Featuring innovative intercontinental cuisine, the famed Garden Court at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco offers a superb dining experience in a glorious setting. This historic landmark serves breakfast and lunch daily as well as afternoon tea on weekends. Join us on Sundays for an unforgettable brunch in San Francisco.
When the Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1875, The Garden Court was the carriage entrance to the hotel. In 1906, following the earthquake, the Palace closed its doors for the first restoration. Three years later, the carriage entrance was transformed and The Garden Court was unveiled. Since its debut in 1909, The Garden Court has been recognized as one of the world's most beautiful public spaces.
Over the years, The Garden Court has become part of San Francisco history. The Garden Court holds many memories for many people. Shared stories of engagements, weddings, elegant dinner dances, fabulous parties and fond childhood celebrations make The Garden Court a truly magical place.
Dining in the Garden Court today is indeed a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the romance of a bygone era. Such turn-of-the-century grandeur is the signature of the Palace Hotel. From Sunday brunch and afternoon tea, to special holiday occasions and private receptions, we hope to provide you magical memories for years to come.
Don't forget to try our original Green Goddess Salad while dining at the Garden Court. When the original recipe for our Green Goddess Dressing was created, the item immediately became a permanent fixure on the menu. With limited access to fresh produce, the dressing was originally served with shredded iceberg lettuce, canned vegetables and a choice of chicken, shrimp or crab.
Today, however, the dish has evolved to include farm fresh mixed baby greens, fresh locally grown California vegetables and dungeness crab meat. The salad is also offered with a choice of dressings, including our famous Green Goddess.
View the original recipe for The Palace Hotel's Green Goddess Dressing.
Romance in The Garden Court
Welcoming innovative cocktail and culinary adventures and exquisite venues truly inspire romance. The Palace Hotel invites Valentines to immerse themselves in luxury and enjoy these captivating experiences: Valentine's Day Wine & Rose Dinner Dance, Valentine Tea, and Valentine Brunch.
For Garden Court reservations, please call (415) 546-5089 or use Open Table below to make reservations online. Tea reservations must be phoned in.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Brunch 11:00am to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Monday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea reservations are available on Saturdays between the hours of 1:00 pm to 2:30pm, as well as special days during the holiday season.
Tea reservations must be phoned in. For reservations, please call 415-546-5089.