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

OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards
2015 – 2017

J Weekly
Reader’s Favorite San Francisco Party Venue 2016

SF Examiner
Reader’s Choice Best Brunch 2015 & 2016
Reader’s Choice Best Wedding Venue 2016

SF Weekly
Best of San Francisco, Best Brunch 2016

Michelin Guide Recommended
2006 – 2017

Carbon Cutter Award

Chilled Magazine
August 2017

San Francisco Bay Times
February 2017

San Francisco Chronicle
October, 2016

Sonoma Valley Sun
August, 2008

Sustainability Efforts

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.

The Cliff House Reservation Information

The Bistro

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.) 
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.

Reservations for Sutro’s only.

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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

Sunday – Thursday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Bar menu daily from 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

The Bistro

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