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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
7:30 PM
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MarketBar

4.1
1245 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • People Watching
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 1245 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was horrible and way too expensive for breakfast

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was my first visit to MarketBar. The food was good and the service was excellent. You can't beat the location, the Ferry Building in SF. We sat indoors so that we could chat, and the restaurant was quiet. We enjoyed our lunch.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Market Bar is one of the rare venues that remains open between lunch and dinner. The tastiest menu item is Deviled Eggs. Unfortunately, the DEs are not available before 3pm, and the 3-6pm menu is brief and offers none of the nice dinner choices. And service is ALWAYS ok but not fast or highly attentive.

The dinner menu is good, the ambience comfortable. Market Bar is one of our reliable go-to options for socializing with friends over a nice meal.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I had a very good lunch at Market Bar. I ordered a Caesar with chicken and it was delicious. The chicken was perfectly cooked, and the salad was fresh and tasty. My friend had the ahi tuna sandwich and loved it. On Wednesday, bottles of wine are half price. What a deal. Our server couldn't have been nicer. She was very accommodating as she knew we hadn't seen one another for a long time and we could linger. Great experience.!!

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The menu was mediocre - there wasn't much to choose from. I ordered a shrimp louie salad, it came out with crab, which I'm allergic.
I wouldn't go back there again.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food good. Service absolutely horrible!
They weren’t that busy when we arrived on a Saturday afternoon.
Server not anyone else ever refilled water glasses, we waited about 15 minutes after finishing our meal to finally catch the eye of our server to ask for the dessert menu. I could go on but you get the idea.

The service was so bad it was laughable!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The fish and chips that I had lacked flavor. Group beside us was so loud, almost shouting as they talked to each other. Price of dinner was not commensurate to the food and dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall good

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good spot, we were seated right away at a nice table. Service was good, although I had to ask 3 times for my beer. Can't beat the location!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was delicious but portion was too small. Daily quiche for Sunday brunch. Excellent. But not nearly enough food on the plate

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

A cold February day; sun shining so we were one of a very few parties under umbrella outside.

Omelette lovely; salad ditto. Expert, unobtrusive service. Terrific people watching of course.

Check it out.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Always consistent. Wonderful to sit on terrace, weather permitting.
The ‘manager’(guy in a suit) is ALWAYS less than friendly to say the least. Despite is negative persona, we continue to return because of convenience to East Bay folks as well as City dwellers.
Wait staff always attentive but seem to change staff frequently.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was awesome

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2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Outdoor patio best part! Server great too

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Best ciopinio ever

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great waiter!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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