Waterbar

4.6
7254 reviews
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Seafood
Waterbar is a seafood-centric restaurant located on the waterfront with spectacular panoramic views of the bay and city skyline, exceptional design, and a menu of the freshest sustainable fish and seafood. Featuring stunning outdoor (dog-friendly) dining on the waterfront patio, a relaxed atmosphere and floor-to-ceiling circular aquariums filled with an eye-catching array of fish and marine life from the Pacific Ocean. Waterbar is not to be missed.
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Sun - Mon 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Wed 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmospher, meal, and service - not rushed. Loved it!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great food just small portions

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was quite slow, one order of fish arrived cold and portions were generally small. While the place is pleasant, we wouldn't return.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The lobster was dry, but everyone thought all the other dishes were excellent (6 people). I think I would stick with fish dishes and go elsewhere for shellfish. The Halibut two of us had was delicious. The noise level was deafening and I couldn't even hear people on the other side of our table. Our waiter was good, but there was an over-long break between the desert menus and the order. As the dining room we were in cleared out, the noise level died way down and we were finally able to hear each other - much more enjoyable. Enjoyed watching the bridge light show.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a small table of 3 and had difficulty hearing each other talk, so it made for a poor ambiance. Also the air conditioning was cranked really high, so it was freezing cold over our table. I probably won't dine there for quite sometime. The service was great and food was good. Very small portions though.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proposal was perfect

SF
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nothing better than the patio here on a beautiful day. Great service. Food was very good: ceviche with melon, poached eggs with crab on fried green tomatoes, perfectly cooked cod. The only below average vote was the peach shortcake. Could have had more peaches, and the shortcake had the wrong texture and overly sweet flavor.

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The evening was good but was slightly disappointed with the amount of lobster that was served for the price. There should be more lobster meat when advertising 1 1/2lbs of lobster for $68.

N
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent quality food and exceptional service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Excellent food, exceptionnel fishes; the service had an intimate knowledge of the plates and drinks. Very noisy including the terrasse. Great view on the bay bridge lights. Could make an effort to make sure one very noisy table of hosts doesn’t spoil the 200$ diner of the others’ hosts.

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister’s birthday

R
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the Bay view patio. Great sea food done exceptionally well and presented beautifully. Blue fin Tuna was cooked to perfection and salad with figs was excellent. Excellent service.

q
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table ready although we arrived early. EVERY SINGLE member of wait staff wished us a Happy Anniversary. Very impressive. Waiters recommendations were outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service from Stevie our waitress, along with the hostess and busser. Super friendly and professional staff helped made our anniversary lunch very special. Thank you all for a wonderful experience!!

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great summer location for dining out.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible location. It had the most beautiful view of the bridge as well as lovely fish tanks to gaze at inside. The waiting staff was also very pleasant. In my personal opinion this is a must attend venue when visiting the Bay.

DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with friends that flew in from Florida to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

We all had a wonderful time, good food and our server Caesar was terrific!

n
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently fabulous! I try to have lunch here every few weeks. The cooking is very innovative and the chef creates delicious seafood dishes.
The service is outstanding.
It is also a gorgeous restaurant with beautiful views of the Bay.

JS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is tremendous. The cocktails are tasty. the service exceptional and the food delicious. I also had a slight change in my reservation and the host and hostess were extremely kind and accommodating. I highly recommend Waterbar.

L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views of the Bay Bridage lights, lovely ambiance and great food!

SW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish we’ve ever had in a restaurant: halibut and White Sea bass. Excellent service. Good value.

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Belka atmosfera in una location bellissima con vista sul Bay Bridge.
Cibo buono anche se il pesce eta troppo cotto

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KD
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a moment it is to arrive at Waterbar at sunset and watch the Bay Bridge light up and do its dance! This restaurant was amazing and the food and service were outstanding. It is a San Francisco must!

ML
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waterbar was outstanding! My boyfriend and I went there for our anniversary, and they made it the most special night for us! We received complimentary prosecco and dessert with our meal. The food was incredible and the view and ambience are unbeatable. Our server was extremely knowledgeably about the menu and attentive to our needs.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Charged us $20 to cut a 16th birthday cake. Other than that was mice

CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place!!! Terrific oysters. Pasta dish was tasteful!!! I will come back

RS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been to the water bar many times.
Each time your service staff were rude
We put up with it because we enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant and the oysters are great.
But you need to do something about your snobby hostesses and waiters !

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff & Server were superb.

IN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

It is only worth going for the view. For the price we expected better service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honey moon

LE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I, as well as many of our best friends, absolutely love the Waterbar.

The ambiance is over the top, as is the service.

We also love to watch the beautiful lights on the Bay Bridge.0

Truly the Best.

BZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Waterbar many times and it is consistently outstanding! Fabulous food and spectacular views. It's such a romantic place for special occasions and a great place to go when you want amazing fish, a massive selection of oysters and a really cool atmosphere.

K
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her bday and the staff made our night! Chance and team, made the "extra effort" look effortless as they worked together to make her night special. The food was very good and our oysters were the best we have had in quite some time. Next time we are in town, we will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Waterbar. It's always great!

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great meal. Service was a bit off...waiter forgot a few things and we got our apps before our cocktails. But it was a very enjoyable evening and the setting can’t be beat!

OT
Munich
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Godd but expensive nice view

RF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the restaurant, been there many, many times. Service was good and food was excellent!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

54th anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Lunchtime. Out of menu items. Overall it was ok

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