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“Whale watching, kite surfing views and awesome food at an iconic place”
Review of Cliff House

Cliff House
Ranked #140 of 6,265 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 40
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The world-famous Cliff House is the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States. For dining we offer the casual Bistro Restaurant and the elegant Sutro’s at the Cliff House. Our Sunday buffet brunch in the Terrace Room is a San Francisco tradition offering free-flowing champagne and a delicious buffet. For over 150 years San Franciscans have celebrated their events at the Cliff House and that tradition continues today with our beautiful banquet facility and attached private terrace. Hike the amazing Lands End trails, take a stroll along Ocean Beach, or explore the famous Sutro Bath ruins. Then stop in to enjoy appetizers and drinks in the Zinc Bar or Sutro’s Bar & Lounge. See awesome sunsets, cozy up by a warm fire, and listen to live Friday night jazz in our Balcony Lounge. Whether you are in the mood for a casual fun afternoon, an elegant evening out, or a play day with the family, there is always something to enjoy at the Cliff House.
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Went for lunch on a sunday afternoon had to wait an hour for seating. There is a wonderful book at the desk about Cliff House, I recommend you read it while you are waiting. When seated we were greeted by a friendly waiter who said he has been there forever. He pointed out all the pictures of famous people who have dined there. He told us to look out the window because Whales have been spotted all day. We saw the whales and kite surfers while eating a delicious lunch. I recommend the clam chowder, salmon salad and fish and chips!
Yes it was a long wait but it was worth it!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

the Cliff Hose is a classy unique restaurant overlooking Point Lobos. You need to get a tale by w window at the perfect time . Order a bottle of wine , they have a great selection and wait for the sunset over the water as the tide rolls in.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The views are great but the food is expensive and about average. It is also very crowded. If you want to come for the experience I would suggest sitting in the bar, getting a glass of wine and the fruit and cheese plate but having dinner somewhere else.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I came back to the place after several years. The amazing Pacific view still there, facilities renovated, prompt ander good service. The three star I give them now is for the value and food. The pricy and very good before Builabasse is now "Thai style" far away from either Thai or the old recipe, very disappointing. Visiting this place was on my agenda each time traveling San Francisco. Still stays but I'll just have a drink at the bar likely.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The restaurant has a great view and a lovely atmosphere. Food was really good too. We were there for lunch. Unfortunately it was a little rainy but the view was still excellent.

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