Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant
The "Piers" extensive menu has something for everyone using the freshest ingredients. There's Angus Prime Rib, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, lamb shanks, juicy hamburgers, pork chops, sandwiches, salads, fresh oysters, our own famous clam chowder and much much more! There's even a separate menu just for the kids too!
Great food for the price. Gorgeous views. Fantastic staff. Well set up bzr
Great place for family dinners
The cocktails (especially the pomegranate martini) were delicious. Not too sweet with a nice amount of alcohol. The food was bland. Our waitress was attentive, but our water was never refilled.
Very nice and quiet and with excellent view of the bay and San Francisco. Our servers are excellent and very helpful. We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner for my sister.
Always love eating here good food good service and the price is right.
We were returning to the Tri-Valley from San Francisco and wanted a restaurant with a water view. We chose Pier 29 from the OpenTable map because of its location and were very pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 5:30 so were able to order from the "Early Bird" menu which is a bargain. Meals come with soup or salad and dessert and are under $20. My filet of sole was perfectly cooked as were the vegetables. As an added bonus, the view of San Francisco from the front of the restaurant is outstanding!
Ok. Nothing special.
Food was great and so was the service.
Do not go. Service was horrendous. Food mediocre. Nothing positive to say.
First we we were surprised to even get a reservation. Once we arrived, we received a table by the window. A plus. Then the service, food, and price was icing in the cake. A wonderful Valentine’s Day Dining experience. Thank you Pier 29 restaurant and staff.
Before 7PM on Valentine’s Day, they ran out of one of their specials for the day.
It was the best food I've ever try very classy very delicious had a variety of choices on the menu I enjoyed my complete meal from the beginning to the end and still was able to eat my dessert the value is a good price I would definitely go there again
We dined on a Monday evening in January, after the sun had set so were unable to enjoy the view. The restaurant had very few people in it. It is a nice place and will return someday.
We waited for menus, waited to have our orders taken and waited for the food to arrive, well over an hour. We were there over two hours! No explanation given and no attention by the waitress.
Interesting menu options of steaks, chops, seafood including scallops. Super friendly helpful waitress experience. Cool to see the aquariums with variety of fish and coral. Early dinner experience available at lower $ too.
Needs updating big time. Such a fabulous location. The wine list looks like it came from Nebraska with white Zinfandel another choice wines that are hard to believe
Wish they would put money into it as the food is actually good as it is the service but it’s so dated like it came from the 70s
Nice location. Expected more from other reviews. Short on staff nothing special as expected. Will not return.
Several years ago I remembered how good the chicken fried steak tasted. I ordered this again and was so disappointed. The gravy tasted like it was made with margarine...
Otherwise, the restaurant is clean and the wait staff friendly. Other members of our party ordered fried chicken and thought it was good. Just do something to improve your chicken fried steak gravy...use butter instead of margarine?
The food is very good, with an extensive menu, the service is always excellent, and prices are moderate. The setting by the marina is pleasant. The view of San Francisco from the front of the restaurant is one of the best. Parking is easy.
Enjoy this restaurant very much. Good is good and service is excellent. Will definitely recommend.
A friend from out of town was visiting.
It was great as always, however, they did not receive my Open Table Reservation. It was not a problem, since they had tables available. Thanks
Relaxing view of the harbor. Our server thoughly knew the menu and she was delightful.
My wife had the sole with shrimp and crab and I had salmon. Both great. Nice spring salad also.
Definitely will be back.
Food was very good. Service could have been better. One salad had some brown lettuce but everything else was great. Thank you
Eggs Benedict had hard yoke.
All food average.
Nice staff, great biew
We have eaten at Pier 29 many times. It has a great view and very extensive menu. The Teriaki Pork Loin is excellent.
Bar service for Oysters and a drink before dinner was great. Service at dinner was poor at best, I am assuming not enough servers. Ordered the steamed clams (house specialty). The flavor was terrible, and the clams rubbery. I ate one and put them aside, 15 min later the waiter came back to the table. I told him about the clams, he said ok and cleared the table and dropped off the bill. What a joke. Great business model. I am guessing no one other than the waiter knows, or knew I was unhappy.
