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About Sens Restaurant

Sens is French for the word meaning "Sense," which refers to the faculties of sight, sound, smell, and taste that humans perceive this as stimuli originating from the body inside and out.

At Sens we love the process of cooking and its end result, complete happiness. Our inspiration is that of the Mediterranean with its wonderfully diverse cultures and cuisines. Our goal is not to redefine or reinvent their cuisine but rather to refine, refresh and create delicious and beautiful food. We use only the finest local ingredients and exotic spices to elevate our classic and modern techniques. Our destination is and will always be the same, to develop and perfect the flavor, fragrance, texture and composition of each dish while creating a unique and unforgettable experience.

Welcome to Sens.

4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm-close
DINNER: Monday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Drumm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 362-0645

Website:
http://www.sens-sf.com/

Entertainment:
Sens Restaurant is conveniently located in the Embarcadero Center, Downtown San Francisco. The Embarcadero Center schedules several fun events and entertainment throughout the year, please visit embarcaderocenter.com for special event schedules and current parking information.

Catering:
Sens offers local catering within the Embarcadero Center and it's surrounding buildings. Please call (415)627-0747 for more information.

Parking Details:
Underground parking lots located in Embarcadero Centers 1 thru 4. Four hours free parking after 5PM M-F & all day Sat. with validation stamp. Daytime parking M-F first hour free, second & third hours are $4 each with validation stamp. Metered street parking also available.

Public Transit:
If you are traveling by BART, exit at Embarcadero Station. Walk up Drumm St. pass the Hyatt Regency and turn right to enter the street level of Embarcadero Center 4. Take two escalator flights up to the Promenade Level. Sens entrance is located a few yards down the walkway on your left.

Executive Chef:
Michel Adams

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sens Restaurant specializes in private and semi-private events including corporate luncheons and dinners, wedding and cocktail receptions, after work gatherings or any other type of occasion for groups of 15 to 500 guests.

Sens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Scenic View (14)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Waterfront (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is always fabulous here. We love the apricots stuffed with chicken tagine. The gnocchi appetizer with mushrooms were the lightest I've ever had. Both fish dishes--whole roasted sea bass and a halibut--were delicious and very different. Meyer lemon pudding is a must try. Great wine list. We've been here often and will keep coming back.

P.S. super convenient if you are staying at the Hyatt at the Embarcadero.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner

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

This is the most underrated restaurant on the embarcadero.
The view is magnificent as well as the setting.
The food crafted by Michel Adams and the Wine list by Peter Steiner, makes it a destination not to be missed either for a date, happy hour or event on the gorgeous Patio.
We got the feel that everyone is involve in making your experience being memorable from the managers to the Busser’s !
I worked in the financial district for over 10 years and didn’t know this place as it is located on the 3rd floor.
I can’t wait to go back with my team!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing service and inventive food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food! Service and atmosphere was perfect for a business lunch! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Max was an excellent server, as we were first time diners there. We were not familiar with foreign Wines, but he let us try several so we could make a decision. His recommendations of menu items were up to par !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent service as usual. Food and especially desserts to die for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful views and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It's the first time I ordered two starters in a restaurant as generally it's too dear. But the food was not enough, so I ordered a side later. The food was exquisite and customers can appreciate the Bay Bridge and the ferry building. But I will not come to the restaurant again as the price is over my expectation. I spent over 40 dollars and that is the second or third most expensive meal I've had.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Chicken salad was good — but have no idea why they throw on tons of oil on the chicken itself. Hey guys, this is SF and we want healthy pure food! Ambiance is gorgeous and staff 5 Star.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Stopped in for a quick dinner while in SF for work. The food was decent however the appetizer came out lukewarm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

go to client lunch spot. love the fatoush salad. yummy spreads, too.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this place. Next visit will be for dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food, good cocktails, good service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great lunch! Service was excellent and food is always very good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Menu is very limited and nothing is a typical food item.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

wonderful restaurant. Lovely decor, clean and inviting. Beautiful salads, shareable and tasty. Varied menu with a vegan choice. Knowledgeable, attentive waiter. Unique selections. Generous portions and when shared, very affordable. The desserts were to die for. they are also shareable. Wine list was adequate, I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys wholesome and healthy dinning.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vegan, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful place to eat an to enjoy with a love one! The food was out of this world! ☺️

