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Pres a Vi *** - CLOSED Aug 2009

Pres a Vi restaurant at the Presidio

CLOSED - Aug 9, 2009

One Letterman Drive
Building D, Suite 150

Cuisine:  International/Wine Bar

Description & Atmosphere
Thanks again Candy, for the great restaurant recommendation. Now we have yet another good reason to visit San Francisco's beautiful Presidio.

View of the Palace of Fine Arts from Pres a Vi's Bar and Cocktail Lounge area

The City by the Bay certainly has no shortage of great restaurants, however there's always room for one more. Trendy Pres a Vi overlooks the Letterman Digital
Arts Center gardens and the
Palace of Fine Arts.

View of Pres a Vi restaurant from Letterman Digital Arts Center gardens

Stunning inside and out, the
140-seat restaurant features a distinctive curved barrel ceiling
— it runs the entire length of the dining room (see photo below).

Inside Pres a Vi restaurant - beautiful curved barrel ceiling runs the entire length of the restaurant

Enjoy a selection of fine wines
(also available by the glass and taste) right out of the Wine Room, located just inside the entrance (photo below).

Wine Room inside Pres a Vi restaurant

Pres a Vi's dining areas include front, center and back dining rooms, cocktail lounge, two private party rooms — and an outdoor heated patio overlooking the Presidio's beautiful gardens.

One of the dining areas inside Pres a Vi restaurant

Sumptuous "small plates" menu features an array of international cuisine. Sharing is encouraged — a great way to experience "more" of the delightful flavors of the world.

Be sure to order the mini Duck Buns (photo below) — they're so yummy!

Picture of "small plate" menu item - Mini Duck Buns at Pres a Vi - they're sooooo good!

Sensational Seared Alaskan Halibut is another favorite — served with red Thai curry sauce, papaya-mint relish and fried garlic jasmine rice. Try the Grilled Asparagus with remoulade — it complements the fish nicely.

Close-up photo of Fish Tacos - Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi - delicious

Other menu standouts include the Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos (photo above) and the — Rock Shrimp Avacado Lumpia (photo below). Both entrees are light and tasty.

Fabulous Rock Shrimp Avacado Lumpia at Pres a Vi

Get your burger fix with the Kobe Beef Bacon Cheeseburger with applewood smoked bacon, served with fried potato wedges (photo below). Good Lamb Burgers too!

Picture of Kobe Beef Bacon Cheeseburger and fried potato wedges at Pres a Vi

For Sunday Brunch, enjoy Dungeness Crab Benedict, fried potatoes, fresh fruit and apple turnover (photos below).

Great for Sunday Brunch - Close-up photo of Dungeness Crab Benedict at Pres a Vi



Pres a Vi restaurant at the Presidio - view of entrance and outdoor balcony

Private Party "VIP" Rooms
Pres a Vi has two very nice private dining rooms — the larger can accommodate up to 40 guests; the smaller room overlooks the gardens and seats up to 32 guests. Rooms can be combined for larger groups. Both are ideal for entertaining VIP clients and fun private parties.

Private room at Pres a Vi restaurant

Private room overlooking Presidio's gardens at Pres a Vi restaurant

Outdoor Heated Patio
Depending on the season, the restaurant's Outdoor Heated Patio can also be reserved for private events (photos below).

View of Pres a Vi's outdoor patio - overlooking Presidio's gardens

Heated outdoor patio at Pres a Vi in the Presidio

The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table overlooks the restaurant's open kitchen (photos below). It seats up to 22 guests — great for celebrating special occasions or for meeting new people.

The Chef's Table at Pres a Vi overlooks the open kitchen - it seats up to 22 people

Open kitchen at Pres a Vi

Cocktail Lounge & Bar
Enjoy international cocktails, fine wines — and a terrific Bar "Bites" Menu — at Pres a Vi's Cocktail Lounge and Bar.

View of Presidio's gardens from inside Pres a Vi restaurant

Long Copper & Wood Bar inside Pres a Vi

Bar "Bites" Menu
Indulge in a selection of delicious Bar "Bites" — Ahi Tartare, Chili Glazed Chicken Wings, Wasabi Nuts, Lamb Burger, Kobe Beef Cheeseburger, Dungeness Crab Avacado Lumpia and more...

Close-up photo of Kobe Beef Bacon Cheeseburger at Pres a Vi restaurant

Close-up picture of Dungeness Crab Avacado Lumpia at Pres a Vi

Sun-Tues 11:30am-9pm
Wed-Sat 11:30am-10pm

Bar Hours
Sun-Tues until 10pm
Wed-Sat until 11pm
Bar "Bites" Menu available

Reservations recommended during peak times.

Pres a Vi is located at the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the corner of Chestnut & Lyon, just inside the Lombard Gate entrance in the Presidio.

Presidio Lot Parking within easy walking distance; limited street parking, or Presidio's Underground Garage ($5 fee).

Service can be spotty, although our experiences have all been good ones.


Picture of Pres a Vi's Dungeness Crab Benedict, fried potatoes, fresh fruit and apple turnover

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