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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 #249 of 4,976 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Windermere, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While waiting to go to Alcatraz we stopped by to have drinks. The bar tender made the best pomegranate mojito hummmm! Delicious and refreshing. Everyone at the bar was very friendly and they had a good selection of beers since my husband is a beer guy.

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North Buckinghamshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We tumbled off the boat from Alcatraz, slightly dishevelled and distinctly scruffy, needed a drink. The waiting staff were extremely welcoming and happy for us to have just a drink, but the food looked so good, and the ambience and jazz music was definitely to our taste, so we decided to stay for dinner. Advice: starters are generous, so share.... More

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San Francisco, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Butterfly is very close to Pier 33 where the ferry to Alcatraz departs. We wanted some lunch before heading to the Ai Weiwei exhibit at Alcatraz. What a great surprise. The decor is lovely, the food very good and great views. I had the shaking beef cobb salad which was delicious and my partner had the fish sandwich, which was... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We happened to stop here after a long walk. Menu looked fairly decent. Hostess was slightly snobbish for the middle of the afternoon. Appetizers and drinks were good. Meal was terrible. I ordered the tuna ahi.. The preperation was poor. My husband ordered the hanger steak.. More mushroom than meat and the side of some type of potato was not... 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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