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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seating was quick but we had reservation. We went for lunch and the food wasn't good. I have been here four oher times and the only thing that was good was the Kalua pig. Our entrees were thumbs down. The cocktail was ok.

Thank Jaye3
Berkeley, California
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380 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We were very please with the grilled catfish. It was well prepared and served in a nice presentation. We were lucky to get a table at the window with an excellent view of the bay and the water. A great experience.

Thank hiking-har
Herndon, Virginia
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243 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 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 November 13, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 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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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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52 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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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