Greens Restaurant

★★★★★
The sacred cow of upscale vegetarian restaurants and a San Francisco tradition.
  • Fort Mason Center, Building A

    San Francisco, CA 94123

    Cross street: Marina Boulevard

    Map & Directions
  • 415-771-6222

About Greens Restaurant

Hours
Mon 5:30pm-9pm Tue-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9pm Sun 10:30am-2pm

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I am so glad that I was not the one paying for dinner, because I would have refused to. We got 2 appetizers, the squash blossoms and the spring rolls. The blossoms were obviously frozen and chewy. These were something you would get at

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I am so glad that I was not the one paying for dinner, because I would have refused to. We got 2 appetizers, the squash blossoms and the spring rolls. The blossoms were obviously frozen and chewy. These were something you would get at

Pros: good wine, good attmosphere

Cons: way too expensive for what you get, bad food

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Greens is my favorite restaurant hands down (I've eaten at a lot of great places too). It's very Californian and 100% vegetarian. The atmosphere is great too. The recipes are seemingly simple, but usually has quite a lot of flavor. And

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Greens is my favorite restaurant hands down (I've eaten at a lot of great places too). It's very Californian and 100% vegetarian. The atmosphere is great too. The recipes are seemingly simple, but usually has quite a lot of flavor. And

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Pricey

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Very pleasant and unusual place. Wood all over the restaurant, view on the Marina (not the tourist one, the one in West North Beach).\r
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It is a vegetarian restaurant and it is definitively a trip in the "Taste world".\r
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Very pleasant and unusual place. Wood all over the restaurant, view on the Marina (not the tourist one, the one in West North Beach).\r
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Pros: Gorgeous view, excellent service, creative and organic food

Cons: Closes at 9 PM, not the cheapest in town

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I've now been to Greens twice, and both trips were highly enjoyable. As a vegetarian, I of course appreciate a meat-free menu that strives to be innovative. The food is outstanding, and the menu is so variegated that every mood will be met with satisfaction. The waitstaff is incredibly attentive without being intrusive, and both of my waiters have had the perfect wine recommendations for my meals. In addition to fantastic food and service, the setting is lovely -- the restaurant overlooks the marina. Definitely one of my favorite spots to eat in San Francisco!

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I've now been to Greens twice, and both trips were highly enjoyable. As a vegetarian, I of course appreciate a meat-free menu that strives to be innovative. The food is outstanding, and the menu is so variegated that every mood will be met with satisfaction. The waitstaff is incredibly attentive without being intrusive, and both of my waiters have had the perfect wine recommendations for my meals. In addition to fantastic food and service, the setting is lovely -- the restaurant overlooks the marina. Definitely one of my favorite spots to eat in San Francisco!

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Greens is a good restaurant for the vegetarian's palate. They have specially prepared vegie dishes and they taste very good. If you're not a vegetarian, this may not be the place for you.

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Greens is a good restaurant for the vegetarian's palate. They have specially prepared vegie dishes and they taste very good. If you're not a vegetarian, this may not be the place for you.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants. The Greens is a fine dining establishment, serving vegetarian cuisine that is divine. The restaurant itself is stunning--it is housed in a converted warehouse with large windows from floor to ceiling, and a spectacular view of the marina and the golden gate bridge.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants. The Greens is a fine dining establishment, serving vegetarian cuisine that is divine. The restaurant itself is stunning--it is housed in a converted warehouse with large windows from floor to ceiling, and a spectacular view of the marina and the golden gate bridge.

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I remember Green's when it was unique, interesting, and there were always items on the menu that were fresh and exciting. That was then. I still go back periodically, but have been disappointed every time. It seems that Green's is

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I remember Green's when it was unique, interesting, and there were always items on the menu that were fresh and exciting. That was then. I still go back periodically, but have been disappointed every time. It seems that Green's is

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Excellent food, service, and ambience. Long wait usually, I wish they had longer hours. One of my favorites though.

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Excellent food, service, and ambience. Long wait usually, I wish they had longer hours. One of my favorites though.

