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Butterfly - Embarcadero

Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Fisherman's Wharf)
(415) 864-8999
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Ranked #233 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Cross street: Bay Street at The Embarcadero
Transit: Take the bart or muni to Market Street. Catch the F-line street train towards Fisherman’s Wharf. It stops in front of our restaurant at Pier 33.
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Saddleworth. UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

First came accross this lovely bar whilst looking for somewhere to have cocktails. They were delicious and so we returned another evening for food. Presentation is superb and for once the taste matches the pictures. Heavenly and great value for money too.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was worried that this was going to be a tourist trap restaurant because of it's location, however the food exceed my expectations! Really awesome flavour combinations and delicious cocktails. The cost was deffiantely tourist prices but I was happy to pay. Service was great and the decor was muted. lovely meal before alcatraz tour.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are early for your trip to Alcatraz, definitely stop by this restaurant, right next door to Pier 33 where you board your ferry. We did appetizers and had some great wines and local beers from their terrific selections. Service was fantastic, wonderful views, and the food was delicious with an Asian flare. Just loved this place. I will... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The setting is perfect, sea view and lovely atmosphere, it's an upmarket restaurant that will not disappoint. Menu is varied, some of the dishes are real gems (for example the shrimp & papaya salad) appetiser but others (like the duck spring roll appetiser) are decidedly average. I wish the restaurant did some kind of taster menu - that way you... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I was a little put off by the plastic menus that we got . However the experience of our dinner was excellent . The Pekin duck with the crepes was really delicious and so were the appetizers . Porter made sure we had everything we could wish for , the sunset on the water was lovely and the table we... More

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After our Alcatraz tour, we stopped here as it was nearby (turn right when leaving the pier, and it's the red awning on the right - Pier 33). You can almost easily pass it by! It was happy hour (yay!) and we ordered: salt and pepper calamari (my favorite of the 4), ahi poke shiso wraps, garlic noodles, and smoked... More

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142 reviews 142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Good lunch menu our server was pretty good and made sure we had everything we needed. We were here for lunch and can recommend the burger and fish burger. The edamame while you look at the menu is a nice touch. The view is pretty nice too.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What a fabulous early evening dining experience. Everything was wonderfully prepared and served! Christine was awesome. She and I could be friends. Thanks for the chopsticks lesson.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I thought I'd experienced some rude service in my over 35 overseas adventures over the years but this place takes the cake. The door bi*ch had a massive chip on her shoulder and although giving us the wrong menus by mistake almost threw the correct ones at us once the waitress alerted her of the fact. I then waited another... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow, is all I can say about this Vietnamese dish and the service was outstanding and the view was unforgettable!

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