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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 #188 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
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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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Delicious, I had the Ahi Tuna Salad and enjoyed a kiwi and cucumber gimlet. Absolutely delicious, but not a huge selection for a picky eater. Loved the views!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Fisherman's Wharf location is interesting, if a little touristy. We stumbled in here almost by accident, and were astonished at the quality of food. The Salmon Benedict was perfectly cooked, and took some risks with the garnishes - avocado, caviar and ketchup ... when was the last time you saw ketchup and caviar on the same plate ? But... More

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Because this place is located along the waterfront, right in the middle of all the tourist traffic coming and going to Pier 39 and Alcatraz-the ferry boat pier is right next door-I thought this place would be like all the other tourist traps in the area. This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, if this restaurant was located... More

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Denver, CO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

In fairness, I wanted to rate this restaurant a 3 but gave it a 4 because we didn't have a full meal. We had the Kahlua Pork wraps that were recommended to us and then decided not to stay on for dinner. They were fine but that was it, just fine. The happy hour specials are great and you can... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant while waiting for an Alcatraz evening tour. The happy hour menu was reasonably priced and extensive. We settled on the chili chicken wings and calamari. The wings were amazing - the best I've ever had! The mix of orange glaze, spices and blue cheese was heavenly! Our server Lina provided excellent and attentive service. Overall... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went in here whilst waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz. It was a great place. Clean, friendly, nice view of the water. We had one prawn and one chicken salad for lunch and they were delicious. Very fresh, good quality food and friendly, efficient service. I would definitely go back as we had a great lunch.

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to this restaurant, having no idea what to expect. I was greeted by very friendly staff, especially Cody. He seated me very close to the window, affording me a great view of the bay, the Richmond bridge, and the beautiful, blue sky. I felt at peace. I had a pot of mint tea to relax. For an appetizer,... More

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Papamoa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Called here for early dinner before heading to Alcatraz tour. No previous knowledge, so a blind pick. As early it was not busy so we didn't have any idea of what to expect. The teriyaki steak choice was divine, and the wagyu burger was great too. A blinkin' shame we couldn't repeat the experience before leaving SF.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great meal in this Chinese restaurant good view good food and good value, the food was well cooked and tasty. Set near pier 39 and close to the Alzatraz ferry a good place to eat before either walking around the bay or catching the ferry to the prison.

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Hayward, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For starters, the calamari was superb. Light, tender and fresh, with a nice sauce on the side. I also asked for some kimchi, which was gladly provided, and it was outstanding - the chef adds his own little twist to it. For dinner my fiance had the duck, which neither of us liked very well. My Kobe or Wagyu (I... More

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