Palette is a dynamic fine-dining and art destination in SoMa, San Francisco that playfully explores the relationship between food, art and community. As a restaurant, art gallery, artist studio and shop, we partner with local artisans to create unique wares that integrate beauty, craft and functionality.



Palette is a CAFE + LOUNGE and Gallery that playfully explores the relationship between food, art and community. Join us for lunch or dinner and taste Chef Peter J. Hemsley’s seasonal Cafe-style menu.



At Palette CAFE + LOUNGE, the menu is attuned with the seasons. We partner with local farms to provide exquisite freshly harvested produce, and with meat purveyors and fishermen who specialize and take pride in their craft. Join us for daily offerings prepared in our wood oven and rotisserie.



During happy hour, discover our extensive wine cellar and champagne selection along with a curation of craft beers and aperitifs. The Palette happy hour menu features artfully plated dishes. Available only during 3pm to 6pm.



Palette Gallery provides artists of all disciplines the opportunity to create and showcase their work through the exploration of food and art. Our exhibitions highlight the themes and concepts related to the infinitely complex and ever-evolving food culture.



Palette Workshops encourage the education and practice of beautiful and historical techniques engendering a community that celebrates the art of craft. With food as the foundation, we partner with local artisans to offer classes in ceramics, textiles, soap making and more.



Palette Shop displays for sale all the plateware, flatware and glassware specially hand made for Palette Restaurant. We also offer home decor items, jewelry, beauty products, all made by local artisans.