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Waterbar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waterbarsf.com
  • Phone: (415) 284-9922
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm,
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm,
    Our Bar Menu is served everyday from 2:00pm until closing.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Parke Ulrich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harrison
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Waterbar
Waterbar is a seafood-centric restaurant located on the waterfront with spectacular panoramic views of the bay and city skyline, exceptional design, and a menu of the freshest sustainable fish and seafood. Featuring stunning outdoor (dog-friendly) dining on the waterfront patio, a relaxed atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling circular aquariums filled with an eye-catching array of fish and marine life from the Pacific Ocean Waterbar is not to be missed. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my sister here for her birthday because she loves seafood and fish tanks. I let the staff know it was her birthday and they were very accommodating with a table near the fish tanks and with a view of the bay. Out waiter was great and had excellent suggestions on everything and described the dishes perfectly. Bottle service was outstanding. The oyster selection was great, had the soft shelled crab and the pan seared sole as entrees and enjoyed them thoroughly, by the time we got to dessert the staff brought my sister a complimentary sorbet of the day with a lot candle and wished her a happy birthday. Overall we were very well taken care of and made feel welcome. Will come back during oysterfest and when it's dark out to enjoy the view"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a friend's birthday. I've been there a number of times now and have never been disappointed. From the $1.05 oysters and drink specials during happy hour to the appetizers, entrees and dessert, the food is amazing. The space is gorgeous and, if you're there after dark, you have the added view of the lights on the bay bridge. It's always a great time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Unfortunately I did not get his name - a tall African American man - he was EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We needed a convenient spot near Caltrain for lunch with our nephew. We heard mixed things about this restaurant but decided to give it a try. so glad we did....We were delighted with Waterbar. I had the ceviche and crab cake. Both were outstanding. My husband had the chefs selection oysters and loved them. My nephew loved his giant serving of coffee cake. Very nice servers and amazing views."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food is ok, too much butter on everything. service is very uneven, and it is way too noisy. pricey, and not worth it. saw someone slip $$ to the person at the front to override a reservation. given all the choices around the area, avoid."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was my first time dining here and the food was great as was the service. The waiter had excellent recommendations for dinner and everything was very fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We has such a great dining experience here. I has mentioned on our online booking it was our 10 year anniversary. They treated us to a glass of champagne when we were seated. The desert plate decorated in chocolate saying happy anniversary. It was a really nice touch. The food was delicious. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "First time trying Water Bar but not the last. From the service to the food it was wonderful. If you are looking for a place with a view, look no further. The Water Bar is right by the Bay Bridege and at night you get a view of the bridge with all the lights on. It was so beautiful. We all enjoyed our entree Selections. 3 of has the halibut which was prepared perfectly. The fourth person had the salmon and was very happy with it. Make sure to leave room for desert because they are also delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The Waterbar never fails to deliver. Our server (Jim) was fabulous. Attentive to our needs without being overbearing and checking on us, too much. Our seafood was not only delicious, but looked like a work of art. Great lemon drops :) I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Was great in every aspect. Food was excellent. Waiter did a good job in describing specials. Service was efficient and prompt. Beautiful views."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Really good place for dining. Enjoyed good food, scene view and good service"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Staff was very friendly and food really good. Highly recommend the oysters and desserts! amazing!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great. Ken, the GM, does a wonderful job managing this jewel."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food and service and ambience were terrific! The restaurant is very loud."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Ate here while vacationing in San Fran. Wonderful restaurant in all aspects--food, service, ambiance. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing and fresh, and the service was out of this world. The only has a few selections, but they are made to perfection."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great service, great food and weather permitting, great view of the Bay. And an easy 20 minute walk from the Caltrain station."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to waterbar to celebrate his birthday as well as our anniversary (in the same week). I notified the restaurant of this and they specifically saved a special spot with a great view for us. Our waitress was phenomenal with great reccomendations and positive energy. All the staff went out of their way to wish my boyfriend happy birthday as well. The food was superb, I had the sole, and the oysters were fresh and tasty. The staff was extremely knowledgeable of the menus and area as well. Overall an amazing experience for two out of towners."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was quite good. Much better than our last experience some time ago. Very good and friendly service. A bit loud but acceptable."