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About Sutro's at the Cliff House

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 Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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 (112)
Special Occasion (92)
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Good for Anniversaries (70)
Romantic (65)
Good for a Date (64)
Worth the Drive (61)
Great for Lunch (53)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fun (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Afternoon Coffee (15)
Authentic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
Cozy (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Live Music (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere, Beautiful view, perfect waiter and yummy food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutly delightful! Window table, delicious food and wine Tuesday! Half price bottles of wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed a most memorable special birthday lunch celebrating a dear friend. The service and meal wa top notch. The views and charm of the restaurant added to the special meal shared. Food variety and tastes charmed us all. Great service .

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Its another nice experience at Sutro’s. I haven’t been back in a long time and the food is still delicious. Service is fine as expected but can still improve a little.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had the best table in the restaurant with beautiful views. Would have been perfect if our waiter was more attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had brunch overlooking the beautiful Pacific and had the joy of watching 2, then 3 dolphins circling around in the little cove below. Apparently they were brunching too. Our experience got off to a great start with the genuine kindness of the hostess. She had a warm, genuinely welcoming spirit and really added to our enjoyment. The service was wonderful: our waiter was very attentive and shared a dolphin story with us. Food is incredible there — I had their Dungeness Louis (generous amount of crab & very fresh) and my husband had mussels. Both were divine. This is an iconic San Francisco place but we never get tired of it. Great bar, too! Thanks, people of Sutro’s at the Cliff House!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a very enjoyable experience. We were celebrating a birthday. Our table was great. The crab sandwiches were excellent. The salad was outstanding.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I were celebrating an anniversary and our server treated us extra special. We appreciated the complimentary dessert! Our meals were also wonderful. I had the salmon and my husband had the duck.

We really enjoyed our evening and plan to return!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was a bit slow but view was super nice

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Waiter was not attentive and seemed preoccupied. Plates arrived 45 minutes after we ordered and we were seated 15 minutes after opening. No there was NOT a rush of orders. My bouillabaisse had specks of crab meat but no scallops. Her pork chop was well executed but scrimped on pureed cauliflower. Over priced but...
Not a bad view anywhere. We caught a sunset spectacular.
Parking is a challenge and breakins are menacing.
Recommended for dates and special occasions.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

On a beautiful sunny day we had a window table on the beach! In addition to the great food the people watching on the beach was a treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The view was beautiful and my lunch was tasty. The parking is an issue as All street parking during lunch is challenging.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was fine, the food was nothing special, the salad wasn't dressed or seasoned properly and the Croque Madame was innocuous.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

What can I say? Sure, tourists go here but so do locals. You cannot beat the location. What a sweeping view of that tumultuous Pacific! After I dump my luggage off from a long flight to SFO, I start asking when we can go to The Cliff House.

The food is consistently good. Not great. Better than most that would lean on the view and serve meh food. Impossible to pass up the hot and generous bread with ample salted butter along with your cocktail. The waitstaff is reasonable attentive. Drinks are worthwhile.

If you're celebrating something, anything, come here. This place is what memories are made of.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love to lunch at Sea Cliff's Sutro Restaurant. It location is superb, the food good, the décor totally San Francisco. Had the mushroom ravioli and it was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

What a fabulous meal and experience! This was our first time at Sutro’s at the Cliff House after hearing about it for years and it did not disappoint. It was perfect for celebrating my 50th birthday at lunch with my family overlooking the sea on a cloudy day. The view was spectacular and the venue was open and airy inside with floor to ceiling windows. Our waiter was fun and engaging and we all had a great time, including my 14-year old son. We enjoyed the shrimp tempura, crab cakes and oysters to start, the renowned bacon crusted salmon, skirt steak and frites, and ravioli for meal and chocolate lava cake for dessert in addition to a complimentary dessert. The pomegranate martini was scrumptious. After our meal we went on outdoor deck for some wonderful photos and also saw a lovely group of dolphins. It is pricey but very worth it for special occasion. We will definitely be back! Thank you Sutro’s!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We got a nice table by the window and was happy to see seals and dolphins playing in the surf. Food was excellent, as always! And thanks to Sutro’s for the surprise birthday candle and treat :)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

