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Albatross

4.6
691 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Experience a new spin on farm-to-table with a raw bar and contemporary global-inspired menu; Accompanied with a collection of boutique wines and spirits from around the world.

Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour Small Plates and Dinner Service.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 691 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Great evening out at Albatross

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food! The lamb ragu pasta was amazing!

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Olive9
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and opted to sit outside. iI was very comfortable and the service and was excellent. We have been here before and will continue to go back. Tho, I didn’t have one this time their Spritzer is my fav.

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vipQueenV
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easter brunch was lovely and delicious

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vipJoJo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I rarely write bad reviews but definitely feel I need to on this. I understand it was the First Easter Sunday that the restaurants were opened since Covid but this restaurant was so Under Prepared. First we had to wait over 20 minutes for our table which was not 6ft from the other tables. (They did move it only after I asked) 2nd how do you run out of brunch stables-ie: French Toast & Pancakes, 3rd wanted to change the poached egg on the crab cakes to over medium but was told we couldn’t. Speaking of the crab cakes they were extremely dry, 4th we order Deviled Eggs with Sturgeon Row..they came without the row, 5th order a plain egg for my grandchild which never came....truly hope they can turn around their kitchen & service staff...it was the first time in over a year my whole family was able to go out to eat for a Holiday and it was so disappointing!

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vipbpbw
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a busy Easter Sunday, the staff did an excellent job seating us and servings us. The food was excellent and we can't wait to come back for more.

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vipCBCalifornia
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We loved the outdoor dining area, it was nicely set up and comfortable. The food was good but it took 45 minutes from the time we ordered until our food arrived which was way too long, especially since we were seeing others who arrived after us get their food. Our waitress was very nice and very friendly but forgot a number of items we had requested (avocado, coffee, steak knife) and we had to remind her. All in all not a big deal, our food was good and the atmosphere was upbeat and pleasant. Perhaps the wait staff could just be a little more careful to bring items that were ordered and/or requested.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service would’ve been better but they repeatedly forgot to bring us utensils and napkins. Had to ask 3 different people until they brought it to us and this is already after all of our food arrived.

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vipMichael
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant with staff that really cares about their customers. Great food.

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CorinneV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Easter brunch!

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SueT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Victor was pleasant and very attentive. The food was great, the only thing I didn’t like was sitting outside on street next to passing cars but unfortunately sitting outside is the requirement due to Covid
Would definitely go back

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GregS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing Easter breakfast. Food was outstanding. Service was slow, forgetful at times, but well meaning and friendly and helpful when they were there. Owner even came and personally apologized for the slow response. No complaints, will eat breakfast again!

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SpecialOccasionDate
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Limited menu

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Celeste
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised to find it not that busy at Noon on a Saturday. We had a reservation prior to be safe. Since it was Easter weekend they had a condensed menu, but still a great selection. I throughly enjoyed my shrimp and grits. The grits had such a great flavor, shrimp were huge and tasty. The chipotle? Or whatever sauce was on top was a bit much, but still good just wish it had less.
Mimosas were really good- a good balance of juice and champagne. Great atmosphere and great outside seating option.

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AnyaB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining at Albatros and it confirmed what I thought the first time: I will be back! The staff was lovely, attentive and knowledgeable, the cocktails were good and looked gorgeous and the food was copious and excellent! I highly recommend it!

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vipAskQuon
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our youngest son so we were just a party of 3. We love the outdoor ambiance of this place so we asked for a table just outside the front door in their very nice front patio.

It was a perfect evening. It was not cold nor very windy so we were very comfortable. We started off with two appetizers - Truffle Fries and Brussels Sprouts. Both were really good. The Birthday Boy had the Hanger Steak. I had the Fried Chicken and my wife had 2 Hot Small Plates but I can't remember what they were.

The steak was tasty, tender and perfectly grilled. My Fried Chicken was excellent - very moist inside and crispy on the outside. Service was also excellent.

We had a really fantastic meal and it was fitting for our Birthday Boy!

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vipyogabear
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outdoor dining under a tent structure with heaters. Service was friendly and prompt. The salmon and burger servings were generous and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back!

