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About Dobbs Ferry Restaurant

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.

409 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Weekend Lunch/Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner:
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

Cross Street:
Hayes St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 551-7700

Website:
http://www.dobbsferrysf.com/

Catering:
We have a wide variety of catering options available. Contact us at info@dobbsferrysf.com for more information. Information may also be found on our website at www.dobbsferrysf.com

Parking Details:
Street parking and public lots within 1 block. Grove and Gough parking lots as well.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mike Yakura

Additional:
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

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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Private Dining

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

Dobbs Ferry Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (56)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Comfort Food (25)
Good for a Date (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Business Meals (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 2 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal prior to attending the symphony.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We dined here pre-symphony and have done so several times before. Under the new management the difference is night and day. The menu doesn't seem to have changed much, but the preparation has improved mightily. We had the short ribs and the mushroom ravioli and were delighted with the flavors. The sauces were beyond delicious and we asked for bread (only served on demand) so we could clean the last bits off both plates.

The service was personable and attentive with a light touch. A-Plus. I also found the wine list reasonably diverse and fairly priced. Give it a try, particularly if you've been there before and were underimpressed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

So pleased cioppino was the special. Excellent scallops: mussels and shrimp. Great dinner spot before ballet, opera, or symphony.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent experience at Dobbs Ferry this afternoon, even coming in with and hour left of bottomless mimosas! Our food was cooked spectacularly, drinks were always 1/2 full and service was just incredible. We felt that we could have sat there all afternoon and not been a bother!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My wife and I went before the symphony and were not disappointed. The food is even better under the new owner. Pate appetizer was a light and smooth texture, perfect on toasts, terrific! Our main course was Cioppino with scallops, shrimp and hake in a vegetable broth. Also excellent. Wines by the glass were good and reasonably priced. - The service is was professional from beginning to end. When it looked like we were running low on bread, our waiter brought some without our having to ask. - We highly recommend Dobbs Ferry.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great restaurant for pre-ballet lunch/brunch. Food is delicious. Great atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent and very creative. The portions were generous and the service was timely. We cam here before a show and they made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy dinner without rushing us while making sure we had time to get to the theater without an issue.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for brunch before the symphony. The location is great for access. My husband had the salmon bagel and I had the mushroom omelet. Everything was fine and tasty. Easy to get in and out before the performance. Remember to make a reservation because the area is busy with all the performing arts nearby.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Chose this place from the list of restaurants participating in the Jan promo pricing. The service was very good (loved our waiter), but I was very disappointed in the food. The soup was bland and the veggie lasagna had little flavor as well. The high point was the burrata with toast. Unfortunately, I doubt I will return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Probably my favorite place in the Hayes Valley - Civic Center area. Mostly because it isn't nearly as crazy expensive as most places in this neighborhood. Also because the menu has something for everyone - pasta and the usual CA-style surf & turf entrees. The scallops were great. The ambiance is relaxed and the food is quite good & the servings are ample. Last time I was there, I had the rice ball appetizer, house salad, pappardelle pasta, one glass of wine, and a cheesecake dessert; and the total bill was only $60!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Location and ambience are excellent but the menu is quite unusual and I would have difficulty finding something that appeals if I ate here frequently

