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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 103
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 20
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  • 10
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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
On the water, OK view, Good Food, Convenient to Alcatraz Cruise

We stopped by here for lunch after our visit to Alcatraz. It was right next to where the boat brings you back from Alcatraz. The food was delicious, and a little expensive. the service was good but not great. It was very convenient and overall very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
benthompson72
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here for lunch after our visit to Alcatraz. It was right next to where the boat brings you back from Alcatraz. The food was delicious, and a little expensive. the service was good but not great. It was very convenient and overall very good.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We came to this restaurant after our tour at the Alcatraz. Wow how beautiful it is and what amazing view and the food was so delicious and creative. Great service. Try the steak with rice cakes and also the chicken salad sandwiches. The best was the bbq meatballs, just yummy all around. What a great experience we had with the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Super nice wait staff. I had the Kahlua pork. Friends had dick egg rolls, salmon and strawberry rolls, tuna, and catfish. Everyone happy.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We exited the Alcatraz Tour and Kids were "starving". Butterfly said 10% off your bill and they had a kids menu.... Why not... Right..... We waited 20 mins once we were seated, which was immediately. Menus came out, we ordered our beverages, which took 10 mins, we then had to ask for kids menus... 2 things on the kids menu,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had a lovely lunch here with drinks before hitting Pier 39. It was a latelunch so they were only half full which gave me the chance to pick the best seat in the house. The calamari was very good that we ordered seconds. Ahi Sashimi salad is delish! I really love the vibe and decorum inside.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent twist on oriental food, with American added in. All meat and fish dishes were excellent and th children's menu different, eg steak and broccoli, which the children devoured. Served very promptly by helpful friendly staff.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The portion is very small...but the taste is amazing. I would love this recipe. The view and service good. It is a great place for a drink and small snack.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were trapped - we were here around lunch time at Pier 33 and there are only 3 dining options near the Alcatraz pier. This choice sucked! There were really nothing worth noting on their menu--so we all each opted for something different. They bring wasabi peas as a little taster to your table. Ick! The service was very slow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch before our Alcatraz tour. I had the Lo Mein Noodles "Animal Style"- highly recommend. My husband had a burger and fries. He was very pleased, I snagged a few of his fries- they were delicious. My only bummer was the fact that my Corona wasn't very cold. I would still visit again. Great meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, 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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