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flatheadbuck
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I'd return now that I've been once. High chair dining meant that you'd be near the bar and that was not a preference but the hostess was quick to relocate us and I appreciated that because for a birthday dinner - the bar scene was just to noisy. Waiter/waitress was a little confused with which table was theirs, but that must of been because of just re-opening from covid.
Overall it was a nice dinner and food was good.

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vipDineout
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. For example, it took about minutes to get a glass of wine after ordering it. Food service delivery was also slow. The restaurant may have been impacted by more people going out to eat after some easing of covid restrictions (good for the restaurant) so I'll assume part of the slow service can be attributed to that.
We ordered the pork chop and lamb shank entrees. The pork chop was overdone and I had to ask the server for a sharp knife to cut it. I like garlic a lot, but the both meat and the roasted vegetables had an overpowering garlic taste. The lamb shank was tender but sat in a pool of liquid with too much grease in the dish which made it seem less appetizing.
People had good comments about this restaurant and I was anxious to try it. I was disappointed in food for its value. I'm not sure I'd go back, at least not before going to other restaurants first.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family and had a great experience. Friendly staff and Vegan choices as well throughout whole menu. Outstanding wine selection. Highly recommend.

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viproobdoob
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, unique flavors, great quality

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vipFoodfan
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is always a hit at this spot. The service seems to miss on something or another.
Hoping they get it together, as it would give them a solid dining destination.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another hidden gem in Danville. The inside is beautiful. The service was great, the music, and food. We came here to try their brunch. I didn't care for the shrimp and grits but my husband loved it. I'm just not a fan of red sauce in grits. The salmon benedict was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They need much more practice post reopening. It was 50 minutes, and 3 requests. to receive an order of tepid truffle fries on which I tasted zero truffle. 45 min from order request we received entrees which were also lukewarm. Note it's 1 piece of chicken for $22. Asparagus and garlic soup delicious, but spoon was delivered 5 minutes after soup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server was very friendly and helpful. So beautiful sitting out on their patio

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MelodyM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch there with a party of four. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great! Would definitely go back!

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Maggie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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AdrienneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good adaptation during Covid-19

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Jeneastbay
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great. Service was ok. Didn’t seem to have the most knowledgeable staff in terms of the food, wine, etc. Not super attentive - we wait d forever to get a second drink and it took forever to come. We ordered soft serve and there were three toppings that came with it but we were told we could only order two. When they came there was like one tablespoon of each of two. Can’t imagine why they couldn’t give us the third tablespoon of topping it was so small. Also, Music was weird, it’s a modern place but they played 100% oldies all night and late night it switched to alt rock. Not sure what the vibe intention was but it didn’t fit. Will give it another shot but definitely room for improvement aside from the food which was pretty good.

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vipWilliam
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was wonderful. Please don’t forget to mention all ingredients. Even chives used for garnish should be mentioned. 😊

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vipAskQuon
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptionally good experience - there were three of us. We started with Truffle Fries, Seared Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Lettuce Cups. I had the Braised Lamb Shank and it was really good - tender, tasty and served on a bed of really delicious Polenta. My wife had the Seared Salmon on a bed of Black Rice. Our son (his birthday) had the Hanger Steak and he was very impressed with the detail and quality of the food.

For dessert, we had a Bread Pudding and I have a Soft Serve Ice Cream topped with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

The only slip (very minor) was there was no complimentary dessert for our Birthday Boy event though the birthday celebration was noted on the Open Table reservation.

Everything - service, menu choices, presentation, ambiance was all perfect!

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PeterY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of first nights open after most recent re-opening in the area. They were a bit overwhelmed, but managed well. Food is great - much improved from last time I was there. Will go again and hopefully in more welcoming times for all of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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vipBrianaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was outstanding, but service was not good. Our server did not know how to answer any of our questions (and we only had a couple) about the menu. Still had a great night, just feel like at a restaurant like this the servers should be more informed about the menu.

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vipDavidO
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Appetizers we're excellent. Main entree’s not so much.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit yields some of the best food and service I've ever experienced at a restaurant. This place is exceptional in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice - baby behaved himself too!

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KeriD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Great food accompanied by delightful and attentive service. Enjoyed a delicious outdoor brunch on Saturday afternoon. The chilaquiles were amazing!

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You can order delivery directly from Albatross using the Order Online button. Albatross also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 718-5445.

Albatross is rated 4.6 stars by 691 OpenTable diners.

Albatross does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/albatross/giftcards.

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.