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Weekly Specials

Weekly Specials

Wine Lovers' Tuesday
Every Tuesday bottled wines are half price
all day when ordering a main course
in our Bistro or Sutro's restaurants.
(some restrictions apply)

The Bistro
Wednesday Night Prix Fixe
Three courses for $35
4:30 - 9:30 pm
Click for this week's menu.

Friday Night Jazz
in the Balcony Lounge
7 pm to 11 pm
For more information.

Featured Items

Featured Items

The San Francisco Cliff House
By Mary Germain Hountalas
with Sharon Silva
(to purchase)






A Day in the Life of a Chef

Welcome Video

History Video

Getting Here

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

Below are some links you may find useful for public transportation in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

San Francisco Muni

511 Transit Trip Planner

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

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.

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 OpenTable 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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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

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