Pros: view, ambience, food, service

Cons: busy, price is high

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To set the stage, my wife is mostly vegan and I am not. I stray on the side of whole foods and eat a lot less meat because of her. \r
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The location seems very difficult to get to. You need to go inside the military base to get there ...

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To set the stage, my wife is mostly vegan and I am not. I stray on the side of whole foods and eat a lot less meat because of her. \r
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The location seems very difficult to get to. You need to go inside the military base to get there ...

Pros: Good Idea

Cons: Over priced for the taste

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I really love the concept and execution of Greens. I think the whole Zen collective vegetarian thing is fun and totally Bay Area.

Everything I've had there has been pretty delicious. Nothing has been super ground breaking or cutting edge but it was still inventive, seasonal, and delicious. It's vegetarian, but it's not health food. People often are appalled at the idea of no meat but they should definitely give Greens a try. It's vegetarian but it's satisfying.

The location is great and offers some beautiful views of the bay.

The wine list is well selected and while California centric offers some interesting and off-beat stuff (not just your overpriced, big name, fruit-bomb Napa cab fests).

They also have a great to-go lunch which I highly recommend.

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I really love the concept and execution of Greens. I think the whole Zen collective vegetarian thing is fun and totally Bay Area.

Everything I've had there has been pretty delicious. Nothing has been super ground breaking or cutting edge but it was still inventive, seasonal, and delicious. It's vegetarian, but it's not health food. People often are appalled at the idea of no meat but they should definitely give Greens a try. It's vegetarian but it's satisfying.

The location is great and offers some beautiful views of the bay.

The wine list is well selected and while California centric offers some interesting and off-beat stuff (not just your overpriced, big name, fruit-bomb Napa cab fests).

They also have a great to-go lunch which I highly recommend.

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This our habitual favorite San Francisco restaurant. Great food, lovely views, fair prices and good service.\r
The seasonal menu is delicious and the wines are interesting and well priced. Window seats are especially appreciated but can be

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This our habitual favorite San Francisco restaurant. Great food, lovely views, fair prices and good service.\r
The seasonal menu is delicious and the wines are interesting and well priced. Window seats are especially appreciated but can be

Pros: Great food and views. Interesting people watching too.

Cons: Can be alittle noisy and warm if in the direct sun.

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If you have enjoyed this place in the past, avoid it now.\r
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If you heard from a friend that it was good, they must not have visited lately. The restaurant is no good anymore.

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If you have enjoyed this place in the past, avoid it now.\r
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If you heard from a friend that it was good, they must not have visited lately. The restaurant is no good anymore.

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This used to be a truly great place. Not anymore, folks. Indifferent, annoyed service by people who seem unhappy to be there. Food is served cold after clearly sitting around, and no one seems to care. The menu reads interestingly, but

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This used to be a truly great place. Not anymore, folks. Indifferent, annoyed service by people who seem unhappy to be there. Food is served cold after clearly sitting around, and no one seems to care. The menu reads interestingly, but

Pros: used to be a contender

Cons: why are people still coming here, when clearly, no one working here gives a #&!!

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Sacred cow is right. Our chef roomie said it was overpriced and unspectacular, but we went anyway, and sure enough, we were underwhelmed. The waiter was condescending and kept confusing our request for no eggs as a request for no dairy. It

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Sacred cow is right. Our chef roomie said it was overpriced and unspectacular, but we went anyway, and sure enough, we were underwhelmed. The waiter was condescending and kept confusing our request for no eggs as a request for no dairy. It

Pros: View, local sources

Cons: Condescending, uninformed waiter, food not up to snuff, not enough of it

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I suggest buying the cookbook, making the food yourself, and having a picnic overlooking the bay on your own. The food is good, but it wouldn't be hard to prepare, and the service is absolutely terrible. After waiting for our table for

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I suggest buying the cookbook, making the food yourself, and having a picnic overlooking the bay on your own. The food is good, but it wouldn't be hard to prepare, and the service is absolutely terrible. After waiting for our table for

Pros: the view is nice, but there's a 2/3 chance that you'll be at one of the tables without a great view

