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  • Address:
    1 Ferry Building
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

MarketBar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marketbar.com/
  • Phone: (415) 434-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 11:15am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Dinner: Saturday & Sunday: 5:00 - 8:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: MarketBar offers two dining rooms with seating capacity of 60 guests per room. The outdoor/patio can accommodate 80 - 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: David Garza (415) 434-1100
  • Entertainment: Televisions
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now Open for Breakfast Monday thru Friday 8:00a-11:15a.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market St.
  • Public Transit: BART & MUNI
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet and public lots in the area.
A word from MarketBar
MarketBar is San Francisco's answer to Grand Central Station but on the water in the restored landmark Ferry Building. The casual menu offers many of the organic ingredients sold in the thrice-weekly farmer's market as well as the shops filling the interior of the building. Full Bar, creative wine list and seasonal market driven menu attracts a cross section of the city's diners to its handsome dining room, comfortable bar and spectacular outdoor sidewalk terrace.

**We do not take reservations for the patio. We seat only complete parties on a first come first serve basis.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "What a find. Great food, vibe and location. After a day of heavy sightseeing, this was a great place to dine and recharge before heading out on BART at the nearby Embarcadero station. Great bartender. The lunch menu calls for a return visit."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had brunch at the Market bar in celebration of our wedding anniversary. The place and the food made it memorable!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Very good for outdoor lunch. Quick service and good food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Marketbar can always be counted on for consistently good food, fresh, well prepared and well served!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had 8:30 reservation but we arrived early as evening was cool. No prob we were instantly seated at a nice indoor table overlooking the bay lights. Our initial drink orders arrived late and incorrect, they were instantly fixed, and we were please find the bar bill comped at the end of the evening. We had oysters, guacamole, and halibut all well prepared and tasty. Will return if in San Francisco again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were a group of 8. The service was solid, very friendly and helpful. The runner messed up the tables but that was quickly resolved. The view on the Bay Bridge is great and there is a nice outside terrace. The food is very good, everyone enjoyed their meal except one person who found it a little peppery. There are no kids menu but they can whip up something. I am not doing 5 stars because it is a little pretentious for what it is. It tries to project a super high-end image but the whole package is not quite there. That always grabs me a little bit. However, it is a solid restaurant if you are in that neighborhood and want to see the bridge. There are better option for the same price."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "While nothing special it is certainly worth a visit if you are at the Ferry Building and hungry. Service is indifferent but will eventually get to you."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love this place! We always go there for brunch when we take the ferry over."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We dine at the Ferry Building on a regular basis. normally we eat at The Slanted Door but this time decided to try Market Bar for a change. We were greeted by a hostess who never smiled, as were others who lunched there. The service was slow, half-hearted and we were "passed around" to 4 different servers, so there was no continuity in service. There were 4 different entrees ordered at our table. The fish used for the fish and chips was "muddy". The halibut and the salmon were overcooked and dry. The chicken on the peach salad was so sparse that you had to look hard to find it! Given that there are many other choices in the area we will not be returning to Market Bar."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the views are ridiculous, and the waiters are very attentive to ensure you have a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I like going to Market Bar for lunch because it has a nice outdoor dining area and the wine is reasonably priced. The food could be better (and is often disappointing) and the service is spotty. Our last visit, it took nearly 10 minutes for a server to show up. When we mentioned the wait, she got somewhat defensive and said something about it being the lunch rush. I think it was because she had stations both outside and in (we were eating inside that day) and wasn't able to properly monitor her diners as a result. The attitude, however, is inexcusable and she could have had a more customer-oriented reply to us. I will go back to Market Bar but I usually leave wishing the food were a little better"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Overall pleasant experience. The food was good, and I very much appreciate them accommodating special my special request! I love the outdoor seating. My only hiccup was the slow service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Had to wait a while for the Maple syrup to come for our delicious blueberry pancakes. Also the French Toast came a lot later out than the Pancakes and the maple syrup. Seemed odd. But the waitress was aware of it and apologized for the wait. It would have been nice to eat together but at least we did not have to catch a Ferry."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Best part was the flawless service from everyone. Food was delicious too, but not 5 stars."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "everything about this meal was original and creative. Excellent"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First time experience - enjoyed with coworkers for lunch & plan to return for dinner with family to celebrate our upcoming birthdays!