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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Waterfront Clam Chowder
Hobbs Bacon & Point Reyes Manila Clams
King Salmon Burger
Tartar Sauce, Arugula, & Sweet Potato Fries
Rock Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Crab, & Bay Scallops
Food was just ok, nothing special.
Margarita was horrible.
I am so grateful to have this wonderful restaurant back at last. I love the convenience of the valet parking right there, but I enjoyed the best mussels ever and I am a connoisseur of that particular shellfish. The view was perfect and so was the service. I am a loyal customer who will return many more times.
Excellent experience and great view!
Great seating right by the window/view of water
Food was amazing (homemade seafood linguine, clam chowder, crab mashed potatoes, special salmon with lobster mashed potatoes)
10/10 would come again
Birthday lunch after cruise around the Bay
We are never disappointed for our quarterly lunch gathering at The Waterfront! We all went out of the box and tried the pizzas and they were delicious. The crust is not thick and the sauce had the perfect blend of spices. Looking forward to coming back in December!
Romantic ambiance. Seated upstairs right by the window with a view of the bay bridge. Cocktails and food were incredible, namely the seafood pasta which was to die for!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, food was great service was great I would highly recommend the restaurant. If you go ask to sit in Wendy section she’s absolutely the best server ever, very kind and attentive. It’s a beautiful restaurant with a great view.
I was very happy they asked for are Covid vaccine cards and identification to ensure they matched and of course we had are mask on and so did all the employees. We will be going back. 😊
Great seafood restaurant on the water with views of the Bay Bridge.
I had a delicious shrimp and Dungeness crab Cobb salad and my husband had their salmon burger at our recent lunch here. We enjoyed both with a lovely Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc while looking out on the Bay and enjoying the Blue Angels fly over for Fleet Week.
The setting and the food would be hard to beat!
Just WONDERFUL as usual! We had the best time. The food was beyond delicious, the service excellent, and the views spectacular, especially yesterday viewing the Air Show while drinking your excellent champagne. Our waitress, Wendie, was so kind and attentive, the very best. Linda also was so welcoming both on the phone and in-person. Thank you for making our anniversary so special and unforgettable. We will think of it often and surely be back soon.
I've been going there all my life with my parents and now my own family. It is my favorite place anywhere.
Great food, great service from greeter to waiter!!! ... And of course great view!
Enjoyed the Magnificent view of the Bay with a delicious Dungeness Crab Sandwich! Gracious service and top quality food prepared beautifully=perfect!
Nice view of the bay. Mostly seafood and fish on the menu. I had King Salmon and my wife had Alaskan Halibut. Both were very good.
Nice hostess, beautiful view but the server was cold and indifference. He didn't make us feel welcome instead we felt like a burden to him.
The entree and drink was good. The main course was underwhelming.
Great location with views from almost every spot in the dining room and at the bar plus a great outdoor dining patio. Have been a few times. Last night I had the Pier7 Margarita (delish and a favorite!) and the halibut which was fantastic. Good wine selection too.
Very good experience.
Waiter spread too thin. Compromised his ability to provide good service.
The staff there were very kind and the food was great! It was the perfect t ambiance for a romantic evening out. Would definitely recommend if you want good service and great tasting food and desert!
As always, The Waterfront restaurant was excellent in ambiance, personal service, delicious food and comfort. I have enjoyed this establishment since the late 1970's and it has only improved throughout the years. Wonderful experience for both locals and visitors from out of town.
Perfectly fine food but nothing out of the ordinary or exciting
Came with the recommendation, the Food was great! This review isn't about the food but about the service we had to wait for about 30-40 min at the table, it wasn't crowded afternoon for lunch and had to ask other servers coming to other tables to get our server to attend us. It was our anniversary and wasn't a great experience and wouldn't prefer to come back
Wendy was wonderful. really added to making our evening special
Found this gem of a restaurant down on the Waterfront few blocks from the Hyatt. Service was great, food was delicious and the view of Bay Bridge outstanding. Prices were moderate to expensive but nothing over the top. Highly recommend.
Our favorite restaurant in SF. Our first time back in almost 2 years. Its good to be back.
I booked a table for one for an early dinner. Service was lovely and attentive, and my meal was excellent. I was taken by friends to two much fancier SF restaurants, and honestly I had a much better meal at Waterfront. I’ll be back next trip.
This restaurant has been around for a long time. There’s a reason for that. It’s very good. Seafood done well.
My friends and I did a girls trip and wanted something fancy, with a beautiful view and this place was perfect. The view is absolutely breath taking. I love that it also is in the city. So you have the city on your right and the water and Bay bridge on your left. The service was professional and they were also kind. The food was very good as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone going to San Francisco.
The server - Joel - was amazing. He knew his craft, was fun and gave amazing service. As always - the food was excellent.
This is our favorite place, for any time or for special events. It never disappoints.
Lovely view of the bay.
The food was equal or possibly less to the taste of those on the pier. The staff was super nice and the setting is relaxing and even romantic for two. However, the piers clam chowder was better in my opinion.
Vey nice restaurant with beautiful view and the staffs is great service. We have great food.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the food this time. The wait staff was excellent, however.
Please update your COVID guidelines online and let people know about bringing their Vaccinations card for Dine in. Not everyone lives in SF county
Went for the day boat scallops They were not on the menu. Chicken dinner replacement was poor.
Food was delicious. Took a while to get noticed but once we ordered, it worked out, finished with nutella nut pie.
Great service! The waitress made my sons 17th bday super special,
The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 3188 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.