The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe
Wonderful location with greatWonderful location with great view of the Bay. Nice variety of foods that are well-prepared and delicious5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining with a view!Had a wonderful time during our late-afternoon dinner on Mother's Day. The food was great, the service was excellent and the view could not have been better. By the way, the Mac and Lobster is to die for. Highly recommended.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Took my mother there for Mother's Day and it was just delightful. Not only was the food delicious but the view is spectacular. If you like seafood this is the place to go. There is outdoor dining but it is enclosed with glass windows and is heated so that you are not uncomfortably cold as San Francisco can be chilly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great view.It's been a few years since I visited this restaurant. Was not disappointed either time. Great food. I had a seafood linguini, with freshly made pasta. The others had various dishes and were all pleased. Great sourdough. The desserts are fabulous. It was hard to choose the ones we wanted, so we ordered a couple of sampler platters with all of them represented. I always have coffee at the end of a meal and the quality of the coffee is a measurement of my satisfaction with the restaurant. Excellent coffee, here. Service was outstanding. We had three efficient staff members waiting on our small party of 4. Good wine. Good food. Good coffee. Good view of the SF Bay. What more could you want?5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome..We had a great time at the Waterfront. The staff was exceptional. Our lead waiter Massimo was awesome and so intuitive to our needs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBright lights and bright foodThis is the perfect location to have a wonderful meal and view the art light show on the Bay Bridge. Food, service and view all exceeded expectations. Our out of town guest was thrilled.
Staff was friendly, attentive and engaged with us. Food was spot on, exactly what you would want while "sitting on the dock of the bay"....
Interesting observation...hey people, just because you are a business traveller on the company $ does not mean you have the right to treat your server and staff like your personal hired hand. Show some respect to these professionals...5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautifulLovely restaurant right under the Bay Bridge. Stay for the lighting of the bridge.
Service was nice.
Food was very good.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront - Fine food with a greatMy wife's birthday dinner at The Waterfront restaurant was all that we hoped it would be. Having eaten there a number of times over the years, we especially wanted to return there to enjoy their wonderful cuisine and excellent service while viewing the new LED light installation on the west span of the Bay Bridge. The animated interplay of the lights throughout the evening was entertaining, and it enhanced the already exceptional view of the bridge, Yerba Buena and Treasure islands and the passing watercraft. I strongly recommend The Waterfront for a romantic evening of fine food, great views and outstanding service.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood and View...Finally tried the Waterfront after walking by so many times on the Embarcadero. Food is great west coast seafood and the view and Bay Bridge light show make for a memorable meal...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect evening and view restarauntWe had a delightful evening. Started with the lobster mac and cheese, which is truly outstanding.
Then, one entre was pancetta wrapped prawns, and other entree was the salmon. Both were so delicious, and perfectly prepared.
I like their sourdough bread also, one of the best in SF. Service was perfect. This was five stars in every regard!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMsee the lightsWe had not been there for many years and made the selection to show the bridge lights to an out of town visitor. I was very pleased with the menu and the full experience. I was prepared for it being just a tourist view restaurant but it was much better than that. It is far enough from the Ferry building that parking was available in the pay lot across the street. Good evening.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous andThe food was fabulous and we had the best table in the house with a view of the SF Bay. could not have asked for a better evening....willl return.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!We have been to the Waterfront before but this time we brought out of town guests who claim it was the highlight of their trip! Now we did experience one of those few SF evenings when the weather is warm and walking the Embarcadero is pleasant. But our meal at The Waterfront was so tasty and our view was incredible. I would always recommend whatever the special is since they do such a good job but their regular menu is delicious as well. Don't miss the oysters.