Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Guests at The Cliff House experience world-class views of the coastline as well as the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Despite the fact that this San Francisco icon has undergone devastation from a series of fires and reopenings, it's often referred to as an "oasis at the end of the world." Whether you're in the mood for a casual afternoon, an elegant evening, or an adventure with the family, The Cliff House will fit your needs.
Only the finest produce makes its way into the Cliff House kitchen. As a part-time farmer, Sutro's Chef Ralph Burgin has extensive knowledge of farming in the Sonoma region as well as knowing when to select the finest organic vegetables from the farm. He grows more than 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, which are added to the menu starting in summer to the middle of October. From there, he created various dishes, including the heirloom tomato carpaccio and fresh tomato sauces.
Listen to Chef Ralph Burgin talk about his heirloom selections:
The Bistro Restaurant on the main level provides casual dining with a classic San Francisco breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu. For those guests craving a more luxurious experience, Sutro's at The Cliff House offers a seasonal California coastal menu for lunch or dinner, complete with panoramic views of Seal Rocks and the Marin Headlands.
The Cliff House also honors the San Francisco Sunday Champagne Brunch tradition with their buffet located in the Terrace Room on the lower level. Brunchers can soak in the live harp music and enjoy a variety of seasonal brunch items. In addition to Sunday Brunch, The Cliff House offers other weekly events, including Wine Lovers’ Tuesday, which includes half-priced bottled wines when ordering a main course in their Bistro or Sutro’s restaurants. They also host Friday night jazz in the Balcony Lounge with local acts playing music from the Rat Pack and other favorites from the era.
Cover image: "Cliff House, San Francisco, California" by Thomas Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.