Legion Of Honor Café / San Francisco

100 34th Ave San Francisco 94121
4157503595
Opening Hours
Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Description

The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco . The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed. Max Hollein currently serves as its Director and CEO.HistoryThe Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. Spreckels. The building is a full-scale replica, by George Applegarth and H. Guillaume, of the French Pavilion at the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, which in turn was a three-quarter-scale version of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur also known as the Hôtel de Salm in Paris, by Pierre Rousseau (1782). At the close of the exposition, which was located just a few miles away, the French government granted Spreckels permission to construct a permanent replica of the French Pavilion, but World War I delayed the groundbreaking until 1921.The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city, with views over the Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the surrounding Lincoln Park Golf Course is on the site of a potter's field called the "Golden Gate Cemetery" that the City had bought in 1867. The cemetery was closed in 1908 and the bodies were relocated to Colma. During seismic retrofitting in the 1990s, however, coffins and skeletal remains were unearthed.

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Tips from the Net @ Legion of Honor Café
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The food is decent but expensive, which is expected when you have the monopoly at a museum. The service is best described as curt. You are merely an inconvenience. Most of the staff here look annoyed that you are even here, making them work. The best thing to do is apologize for your patronage. Avoid this place unless you are really hungry or thirsty. GooglePlace - November 2017
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Museum priced food of relatively good quality; good service. GooglePlace - August 2017
Abeer Heretosay en
The latte is just glorified warm milk. Foursquare - July 2017
Lee Hufford en
Surprising Very Good Food! Checkout their Specials Board! Foursquare - March 2017
Claire Pairaud en
Salmon burger: salmon was not fresh, sauce was greasy and bun would have needed to be toasted. Beet salad: good overall but candied nuts were burnt. De Young cafe is so much better! GooglePlace - December 2016