Pier 23 Cafe
Loved as usual. Food is excellentLoved as usual. Food is excellent bartender makes the best Cosmos ever.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice to returnIt has been years since I lived in the Bay Area and ate at Pier 23 for special occasions. On a recent visit, I enjoyed treating my family to this tradition. The seafood was excellent. However, the Shrimp & Crab Louie was not as special as it used to be. It was served only on iceberg lettuce (where's the romaine?!). Some of the other treats that had accompanied the Louie (tomato, pickled asparagus, etc.) were missing. On the plus side, my siblings really enjoyed their Shrimp and Crab sandwiches accompanied with delicious seasoned fries and a beautiful mixed green side salad. I was also disappointed that the meal was not automatically accompanied with sour dough. Ordered separately and it was chewy and full of flavor - perfect.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm greeting and wonderful seafoodWe were so impressed by the warm reception and speedy seating during a peak time. The view is fantastic and the food was excellent quality.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHow much better can it get?Pier 23 just gets better and better! Say bye bye to the ahole bikers who clogged up the front, now it's got huge cred and with even more outside space to enjoy the view it's awesome.
The past few years the food has been outstanding and on this trip it held up to that word, outstanding. Steak sandwich was killer, prawn quesa was perfect, fish tacos outta this world, bean dip? Killer. Whoever you have now in the kitchen is a keeper!
Our server (young dude) was on it! Always there when we needed him and even on a crowded lunch beautiful day we barely had to wait for our drinks that were made exactly how we asked for them.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA must goGreat experience, super Jazz and good overall experience within a very reasonable budget,4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed a wonderfulWe really enjoyed a wonderful sunny day on the back deck. Bloody Mary, Mussels, and Fish & Chips were perfect!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPier 23 still rocks it!Simply awesome. Not for anyone on a diet! And, when the America's Cup gets going, this is place is either going to be an amazing place to be...if you can get in!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHeaven on the EmbarcaderoPerfect place to enjoy the fabulous SF weather! A work group had an impromptu lunch; fast & friendly service, reasonably priced entrees (and generous portions) & jazz music in the background. What more can you ask? Recommend finishing lunch with a TCHO chocolate shot for dessert (located a couple of doors up from Pier 23).4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crab and shrimp on sourThe crab and shrimp on sour dough was awesome, so were the bloody marys.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a hit with our visitingAlways a hit with our visiting friends and family. So proud to share this SF icon with others. Thank you Pier 23 you always make us heroes!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, a wonderful dayAs usual, a wonderful day on the Bay and charming waiter. Loved the crab louie and glasses of bubbly....4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPier23Cafe never disappointsPier23Cafe never disappoints - our vists are always a treat. We are treated warmly - waite staff very friendly and knowledgeable - food is outstanding - lots of choices and variety in the menu selection.
The bonus - great views of the bay!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMoverall an outstanding meal,overall an outstanding meal, clam chowder was some of the best we ever had.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to return to...A great place to take guests without mortgaging your Bentley. A fun place too, with four (+) distinct mini-venues right on the water: bar (with music, check ahead), bar seating with food, covered patio, open patio, and stand up outside bar annex all functioning together perfectly. I have been going here for decades and always enjoy it. You can't create this atmosphere. A locale on the waterfront either has it or it doesn't. Pier 23 has it. Unique.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a marvelous time.We had a marvelous time. the restaurant was just what we expected.
Dawna3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent.The service was excellent. Our server was very friendly. It was our first time going there but it was an awesome experience. And the food is to die for. Just fresh and yummy. I'd come back again definitely.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat all around! ExcellentGreat all around! Excellent calamari and tacos, sliders and fries were awesome!! So far all food tasted has been great!! Our waiter was friendly, and made great suggestions.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little place. AuthenticGreat little place. Authentic waterfront restaurant and not too touristy. Could've eaten the bread dipped in the cioppino sauce all night!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMthe crab and shrimp saladthe crab and shrimp salad was wonderful as always. To my disappointment, the ceviche no longer on the menu. Instead a green papaya beef salad which was okay, but not fanastic like the ceviche. We love Pier 23.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat seafood; well worth the $$$this place is AWESOME for seafood - expensive... but AWESOME -
the following dishes were A-ONE:
butter lettuce salad $14!!!! so it had better be great - and it was; not your typical salad - huge portion (3 of us shared), tons of watermelon radish slices and ripe mango; YUM dressing
cajun peel/eat shrimp $15 when you get at least 15 shrimp, perfectly cooked and deliciously spiced, that takes you back to NOLA, along with fries... well worth it
oysters $2.5 each; nothing special here - move along
fish tacos $15 3 tacos, perfectly cooked snapper, delicious sauces - great
tuna sandy $14.5 another home run; recommended by server - lived up to her hype
fish and chips - $14.5 subbed sweet tater fries3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSaw this restaurant on FoodSaw this restaurant on Food Network. It's now our favorite place on SF visits. Fish tacos great as well as cioppino. Ordered flowers ahead of time and had them waiting for us on our first visit for anniversary. Staff very helpful.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked everything aboutWe liked everything about our experience BUT I was disappointed the eggs benedict was not on the brunch menu. I had seen the sample brunch menu and was looking forward to this dish. BUMMER, but the rest was good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAte outside with beautifulAte outside with beautiful view. Crab sandwich was delicious and huge! Share it with a friend.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. GoodGreat food and service. Good price for the location, good portions of food per order.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhole Crab Roasted & Great SauceExcellent Whole Crab Roasted in the Oven. Best we've ever had and an excellent salad with cumin vinegarette, greens and mango. Wine list was adequate and very reasonable prices. Oil cloth tablecloth and plastic chairs but part of the fun ambiance. Affordable, great value, great wait staff and nice people all around. We will be back and will bring our friends.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM