Butterfly, The Embarcadero
great food and service!We are regulars here now, because the staff is always engaging and helpful, and the dishes are quite inventive with great presentation. Our last meal we had the ribs and the shrimp/mango and pulled pork lettuce cup appetizers. All were superb. It's really a great spot. We live in noe valley, so it says something that we'll drive across the city to dine here several times a year.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding Mother'sWe had an outstanding Mother's Day Brunch at Butterfly. The meal started off with an assortment of appetizers that were fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed the scallop entree. The banana bread pudding is a must! The courses were well paced. We never felt rushed which was very nice as the restaurant was busy. Great way to spend Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCongenialOur experience(for the fourth time) was a pleasant one. We were greeted with a smile, which continued throughout the meal from different servers. This was a special menu for Mothers Day and was superb in presentation and taste.
We will continue to patronize this establishment as it pleases one to know that expectations will always be fulfilled.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!I've been here many times, and am never disappointed. We get a bunch of appetizers every time, and are always well satisfied.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Execution, Generous SizeButterfly is located on the Cruise Ship Pier and as such, the waterfront dining can be dominated by the ship at port and the entertainment of watching a large cruise ship back out into the Bay. Notably spacious inside and around the table, we had no problem seating and maneuvering our large party. However, it is extremely loud.
The food was exceptional. What appeared as a ho hum asian inspired menu was much more creatively presented and executed. The portions were generous, even for the appetizers so if "small" plates makes a meal for you, this is ample!
The service was excellent, however, sometimes a bit too helfpul as we were perfectly capable of deboning a whole fish and lychee's were just up our alley.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite place!We come here to celebrate everything! Mothers Day... Fathers Day... Holidays.... Chef came out to our table the first time we went because he wanted to know WHO ordered the foie gras fries! I love it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTried and TrueThis was a repeat, repeat visit to Butterfly. The food is always great. I would like to see the kitchen stretch a bit with an occasional special. The Happy hour lasts from 3pm to 7pm and since the appetizers are wonderful - they are even better at a discount.
The chef/owner is clearly engaged as he has made the rounds of the tables to inquire about the food and our well-being each time we have been there. We have introduced many of our friends to Butterfly and they continue to return also. Highly recommended.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingA definite fun time for us, traveling on the Oakland Ferry to Pier 41, a short walk to the restaurant,, given the best table overlooking the bay and having the most delicious food ever! What more could we ask for!!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodWe arrived about 6:45--15 minutes before happy hour would end. The waiter and hostess made sure we received attention so that we could order from the great happy hour menu. Great drinks and appetizers. We then order from the fixed menu that is advertised on the website. Great bargain and great food. The wine by the glass was limited but very diverse. The Kalua Pig wraps were our favorite -- tasted like the real deal. Service was awesome.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for our anniversary.Went there for our anniversary. Food we ordered was awesome. Waiter was fabulous. Great experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was incredible.The wait staff was incredible. The food was also great. Wine & cocktails were so yummy!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMButterfly RocksOutstanding Staff. Food arrive timely and would go back again for another special day.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is incredibly tastyThe food is incredibly tasty and the price is very reasonable. The staff is very professional and attentive. We had a great lunch experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMexpectations were high forexpectations were high for us group of 8 after reading the good reviews. the high ceiling is not good for ample and quiet conversation and the view is partially nice depending on seating. We had a good window spot in the corner but the harbor view was not good and the noise level not dampened. However, the people are really accommodating, professional and very friendly, and the food excellent. Selection of food and beverages, wine etc. appropriate. We still had a great time, just had to shout across the table to be understood in our colloquialisms.
