San Francisco Culinary Delights in the Presidio
Not only is the Presidio packed with San Francisco history, it’s also a great place to find some of the city’s best homegrown food and drink. Here are some great places to dine within the national park.
Arguello (50 Moraga Ave.)
Whether you're at Arguello for after-work drinks or a weekend lunch, it's sure to please. Located inside the Presidio Officers' Club, Arguello is best known for its Mexican cuisine and craft cocktails. It's a great place to grab a bite after exploring the Presidio, and offers an expansive patio with a fire pit to keep you warm and toasty when the fog rolls in.
The Commissary (101 Montgomery St.)
Did someone say social hour? Sip sangria and munch on Spanish-influenced California cuisine driven by sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients at The Commissary. You can choose between traditional and bar seating, outdoor seating on the front porch, and "front row" seating surrounding an open kitchen where guests can watch the chefs in action.
The Commissary is open Mon.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; closed Sundays. Social Hour happens Mon.-Fri., 5-6:30 p.m.
Presidio Cafe at the Presidio Golf Course (300 Finley Rd.)
If burgers and brews aren't a perfect combination after a round of golf, we don't know what is. Presidio Cafe features comfort food with California flair in a casual clubhouse environment, open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Presidio Palms Cafe (39 Mesa St.)
Looking for a place to grab an on-the-go snack? Presidio Palms Cafe churns out espressos and coffees all day long and serves pastries, fresh salads, sandwiches and more. Try a few of their choice brews from Presidio-based Fort Point Beer Company. The cafe is open weekdays only, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presidio Picnic (Main Parade Ground)
Every third Sunday of the month, from March through October, the Presidio Trust and Off the Grid host the Presidio Picnic, a free community event that bring special focus to the food and diverse cultures of the Bay Area. Enjoy entertainment, lawn games, and music on the Main Parade Ground,as well as an international roster of food trucks serving delicious bites.
Presidio Social Club (563 Ruger St.)
Originally a military barrack in the early 1900s, this historic building has transformed into a modern eatery offering seasonal comfort foods. Presidio Social Club's menu favorites include classic American fare like meatloaf, deviled eggs, prime rib, and much more.
Reservations are available for dinner Wed.-Sat. (5-9 p.m.), and brunch on Saturdays (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sundays (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Lunch Tues.-Fri. is walk-in service only.
Sessions at the Presidio (1 Letterman Dr.)
If you appreciate craft beer and high-quality food, look no further than dining at Sessions at the Presidio. This modern gastropub features more than 100 craft beers and makes some irresistibly tasty dishes made with sustainably sourced produce.
Dine at Sessions at the Presidio Tues.-Fri. from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
The Presidio is easily accessible via the free PresidiGo Shuttle or San Francisco's Muni system. For more information on dining options and a calendar of culinary events in the Presidio, please visit the Presidio online.