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San Francisco's historic Cliff House restaurant and bar.


Seal Rock as seen from the Cliff House restaurant.

In a Nutshell...

Good basic food.Cliff House's location on the North Western corner of the San Franciscan peninsula gives it sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the birds and seals cavorting on Seal Rock and the big container ships finishing their trans-Pacific trips as they enter the bay.


There are two restaurants in the building: casual dinning in the Bistro Restaurant and more formal dining downstairs in Sutro's. The walls of the Bistro are covered with a collection of signed publicity photos of Who's Who from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Apparently, if you were sitting there long enough, you would have seen every movie star there ever was. And it appears, the tradition continues.


The Bistro menu has standards such as Hamburgers ($13.50) and Fish 'n Chips ($18) as well as fancier fare such as Pan Roasted Salmon Filet ($24.50) and Frutti de Mare ($25). Prices downstairs in the fancier Sutro's range from $24 to $38.


  • Historic site, dating back to 1858
  • Romantic location
  • Bistro's relaxed but classy ambience
  • Fantastic view of ships, seals and marine birds
  • Good food
  • Not as expensive as it could be
  • The sense that everybody who was anybody has eaten there


  • This part of the peninsula is often foggy, especially in the summer, even when downtown is bright and sunny


The Basics:

Price Range: $13 - $38 Table Service: Yes
Alcohol: Yes

Parking: Free

Credit Cards: Yes Dress: Both casual and formal
Booths: Yes Outdoor Seating: Special Occasions

Inside the Cliff House



Monday – Saturday,  9:00 am to 9:30 pm

Sunday,  8:30 am to 9:30 pm

Friday Night Jazz,  7:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Monday — Saturday, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Sunday, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Dinner, every evening, 5 pm to 9:30 pm


Sutro's Bar & Lounge
Sunday — Thursday,  11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 am to 10 pm
Bar Daily, 11:30 am to 9:30 pm

Sutro's Bar


1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 386-3330 / CliffHouse.com


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Seal Rock as seen from inside the Cliff House.


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