Chef Ralph Burgin of Sutro’s at The Cliff House guides us through his day starting with the field in Sonoma where he grows organic vegetables and more than 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. As a part-time farmer Chef Ralph understands the importance of the seasonality of dishes. He relies on his abundant crop of heirloom tomatoes for The Cliff House’s tomato needs from July through fall’s first frost. Come summer, Chef Ralph’s 1,500 tomato plants proliferate in the hot Sonoma sun and are added to the dining room menu until the middle of October. Just about all the tomatoes go to the restaurants, from the heirloom tomato carpaccio to the seasonal fresh tomato sauces, and other items inspired by the bounty of the farm.
Whether you are in the mood for a casual fun afternoon, an elegant evening out, or a play day with the family, there is always something to enjoy at The Cliff House.
Dine in the casual Bistro Restaurant on the main level with a classic San Francisco menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner with amazing views of Ocean Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a seasonal California coastal menu for lunch or dinner in the elegant Sutro’s at The Cliff House where two-story windows offer panoramic views of Seal Rocks and the Marin headlands.
Treat yourself to a San Francisco tradition with the Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet in the Terrace Room on the lower level. Enjoy live harp music and free-flowing champagne as you choose from a wide selection of seasonal fresh brunch items.
When planning a wedding, a family celebration, or a corporate function, the historic Terrace Room is the quintessential San Francisco experience. Our guests return year after year to celebrate memories that last a lifetime.
Wine Lovers’ Tuesday
Every Tuesday bottled wines are half price
all day when ordering a main course
in our Bistro or Sutro’s restaurants.
(Holidays excluded, other restrictions apply)
FROM THE EAST BAY Highway 80 across the Bay Bridge, take the Civic Center/Ninth Street exit. Turn right onto Ninth Street, stay in the right lane, and turn right onto Larkin Street. Turn left on Geary and take Geary to Ocean Beach.
FROM THE SOUTH BAY Highway 280 North to the 19th Avenue exit. Proceed on 19th Avenue into Golden Gate Park, make a left onto 25th Avenue, and proceed to Geary Blvd. Cross Geary and make two left turns. Turn right back onto Geary to Ocean Beach.
FROM THE NORTH BAY 101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the 19th Avenue exit and proceed to Geary Blvd. Turn right on Geary and continue to Ocean Beach
The Cliff House, the Sutro Bath ruins, Ocean Beach, Fort Point, Fort Funston, and the Presidio are all part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). A bike ride through these areas is an amazing experience where you can enjoy historic locations and extraordinary views along the way.
Below are some links you might find useful while researching and planning your bike ride.
The Cliff House Reservation Information
The Bistro is a walk-in only restaurant and does not accept reservations.
Sutro's at The Cliff House
To make reservations for Sutro's please use the form to the right or call us directly at
(415) 386-3330. (Reservations are strongly recommended.)
PLEASE NOTE: Online reservations are available only for Sutro’s
The Terrace Room Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet
Reservations for the Sunday Champagne Buffet can only be made by calling The Cliff House directly at
(415) 386-3330. We DO NOT offer online reservations for the Champagne Buffet.
Please Note: We strongly recommend calling to make reservations at least one week ahead, if not more, and for parties of eight or more we recommend at least three weeks advance reservations. Sundays only with seating's at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm, featuring unlimited food, unlimited champagne, and live harp music.
Large Party Reservations Reservation information for parties of 17 - 49 guests can be found by navigating to the Bistro, Sutro's and Sunday Buffet pages. For groups of 50 and above please visit the Private Events page.
The Cliff House Hours
Sutro's at The Cliff House
Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Every evening 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sutro's Bar & Lounge
Breakfast & Lunch
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Every evening 4:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Zinc Bar & Balcony Lounge
Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Friday Night Jazz 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lands End Lookout Cafe
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Gift Shop
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Terrace Room Champagne Buffet
Sundays only with seatings at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm
This service is operated by Peanut Wagon Inc., a Concessionaire under contract with the U.S. Government and administrated by the National Park Service. The Concessionaire is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. The reasonableness of prices is based on similar operations operating under similar conditions in the area. Prices are approved by the National Park Service. Please address comments to:
General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, California 94123