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Butterfly - Embarcadero

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American, Asian, Pacific Rim, International
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Pier 33 @ Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Bay Street at The Embarcadero)
(415) 864-8999
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Msvilove
Chicago, Illinois
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171 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't do my homework on this one. I wanted someplace on the water, but this is not a great choice. It is on the water, but between two wharfs so there is a very narrow, limited view. Unfortunately, the food does not make up for the limited view. It was average at best. I would not come here again.

Thank JC2
Perth, Australia
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here. Great aircon as it was a very hot day. Really nice menu, good service and a nice vibe. Would go back again.

Thank Cafegirl2013
Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant after our trip to Alcatraz. Two hungry moms with two starving 13 year old daughters. We were particular about having a "nice" lunch and lucky enough to find this gem close by. Our server was extremely helpful with our food choices and we all were more than pleased with our meals.

Thank Michelle C
New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful room on the bay. We travel from Australia every 2 years and make sure we fly into SanFran so we can go back to butterfly......them creme brûlée is heaven on a spoon

Thank Cecily O
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was one of our favorite restaurants during our stay at San Francisco. We ended up here because all the other restaurants nearby had ridiculous wait times and we were starving. We saw this restaurant nearby where we had parked and it was great. The food was so amazing and the view was nice. We were right at the... More 

Thank blncg
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Butterfly for light lunch, decided to try the shrimp chowder. Turned out to be a most excellent choice! Served in a large bowl, with a small sourdough roll with a open top in the center, filled with whole shrimp and soup overflowing into the bowl. Accompanied with more shrimp and clams in the shell as well as cubed potatoes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Asian, Pacific Rim, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?