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About Sutro's at the Cliff House - San Francisco

Perched above the waves of San Francisco’s picturesque Ocean Beach the historic Cliff House is home to the stunning Sutro’s at the Cliff House restaurant. With the most spectacular ocean views in the City and contemporary American cuisine that draws heavily from the bounty of the ocean visible from every angle of the restaurant, dining at Sutro’s is the quintessential San Francisco experience. The menu features local seafood offerings like whole roasted Petrale Sole, Dungeness Crab, and local shellfish as well as fresh produce farmed using sustainable practices. The Cliff House also offers the more casual Bistro Restaurant (no reservations), open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Sunday Champagne Buffet (must phone for reservations).

1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner: Every evening from 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Great Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 386-3330

Website:
http://www.cliffhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Friday from 7:00pm- 11:00pm featuring local artists.
Join us for drinks on the Balcony lounge or dinner in Sutro's. Thanks to our curved 2 story ceiling the acoustics are great in the restaurant.

Parking Details:
There are 2 free parking lots nearby in addition to street parking.

Public Transit:
SF MUNI: 38 Geary

Executive Chef:
Kevin Weber

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Terrace Room at the world-famous Cliff House can accommodate up to 120 people for a seated event. With historic ambiance, a private terrace and unparalleled ocean views the Terrace Room is the perfect location for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family celebration, and business meetings.

Sutro's at the Cliff House - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (106)
Waterfront (89)
Special Occasion (76)
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Good for Anniversaries (60)
Romantic (59)
Good for a Date (55)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Great for Lunch (44)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Great for Brunch (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Business Meals (18)
Fun (18)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Afternoon Coffee (13)
Healthy (13)
People Watching (12)
Cozy (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely in every way

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Lorenza - the Maitre - is very professional and has been very helpful... plus it was a funny surprise to discover she’s a fellow Roman away from home.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place for any occasion, the view is amazing from any table! I’ll be here again soon!!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful views of the San Francisco coast line
Ambiance is dated but nice

Food ordered: Ahi Tuna Tartare, Cod, and Saffron Risotto
Recommend: All three dishes were great

Great for a day trip in the city

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The perfect spot for special occasions when you want good service, some space between tables and a beautiful setting. Food is entirely good but not cutting edge --- and sometimes that is a very good thing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Felt like sardines packed in, but the view was nice. Quiet place. Asked waiter for wine recommendations and he read the menu focusing on price list to us, very disappointed by that. Food was great, particularly the butterscotch desert.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly (forgot his name). No Rush service. Delishious food, each ingredient tasted like it should. Will be back soon For the steak 🥩

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved every minute of it. Great sunset great service and great food. Thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The room is lovely, the food was fine, the service was excellent, the price was reasonable for a special,occasion and the view is out of this world. What not to like?

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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely loved the views , food and service ! I’ll be back without a doubt :)

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a treat to go to the Cliff House! The view is so spectacular, I never tire of it and the risotto was yummy!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was good, desserts were excellent. Service was average but the server had a lot of table to cover. I put in a note on the reservation that it was for my husband’s early birthday but the sever never asked if we’re celebrating anything or brought out a little bday cupcake they normally do here. I guess I should’ve mentioned it when we checked in to make sure but thought it’d been a nice surprise for my husband. good to know for future that notes included in the reservation doesn’t really make any difference.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

the place has a beautiful view of Sutro s bath and the beach; the meal was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

