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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
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We have a wide variety of catering options available. Contact us at email@example.com 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and service. Reviews were solid, but mixed. Our experience was good from the moment we sat down until we left to the ballet. Waiter asked right off if we had a performance, we did. Appetizers (we got three to share - beet salad, arancini, and goat cheese fondue) were delicious and the right size. Perfect for a group of 4. All entrees were also excellent (raviolli, meatballs and pasta, pork, halibut). Service went along at a perfect clip, so we got dessert. Apple hot pockets and brownies were a hit. We have eaten at lots of places prior to the ballet or opera and this will be our new go to. The combination of service, food and reasonable price for the area can't be beat.
What an amazing pre-ballet dinner with my 9 year old niece. The children’s menu is wonderful! The seasonal pumpkin soup was silky and sumptuous. Waiter was attentive and mindful of our 7 pm start time. Special little touches like four cherries in the Shirley Temple and of course the soft serve with endless fantasy toppings —- yummy! Such a special start to our fantastic birthday celebration. Pasta to die for. Highly recommended!
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