Perry's - Embarcadero

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1496 reviews
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Perry’s on the Embarcadero is a sleek waterfront outpost of the Union Street original, following the same combination of all-American favorite fare and comfortable, welcoming service that Perry’s first made a San Francisco hallmark in 1969. The décor is warm – murals reminiscent of the memorabilia made famous on Union Street, combined with exposed brick walls, a wood-burning fireplace and breathtaking views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge.

Perry’s is known today, as much as ever, for its classic American food, its warm personable service and its fun, bustling bar. Perry's traditional yet innovative menu includes a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas, steaks and grilled fresh fish. Perry’s on the Embarcadero is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling financial district, across the street from the Ferry Building, less than a mile from AT&T Park and easy to reach by public transportation from all over the city and the greater Bay Area.
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j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

As usual, very good, almost outstanding. Meat loaf not very good.

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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We dined as a party of 15 and we were all treated great. Our server was very professional and attentive to our needs.

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LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Waitress was ok but her boss was unbelievably rude. Threw a glass of white wine down in front of my friend with barely a word and stormed off for no reason I could make out. Then came back picked it up and dropped it on another table as got order wrong. Food was very average and just felt sorry for waitress having to put up with such a boss. Not a great experience which was a shame as great location.

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DP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to meet friends at Perry’s. Food and service are great...love half price wine night!

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T
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Merrie kept a watchful eye on us. Food was served as ordered. Soup was delightfully hot.

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GB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A frequent visitor at Perry's, as it's one of the consistently best dining experiences in the SOMA / Embarcadero neighborhood. The ahi poke appetizer was excellent, and the burger w/ sweet potato fries is always a great option. Excellent service, as usual. Only downsides are a crowded dining room with a few too many tables that are hence too close together, making for a tight and noisy experience. Prices are higher than they should be, but very much in line for expensive San Francisco. In any event, we are big fans and return often.

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FH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great table. Nice view. We added a 7th person at the last minute after we were seated. They accommodated is with no issues.

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A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was good overall. Service is ok except they brought the entree before we were done with the appetizers. Also the waitress didn’t check during the meal to see how it was going. A bit on the pricey side but the quality/quantity are ok.

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you only open one part of your restaurant for lunch, open the other end with the view of the Bridge instead. Why waste what we all have already paid for?

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MK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perry's is such a treasure. It's kinda old school, including the food, but I love that about it. You can't go wrong with their chili or sandwiches but there are lots of salad options. There are more vegetarian choices than there used to be back in the day of three martini lunches. Drinks came fast. Removal of plates was unobtrusive. Thankfully, none of the staff wore too much scent -- which happens far too often in restaurants in SF now. That shows the bosses are paying attention. The waiter was wonderful, very attentive but not pushing us to order while we were yammering. Professional, yet he had a lovely demeanor, like you could sit down with him and talk about stuff besides food.

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MH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. There was a wait for a table but worth it.

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JH
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a perfect place to bring friends for lunch as it has a variety of food options, lots of seating, and good service!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

All of our steaks were cold and tough. Service was very slow. Too bad because the locations and atmosphere is nice.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic. Food is awesome. Great location. Ive always had great service. No complaints, highly recommend for a client lunch or just trying to get out of the office on a Friday.

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KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great excepting the noise level.

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S
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perry's is back! We are so pleased that know that the great service, ambience and food is back. Something was amiss during our last visit, from the high quality we have come to expect from Perry's.
Since we have been going here for years, we wanted to give it another go. And we're happy to say that the wonderful experience that we have known is back.
The hostess was gracious, we were seated promptly. The server was attentive, and the staff was friendly. Our salads and sandwiches (Cobb Salad and Turkey Club) were well prepared and tasty. And the sweet potato fried were made to perfection!
Thank you Perry's for returning to the be a great "go to" place!

