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Dobbs Ferry Restaurant
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant
  • Address:
    409 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Neighborhood:
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Dobbs Ferry Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dobbsferrysf.com
  • Phone: (415) 551-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Weekend Lunch/Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Dobbs Bar (406 Hayes St):
    Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 1:45am
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 1:45am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Yakura
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have a wide variety of catering options available. Contact us at info@dobbsferrysf.com for more information. Information may also be found on our website at www.dobbsferrysf.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Dobbs Ferry has 3 different rooms that are available for private events. Contact Danny at info@dobbsferrysf.com for more information. Information may also be found on our website at www.dobbsferrysf.com
  • Private Party Contact: Miranda Sun (415) 551-7700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Dobbs Ferry is available for private events, banquets, and catering. We have three rooms to accommodate most sized groups. Contact us for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hayes St.
  • Public Transit: Number 21 Muni stops directly in front of the restaurant. You can also take the 5 or the F and have a short walk.
    1/2 Mile walk from Civic Center BART.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lots within 1 block. Grove and Gough parking lots as well.
A word from Dobbs Ferry Restaurant
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant is an all day and everyday establishment; for locals, by locals; with a welcoming beckon to all of the visitors of this Little City. It is an ambassador of West coast food and East coast style with an "old world" feel, that is uniquely and unequivocally San Francisco.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first chance to try out the bar. I do not know whether it was the server or the bartender, but someone really doesn't know anything about drinking whiskey straight without ice. First I got it mixed into an Old Fashioned (which I did not ask for) and then poured out after having been put in a cocktail shaker with ice. Usually, I do not drink because I am off to work; but this pretty much discouraged me from having anything to do with the bar in the future. On the food side I have to confess that I ordered the corn soup after having been really impressed with Indigo's version. This time was a flat-out failure: hardly any corn, a watery, almost tasteless broth, and some perverse idea to substitute potato for the corn."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The weirdest meal I have had in a long time - slimy boiled chicken with sodden potatoes swimming in liquid surrounded by large peppers. Don't know what it was trying to achieve but left me cold. Other dishes may be (hopefully) better but won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We tried Dobbs Ferry before the symphony. As mentioned in previous reviews the staff was very friendly; we were treated like special guests. We tried the most popular courses: the rigatoni and flat iron steak. Fantastic!! We shared the liver pate which was superb. Excellent wine choices by the glass. Dobbs Ferry is very conscious about insuring we had plenty of time for the 7:30 performance but did not rush us at all. We had a delightful experience and will return to sample other menu items. We found a terrific restaurant for pre-performance dinners in Civic Center."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We saw a performance at SF Jazz around the corner and walked over to DF afterwards. What a welcome we received by the hostesses and the manager and the waitress, everyone. We have already recommended the spot to several friends in the city. It was refreshing to be in a hip place without the attitude....inviting, warm, excellent food and even shared recipes if you ask the cook! It is now one of our top 5 go-to restaurants. Thanks so much"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and fairly priced. The server, Jordan was great, friendly with good recommendations. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience there and will repeat the next time we are in the area!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Eggs overcooked but coffee was excellent and bacon was plentiful. Noisy"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Loved our visit to Dobbs Ferry last Sunday. We ordered the Mushroom Hash, and it was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The cocktails and apps were excellent. The chicken Scarpiello was great. Only wish we had room for dessert."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very good food and very good service. The 1/2 chicken is excellent and the wedge salad was perfect to share."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were seated upon arriving, greeted warmly, greet service, very good food, we will return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The restaurant was amazing! I am from Dobbs Ferry and wanted to check this place out! Food was innovative and excellent. Service from hostess, wait staff and managers was first rate! Definitely give Dobbs Ferry 5 stars."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great restaurant and service. Appetizers and dessert was yummy! Not too pricey"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, very attentive staff, casual ambiance, great pre-show choice."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a great place for a pre-concert dinner. Its just 2-3 blocks from Symphony Hall, and we've been able to get reservations the last 2 times we went to a concert. It looks like a combination of pre-concert diners and more neighborhood diners. We had their Special for the night--which was a Petrale Sole stuffed with salmon mousse in a white sauce. It was FABULOUS!!! Came with spinach. The fish was cooked to perfection -- not too dry -- and the sauce was wonderful. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our cocktails were awful and we should have sent them back. The food was ok but our server was nowhere to be found, we kept having to ask the hostess for help. I would never come back here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very convenient with attentive, theatre-time-conscious staff. Nice ambiance -- smallish back room is open and airy feeling due to large (clean!) skylight and atrium garden. Food was good, not great, but very enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "this & several other restaurants make up a perfect set of great places to dine if you are going to the opera, the symphony or one of the other local theaters in the areas"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wine was excellent. Everything else was excellent. My only quibble is that the special I ordered - breaded pork chop - was disappointing. Pork piece was thin and deep fried. Nice texture but relatively tasteless. I had a very nice time though as I was having a great talk with my niece."