Palm House Chris Ricketts

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Palm House

2032 Union St. (Buchanan St.) Send to Phone
This buzzing locals’ watering hole doubles down on a Cal-Tropic lineup of spice-forward dishes and craft cocktails.


Open Tues.-Sun.

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Palm House, San Francisco, CA

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Palm House Restaurant Review

: The menu at this lively cantina doubles down on Cal-Tropic stylings and traffics heavily in chipotle, mango and ginger. Appetizers are playful and well executed, headlined by sweet coconut crusted prawns, chipotle baby-back ribs and a refreshing Tombo tuna ceviche. Savory jerk chicken in black-eyed pea ragoût is moist and on-point. Grilled Hawaiian walu is flattered by a flavorful sesame sofrito, but needlessly crowded with wild rice and snap peas. The bar’s signature slushies, punch bowls and a host of quenching, spice-inspired cocktails are supported by a dozen beers by the bottle and glass. Of the four distinct dining rooms, weeknight locals prefer the bustling bar atrium with its menagerie of LED-lit birdcages and tropical hanging plants, while brunchers flock to the popular street-side patio.

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