Palm House, located along the lively Union Street, is a tropical oasis that combines diverse cuisines with vibrant colors to create a unique dining experience. The menu is influenced by the tropics, but stays true to the Californian flare. From small bites and inventive main dishes, to weekend brunch, Palm House can satisfy any craving of a tropical vacation. They are known for their slushies and giant punch bowls, but the restaurant also offers a wide variety of wines by the bottle and by the glass, as well as handcrafted cocktails. Palm House is led by Executive Chef, Brenen Bonetti and he creates an exceptional vibe through his food. He’s also super friendly and approachable so be sure to say hi if you meet him during your visit to The Palm House.
Even the exterior is fun and welcoming with tropical lights
My recent visit to Palm House consisted of pungent flavors, impressive cocktails, and wonderful service. As I was dining with others, we felt the best approach to the diverse menu was to order a variety and share. We ordered the Salmon Lomi Lomi, Little Gems Salad, along with the homemade roti flatbread with the Kahlua Pork Shoulder. For our main dishes, we shared the Grilled Hawaiian Walu and the Free Range Jerk Chicken, which provided an amazing range of flavors. To complete the evening, we shared the Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with bruleed bananas and homemade chocolate ice cream. It was divine. I went into the dinner not sure what to expect and I left feeling very satisfied having enjoyed delicious fresh gourmet tropical inspired food with a California twist to it. Kudos Chef Chris the amazing work!
Starting off right with my favorite, a Gin Gimlet Cocktail
Flourless Chocolate Cake
I have to admit…. I loved The Palm House so much that I found myself returning to try their infamous happy hour. During that visit I tried the Chipotle Mango Margarita which had a definite spicy punch. There were a few other cocktails enjoyed (for quality assurance of course) and they were all just as yummy as the Mango Margarita. The appetizers were just as delicious as the food I had experienced during my first visit. It is no doubt that I found the entire experience to be quite enjoyable with a lively fun scene and great food and drinks. From the beachy decor to the infamous patio, you can’t go wrong. To make it even more wonderful, the staff at Palm House is extremely friendly and the service will make you want to go back immediately. I highly recommend that you visit Palm House soon. 2032 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123. (415) 400-4355.
Bar Manager Duncan and his brother Sam (an old pal I realized I knew from his days at Nopa SF
A huge thank you to the Palm House team for the amazing visits and hospitality! You really a fabulous neighborhood gem that I always have delicious food at and amazing cocktails!