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Sutro’s at the Cliff House: American Fare Served with San Francisco’s Most Spectacular Ocean Views

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Sutro’s at The Cliff House is considered by many the restaurant with the most spectacular ocean views in San Francisco, California. The world-famous Cliff House sits in historic Sutro Heights –a historic public park in the Outer Richmond District of western San Francisco.

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The Cliff House was originally a hotel, then a resort, and now, a restaurant. It is a legacy as it has survived numerous catastrophes. In 1887, a large section of the property was destroyed by a dynamite explosion. In 1906, it survived a major earthquake. A fire just a year later destroyed the entire property. Sutro’s daughter commissioned the reconstruction of the property with a neo-classical style, which remains what we see today.

The elegant restaurant features American cuisine, showcasing local seafood offerings and fresh produce. For starters, try the Ahi Tuna Tartare with pine nut, pear, and quail egg yolk infused with sesame oil. The Dungeness Crab Cakes served with chipotle aioli, orange, apple, fennel, and arugula is also an appetizing choice. For mains, enjoy the roasted Alaskan Halibut cooked with champagne beurre blanc, and served with braised winter greens, glazed caramelized onions, and mushrooms. For meat lovers, the 14 oz. Center Cut Prime NY Steak is a perfect choice.

Sutro’s features an extensive beverage and wine list that includes a list of wines from local vineyards. Wine pairing for your dinner is a special way to experience the culinary excellence of Sutro. To finish your dining experience, enjoy the Chocolate Lava Cake with Raspberry gel served with white chocolate crunchies and vanilla ice cream or the classic Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

For casual dining, stop by The Cliff House’s Bistro Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Sunday’s Champagne Buffet Brunch in the Terrace Room is highly popular, offering a wide range of freshly-made dishes, fruits, pastries, and not to be forgotten, free-flowing champagne. Note: A phone call reservation must be made for Sunday brunch. For sunset enjoyment, stop by Zinc Bar or Sutro’s Bar & Lounge; both venues offer appetizers and drinks with live jazz entertainment on Friday nights.

Whether you want a memorable dining experience, lunch with family, or an elegant evening, The Cliff House can accommodate you.

The Cliff House is located at 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121 | Phone: 415- 386-3330 |

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Cliff House


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