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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Come join us for Christmas!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come Celebrate New Year's Eve with us!

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (107)
Waterfront (81)
Special Occasion (73)
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Good for a Date (62)
Romantic (61)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Worth the Drive (55)
Great for Lunch (46)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Healthy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Live Music (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Limited menu. Not very flexible. Food was good, but nothing outstanding. Views can be worthwhile if you get the right seat.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was perfect will go back again. Thank you

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, poor service. Inattentive and slow, very slow. It was busy and the kitchen and the service staff was overworked.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent menu and service and fabulous views!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Menu was odd for lunch, not a lot of choices if you don't like fish; not even a burger to fall back on. Salads were not substantial enough for a meal....
Not a good food experience, fortunately i didn't go there for the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The rooms are configured so all tables have a good view of the ocean. The rock formations and swooping birds are delightful. The food was quite innovative and nicely seasoned and presented. After the reviews I had read it was a pleasant surprise. The overall ambience and service were just right for a quiet lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food is okay but the view is astonishingly beautiful

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was wonderful. The wait staff left much to be desired. Largely ignored most of the night besides the bread and water fillers who were friendly and excellent. Took a long time for us to get our order in and once we were finished with our meal we waited at least 20-30 mins to get our check.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was a little off, but the food was good as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Use to have a better service and food was just okay

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They have the view to die for especially on a clear day. So it doesn't really matter what the food is like if you're with good friends or a loved one. We had good crab cakes & huevos rancheros. All good but not breaking any new ground. Nice wait staff, well trained. For brunch, it's perfect, not complex. What real estate on the edge of the world.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A Special place to enjoy a meal and the view can't be better

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and a terrific waiter dimitri!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had beautiful view of the ocean in a quiet setting where my friend and I could talk without noise like at other restaurants. The server was very polite and noticed the sun was bothering my friend and, without being asked or told, lowered, the window shade enough so the view could be enjoyed, but the sun wasn't hitting our eyes. Beautifully presented food and delicious, too. We could have had a bit more bread, but the person walking around with the bread might have gotten too busy to notice we wanted more. And they did not rush us to leave when my friend and I wanted to linger over dessert and catch up - much appreciated. Great place, food and ambiance. I can see why people wait in long likes to dine at the Cliff House.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

It was a peaceful meal. Yummy food. Attentive service. Beautiful place.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It's always exceptional on every level, I am never disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Although the food and ambiance where goood we found that one of the windows to our car were smashed in when we went to depart after an otherwise lovely meal. Because of this we can not recommend this as a place to dine. This is because the restaurant is actually aware of this based on the signs that were posted on your way out, but they did not provide any apparent security to address the problem.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love the Cliff House however we found the service to be lacking (seemed down a busser) and they did not seem prepared for the short staff as we kept having to ask for things such as water, bread or a knife. We also found the homeless that were milling around near the cars disturbing. The lure however of the food and the views made up for this saddening experience! Be sure to order the NY steak and always have one of their amazing desserts!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

When the weather is nice on Ocean Beach this is a great place for brunch. The views are certainly a known selling point. We ordered Crab Louis salad and were impressed with the quality of the crab and the fact the dressing wasn't the standard stock thousand island, but a lighter dressing that we enjoyed very much. Our two children were with us and the service was friendly, personal and efficient.
Our kids thought it very special we could go even though we've lived in the area for years!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service, amazing food and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting San Francisco!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I visited the Sutro’s after proposing to my fiancée. She loved it and me too. A beautiful place with the perfect ambience to celebrate a special occasion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The name of our server was Tiffany and she was incredibly personable. She delivered outstanding service. The older bus boy (forgot his name) was also very helpful by refilling our waters and taking our group photo.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

beautiful building, ambience, and food. definitely coming back :)

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sutro’s is a family favorite. Gorgeous view, awesome food and great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service could have been a little better. Waitress would forget a lot of things we requested

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing service

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful service,scenery, and food. Great experience all around

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful setting!!!!!! Definitely recommend going for the view!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Dinner was nice and food good but entrees overpriced. Really enjoyed the view and scenery but the evening was spoiledwjdn we returned to our car parked right outside the front door and found it broken into. Window smashed and bag taken. Apparently it's a VERY common occurrence at this restaurant location. They need to hire security or install cameras or other theft deterrent devices. I won't return again and can't re ommemd to others unless they take an Uber or get dropped off.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Downstairs is best place to dine where it's quieter than the upstairs Bistro. On a sunny day the view can't be beat. Expensive but good for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I've never been disappointed. It's nice to have a tourist attraction that caters quality. As a local it's a pleasure to dine at the Cliff House.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was good except bouillabaisse was cold and salmon a little over cooked. Both had great flavors so we will go again the view is fabulous. It wasn’t busy so not sure why the food was cold.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Beautiful window view to see a spectacular sunset. Exceptional service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

While the view and food is still good at Sutro's, the place looks "tired" and the staff, at times, carries on their own private conversations. When you utilize their rest rooms you notice that they are a mess. This is apparent in the inside of the doors to each. The inside of the doors need repainting or at least some touch-up around the handle area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Son’s Birthday

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always a favorite and nostalgic for me being a native Californian. The views are breathtaking and the food is very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dropped in for 3:30 linner (late lunch/early dinner) with my husband. Great views/ambience Both the Steak Frites and special Risotto of the day were excellent. Would recommend for locals and tourists.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing staff. Usually, restaurants with spectacular views don’t have spectacular food. This has both.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a very good restaurant to bring out of town guests. It has a rich history, is situated on a cliff above Ocean Beach, boasts a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean before nightfall, and on clear moonlit nights and it has excellent food. Parking can be a challenge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is good! Beautiful view! Too crowd and long waiting queue make feeling cheap and poor! Long waiting for restroom. Need to improve. Overall is good! Thank!

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