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Presidio Social Club (quick review)


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Presidio Social Club (quick review)

BlaineResident | | Jan 8, 2007 07:24 AM

We checked out the 8-day old PSC this past Saturday night and overall found it to be excellent value and a nice addition to the SF dining scene.

The room is quite nice and it's clear the owners invested quite a bit of time thinking through the room. The bar is all marble and the modern army barrack look is quite unique. Service was extremely courteous and friendly.

The food is pretty basic, I'd say think a more upscale Chow. Very limited menu, primarily retro-American served California style. For appetizers we tried the Tuna Poke, Gruyere Cheese Toasts (w.Tomato sauce on side) and Crabcakes. Cheese Toasts the standout, nice and buttery yet light. Crabcakes were a bit dry and the Tuna Poke was solid but not a revelation.

For entrees we tried the Pork chop and the Roasted Chicken. My pork chop was alternately a bit salty and dry, but my friend savored every last bite of his, so it's a bit uneven. Sauteed spinach sides were solid, but not nearly as good as the whipped mashed potatoes that came with the Roasted Chicken, which was excellent. The Banana Cream pie dessert was made with freshly cut bananas and was outstanding.

I strongly suspect that the food is going to continue to improve as the kitchen settles into its groove, and the prices here are right - entrees are all around $15. Excellent handmixed cocktails (Margaritas esp.) , and a well-priced and picked wine list to boot.

This chic place nestled just inside the Presidio, and the parking lot is a major bonus. While the food is not really innovative, it is quality comfort food and fairly priced, and I think this restaurant will do quite well over the long run.

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