About Greens Restaurant

Bld. A, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
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While enjoying one of San Francisco's most dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, diners savor Chef Annie Somerville’s imaginative vegetarian cuisine that features local seasonal organic produce and the finest ingredients. Greens emphasizes wonderful dishes created with a balance of colors, flavor and a contrast of textures inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Asia, Mexico and the American Southwest.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:45pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday ($58 per person prix fixe menu only): 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch:Saturday 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm,

Cross Street:
Buchanan/Marina

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 771-6222

Website:
http://www.greensrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Paid parking available in Fort Mason. Entry at Laguna and Marina Blvd.

Executive Chef:
Annie Somerville

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The entire restaurant may be reserved for a special event with a sit down capacity of 125 people or a standing reception for up to 200 people. Please contact Laura@greensrestaurant.com

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Private Dining

Greens is available for a buyout any day or evening. We can accommodate up to 135 people for a sit down meal and 200 people for a standing reception.

Greens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.4

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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A Gift

Dined 3 days ago

My husband was given a gift certificate which we used for our dinner. What a lovely treat! I wish you had a location in Toronto.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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ambience5
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Yummy, as always

Dined 3 days ago

Once again, Greens met all our expectations, both for the view (window table - thank you!) and the culinary delights. Our server was attentive and responsive. We love this place!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience3
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Consistently Good Food

vip
Dined 3 days ago

The food here is so flavorful and inventive; it's easy to take people who have never tried vegetarian cooking. The setting is ideal, especially if you book a window table. I'm used to a consistently good experience. The food on this visit was outstanding but the service was lacking. We had to chase down the waitress several times and she never apologized. Disappointing, but not the norm for them. Will try again.

food5
ambience4
service5

Great food, well presented. A bit loud.

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Great food, well presented. A bit loud.

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Asparagus Pizza is to die for! The best ...

Dined 3 days ago

Asparagus Pizza is to die for! The best I've ever had.

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Outstanding vegetarian experience

Dined 4 days ago

in Francisco, Greens is a must. We love the food, the atmosphere, and the view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We have never had anything on the menu that we didn't like.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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ambience5
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The food at Greens was, per usual, fan ...

vip
Dined on April 25, 2016

The food at Greens was, per usual, fantastic. I felt a bit rushed as my server asked for our drinks, appetizer, and main course choices right away. The food came out promptly, and we didn't get a chance to chat and enjoy the ambiance and the view as much as hoped. But my wife loved every morsel of the meal and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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Food great. Ambiance so-so

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

Ambiance was really disappointing. I was there on a Saturday night and the restaurant was basically DEAD. There was NO music playing. The acoustics made the environment feel so quite and had i not been on date with my boyfriend, I wouldn't have enjoyed it much. Food is pretty good, but for focusing on veggies, could have been better.

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ambience5
service5
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The Best View... but needs more wow

Dined on April 24, 2016

Everything was great, nice folks, but the food was a little underwhelming, especially for the price.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Nice View

Dined on April 24, 2016

This is a great place to take an out-of-town guest, particularly a vegetarian guest. The view from the restaurant is lovely. The food is fine, but not great. The wine list is decent.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience4
service4
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Rustic, wholesome...and kind of dull

Dined on April 24, 2016

It's been a few years since our last visit to Greens, and it may be a few more after this dinner. It was good--nothing really wrong with the food, and the service was attentive enough. It just lacked the special quality I remember from before: dishes were tasty enough, and fairly well presented--but just not very innovative. The emphasis seems to be on straightforward flavors, but not as much creativity or surprises as I'd hope for. Specifically, the forest mushrooms and spinach-stuffed filo served on a tagine of chickpeas almost seemed like two dishes fighting each other rather than a cohesive whole. The curry flavor of the tagine was a bit intense. My appetizer of quinoa cauliflower griddle cakes was OK--but barely browned on the outside (I saw they looked more done at the table next to ours) and fell apart too easily--nothing really held them together. The romescu sauce and crème fraiche were tasty companions, but overall the dish didn't wow me. Desserts were a bit ordinary too...not bad, but not very imaginative in presentation. Greens seems to be relying on its reputation (and its view) at the expense of challenging itself in the kitchen.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
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One of the most picturesque views in SF

Dined on April 24, 2016

Healthy, flavorful vegetarian food with an epic view, comfortable ambiance, and extremely warm staff. An easy recommendation for anyone who's interested.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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As always, the food is fresh, flavorful, ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

As always, the food is fresh, flavorful, & unique. The views are spectacular.

