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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 #254 of 5,041 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
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
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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
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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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149 reviews 149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We dropped by at Butterfly to have a glass of wine but ended up eating also since the food looked amazing! We were truly surprised about how great it was. Everything from wines to food and desserts were awesome! Highly recommended. They also have a fantastic view over the bay.

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Ate at Butterfly for the second time with my partner on New Year's Eve. Fantastic menu with each dish prepared with flavors that complemented perfectly. Loved the Lobster Pie! The chef came out to greet us, which was. Really nice.

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Santa Barbara
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After wandering the City for hours we stumbled across Butterfly and were glad we did. We intended to stay just a few minutes but ended up being there almost two hours. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. We loved the Vietnamese meatballs. We had a honey bourbon sour cocktail that was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. The... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Good food, but acoustics are NON excitant ! And Americans can be LOUD !!! Why do some people have to laugh hard, so hard that they can be heard in Oakland ??? Why do people have to shout at their tables ? Why can the waiters not ask guests to speak at lower tone ? Very rude the way some... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very good service and nice water view. After the Alcatraz tour from Pier 33, this restaurant is perfect since it is just down the block from the ferry landing area. It was quiet and comfortable. I had a tasty shrimp, green mango, pear salad. My husband loved the noodles with chicken added. We will return.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A cool place for brunch, lunch, dinner or just a coffee! The service is great and the food delicious, all freshly prepared to order. Grab an indoor waterside window seat! it just adds a little something to your visit. City prices but well worth it.

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There seemed to be no decent places to eat near Pier 33 (Alcatraz departures) but we luckily came across Butterfly (exit Pier 33 and turn right for 70 feet). It is cool, airy, good view over the water, good service, nice casual food and a full bar. A real find! We had three appetizers - fried calamari, green papaya shrimp... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

While waiting for our time to visit Alcatraz we decided to have lunch at Butterfly. It's a beautifully appointed restaurant with large windows to look out at the bay. I had the Sizzling Tumeric Grilled Snapper. This dish that came in a skillet with the fish on top of rice noodles and accented with a mild clam sauce, lettuce and... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We most recently visited for lunch. It is the kind of place where I want to order a bottle of wine and spend the afternoon. I don't find the food to be all that special, but I'd still recommend a visit!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've had the pleasure of visiting Butterfly over the years, and even though there have been a couple of menu changes, I have never been disappointed with food or service. These days, there is a playful take on Asian cuisine, with a bit of San Francisco thrown in. The fish is fresh, as are the specialy cocktails prepared with care.... More 

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Additional Information about Butterfly - Embarcadero

Address: Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: (415) 864-8999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman's Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Asian, Eclectic

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