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ML
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is right about Perry's. Excellent food, great variety of selection, comfy lively atmosphere, gorgeous SF views, Moderate prices, super convenient to Bart, friendly efficient wait staff. It's tough to try anywhere new when Perry's is so good.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Arrived early. No table inside. Agreed to sit outside. Smell of disinfectant overwhelming, distracting from food. Most tables had a tablecloth. Ours did not. Metal chairs were uncomfortable. Midway, asked if we could move indoors. Experience improved. Waitress very helpful. Food we ordered somewhat disappointing.

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BC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our service was fantastic. We had a large party (9) and and the 3 of us at one end of the table all thought out proteins were dry or overcooked. My son who loves ahi poke didn't finish his order and later shared with me that it was way too salty. He may be young, but he knows his poke. That said we were there at the end of a very busy weekend and did not order the St Patty's Day special. The service and the view of the bridge were amazing. I would definitely go back and give the food another try.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the comfortable relaxing atmosphere of Perry’s!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service

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RV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location for a business lunch or drinks after work. Food is good and service very professional.

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S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We've been going to Perry's for years. This time, the food was burned. The french fries were blackened, as was the bacon in the chicken BLTA which we ordered. When we told our server, who was very nice, she commented that several others diners that day had the same experience.
I wish Perry's goes back to it's standard of providing well made, tasty food.

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DP
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perrys is an old favorite, always nice to go back.
Our server was great - gave us lots of time to talk etc, but was always available when we wanted him.

Another excellent experience

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f
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed an excellent brunch, party of 6. Seated timely, service prompt and courteous. Everyone thought their meal selections were very good. Especially high marks on the corned beef and hash.

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BE
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

With an Open Table reservation we almost always have a table with a view of the Bay Bridge light show.

After cocktails we shared a bowl of Perry's Chili to start -- really good! We'll have it again. The cocktails were inventive, and the entrees very good.

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I’m a regular at this place so I decided to invite my out of town friends for lunch. We were party of 7 so I made a reservation. The main hostess promised us a big table in the front but when we arrived she tried to squeeze us in the booth. We insisted we needed more space, she got angry and rude. Made us wait for another 10 minutes. It was embarrassing.

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L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was using a cane last week and a young man seated me immediately even though my party was not there yet. He said I'd be more comfortable. I appreciate his kindness and thoughtfulness.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere was nice and they were very accommodating for our children.

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C
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great noon time salads that were fresh and served quickly.

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CA
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local restaurant to bring friends from out of town. Good variety of food, great wines, casual and lively atmosphere, reasonable prices, great service. Thank you

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Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I read quite a few excellent reviews but my experience was nothing to rave about. The food was average although the service was good

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T
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perry's food is always good. Service is attentive. Reservations are honored.

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ML
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a just right spot for comfort food at a reasonable price. It's great that's it so convenient to Bart and the Embacadero. Monday early half-price hamburgers are a super deal. Love their soups too!

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BS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating dinner at Perry’s last Saturday evening . Fabulous food , great service ... we all loved it so much , We just made RSVP for our son’s graduation celebration from SFSU in May ....

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SG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We've been going here for years and the food, the service and the great view of the bay bridge are outstanding. A diversified menu and great wine list. Also love that they have 1/2 off the price on bottles of wine on Tuesday and Saturdays.

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JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was fantastic, smart, attentive, clean, well spoken and easy to deal with. We had a birthday dinner for my son and we brought our own sparking wine and she did a great job in pouring it right away and into chilled champagne glasses and got the appetizers started. There was no delay. Corkage fee was very reasonable but what was especially nice is we had a guest who is large and they set up the table so he could have a little extra space and this was done in advance. The dirty plates are quickly removed and glasses refilled promptly. I would return. The food was good, bottles of wine are half off on Saturday evenings so we'll return. Also the valet was easy.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish I could remember our servers name. She was awesome. We had a day she was very relaxing and patent

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food!

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CL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Warm (lovely huge fireplace) inviting, friendly and delicious food!

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