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Sens Restaurant

4.6
997 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups
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 diverse cultures and cuisines. Our goal is not to redefine or reinvent their cuisine but rather to refine 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(415) 362-0645
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michel Adams
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Catering
Sens offers local catering within the Embarcadero Center and it's surrounding buildings. Please call (415)627-0747 for more information.
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Cross street
Drumm
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.

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What 997 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed the 2 of us had halibut it was a little dry. otherwise very nice. Disappointed also that I reconfirmed in the afternoon we would have a table by the window- we did not get a table by the window.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food, view, excellent service. Reasonable for an upper quality restaurant for business lunches.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I've worked in Downtown SF for 20 years and this was my first time at Sen's! Great spot for a special occassion lunch as it's more than what I would want to spend for an everyday lunch. Easy to get Noon reservations. I had the paella. Umm, my clams were missing. The dish was tasty but pretty bland. I wished it had more flavors and spices; all I could taste were the tomatoes/roasted red peppers. My friend got the lamb burger. She always gets the lamb burger. I'll have to try that next time. The Medjool Date Cake was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My Fiance and I were celebrating the one year of anniversary of meeting on Saturday, and I was going to take her to the Punchline for a show. I decided to go to Sens as it is in the same neighborhood. GREAT Choice! Our food was spot on, and the service was perfect. HIGHLY Recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and cocktails were amazing. Would highly recommend, particularly if it is sunny because of the lovely deck. Would have been good to have slightly more vegetarian options, at my friend didn't have name options.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I enjoyed the Octopus and salad. The Black Cod was excellent too. We asked for a quiet table and got one.
I recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and very consistent, and the wine list offers great variety. I'll always come back!!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was very good, service started very slow, but improved

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server forgot to bring our side dishes so comp'd us one dessert. The food was good but the lighting was so dim that it was impossible to fully enjoy the presentation along with the taste.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Amazing as usual. Food...on point. Service....our server Elias on point as usual. What can I say, see you guys real soon.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great sommelier, superb knowledge, very friendly. Food was excellent, great waiter. Bar scene was happening, great views of the Bay.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

food was (very) slow to arrive...house wine (red) undrinkable...service was very good

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I used to take clients to Sens for business lunches (and it was great), but it has been about 6 months since the last time I was there. A business meeting came up in the neighborhood of Sens last week and I didn't think twice about it; just booked the reservation. Unfortunately... the food was terrible. My guest ordered the octopus and was unable to cut through it. I ordered the lavash wrap and it looked beautiful (and HUGE) but it was disappointing at best. Both meals were pretty much inedible. We both gave up and opted to wrap up our meeting early. Flagging down a waiter to get the check was a challenge, but we finally managed to pay the bill and leave. I was horribly embarrassed to have talked up this place to a client and then have it fail so miserably.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Unparalleled view of Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. Night time lighting of each is best imho. Ordered coursed servings from appetizer menu, tapas style. So glad we did it that way. Awesome flavors. Order stuffed apricots everytime, a favorite. Also had English peas, octopus, Fallal salad. Attractively served and plated. Will definitely do this again! Tip: Ask for window seating.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent spot for business lunch. Convenient location, spacious dining room with a view of the ferry building and bay bridge. Sort of Cal-mediterrean cuisine with excellent flatbread. Had the octopus, salmon and paella. Good portions for the price. Service was very attentive and dishes arrived timely.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

highly recommended
great food
service
house red wine
views
ambiance
list could go on!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was fantastic

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing service and inventive food

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful views and great service.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this place. Next visit will be for dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food, good cocktails, good service.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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