Butterfly Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Lounge
1500 the Embarcadero (at Pier 33), San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours:
Closed until 3:00am Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 3:00 AM–7:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.4/10

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  • "... strawberries (yak!), kalua pig and peking duck were delicious though. The..." (3 tips)
  • "... Get the Kalua Pig lettuce wraps, they're awesome! Chef comes around to talk..." (2 tips)
  • "... chicken wings and the duck were really good though." (2 tips)
  • Justin W.

    Great happy hour! Regular menu items $5-7 T-F 5-7pm really good stuff, eater view...good cocktails as well.

    Justin W. · November 20, 2010
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  • Nils W.

    The kiwi cucumber gimlet is fantastic. Sit outdoors and see if you can spot Charlie the sea lion!

    Nils W. · July 21, 2011
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  • Cory O.

    Shaking Beef Cobb Salad from the lunch counter for just $9? Best deal around!

    Cory O. · May 26, 2010
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  • Charbay W.

    Green Tea Lemonades!

    Charbay W. · May 4, 2010
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  • Irene C.

    Grilled Chicken Salad Club Sandwich (includes Avocado, Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Bacon, + side of Steak Fries) Delicious!

    Irene C. · September 9, 2011
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  • Laura G.

    Some of the best fries I've had in SF - get them!

    Laura G. · June 9, 2013
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  • Lac L.

    Do not order short ribs...not good. Chili chicken wings and the duck were really good though.

    Lac L. · February 2, 2013
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  • k p.

    Ginger side car

    k p. · December 28, 2012
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  • Adam C.

    Cowboy steak

    Adam C. · September 21, 2012
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  • Jenn W.

    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 ;-)

    Jenn W. · July 3, 2012
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  • Ryan

    Good for groups. Live music on some nights.

    Ryan · January 23, 2011
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  • Amy M.

    Make reservations for one of their bay side booths.

    Amy M. · October 26, 2010
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  • Kay S.

    they frown upon ordering water. better order two glasses because it takes a while to get a refill. Kobe burger is amazing!

    Kay S. · October 10, 2010
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  • Alex B.

    Still one of the better Lounges and Restaurants on the Embarcadero

    Alex B. · August 14, 2009
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  • NorthBeach U.

    Try the Peking Duck - it’s awesome! Tip: take an Uber in North Beach for FREE (up to $20) anytime between now until Friday 12/20/13 using the promo code NorthBeachSF. (Excludes TAXI). #NBSF

    NorthBeach U. · December 18, 2013
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  • moore g.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Butterfly Lounge - San Francisco,CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/pqkuv2e

    moore g. · December 16, 2013
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  • Stephanie V.

    Sooooo yummy! Everything our group got tasted fantastic! Plus it was fast service!

    Stephanie V. · November 8, 2013
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  • Joshua M.

    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.

    Joshua M. · October 24, 2013
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  • Wojtek B.

    Great snapper, great views, great lychee sorbet. Highly recommended.

    Wojtek B. · September 19, 2013
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  • Yulichka D.

    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!

    Yulichka D. · August 17, 2013
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  • Thi Duong N.

    The peking duck is awesome! You won't be disappointed!

    Thi Duong N. · July 4, 2013
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  • Peter

    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

    Peter · June 10, 2013
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  • Matthew P.

    Overlooked burger twice- but pig lettuce wraps are killer!

    Matthew P. · June 1, 2013
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  • Carlos J.

    The service is absolutely horrible

    Carlos J. · May 17, 2013
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  • Tom R.

    Happy hour from 3pm to 7pm. Get the duck confit spring roll.

    Tom R. · May 10, 2013
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  • Sean P.

    Cute space for small gatherings or larger parties. Food was delicious! Great space for events big or small.

    Sean P. · April 30, 2013
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  • Rick G.

    Oyster shooter , sashimi, snapper with butter lettuce! Cherry blossom the best

    Rick G. · March 10, 2013
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  • Mike B.

    Try the Deep Fried Whole Fish (via @Foodspotting)

    Mike B. · March 8, 2013
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  • Sophie B.

    You must try the salmon chips !

    Sophie B. · February 15, 2013
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  • Victoria K.

    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.

    Victoria K. · February 2, 2013
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  • Morgan N.

    Great happy hour. $5 snacks and $5 drinks until 7. F- line stops in front.

    Morgan N. · September 17, 2012
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  • Priya S.

    Request a seat by the window when making a reservation. Also, order the Kalua pig - it's totally the best dish there.

    Priya S. · September 1, 2012
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  • John C.

    Looks more expensive than it actually is. Decent atmosphere right on the pier, and some filling, delicious food.

    John C. · August 14, 2012
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  • Lorne R.

    Great food, service; living social discount was a tease and total bullshit!

    Lorne R. · August 1, 2012
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  • Felicia F.

    Good food but they took way too long to get our orders and it was near impossible to catch the waiter to get refills.

    Felicia F. · July 18, 2012
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  • Emerald R.

    Fantastic happy hour!

    Emerald R. · June 21, 2012
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  • Jaime R.

    Buddhas hand is a top notch drink

    Jaime R. · February 12, 2012
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  • Kevin W.

    The specialty cocktail of the day will never let you down.

    Kevin W. · October 28, 2011
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  • Sara B.

    Happy hour from 4-7pm!

    Sara B. · September 28, 2011
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  • Dr. T.

    Appetizers!

    Dr. T. · September 23, 2011
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  • Matthew L.

    The Whole Crunchy Fish may look daunting, but it is incredible and artfully prepared

    Matthew L. · August 27, 2011
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  • bryan f.

    Dinner with my wife. Date night. Finally.

    bryan f. · August 1, 2011
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  • Mary G.

    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

    Mary G. · February 12, 2011
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  • Mikael W.

    Try the banana bread pudding

    Mikael W. · October 31, 2010
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  • david r.

    Chef Rob is very warm, friendly and very honest originally from little Saigon @ OC.

    david r. · August 21, 2010
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  • Naty

    Happy hour 4-7pm!

    Naty · August 12, 2010
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  • Cece S.

    One of the best lycheetinis in town!

    Cece S. · August 11, 2010
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  • Ellen S.

    Pork lettuce cups - amzing. Calamari - delicious!!

    Ellen S. · January 28, 2010
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