Cons: awful service

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Wonderful food! We had the cheese plate and the red curry (weird combo, I know). The cheese was scrumptious, although I'd hoped for a bit more salad with it. The curry was filling and flavorful, without being too spicy. Service was

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Wonderful food! We had the cheese plate and the red curry (weird combo, I know). The cheese was scrumptious, although I'd hoped for a bit more salad with it. The curry was filling and flavorful, without being too spicy. Service was

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Fantastic choices and perfect veiws. I had my 25th birthday at Greens and everything went like a dream. The little fried zucchini appetizers are to die for. The risotto cakes are so so good. I wish they would bring them back. I also wish I

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Fantastic choices and perfect veiws. I had my 25th birthday at Greens and everything went like a dream. The little fried zucchini appetizers are to die for. The risotto cakes are so so good. I wish they would bring them back. I also wish I

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Went on a Saturday night and had the four course meal with wine matching. We sat at table by the window with view of the bridge and sun setting. It was amazing. We were treated well and the wine kept coming and the food was always good ?

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Went on a Saturday night and had the four course meal with wine matching. We sat at table by the window with view of the bridge and sun setting. It was amazing. We were treated well and the wine kept coming and the food was always good ?

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We went for my birthday on a Saturday night and had to wait 15 min. for our Reserved table. Our hard, cold bread came immediately after our starter, followed by our appetizers less than 2 minutes later, so we barely had a chance to try

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We went for my birthday on a Saturday night and had to wait 15 min. for our Reserved table. Our hard, cold bread came immediately after our starter, followed by our appetizers less than 2 minutes later, so we barely had a chance to try

Pros: The view is the only thing going for this place.

Cons: Too pricey. Pretentious staff really didn't make an effort. VERY uncomfortable chairs!

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My husband and I have been going to Greens for years. We've celebrated many special occasions there and even dined there when we got engaged. Even though we aren't vegetarians we love this place. The food is always excellent and the

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My husband and I have been going to Greens for years. We've celebrated many special occasions there and even dined there when we got engaged. Even though we aren't vegetarians we love this place. The food is always excellent and the

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The first time I was here, I had a wonderful experience and the food was fantastic. That day, I took my brother-in-law and her wife there and we had reservation. My wife called to confirm hours before. When we got there, they said we

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The first time I was here, I had a wonderful experience and the food was fantastic. That day, I took my brother-in-law and her wife there and we had reservation. My wife called to confirm hours before. When we got there, they said we

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Greens is a great place to have a casual lunch or dinner out, but it's also a good place to have a special night on the town because the food is fabulous and the service is incredible. Our waiter knew which wine we should order with our

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Greens is a great place to have a casual lunch or dinner out, but it's also a good place to have a special night on the town because the food is fabulous and the service is incredible. Our waiter knew which wine we should order with our

Pros: friendly staff, great food, view of the golden gate

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Sacred cow of upscale vegetarian restaurants? What? Perhaps in Hicksville, Idaho. \r
My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday afternoon expecting something magnificent. Something that only 20 years of San Francisco restaurant-teering

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Sacred cow of upscale vegetarian restaurants? What? Perhaps in Hicksville, Idaho. \r
My husband and I went for brunch on Sunday afternoon expecting something magnificent. Something that only 20 years of San Francisco restaurant-teering

Pros: the view

Cons: stereo-typical vegetarian food (bland) at extreme prices

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I've been hearing great things about Greens so my wife and I made a reservation for Sunday Brunch. The service was very friendly and we recieved a wonderful window seat. The menu looked superb and sounded delicious. The food was just

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I've been hearing great things about Greens so my wife and I made a reservation for Sunday Brunch. The service was very friendly and we recieved a wonderful window seat. The menu looked superb and sounded delicious. The food was just

Pros: nice view

Cons: over hyped, bland food

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The service Friday night ruined what should have been a memorable evening. A couple drove up from Palo Alto to meet us to celebrate their engagement - our reservation for 6 was at 8:15 - we arrived at 8:25 so understood a slight wait for