What a fantastic place to celebrate any event! Great ambiance, food and attentive service! Little high in price but for special occasion it’s worth the $$. Menu is somewhat limited so take note.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Well taken care of by Richard - our experience exceeded our expectations. The venue is spectacular but the food and drink were world class as well. Scallops and Butterscotch Pot de Crème was as good as it gets. The Old Cuban cocktail could change the course of history.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love the view and the food!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always. Our favorite restaurant.
Saturday afternoon parking still a problem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My bacon crusted salmon was amazing, but my husband's skirt steak didn't have a lot of flavor, although it was cooked perfectly. Not having a window table, I enjoyed the lighting, but found I didn't spend much time appreciating the view. It was really nice, but not as nice as it was expensive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food seems to have gone downhill a bit. Our salad was definitely not fresh. Lettuce with brown edges, seems to have been drying out for a few hours if not a day or so. Crab cakes were good but Crab Louie was tasteless and lettuce was again dried out and limp. It’ll be a long while before we go back there again. We used to come often but each time, their standards seemed to have down.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A special destination , special occasion restaurant .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was romantic & wonderful. Great views matched by perfect food make this an exceptional place to visit. However, we missed the seals. The service could not have been better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Pre Super Bowl Sunday lunch among 4 friends brought us a super (pun intended) clear day with a wonderful view of the water from our window seat; attentive service; reasonably good food. For some reason, the food was not as good/interesting as it usually is, but that was probably due to our selections. It's known as a tourist trap and every visitor should try to dine there when visiting San Francisco but it is so much better than what you would expect from a tourist trap.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 4, 2018

On a long-weekend trip to San Francisco and we had to get out to the Cliff House for Sunday Brunch. Didn't want to do the buffet but a sit down for a nice meal. Can't beat the views - even if you are not right next to the window they are still beautiful. Food was amazing - we got an appetizer (crab cakes), drinks, entree (more crab), and dessert (lava cake and butterscotch creme brulee).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A phenomenal view, excellent service, and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Gorgeous vistas from every seat, food was great but not superb. However, in a place with scenery like this they can get away with it. Great wine list, good service, fun and a must do at least once in your lifetime kind of place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I found that the reception downstairs was not friendly at all. With our reservation, we did not get a table, had to wait, then moved to a better table, which was finally pleasant.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated Mom’s 102nd Birthday! This is her favorite restaurant in San Francisco and it continues to impress!!
Amazing scallops and scampi!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Sutro restaurant was amazing, wonderful seafood, great service and great views overlooking the ocean.
We will gladly come back soon to enjoy this once more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great view and service. The only negative is the very high prices, but it is a tourist destination so us locals just have to buck and pay.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a casually elegant, superb meal, and the servers are friendly!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very relaxing and nice environment to enjoy my visits with friends (chatting).

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing view.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Don't go here on a Sunday. Parking is free all day so with tourists and locals roaming about on the beach and walkways, it is very hard to find parking near the restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The view from Sutro's is incredible, probably the best in San Francisco. The food was very good. The only downside to our lunch was the service. Our waiter forgot to bring one of our drinks and then seemed to forget about us all together. At the end of the meal, he picked up the bill with our credit card and proceeded to set up another table for a large party.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The best, as usual. Scottish salmon is the 'go-to' entree to order. Never fails. The Crab Louis was so generous in the amount of crab and the presentation was beautiful. I opted for the cesar salad and the appetizer of the ahi tuna. More than adequate and oh my goodness, the ahi was yummy. Service always perfect. And if you are in the mood for a Ramos Fizz to start, you will be pleased.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

NEVER disappointed ! Beautiful view from the dining room for everyone . The service is impeccable, food very good , worth splurging a little. We arrived at 11:30 am and we sat at a small booth with complete view of the ocean. Perfect for a date , family or friends getting together. The ambiance is quiet and relaxing.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We shared the Petrale Sole which was perfectly cooked. Michael, our waiter, was very friendly and attentive. We were treated to a SPECTACULAR sunset observed from our perfect window table. We hit the jackpot weather wise. Loved every minute of our experience there. Go on a Monday or Tuesday. Weekends are very crowded with tourists and kids.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Go--- it is amazing!!! Especially the view!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great atmosphere, Beautiful view, perfect waiter and yummy food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Really good food and menu. Great view. Excellent service. Would go there again for sure.

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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