The world-famous Cliff House is part of the Sutro Historic Landscape District and is also the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States. Our website is filled with fun and helpful information about the Cliff House, its history, the surrounding area, and the fascinating people — past and present — who created its rich history.
Hike the amazing Lands End trails or take a stroll along Ocean Beach. Explore the famous Sutro Bath ruins or visit historic Sutro Heights Park where Adolph Sutro once lived. Be sure to stop in at the Camera Obscura where ancient technology gives you a close-up view of Seal Rocks. Then dine in one of our restaurants or stop in to enjoy appetizers and drinks in the Zinc Bar or Sutro’s Bar & Lounge. Visit our gift shop where historic memorabilia, unusual gifts, and travel books abound.
For more information about this amazing area visit the
Golden Gate National Recreation Area website.
The Mechanical Museum is now located at Pier 45 at the Wharf
Awards & Press
2015 – 2017
Reader’s Favorite San Francisco Party Venue 2016
Reader’s Choice Best Brunch 2015 & 2016
Reader’s Choice Best Wedding Venue 2016
Best of San Francisco, Best Brunch 2016
Michelin Guide Recommended
2006 – 2017
Carbon Cutter Award
The Cliff House, one of San Francisco’s most beloved dining destinations, continues to serve locals and out-of-town visitors with classically executed contemporary cuisine in a spectacular oceanfront setting.
“Environmentally, we do our part by sourcing sustainable fish, and preparations don’t detract from the delicacies of the fish. Our soups and salads are hyper-seasonal and change often, depending on the time of year and what our farmers are growing,” Chef Burgin says.
As a part-time farmer himself, Chef Burgin understands the importance of the seasonality of dishes and relies on his abundant crop of heirloom tomatoes that serves the Cliff House’s tomato needs from July through fall’s first frost.
Come summer, Chef Burgin’s 1,500 tomato plants proliferate in the hot Sonoma County sun and are added to the dining room menu until fall’s first frost. 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.
Recycle and compost about 80% of our refuse.
Use biodegradable and compostable take-out bags; biodegradable citrus and/or soy based products; enzyme products instead of chemical based cleaning products, unbleached and recycled paper products.
Installed automatic light switches and dimmers and have timers on all HVAC equipment.
We are artificial transfat free.
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.
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