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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.
San Francisco, CA 94102
American, Comfort Food, Californian
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a wide variety of catering options available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Information may also be found on our website at www.dobbsferrysf.com
Street parking and public lots within 1 block. Grove and Gough parking lots as well.
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.
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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Dobbs Ferry has 3 different rooms that are available for private events.
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Hot Neighborhood with several dinning options. Dobbs Ferry fits in well. Not over the edge.
Going to Opera, Ballet , etc in area, a must for service. Service that is not rushed but lets you get to the show on time. Good food, excellent service.
or just stop in for dinner if you are in the neighborhood with no place to go.
We've been here before for Happy Hour and enjoyed the ambiance. We decided to come back to try the restaurant. We weren't disappointed. We were dining early to go to the opera, so the noise level was delightfully quiet - only a few other tables were occupied. We had the house salad and pasta - tagliatelle with garlic shrimp. The salad was crisp and fresh with a tangy dressing. The pasta was fresh with a light sauce that enhanced the shrimp, spinach and pasta. For dessert we enjoyed delicious soft-serve vanilla ice cream with our choice of 3 toppings. We should have had triple of the home-made chocolate sauce and eliminated the other 2 toppings. All in all we had a wonderful evening.
Met friends for dinner in San Francisco at Dobbs Ferry. I had been there before as it’s in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, close to the opera house. Food ok, service should have been better. Also, quite noisy as many at the bar were watching Monday Night Football on tv.
The waitress went out of her way to make surer the orders from our smaller group got in ahead of those of two large tables traveling as a group.
We appreciated the concern and attentiveness.
We enjoyed our lunch and thought the menu had a good range of veggie, brunch items (two waffle dishes!) and just solid sandwiches.
My friend and I love this restaurant, so much that we call it "our place" when referring to it. It can be your place too. I have been here at least 8 times and it never fails to please. Our most recent visit was before a matinee at War Memorial Opera House for brunch. We enjoyed the chilaquiles and they were best I have ever had. The homemade chips and the rojo sauce were the perfect compliment to their homemade chorizo - I wanted to lick my plate. Serving sizes are reasonable, not huge, just perfect, leaving room for dessert. At the suggestion of our server I had the apple pie turnover with their homemade soft serve ice cream and caramel sauce and it didn't fail me. My friend enjoyed their cheesecake from which I stole a bite and it was light, creamy and delightful. The service is always incredible, attentive but not too attentive and always with a smile. Whenever I get a chance I recommend this dining spot. Reasonable prices, eclectic, interesting and incredible food and wonderful service. Their menu is always changing (please bring back your burrata and bacon sandwich) so you'll never get tired of this eatery. I've already made my reservations for my next visit.
This was our 2nd visit to Dobbs Ferry and it was so different than our first visit - a complete disappointment. The host acted like we were interrupting his busy night when we checked in early for our reservation. Not the greeting we expected. He then took us to a terrible table when the reastaurant was 80% empty! We had to plead to get a decent table. It just went downhill from there. The waiter was slow to take our order, never checked back (missed opportunity to get another glass of wine). The food had obviously been sitting admit was lukewarm when delivered. Our first visit last year was fantastic - 2nd time and last time was terrible. If you want a quick drink this place is fine but avoid having dinner here!
We eat here often before shows. The service is unfailingly good: efficient, friendly, accommodating. The menu offers a variety of interesting, well-conceived dishes and the food is well-prepared. Most recently, I had the arancini appetizer and the duck leg. The arancini were fried perfectly - crisp on the outside, meltingly creamy on the inside - and served with a wonderful light sauce faintly flavored with anchovy. The duck was also perfectly done, flavorful, tender and moist beneath a fairly crisp skin. My friend had the halibut, which she liked very much, and particularly appreciated the kitchen's flexibility in substituting it's sweet potato hash for the side the dish came with.
Excellent restaurant! Found it quite by accident, but, what a find! Excellent service, great food presentation, very clean, just a very enjoyable experience overall. We had another cultural event scheduled for two days later, so, before we left the restaurant, we made reservations again! Enjoy it!!
They asked why we had come. When we said we were going to the symphony, we were shown the menu while we were waiting to be seated. Our order was taken promptly and prepared without delay. All the servers were friendly and kept an eye on our table to be sure that empty plates didn't sit around. The food was good, as expected. We found this restaurant on the symphony website, and were happy with our choice.
