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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
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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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While walking north on Embarcadero, the Butterfly was the stop we needed! Good service, great spring rolls and a bayside view. Much better than fighting the crazy pier 39 crowd.

Thank Mark W
Wynne, Arkansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food on the Wharf. Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was great and when we visited you received a free dessert if you had tickets to Alcatraz. The creme butler was terrific!

Thank V9050FQshirleyh
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious "happy hour" meal at Butterfly before our night tour of Alcatraz. Butterfly is a lovely space overlooking the bay and such a nice break from the crowds of the Fisherman's Wharf area. Had a mix of items - split a delicious salad, some great fries, calamari, and spring rolls. Very affordable and very good with great... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant , very kid friendly. One of the nicest meals I have ever had. I had chicken & pork belly & then creme brûlée & it was spectacular.

Thank karenrich2015
Horseheads, NY
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went looking for some food before going to Alcatraz. They advertised a kid's menu, so we thought we would be set. The kids menu was very limited, really geared to kids under 10. We did find food that the two teenage boys would eat and it was good. Just a little unexpected when a kids menu was on their... More 

Thank HorseheadsTraveler
Lehi, Utah
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family stumbled upon this place by good luck as we had just finished exploring the exploratorium and decided to walk to Pier 39. It was just past the Alcatraz ferry depart area, and we were starving at this point in our walk. We entered shortly before 3pm on a Monday and the host informed us that the kitchen was... More 

Thank SeanM409
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They charged double tip. The tip was automaticely charged 18%. After controlling the visa account, we noticed that they charged the tip extra. No response on any off the emails. A real tourist trap.

Thank Bartel A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for Saturday brunch around 11 and it was dead. Thought it was a nice spot for the view. They spent more time kicking someone away from the Windows then asking if we needed something. They advertise a kid menu, it's just adult food in smaller portions. The runners were great, the waiter was slow and I think forgot... More 

Thank Smarti M
Fremont, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

#mushroom Vietnamese sandwich. Not whole lot of vegetarian options. But their desserts are really really awesome. Bar is pretty decent too

Thank Customer45
Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was unique and delicious! I'm glad I bought the groupon deal because it's a little on the pricey end but well worth the spent money! I would definitely go back!

Thank Vegas1stTimerLM

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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, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?