Perry's - Embarcadero

4.5
1790 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Kiki
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience for visiting family, except that our reservation for “high-top seating” was interpreted as outdoor seating.

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vipJACKB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we visit both Union St and the Embarcadero locations. Consistently good food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Consistently good food.

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vipVictorP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eating socially distant outside is still an essential part of life for us, and Perry’s did a great job at it! Food was great and the view was amazing

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PaigeM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Southwest Salad, and the Pot Roast. Margaritas as well. Our waitress was fantastic and was a super welcoming environment. Would definitely go again. Thank you Perry's!

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novinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Extremely busy and very loud. The main problem was we were being served by 2 waiters. The backup waiter took the order. He misinformed of us about 2 meals... I asked for a replacement on the first but didn't bother about the second. Maybe he was being trained or couldn't hear us as the surrounding noise was high and our masks were too thick!! I'm glad restaurants are open and everyone seemed so happy.

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HelenaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome views, perfect local to Financial District, long-standing reputation for dependably great food; something for everyone. Ideal for families or groups afternoons or anytime on weekends; solid for a reasonable business lunch, and perfect for Happy Hour.

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Jenna1961
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I had to wait with a reservation the staff was apologetic

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vipCathy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect warm Wednesday afternoon with a great view of the bay bridge!

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LeslieO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food - we had the fried chicken and the pot roast dinners. The asparagus was done perfectly and super yummy. Our server was quick, efficient, and friendly. We sat inside, but right next to the open patio doors so we had the best of both -- and the view of the bay bridge lights was gorgeous.

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vipGailM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was good but very cold Way too cold.

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vipRimzak
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service wasn’t stellar but it was enough. The server seemed busy and thankfully we didn’t need another round of drinks or we would never have had the chance to order them. Waited a long time for the check after we were done eating.

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CarlaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I would give this place another try but every dish was too salty

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vipDavidA
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately the bottom bread of the Ruben sandwich was wet/ soggy. Caesar salad very good. Felt very safe eating outside.

Please pass on to the kitchen.

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Aaron
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice waitstaff, good food, the outdoor parklet was great with heat lamps, would go again.

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vipPeggyL
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate outside at a sidewalk table. Despite the beauty of being outside, the traffic noise was sometimes unsettling. Just something to be aware of. Food was solid - the sole muniere was especially delicious and the salads were very good. Our servers were very attentive. Nice option on the Embarcadero during the pandemic.

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Jerel
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Check-in was confusing, had to go through the whole restaurant to check-in. Check-in also took a while -- hostess was stretched.

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TedK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The NY strip steak was outstanding. The service was impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place on the Embarcadaro for dining!

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HappyDiners
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. All was great! It’s been our place to meet family for several years and will continue to be so! Thank you Perrys!

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SheilaV
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. We were celebrating a very important anniversary and you made it perfect. Thank you. We'll be back soon.

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LisaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great outdoor, bay view ambiance. Three great sandwiches and one southwestern chicken salad that was a bit bland. Overall, very enjoyable!

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ACSanFrancisco
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The outside dining area is nicely done. The french fries were amazing. Our server and then entire staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

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TastyShenanigans
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food and ambience and we could get our dog :) Great to be out again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My friend and I had a salad, cup of soup, hot tea, Diet Coke and split dessert. This came to $60, which I think is high. Parking was more of a challenge due to restaurants outdoor seating on the street. It was lovely to be outdoors on a beautiful day, just had higher expectations on value of what was ordered.

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MelanieD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sitting right next to the street is tough... the motorcycles were out in full force. The view can’t be beat. Chicken strips are meh but the pot roast was nice.

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vipRobSF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Experience was ruined when the host pulled one of those, “you two can’t sit there because that table is reserved for a party of 4” but ended up sitting a couple down instead. We ended up sitting in the sun. It was uncomfortable but made the most of it. Our waitress Merry was great - I just didn’t care much for the dishonest host. Also as a vegetarian, I ordered the impossible burger. No one didn’t immediately know the base of the burger was discouraging. It tasted like the burger was cooked with the same meat oil.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's always great at Perry's on the Embarcadero! Just can't wait to be able sit indoors 🙌

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
209 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food and service.
But I do miss Patty.

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vipBossyP
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our evening under the stars and heat lamps, always reliable cocktails and onion soup, topped by sole and ribs. Delicious.

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LexiGC100
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and comfortable setting. Thanks!!!

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PaulaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful views on the front patio. Good food and friendly service

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DVDanville
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Got sat in the back alley so no bay view. It was also very cold with no heaters. Waiter was lacking personality and pretty much forgot about us after our food was served. He never asked if we wanted a second drink and we had to flag him down for the check when he walked by us several times clearly seeing that we were finished with our meal. The salads were disappointing- the beet salad was basically lettuce and dressing, very few actual beets. The southwestern chicken salad would have been great if the chicken wasn’t grossly over cooked. There was also literally one cherry tomato which was weird. The sweet potato fries were great, thank God we ordered those. Overall not a good experience, the Union street location was much more enjoyable.

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RobertH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job.. great customer service.
Perry’s menu and cuisine is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perry’s needs to update Opentable about their hours. We had a reservation for 8pm and were told upon arrival that they close at 8pm but would seat us if we ordered quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poorly made food. Not great service

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vipBruce
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service and good food. We had a great time.

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vipGr8bites
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had wonderful salad entrees, three different ones, the Southwest Salad, the Cobb Salad, and the Ceasar with Chicken. While two of these were spot on and fresh, the Ceasar salad's chicken was tough and dry, which was not eaten.

Other than this the appetizers of Potato Skins and Calamari were fine.

The Grgich Hills Chardonnay was spot on and delicious.

the waiter gets a special call out for racing around and waiting on many tables, yet still made it a point to check in on us....which we appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view! Everyone was very nice an accommodating they even added a table for us! Definitely worth the wait!

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Beth
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I really like the location of the Perry’s.
Being able to sit outside and see the lights of the Bay Bridge and the activity on the street is do normal and refreshing.
The food is consistent. I had the calamari but wouldn’t order it again. It’s one of my favorites but not particularly special at Perry’s. I just enjoyed being there after months of restaurant shutdowns.
I’ll go back but order something else.
The service is attentive but not intrusive.

FAQs

Perry's - Embarcadero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 495-6500.

Perry's - Embarcadero is rated 4.5 stars by 1790 OpenTable diners.

Perry's - Embarcadero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/perrys-san-francisco/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.