The Vista Room is in service Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall semester (opens in October and closes early December) and spring semester (opens in February and closes early May).

We seat for lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. Seating ends at 12:30 p.m., and the dining room closes for lunch at 1:50 p.m.

How do I make a reservation?

You can make your reservation in four different ways:

Perferred Methods

Other Methods

  • Call the dining room at (415) 338-1023. If it is after operating hours, or if we are unable to take your call, please leave a message with your preferred reservation time, your party size, and your name and contact information. 
  • Stop by The Vista Room between 11:45 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. and make your reservation in person!

If you plan to pay for your meal by charging to a house account, please email your reservation request and include your house account number.

How do I pay?

Payment is by credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Any gratuity should be in cash, and goes to the HTM Scholarship fund.

House Account

If you are a San Francisco State University entity and dine with us frequently, you may be eligible to set up a house account.

Is a meal $19.00?

Yes and no.

We offer a $19.00 three-course prix fixe that includes all-you-can-drink select beverages. Sales tax is not included.

However, you may now order off the menu á la carte. If you are not in the mood for a full three courses, you can order an entrée, or an appetizer, or whatever you want for the individual price of each item, plus tax.

I want to book a large party for lunch in The Vista Room. What do I do?

Please contact The Vista Room directly for regular lunch reservations for a group of twelve or more people. Please call the dining room at (415) 338-1023. For parties of 11 or more, or if a private dining area is required, please email vista@sfsu.edu and inquire about a banquet event or private dining reservation.

I am allergic to—or cannot eat—certain foods. Am I still able to dine at the Vista Room?

Most of the time, yes.

We always have vegetarian options on our menu. Vegan and gluten-free options are made upon request. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

We offer gluten-free options to the best of our abilities, though we are not a GFCP operation as our facilities work with wheat products. We cannot effectively accommodate persons with celiac disease or other severe gluten allergies. Known allergens on the premise include milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy.

How do I provide feedback on my visit to The Vista Room?

We welcome constructive criticism and feedback on the food, service, hospitality and overall experience you received during your visit. Complete a Vista Room Survey to leave feedback and comments about your experience.

I’d like to work in The Vista Room. How do I apply?

The Vista Room is a learning laboratory, and we generally do not offer non-course-related employment positions. If you are a currently enrolled SF State student, and wish to be involved with The Vista Room experience, please see Opportunities.

Am I able to order alcoholic beverages at The Vista Room?

At this time, we do not offer alcoholic beverages during regular lunch service. We do allow and serve BYOB wine and beer for University-sponsored, non-student, nominee department events booked at The Vista Room.

For more information about booking an event with alcohol service, see Catering & Banquets.