The Commissary

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$30 and under
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The Commissary is offered by James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins and the Presidio Trust. Its Spanish-influenced California cuisine is driven by sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients, true to Chef Traci’s culinary philosophy. The menu is comprised of a variety of shareable, tapas-style dishes and larger "raciones".

The restaurant pairs authentic Presidio elements – such as lighting fixtures reclaimed from a historic Army gymnasium and Douglas Fir table tops fashioned from salvaged wood – with a comfortable, contemporary design. In additional to traditional and bar seating, the Commissary features dining on the shaded front porch, and “Chef's counter” seating surrounding an open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs in action.

The Commissary is a destination unto itself or a wonderful place to enjoy a meal after a day in the park.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Spanish, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Social Hour: Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 561-3600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Minnich
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Private party facilities
The Commissary offers unique private dining spaces, as well as full and partial restaurant buyouts. The private dining room is a warm and intimate setting that can accommodate small gatherings for up to 20 guests. Our exhibition kitchen offers a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy a front row view of the chefs as they prepare their creations. The front porch is an outdoor dining area overlooking the 7-acre Main Parade Ground and the historic architecture of the “heart of the Presidio.” The Commissary also offers the main dining room or full restaurant for larger occasions such as weddings and holiday parties.
To learn more, please visit our website and click on the private dining tab.
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Private party contact
Randalyn Young, (415) 686-1669
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Presidio Foods Catering provides custom menus and full service event planning for venues within the Presidio. Please contact for more information.
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Cross street
Sheridan Ave.
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Parking details
There is ample parking just steps away from The Commissary; it is metered from 9:00am – 6:00pm and is free for the remainder of the evening.
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Public transit
The Presidio Trust provides a free shuttle service to, from, and within the park. To learn more about PresidiGo shuttle stops and MUNI connections, visit
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine