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Butterfly - Embarcadero

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Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
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.
(415) 864-8999
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian Mexican Fusin food

Straight after our Alcatraz cruise, we wanted a handy place for a meal.My only condition was no burgers and no chain food. This place was a pleasant surprise. The menu is strange at first glance, a clear Asian focus but mixed with Mexican and American twists. We had duck spring rolls which were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Joy_F68
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Bergamo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Good location, walking around the Embarcadero. Unique view of the seaside. Food very good (absolutely try tuna). Service is good but my glass of wine arrived when I was finishing my fish ! Everything was very good but there's a reason why I won't cam back ... the smell in the restaurant!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Straight after our Alcatraz cruise, we wanted a handy place for a meal.My only condition was no burgers and no chain food. This place was a pleasant surprise. The menu is strange at first glance, a clear Asian focus but mixed with Mexican and American twists. We had duck spring rolls which were fresh and tasty with a spicy mustard... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped in for lunch after dropping friends at Pier 27 cruise terminal. We have eaten here a few times food has always been great. Had the garlic noodles, pork lettuce wraps and a salad. All very delicious and paired well with a couple glasses of wine. Love the fact that this restaurant is very consistent.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From the moment the doorman opens the door for you to when you finish and leave, you will find the attention to service point on and personable. Food is GREAT! We the chicken in the pot( chicken stuffed and wrapped in bacon served over creaked rice) and the tune spot on( PLEASE order it rare!!) And the bread pudding!!!! Nothing... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped in here as quite alot of people do, to wait for their Alcatraz trip just along the way. We decided against eating but as we had a longish wait, plonked ourselves at the bar and had some non alcoholic then alcoholic cocktails. Decent buzz in the bar with a view across the water and pretty good cocktails too.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Eat here if you have no other choice (timing, Alcatraz tour, etc). Service fair at best, food the same. I think the chicken salad sandwich had maybe 2 ounces of chicken in it if that, and the bread was hard and stale. We would not return, would have been better off going hungry.

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Gatineau, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very well located in the busy area of Pier 33, right beside the boarding area for Alcatraz. We ordered the salmon salad with wasabi vinaigrette. It was beautifuly presented, but did not meet our expectations. The wasabi was overpowering everything. Service was terrible.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After the visit of Alcatraz in the morning we were famished and headed for the Butterfly. Very nice vietnamese fusion restaurant, with a selection of sandwiches and burgers for lunch with a vietnamese twist We had a table near the window with a nice view to the water Good service and clean bathroom

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We decided to eat here after visiting Alcatraz. They provided a 10% discount if you show your ticket from Alcatraz. We had lunch there. My husband and I shared the burger which was very good and the Garlic noodles with chicken. The noodles were delicious and it was a nice change in food. It overlooks the water but is by... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great place to have a relax dinner and enjoy the view of the bay. However, I wasn't too impressed with the food. That said, the wait staff was very nice and very accomodating, especially for a group of 8 of us.

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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
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: International, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114
    (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 864-8999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: International, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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

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