The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe
"Breathtaking Bay Bridge views from every table, both indoors and from the "tented patio", makes this Embarcadero seafooder a wonderful place to relax and absorb the beautiful setting, while the Californian fare is deemed well executed."
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Buttermilk Fried Calamari & Rock Shrimp
Day Boat Sea Scallops
Waterfront Clam Chowder
Hobbs Bacon & Point Reyes Manila Clams
Wonderful meal and service
From the time we arrived until we were done, our waitress was very attentive along with the other waiters to refill our water. Food came out hot and very quick too! They sat us at a corner table by the windows over looking the bay. I would definitely come back here again.
Spinach side was a bit spicy.
Terrible service very very pushy waitress very uncomfortable when the waitress came every second to try tell you if your done or if you want something never go back again then telling me here shift was over I need to pay the bill before she is gone I did not make a seen because I was with some family members did not see them for over 20 years plus another waiter came telling me that when are we living be cause the table was reserved and the restaurant was empty
I love this place. Amazing food and amazing view. The best parking in the cuty
Restaurant recently reopened. All staff did a great job. Nice location and geed food.
I am so glad they are back and open again. This is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. The people there are so friendly and fun. The food is always perfectly prepared and delicious. The view from all of the tables is stunning. I bet it would be a great place to work. As with many restaurants they need more folks to join their team...reach out to them! We will back again soon. -Ed
Not a great service. Long waits, had to ask three times before they remember to bring an order. Food is nothing special or tasty.
Bar service and drinks were terrible
We had the good fortune to go to the Waterfront on their re-opening night post pandemic closure. Beautiful views, attentive service and the food was excellent as always. They are keeping doors open so it was a little chilly so bring a wrap.
Lovely first restaurant post pandemic. We were our servers first customers since this virus all began. The food was fresh, the service very attentive and everything felt safe. A good time was had by all.
Our experience at Waterfront was great. I will definitely come back
Great but quite expensive. To be expected for the location perhaps, but overall really enjoyed our lunch in the sun there.
Ambiance is lovely; but food is quite ordinary - good, but ordinary. Service is once again a problem. Last night, when my guest's entree arrived, he asked for a glass of Pinot. 15 minutes later, the glass of wine had still not arrived, and our waiter was nowhere to be seen (the restaurant was NOT crowded). So I asked the "water" waiter to please find our waiter and ask what happened to the wine. 5 minutes later the wine finally arrived, with a shallow, not sincere, apology from our waiter. Sheesh!
the service did not meet my expectations. We had the feeling that they wanted to get rid of us from the restaurant quickly
Great view and atmosphere. Friendly staff and good food.
A new favorite place! The outstanding and friendly service started the moment we came in! Greeted with a big smile we were led to our table with a great view of the bay. Our wait person was friendly, explained the specials. Our drinks came and we ordered. The food was tasty and well presented! The manager Kimberly came by and was very kind and personable. Great food, well priced, great staff. Couldn’t ask for a better dining experience!
Your team that removes the plates are very aggressive. They are willing to interrupt conversations and even reached over in front of one guest to grab the small bread plates while he was still eating.
Excellent service and food quality! Location is outstanding.
Wonderful restaurant. Food, presentation and service were outstanding. We had a window table upstairs and the view of the Bay Bridge was so pretty as we watched the afternoon light turn to night.
Very small crab salad for the price. Way too small and way too expensive. Sorry!
I came to the Waterfront because I had been here before and enjoyed the food. We ate outside for lunch at the time. Thought I’d come back and enjoy a dinner date in The City. Waterfront did not disappoint. We sat inside and not only was the atmosphere was great, but the food, the service and the value included. The staff from the hostesses, the bartender, and waiters were all very professional and nice. I’ll be back.
The service was amazing!! The view was awesome!! Great experience!! Definitely will return! 😊
Very good food. On the expensive side so great for a special occasion. Beautiful views.
My fiancé birthday. She wanted the window view, unfortunately I was told it’s already reserved. However, going up the stairs the back view by the bathrooms was wide open. Also special occasion I would think they would give you an option for window view. I know downstairs was open. But thank you to our server for his kindly service he was wonderful.
Our server read the table well without having to ask us very much. He was a pro. The food was excellent and the view of the bridge was epic.
Not worth the price. Food was good, not great. Great views. Not much else.
My husband and I had a lovely lunch at the Waterfront on Valentines Day. We started with cocktails and both had the special petrale sole which was excellent. We had a great table looking out over the water and weren't rushed to order and had a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the restaurant and would highly recommend to anyone who wants a great meal in a wonderful location.
The view was amazing, the service and food could have been a notch better considering the prices. it was a special occasion so that's why we chose the waterfront....
The food was excellent and the view was fabulous
Ok, We've had clam chowder all of the Bay Area...the chowder here was outstanding, interesting and unique. Out other dishes were really good but nothing to unique and different. When we go out we want to have a dishes we probably couldn't make at home, all of the dishes were just ordinary. But you certainly can't beat the atmosphere and location.
A great birthday dinner.
Great view, great food, great service. Thank you!
Overall we really like this restaurant and will definitely be going back. We sat out in the Enclosed patio and enjoyed the view of the Bay and Bay Bridge. We had the calamari appetizer, and both felt the calamari and shrimp were slightly undercooked. My husband had the Mary's Chicken and it was delicious, I had the fish and chips and the first piece was cooked perfectly, crispy coating on the outside and light flaky fish inside, but on the remaining pieces the coating was more thick and spongy instead of crispy. The fish was light and flaky though. For dessert, we had the sticky toffee pudding, and it was amazing. Overall the service was friendly and timely and we had an enjoyable time.
The servers were attentive at first, but forgot part of our order. After inquiring, it did not arrive until we were done with our entrees. If you go, it’s important to ask for a table upstairs rather than outside in the enclosed patio as will be warmer. View is amazing though!
The WOW factor was OVER THE TOP! Amazing food and view!
Good restaurant overall but is aging. Menu changes rarely and nothing exceptional in service or menu choices. They push lobster mashed potatoes and lobster man-n-cheese, but both are greasy and aren’t really that great - but high profit for the restaurant. Beet salad was heaps of lettuce garnish and maybe 1/4 cup beets, not at all something one would call a salad. Not a bad place, but highly overpriced for the aging menu. I think target audience must be tourists who get sucked in by the view and no harm that they never come back. Service Isn’t bad but for the prices it should be better. Water glasses emptied and were never refilled once. Even got the wrong food delivered and then when we pointed it out they took the food to another table after being served to us. Even things as simple as replacing tableware removed with dirty plates after each course was neglected. Again, not terrible but not great either.
Ambiance is great.
Service is good
It was cold and a inviting in the coveted patio room. I had to wear coat.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 3102 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.