Thanks to the excellent team at the butterfly.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI dined at Butterfly for theI dined at Butterfly for the first time this weekend and absolutely loved it. The food was excellet; however, the service was painfully slow.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch and enjoyedWe went for brunch and enjoyed everything we had. I had the garlic noodles with shrimp and my husband had the chicken salad. We shared the calamari app which was lightly fried and the dessert which was my favorite part. Loved the Macapuno ice cream on the banana brûlée. Would definitely go back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI was so lucky to be introducedI was so lucky to be introduced to this restaurant by a friend! We so enjoyed the Kalua pig in Butter Lettuce Cups and Duck Confit Spring Rolls to start. My Curry Spiced Diver Scallops were perfection. My dining companion had his "go-to" Roasted Peking Duck which did not disappoint. Cocktails done perfectly, nice views, great decor. Definitely will return.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience overall!Excellent experience overall! Great ambiance, good food, fabulous service!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Very good as usualWe went on a Friday night and it was busy but not overly so. Food was good as always, we consider ourselves semi-regulars and very much enjoy the view, the food and the service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Ambiance, foodFantastic! Ambiance, food & the waiter, Danny, were outstanding!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic -- Great food, greatFantastic -- Great food, great service, great view, awsome ambiance and at a fair price!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Prices are moderate.Great food. Prices are moderate. Service was great. Wonderful view of the Bay.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed excellent AsianWe enjoyed excellent Asian fusion cuisine, a lovely view of the bay between piers, a double-rainbow in the sky, and excellent service. We could not have asked for a better anniversary dinner on a slightly rainy evening. Parking was a challenge on Saturday evening.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat's not to like?The food is outstanding, the waitstaff friendly without being obsequious, the ambiance hip but not overdone, and its a lovely walk alomg the Embarcadero for us to get to the restaurant. The chef made a point to come around and talk with diners, and we really enjoyed the conversation. Our waiter thanked us for coming and for our patience, as he was overly busy. What's not to like about Butterfly!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was adorable, helpfulOur waiter was adorable, helpful and fun. I wish I had remembered his name. He's fantastic!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandin. The service wasOutstandin. The service was first rate. The dood awesome. I took my daughter to dinner here. we live across the street and had never been there. They had a mushroom soup with truffle oil the was to die for. the gnocci were exquisite. qbsolutely exquisite.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view, wonderfulBeautiful view, wonderful interior, feels like it's been there forever. Nice, interesting menus with excellent food. I've been there for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed both.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time here.We had a great time here. I had a party of 8 and our waiter was amazing! The food was delicious and the Chef came by to check on our table! I will definately come back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you "Check Please)!I have seen this restaurant along the Embarcadero for years and really never thought about dining there. We recently saw it on the PBS show "Check Please." The diners couldn't say enough good things about it, so we decided to give it a try. The food was excellent as well as the drink specials. The atmosphere is great also. We were there on a Wednesday night during happy hour. I think my only complaint is that we were not offered the happy hour menu or told about the 3-Course special. Luckily, I checked out the website before we went so I asked for it. The happy hour items (which are also on the regular menu) were much cheaper. We will definitely be back!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was probably the bestThis was probably the best meal I've ever eaten my Wife and Mother agree I will definitely be back as soon as I save up enough money to do so really special place with wonderful food that s just to die for3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten at the ButterflyI have eaten at the Butterfly several times. The food and service is always consistent. I brought two of my friends that have never been. They both say that they will definitely be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got the crispy fish toWe got the crispy fish to share as an appetizer between 4 people, what an interesting and tasty dish, slightly spicy and sweet, wonderful presentation. We shared the peking duck, garlic noodles with kalua pig, clay pot chicken and the short ribs, pleanty of food and each dish with very distinktive flavor. Watched a cruise ship sail away - they are parked right outside the window, fun!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very inventiveThe food is very inventive and all of our dishes were great. The staff is attentive and patient.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed this spot forReally enjoyed this spot for my Mom's birthday! Our waitress was an excellent server with the exception of not really being knowledgeable of the menu however she made up for it by being incredibly attentive, gracious and super sweet! Would highly recommend this place and look forward to coming back!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM