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About MarketBar

MarketBar is San Francisco's answer to Grand Central Station but on the water in the restored landmark Ferry Building. The casual menu offers many of the organic ingredients sold in the thrice-weekly farmer's market as well as the shops filling the interior of the building. Full Bar, creative wine list and seasonal market driven menu attracts a cross section of the city's diners to its handsome dining room, comfortable bar and spectacular outdoor sidewalk terrace.

**We do not take reservations for the patio. We seat only complete parties on a first come first serve basis.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:45pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Dinner: Saturday & Sunday: 4:00 - 8:00

Cross Street:
Market St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 434-1100

Website:
http://www.marketbar.com/

Entertainment:
Televisions

Parking Details:
Valet and public lots in the area.

Public Transit:
BART & MUNI

Private Party Facilities:
MarketBar offers two dining rooms with seating capacity of 60 guests per room. The outdoor/patio can accommodate 80 - 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
David Garza: (415) 434-1100

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Now Open for Breakfast Monday thru Friday 8:00a-11:15a.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

A Credit Card is required to make a reservation for NYE. You have 2 days prior to the reservation to cancel, otherwise a $25 per person charge will be made to the card on file. Your table will be re-booked 2 hours after the time of your reservation. Last seating is 10:30 PM.

MarketBar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Waterfront (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Healthy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Market Bar is my favorite pet-friendly, waterfront restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

So disappointing! We had enjoyed dinner on the patio about a year ago, so we came back for brunch to celebrate an important birthday. We sat inside this time. It was so loud in there that we had to yell at each other to be heard. The food was mediocre and our server was very unfriendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great experience! The staff was welcoming when we arrived and sat us promptly. The server was patient and explained everything to us, including the special. The ambiance was active but not too loud. The prices were great and there was something for everyone on the beverage and food menus. We will be back!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

delightful and most excellent service! our waiter was very attentive and all the food was great. the wine was esp good a montepluciano

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious spicy meatballs. On a quiet evening there seemed to be a problem with the servers, we were ignored for quite a while, but once service started it was fine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Just bad food for some reason. Usually it's better. Artichoke wasn't cooked enough to eat. Grilled Caesar salad was mushy.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Met a friend there and we perused the menu sitting outside. My server had already brought tea and was most patient and gracious as we finally decided on bouillabaisse and salad.

That bouillabaisse was fantastic! Enough for two with salad and just delicious. As good as the pumpkin flan we indulged in after.

Quiet and easy to chat and amazing people watching from under the umbrella.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Converged for outdoor Sunday brunch with three adults and a 3-Year old. Flexible menus, breakfast and lunch. Child and adults loved it. Great fun at Embarcadero, or could eat inside the SF Ferry Terminal. Some came by SF Bay Ferry from Oakland, Jack London Square, some from San Carlos via BART.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I always love to come to Marketbar, but this time I found the hostess to be unfriendly and brusque.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

good food. The waiter was "busy" and so the manager actually helped us with ordering, which was good. Even though we asked for a glass of wine (not a bottle) he offered two samples of white wine for us to choose. But, as I said, this was the manager. The waiter was OK, once it started serving our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really good food, good service, nice atmosphere, great location. Fun to browse Ferry Building shops before or after. Nice to walk out along the water after lunch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to socialize with friends that i had not seen in a long time. Never felt rushed. It was my friends 1st time there and they will be back as I will

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was ordinary. Service was excellent but I would go somewhere else. Definitely not San Fran’s Best.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Sunday brunch early so we could get our usual table in the window.

Had our server before, who remembered us and what we like to order.

Food as always superb.

Delightful Sunday dining.

We will be there again soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great location and pretty good service, but is overpriced for the quality of the food. You are basically paying for the location.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was very intense/ too much pressure to order quickly and our entrees came shortly after we were served our salads.
Food was fair

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The waiter was very attentive with our needs because we had to leave in a certain amount of time. But even though it was very busy, the waiter made sure we were served quickly. Everyone liked their food and even though it was pretty noisy, we could talk comfortably. I would eat there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great people watching over brunch from the patio! Dog friendly as well

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Moderately noisy space, poor timing of service left me feeling rushed. Perhaps they wanted to get the single diner out of the way to seat larger parties, but the service felt timed to get me out of the way. My main course came out shortly after I started on my salad, and quickly cooled off.

