In the old days (we're talking way back), Cliff House was the place to go for a romantic night on the town. Nowadays, the revamped San Francisco landmark caters mostly to tourists who arrive to take a gander at the Sutro Baths remains next door or dine at the two remodeled restaurants. The more formal (and pricey) Sutro's has contemporary decor, spectacular panoramic views, and a fancy seafood-influenced American menu that showcases local ingredients. The food, while nothing revolutionary, is well prepared and features the likes of roasted organic beet salad; lobster and crab cakes with shaved fennel, romesco sauce, and caramelized Meyer lemon; and a mighty fine grilled lamb sirloin sandwich (at lunch). The same spectacular views in less dramatic but still beautiful surroundings can be found at the Bistro, which offers big salads, sandwiches, burgers, and other soul-satisfiers. For the most superb ocean views, come for sunset, so long as it looks like the fog will let up. Alternatively, overindulge to the tune of live harp music at the Sunday champagne buffet in the Terrace Room. (Reserve well in advance; it's a popular event.)
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1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Richmond/Sunset Districts Hours Bistro: Mon-Sat 9am-3:30pm and 4:15-9:30pm; Sun 8:30am-3:30pm and 4:15-9:30pm. Sutro: Daily 11:30am-3:30pm and 5-9:30pm; brunch Sun 11am-3:30pm Transportation Bus: 18 or 38 Phone 415/386-3330 Prices Bistro main courses $9-$26 breakfast/lunch, $13-$26 dinner. Sutro main courses $19-$32 lunch, $29-$39 dinner; 3-course prix-fixe $35 dinner (Wed only). Brunch on the terrace is $65, except on holidays when it is $75 Reservations Reservations accepted for Sutro's only Cuisine Type California Web site Cliff House
Map1090 Point Lobos San Francisco CA 94121 USA San Francisco
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