Greens Restaurant
View out the window of Greens Restaurant
Restaurant information
Established1979; 45 years ago (1979)
Head chefKatie Reicher
Food typeVegetarian, Local/organic, California
Street addressBuilding A, 2 Marina Blvd
CitySan Francisco
Postal/ZIP Code94123
CountryUnited States
Coordinates37°48′23″N 122°25′56″W / 37.80645°N 122.43212°W / 37.80645; -122.43212

Greens Restaurant is a landmark vegetarian restaurant[1][2] in the Fort Mason Center in the Marina District, San Francisco, California, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.


Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

Founded by the San Francisco Zen Center in 1979,[3][4] Greens has been credited in The New York Times as "the restaurant that brought vegetarian food out from sprout-infested health food stores and established it as a cuisine in America."[5]

Greens has a legacy of female lead chefs, beginning with founding chef Deborah Madison, and followed by Annie Somerville, Denise St. Onge, and currently Katie Reicher.[6][7] The restaurant utilizes fresh produce from the organic Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.


See also


  1. ^ Maggie Crum (April 26, 1997). "Veggie gold is still at Greens". Contra Costa Times.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Alan Liddle (September 29, 1986). "Fresh seafood, produce mold 565 Clay's success - San Francisco restaurant". Nation's Restaurant News.
  3. ^ Peter Sinton (April 10, 1999). "Staff of Life Not Enough For Tassajara". San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Eileen Hansen (August 29, 2004). "It's good to be greens". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ Gregory Dicum (November 18, 2007). "Expanding the Frontiers of the Vegetarian Plate". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Landis, David (August 25, 2022). "Celebrating Vegetables at San Francisco's Greens Restaurant". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
  7. ^ "About". Retrieved April 23, 2023.