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Butterfly Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
Northern Waterfront, San Francisco
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  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Have only been here for Thanksgiving, but it's always solid. An Asian twist on the classic. Generous portions will leave you with delicious leftovers to take home.
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WatanabeJuly 3, 2012
    I love this restaurant! Get the Kalua Pig lettuce wraps, they're awesome! Chef comes around to talk to you too and he's nice and laid back makes you feel special ;-)
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MargolinOctober 24, 2013
    The oyster shooters are wonderful, according to the friend that accompanied me. Their bourbon/whiskey cocktails are quite smooth albeit potent. The interior design adds to the overall experience.
  • Victoria K.
    Victoria KuFebruary 2, 2013
    Get the server Porter Anthony. He made the experience amazing for two young and tired professionals. Trust me. Ask to be state with him and you won't be sorry.
  • Yulichka D.
    Yulichka DAugust 17, 2013
    Butterfly - nice view but noisy inside. We had smocked salmon w/ strawberries (yak!), kalua pig and peking duck were delicious though. The cocktails were so strong... Omg! Be careful!
  • Mary G.
    Mary GilpatrickFebruary 12, 2011
    Most awesome gin rosemary martini...sounds strange but it was amazing! That was apart from the typically yummy food - shrimp shumai, garlic noodles, edamame, spring rolls, what else? All so good! Plus
  • Sean P.
    Sean PalmerApril 30, 2013
    Cute space for small gatherings or larger parties. Food was delicious! Great space for events big or small.
  • Rick G.
    Rick GabbertMarch 10, 2013
    Oyster shooter , sashimi, snapper with butter lettuce! Cherry blossom the best
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Request a seat by the window when making a reservation. Also, order the Kalua pig - it's totally the best dish there.
  • Rafal
    RafalNovember 4, 2016
    We went for lunch before Alcatraz and it was the best choice in the area Very good chowder soup
  • Irene C.
    Irene ChanSeptember 9, 2011
    Grilled Chicken Salad Club Sandwich (includes Avocado, Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Bacon, + side of Steak Fries) Delicious!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganOctober 28, 2014
    When making a reservation, try and request a seat near the window. Lovely bay views. :)
  • Philip G.
    Philip GarciaJune 21, 2015
    The clay pot chicken was very satisfying. Break the egg yolk and dip your bacon-wrapped chicken in it!
  • Stephanie V.
    Stephanie VincentNovember 8, 2013
    Sooooo yummy! Everything our group got tasted fantastic! Plus it was fast service!
  • C B.
    C BaileyJune 30, 2015
    Happy hour! Steak fries are yummy and come with a good dipping sauce. Stop here before your Alcatraz tour
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanOctober 16, 2014
    Amazing view!!! Super friendly chef came to tell us about our meal.
  • John C.
    John CassilloAugust 14, 2012
    Looks more expensive than it actually is. Decent atmosphere right on the pier, and some filling, delicious food.
  • Nils W.
    Nils WalravensJuly 21, 2011
    The kiwi cucumber gimlet is fantastic. Sit outdoors and see if you can spot Charlie the sea lion!
  • Wojtek B.
    Wojtek BartosikSeptember 19, 2013
    Great snapper, great views, great lychee sorbet. Highly recommended.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsNovember 20, 2010
    Great happy hour! Regular menu items $5-7 T-F 5-7pm really good stuff, eater view...good cocktails as well.
  • Tom R.
    Tom RansomMay 10, 2013
    Happy hour from 3pm to 7pm. Get the duck confit spring roll.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GJune 9, 2013
    Some of the best fries I've had in SF - get them!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LAugust 27, 2011
    The Whole Crunchy Fish may look daunting, but it is incredible and artfully prepared
  • Kay S.
    Kay SchlinkertOctober 10, 2010
    they frown upon ordering water. better order two glasses because it takes a while to get a refill. Kobe burger is amazing!
  • Lorne R.
    Lorne RallAugust 1, 2012
    Great food, service; living social discount was a tease and total bullshit!
  • Peter
    PeterJune 10, 2013
    Called by here for a drink to check it out for dinner that evening. Never been made to feel so unwelcome anywhere. Wouldn't recommend to anyone
  • Robert L.
    Robert LandyMarch 4, 2016
    Great place for a date. Neat location on Embarcadero
  • Rogier d.
    Rogier de BoerNovember 16, 2015
    Nice place with a view - try the sesame tuna!
  • Thi Duong N.
    Thi Duong NguyenJuly 4, 2013
    The peking duck is awesome! You won't be disappointed!
  • Sıla
    SılaJune 8, 2015
    Very cozy place, delicious noodle, good view.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PercivalJune 1, 2013
    Overlooked burger twice- but pig lettuce wraps are killer!
  • Eyal G.
    Eyal GantzOctober 11, 2016
    that burger was ridiculous!!! and the oysters shooters!
  • Morgan N.
    Morgan NSeptember 17, 2012
    Great happy hour. $5 snacks and $5 drinks until 7. F- line stops in front.
  • Khawla A.
    Khawla AbdullaJuly 28, 2015
    Soo good ... must try if ur in San Francisco
  • Darin A.
    Darin AylerApril 16, 2015
    Scenic view with great food.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineNovember 29, 2014
    We had Thanksgiving dinner here. Service was ok, food was impeccable.
  • Felicia F.
    Felicia FeliceJuly 18, 2012
    Good food but they took way too long to get our orders and it was near impossible to catch the waiter to get refills.
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BruandFebruary 15, 2013
    You must try the salmon chips !
  • david r.
    david rodeckerAugust 21, 2010
    Chef Rob is very warm, friendly and very honest originally from little Saigon @ OC.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BobadillaMarch 8, 2013
    Try the Deep Fried Whole Fish
  • Chris O.
    Chris OdomNovember 23, 2015
    The French toast was really good
  • Brandon W. M.
    Brandon W. MooreFebruary 22, 2016
    The view, the pom lemonade
  • k p.
    k pDecember 28, 2012
    Ginger side car
  • Adam C.
    Adam CopeSeptember 21, 2012
    Cowboy steak
  • Amy M.
    Amy MarOctober 26, 2010
    Make reservations for one of their bay side booths.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteOctober 28, 2011
    The specialty cocktail of the day will never let you down.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BlakeSeptember 28, 2011
    Happy hour from 4-7pm!
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienMay 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Shaking Beef Cobb Salad from the lunch counter for just $9? Best deal around!
  • Ryan
    RyanJanuary 23, 2011
    Good for groups. Live music on some nights.
  • Emerald R.
    Emerald ReillyJune 21, 2012
    Fantastic happy hour!
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