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Greens in Fort Mason, SF never disappoints!

Dined on April 23, 2016

I have visited Greens several times, both for brunch/lunch as well as dinner. This place is awesome--right from the gorgeous single paneled wood door down to the last bite of dessert. The drinks/wine list is great--we have always enjoyed fantastic cocktails here. The food is delicately flavored and fresh. The view is to die for. I would recommend picking a sunny day to make the most of your visit to Fort Mason. Weekends preferred--there are several boutiques, coffee shops around greens to hang out in. This place is very kid-friendly, provided your kids are not loud and won't disturb other diners. Seat yourself at the window so the kids can enjoy watching the sea lions and boats coming in.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience5
service2
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Very disappointed

Dined on April 22, 2016

I've been to the Greens many times and have always enjoyed it. This time was not one of those. I ordered the pupusa appetizer for $15, and it consisted of three silver dollar sized, uninteresting items with a boring sauce. Totally overpriced. The menu was uninteresting with sandwiches and pasta and other grain based items being the primary ingredient to almost every dish other than the salads. I left hungry and extremely disappointed after paying upscale prices for less than average food.

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ambience4
service3
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San Jose

Dined on April 22, 2016

Greens has a beautiful view of the harbor in San Francisco & is worth a visit! We had the grilled cheese & mushroom sandwich which was excellent. The accompanying salad was really good too. We also had another salad with avocado which was excellent. Unfortunately, the carrot cake was sub par and should definitely be skipped. Service is adequate though not friendly.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
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ambience5
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Beautiful

Dined on April 20, 2016

Beautiful! The food is superb. Of the four of us, two were reluctant to go because it is vegetarian but all of us loved our meal. Service was excellent. Easy to have a conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
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We waited a very long time for service a ...

Dined on April 19, 2016

We waited a very long time for service at all parts of the meal. The food was overall good, with a couple of slightly off notes--the beets on the Indian plate didn't work, etc. portion sizes of apps are good for 1, but small for sharing. As higher end vegetarian restaurants go, this was definitely very good, but not great.

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Disappointed by the flavors, presentatio ...

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

Disappointed by the flavors, presentation and pricing. Cocktail was good but wine list was mediocre at best. Decent service though. Not worth a second visit.

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Wonderful - never disappoints!

Dined on April 15, 2016

Wonderful - never disappoints! Changing menu - with a few dishes that are ever-popular. Large windows looking out at the water.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
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Amazing I'll again and again Where can y ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Amazing I'll again and again Where can you go to restaurant where the monks bless your greens

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Great vegetarian food

Dined on April 15, 2016

Good service but our seating was cold since we had some kind of tunneling of cold air from the front door opening. Might recommend a few more entrees.

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Delicious food, lovely service, rude other diners

Dined on April 15, 2016

We had a lovely birthday dinner for my husband at Greens. We LOVED the food and the server was great. Unfortunately, the table next to us was incredibly obnoxious; they were loud and discussing all manner of highly inappropriate behaviors. It really put a damper on our evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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My SF Favorite

Dined on April 15, 2016

My favorite restaurant when I visit San Francisco. I go for special occasions--anniversaries, get together with special friends--and I go for the sheer pleasure of a delicious meal in a gorgeous setting.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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Good service, decent portion size, terri ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Good service, decent portion size, terrific view! Make a reservation about 1 hour before sunset and request a window seat... or wait for one. Eat and drink slowly, make excuses to linger...sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge is super! Side note: Location is a little hard to find due to poor signage

food3
ambience5
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value2

Great view, not a good value

Dined on April 15, 2016

Recently went to Green's to celebrate an anniversary (we both eat vegan). The view is unbeatable although it's best to go just before or after sunset otherwise the sun is blinding and the shades are down. It was a bit challenging to find vegan options, but our server was very accommodating (and got one of our orders wrong). Maybe our limited palette limited us exploring the menu fully, I'm also gluten-free and sugar-free. I have a hard time grocking $24 - $27 vegetable entrees, especially in an establishment owned by Buddhists, something is off there for me and I'm not sure I'd go back.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5
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Usually it is quite crowded so reservati ...