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have eaten at Sans a number of times and it has always been enjoyable. This last experience was less than I expected. The quality of food was excellent, but the portions were VERY small. We were two women who do not have big appetites. The price of the black cod was high and the portion was only a few small bites. Very disappointing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My experience was "OK". I ordered the chicken lavash and it was too oily for my taste. Others in my party really enjoyed their respective choice. They should add another server or two during the lunch rush -- service was slow and spotty but it was obvious the server was working.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The menu has changed and there are a number of popular dishes that can now only be ordered in the bar area including the flat bread and hummus. We were in a group and were very frustrated that a number of the plates that are good for sharing weren’t an option.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was my 3rd visit - spread out over 4 years and it didn't disappoint. Excellent service and exquisite food and topped off with a marvelous view across the bridge.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I'd recommend this place for a great business meal in the day or for an intimate dinner at the evening. The service was great, the food and presentation were amazing, and the views were great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Check in process with host is slow and unresponsive and seemingly indifferent. The place is busy and the staff seems harried and unwelcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have eaten lunch and dinner here several times. Each time the food was excellent, service even better. Having been seated this last time next to a table of twelve who were enjoying their office party, we asked to move to quieter area so we could hear ourselves talking. Of course the restaurant was jammed full. Without any fuss, we were shown to a quieter room being held in reserve, made comfortable to enjoy our lunch. Our server was excellent, even though he now had to run between rooms. A beautiful decor and view as well - highly recommend for office lunches and dinner meetings.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good service and good restaurant unfortunately our meals that night just weren’t great

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We loved everything about this marvelous restaurant but the happy hour is very loud , in fact, extremely loud and it goes until 8:00 PM.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We booked this place because we could get in at the last moment and it was near the show we were seeing. We were happily surprised that the food was fantastic. On par with the best in the city. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I took a friend, who loves Meditteranean cuisine, for dinner. The food was extraordinarily excellent - chicken meatballs, Moroccan lemon chicken soup, roasted stuffed eggplant, as well as sides of chard and couscous. The service was excellent, as well. Although it was near the end of Happy Hour, on a Friday night, and very noisy and crowded, we still were able to enjoy our conversation and enjoy the Embarcadero view.

The price was appropriate for the high quality food and service. I highly recommend Sens.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always lively, fun and quick service. Very good food, creative menues and good drinks. Good for lunch kr dinner or just cocktails. Great appetizers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Loud. Very slow service. Had to ask several times for the same thing. Main courses were average. Meat was to soft and fatty - more like beef paste. Sea Bass was so dry, hard to believe it ever lived in water. Appetizers were good and flavorful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It’s a great tucked away restaurant that you would not noticed unless you were deliberately looking for it. The setting was great with a view and service was wonderful with its amazing taste of food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I eat here fairly regularly so I was surprised that the service had slipped. The food was great, especially the dessert (poached pairs with pound cake a must!). We waited at least 20 minutes for our check. There was so much staff standing around doing nothing but no one seemed to be able to bring our check.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Close to work and great place f or team lunch. View, ambience, service, food - A+!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious, especially the Whole Fire Roasted Sea Bass entree and Octopus appetizer. Atmosphere is lively and our waiter was very nice with great recommendations

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Atmosphere and views are great, but food is greasy. Don’t expect the chicken wrap to be a healthy option; only dark fatty meat with a creamy spread inside a thick soft oil soaked wrap. Might as well go for the lamb burger

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The table was terrible. Against a wall. They used to have a frisée salad that was great, my salad was average.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Love this restaurant! My third time there and it has exceeded each time for food, service and ambiance. Will continue to be my favorite go-to restaurant when I travel to the city from my home in Santa Rosa, CA. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The restaurant was wonderful for lunch and overlooks the Ferry Building. This has been my only visit, but I'm sure it would be good for dinner too. Inside is lively with a great bar. Did not seem too noisy. Food was good. Lots of interesting choices though we only had soup and salad. The Caesar could have been better. The dressing was mayonnaise based, a particular pet peeve of mine. Give it a try.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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