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About Perry's - Embarcadero

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.

155 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am-10:30am; Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am-4:00pm

Cross Street:
Mission & Howard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 495-6500

Website:
http://www.perryssf.com/

Parking Details:
Valet, garage and street parking available.

Public Transit:
Located on the Embarcadero, steps away from the Ferry building, Embarcadero BART stop and countless MUNI lines. Also easily accessible from Caltrain and near AT&T Park.

Private Party Facilities:
Boasting beautiful views of the Bay and Bay Bridge, our Embarcadero private dining room seats up to 40 guests, with room for up to 50 for cocktail events and an open air Patio for larger group accommodation.

Private Party Contact:
Mollie Warren: (415) 222-7129

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Perry's - Embarcadero Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (38)
Casual (35)
Waterfront (35)
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Business Meals (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Scenic View (28)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fun (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Happy Hour (14)
People Watching (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Live Sports (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great Beer (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Seated promptly at 7:30. Wife had a juicy burger. I wanted the pot roast but they were sold out. Opted for spaghetti and meatballs instead and was not disappointed. Very tasty. And the breadsticks are wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Generally very good food and dependable for a business lunch. This time, wood shards were in my sandwich from the toothpick like thing securing the sandwich. One got caught in my throat and made the entire sandwich quite unappealing. Though apologies were offered - that meal should have been comped in my opinion. My luncheon partners had no complaints about their meals and enjoyed them. But, that's always a business call, in this case, not a good one.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server (sorry, I forgot her name!) was very nice and made sure we had a good time and good food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Perry’s provided a great experience. Valet parking was an amazing touch. The food was delicious and the price wasn’t bad. It was a little loud because of the bar but it didn’t ruin our experience at all. We made reservations for 6:30 but we were done with our wedding ceremony early so they seated us when we arrived at 5:40. We will definitely be back and recommend to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great restaurant for good honest American fare. I had an excellent Caesar salad with a large piece of salmon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lunch with a friend

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Solid middle of the road food. Good service and atmosohere.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

THE ONION SOUP TASTED LIKE DISHWATER. IT WAS THE WORST SOUP I HAVE EVER EATEN. IT'S NOT TOO HARD TO MAKE ONION SOUP. HAVE YOUR
:
CHEF" READ JOY OF COOKING

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great lunch the other day with very attentive service. I was able to be seated about 30 minutes prior to my guest's arrival. This version of Perry's is as user friendly as the others at SFO, Larkspur and Union Street--we patronize them all!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love this place perfect for lunch or a casual dinner. Not too noisy and really lovely venue.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed my burger and fries at this low key and cosy restaurant. Easy to find, just a short walk from the Ferry Building. Easygoing and efficient service. Thanks, I will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best pot roast ever! Served with mashed potatoes and seasoned string beans in butter ... quite decadent! Loved how wait staff of 4 came at the same time to serve all meals at the same time ...

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We love spending Thanksgiving here! Love the ambiance and food. Great restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

2 adults, 3 boys under 12, 6:00 res. 2 boys order filet to split, waitress brings petite. We ask if she can leave petite and bring another. She "asks" manager and comes back and says manager says No, she must bring regular filet. Over 20 minutes later, 7:15 now, regular filet arrrives underr cooked. Manager makes it right, knows nothing about original ask. Bad Waitress. Manager removes 2 items from bill. Says waitress should have left boys petite originally. Good, smart manager.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is my office's #1 location cause its around the corner. great food, great drinks, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

So pleased that our reservation was honored. Find food and service always good and pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Perry's is consistently good American-fare, but the steuart St restaurant is also very comfortable and inviting. We had cocktails (perfect French 75) and a delicious Brutus ceasar with chicken. Shared a brown apple Betty for desert that was so big, even shared we couldn't finish. Going to make this Perry's a monthly ritual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Cobb Salad is really terrific. The service was very good. All in all an outstanding lunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Quiet. Table

