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Sens Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Financial District
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4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106 (Drumm)
+1 415-362-0645
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a small group here for a school reunion. Maybe 25. Drinks were good, with attentive staff. The food was tasty - lamb burger sliders, grilled veggies, Dungeness crab cakes, flat bread. All with an individual Mediterranean taste. The views over the square of the Port of San Francisco and out over the water was exquisite as the sun... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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721 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here after trying the seafood restaurants on the piers. The food is much better, the service livelier and the prices lower. The views from outside are astounding. At least for lunch this was a place for locals and not tourists, which may explain the prices and better quality food. The restaurant is located across from the Ferry... More 

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I work close to this restaurant and we've been here several times for work-related events. It features Mediterranean cuisine served in a somewhat rustic setting. Besides the range appetizers we often share as a group, I usually get the lamb burger or paella.

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Thank LarryGentry
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Sens is a beautiful restaurant near the bay, in the Embarcadero. We were seated in the room away from the windows, but could see the view and it was beautiful. We ended up being glad we were in the side room because the main room was incredibly noisy -- we were being drowned out by the people out there. I... More 

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Thank Henry B
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Last minute reservation but loved the food, the recommendations and our waiter was hilarious! Everything we ordered was delicious and well presented. The wine selection was spot on. I can't say enough about this restaurant, the atmosphere, and the service!

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Thank Rarlica
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Was there for dinner with friends. Service was on the slow side and the food was ok. Was pricey for the level of service and the food.

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Thank Keshav S
Sacramento, California
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157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had a good diner. We had appetizers humus with pita bread, salad, and a chicken served on top of lentils. The Tiramisu dessert was excellent. Although I did not drink wine my family enjoyed the selection.

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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247 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

there are a lot of tasteful dishes that can be shared with friends... I suggest this place to travelers who want to try different dishes. You are able to order different foods and to share.

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Thank Unterleider H
Aurora, Colorado
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Sens starts by offering a great happy hour deck with great views of bay bridge and ferry buildings. The house Cabernet, an Alexander Valley Vineyards was excellent. We moved to a dinner table and had variety of appetizers: the hummus and clams were excellent. For dinner I had the Osso Bucco which was tender and tasty. The waiter was outstanding,... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We love the apricots with chicken, the amazing chocolate ganache dessert, the very fresh salads. The view of the wharf and the Bay Bridge add even more ambience to the California-style decor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
    (Drumm)
  • Public Transportation: If you are traveling by BART, exit at Embarcadero Station. Walk up Drumm St. pass the Hyatt Regency and turn right to enter the street level of Embarcadero Center 4. Take two escalator flights up to the Promenade Level. Sens entrance is located a few yards down the walkway on your left.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-0645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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