Dined on April 14, 2016

Usually it is quite crowded so reservations are a good idea , especially on weekends and when there are events at Fort Mason

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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As Good as Always!

Dined on April 14, 2016

Greens has been a favorite for 35+ years. I'm generally a carnivore, but always leave Greens feeling full & happy - it's the very best veggie restaurant in the Bay Area! Pricey, but worth it.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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Upscale vegetarian

vip
Dined on April 11, 2016

A great find while visiting San Francisco. Attentive service. Good options for vegans as well. The carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream was AMAZING. Would definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Wonderful staff, food and facility!

vip
Dined on April 11, 2016

Wonderful staff, food and facility!

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The Greens

Dined on April 11, 2016

Great , gourmet food ....although this is a vegetarian restaurant, everyone of all tastes would be satisfied. My friend who is a vegan had many delicious choices. Whenever I visit San Francisco, I always have a meal at Greens.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
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Lovely view, bad service

Dined on April 10, 2016

I love going to Greens for the feel of the beautiful interior space in a historical building, the abundant natural light and the offering of good vegetarian food. However , the service is consistently sub par. Our server was on auto pilot, barely present both physically and mentally. Clearly, the training and maintaining of a service staff that matches the price, reputation and location is not a priority. I brought a guest from out of state who is a sophisticated diner, hoping to impress with an overall great experience. Once again I was reminded of why I go to Greens only once every couple of years . The food itself is good, but not great. Having been to Tassajara many times, I find the daily meals there to be far superior to this upscale restaurant that was inspired by the retreat property. The service is consistently mediocre to poor. The interior space remains the best thing about the experience .

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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I've gone to Greens many times over the ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

I've gone to Greens many times over the years, this was the first time I and my friends had poor service. It's a great location, but I've increasingly found the quality and portion of the food to be overpriced. I also think it's odd that as a health conscious restaurant they do not offer gluten free options.

Tags: scenic view
food5
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Loved the warm cauliflower salad! Red cu ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Loved the warm cauliflower salad! Red curry was also terrific, and there is plenty of both dishes to share. Waitress recommended a nice wine pairing as well. You can't beat the Marina Bay view and art studio location in Fort Mason Center -- artsy and earthy.

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Everything tasted good, but nothing was ...

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

Everything tasted good, but nothing was exciting or interesting. Overpriced for what it is.

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Menu and flavors are amazing. Great cho ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Menu and flavors are amazing. Great choice for Vegetarians, Vegans and everyone else. Carnivores will be so wowed with how good the food is, they won't even miss the meat. Beautiful setting with lots of fun things to do at Fort Mason.

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Good all around but slow service

Dined on April 8, 2016

Experts at vegetarian menu, gorgeous bay views, but each time I've been there over the last 15 years, the server gets bogged down.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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ambience3
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Hot house Greens

Dined on April 7, 2016

It was so miserably hot inside Greens it was impossible to enjoy anything . This is no exaggeration ! People were fanning themselves with the menus . Food was really good but overall experience was miserable .

Tags: fit for foodies
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Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Dined on April 6, 2016

Scrumptious lunch items. The Black Bean Chili has a very nice kick to it and the asparagus pizza was quite tasty. Great service and our window seat had an outstanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure to check out their "to go" service with sandwiches, salads, coffees and excellent desserts.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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ambience5
service3
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vegetarian with a view

Dined on April 6, 2016

wonderful sunset view on Golden Gate Bridge with very good vegetarion food

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view

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