Yankee Pier, the latest Priority Pass restaurant at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), offers a quick and hearty breakfast.
Priority Pass recently added two restaurants at SFO, Yankee Pier and San Francisco Giant’s Clubhouse. Both are located in Terminal 3 (United). Yankee Pier is open 5:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. while San Francisco Giant’s Clubhouse is open from 5:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
I’ve passed Yankee Pier for 15 years as I walked to the United Club or American Express Centurion Lounge and never had a reason to stop. But with $28/person in restaurant credit, I could not turn down breakfast here earlier this week.
You’ll find Yankee Pier in Concourse F, near Gate 72. The restaurant was fairly crowded, but there was no wait for a table.
Here’s the breakfast menu:
I ordered plain yogurt, a cappuccino, and the meat lover’s breakfast scramble (served with potatoes and toast).
All the food arrived at once, within 5-6 minutes of ordering.
I’d rate the food as good, but actually not better than the nearby American Express Centurion Lounge. For that reason, I’ll head directly to the AMEX lounge next time for breakfast. In fact, after my breakfast I did stop by the AMEX lounge for a slice of French Toast and some berries:
The bill came out to $24. I could have walked away without opening my wallet (other than to scan my Priority Pass card). But I believe it is appropriate to tip at Priority Pass restaurants and asked my server to charge my card $0.01 and add a $5 tip. He looked shocked that I would leave a tip, which is not a good testament to my fellow Priority Pass users.
Don’t get too comfortable, as the restaurant does not have any power ports at the tables and booths (no doubt deliberately).
I’ll have to come back for dinner and try the clam chowder soup and other seafood. While breakfast was fine and it was nice to find a seat quickly, I’ll stick to the Centurion Lounge.