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MarketBar

4.1
1233 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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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

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Phone number
(415) 434-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
MarketBar offers two dining rooms with seating capacity of 60 guests per room. The outdoor/patio can accommodate 80 - 100 guests.
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Private party contact
David Garza: (415) 434-1100
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Cross street
Market St.
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Parking details
Valet and public lots in the area.
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Public transit
BART & MUNI
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Entertainment
Televisions
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Special events & promotions
Now Open for Breakfast Monday thru Friday 8:00a-11:15a.
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
What 1233 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Laura (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Terrible service. The hostess & server were horrible & condesending. Food used to be better. Menu needs an update. Used to love this place. Won’t go back.

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mpdining (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

small portions, slow service, fun location is all, costly for certain items, Wedge salad was small joke.

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vipFrancesK (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

MarketBar is my go-to place, especially when I have out of town guests and need to meet someplace close to my office. The food is fresh and organic, using foods that are in season. And the epi bread from Acme is always impressive. However, while usually impeccable, service was a bit slow. I wouldn't have noticed except that I had a 7:35PM ferry to catch!

By the way, on a warm day, the outside seating is usually a happening place for people-watching. Too bad it we were here for dinner instead of lunch; it would have made a great impression on my Chicago friends to sit outside in February!

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vipFanOfJoya (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I love the Nicoise Salad. Very light. Tuna is perfectly seared.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Not great service. We were inside and not on the patio area and they very much prioritized them over serving us. Very slow to get our food out and very slow to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Outdoor patio best part! Server great too

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zsanaps (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely and relaxing breakfast on Sunday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was spot on. It's waterfront location was ideal!! We'll be back!!

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DFBM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great spot for such a restaurant- my historic reluctance for dining there has been noise level - can't hold a conversation. It was better this time. Anything location can do to mitigate extra ambient noise is a good thing

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Anonymous (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Good restaurant for weekday dinner after work. Service was laid back yet attentive, which I enjoyed. Food came out so quickly! Calamari and oysters were delicious. Hate to say it but I didn't love the creme brulee.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Best ciopinio ever

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Disappointing brunch. Omelet was less than delicious with very little inside ingredients.

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DeeAych (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was terrific and the service was impeccable. We were on our way to a show, but didn't feel rushed. Theater was attentive, thoughtful and knowledgeable about the wine and the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place in the early hours of any meal. Prices are a little high but staff is super friendly and fast when they’re not swamped.

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vip12345d (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times. I love the vibe and the feel of MarketBar.
I have always found my food to be good, but the crab and grits dish is a don't do. They need to take it off the menu.

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vipyumornot (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Service was fast and friendly. And the food was outstanding!! Definitely a good find!

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misschris (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Menu has a wide variety of dishes. Love the flexibility of small plates. Good drink specials. Service was great.

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Grayhawkgirl (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Overpriced for mediocre food. Wait staff was very nice & accommodating but unfortunately, I doubt I will return.

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mari (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The service was wonderful. Great attention to detail and customers. The food was delicious!

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vipTastyT (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Saturday lunch menu was awful, the service was poor, and the entire experience was very disappointing!

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Jennifer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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vipJenniferR (San Francisco)
2.0  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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vippfdinner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 27, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 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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vipSweetie (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipFrenchAmerican (Seattle)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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