Dobbs Ferry Restaurant

4.5
1951 reviews
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$30 and under
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Dobbs Ferry Restaurant is an all day and everyday establishment; for locals, by locals; with a welcoming beckon to all of the visitors of this Little City. It is an ambassador of West coast food and East coast style with an "old world" feel, that is uniquely and unequivocally San Francisco.
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Specials

The ‘Second Act’ Dinner Special

After 8pm every day of the week, we offer our signature Whole Roasted Chicken with whipped potatoes, a dessert of your choice and a sommelier selected bottle of wine (White, Red or Sparkling) for $60.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 8:00PM-10:00PM

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so cool! good food, good atmosphere, good drinks....what else could you want

f
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch for 7 before Hamilton at the Orpheum. Proseca by bottle with fresh OJ or peach on the side. Benedict was perfect. Chicken waffles very tasty.

RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely some standout dishes; our out-of-town guests really enjoyed the path and the squid-ink linguini; the pork loin is good. Do not be put off by very simplistic sounding dishes like peas and carrots (bone marrow butter) or baby iceberg lettuce wedge; those proved the most imagenative dishes we enjoyed. Some choices underwhelmed us: the crostini and the flourless chocolate cake. The service was attentive and genuinely friendly, and the setting was great for reconnecting with old friends. We started out at the Bar, connected by a secret passage way to our dining room; that was a nice place to start out while we waited for friends to arrive.

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fried chicken was great. This is one of our go to places if going to a local performance venue like opera or jazz. Friendly service and seasonal menus keep it anreason to return again and again.

RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to early dinner, seated right away. Food was awesome, service outstanding.

KD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in the middle of Hayes valley, great for conversation and meeting people. Fantastic food and service, highly recommended

CN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat close to Davis Hall and Jazz Center

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We walked there from the Orpheum parking lot to eat a special dinner before seeing Hamilton. Convenient location, excellent service & the food was delicious!!

A
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was delicious, service was friendly and prompt.

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I used to love Dobbs Ferry under previous ownership. New owners changed the menu and eliminated many of the staples. Service is poor. 25 minutes between appetizer and entree, despite mentioning we had a show to attend. Sad to say this will be our last visit. The new mediocre menu and food are not worth the trouble. It used to be really hard to get a table here. Now you can walk right in at peak times. That speaks volumes regarding the decline of Dobbs Ferry. Sad.

D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre theater Sunday brunch. Will come back for regular menu. Lovely cocktail list and friendly efficient service.

OT
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu was limited but a good selection. The ravioli was excellent although quite different--served with pine nuts and balsamic vinegar. It was very tasty. The pork was nicely presented, although somewhat tough and dry. They seem to have a lively bar area--it was a good place to go.

F
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit with friends, long time no see, before going to jazz center.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great with only two misses, but they were big. The Arancini for appetizers were actually bland, no flavor. And the desserts were a miss. The donuts were bland and flavorless and the ice cream choice was obviously forgettable as I can’t even remember the name. The fried chicken however was brilliant. As was the squid ink pasta, pork loin, wedge salad.... service was uneven too, only because they were busy and sorely understaffed. Too long before our order was take , too long with empty plates in front of us, asked for more bread, never brought etc. very nice and friendly staff though. We will definitely come back!

JA
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supberb food and service! The people, cuisine, and venue are outstanding. We’ll return soon & often.

MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and drink, nice price, great for SFJAZZ.

DW
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tater tots with sour cream and caviar, shishito peppers with melon, roasted veggies and buttermilk friend chicken and mashed potatoes - the best! Delicious wines. Attentive service. Small but incredibly tasty menu. Definitely will return!

RM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our appreciation was for a good meal and a very thoughtful and accommodating server. As a party of ten which arrived late, our server made everything jive just right, so that we were ready for our symphony date. My Mary's chicken was delicious, although I would have preferred a crispier breading.

F
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent & service was impeccable. Like being at the home of a dear friend (who can really cook)!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a quick, shareable meal before a concert nearby at the symphony. The food and surroundings were very nice and the service was helpful in getting us our food and check taken care of so we could make our showtime!

