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Sessions - Sessions at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Sessions at the Presidio

4.4
4.4
1448 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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2 people

11:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–7:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 655-9413

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sessions at the Presidio can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant has a private dining room which can accommodate 24 seated guests or 30 reception style. Our outdoor beer garden is available May through October weather permitting and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception. <br />We also offer full service for the Skywalker Room event space adjacent to our restaurant. The Skywalker room can accommodate groups of up to 80 seated or 120 reception style.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sessions at the Presidio's private dining room can accommodate 24 seated & 35 guests reception style or 80 seated & 120 guests reception style in the Skywalker Room. Our heated patio is also available for your event, and the restaurant is available for buyout for your group of up to 349!

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (415) 872-5489

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Cross street

    Lyon St

  • Parking details

    Parking: Plentiful parking is always available in the Letterman Digital Arts Center underground parking structure. We offer 2 hours of discounted parking at $5 for all guests who dine with us.

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation: Sessions is accessible by nearby Muni bus stops. Lines 28, 30, 41, 43, 45 and 76X, and also by the Presidigo downtown shuttle.http://presidiobus.com/

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,448 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Kid Friendly

  • San Francisco

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. S

    Spencer

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Weird experience. It was a cold blustery day, but they sat us on the exposed outside terrace without asking our preference. Plenty of space indoors but none of the tables were set and only one party was eating. Not sure what was up but a bit short on hospitality.
  2. EC

    EdwardC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While a limited menu, the salmon is excellent. The ambience and outside seating availability, including heaters and also blankets as needed is a definite plus in chilly SF.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded 2 days agoThank you Edward C for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Damien H

  3. BH

    BabetteH

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrid BEET SALAD — hideous mystery ingredients and horrid Caesar’s salad which even a novice could make very well — who in the name of god puts dill in Caesar’s salad DISGUSTING I WILL NEVER NEVER GO BACK — my god what’s with this place
  4. D

    Doodles

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was fine. Wish ALL servers were masked. It is ludicrous that it’s $22 for a hamburger for adults and only $12 for kids. The only difference is that hamburger for adults has lettuce and tomato, not quite worth an additional $10!
  5. AA

    AngieA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Sessions, highly recommended!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded 6 days agoThank you Angie A, we really appreciate your kind words. We'd love to see you again soon! Damien H

  6. o

    oldschool

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great settings. Delicious drinks good food.
  7. AL

    AnneL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening with excellent food and quiet service.
  8. SF

    SFdiner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We were outdoors. The ambiance and food were terrific. It can get a little windy but a small price to pay for such a nice venue. The service was a bit slow, which I have experienced in the past as well. I suspect it is part of the inevitable Covid shortages, etc.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went for Dinner. This review is based off their dinner menu. I believe they serve lunch and brunch with different menu’s. Upon arriving… it’s not very clear where it’s located after we found parking 2 blocks away. It’s tricky to find if you don’t know the area. The staff was nice and our server did a wonderful job. The food was all right. The menu is all over the board. It sort of doesn’t make sense. Is there cuisine American, Italian, etc or are they a fish restaurant that serves steak and pasta dishes. Maybe none of those. The atmosphere is not cozy or intimate by any means. The tables are huge inside unless sitting outside, where you have a choice of tall pub tables or outdoor Cafe tables. No heating lamps but they offer blankets. Who wants to eat with blankets over their shoulders? Anyway, It’s an okay restaurant located in a beautiful part of the Presidio. Which I believe is the reason why this restaurant has stayed alive. It’s not my first, second or even 8th choices of places to eat. I’d only go again if I happened to be hanging out at the beautiful Duck/swan pond and park which is directly in front of the restaurant. I’m other words, I’d go out of convenience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Restaurant is very nice with its location in the Presidio. The service was good but unfortunately 3 of the 6 of us ordered steak frites and NY and the meat was tough. Super disappointing. My daughter had the lamb chops which were good but super small with barely any meat. The cheese and meat appetizer were super good. The mixed drinks were good. The other guest had a salad which she liked. I would try it again just wouldn’t order any meat dishes.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 16, 2022I'm very sorry to hear that the steaks didn't meet your expectations. Our beef for the steak frites comes from our ranch and normally receives rave reviews. I'll share this feedback with the Executive Chef. However, I was pleased to read that all the other aspects of your dining experience did meet with your approval. Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to your next visit. Damien H

