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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 #274 of 4,956 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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
134 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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Top Contributor
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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Fargo, North Dakota
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We made a reservation here while in San Francisco for an anniversary trip. When I made the reservation, I mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary. Our reservation was for 7pm on a Sunday and I later realized that the restaurant closes at 8 on Sundays. Due to this, I was concerned that we would feel rushed, so we tried... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I went here before My trip to Alcatraz because I was so hungry. I was surprised how good the food was! The view is excellent there! The service was outstanding. They're very friendly! The duck confit spring rolls are to die for! Wish I had some right now! I loved this place so much we returned there after Alcatraz too!

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Saddleworth. UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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