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Butterfly - Embarcadero

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Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
(415) 864-8999
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank CruellaDenver
Los Gatos, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The seafood curry soup as an appetizer is a must. The poke on a deep fried rice ball is also very good. The fish dish on a steaming hot plate was delicious. Great Flavors and not overly priced for San Francisco. Try the banana bread pudding. We will return, my wife has been three times and love it each time.

Thank Russ0922
Berkeley, California
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230 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about Butterfly a few years ago as a result of a tv show featuring local Bay Area restaurants, and it had been on my list of places to visit for some time. My wife and I finally went there for lunch on a Friday, at the start of Fleet Week. We had reserved, and they had a... More 

Thank Andreas G
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have much of a choice as we arrived later than expected from Lake Tahoe and had to board an Alcatraz tour ferry where we knew food would NOT be available. We ordered a cocktail apiece and 2 appetizers...the food was the GREASIEST thing we've ever eaten as well as tasting rancid. The service left a lot to be... More 

Thank ananole
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually try to avoid restaurants in high tourist locations as, for the most part, they're way over priced and way overrated. We stumbled upon Butterfly yesterday and what a great find! We were seated immediately by a pleasant hostess. Our table had a nice view of the harbor. Actually, I don't think that there is a bad view in... More 

Thank Jack C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today on way to Alcatraz trip. Food was lovely and presentation beautiful. Service prompt and good view at window tables.

Thank Dimartin1
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Butterfly has one of the best happy hours that I know of! There food is delicious! Great view of the bay. Love their pork wraps and the duck! They have an Awesome burger absolutely fantastic! Very hard to find a burger as good as there's! It's a great place. Cheers!

Thank Jason V
Southampton, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely relaxing lunch overlooking the water. The style is Asian fusion and was delicious and well done. I had a salad with cashew nuts, goats cheese and prawns. We shared q creme brûlée!

Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Jackson, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stopped in here for a quick lunch before heading to Alcatraz. Beautiful decor along with an awesome view of the bay. The menu was a little overwhelming because at that time we were unaware that this resturant was of Californian-Asian fare. We studied hard and long before deciding to order our entrees. Oh my goodness, the Shaking Beef Cobb... 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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: (415) 864-8999

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