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for lunch andWe were there for lunch and our food was very good. We will return for dinner the next time we're in the city. The wine prices are very reasonable! An example is that there are several Napa Cabs in the $40-$50 range.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMView Bay Bridge LightsA terrific place to experience the lights on the Bay Bridge. The food was fantastic. The hit for all of us was the side dish, lobster macaroni and cheese. The staff was stupendous. They made you feel very welcome and were very attentive.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great window tableWe had a great window table right with a perfect view of the bay. Just a group of friends getting together on a friday for dinner. The service was wonderful, and the lobster mac and cheese was full of lobster. I had enough to share with my husband.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal at TheWe had a great meal at The Waterfront and would definitely go back again. We had an excellent table with a great view of the Bay bridge4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to beat for bayside sea foodBest seafood I've had in a while. A bit of old SF in terms of decode. Outside patio has great views and can be warmer than inside even given the lamps. Service just a bit off, but I'm sure it was a fluke.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly for a leisurely; special mealWe had reservations for 6:30pm and got seated right away. They did have a good selection of wine, a limited beer option however. We started with the calamari, nicely mixed with artichokes and other veggies. We also enjoyed the sweet chili sauce rather than the standard aioli. There was quite a lull between appetizer and entree. We weren't in a hurry though, so it did not bother us. My husband had the tuna with roasted artichokes. The tuna was cooked well and was a large portion, however, the artichokes had the hearts removed, so there really wasn't much to them (especially considering the cost). I had the seafood linguini and it was enjoyable. We did have dessert, the chocolate cake with cream. Was not impressed by dessert, cake was dry.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the atmosphereThe food and the atmosphere were outstanding. The service was excellent.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant but soooooooooo loudeverything was perfect except we (four of us) could not talk or hear each other on the mezzanine level; the noise from other tables was soooooooooo loud4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely time. TheWe had a lovely time. The service was perfect, with the timing exactly as we requested.
Food was really quite good. We had 3 seafood dishes. Plus, the view of the bridge as the lights came on at sunset was fabulous. Congratulations.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAll was great...until the end!One of the prettiest restaurants we have enjoyed on the wharf....also among the highest priced. Food was excellent. We tried Cioppino, ceasar salad, green salad with nuts, and mussels. One of our guests had the mixed grill. The view of the Bay Bridge with its new light show provided a great backdrop. We had a little "mix up" and the waiter "chased" after us as we were leaving saying we had not left his copy of the credit card receipt. (This was a bit embarrassing as we were with business colleagues.) We showed him we only had our copies. We suggested a duplicate copy for us to sign but he told us it was OK that he just needed to see the "gratuity" amount. Not cool! Too bad he did not pick up the receipt before we left the table.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMa great choice for dininga great choice for dining outside by the Bay with a view of the Bay Bridge. The plexiglass partitions shield the dust and some of the noise coming off the busy street.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were left alone for longWe were left alone for long periods of time between courses and had three different head waiters wait on us. Who were we
supposed to tip? We felt very awkward.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular lights & foodWe met our out-of-town guests, making (6) for dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant on a Monday night. We made our reservation through Open Table with a special request for a view of the New Bay Bridge lights. We were given the corner table on the balcony. The view is spectacular. Our waiter Aaron was very attentive, knowledgeable, and caring. Everyone had a different fish entrée, all of which, were delicious and well presented. We had a great evening and clearly recommend the Waterfront Restaurant to everyone.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood meal, wonderful viewGood meal, wonderful view of the bay bridge with light show.
