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Sinbad's Pier II Restaurant
Sinbad's Pier II Restaurant

Sinbad's Pier II Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sinbadsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 781-2555
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 10:30am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jack Yip
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do banquets of up to 250 guests.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open every holiday including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Foot of Market and Mission Streets (along Embarcadero)
  • Public Transit: We are next to BART, the ferries, and all major transit.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a minor charge for valet. There are also street parkings in the vicinity.
A word from Sinbad's Pier II Restaurant
For more than 35 years, Sinbad's has been a San Francisco landmark and considered the most scenic waterfront restaurant in the bay area. Perched upon the bay next to the historic Ferry Building conveniently located at the foot of Market Street, Sinbad's offers fantastic vistas of Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge.Day or night, it is truly one of San Francisco's most romantic and enchanting views where mighty liners and salty tugs drift by your table to make your dining experience memorable. We have the finest and freshest seafood and wine selections at reasonable prices. Both our outdoor dining and banquet rooms also offer a spectacular view of the bay. The view is so "picture perfect", it is good enough to be a backdrop for weddings and parties.

Sinbad's is a "must visit" restaurant in San Francisco.

Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Place is old and food was not good. Location and view of the bridge are nice but no ambience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very dated décor, bordering on dirty. Food was very mediocre. This restaurant is in a prime location. Too bad they haven't been able to update it."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My second time to be in this restaurant but I thought my first time was better. Why? I did not like the service because, it took a while for the food to arrive. It may be understandable though because they were busy that evening. But the food was excellent as usual. The clam fettucini and cheeseburger were really tasty."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Crab Louie was made with frozen crab and the rest of the salad sparse. They only have one half of hard boiled egg. The Old Fashioned Chocolate cake was fabulous. It was like eating a box of See's candy!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Poorly kept up, uninspired menu, uninspired preparation and presentation. Very nostalgic - reminded me of a restaurant I might have gone to for a prom date - in 1970... There are several fine restaurants on the Embarcadero. Sinbad's is not one of them, sadly."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sinbad's is a nice place to have a good cocktail and a bite to eat, yet its in dire need of a makeover. It very old school classic waterfront bar-restaurant, yet I couldn't help feel that I walked into a time warp. Needless to say, the view of the lights on the bay bridge was spectacular, my husbands steak was delicious, but my seafood pasta tasted too much like tomato paste rather than a wine red sauce (which I hoped it would taste like). We definitely would go back for the calamari and drinks. Overall Sinbad's is not that bad, but it could use a facelift."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I'll start off by saying the view is fantastic and theservice was great. The restaurant is older and has character. The food left much to be desired. The bread they brought to the table tasted store bought. I had the farmer salad which would have been decent if it weren't $18. It came on a bed of iceberg lettuce with minimal effort on the extras. I could easily make this salad at home."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "They lost our open table Rez and then cancelled it via email afterward and were very rude about not having our Rez... and if appearances are any predictor of quality I'm so glad we didn't eat there and break our streak of amazing foodie experiences through our use of the yelp-open table tool."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We came across Sinbad's on our why to a Giants game and thought to give it a try and we've returned. Yes, the facility is somewhat dated. However, ever hear of character; and, on the waterfront to boot? Our experiences have been enjoyable, we've always been greeted with kindness and a smile, quickly seated, and served good food and drinks. While others may feel this facility not worth the trouble, we will continue to return and enjoy the view, staff, food, and drinks; hopefully, for a long time to come!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is famous for its seafood but since I am not a fish person, I ordered steak instead. I was surprised how good their ribeye steak was. It was tender, thick and big and for the price of $33.00 it was SO WORTH it. I ate the whole steak and it filled me up, I did not have any room even for a bite of dessert my wife was having."