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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Dobbs Ferry Restaurant.
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Dobbs Ferry Restaurant

1559 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Pre/post Theatre (56)
  • Neighborhood Gem (37)
  • Casual (35)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food, Californian
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Hours of operation
Weekend Lunch/Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dobbs Bar (406 Hayes St):
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 1:45am
Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 1:45am
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Phone number
(415) 551-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Yakura
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We have a wide variety of catering options available. Contact us at for more information. Information may also be found on our website at
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Cross street
Hayes St.
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Parking details
Street parking and public lots within 1 block. Grove and Gough parking lots as well.
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Public transit
Number 21 Muni stops directly in front of the restaurant. You can also take the 5 or the F and have a short walk.
1/2 Mile walk from Civic Center BART.
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Special events & promotions
Dobbs Ferry is available for private events, banquets, and catering. We have three rooms to accommodate most sized groups. Contact us for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dobbs Ferry has 3 different rooms that are available for private events.

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What 1559 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLetsEatOut (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very good food before ballet - good portion size and overall good value.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Loved this place, came for a dinner with my parents and grandparents. They accommodated every generations needs - including lactose intolerances and pescatarians. One of the burgers was over cooked, but they did not charge us after we told the waitress. Would definitely come again, love this neighborhood too

vipJosephW (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was freezing. We ordered a special pasta with lobster and shrimp. When it came there was no lobster nor shrimp. When we questioned the waiter, he said it was incorporated into the sauce. Not what we expected for $26

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had the bagel with smoked salmon. Also came with tomato and thinly sliced cucumber. Side of delicious fresh fruit salad. Everything tasted perfectly fresh. A+ for the food. Great spot for before the ballet. Get a reservation, though.

Melinda (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dobbs Ferry is one of our favorite restaurants to have brunch before the ballet. Service was a little slow and seemed chaotic this time, not up to it's usually standard but we will definitely be back. Food was excellent; especially loved the pumpkin soup.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dobbs Ferry never fails to please. We are regulars, and we always find something on the menu that we haven't seen before. Tonight my wife and I started with the warm castelveltrano olives, which we love; then we had a baby iceberg lettuce salad with blue cheese dressing, bacon bits, and radishes that was delightful. For the main course she had a special, cioppino, with scallops which she raved about; I had the burger: two 5oz beef patties, American cheese, red onions, shredded lettuce, dill pickles, 1,000 island dressing, with crisp fries and bacon bits. I am into burgers! These were just great.
Service was fine, we love the ambiance of the small and not noisy back room. Highly recommend Dobbs Ferry. Perfect for before SFSymphony or other event in the area.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The perfect pre-Symphony (SF Jazz or Nourse) event. The salads are outstanding and they make a delicious spaghetti and meatballs. Portions are sizable- which is a welcome change of pace for haute-y and often precious SF restaurants. Friendly staff. Not cheap but I recommend this place.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was fine, but with so many options in the neighborhood, we won't go back. It just wasn't anything special.

Skinnygal (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Perfect place for brunch or lunch before a concert. Staff was attentive, drink orders came immeidately and the food was excellent. Serice outstanding!

Marco (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good dinner. Had the striped bass and loved it.