SG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food. The service was very attentive. I asked for and received a window seat. We loved it!

OM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job by waiter. Very knowledgeable

RM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Location very good for dinner before attending Sf Symphony concerts and SF Opera, SF Ballet performances. The food was excellent with memorable taste and texture. Definitely a place for foodies.

AJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I regret is not ordering TWO orders of the Artichoke Ravioli. They were so delicious.. I craved them all night.... Great waitress.. Came early so started in the Bar. Bar tender was great also... We will be back...

x
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Manhattan clam chowder was unique and tasty. The pork loin with walnuts was incredible. Negronis were good too.

And, they have a kids menu.

f
San Francisco
151 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's a solid family restaurant with active, neighborhood bar. Som and owner is fabulous! Thanks for all your help. We usually eat here if our friends who used to live near Dobbs Ferry, NY can join us. It reminds them of home and they love the food.

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizers and entrees we had were exceptional, just as on our previous visit a few months ago. The only disappointment was the baked Alaska dessert - basically just a smore and not at all to the standards of everything else. Hope it's replaced by time we come back...

SS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The spinach appetizer was far too rich, but it looks like I can make a perfectly good meal out of the chowder!

SL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The people at reservation desk was very friendly and accommodating with our constant changing of schedule and number of people. The food was good, though it was on the oily side. Overall, it was a good place for friends gathering.

s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It would be nice to rank the hotness of the dishes. For instance poblano peppers, I was unaware how hot they were! Need to have something nice to get the birthday boy something during the meal... perhaps a complementary salad?

J
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow as peak time for shows in the area. Had to ask several times for cocktails. Friend had to send back an order that was undercooked. Main course of Mary's Chicken was not well cooked. Salad and tater totts good. Owner did comp drink and friend's appetizer. With choices in SF will not return.

GE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The gnocchi was soft but not mushy, and flavorful, vegetable, garlic, salt, cream. My drink was rhubarb infused but not too tart. My companions' meals were equally exquisite!

SK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails, friendly service and exceptional food. The menu doesn't reflect how interesting the dishes are so it was a nice surprise. Food came before cocktail, two courses together. Had to ask for wine to accompany the food ... but that was the only glitch. We'll be back! Next week in fact :)

DR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

My friend’s dinner and both salads were excellent. The Parmesan Risotto was the worst risotto I’ve ever had. Not even sure it was made from the right kind of rice. It arrived, nearly dry, in a gelatinous mass. Perhaps there were actually carrots and peas contained within as advertised, but they were overcooked to mush, like the rice. I’ve made much better risottos at home from a box mix.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Perfect food served in a timely manner, before the show.

NZ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for before the concert! Even my daughter-in-law followed me in there unbeknownst to me . She loves it,too. Nancy

M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We found the menu very limited and unappetizingly presented. We both had roasted chicken. Just two bits of chicken on top of mashed potatoes... uninspiring. Chicken was not particularly tender. Strawberry/ Rhubarb crisp was good but husbands cheese cake again uninspiringly presented.... a slice of white cake on a white plate. Too much money for something I could have done easily at home. I want to like the look of my food.

JK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Charming venue for a Father's Day foray, I being the pater familias. The place effectively evokes an East Coast ambience, slightly exotic in its West Coast (San Francisco) location. The offerings are also rather out-of-the-ordinary, among them their version of the Bloody Mary, which puts bourbon where vodka normally would be, to good effect: the spiciness of the 'blood' is matched by the warmer (and sweeter) affect of the bourbon. Also unusual in certain ingredients, the food is pleasant to the taste, but not particularly striking or rich. It might have been the unofficial holiday, but the good-natured staff seemed at times a bit tough to signal and a bit slow to serve. Nonetheless, the comfort of the place nearly compensates for these shortcomings.

KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

SOME HIT, SOME MISS. A NICE PLACE TO GO AFTER AND EVENT TO HAVE A DRINK OR LIGHT MEAL, MAYBE ONE OF THE SMALL DISHES OR A DESSERT

F
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot near the SF Symphony and Opera. Wonderful food and service.

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