Dine in the 1909 neoclassical Cliff House where years of history have been brought back to life with the restoration completed in 2004. Magnificent views of Ocean Beach and Seal Rocks add to the historic ambiance, and if luck is with you, there will be some whales frolicking in the water right below your table. These gentle giants migrate north from Baja for the
summer and the show is always impressive.
The Bistro Restaurant offers a casual dining experience featuring classic San Francisco fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Warm fresh popovers, the Cliff House Crab Louis, and our award-winning clam chowder are just a few of the local favorites. From seafood omelets to the half-pound cheeseburger to the macadamia nut crusted halibut, there is something to please everyone and the generous servings will satisfy even the heartiest appetite.
In keeping with its casual atmosphere, The Bistro Restaurant is seated on a first come, first served basis and does not accept reservations. On busy weekends if there is a bit of a wait when you arrive, you can always do a “quality check” on our Bloody Marys or enjoy a refreshing Ramos Fizz. Or stop in at our Gift Shop where historic memorabilia, unusual gifts, and coastal travel books abound.