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“Spectacular views, top-notch experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cliff House

Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121
415 386 3330
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Ranked #37 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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“Spectacular views, top-notch experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is one of SF's first upper-class dining establishments. There are a couple of bars (one is more traditional, the other somewhat of a bistro-feel). Obviously huge windows provide sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The cocktails are delicious and taste truly handcrafted. Head downstairs for the main dining room. The restaurant is pricey, but you get outstanding service, delicious food, and a truly authentic SF dining experience. Do your best when you go the bistro area to get a window seat! There's no list or anything in that area (first come first serve).

Visited June 2012
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“SF Cliff House”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Another tourist trap. If you are into this sort of thing, OK. Some interesting bits of SF memorabilia and some good scenery.

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San Mateo, California
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“Cliff House.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The buildind is rather non descript, Sort of a cement structure. Once inside the views are spectactular. Floor to ceiling windows. Good bar. Excellent clam chowder.

Visited August 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Seafood and eat it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Cliff House is a beautiful restaurant with great seafood. The service is fast and friendly. The views are incredible. The cocktails are delightful.

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Belmont, California
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“We love this place; it only gets better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a San Francisco institution. It used to be an old victorian style house with a mechanical toy museum in the lowest floor (since moved to Fisherman's Wharf). Then the place was overhauled but it is even better; food is great, ambience is lovely. Don't miss it if you come to the City.

Visited April 2012
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