Servers were very nice. I tried sand dabs for the first time (would not recommend). It was a really beautiful place and after the sun sets the view of the bay is amazing. I would highly recommend this place for those that love seafood as everyone (other than myself) loved their meals, and from the taste they shared I understood why.
Went on a Sunday night and it was not at all crowded. Excellent service.
Service was so slow it was remarkable. Food was alright but not a knockout. I guess I just expected too much from such a pretty location.
Based on the descriptions on OpenTable, we had anticipated a more upscale environment and cuisine. It turned out to be a nice family-level restaurant that caters to locals and boasts great views of the Marina. The menu is expansive and provides a wide range of items. It is not a fine-dining destination
: our entrees were rather ordinary, but everyone we saw there seemed to be enjoying their food and experience.
It was a wonderful experience for taking both my Mother and Granddaughter out for a Girls Night Out. Thank you
I have been wanting to come here for a while since the view and location look ideal. I also love looking for brunch places on the island that take reservations. Well now I know why they do, because it's super empty. We went for Saturday brunch and sat outside. The best part about the restaurant is it's location on the Pier. That's where it ends. The food was bad (we ordered omelets, scramble and chicken fried steak), it was dry and super plain. The service was subpar. They were either understaffed (if I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt) or just super slow. My meal came out wrong, but since we had already waited so long, I had to keep it because we had to leave for another appointment. When the check came I asked if he would take off my drink least since my meal was not what I ordered, and he did. We will not be back unless they have a new chef or menu, which is a shame because sitting outside looking at the pier was very lovely.
food are great plenty of parking awesome view. service was good very attentive
We were excited to try the restaurant. But from the moment we stepped in we were disappointed. They were not busy even though it was a weekend eve, yet it took several minutes before anyone acknowledged us and even longer to get seated although there were tables open. The gentleman who sat us, owner maybe?, didn’t even provide us with menus to peruse, but himself sat down at a table near us to chat with other customers. A full 20 minutes later a young man with a sour expression and who also didn’t speak to us, came with water with scant ice, and a very small portion of fairly bland bread with nearly frozen butter packs. We finally went back to the front and got our own menus! Our waitress was scampering all over the floor and I believe she may have been the only one for the entire restaurant as we saw no one else taking care of the diners and no one helping her. Once she was finally able to get to us, nearly 45 minutes in restaurant at this time, she was extremely sweet and caring and was indeed the only pleasant aspect of the entire night. Our drink order was taken and then delivered. The mojito was full of chopped mint vs a sprig of muddled mint and was undrinkable. Appetizers were good but not at value. The bay shrimp are bought frozen then thawed! The clam chowder was tasty but the first round had hair in it and none of the bowls had even one piece of clam! I ordered the prime rib, which is the main reason we came, rare and the fattier the better. What I got was obviously a piece of meat that had been pre cut then warmed at some point. It arrived to me cold, grayish pink and juiceless. A proper slab of prime rib should be warm, cooked around the perimeter, red in the center and gushing juices. Such a disappointment. A $30 cut of meat that was barely fit to eat. They served a cream horseradish sauce vs real horseradish that was bland and old. Throughout the two hour plus stay our waitress remained a true delight and will be the only reason I would ever return.
Food server was efficient but was rushing around, restaurant looked short handed and hat evening. Table behind us waited at least ten minutes for menus and left.
Beautiful view, decent dining experience. All tables provide a waterfront view. Service was slow despite the restaurant not seeming to be very busy. The menu was expansive and our food was good, but not extraordinary.
Terrible service - the waitress was slow, didn’t refill drinks, etc
The food was very good and the water views are beautiful. The service was excellent - friendly and helpful.
The space could use a little "refresh" as it is very dated. Also, when you are paying these kinds of prices, one would expect that you wouldn't have paper place-mats and little plastic "to-go" type containers that you serve ketchup, cocktail sauce, or aoili in.
Prime rib, now only on weekends, is always good. Other dishes are so so. Service was usually pretty fast but had an off day. Waited more than 30 minutes for entree.