This evening was not the first time I have eaten at Dobbs Ferry, but I thought the food this time was less than I experienced on the other times I ate there. The halibut was dry, the scallops (a special that evening) were too salty. Salad was good, but I had asked for dressing on the side and it came dressed. Service was timely (we had said we were pre-theater), server was very personable and conscious of our gluten-free person, and you can't beat the location. I think next time I'm in the neighborhood I may eat elsewhere, at least for a while, to see if this evening was an anomaly.
Impeccable service, delicious dinner -- I was very impressed with this restaurant and I look forward to returning. My compliments to the chef, who made the best spaghetti I've ever had. The roast chicken dinner was hot, tasty, and very generous. My friend had the white fish and ate every bite. Well done, Dobbs Ferry, and thank you!
First time at Dobb's Ferry. Truth be told EVERY restaurant in the area was booked due to a sold out concert at the Symphony. Charming waitress, way slow bar, too much food on the plate, and a dry, tough pork dish. Other than that just fine for elevated American food. Will probably go back, but not as a first choice.
If you are in Civic Center for a show, this is a good place to come before. Food is good, not fancy or unusual but solid. Portions are a good size. Service was friendly & helpful. Space is comfortable. Three had the seafood Gratin special, one had the chicken. All enjoyed their entrees. Salads were good. Chicken pate was tasty. Stopped for the soft serve "ice cream" after the show, this was tasty.
A favorite place to visit before a performance at the nearby Opera House, Herbst Theater, or Davies Symphony Hall. As usual, because they are very busy at this time, it can be a challenge to get the check so you can pay and leave. Otherwise, the place runs very well with your orders arriving at a reasonable pace. In short, you don't feel rushed.
I was delighted with Dobbs. Had not eaten there before tho walked by many, many times, on my way to City Arts and Lectures talks. The maitré d greeted me with my name
(never happens) because he'd memorized the names of the upcoming reservations I guess....no other way he'd know. That was quite charming. Our server was attentive
without hovering and the food came quickly and was delicious. This may be my new favorite place in town!
Came to this restaurant based on the reviews and was disappointed with my dinner, Had the special pork shoulder and split pea soup. The soup was the most disappointing, wondered if there were any split peas and the chunks of ham just didn't cut it for me. The pork shoulder were thin slices of pork that looked like ham. Very disappointing. But my friend had the spaghetti and meatballs which was very good.
Comment regarding OpenTable as it relates to restaurant: I had to look for a few different times for a reservation. Open times kept fluctuating. I had to settle on a later time as most reservations were booked. We got there 30 minutes early and the place was empty. Not sure why OpenTable showed no availability. We were seated right away so we were ahead of schedule for our event but needed to search for something else to do. Not a big deal but definitely a lack of communication between OT and the restaurant.
The restaurant: A neat little neighborhood gem. The bar and front room is vibrant but you sit close together so your experience is effected by those around you. The back room is nice but it loses the open / street scene the front room provides. Our service was good however it looked like the host and waitstaff were wearing many hats which gave the feeling of an under-managed work place. Food and drink were good. Prices are about average. Would go back if I had an event in the area but wouldn't be on top of the list.
My husband and I had dinner here before the symphony last night and it was really fabulous! We each started with interesting cocktails: mine was a grapefruit/ rum concoction and his was a Limoncello-Prosecco-based drink and both were very delicious. I had a wonderful starter with prosciutto on a bed of julienned pears and Belgian Endive and fresh basil. My husband enjoyed their bacon-y split pea soup. He had their beautiful scallops over risotto and my entree was their fresh pappardelle with a rich, meaty tomato sauce. I enjoyed a great glass of Zinfandel with my pasta. It was heavenly! Service was very good and the ambiance was cozy. I highly recommend Dobbs Ferry. Their prices are not outlandish by San Francisco standards and portions are generous. You will not be disappointed!
We have frequented Dobbs Landing since shortly after it opened, and before it the Blue Muse, as we like the location, prices are reasonable, and the main dining room has a nice feel and is usually quieter than many restaurants, so we can talk without shouting. But this time there was a large group occupying several tables in the main dining room (with toasts and such) -- the hostess wisely warned us, and we opted for the front. But it was noisy and busy as is usual -- so we were disappointed. There are several restaurants in the neighborhood with "party rooms" which could easily handle such a group without impacting other diners -- to bad that the group was not referred to one of them. The service was fine, and the food was good, so we were happy with the meal overall. Next time I will make the reservation by phone and ask about the circumstances.
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