There are two things we especially love in San Francisco:
1.) The Presidio Park
2.) Great restaurants.
The folks who started up the Presidio Social Club restaurant (they just call it a club) – combined both of our favorite things into one. The restoration of the Presidio’s former military buildings now has added a great new restaurant in the classic style of the 1940’s period.
The feel is design to evoke the feeling of the period – rest & relaxation with people returning from the war. The "playful" cuisine offers comfort food with a twist, plus San Francisco classics like oyster stew. Ask your server about the "secret" offmenu entrees like the huge bunker-buster burger and dirty dozen donut holes. The bar includes the original mai tai recipe from Trader Vic’s.
Located at 563 Ruger Street (yup – that Ruger) – the club features weeknight specials including whole roast pig; lobster pot pie; and rum & ginger spareribs. It’s all yummy with a great drink menu too that includes the gunpowder cocktail gin gimlet – with spicy cayenne thrown in.
Don’t miss the friendly social table made from the polished burled slab of a tree trunk. The communal table is a great way to meet other diners and is one of the most popular tables at the restaurant. You can wine and dine like the "greatest generation"…
Desserts include banana cream pie and s’mores. Food at the Presidio was never so good as this. Can’t recommend it enough to combine an amazing attraction with an excellent new restaurant concept – check out the Presidio Social Club and become a "member" today. There are some opening "hot new restaurant" service hiccups reported, so don’t come in a hurry.