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Albatross

4.5
790 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 790 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJaneA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Alexis did a great job despite it being pretty busy. Food always great.

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vipPatriciaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and much better food than what I had experienced shortly after you opened.

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vipJunN
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality ingredients and great menu. Refreshing salads, perfectly cooked halibut with rich coconut togarashi sauce. The salmon was also cooked perfectly. It would had been easier to eat if they were service in shallower bowl/plate. Definitely coming back to try other dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Absolutely awful service

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DuncanB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and Grits( highly recommend this dish) were top notch as was the fried chicken and potatoes.
Head Chef Angel even spent some time talking with us after the kitchen closed. Good dude.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Fresh farm to table ingredients. Love this place! Delicious every time.

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LaurelxMack
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was our anniversary, the meal was great and so was the service. If you want to splurge a bit for date night I recommend this place!

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Juli
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place! We'll be back there for sure! Very good food and nice atmosphere!

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hjmittal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and outdoor vibe! Delicious food and fantastic presentation! Can’t wait to go back!

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CarolN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a nice meal. The waitress was attentive and helpful. The food was tasty and well presented. Unfortunately, they had run out of the only vegan entree option so my husband wasn't able to really get a meal.

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vipAmyC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our meals were flavorful but not hot. I suspect that the food sat for several minutes before being served. Wine list and cocktails are interesting and creative. Service was a little spotty. Overall it was a pleasant dining experience and we’ll go back again.

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dcamp425
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but not inspiring a return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good and the service was excellent

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DanFromDanville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, service and location. No idea why we never tried this place before.

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Michael
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding - however it would have been better if all of the entrees came out at the same time. We had a party of 6, 3 were served, then 2 more and then finally the last one. It was several minutes between each group. Their "bread service" for $3.00 consisted of exactly 6 small pieces of bread and a container of softened butter. I know that charging for bread is now more commonplace, but come on. 6 pieces.

It seemed like we had 2 waiters. We'd see one & then the other, but other tan some confusion by the 2nd as to how we already had our appetizers, it didn't seem to create an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting on the patio. Loved the food and the ser service was outstanding. We had a wonderful ever.

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vipJkam
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance - very welcoming and friendly. The halibut was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was great but drinks/apps are very slow to come out

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RicardoB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and great ambiance! The avocado hummus and the cioppino were excellent. Live music made it that much more enjoyable and the fact that it was outside made it easy to interact and listen. The service was a little slow and we had to ask for a few missing items, but other than that we will be back!

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AmyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and decor. Ample outdoor seating. Excellent service from greeting by Hostess to service from wait and bar staff. Outstanding food and drinks. Very much looking forward to our next visit.

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vipBugaboo
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and it was fantastic. The servers went out of their way to help and provided great service. We all really enjoyed all our meals and we would definitely come back again for dinner. Thank you for a great meal and especially kudos to the great service!

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vipCarlaP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation was beautiful! The food was so fresh fresh. Beautiful atmosphere & great service!

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viplivetoeat
San Francisco
184 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting outdoors with adequate heaters-- delicious appetizers and main dishes. Wait staff were excellent. We'll be back.

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bigal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting Albatross in a year because of covid.
To say Albatrosshas improved greatly is an understatement.
We ordered the Short Ribs which were cooked to perfection. My wife ordered the Pork Chop and asked for the grilled peaches to be added. She loved it.
We chose to eat inside and we were the only ones inside the restaurant so service was a little lackluster because all servers were concentrating on the outside diners.
Looking forward to visiting again.

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ChrisD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JulieN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Although our server was very nice and polite, it took almost an hour for the food to arrive. We ordered iced teas, which we had to wait for because there weren’t enough clean glasses. When the iced tea arrived, they were in small water glasses (were never offered refills). I asked the waitress for sweetener (as she didn’t bring any sweetener to the table with the teas). It took her another 10 minutes to deliver the sweetener after we requested it a 2nd time. I could see she had many tables to cover and was probably overwhelmed, so I can’t completely blame her. Seems to me that they need to up their staff. I’ll definitely give it time and try the restaurant again.
Loved the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We went there because they said they accommodate food allergies (my daughter has celiac) when we got there we realized “gluten free” was for people who prefer to eat gluten free not a place for food allergies.
Unfortunately it wasn’t a good place for us to eat. However the staff was very nice.

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vipWizzy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cocktails, delicious food, wonderful service, talented musician setting a great ambiance. The perfect place for us to go out for our first post-COVID vaccine dinner. We loved it.

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vipJenniferN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Brunch, great menu variety, and always great service!! Definitely one of my neighborhood favorites!

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went with a party of 6. We were seated immediately. Service was good. Menu items were strong. Waitress recommended 2 appetizers both delicious. Main courses Short Ribs, Lamb Chop, Salmon, Flank Steak and the burger. One comment the serving of the flank steak was odd. One side of the plate was left completely empty. Tasted great and was presented over asparagus.

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Golfers4ever
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant! Still missing Chef Brian Bowen but the new menu is very good. Service was top notch.

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VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Waitress was good but she had to deal with 1 bartender so service was extremely slow. Dinner was bland and cosmo was bad

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had a good brunch. We both ordered chicken and waffles and they were delicious. Service was just okay. Food took a while and it was hard to get a coffee refill.

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Patti
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably our fifth time visiting Albatross. You can tell the owner takes care of her employees by the way they all deliver excellent service and appear happy to be working there. I enjoyed the salmon, my husband the chicken. Both were delicious. I haven't been disappointed yet.

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vipTimT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everyday menu, excellent European ambiance including background music, and a friendly staff. Love this place!

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vipJHAV
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We were looking forward to our first visit to this restaurant. Unfortunately, we wish we hadn't. It was for my mom's 81st birthday and we can't say there was anything special about our evening. The experience from the outset was poor. Checking in with the host was chaotic. No greeting and an excessive wait to acknowledge us. Eventually, a gentlemen that may have been the manager confirmed our arrival in the reservation system until the hostess returned. After being seated, nobody showed up - at all - despite numerous members of the staff passing by repeatedly. Just before we got up to find out who the server would be, the same gentlemen that checked us in must have sited us and came over, asking if we had been waiting, to which we confirmed we had. He apologized and quickly took our order. The assigned server also came over shortly thereafter, apologized and confirmed that our food order was placed. Another member of the staff, seemingly in a supervisorial role, also came by and asked if the server had been to the table and we confirmed that she had. This is the part where our usual laid back attitude was pushed too far. The wait for the food, except for our drinks, was unacceptable. In the interim, the server kept returning to the table to apologize and thank us for waiting. We had the chicken lettuce cup appetizer and it was very good. When our entrees finally arrived, all 3 meals did not come out at once. We had to wait nearly 10 more minutes for my mom's meal. Subsequent checking on us was intermittent. Not much a birthday. Again, without complaining we got a lot of apologies, so the staff was aware there were problems. The food was very good and the staff was consistently pleasant, but because of the poor service and long wait, the overall experience was not good. As a result, we would not refuse to go if a friend really wanted to do so but we would not choose to visit again on our own. Permanent pass.

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vipAGinNoCal
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first time, and we were impressed. Very friendly service, even when our server was a bit overwhelmed by being a bit understaffed. The food was obviously well-sourced and the kitchen prepared all of our dishes perfectly. We all (4 of us) said we'd definitely return.

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a friend's birthday and it was very good. Loved the pork chop, and friend who is a chef said the Shrimp and Grits were great. Love the ambiance inside and outside.