Crab cakes were excellent, with a lot of crab and little filler. Halibut was delicious - cooked perfectly, moist and great flavors.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe three, including someoneWe three, including someone from VT, were treated well by the hostess, who pointed out a second floor dining room which had a splendid view of the Bay Bridge lights and was warm enough for my wife. The waiter was well trained and informative, the food was inventive (especially the whole fish) and the wine list was limited but inexpensive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there and it wasFirst time there and it was a great experience. Waiter was excellent -- very warm, but not intrusive. Definitely a return restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and foodWe celebrated our City Hall wedding with lunch here. We were a small party (6), and received a great table and fabulous service. All 6 of us enjoyed our meal and the apps. I had one of their signature cocktails, which was delicious as well. A great atmosphere and meal! Thanks!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a great table and reallyhad a great table and really enjoyed the view with out of town guests.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA stellar view is a good startA stellar view is a good start to your evening at the Waterfront. This was complimented by excellent wait staff who were attentive but not intrusive, and a good menu selection that was all excellently prepared. Make sure you get seafood made over a wood fire. The whole fish plate was probably the most notably excellent but all dishes were well prepared and presented. Definitely a solid choice for those keen on seafood.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service! We hadExcellent service! We had a group of 8 and needed to eat quickly to make a meeting. Our server got us in & out of there on time. Beautiful view of the Bay too!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved being able to eatI loved being able to eat dinner before the dinner crowd. I imagine it gets lively in here, but at 5 PM it was nice and intimate.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough I was not impressedAlthough I was not impressed with my crab cakes, too fishy tasting, my husband loved his bacon wrapped chicken breast. The first round of bread served, table side, was almost unchewable it was soo very tough but the waiter brought fresh hot bread and it was very good. The price was really high for the quality.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Views and Great Food!It was our first time dining at The Waterfront and it will definitely not be our last! Food was delicious, service was great and the views of the Bay Bridge lights were outstanding!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMInitially the service by ourInitially the service by our waiter was spot-on. After he took our order, we did not see him for 1.25 hours. We received our food in a leisurely fashion, delivered by other waitstaff who also refilled water-glasses and removed dishes. No one inquired whether the food was to our liking or if we needed anything else. The experience left us wondering if the waitstaff or the kitchen has management issues.
The food was excellent, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Waterfront with the caveat that diners anticipate erratic service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWill always bring out of townWill always bring out of town guests for a perfect, lovely dinner experience. It was perfect! Brought my parents there from Tx and other special visitors. Service was excellent. Food was great.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for the view and theWe went for the view and the lights of the Golden Gate Bridge. We will go back for the service. From the friendly hostesses to the excellent service by our waiter, Layton, it was a very enjoyable experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday/Bridge dinnerWe took our nephew there for his 16th birthday, and to see the Bay Bridge lights. In my reservation through Open Table, I requested a table with a view of the Bay Bridge, and when we arrived they sat us at the best table in the restaurant with a view of the waterfront & Bay Bridge! Food, Service, and Attention to detail A +4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional view and good food.Wonderful view of Golden Gate Bridge. Ordered the mixed seafood sampler, not bad for $35 where portions were sufficient. Awesome cocktail selection and a great place to take visitors and/or a loved one on a date. Staff needs a little but more work (front desk did not greet and made us wait, waiter interrupted conversations to ask what we wanted and treated us as if we didnt have enough money to spend). Seafood was a great choice. Happy hour at the bar. Try lavender mojito! Awesome.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Excellent viewFood was excellent, but can be a bit pricey. Excellent view of the Bay Bridge lights.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe both ordered grilled salmonWe both ordered grilled salmon and it was excellent. The view of the light show on the Bay Bridge adds to the attractiveness.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular View and service!We treated ourselves to a special dinner after seeing the Jersey Boys musical and were thrilled with
The Waterfront restaurant, our waiter Erin was wonderful, attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu items!
He took special interest in our food allergies and made sure that our meals were all ok for our allergies!
Valet service was great and a special treat was the beautiful lighting on the Bay Bridge! Wow!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sea food and a magicalGreat sea food and a magical view of the bay bridge light show3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant, Outstanding ViewOn a day that threatened rain, we sat outside and had a marvelous view, great service and a delicious lunch. The rain never materialized. A perfect way to while away a perfect day.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular view of the BaySpectacular view of the Bay Bridge lights from their outdoor dining area.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, notThe food was very good, not outstanding. We had the linguini with seafood and scallops. The scallops were done near perfectly, and the seafood on the linguini was plentiful and excellent, but linguini itself was a bit tough. I'm told that the handmade pasta is a better bet and can probably be substituted. We were lucky enough to get the best seats in the house which are at the window tables on the mezzanine above the bar. They have an unobstructed view of the new bridge light show. The prices were not bad considering the location, food quality and quantity, and the service. I would recommend it for a special night out.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat views of the Bay BridgeFood is very good, but not great.
A really wonderful place to see the Bay Bridge and enjoy The Bay Lights (http://thebaylights.org/)
I would go back, especially to share with out of town guests.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTable right at the window,Table right at the window, as we requested. Excellent view of the lights.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM