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.
For Garden Court reservations, please call (415) 546-5089 or use the OpenTable widget on the right to make reservations online. Tea reservations must be phoned in.