Our original pick for brunch was closed temporarily and we had already parked – this place popped up on Yelp as 3 blocks away and opening for brunch in 4 mins.
Located in the old men’s barracks, with views of the Presidio, this is a cool location.
Despite being only just opened for brunch a few minutes earlier – they didn’t have a table for us – so we happily sat at the bar. Be sure to ask the bartender if there are any specials – b/c we heard the waitress behind us tell a table about one, but we couldn’t hear it – I asked the bartender and he didn’t know – but asked. (it was a turkey sandwich).
This place is a little pricey for brunch, and really I need to lose some weight – so we decided to split the porchetta sandwich. Now this is no Roli Roti Porchetta, but is was damn fine. A little on the smaller side. But a soft roll, with pork and loads of pork cracklings. What made this extra yummy was the spicy vinegar served to dip it into – also some solid crispy
This place used to be so good. Perhaps the pandemic along with current inflation caused the owners to cut corners. At any rate, it’s disappointing and I probably wouldn’t be back any time soon.
We started with the deviled eggs with smoked salmon. They used to have caviar instead of salmon so I’m sure they did away with this luxury. Fine. The eggs would have been good except they didn’t seem to fit the deviled egg description at all. The egg was simply hard boiled, yolk left intact, a dollop of mayonnaise and then smoked salmon on top. I prefer the yolk to be mixed and then squeezed onto the egg white. This presentation seemed lazy. I don’t enjoy eating a glob of mayo.
My husband had the croque madam and it was not served in the traditional French style to our knowledge. Pullman bread seems to be the popular thing and that’s fine but it didn’t add anything special.
I had the green goddess salad and the dressing did not taste like green goddess but a Dijon vinaigrette! Not only that, but there were only 4 or 5 slices of chicken and nothing else but lettuce. I was expecting more for the price.
The French toast my kid ordered was good. Not drenched in maple syrup but a warm fruit compote. He enjoyed it.
Service was good and food was served very fast. So no complaints there. Parking is easy here too so that’s a plus.
Nice place, but wish it would go back to their menu from a few years ago. More impressive back then. Today…. Not much to write home about.
We. come. for. the. spectacular. liver. and. onions .Service very good.Parking easy
Really great evening at PSD with friends. I had almost given up on having great restaurant experiences having had a run of mediocre or bad ones and deciding this was our “new normal” give the challenges of staffing. But Presidio Social Club gave us great food, great service and great ambience start to finish. All the staff were lovely and on top of everything. The food was either good or really good. Cocktails perfect. Literally can’t fault anything. Thanks for making a special gathering of friends feel truly special
This used to me MY FAVORITE restaurant in SF. The decor, the ambience, the food, the service was fire. That is, before the previous General Manager left the business. I heard a rumor that there was a new owner but can’t find any corroboration online.
I took my bf to PSC for a romantic, tasty birthday dinner and was totally disappointed. The decor went from the original officer’s club vibe that made it unique and historical-adjacent to its location to some weird, industrial vibe. They’ve taken the best entree off the menu (the meatloaf), and the usually delicious Mary’s half chicken entree I order came with unmemorable veggies. Some of the best appetizers and sides from the original menu have also disappeared.
Our server was a mess- we were sat for 15 minutes before waters were dropped and another 5 minutes before drink orders were taken. A couple guys sat down 10 minutes after we did and were served first. The only good thing about the new PSC is the bartender came through with an excellent extra dry vodka martini and the espresso martin was decent.
I will not be recommending this new version of PSC to anyone.
I’m sad to say that as my first time back to the presidio social club since covid, this was a definitely bummer! That ambiance has even changed with tables incredibly close together such that we couldn’t help chatting throughout our meal with our neighbors as they could already hear every word.
The cocktails were a bit of a disappointment, we ordered a gin and tonic and the mezcal drink, which was the better of the two but nothing to write home about, certainly not worth the price.
Lastly, the food was a really disappointment. We had the steak tartare, the papardelle pasta, and the vanilla cheesecake. I honestly would have rather gone a bit hungry than had that steak tartare. It was a bit tough for Wagyu beef and over seasoned such that you couldn’t taste the meat. The pasta was the better entree with really good sauce but I wouldn’t come back for it. My date felt as though even with the pasta “something was off” about the sauce. I just thought it was overly sweet.
Lastly, the cheesecake was really unusual topped with pineapple and certainly edible but I bizarre compilation of flavors and certainly didn’t taste ultra fresh or homemade.
Overall, we are sad to say that we will not be back here given how incredibly pricey it was for a very underwhelming meal and experience. Such a shame for the incredible location!
Mediocre meal. Nothing outstanding. Too many restaurant choices in San Francisco to dine there.
Brunch on Saturday with friends. it’s an ok place if you have no where else to eat or the location is convenient but the food is just ok and the service is the same. Server had to be reminded 3 times to bring the side of bacon and the coffee for our friends and the roast beef sandwich was missing the horseradish sauce. Coffee was just ok. Eggs and toast were basic.
All in all we won’t be returning
I am feeling like this place is good but not worth the price. The sandwiches are not special. I had the eggs with goat cheese and I felt like it was something I could make at home. The melon with prosciutto was good but once again nothing special. My friend liked the French toast. I wouldn’t make a special trip to go here for breakfast.
Sat at the bar for dinner. Nice atmosphere, but high prices. Burger was tasty and heirloom salad was spot on. Two burgers, one shared appetizer, one beer , one cocktail = $100.