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Cliff House

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Address: 1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone Number: 415 386 3330
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$69*
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Brunch with a perfect view

Loved this quiet place for brunch and a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Our waiter was very attentive. We even saw a whale and other sea animals while eating. I thought they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved this quiet place for brunch and a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Our waiter was very attentive. We even saw a whale and other sea animals while eating. I thought they would have a wide selection of coffees and flavors but didn't - however the latte I had was delicious. Great place to start the day then hike... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We took the local bus from the city centre to the area around the Cliff House. The bus dirve was long, slow and warm, but the breeze and the sights that met us, were worth it. The smell of flowers, sea and nature followed the view of the beaches, cliffs, nature and the city. It's one of those experiences that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A must if in SFO. The sunset in SFO is something nobody should miss. I cannot give an opinion about the cafe, as it was full and waiters were overwhelmed so we decided just enjoy the view from the cliff. Amazing sunset, the waves, the wind the rocs, the birds.... spectacular

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was very excited to eat here because of the location but the service was terrible. We were told we would have a hour wait which was fine because there was an open spot near the bar where we could wait and get some drinks and an appetizer. There we encountered a woman tending the bar area who was less... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The view here is gorgeous. I still miss the old cliff house before the renovations. It is a beautiful restaurant with incredible ambiance. The food is awesome and the cocktails are great! Not known as a tourist attraction, it is another of the San Francisco standards that locals know will always deliver a high level of excellence.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our champagne breakfast at Cliff house. Plenty of food on the buffet to choose from and constant refills of the Champagne glasses. There are set times for the buffet to start and we were booked at 10am along with many others. So standing at the door waiting in line whilst the girl called out people's names that were... More 

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Weston, fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They serve breakfast too, all day during the weekends! We stopped to eat here because the view is fantastic and the food is good too, along with the service. I had a great Mahi sandwich and my husband had the french toast and enjoyed his meal too. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait but I had... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Like many areas in SF, the views are awesome. The Cliff House area has some nice hiking as well. Ajadcent to Ocean Beach. A good amount of parking is available.

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Memphis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just stopped there to have cocktails while on our honeymoon. I loved this place. Some of the best cocktails in the coolest lounge. There is a great view of the Pacific and when the weather. I have heard the food is really good, but my wife and I were on our way to wine country and just wanted to have... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Arrived at noon on Saturday . Told an hours wait for upstairs ( definitely stay upstairs) we sat at the bar to wait and indulged in a superbly balanced Bloody Mary and tasty tangy potstickers(love that dipping sauce) and an Irish coffee made with homemade, hand whipped cream ( enough to make an Irishman weep) the time flew by and... More 

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