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Pres a Vi *** - CLOSED Aug 2009
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
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
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).
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
For Sunday Brunch, enjoy Dungeness Crab Benedict, fried
potatoes, fresh fruit and apple turnover (photos below).
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.
Outdoor Heated Patio
Depending on the season, the restaurant's
Outdoor Heated Patio can also be reserved for private
events (photos below).
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table overlooks the restaurant's open kitchen (photos below).
seats up to 22 guests — great for celebrating special occasions
or for meeting new people.
Cocktail Lounge & Bar
Enjoy international cocktails, fine wines — and a terrific Bar "Bites" Menu — at
Pres a Vi's Cocktail Lounge and Bar.
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...
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 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.
Pres a Vi
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