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Cliff House

$$ - $$$American, ,
1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-386-3330
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (116 reviews)
“popovers” (96 reviews)
“crab cakes” (38 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious food and excellent service. What more can I say? When doing lands end this is the spot go to for good food and drinks!

Thank Sam W
Reviewed yesterday

While waiting to be seated in the upstairs Café for lunch, we had a chance to look at the various pictures depicting the building and adjacent Sutro Baths as they changed over the years. Once seated (at a corner table with 2 huge windows!!) we...More

Thank COB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Originally this was a stop over for a few quick photo ops because of the magnificent scenery. Then as our second destination was a bust, so we returned here. We were in the downstairs restaurant which had the magnificent views. The food, though pricey, was...More

Thank Swell67
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful view and food to match in the restaurant. Excellent seafood and good portions - we were too full for dessert, after two courses! Service was efficient & informed. Cocktails were enjoyed - try the Caribbean Passion! Go for lunch or early evening to enjoy...More

Thank kristineclark
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After walking along the trail at lands end to get pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge stopped at the Cliff House. Sat at the bar and enjoyed great food and drinks while watching the sun set. The bar tender was very helpful. We had several...More

1  Thank lets_go_LSW
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cliff House is our favorite restaurant to visit whenever we are in SF. The food is consistently delicious, moderately priced for the city, and the views are spectacular. A convivial atmosphere and professional, courteous staff make everyone who visits feel privileged.

Thank TobyNeal
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I recently went to the Cliff House Bistro for dinner. They do not take reservations for the Bistro but we only waited 10 minutes to be seated. Our table was next to the window with a fabulous view of the beach and...More

2  Thank rkshack
Reviewed 6 days ago

This world-class city we call San Francisco is essentially a thumbnail (peninsula) sticking its thumb into a strategic bay of the Pacific Coast. But for a city surrounded by sea water San Francisco shockingly few A++ restaurants right on the water -- specifically on the...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my final day in the city and I wanted a special lunch, sitting at the Bistro bar, having the calamari and popovers and watching the waves surge, well, it cannot be beat. The history and enjoyment to do this is unsurpassed.

Thank PNWAsia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to get to this area of the city for amazing views and great traditional seafood. Bloody Mary drink recipe is over the top...don't miss! Got a great corner window table for lunch...hated to leave.

Thank Edwin B
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Nearby Attractions
Lands End
2,229 reviews
.42 km away
Legion of Honor
1,707 reviews
1.35 km away
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317 reviews
.19 km away
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378 reviews
.01 km away
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Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
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Response from gatoreed | Reviewed this property |
No they do not. There are parking lots near by but they are not that big.
14 July 2017|
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Response from JimboMalibu_CA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about brunch. There are 2 restaurants; one more formal and the other casual. Probably best to make reservations, especially for formal restaurant. Although we had early dinner 5:00 in the casual one without... More
29 May 2017|
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Response from Globe2 | Reviewed this property |
Dinner reservations at the Cliff House start at 5:00 PM. However, the bar is open all day if you want something to drink and/or nibble before dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-386-3330
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The world-famous Cliff House is the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States. For dining we offer the casual Bistro Restaurant and the elegant Sutro’s at the Cliff House. Our Sunday buffet brunch in the Terrace Room is a San Francisco tradition offering free-flowing champagne and a delicious buffet. For over 150 years San Franciscans have celebrated their events at the Cliff House and that tradition continues today with our beautiful banquet facility and attached private terrace. Hike the amazing Lands End trails, take a stroll along Ocean Beach, or explore the famous Sutro Bath ruins. Then stop in to enjoy appetizers and drinks in the Zinc Bar or Sutro’s Bar & Lounge. See awesome sunsets, cozy up by a warm fire, and listen to live Friday night jazz in our Balcony Lounge. Whether you are in the mood for a casual fun afternoon, an elegant evening out, or a play day with the family, there is always something to enjoy at the Cliff House.
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