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant we've been in for some time. Absolutely fresh and tangy oysters from a nearby bay on the half shell. Delicious and perfectly prepared tilefish."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Atmosphere was amazing, and food was superb. This was recommended by one of my friends and was so glad I took the recommendation"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Didn't seat us when they promised, although it was an early reservation and the restaurant empty - felt like we were 2nd class citizens, ignored for the most part...waiter forgot to deliver starter soup so it came later - and cold...overpriced meals and not as described...this was a special dinner for out of town friends. No intention of going back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Waterbar never fails to impress. The food, the service, the views are all remarkable. I am not a seafood fan and I love this place!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dining experience but my mussels were dry with very little ( too thick) sauce. I missed good dipping broth and don't understand why they serve mussels in a way that does not enhance the dish. Disappointment at those prices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It had been some time since I had eaten at Waterbar, and I found it to be as great as always. I had picky friends in from out of town, and they also loved it. The food was outstanding; my Goan Tilefish was superb. Green fried tomatoes with spicy dip excellent. Great drinks. And we were not hurried at all even though it was a Friday night."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great value, great food and wonderful view! Definitely recommend to all..."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal at Waterbar with a group of five. The restaurant is stunning and our table overlooked the Bay Bridge which lights up at night. The service was fantastic and the seafood was spectacular. We all enjoyed cocktails and wine from their nice selections. We even saved room for a little dessert. The whole evening exceeded our expectations and we will all plan to go back on our next trip to San Francisco!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This place is tasty and reliable. Definitely worth trying if you like seafood and want something special with a nice view."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "In SF from out of town and Waterbar was recommended by hotel concierge. We had a wonderful dinner with attentive but unobtrusive service. The view was beautiful and the fish was deliciously fresh. Highliy recommend."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I decided to treat a friend moving out of SF to a farewell diviner and he chose Waterbar. I had never been before so I didn't know what to expect, but this was one of his favorite spots. The food (I had the tartare and the Pike) and ambience (bay bridge views) were terrific but it was the service that really made it outstanding. Now Waterbar will be one of my favorite sots too."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner with delicious food and wine . The view was beautiful . The service was top notch ! We will be returning next time we visit San Franciso."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Friends and I had a great time. Food was delicious and there were no issues from our visit. Weather was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The setting is spectacular and the outdoor site on a perfect day is probably preferable except for the crowded seating. The indoor ambience as with so many restaurants depends on the noise level the surrounding patrons are producing, and these days ordinary conversation has been replaced by shouting. Restaurants should study the noise factors in their restaurants if they consider the food an important draw. The food can be extraordinary and my soft shell crab sandwich was one of the more tasty I've experienced, but it was not exceptional. The service was cursory; the wait staff were not engaged."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Not only did this restaurant provide one of the most beautiful views of the bay bridge from the embarcadero it had some amazing food. Great energy, awesome customer service, and an amazing view. We were a little late to our reservation and had to wait an extra 30 mins. but they still were able to accommodate us. The wait seemed like nothing when the food arrived! I highly recommend this place! Go now!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best meal we had in San Francisco. We had three different fish dishes, and they were all great. Good view, and good service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. Thanks Waterbar for providing hig-quality food and services."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Waterbar is a great place with very good food and nice views of the water. But this last time we were seated in the only table that doesn't have a view to the water and our lunches took FOREVER (almost an hour) to arrive. The waitress was very nice and give us two updates that our meals were on the way. I understand that during a really busy time a kitchen staff can get backed up and in a packed restaurant not everyone can have the best table. However, when we arrived at 12:30 the restaurant was half full, so why we were given the blocked view and delayed meals is a mystery to me. Maybe they don't give good tables to Opentable reservations....."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've dined here with my colleagues after a long day at the trade show and it was a real good experience. The selection of seafood is impressive and the quality of food and service was excellent! The view is spectacular! We were really happy to have chosen this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Was quite a bit underwhelmed. Had high expectations but salmon was way over salted which killed the taste and steak was an average piece of meat."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Waterbar is my FAVORITE restaurant in San Francisco. Every time I've been, I am never disappointed. The service is incredible and the food is amazing."
    Dined on 7/7/2014