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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.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and public lots in the area.
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
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.
MarketBar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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