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "so much fun so much fun so much fun so much fun so much fun so much fun"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "MarketBar is the best go-to spot near the water. It's easy to get in, great food, the service is spectacular, and the overall mood of the restaurant is purely classy and fun."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. Service was fast and efficeint. The menu selection was adequate but not overwhelming."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "sitting outside at marketbar is always fun. great people watching at lunchtime and prompt, courteous service and very good food. i look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Had a business lunch meeting. Great seating in the corner. Great food. Great service. I would absolutely go there again!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our party of 6 arrived 45 minted ahead of our reservation. We asked if we could be seated early. The host was more than accommodating and seated us exactly where we asked: outside with a perfect view of the water. The server was knowledgable and polite. Our drinks were fantastic as well as our main courses. Our friends from out of town (their first time in San Francisco!) said that we picked the perfect place in the city."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "MarketBar was great. Their Heirloom BTL was delicious and my sister got some sort of bacon & cheese which was excellent also. We sat outside and expected ~okay service but we were pleasantly suprised to see the service was great. Wonderful place and we would definately recommend it to our friends & family."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was way overcooked."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My friend and I had lunch here to celebrate her birthday. The food was wonderful and service was even better! We definitely would come back again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a wonderful birthday lunch with co workers. The food was great. The service amazing and the dessert was to die for!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "You would think a restaurant at the Four Seasons should have a better service and food? Certainly not this one!! We had the lamb which was not at all flavorful and the steak. Very mediocre. The lounge area looks very casual and cool. I'll go back for the lounge but not the restuarant!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and wonderful food make a superb compination"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I work in the Financial District and a couple times during the year, we are required to come into the office on a Saturday to perform testing on our systems for business continuity planning. To bribe employees to give up a Saturday, I offer to feed them. Around the FiDi area, there are no decent restaurants open on a weekend. With the Farmers' Markeet on Saturdays, the Ferry Building is the happening place. So I've found that MarketBar provides a wonderful menu and they usually can accomodate us without much wait (it's deceiving, but it has a large number of tables, especially outside). Best of all, they use fresh ingredients, highlighting the seasonal produce. We always come away satisfied with our choices."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went with a group from work and had a great time! Food and service were terrific! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Love the market bar. Purely amazing that they can keep their prices in check given the location. Food and drinks always impeccable."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was trout and swordfish were good. But the dishes were not warm. The service was extremely slow."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great outdoor patio for people watching. Lunch is average and it took a long time to get our food, we only had two chicken salads and a panini."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent and I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding service. I ordered Grilled Wild Hawaiian Swordfish on a bed of ratatouille. The flavor was great, but the fish was undercooked in the middle. I asked my waitress if they could please put the fish on the grill for a few minutes. The waitress not only graciously apologize and made sure my fish was cooked to perfection, but she brought me something to snack on while I waited and then the restaurant offered to pay for the meal! At MarketBar They truly go out of their way to make their customers happy."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Perfect for friends and business meetings Great service and food Very convenient and pleasant"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Met a colleague for lunch at MarketBar during the week. It was a beautiful day to sit outside, people watch and enjoy a terrific meal. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We went here for lunch while visiting the Ferry Building. We weren't expecting much since the restaurant seemed pretty empty compared to other places nearby. The food we ordered turned out excellent. We had the ravioli and the burger, and both were nicely cooked and flavored. We'd happily return."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Market Bar always has efficient service and very good food...! And outdoor dining in Summer is a delight. Last week I left some papers on the table... They found them and sent them on by mail... Service at its best!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food quality was excellent, and the service was very good."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We were celebrating our first anniversary on Mother's Day. The experience we had was beyond our expectations! The scallops were perfection and the salmon was accompanied by a delicious sauce. Wonderful wine list. Everything we had was truly delicious & perfectly prepared. Beautiful food presentation as well. All of the staff were courteous. Our waiter, Blue, was absolutely charming & entertaining!!! We thank you for making our celebration so memorable! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/11/2014