I can't recommend this place for solo diners.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always good food, love the terrace , service excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Pork was severally undercooked. When asked to quickly cook it again, it came back completely over cooked.
Most of the mussels were completely closed and not ok to eat.
Had a terrible bathroom experience after eating here.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my eggs with ricotta and tomatoes. The coffee was also great. The water was always kept filled and we were well taken care of. I would highly recommend this place for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Easy access for east bay friends who BART over. I MUNI to our rendezvous @ Market Bar.
Salad niçoise very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The table we were seated at was dirty. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic. My husband enjoys tap beer and the taps were down. The bottle wasn't very cold. The menu on open table wasn't close to the actual menu. We did not eat dinner there. We paid for our drinks and looked for another restaurant. The waiter didn't even seem to care that we were leaving. I don't think I've ever left a negative review. First time for everything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our server was not friendly nor attentive, luckily his colleague came over couple times when we needed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The service I received at Market Bar today doesn't even warrant 1 star. The host was incredibly rude and unprofessional. The man shouted at me, telling me I was being unreasonable after asking to move tables as I was burning in the sunshine. After being publicly humiliated by this man I returned to my table where he followed me back too to continue the verbal abuse at me and my friends. This man should not work in a customer facing role! I will NEVER return to this restaurant whilst he is employed there!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

An improvement on my last visit for sure

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I like to go here for brunch, especially when getting together with friends of family. The location at the Ferry Building on the Bay with sidewalk seating creates a nice urban ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great location on a beautiful weekend morning. They make a mean omelette and other egg dishes as well.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was very good. There were three of us wanting to "share" appetizers and entrees. Unfortunately, they are not really set up for three people to share. Two would work out fine, but not three. We asked if we could get another egg on the deviled eggs as there were only two and were told "no"! We asked if we could get another sparerib on the pork, pork, pork, entrée and were told "no"! There were only two. Also, wait staff couldn't wait to clear the table. We were still eating. They should wait until all are finished before removing plates.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

- Brunch was ok - nothing special, in a city of restaurants with exceptional food.
- Service was friendly and great.
- There is no restroom in this restaurant - be prepared for LONG lines in the Ferry building, if you go on the weekend.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Two entrees sent back. Wanted a medium burger and it came out raw. Terrible. I won't ho back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went for happy hour -- did you know it lasts until 8 pm?! -- and had wonderful service. Our waiter was very happy to be there. The ambiance and weather was perfect on this night outside on the Embarcadero. No food specials at Happy Hour, which was a disappointment. However, great options for drinks and when it gets too cold for outside, you can head inside for a proper meal. Or, choose from tons of small things to share with your drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great lunch spot because you can get a reservation and it's not packed, yet the food is very good and the ambiance really nice. It's not crazy loud (often a problem if you want to actually have a conversation at lunch). If the weather is nice, there's a large outdoor patio. We ate indoors because it was foggy and chilly (in other words, typically SF in August). I enjoyed the grilled chicken and peaches salad, though it was not a huge portion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Took out of town friends to lunch, sat us in a dark corner with a great view of the busing table right outside the window and then ignored us until we asked to order. Then only two of us got the correct lunch, the other person had to be reordered a half hour later.... Never been there thought it would be nice for out of towners to be on the waterfront (my first choice was Waterbar but they were booked.) Now I know why it was so easy to get into the Market Bar. Never again and I'll be sure to steer any out of towners completely away from this dump.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Met a friend from out of town early for breakfast. We were only ones sitting outside under the umbrellas. Great service; wonderful crab on English muffins. Good coffee as always.

Have dined. lunched, broken fast here many times and always enjoy. Never had a dish
I had to send back. Good portions, quality ingredients and prep.

What's not to like?

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

It was too cold in the dining room.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Wonderfully receptive staff and nice variety of selections; excellent desserts too. If they plan to cater to older folks...maybe foam cushions on the chairs would be desirable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

met two colleagues for business lunch. it was ok. i ordered a salad that was described as a romaine wedge and it was not that...more like some wilted greens. kind of pricey for the servings. good location and easy meeting spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I went with friends for a get together. I chose the place for the outside seating and the central 1 Ferry Plaza location. The service was decent, but not great. All good there. The restaurant experience unfortunately was only OK. Although the place was not expensive, the menu was pretty limited with no good vegetarian options (other than salads) and zero vegan options. The noise from the street was harsh. But the real failing was the fact that the restaurant doesn't provide bathrooms for guests. You have to go out into the main building's public bathrooms and wait an eternity for the 20+ person line. Unbelievable. I'll only come here for a drink in the future.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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