Dine in the 1909 neoclassical Cliff House where years of history have been brought back to life with the restoration completed in 2004. Magnificent views of Ocean Beach and Seal Rocks add to the historic ambiance, and if luck is with you, there will be some whales frolicking in the water right below your table. These gentle giants migrate north from Baja for the summer and the show is always impressive.
The Bistro Restaurant offers a casual dining experience featuring a classic San Francisco menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In keeping with its casual atmosphere, The Bistro is seated on a walk-in only basis and does not accept reservations. On busy weekends if there is a bit of a wait, you can enjoy our award winning Bloody Marys or refreshing Ramos Fizz in one of the lounges.
Zinc Bar & Balcony Lounge
Named for the metal that covers it, the Zinc Bar adds to the history and allure of the 1909 building that houses it. Using zinc for bar and table tops became popular in France in the early 1900s because of its availability and cost effectiveness. The hand-carved back bar was built in 1889 for the Parisian World’s Fair of 1890. And here’s a tip from the locals – avoid the wait for a table in The Bistro and enjoy the full menu at the Zinc Bar.
Our Balcony Lounge overlooks the Sutro’s restaurant from the main level and is a fun place to catch a beautiful sunset or get cozy by the fire on a cool evening. Here too the views are amazing, with live jazz offered every Friday night from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. To find out which groups are scheduled for the upcoming weeks click here.
Bistro Large Party Information
Large groups of 17-49 are welcome to dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
Monday through Thursday, at the following times:
Requests for breakfast or lunch reservations may be submitted for 9:00 am or 11:00 am
Requests for dinner reservations may be submitted for 4:30 pm through 5:30 pm
Large party reservations of 17-49 require a preset menu, a $250 deposit, and a contract.
To see prix fixe breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, please use this link Large Party Packet.
Please Note: The Bistro does not take reservations for regular business, only for
these special prix fixe menus. We do not accept large party reservations
for The Bistro on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Please use the LARGE PARTY REQUEST FORM button below for inquiries.
We try to respond within one day for requests.
If requests are placed during a holiday, the response time may be longer.
HOLIDAY AND LARGE PARTY CANCELLATION POLICY
Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel 72 hours prior to the reservation. We ask for your credit card information in case you do not let us know that you cannot make it. Unfortunately, if we end up with an empty table after having turned business away to be ready for you, we will charge $25.00 per empty seat.
To find large party information for Sutro’s click here.
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 OpenTable 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