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The Garden Court
American Restaurant$$$
Today 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco 2 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105
2 New Montgomery StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
$$$American Restaurant, Californian Restaurant
American Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
Today 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmThursday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmFriday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmSaturday 6:30 am – 2:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco offers guests a superb dining experience with intercontinental cuisine at this glorious historic landmark, having opened its doors in 1875.
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The Palace Hotel's historical glass-domed atrium (opened in 1909) is the setting for brunch or tea.- Google
"The tea itself couldn't be finer; you can count on a hot, relaxing pot of tea."
"Seating is beautiful but the afternoon tea service is not worth the price."
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Pam Pryal
a month ago
I can't believe that you have discarded the champagne Sunday brunch buffet! This has been a tradition for my family, as well as hundreds of other families. As far as we are concerned, this was the best champagne brunch buffet in SF for the past umpteen years. I can only tell you that I will never do your Sunday brunch and hope that no one else will. You have stripped SF of one of the most traditional and luxurious events, which was such a part of the older San Francisco. Shame on you!!!!!!
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Chris Peyre
2 months ago
Nothing pleasant about this experience. Our food was tasteless (omelet and eggs benedict), and therefore overpriced. Service was slow and lacked attention to details. Maybe the Chef had an off-day and the staff was short on people, but this experience makes me want to have nothing to do with this hotel ever again, even if forced.
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Johnny Wang
7 months ago
TGC is by no means a place I'd usually come to on my own - though, I realized upon arriving that I had been here once before, to nap at one of their tables while I was here for a tech conference. So, what brought me here for lunch? A farewell lunch to mourn the loss of our manager to another SF startup, his treat, and only because the other two places we were thinking of going were too hard to just walk in to at lunch, sans reservation. So, after scanning their limited food selection for a bit, I settle for the seared scallops with fennel and rice. And, while it was by no means bad - the scallops were cooked well, and there was good flavor overall - they were by no means $29 fantastic, and were actually a little too salty. By the time I was on my third scallop, I was starting to gulp water with every quarter bite I took. Would I come back again? Sure, if someone else is buying. And even then, I'd try and suggest something else in the area first, because there's definitely better food at this price point. Now, if you're just interested in gawking at and photographing the pretty interior, then, well, I have nothing else to say. ***Accessibility Info*** Venue - A large, open space, basically making up the hotel lobby atrium. Getting into the hotel itself requires going up a somewhat steep, curved ramp, but once inside, everything is accessible. The tables in this area are all round 2 - 4 tops, with somewhat wide bases, which does mean that it's a little difficult to scoot completely under the table. Bathroom - Didn't check them out this time, but the hotel definitely had accessible restrooms the last time I was here for the conference.
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Melissa Simpson
10 months ago
Seating is beautiful but the afternoon tea service is not worth the price. I would come here to sit & enjoy a cup with a book, but never again for the full tea. There are to many great tea houses in the bay area.
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Corrie Davidson
4 months ago
A wildly disappointing experience in an absolutely beautiful venue. Three of us went for afternoon High Tea on a weekday afternoon (with reservations). Service was slow - and by slow I mean we were ignored the majority of the time and had to ask for things like hot water, our second round of sparkling wine, our sweet round of pastries, etc. Servers were also surprisingly inattentive. No one described the process or accoutrement, we didn't even have tongs/spoon for our sugar cubes. At $90+ per person, the entire experience is ridiculously overrated. The (savory) food wasn't even good, most of it tasting bland and as if it had been sitting in a refrigerator all day. The sweet dishes were on point. The room, right off the hotel lobby, is gorgeous though. Pop your head in and take a pic, but dine somewhere else. There are better tea options in the city - especially at these prices.
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the B
9 months ago
First off, the court is magnificent. Entering it takes us into a glorious past. However, the present level of service needs improvement. This afternoon's visit for high tea was lovely despite the poor, slow, inattentive nature of our servers. The choices of teas is excellent and wide-ranging from simple black teas to more exoctic white and green teas. The tea itself couldn't be finer; you can count on a hot, relaxing pot of tea. Along with beautiful linens, and pretty sandwiches and sweets, the table was quite pretty. Everything tasted fresh and, shall I say,fussed over. Frankly, we receive far better and more timely response at our local restaurants in . . . . . Stockton! Stop in for fine eats at a fair price with servers who know how to spoil a guest. The Palace could learn a thing or two from them. The staff did, however, provide valuable information about our next destination; their kindnesses were appreciated.
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Mitchell Horowitz
3 months ago
They have discontinued Sunday Brunch. Words cannot describe the stupidity of this move.
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Victoria P.
10 months ago
This was the second time I've been to high tea. The tea selection was good, the food was great. But I wish I could say the same thing about the service. It was hard to flag down our waiter. We talked to the manager, who then talked to our waiter. Then our waiter sent someone else.. I can see this place as a nice venue for a bachelorette party, or Mother's Day lunch.. but I wouldn't go on my own accord.