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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 #225 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $50
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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245 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Burleigh Heads, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thought I'd experienced some rude service in my over 35 overseas adventures over the years but this place takes the cake. The door bi*ch had a massive chip on her shoulder and although giving us the wrong menus by mistake almost threw the correct ones at us once the waitress alerted her of the fact. I then waited another... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow, is all I can say about this Vietnamese dish and the service was outstanding and the view was unforgettable!

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

At first, I was a little disappointed as I made a reservation a long time before my visit asking for a window table and they sent me back an email telling me that everything was fine. When I arrived, they offered me a table in the middle of the place, I informed the employee of my reservation, and after a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Conveniently located near the Alcatraz Tour Pier, I found this restaurant following the night tour to the island. Was seated right away, but it was somewhat late, and the restaurant was half empty. The food was good, but the service spotty. I arrived late -- around 9 p.m. Ordered a light meal -- soup and a calamari appetizer. The soup... More

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Moscow, Russia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Close to the piers and places of interest, not too much people during lunch, but the food is not fantastic. I would recommend not to order Duo of chowders - first, i think they are not chowders, second, both are inedible.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had finished a morning at Alcatraz and so were in need of a slow leisurely lunch. We chanced upon this place as we walked along the promenade. Very friendly staff and a nice dining room of oriental feel. Smells from the kitchen were delicious! we ordered calamari to share for starters and this was amazing with a lovely Asian... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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