San Francisco Restaurants

Meet The Chef

Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan

Growing up on a farm in Seattle I was raised on fresh vegetables, organic free range meats and home-made dairy products. That farm to fork approach will always be my inspiration. Today as a professional chef working in California I am constantly researching and sourcing the best of everything for our guests at the Palace Hotel. Our menus are designed around fresh, locale ingredients to create dishes that are pure, uncomplicated and simply delicious.



Our San Francisco location provides access to many farming areas such as Sonoma, Napa, Sebastopol and Petaluma. I have the luxury of visiting these local farms and knowing the incredible experience of holding the goats that provide the milk to create the best cheese, forging for mushrooms and hand picking vegetables from the field  – it is truly inspiring.   It doesn’t get more hands on than that.  Being part of that process is so exciting and I want to share that with our guests.  They can see and taste the level of commitment.  Watching them enjoy the end result is a pure celebration for me as a chef.

At the Palace, my team and I are fortunate to create food for three unique venues. The Garden Court is our captivating, timeless beauty.  GC Lounge is a chic, modern trendsetter. The Pied Piper is like a classically handsome, welcoming friend.  Three famed dining venues, each with their own distinctive flavor and personality.

Garden Court

Recognized as one of the most beautiful rooms in the world, the breathtaking Garden Court is crowned by a glass dome atrium and shimmering Austrian crystal chandeliers. The sun filled room offers a relaxed, elegant dining environment legendary in San Francisco.  Led by Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan, the culinary team prepares San Francisco Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, Signature Tea and City Brunch.  The Garden Court celebrates its traditions and innovative culinary creations that make an unforgettable dining experience.

Hours of Operation
  • Breakfast:
    Mon-Fri: 6:30AM-10:30AM
    Sat: 6:30AM-11:00 AM
    Sun: 7:00AM-10:00AM
  • Lunch:
    Mon-Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM
  • City Brunch:
    Sun: 10:00AM-1:30PM. Holiday brunch offered seasonally.
  • Signature Tea:
    Sat: 2:00PM-5:00PM. Extended holiday hours offered seasonally.

GC Lounge

The stylish GC Lounge is a vibrant, magical experience in a historic landmark.  Meet and mingle or simply relax and indulge in a little luxury by day or night.  Enjoy Tea Time in the afternoon or savory bites, signature cocktails, curated wines and decadent desserts in the evening.

Hours of Operation
  • Tea Time: Mon-Sun, 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Evenings: Mon-Sun, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Pied Piper

Named after the famous Maxfield Parrish painting that graces this handsome room, the Pied Piper is warm and inviting. With its beautiful mosaic tile floor and rich, oak walls, it is the perfect place to enjoy casual dining and signature cocktails.

Hours of Operation
  • Lunch:
    Mon-Sun: 11:30AM-3:00PM
  • Dinner:
    Mon-Sun: 3:00PM-11:00PM
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Palace Hotel,
A Luxury Collection Hotel

2 New Montgomery Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105, United States