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The service Friday night ruined what should have been a memorable evening. A couple drove up from Palo Alto to meet us to celebrate their engagement - our reservation for 6 was at 8:15 - we arrived at 8:25 so understood a slight wait for

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I enjoyed Greens, but for the price I do not think it was worth it. As a vegi it is nice to see a menu that is entirely vegetarian, however, I thought that the space had a institutional feel. PLUS the service was horrible, granted we

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I enjoyed Greens, but for the price I do not think it was worth it. As a vegi it is nice to see a menu that is entirely vegetarian, however, I thought that the space had a institutional feel. PLUS the service was horrible, granted we

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This is one of the best breakfasts in town. The food is fresh and beautifully presented.

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This is one of the best breakfasts in town. The food is fresh and beautifully presented.

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Ive been to Greens restaurant a few times once for dinner years ago and twice for lunch over the last 3 years and have always had a good vegetarian meal. Its not wow this is fantastic but its good and fresh- no grease here. It seems as

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Ive been to Greens restaurant a few times once for dinner years ago and twice for lunch over the last 3 years and have always had a good vegetarian meal. Its not wow this is fantastic but its good and fresh- no grease here. It seems as

Pros: view, welcome children

Cons: service needs help

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My husband and I ate at Greens tonight for our anniversary. We like the idea of eating at an upscale vegetarian restaurant, but we were dissapointed by the mediocre service and lackluster food. For the price on the menu, we expected much

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My husband and I ate at Greens tonight for our anniversary. We like the idea of eating at an upscale vegetarian restaurant, but we were dissapointed by the mediocre service and lackluster food. For the price on the menu, we expected much

Pros: gourmet vegetarian, good wine list, prompt service

Cons: overpriced, poor attn to detail

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Major disappointment! We went for brunch on our wedding anniversary. In addition to a mediocre menu, and pee wee portion size, the ambience was no great shakes. Apparently they were looking for the smallest portabellos in this weeks

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Major disappointment! We went for brunch on our wedding anniversary. In addition to a mediocre menu, and pee wee portion size, the ambience was no great shakes. Apparently they were looking for the smallest portabellos in this weeks

Pros: found parking, nice waitress, love the tree stump

Cons: boring menu , mediocre food , touristy

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A good vegetarian Restaurant - I've eaten here many times. The food is good, but not great. It's extreamly overpriced. There are so many more vegetarian restaurants in SF that serve great food, at half the cost, but don't have the view.

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A good vegetarian Restaurant - I've eaten here many times. The food is good, but not great. It's extreamly overpriced. There are so many more vegetarian restaurants in SF that serve great food, at half the cost, but don't have the view.

Pros: View

Cons: Price

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An institution that is great for a romantic vegetarian dining experience

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An institution that is great for a romantic vegetarian dining experience

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We recently took some out of towners to Greens for dinner. We had two vegetarians in the group and four carnivores. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the location and the service. However, it is fairly expensive for vegetarian cuisine...but

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We recently took some out of towners to Greens for dinner. We had two vegetarians in the group and four carnivores. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the location and the service. However, it is fairly expensive for vegetarian cuisine...but

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I've been to Greens repeatedly over the last 5 years, and I have never had a bad experience. The Saturday prix fixe dinners are the best and are definitely worth the price. The servers and hosts have always been more than helpful...even

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I've been to Greens repeatedly over the last 5 years, and I have never had a bad experience. The Saturday prix fixe dinners are the best and are definitely worth the price. The servers and hosts have always been more than helpful...even

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We started coming here when we were vegetarians, and kept on coming when we went back to meat. Makes you wonder why anyone would eat meat at all. Chef Somerville is a whiz. It seems like she never repeats herself. The view speaks for

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We started coming here when we were vegetarians, and kept on coming when we went back to meat. Makes you wonder why anyone would eat meat at all. Chef Somerville is a whiz. It seems like she never repeats herself. The view speaks for

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My hubby and I went for my 30th birthday dinner. Had a fabulous meal and evening! Everything was fresh and tasty. We asked that our corn-on-the-cob appetizer be served off-the-cob, and our waiter was gracious about it; the chef even made

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My hubby and I went for my 30th birthday dinner. Had a fabulous meal and evening! Everything was fresh and tasty. We asked that our corn-on-the-cob appetizer be served off-the-cob, and our waiter was gracious about it; the chef even made

Pros: fresh & tasty, lovely space, diverse clientele

Cons: hard chairs, close seating, I don't live in SF!

