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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.

MarketBar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (10)
Scenic View (9)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Waterfront (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tapas (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great waiter!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·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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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Nice place for weekend brunch. A little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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