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Butterfly - Embarcadero

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Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
+1 415-864-8999
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All 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
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Herndon, Virginia
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place with very expensive drinks and food. We stopped in planning to have dinner but opted for drinks and appetizers after seeing the prices. Two appetizers and two alcoholic drinks cost us about $60. Appetizers were a good size though, and were the same as a light dinner. My specialty drink was very good. In the... More 

Thank rameyfamily
Allen, TX
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to Butterfly because we got to the pier a little early for our Alcatraz tour. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a nice mid-afternoon drink. While we had just come from brunch and weren't hungry, the food coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic. A cool spot to hang out!

Thank David G
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the location, the view of the bay, and of course the food. The presentation was outstanding. I ordered the soup and a shrimp salad, which was a wonderful choice. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Theresa A
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Id come to this place for their Awesome Happy Hour....Its a Hawaiian/Asian/Californian Fusion as its Best...Kailua Pork and their Duck Spring Rolls is a Must ...

Thank bernsquick
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240 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend, eat good interesting food, a bit price. Good lemonad my girlfriend like it alot

Thank Nana P
Stamford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted some lunch after a busy morning walking around San Francisco and chose this place at random - so many great places to choose but this one really appealed. We weren't disappointed!! Beautiful decor and the most amazing aromas welcomed us - we were seated quickly and had lovely drinks to start then a gorgeous lunch. As usual with... More 

Thank Lloydy2048
San Francisco area, CA
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190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I can't really reach out and give them 5 stars simply because we just had a few small plates on a Sunday early afternoon. The few items we had were a great fusion of Asian California style. The bloody Mary's were great! Modern interior, with a view of the bay.

Thank sjansenavon
Pittsburgh, PA
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were looking for somewhere close by Pier 33 for lunch as we didn't have a lot of time until our Alcatraz Tour. Butterfly is right by Pier 33, and they even offer a free dessert if you show your Alcatraz tickets! The food and service was excellent (we had the chicken salad sandwich and split it along with fries... More 

Thank Wilson60
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had some time before our tour so stopped in this bar and restaurant. The bartender, Michelle, was so friendly. Will definitely come back here again

Thank Kristin C
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It started to rain so we dove into this place to have a drink at the bar. The bartender was very nice. I cannot speak of the food or food prices but it looked very nice and what food I saw looked delicious. But this is clearly a tourist place. This is not a "local gem" kind of place. Right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Asian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 415-864-8999

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