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Recently we took some visiting friends for lunch.
They're not vegetarians but still enjoyed their meals.
The food was not as good as I expected....GOOD just
not GREAT for the prices they charge. The amount of
food was smallish. The

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Recently we took some visiting friends for lunch.
They're not vegetarians but still enjoyed their meals.
The food was not as good as I expected....GOOD just
not GREAT for the prices they charge. The amount of
food was smallish. The

Pros: Lovely ambience, Great views, Friendly staff

Cons: Pricey !

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I made 6pm reservations a month in advance for my girlfriend's birthday. Told manager it was important to have window seating, hence the 6pm reservation. Went in, was seated in the middle of the restaurant even though window seating avbl.

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I made 6pm reservations a month in advance for my girlfriend's birthday. Told manager it was important to have window seating, hence the 6pm reservation. Went in, was seated in the middle of the restaurant even though window seating avbl.

Pros: Wait Staff, Desserts, Wine Selection

Cons: Pretentious, Birthday ignored, People wearing jeans!

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the food was very good. would recommend to a friend. was voted the cleanest restaurant in the bay area on TV. ended up eating food i would normally not eat because it tasted sooooo goood!

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the food was very good. would recommend to a friend. was voted the cleanest restaurant in the bay area on TV. ended up eating food i would normally not eat because it tasted sooooo goood!

Pros: quiet, good food, good parking

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I don't understand why this is rated so highly. It is extremely expensive and an uninspiring menu. While the produce is fresh, the dishes are entirely unoriginal. Think: college food co-op. All the starters were salads. Salads!!!! If you

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I don't understand why this is rated so highly. It is extremely expensive and an uninspiring menu. While the produce is fresh, the dishes are entirely unoriginal. Think: college food co-op. All the starters were salads. Salads!!!! If you

Pros: good view

Cons: over-priced, uninspiring, bad-value

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Greens is one of those place you just have to go for the view and the ambience even though you're not a vegetarian. it's one of those restaurant with the best represent the new age/zen characteristic of S.F. The food however it's just

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Greens is one of those place you just have to go for the view and the ambience even though you're not a vegetarian. it's one of those restaurant with the best represent the new age/zen characteristic of S.F. The food however it's just

Pros: Great view, lot of parking

Cons: bland seasoning

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Although Greens typically uses a fair amount of dairy, the chefs are amazingly accomadating and personable. As a vegan asking about non-dairy options when I made my reservation, I was transeferred to the head chef who spoke with me about

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Although Greens typically uses a fair amount of dairy, the chefs are amazingly accomadating and personable. As a vegan asking about non-dairy options when I made my reservation, I was transeferred to the head chef who spoke with me about

Pros: accomodating, fabulous wine list, unsurpassable views

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So greens is pretty good and they've been around the longest, but they cater their veg. cuisine to meat eaters with their heavy use of creams, butter and not-so-healthy options to make it taste great to the majority of people, but by

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So greens is pretty good and they've been around the longest, but they cater their veg. cuisine to meat eaters with their heavy use of creams, butter and not-so-healthy options to make it taste great to the majority of people, but by

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It's usually difficult to find a nice (read: upscale & casual) vegetarian restaurant. Being a vegetarian all my life and having been to many horrible vegetarian restaurants where they serve you a salad and some strange concoction, I was

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It's usually difficult to find a nice (read: upscale & casual) vegetarian restaurant. Being a vegetarian all my life and having been to many horrible vegetarian restaurants where they serve you a salad and some strange concoction, I was

Pros: Upscale, Location, Casual

Cons: Expensive, Bad Parking

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