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The restaurant itself was old but nice; has some charms in it. Most importantly, the view was incredible! The bridge lights were so delightful, the patterns change every now and then. We were all satisfied with our food, we thought they were all excellent. My seabass was very delicious, fresh and moist. My son liked his seafood pasta and the portion was large, too. I will come back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Don't be deceived by appearance because this restaurant looked so dated but the view from your table was oh so amazing. I love its character and the food was really good. Our old-time favorite was their clam chowder which usually comes with crackers. But ask your server to give you sourdough bread instead of crackers and you dip the bread in the chowder. It's soo yummy. Our other favorites are the grilled snapper and chicken fettucini. I've tried their shrimp melt, it was not my type, so don't order this."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Restaurants, then you will love Sinbad's. It doesn't get much better than this. I've never taken anyone there who didn't say wow this place is really great. Hip and sheeshy it isn't, which is perfect. Step back in time and be prepared for a warm hello and a smile - the menu is traditional as well. So bring friends who appreciate things the way they used to be, like Tony Bennett songs."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "5-star for the view and food, 4-star for the service. The view from our table was fantastic. I've been here before, but the view now with the LED lights was just amazing. This is a good tourist attraction for San Francisco. My daughter enjoyed taking pictures of the background. Their seafood pasta was delicious and came in large portion. I liked their free sourdough bread, too."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was very good and the view gorgeous. But I only give it a four star because the service was bit slow. They were busy at that time, they could have assigned more servers."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Terrible food. Nothing fresh about it. Could have found better fish in a diner in the middle of the country. Have no idea how any of the reviewers could have considered this good. Sauces on the food seemed like they were prepared the week before and reheated. Didn't see a single fresh green item anywhere. Decor was tired and run down. Booths looked like they got them as scrap from an IHOP that was being renovated. On the positives, the view is outstanding and our server was helpful and friendly. Unfortunately the food quality ruined the evening. Found several much better choices in the area, don't waste your time here. Owner really needs to invest in the place or sell it. Could be a gold mine if the food was on par with the view."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I took my clients here and it was a very nice dining experience right by the water. Great view and nice ambiance."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Enjoyable lunch with a clear view of the bay and the sailboats passing by. What a unique dining experience! And I highly recommend their thick, juicy cheeseburger and fresh, moist salmon florentine. We also enjoyed very much their apple pie a la mode; if you order this, don't forget to tell your server to warm the pie. It makes the pie taste a lot better in combination with the vanilla ice cream that comes with it. But the view was the winner of them all!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "They gave us an outside seating at their patio, exactly what we were looking for on a hot sunny afternoon. It was sunny but breezy and the view of the bay was so gorgeous. My friend and I had 2 cold drinks each, they were so refreshing that we wanted to order our 3rd. But instead, we decided to order lunch. My scallops were tasty and perfect, they were big and juicy. My friend had a shrimp open-faced sandwich, but he was not so impressed with it. I tasted it and yes, I was glad I had scallops!!LOL"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is prime location, it could have so much potential! Unfortunately the wait staff was tired or bored and the food was awful. I had the calamari steak and it was rubbery. The only thing this restaurant has going for it, is the gorgeous view."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sinbads is a venerable, old "under the (Bay) bridge" bar and eatery. Ownership has let their "bet ride" on the existing conditions there in every category FOR FAR TOO LONG. It is unchanged in my 50 years in town. It is time for a total strip-down and redo, from the menu to the carpeting. It is a shame to let such a choice location go moldy. PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO TOTALLY REDO Sinbads."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was surprised they make delicious pasta- chicken fettucini. The portion was large with lots of chicken and the pasta was perfectly cooked, al dente, just like how we Italians prefer. But the most amazing part was the view of the lights in the bridge, we have not seen something like that anywhere else. The restaurant though looked shabby, but food and view were very good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Not the fancy typre restaurant but their food is delicious and the view gorgeous. For a party of 3 at lunch that included 3 entrees, 2 desserts and 2 drinks for $84 (plus tax,plus tip) was not bad at all. My guests and I enjoyed the food and the view."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We won't be back - not a fan of cold clam chowder and stale bread - the main meals were over cooked. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I gave it a 4 star. The food was great, view was wonderful but the dining room was old although with some charm in it. I find their prices reasonable. I would recommend the restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We almost cancelled our reservation because of the bad reviews we read from Yelp. Glad we did not do it but dined there as planned. We made the right decision.The building was a downer at first. But everything else was very good,food,view,service.The blackened salmon,grilled snapper and calamari appetizer were winners.You can tell the fish and squid were fresh.While the open-faced shrimp sandwich was tasty, it fell short of my daughter's expectation.But their chocolate cake with ice cream on the side was very delicious,moist & chocolatey. Our server was fast and friendly. The light show in the bay bridge was astonishing; everyone enjoyed it and could not stop talking about it even when we got home. We had a nice time and that what matters."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had lunch here. Very scenic at day but was told that evening view of the bridge with its LED lights is much better. Well, I have a reason to come back for dinner and check it out. By the way, their grilled seabass was excellent and the lobster thermidore was to die for."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I like to hang out in their bar especially at night, have a few drinks and some appetizers (my favorite is the calamari). From the bar, I can see the nice bridge lights with different changing patterns. It is very unique and beautiful. They said this is considered the biggest light sculpture having more lights than the Eiffel Tower."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "First-the view was beautiful, second-the lobster thermidore was to die for (although bit pricey) and third- valet parking was cheap. However, the place looked dilapidated and old, but that was the least of our concern. Definitely, we will dine again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great outdoor tables by the water; calamari and mushroom caps with cold beer and white wine. Nice place to relax and enjoy the cool sea breeze and the sun with cold drinks and appetizers. We will come back, maybe we should also try their main course next time."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Wow! What gorgeous view they have. Food was tasty, service was friendly and attentive, valet parking was cheap. I want to give them 5-star, but the building needed a facelift, so I think 4-star is fair."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I liked it here, food was very good. They have a variety to choose from, but my favorites are: capt seafood combination and crab salad. The view was amazing! My visitors from the east coast were so happy to see the famous light show on the Bay Bridge."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Their clam chowder was good and had lots of clams in it. The best I've ever tasted . We also liked their cheeseburger, was thick and juicy. The view of the baybridge was spectacular, especially on that clear sunny day we came . From where we were seated, we can clearly see the Treasure Island,too."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Not the fancy type restaurant, but a good one. View-excellent, food-very good and service-friendly. The outside patio looked cool. I was inside the main dining room and the view was really nice. But on my way out, I saw that they have a patio where customers enjoyed their drinks ,the sun, the breeze and the view of the water and sailboats passing through. Cool and lovely! I have a reason to come back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I loved the ambiance of the place, old and charming but with a fantastic view. We came in for lunch and the view of the bay was amazing, but one customer told us that evening was the best time to come because of the bridge lights. He described it as "unusual and mesmerizing" that he always brought her visitors for dinner here. So the next time we will be in the city, we will come here for dinner.Afterall, I liked their grilled snapper a lot, spicy and tasty."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Inside the restaurant, the view of the Bay was spectacular. I did not expect this kind of view judging from how the restaurant looked from outside. It is kinda old and shabby-looking. But don't be deceived by its outward appearance... keep going. I think this is one of the best restaurants with the best view of the Bay and Bay Bridge. The food was delicious and they have big portions. I liked my capt seafood combination, it had a light creamy sauce where I dipped my bread into it. It was so good. Parking was not a problem as they have a valet costing me only $6 plus tip. The only negative I can say is the service could have been faster, but there were a lot of customers, so I can understand."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Excellent just as always!! Have had dinner or lunch many times over the last 39yrs that it has been here."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Amazing service. Right on the water. Hasn't been renovated, but the food and service make up for it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good food and excellent service. Has seen better days. Great place to surprise a visitor with the Bay Bridge lights."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Not even worth it with a groupon. We came in to an empty restaurant, with a reservation, and still waited 45mins to be seated. The waitress was incredibly rude, and the food reminded me of something I would eat in my high school cafeteria."
    Dined on 4/2/2014