WOW! My new fiance and I (we had got engaged that day) went here to celebrate on the evening of our engagement. We each had a 5 course meal, in total 10 different dishes. The service was absolutely amazing and the food was even better. We both left feeling full, but not too full, but completely satisfied. We had: ahi tuna appetizer, roast maine lobster, herb crusted lamb, filet of beef, seared sea bass, cheese plate, pumpkin soup, pear tart tartini, bananas flambe, and chocolate souffle. We also got 2 glasses of champagne. Since we were also celebrating his birthday, they gave us a little lemon mousse cake with a candle and sent us home with a pumpkin bread wrapped up to-go. Absolutely a must do if you're in SF. Worth all the money we paid. Only complaint is that you sit fairly close to other tables, so you don't really have much privacy.
This is another must-visit San Francisco establishment that I have been frequenting ever since it opened in the 90s. I noticed that some folks have used the phrase, "tourist trap." While I agree that tourists do frequent this spot, I must point out that this is certainly no "trap." And as someone who loves and is proud of San Francisco, I actually INVITE tourists to visit Beach Chalet, so that I can share with them one of my favorite spots in the City. Beach Chalet is also a microbrewery restaurant that offers top notch craft beers. Beach Chalet upstairs; Park Chalet downstairs - can't go wrong with either - both offer excellent libations, and also live entertainment on most nights. Oh, and if you have never been, set aside 5-10 minutes to browse the murals and museum-artifacts and the scale model of Golden Gate Park.
THE EATS: Spanish Chorizo -- A dish that came with a full, juicy, chorizo link instead of the normally smaller ground up pieces you find in a chorizo dish. Accompanied by a handful of perfectly seasoned potatoes and two even more perfectly done poached eggs. Super thin pieces of cheese were grated over the dish as a finishing touch. This dish definitely did not disappoint. If you're a fan of eggs + sausage, don't hesitate on this one! Soft-Scrambled eggs -- Super simple and classic, yet somehow they've made this a fancy $$$-worthy dish. The eggs are extremely yolk-y (very yellow, very creamy) and true to its name (very soft.) Carefully poured onto a large piece of crispy grilled toast that is topped by a couple slices of tasso ham and spinach, this dish was not only beautiful to look at, but also mouth-watering good.
We randomly picked this place while in SF and it was a great decision. It was packed and about a 45 minute wait but we grabbed a table at the bar right away. The sourdough chowder bowl was fantastic!! We also got the fish tacos but it wasn't worth the $18. They screwed up the taco order, then forgot to put it on the bill, and then added it but added the wrong amount of tacos and in the end they just comped us the tacos. The staff was super friendly and patient. Love seeing the bread being made right there and how they carry it around the ceiling in the baskets.
Okay, so it is true that if you put mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce on cardboard it would taste good. But.. these folks went and dumped all of that on a turkey sausage and wrapped it up in a soft sesame bun. I give that dog 5 stars. Zogs lost 1 star because they did not provide chairs or a couple of tables and they lost another because they do not provide the T-Day dog all year. Overall, a nice spot to mix up the normal lunch places here in SF.
We had the Mac and cheese to start which was delicious. The complimentary cornbread was fresh from the oven in its own bread pan. The fried chicken was juicy and had a spicy sauce. Which was good, just be aware that the sauce is spicy (might want it on the side). We got the ice cream sandwich for dessert which was pretty frozen. Needed to thaw for a few minutes, but tasty. The drinks were great and has a sizable bar.
Good souther hospitality, great service! The food was great as well. The fiancé ordered a fried steak and potatoes. It was cooked perfectly, followed by a nice crispy layer of batter. I ordered the kale salad, which was also tasty as well. However, it could've used a little more dressing. I recommend making reservations, this place gets packed.
And of course, it has an excellent location, right on the waterfront, with the majestic Bay Bridge, and Treasure Island in the background. I highly recommend this place, especially if you are on your way to/from the AT&T Park. Note: Tables go fast during Happy Hours and on game days. Make a reservation and/or show up early!
If you're looking for beautiful, scenic views of the ocean and delicious food, the Cliff House is the place to come! Be sure to make a reservation and request a table near the bay windows! You can even take the elevator down and walk along the outside deck! The food is also high quality and the staff is friendly!
We love eating at Applebees with our kids. We get to relax a liitle when we bring our two year old son who loves to be loud he blends in to the background noise. The staff is always friendly and the restaurant is always clean. My. Picky nine year old loves the food.. This is a win win for our Family.