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Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
11:30 PM
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The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

4.3
2360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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ZAGAT 2015
"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."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday:
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00PM to 9:30PM
Sunday: 1130AM to 9:00PM
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Phone number
(415) 391-2696
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What 2360 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Claire (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Delicious crab; great food overall. Great location!

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Douger (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday and a close couple whose wife was also having her birthday. We were seated soon after arrival in the covered patio area with the most beautiful view of the bay. Appetizers of shrimps were delicious. The salmon special of the day was delicious, which 3 of us ordered; the other person ordered swordfish which he enjoyed immensely. It is a wonderful place for that special occasion!

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tkinfo (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food, service was excellent. View was great. Great if you love seafood.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Very satisfied with the meal and ambiance. Upstairs was a little dark but fine.

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vipHawaii476 (Cincinnati)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Amazing evening... food, ambiance, service & view! Perfect evening to see the Supermoon! Great way to wind down our trip in CA!! :-)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Rang in the New Year here, food was amazing and the view was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Cesar the manager was very attentive and seating us at our reservation time on s very business evening oh New Years Eve!

The view was breath taking!

Debra

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JeffH (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I have dined at the “Waterfront” for 16yrs, and have always had a lovely time. However, this reservation was on New Year’s Eve, and not only did the food seem rushed, but immediately upon opening our second bottle of champagne, the waiter informed us that the manager needed us to vacate our table. They needed to seat another group; and when I asked “Where should we move to? Our champagne has just been poured!” The waiter just looked blankly and walked away. I was appalled; our receipt was well over $500, and the gaul to tell us to vacate with no help in moving not only the champagne, but our 3 children’s hot chocolates, was terrible. Needless to say, after 16yrs, we will no longer dine at the “Waterfront”; instead we will go to the “Water Bar”, where the service is truly impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious, but the portions were very small for the price. I spent close to $300 on lunch for 3 people. Only 1 person had 2 glasses of house Chardonnay ($16 for both glasses which is reasonable). The rest of the price was the cost of food. Also, they do not validate parking unlike several other great restaurants on the Wharf.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner of the last night in San Francisco during our holidays.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday:
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00PM to 9:30PM
Sunday: 1130AM to 9:00PM
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Cross street
Broadway
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 391-2696
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Catering
Full Prix Fix dining menus available, custom-made for your event. Let us help you with all the planning for your special or corporate event. We have Private Rooms available with a Private Bar, a separate kitchen from our Main Dining, Private Restrooms, Expansive views of the Bay, including the Bay Bridge Lights, all accessible via stairs or our private elevator.
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Parking details
$14
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Public transit
F- Line stops in front every 15 minutes, daily until midnight.
10 minutes walking distance from Bart.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm.

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