VERY DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE. BOOKED FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION REQUESTED WINDOW SEATING. CORNER WINDOW GIVEN (EVEN THOUGH THE RESTAURANT WAS EMPTY @5PM ON A WEEKDAY) GAVE VIEW TO 2 OF 4 IN OUR PARTY. BARTENDER & WAITER SNOBBY, PORTIONS SMALL, MENU LIMITED, $$$$$. THE GOOD DAYS ARE OVER FOR THIS RESTAURANT.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I had made reservations right at 5pm when they opened for dinner for my fiancé’s birthday. Right when we were seated, the waiter knew exactly to greet him immediately which was impressive given some restaurants don’t always tend to look at the notes on the reservation. The views were stunning, the food was amazing, the service was great (our waiter was outgoing and funny). I definitely recommend this restaurant, especially for special occasions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I came here with my fiance, my cousin and her husband. We did the same thing last year. We did a late lunch/early dinner and wanted to see the sunset. Once again, the Cliff House did not disappoint. The food was excellent. My fiance had the salmon and I had the scallops and prawns over Israeli Couscous. It was delicious. However, my only gripe is that my dish had two scallops and two prawns. It was $30 or $33. The amount of food really wasn't worth the price. If you had plated four of each then, yes, $30 or $33 would have been more worth the price.

When I made the reservations for 3:00PM (Open Table) I had requested window seating. My fiance and I arrived at 1:30PM and had a cocktail while we waited for my cousin. When we went downstairs to check in, we were told that we should have checked in when were first arrived in order to get the window seating. Lesson learned. However, we did have a booth where we did have somewhat of a view so it wasn't all bad.

We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Cliff House is an iconic San Francisco restaurant and bar. Great food and service! One of the best places in SF for views and food. Don't miss it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Just when you may think that it couldn't get any better, it gets better. World class restaurant in a world class setting in a world class city: THE City. It doesn't get any better than the Cliff House.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chinese waitress service not good! And very rude!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Magnificent views, very beautiful seascapes, food was delicious, and the service was terrific! We enjoyed every minute. Very historical

Tags: Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this place- good service and great ocean view

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was great, the food was fabulous, and the view couldn't be better. The prices are quite high, but for a special occasion it was worth it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The oysters were awesome and the view was beautiful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, great food

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

$$$$$ but well worth it! Phenomenal views, elegant style, tops in taste!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Healthy
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Front desk people were very unpleasant. My husband was parking and they refused to give me and my parents already reserved table and we had to stand there for 10 minutes until all four were together. Lady at the desk was very rude to us. Annoying experience.
Aside from that, food was excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We go here during the holidays to have Crab Louis. It was delicious. We sat at the window. The day was clear it was a delightful experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a wonderful corner table service was top-notch and the food was excellent it was a totally enjoyable meal

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was good but a bit pricey. My halibut was $38, more than what might be charged at other restaurants. My starter of crab cakes was just OK - a bit too mushy. I suppose it's because the location has historical significance plus a great view over the Pacific ocean. The waiter and service staff were very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The restaurant was very busy that day so service was very slow. Food was great and so was the view.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Exceptional views. Great food and service!!
They have something for everyone and any occasion from casual drinks to elegant dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Exceptional all the way around. Best seafood. Great options, fresh and creative. The view is spectacular. The staff, especially the wait staff was superb and incredibly attentive. The food could not be outdone. Blown away. One of the best chefs and management Sutro’s has had.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It’s all about the view here. Amazing view and great to walk around before or after. Schedule for about 30 mins before sunset for best views.
Food was average but fine. Drinks were great. Definitely a must for out of town visitors or just once a year for us locals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Didn't like the lamb that I had ordered. Couldn't eat more than a quarter and didn't even care to box it. My family ordered crab cakes, salmon and shrimp scampi and were happy . The fries were yummy. About the seating, we didn't get the tables lining the windows despite making reservations days in advance. Initially disappointed, as they had better tables waiting and empty for other people. But can't complain, as once the sun started going down and they lifted the shutters up, we did enjoy the views. So overall good to very good.

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