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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (49)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Casual (27)
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Comfort Food (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined a day ago

The hostess did not honor my request on table. The server was inattentive and did not check if we need something and/or drinks. The food was bland. The place was so loud. I was disappointed overall. Opentable should remove this restaurant on the list.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

If you are looking for a good spot, not too expensive, with quality and consistency, whether bar food or at the table (order chicken scarapielo) Dobbs Ferry can't be beat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food but terrible server

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

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had excellent service from a lovely waitress who accommodated all of our requests. Food was fine also. We were dining prior to a 7:30pm Opera.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The roast beef sandwich was great but it would have been nice to have the option of a small salad in lieu of the chips

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Ambiance is fine. Food is so so. There are better places fro brunches

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Perfect before Symphony dinner with family. Food is tremendous. Small menu. Great wines. Great non alcohol drinks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant exceeded our expectations!
The service was phenomenal , ambiance was perfect, every course we ordered from bites to our entree was delicious! For desert we shared the seasonal pumpkin cannoli it was amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Enjoyed everything about the dinner at Dobbs Ferry. Service was efficient and cordial. Food was terrific. Drinks were great. Efficient for eating and getting to the symphony. Nice ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Server was friendly. Place was quite noisy. Good if you like high energy but a little hard to converse without speaking quite loud.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Horrible traffic made us an hour late but they still held our seats at the bar (we did make a point of calling.) Service was attentive as usual with the drinks made by Victoria spot on.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Dobbs Ferry. Both the service and food were good and the staff was courteous. We have visited this restaurant several times prior to attending the symphony and its always a pleasure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went pre symphony. The food was excellent and creative, and the service was top notch. Good job.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Yummy! Great service. Highly recommend Go with a partner or group of friends.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dobbs is on my regular rotation and a top pick any time I need some comfort food in Hayes Valley. It's easy to get a table here, the restaurant is centrally located, service is good, and the menu is reliable. Try the pork, the pasta and the pate!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Surprised that this restaurant has such high reviews. It is decent... 3 stars at best. The food was tasty, the service was not so great, and the prices were high for the quality of the meal.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great local restaurant food was great especially the ravioli and fries! Great service! Attentive, efficient and friendly!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waiter John was impeccable! Knew his wine and items on the menu perfectly!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a pleasure! Delicious menu and cordial staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Vincent always helps to makes our meal fun. He’s a great asset to Dobbs Ferry!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful folks running a wonderful restaurant . . . great before a concert or anytime.
Vince and the crew are tops.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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