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A favorite spot of mine and another enjoyable evening with great staff and great food. Will be back for sure as always.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good. Our server was overwhlemed by the crowd, but it didn’t run the experience. Good spot if you’re on the Embarcadero and want some American comfort food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good breakfast and Ramos fizzes a great way to start the day!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice mixture of elegance and cozy atmosphere. The food was very good, prices reasonable and service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not a fancy menu (mostly American food classics) but everything was nicely cooked. My wife had the salmon and I had chicken penne pasta - both very tasty!! Nice bar area and well located in Embarcadero - well worth a visit for an uncomplicated but delicious meal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been coming to Perry’s for years. This time the service was almost non existent and the food was below par. Not going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Perry's is just consistently very good -- that level of excellence is hard to maintain over years of operation, but they never disappoint.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great restaurant. Nice table cloths. Cloth napkins and nice silverware and very good food. The French Onion Soup was very very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Perry’s is my go to place in the neighborhood - always friendly, good menu and drinks, and relaxed.

Tags: Waterfront, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food, service, and views. Sat on the patio it was a bit cold but they have heater lamps which certainly helped and they even offered to turn them up if we were too cold. The staff was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Bring back the meatloaf. Major reason we come to Perry's.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was excellent. The two of us shared 3 dishes and each one was plentiful, fresh tasting and worth ordering another time. The service was neither too slow nor rushed. Easy walk to Muni, Bart and even the Ferry. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our food was delicious and nice and hot. Our server, Victoria, was just wonderful

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always a pleasure to have an employee lunch and learn here. Reccommend to anyone else looking for a large group place :)

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Had a great business lunch at Perry's. the staff were great with recommendations and served us in a very timely manor

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The good - The food. I've been here twice and everything has tasted great. I'd definitely recommend the salads, the tomato bisque soup, the grilled salmon and the petrale sole. The sole is among the best I've had in a while. The dessert choices are interesting and tasty. Decent beer selections as well.

The not so good - The service on the most recent visit was very disappointing. We arrived on a Monday night before 6:00. Hardly a peak time for dining, but you wouldn't know it from how long things took. Our appetizers arrived roughly 30 minutes after we ordered them and the entrees came probably another 20 minutes after we finished the appetizers. The worst part was our server. He was friendly and enthusiastic, but judging by his blank stares I'd say we were more familiar with the menu after a five minute glance than he was. Just as the plates from our entree were being cleared from the table he dropped off the check. We got his attention before he got away and asked if we could see a dessert menu. He seemed more overwhelmed than apologetic at that point.

I'll give the server the benefit of the doubt and assume he was relatively new. For all I know it might have been his first night. Even so, as much as we enjoyed the food, it's hard to walk out feeling good about the experience when the service is a let down.

So, I'm 2 for 2 on the food and 1 for 2 on the service. We might give it another try if we're in the neighborhood, but who knows.

UPDATE November 2017:
Had a chance to dine here again and I have no complaints. The food was just as good as the first time, and the service was excellent.

Our server was Bryant. He was knowledgeable, prompt and everything came out the way we ordered it. He graciously accommodated two requests from my wife that would have been met with condescending refusals in other places we've been at. Great experience overall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Waterfront, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Embarcadero location is always on the top of our list when thinking of a place to bring someone from out of town. The food and drinks are dependable for just about any finicky diner but the icing on the cake is the view of the Bay Bridge from the back patio. There are great picture-taking opportunities for anyone who wants to have photographic memories to take home.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Easy seating, we were able to request a table with a view of the Thursday Night NFL game on. Food came reasonably quickly, we both got the blue plate special (Fried Chicken) which was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We both had the French onion soup to start. Wow!!! I had the Cobb salad, my friend had the pot roast with all the fixings. What a great place to have delicious food, great wine and a great atmosphere!!! The service was excellent 😀

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Perry's. Ordered the fish & chips special, which was delicious - especially the cole slaw. Fish well cooked & fries crispy. The service was attentive, as usual.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love Perry's - great food & Friendly Staff! I'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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