Forbes Island

(415) 951-4900 | View Website

Sea Lion Harbor - H Dock, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94133

37.805989 -122.409915

Open Hours

Wed.-Sun. 5-10 p.m.

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Californian  more

More Cuisine: French, Seafood

Price: $$$$

Tags: Business Dining, Date Spot, Fine Dining, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining, View Dining, Waterfront Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Forbes Island

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Memorable Dinning – I was prepared for a ho-hum dinning experience, given the novelty of the setting, but our food was stupendous. The steak was so tasty (better than Boulevard!), and the fish was scrumptious. The flourless chocolate cake, which shows up on so many boring American bistro menus, was the BEST I have had at any restaurant in San Francisco. Yes, the ambience is a bit ridiculous (maritme kitsch), but we took in the spirit of the tikki bar upstairs--it was all fun. The staff wasn't all that expert, but warmed by the great food we were eating, it was easy to overlook their inexperince.

Definitely memorable, and we will return when a special occasion merits a memorable dinning experience.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

A Shipwreck in the making... – Arrived just before 7:30 the time of our reservation, the table would be ready in 10 min. ordered drinks and took in the view from the deck...for 40 minutes...menus come, and we order, now it was 9:00, we were hungry...25 minutes later salads arrive, 3 salads out of 4, 5 min later she brings a plate for for our other guest, who did not order an salad, when everyone else is finished mine arrived. Dinner arrives at around 10:00, and my sauce for the fillet is so salty it's like a cow lick, as the food arrives we asked for the check thinking it would be forever to get it...they asked us if we would like the boat to wait a moment so we could catch it and you never saw 5 people run so fast to get way...it was more like having dinner on Alcatraz or some penal colony...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Ambient Dining Under The Sea – Our group of 10 people had a wonderful time dining and drinking at Forbes Island. After boarding the Tahitian Queen, we were given a brief history on the island by Forbes. Forbes and his team (Pierre the GM, Art, the Chef and all of the servers) presented an incredible meal and great service. One couple in our party even got engaged just before the entree! Through the excitement of the engagement, the Forbes Island team indulged our group, even giving a brief tour that included the kitchen and the wine cellar. Simply, this restaurant and the people who work there are AMAZING.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lobster at my window – This was a fantastic dining experience. I wish I had come earlier so i could have explored the island more. The food was fantastic, the owner is a hoot and the boat ride there and back really makes the evening complete. We sat below deck and there was a lobster clinging to the porthole window all night.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Nemo would be proud – Very unique, a master creation of a vision by the great Forbes Kiddoo. Living under the sea! Wine cellar, lighthouse, white sand beach, under sea viewing ports. A must see and dine while in the bay area. I have had many memorable days and nights on Forbes Island. Forbes is an outstanding host, exceptional food and sprits. Each part of the Island has its own unique qualities accented with beautiful wood. This must have been a labour of love to create. Mike Shoemake

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place to dine at!! – Great place to dine at. The food and the views are awesome. I highly recmmend it.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Total tourist trap and rip-off – The food is mediocre at best and the service is no better. The ambience is totally contrived and silly.

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