burger and fries. Nice selection of wines and quantities of glass size. Outdoor dining at its best.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 5, 2021

Thank you for your very nice review JoanH. We take pride in knowing that you like our wine selections and hope to see you once again in the near future. Juan B

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vipNicki
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good! Thank you!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 5, 2021

Thank you NIcki! We are happy that all went well! Come see us again soon. Juan B

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SanFranciscofoodlover
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant experience, in a beautiful setting, with good food and very friendly and attentive staff to care for you. Highly recommend for all occasions! We'll be back, thank you.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words SanFranciscofoodlover! We are thrilled to know that your visit was as you expected and that you felt cared for by our team. We look forward to your next visit!

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vipPacman
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal was flavorful. As an appraiser the charcuterie board was plentiful and beautifully presented. The Salmon was perfectly cooked with a crispy skin. The steak was a good portion with a nice compliment of vegetables and potatoes. The service was attentive and friendly. My only complaint is that we were next to the server entrance. During the shift change, 4:00 pm-ish, the wait staff gathered to update each other on the tables. It felt uncomfortable, even though they all had masks. We requested a change in tables but due to how busy it was could not be accommodated. Regardless, I'd return.

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on January 31, 2021

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that the menu items were enjoyed by you and your party. We will share your comments with the team, so that they can do better going forward in making everyone comfortable. Saturday was our first day back in service after the second Shelter In Place, so this will serve as a great reminder that the pandemic is occurring and we must keep it top of mind. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Big fan! I’ll be back!

Sessions at the Presidio
Responded on February 5, 2021

Thank you VERY much! We are thrilled to know that we have a fan in you! Juan B

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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
3 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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vipSandy
San Francisco
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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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 4.7 stars by 1086 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.