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Dobbs Ferry

409 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
+1 415-551-7700
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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
409 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Well, this is San Francisco after all, one of the foodie capitals of the world, so it's expected that the food would be excellent. I had the sea bass and it was, indeed, excellent; cooked just right all the way through and very juicy. It...More

Thank Dale W
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I'm happy to hear you and your guests enjoyed their dinner while at Dobbs Ferry. The Chilean sea bass is one of my favorite dishes as well! Thank you for also providing feedback...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017

A very nice location on Gough Street. The service was very good and the food fairly priced. I particularly enjoyed the all you can drink Bloody Mary's. It was a very nice way to spend a hour after a good long walk.

Thank Randy S
Management response:

Thank you kindly for your generous review of Dobbs Ferry's Sunday brunch. Hayes Valley has changed tremendously in the past few years, and we're happy to be a part of it all! Hopefully we will see you again at Dobbs Ferry soon! Cheers!

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, everybody friendly. We arrived one hour before our reservation and we hadn't problem or waited for table, the atention was fast. The food was great. Only the bathroom looked careless; I understand was busy all time, but it was uncomfortable for a so...More

Thank Luz C
Management response:

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and thoughts! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you also for notifying us of the status of our bathrooms. I'll be sure to revisit with my...More

Reviewed February 19, 2017

My husband and I have been coming to Dobbs Ferry several times a year ever since it opened. We loved the food and always found the service good. Alas, we won't be back any more. We and another couple (British, and yes, all 4 of...More

Thank RJMor
Management response:

Hello RJMor, Thank you for taking the time to write us with your feedback. My apologies for your experience from beginning to end. We strive for perfect hospitality, and did not execute on this particular evening. While we are under strict curfew due to the...More

Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Good bar. Shows American football and basketball. Had nice drink also went to restaurant part and had a nice dinner. Arranchini balls very good. Worth going for happy hour.

Thank BillbonesLondon
Management response:

Thank you for the kind comments! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your drinks and evening! Hopefully we see you again soon!

Reviewed February 3, 2017

Dodds Ferry has a pleasant ambiance and great service. However the menu is very limited if you are not a meat eater! Both the fish and chicken dishes offered are with sausages. I was able to order a pasta without the meatballs that come with...More

Thank Albertm
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice but limited menu - although sometimes that is better, as the do it better. I had the meatballs and it was a generous and very tasty serving. The meatballs weren't dense as some can be. Would go back but not too soon as would...More

Thank Jayellbee
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Our family came here for dinner before a Straight No Chaser show at Davies. We were seated promptly and our waiter arrived and immediately enquired if we were seeing a show to make sure if there was a time consideration. Service was prompt throughout the...More

Thank Colleen D
Management response:

Hi Colleen, Thank you for joining us prior the Straight No Chaser show at Davies. I'm so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed dinner! I will definitely be providing your feedback to our team so we can continue to improve. I hope you...More

Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We fell upon this restaurant and so happy we did. Food and service was excellent - authentic, good quality and friendly. The chicken dish is amazing along with the Brussels sprouts... Arranchini is also a hit! Later we popped into the Dobbs bar next door...More

Thank LizBarter10
Management response:

Hello LizBarter10, Thank you for joining us in the restaurant and at Dobbs Bar! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed both experiences. Leah is one of our "resident travel guides." Her knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area still amazes me! I hope you...More

Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

As a group of five, our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant prior to the San Francisco Ballet we were attending. We are SO glad he did. The wine recommendations were spot on, as well as the appetizers. We had the risotto balls and the pumpkin...More

1  Thank Hayley R
Management response:

Hello Hayley, Thank you for joining us during your visit to San Francisco! We feel honored that you included us in your experience while there are so many options in San Francisco! We hope you can come back soon! Happy new year! Cheers, Miranda Sun...More

Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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A block and a half due west, that is, in the direction away from Van Ness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
    (Hayes St.)
  • Public Transportation: Number 21 Muni stops directly in front of the restaurant. You can also take the 5 or the F and have a short walk. 1/2 Mile walk from Civic Center BART.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-551-7700
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Dobbs Ferry Restaurant is an all day and everyday establishment; for locals, by locals; with a welcoming beckon to all of the visitors of this Little City. It is an ambassador of West coast food and East coast style with an "old world" feel, that is uniquely and unequivocally San Francisco.