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were actually here twice over the weekend. Once for drinks and dessert and the other time for a small supper. Both times the service was fantastic. I have to say, the highlight of the two trips was the sweet corn chowder. I can't remember a time when I have enjoyed a soup so much! In fact, I broke a long-standing rule and actually had a 2nd bowl instead of dessert. Yep, I've crossed the two-soup line!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place was a good find for pre-opera dining. Food was very good, and portions were surprisingly large. Next time we may just dine off the appetizer menu, since they have a large variety of interesting stuff there. I knocked one star off service because we were seated 20 minutes late (which made it a little close for our 8pm curtain time), even though our table was sitting there made up and ready for a good 5 minutes before they seated us there. Someone had to come tell the hostess to seat us at the table they had set up for us. Perhaps they were training a new hostess? Our waitress was good, and she did rush things for us when we told her about our curtain time, so we ended up making the opera with a few minutes to spare."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The best meal out in a long time! First time eating at this restaurant. Came here to celebrate our anniversary. We are definitely coming back, again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "An excellent choice for dining before a performance! Our pastas were superb and the service was excellent. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I came here on a bad night (there was a lot going on in the area and the parking/traffic was awful), by the time all 4 of us in my party arrived it was almost 45min past our reservation.. The staff handled us with patience and kindness and it made a world of difference. Moving on, the food was great ! I loved what I ate and my friends loved what they ate as well. We left this place happy and full ! We will be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was the ONLY place near Van Ness and Hayes that provided us with an eating experience worth remembering. The waiters were not rushed; the space was not 'squeezed'; the food was well prepared; the ambiance was relaxed, but not like the Grove across the street. This was truly the best dining experience, especially for the price that we have found in SF. Much better than Absinthe or Hayes Street Grill."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We discovered a new (for us) dining spot in the Hayes Valley area of SFO. Named Dobbs Ferry for the Westchester, NY town on the Hudson River. It was an excellent choice: there were 3 of us, each ordering different, delectable meals. The beet salad was extraordinary as were the halibut, mushroom ravioli and meatballs. We'll go back the next time we visit."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Took a stab for pre-theater brunch...absolutely loved. We will return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a drink and a bite at the bar, then dinner at a table also in the bar area. The food was great; the staff were prompt and efficient; the atmosphere was lively without being overwhelming. They got us off to the opera on time, despite some of our party arriving late. Overall, a great experience. We will definitely come back for more."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I would have recommended this place solely on the strength of its terrific food, but the service and the lengths they went to to surprise and delight us were just amazing. As far as the service goes, this place is in a class by itself. What a find!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Last minute reservation that turned out to be a happy surprise. The wait staff was excellent. The service was exceptional but not stuffy. We really enjoyed the personal service that had just the right balance of respectful conversation. The food was hot and well-proportioned. The arancini was to die for!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "very fun, low key but great food, extremely amicable staff. Hayes Valley is lucky to have this restaurant. Special thanks to Miranda - great work here!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent preparation and well presented food. Timely dining pre-performance or leisurely later."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were warmly greeted at the door, seated at a quiet table and then experienced some superb first time dishes. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Seated on time with reservation. Excellent spot for dining if you have tickets for a shop. Courtesy when greeted and courtesy when seated and served. GM present at all times and greets you at your table, a nice touch. Food was brought timely, tasty, hot and delicious. Done in plenty of time before show started. Highly recommend and rates right with other highly touted restaurants in the immediate area."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great pre theater find. The staff was great at reminding us of the time we had left toward the end of our meal and paced us well. Soup, salad, entrees were fabulous! Creative seasonal menu will keep us coming back!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food will definitely force you to return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Made a last min reservation and was pleasantly surprised. Had a lovely dinner, great atmosphere, friendly service, reasonably priced, what more could you ask for!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We keep coming back to Dobbs Ferry whenever we want to have a special dinner before opera or symphony. We did the Dine About Town menu and were not disappointed. The corn soup was terrific and not too creamy, which we liked. The short ribs were so tender they just easily came apart and went well with polenta. The vegetable lasagna was also well prepared. Overall, another terrific experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was quite good - incredibly delicious smoked trout brushetta; just enough pasta with chicken parmesan; friend's rigatoni was flavourful. Very nice pineapple ricotta cheesecake. The only downside was the evening's hostess - she seemed to really not care that we were first timers. She would rather have had me sit at the bar and wait for my friend instead of being seated - we had early reservations and there were plenty of open tables. I opted for the table."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was wonderful with some great choices. Service was exceptional: they really paid attention to getting our order to us so that we would be able to be on time for an 8 o'clock performance at the opera house. We will definitely return to Dobbs Ferry!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014