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National Park Service announces lessee for food and beverage operations for Lands End Restaurant Properties

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The restaurant building sits on a cliff overlooking the water and Ocean Beach.

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News Release Date: September 13, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO—The National Park Service (NPS) announces the commencement of the new Lease with Sutro Lands End Partners, LLC to operate the restaurant formerly known as the Cliff House located at 1090 Point Lobos Avenue.  

The property will include several dining options, including a new café in an area formerly used as retail space. Other amenities are also being contemplated. The new Lessee will also re-open the café, located inside the Lands End Lookout, which is operated by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. 

The selectee has a successful history of operating restaurants in the Bay Area and near Los Angeles. 

The opening date has not been set yet. Sutro Lands End Partners, LLC is expected to make improvements over the coming year.   

The reopening has been long anticipated after the previous restaurant closed at the onset of COVID-19. The open solicitation process at that time was cancelled due to the dramatic changes that the pandemic brought to the hospitality industry around the world.  

The NPS took these changes into consideration, adjusted the lease terms, and restarted the competitive solicitation process for proposals in January 2022. More than one offer was received and the most qualified respondent with the best proposal was selected to reopen the facility to the public.     

"We are excited to maintain this public space and invite a new operator to provide a dining experience that is loved by our community” said David Smith, General Superintendent for Golden Gate National Recreation Area. "We are absolutely grateful to our community for their support and patience during the extended vacancy and look forward to working with this new partner on public offerings at this iconic site.” 

The lease will be for a period of up to twenty years.  

Last updated: September 13, 2023

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