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were really looking forward to our meal here, but it was not what we expected. They have changed owners and apparently the cooks as well. We normally like the chicken dish, but it has been changed. The service was spotty. One good thing, I loss something down the seating and was very important to me. They were very helpful, knowing it was special. Probably won't be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A great and comfortable place, with caring service right in the heart of Hayes Valley, close to all music venues.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Quickly becoming a favorite dining spot! We go before the ballet at War Memorial on Sundays and it is always great.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The kitchen was short handed the Sunday I ate there. My over easy eggs were plated bottom side up. They had been cooked too hot and the bottom was crispy. Not good. I flipped them over and fortunately the top had fared better and the yolks weren’t hard. They have changed the potatoes from cubes to thin slices and were fried to death. I don’t want potato chips for breakfast. I sent them back and asked for tater tots instead. They were wonderful. So I’m the future I’ll ask for them instead of those other things.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Really great brunch place!! My friends and I had a really great time and the bottomless mimosas and bellinis were great!! I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a great brunch place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Lianne is the lovely new owner. Greeted us with enthusiasm, said goodbye when we left, remembering my name. We felt as though we were her personal guests. I really want this restaurant to succeed for her! Food was good but more lighter meal choices would be nice. I had the sea bass and it was very well cooked and presentation is beautiful for all meals that we saw. I would also have like the seating to be a little more comfortable...hard chairs. Waiter very nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I have enjoyed Dobbs Ferry in the past. This time service was a bit slow, even though we told our waitress that we were going to the ballet, and I did not enjoy my meal very much. Chicken and peppers. Too many peppers.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were seated immediately in the back room and the staff made sure there was a space for the guest who is handicapped. Best item on the menu was the pate served with fig jam, toast and pickled vegetables. I truly enjoyed my brunch item of a biscuit and gravy with beef and an egg on top.
Excellent place to go before or after an event at Symphony Hall.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had never been because I only looked at the bar on Hayes St., but then I saw it on OpenTable and realized the restaurant is a different part. The restaurant is really lovely and the food & service were perfect!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointing overall. The wait staff seemed focused on chatting with each other more than paying attention to tables. Food was under seasoned and sloppily presented. Steak and pork loin over cooked and over sauced. Appetizers and bread delayed. Very unimpressed. Very loud as well

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We'd been to Dobbs Ferry in the past and found the menu limited. But, now, they have a new menu and it's terrific. They had a beef stew special that was outstanding. We'll go back there without a second thought.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Came in for my birthday night dinner- everything tasted exceptionally poor. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

New owner surely isn't paying attention to this formerly fabulously-run restaurant. So sorry to see this happen. Owners need to give this place their undivided attention and rely on the amazing staff to guide their hand. There are a lot of great spots in the neighborhood to frequent before a show that it will be easy to venture someplace else if the changed vibe persist.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great place for pre concert dinner, food is OK as opposed to outstanding, but the place is mellow, not pretentious, very relaxed and comfortable....

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service, you should appreciate high caloric food to eat here

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great place! staff is very friendly and helpful. Made sure we got out on time for the show we were going to and didn't feel rushed. The food was delicious. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizer "Bites", Three of us had the Chicken Scarpariello and ate it all and would get it again! #4 had the pasta and loved it. We savored a nice bottle of wine from their wine list. A wonderful evening and already planning on a return trip!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

wish I knew our waiters name as he is terrific. We go there before symphony and it is delicious, quick with great service to get us to the symphony on time. Nice neighborhood restsurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our 3rd time here and also our last. The food is wonderful. Our foursome had a burger, duck, ravioli and halibut. We were all happy with food and service. so why won't we be back? We get home and see that we were charged a $20.00 corkage fee on an already overpriced bottle of wine we ordered. If we had brought our own bottle, it would be ok. This just felt like an underhanded, disrespectful trick. Now we can't recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was New Years Eve and we were treated as royalty!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate at Dobbs Ferry before going to a New Years Eve event. The food is delicious and menu varied. The service was very attentive. We were taken care of with plenty of time to make it to our other event on time, without feeling at all rushed. We definitely will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dobbs Ferry is a neighborhood gem. Nice hidden jewel in a sea of restaurants in San Francisco.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice brunch menu with delicious eggs Benedict, Chilequilles and mushroom hash all ordered and delicious
Was perfect spot for brunch after the Nutcracker

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall, a mediocre experience. The food left much to be desired and the service from the bar was slow. The service was probably the best part, but because the menu is so limited and the food that does come out isn't very good, I wouldn't go back to this place or recommend it to others.

Tags: Casual
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