Given the Deyoung museums spectacular new building, one would expect that the museum would have a decent cafe and restaurant. You would however be wrong. The food is very reminscent of what you would get at an airport. Although the prepack salad I had was in fact fresh, had a good dressing, and plenty of chicken, the overall vibe is way too ""airport"" for a frequent traveler to enjoy. With the universal availability of good restaurants in SF, it just amazes me that the museum can't do better than this. The outdoor chairs are metal and very interesting in shape, but on a cold day, they will chill you to the bone. In addition, the Architect seems to have forgotten that the purpose of an awning or roof is to shade people from both the sun and the rain. The awning outside of the restaurant is so busy being an architectural statement that it doesn't keep you dry at all. If you need a quick snack at the museum this is better than nothing, but a very big disappointment when compared with either the rest of the museum or the overall food service in SF.
Pros: Fresh salad
Cons: Cafeteria/airport vibe, awning doesn't keep you dry