  11. W

    Welshman

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seating on patio, friendly professional wait staff, excellent menu options, delicious food and drinks and desserts at very fair prices, and perfect weather. All and all a fabulous brunch in a beautiful setting!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you very much Welshman for your visit and nice comments. We are delighted to know that you and your guest had a nice time with us. We look forward to your next visit! Juan B

  12. JE

    JoyfulEating

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Convenient place to eat in the Presidio. Hamburger is top notch!! Service is very attentive. Couldn't help but notice that while all the bus staff was Latino no waiters were.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for your review JoyfulEating. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the burger and service. We pride ourselves very much on having an inclusive and diverse team here at Sessions. I can assure you that we have multiple servers who are Latino. Juan B

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve had in a long time! The beet salad was outstanding the grilled chicken was amazing the pork chops special was next level and the chocolate moose for desert and cappuccino Were seriously the icing on the cake! I can’t recommend this place enough! The quality of the food was amazing the vegetables were perfect, Unique farm to table experience.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 5, 2022Our hard working culinary team will be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Damien H

  14. RS

    ReginaSF

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, attentive waiter, enjoyed our meal, the weather was lovely, perfect outdoor dining space. Definitely come again

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 5, 2022ReginaSF - sounds like all the boxes were checked during your visit! YAY!!! Your review and patronage mean the world to us. Thank you and please see us again soon! Juan B

  15. AW

    AmandaW

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great food! Only outside dining , very cold

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on June 5, 2022Thank you Amanda, we are glad that you liked our food ,but feel bad that you had to endure the cold. We do offer indoor dining, so please be sure to ask the host or the server to seat you where you prefer. Come see us again soon! Juan B

  16. JF

    JenniferF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Host only reluctantly gave us a table near a heater because she had 2 other people with reservations at the same time as ours. The other reservations never appeared while we were dining. One of our group’s martini was so watered down she asked to replace it with a glass of wine. Unfortunately they forgot to remove it from our bill. The same exact same thing happen the last time we dined there.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner, and out waiter Martin was great! Would recommend! Great food and great atmosphere

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you very much for your review and visit..... we truly appreciate them both Come back and see us again! We will be sure to pass along your nice comments to the team! Juan B

  18. RH

    ReneeH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food tasted well, although it was rather pricey for the amount received. Not even bread or anything extra delivered to the table. The service was terrible. When asked what a particular ingredient was, the waiter‘s response was “it’s a sauce“. Additionally, he never came back to ask how anything tasted nor did he offer us any dessert, coffee, etc. I had made a notation when I made the reservation that it was my friend‘s birthday and they had said that she would receive a little treat but that didn’t happen. We could tell the waiter didn’t want to be there. His attitude and lack of service definitely put a damper on the night.
  19. ES

    Eat4Sure

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow, but polite. The atmosphere, view, and food were excellent.
  20. PV

    PaulonVallejo

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We love the open terrace which almost always has outdoor seating. We've had good experience and bad with the food, but the burger is dependable and the twice cooked fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The service has often always been a bit slow at times and we usually roll with it. This last time, we had a very bad waiter who was impatient, surly, and rude to the point that if we went and got him again, I'd walk out the door. I know it's hard to get good staff these days but going out to eat is one part food, one part ambiance, and one part service/experience, and the third element can kill the vibe even faster than the first two.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere! Hostess kindly took our order as waitress unavailable after we had been waiting for awhile. Hamburger very good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The server we had was incredibly rude. He got upset and yelled at me because I requested for the deviled eggs to be made without caviar. I am vegetarian. I asked this request about 20 seconds after placing the order. He became very upset and screamed at me in front of several other customers “next time tell the server immediately“ and then huffed and puffed and stormed off. It was very inappropriate. I have the right to request modification to be made as a customer. If it’s not possible, I have the right to be respectfully told so. I felt like a child getting scolded.
  23. n

    nonetnut

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    although I requested to be seated outside when I made the reservation, the hostess claimed they had no knowledge of that, and told me to "make sure that their staff had that written down the request". I rather impolitely suggested that that was their job, I had no interest in policing them...
  24. SC

    StephC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the ambience! The restaurant was beautiful and clean. Food was tasty and beautifully plated. Service was decent, but could use a little more finesse and warmth at times.
  25. JC

    JimmyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable setting with great service. The location is A+, within Presidio and across the street from Palace of Art. Easy parking too.
  26. TD

    TomD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not sure what all of the fuss was about. I found the place to be like a college dining hall.
  27. ST

    SheriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant experience- the location is perfect, easy parking on a weekday evening. Fried Chicken sandwich was delicious!!!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 20, 2022Thank you Sheri T for your kind words, come visit us again soon! Damien H

  28. KF

    KarenaF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sessions such a perfect venue for many occasions. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The outside, when it’s warm, is just lovely. And the food and cocktails are excellent.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you very much KarenaF. We appreciate your nice comments, as well as your patronage. The patio on a warm day is hard to beat! Come see us again soon Juan B

  29. TP

    TimmyP

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but not great, especially given the price points. Our table had a chicken sandwich and burger, and the fries were the best part of each dish.
  30. SF

    SFmama11

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal at Sessions. We had beet salad and hamburgers. The salad came right away, but it took a very long time for the hamburgers to appear. We even went to look for the waiter to see where our meal was. The quinoa/beet salad was delicious and the hamburger was good but not outstanding (and we expected better given the price.) We ate on the terrace and it was a bit cold/drafty.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  32. SM

    ShoppingMary

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Not a place for a special occasion.
  33. d

    driedyam

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came out here with a friend for the May the 4th Be With You event. Energy here was fantastic and the food was amazing. Ordered the burger and one of the themed cocktails which was a perfect pairing. In addition to the meal we did a wine tasting and rum flight to complete the whole experience. Would love to come back here soon!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 17, 2022Driedyam! Thank you for your review and your visit. Our May the Fourth festivities are getting better and better each year. We hope to see you again soon...... Juan B

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great chicken sandwich!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 6, 2022Glad you enjoyed!! We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Damien H.

  35. JH

    JerryH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner! Great service, enjoyed the wine and various drinks!!!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 6, 2022Thank you very much for your review and visit..... we truly appreciate them both Come back and see us again! Damien H.

  36. R

    Redf00t

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Our server Brandon was delightful, cheerful and helpful. Would certainly enjoy dining here again.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 7, 2022Thankyou very much Redf00t! Brandon is one of our stars here at Sessions and we will pass along your comments regarding his service. We would love to have you join us again! Juan B

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great for brunch on a weekend outside! Easy parking via presidio or decent street parking on the Marina side. Max is excellent as a server!

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 14, 2022Thank you very much for your review! We are not surprised by your comments about Max - he is one of our Stars here at Sessions! We are glad to know that he took good care of you. Brunch on a nice day on our patio is hard to beat in SF! Come see us again! Juan B

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Nice and attentive service, food expensive, appetizers yummy, main dishes lacked seasoning and burger cooked well done, asked for medium, fries lacked seasoning and salt. $100 for lunch, 2 people, no drinks.
  39. LS

    LSP1234

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great deck. Nice location. Easy garage parking ($5). The food is quite good and the service is excellent. Dog friendly which is a big bonus for my family.

    Sessions at the PresidioResponded on May 2, 2022Thank you so very much for your review LSP1234! We are thrilled to read that the food and service were to your liking and that the deck (our dog friendly area) was to your liking. I agree with you that the parking fee of $5 is a huge benefit which many of our guests enjoy. Come see us again soon Juan B

  40. R

    Reliable

    San Francisco

    198 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. The vibe is kind of corporate event space, but it’s pleasant enough. I can imagine it’s great to sit outside on a nice day. Overall, a pleasant surprise.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.4 stars by 1448 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Google Map for Sessions at the Presidio

1 Letterman Drive San Francisco, CA 94129

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lyon St

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–7:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking: Plentiful parking is always available in the Letterman Digital Arts Center underground parking structure. We offer 2 hours of discounted parking at $5 for all guests who dine with us.

  • Public transit

    Public Transportation: Sessions is accessible by nearby Muni bus stops. Lines 28, 30, 41, 43, 45 and 76X, and also by the Presidigo downtown shuttle.http://presidiobus.com/

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 655-9413

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sessions at the Presidio can accommodate all your special event needs. The restaurant has a private dining room which can accommodate 24 seated guests or 30 reception style. Our outdoor beer garden is available May through October weather permitting and can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception. <br />We also offer full service for the Skywalker Room event space adjacent to our restaurant. The Skywalker room can accommodate groups of up to 80 seated or 120 reception style.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    Sessions at the Presidio's private dining room can accommodate 24 seated & 35 guests reception style or 80 seated & 120 guests reception style in the Skywalker Room. Our heated patio is also available for your event, and the restaurant is available for buyout for your group of up to 349!

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (415) 872-5489

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