Got a shady table outside
Got a shady table outside on a beautiful warm day, which was unexpected and very, very nice. Excellent service.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
With the addition of the Bay
With the addition of the Bay Lights installation on the Bay Bridge this is now the perfect romantic dinner + view experience, especially if you can score the tables with a view of the Bridge once the light-show starts. If you love hot and salty, the blistered peppers are perfect and I'm addicted to the Deviled Eggs.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch on the waterfront
The scenic view is owed to people watching. The outdoor dining is on Embarcadero where lot's of folks walk to and fro exercising and touring the waterfront, walkers, joggers, skaters families and crazies. Also it was a good day weather wise, got rid of my Seattle pale in one brunch. Food was OK, price was fair and good beers on tap, yum.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoy MarketBar it's a favorite spot.The food and service always excellent. Friday's lunch was no exception. We dined 2:30, after the lunch hour and well before dinner. Given the off hour I would have been Ok if MarketBar skipped a beat...but this was not the case. The service was outstanding, the waiter friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The meal was typical for the restaurant.....a culinary delight. Would love to rate higher than 5 stars
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Greats organic food.. A little
Greats organic food.. A little more selection in brunch menu would be useful!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've always really liked this
I've always really liked this place for outdoor lunch on a nice day or delicious, convenient dinner. Good food, friendly people, great location. I recently discovered that they're open for breakfast now and it's my favorite breakfast place in the city. Simple menu but every single thing my party has ordered on two visits for breakfast was outstanding. The banana bread is incredibly good, the strawberry jam we got with our toast and eggs was awesome (more like strawberry french toast topping than jam with fresh strawberries). Don't miss the bacon. They have 3 kinds and they were all great.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for brunch especially
Great place for brunch especially if it's a sunny day in the city and you can score a table outside, it perfect for people watching.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here twice now
I have been here twice now and absolutly love it. I love their outdoor sitting area! The food is fantastic and the serive is outstanding. This place will always be on my list of best brunch places to go while in the city.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice dinner with view of of
Nice dinner with view of of the Bay Bridge which was what we were looking for.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place on a sunny
Love this place on a sunny day - their lemonade is fab, and I love the service. I come as often as I can because of the great food and nice people walking around the Embarcadero.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
appetizers -- flatbread and
appetizers -- flatbread and crab hard boiled eggs---were delicious; fish was fresh, delicious and of reasonable size.....will be going back soon !
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites for Brunch!
Food is fresh and delicious. Service is great. Good place for people watching. We keep coming back...that should say it all!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall experience was vibrant energy, good food and wonderful surroundings. The Ferry Building on a warm San Francisco night it the PLACE to be. At 8 pm the sun glowed rose and the Bay Bridge danced with it's light show out the window of the room where we ate summer salads of shrimp and avocado.
A really pleasant evening in the most beautiful city in the world.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good time in the City
The food and the service were really very good. We enjoyed our meal and will go back when we are in San Francisco again. The rather small space and the hard wood floors make the indoor dining experience rather noisy, but we got used to it. We had hoped for a view of the newly lighted Bay Bridge while dining, but alas, the restaurant has no windows facing the bay.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was up to par. but
the food was up to par. but the service from Martin made it even better.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love MarketBAr
I love the food, the vibe, and the energy it picks up at the Ferry building.
The only negative it that inside it ca gt a bit loud.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than ever! The variety
Better than ever! The variety works well for diverse tastes. But everything is very fresh and well prepared.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Breakfast - Delicious
My mom, dad, myself, and 3 kids all went to Market Bar for Mother's Day Breakfast. We ended up sitting outside and people watching as we ate. I had the scrambled egg combo with bacon and potatoes and a side of fruit. My mother had the french toast which tasted amazing. My oldest daughter had the fish and chips which she loved and my dad had the pulled pork sandwich he was raving about long after. I have been to Market Bar many times for breakfast and lunch and I absolutely love it everytime because it is located on the Embarcadero, if you like to people watch, this is an awesome spot for outdoor dining and entertainment. If you have little ones, make sure to check ahead of time as there was only one high chair and I really needed 2.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this ferry building treasure. It is wonderful to sit outside and watch the Embarcadero happening right in front of you. Great food, interesting dishes, sterling service; all in all a pleasurable experience.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food quality. Portions were small with no real side dishes, but we really enjoyed it.
Great for out of town guests.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and beautiful location
I had lunch here with friends on a beautiful afternoon, we sat outside and the weather was perfect. The service was good and friendly, if a little slow...I wouldn't recommend eating here if you're in a rush, just be aware. The menu has alot of good options, everyone enjoyed their food very much. I will be back!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great afternoon dining spot. Staff is friendly and responsive.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Location, location, location
We went here before a show at the America's Cup Pavilion. Wanted an early dinner nearby. Well, it's pricey but it is SF and at the Ferry Building. But, despite the crowd (it's always busy), we were seated EXACTLY at the time of our reservation, service was brisk and friendly, and the food was excellent, fresh, and delicious, and plentiful. Burgers, fries, and a peach grilled chicken salad with pecans, but all excellent. We ate inside, which at first seemed a little boring, but it was nice to be out of the bright setting sun was not an issue. The inside room is comfortable with high ceilings, dark wood and tall windows. Bread for the table meant a delicious shaped loaf on a piece of butcher paper and excellent butter. Devoured!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect SF Brunch
We celebrated my sister's 60th Birthday brunch with friends and it was a beautiful setting with the vibrant market. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared and the service was excellent. It is a favorite for a weekend brunch or lunch.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great outdoor seating and food
My cousin was visiting with her family and I was looking for a nice place to have dinner. This ended up being perfect as we were able to sit outside. The girls at the reception was outstanding, despite the fact that they did not make reservations for outside tables, she gave me tricks to make sure I could get one and came every couple of minutes to update me on the status of the tables which would accommodate 6 people. Everyone really enjoyed their meal so it was a great dinner.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice bar & outside dining
nice bar & outside dining by the bay. A bit noisy,but food was good.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday Brunch is Yummy
Our reservations were ready, the table was excellent, the server was top notch, the food excellent, the price fair for S.F. and the Ferry Building. We four had a pleasant visit after a long time not seeing each other. We felt welcome to stay as long as we wished.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner & Light Sculpture show
We had a wonderful evening - enhanced by an up close view of the light sculpture on the bridge - which our waitperson was able to explain the mechanics of it. Very Cool!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu at Reasonable Prices
While the menu is only one page, there are plenty of intriguing options. We ordered three dishes and all were very well prepared and delicious. I took the waiters recommendation on one of the dishes and was not disappointed. The only downside was that once we placed our drink orders, it took a long time to then place our order and get our check. I think the waiter was thinking that since we were having a business dinner he didn't want to interrupt us, which was very considerate. But, one of us was tight on time. Our mistake, we should have told him! Once we placed our order, the food came very quickly. My advice is if you are in a hurry, let them know that up front. The food was delicious and I would definitely go back to the Market Bar.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I'm in San Francisco, I love dining at MarketBar. Our server, Christian, was very attentive. Not only is the food always good, but it's fun to people watch on the Embarcadero.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were meting our son's parents for the first time and then going to the Giants game. Market Bar was the perfect venue for it's location close to BART and the ballpark and easily accommodated our large crowd. Lots of variety on the menu also which came in handy with our various dietary specifics (one vegan, one gluten-free). Food was delicious and promt.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is awesome
Food, ambience and location makes this restaurant incredibly good. Specially the food is really well performed.
I will come back to try everything here. The salads are very fresh, the meat is tender, the fish is freshly cooked
The wine list is incredibly good but the service needs work, The waitresses, specially, seem nice but they are so
closed to loose it, it's like been on the edge of a break down. Maybe the waiters need to give them help!
Still will come back
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of the best views
Still one of the best views in town and great food. The starters are amazing, especially the deviled eggs.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncrowded weekday brunch
We went to MarketBar for brunch on a Monday, wanting a relaxed/casual meal before driving home from a weekend in the city, so tried MarketBar on a recommendation from the staff at our hotel.
MarketBar's specialty Bloody Mary hit the spot, and the Farmer's Omelette was very tasty. It was a bit too chilly to dine outside (and nobody else was either) but on a warmer day, I'd probably enjoy sitting at the tables outside on the Embarcadero side of the Ferry Building.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bacon, eggs, and pancakes were very, very fresh!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, dog friendly
If you're in the vicinity of the Ferry Building, this is a great spot. My husband dine here often on weekends, as its large outdoor patio is dog friendly. Salads are good, as are the burgers and the crab-stuffed deviled eggs.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ferry Building eats
Nice brunch before going to the Sat morning farmers market. Great food and wonderful location.
Our wait person was was great, very pleasant and attentive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morning market breakfast place
MarketBar serves very interesting breakfast/brunch food. Great place for your pre or post market shopping meal. Good indoors or out.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Bay Day
Meeting with a friend I hadn't seen in 30 years, I chose Market Bar as a place on the bay and one easy to find from BART. It exceeded expectations. Our waitress knew it was a special time and took great care of us. The outside seating let us enjoy a beautiful San Francisco day, sailboats, sun, and lots of people watching. I'm eager to go back.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dining companion and I were charmed to receive wide brimmed straw hats to sit
outside in the sun, as no shaded tables were available.
We enjoyed the fish sandwich, always a treat, and the people watching.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best brunch and drinks
Delicious brunch options and the service is unbeatable.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an outstanding breakfast
We had an outstanding breakfast outdoors along the Embarcadero waterfront.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside and had a lovely brunch - food was yummy and service great- would definitely go again.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Blue was super, and the food was great. I recommend the pork chop!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has great food and is in one of my favorite spots...the ferry building!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
'got what I wanted
My husband and I felt special when we were led to a table with the "reserved" sign on it. It was just what I asked for, an indoor table with a view of the Bay Bridge. Staff was professional and friendly. Menu was spacious for easy reading, but plenty of choices. 'loved the food. Flat bread had familiar flavors, but added capers for a delightful twist. Our main dish, the scallops, were large and browned nicely with tender centers. Brussel sprouts side was nicely browned too, that added an extra sweetness. Dessert, the butterscotch creme came in a share-able serving size. Its gentle sweetness allowed the other complex flavors to come through. I recommend this place for a romantic dinner before a nice stroll around the Ferry Building.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful view to the bay bridge light show.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks for another great night
Thanks for another great night out. My cousin hadn't seen the bay lights yet, and once again you gave us the seat right near the window with the best view. My black cod was so tender that I practically inhaled it.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Marketbar since it opened. Love the locally grown and produced food.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty outdoor lunch
The crab stuffed trout was really good. The beet salad was also excellent. The server was efficient, very helpful and accommodating. He was unglazed by our friend joining us late and unannounced - and blocking the aisle a little. I've been coming here for years. I think it's at the height of its powers right now.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM