• Please observe our house policy of a 2 HOUR MAXIMUM per party.
• DUE TO COVID-19 OR WEATHER ALL RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR DELAY.
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Chilled Maine Lobster Roll
old bay french fries, lemon aïoli, chives
Seared Sea Scallops
butternut squash purée, crisp brussels sprouts, apple
Ahi Tuna Tartare
nori cracker, miso pickled cucumber, dashi gelée, fried garlic chili oil
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
A 3-course prix-fixe menu will be served for Mother's Day brunch ($55 per person plus tax & 20% auto gratuity). Beverages are charged on consumption. A la carte menu ONLY available for dinner.
Sat outside- heat lamps available.
all COVID requirements followed.
Bottle of French Rosé - paired nicely with meal
Cheese plate: do not recommend as a sharing appetizer but sufficient for individual. pairs nicely with the sourdough bread
Halibut and scallops highly recommend!!
Our server Marcos was such a lovely person, the entire staff was very attentive and polite. Food was amazing compliments to the chef!
The service was very fast, servers were very kind and attentive and the setting was beautiful .
Wine and food are good, but overpriced for what you get, based on other upscale restaurants. No parking or valet is available on site, so plan for a walk from other street or parking ramp parking. Wait staff was, at best, inattentive. I expected better for the incredibly high prices.
Beautiful view! Incredible ambiance/atmosphere! High quality food if you like seafood just limited choices!
We had a very special anniversary lunch here, outside. The service was absolutely outstanding. The right mix of friendly and efficiency. The noise level was only high because this lovely restaurant is very close to the Bay Bridge. There is a wonderful view. The outside dining situation feels very safe and is quite nice. This restaurant is expensive- as you'd expect considering the location.
Thanks so much for celebrating with us Laurien! Best, Rich T.
Buen servicio y la comida deliciosa, el mejor ambiente de la ciudad con una vista única!!
We received excellent customer service. The food was delicious. The view of the bay bridge was amazing and a great way to dine while in San Francisco.
Beautiful restaurant but the food is very average and very over priced. I would recommend enjoying a cocktail and appetizers there while soaking up the view and then heading somewhere else for lunch or dinner
Great night in San Francisco Bay! The services were exceptional. We enjoyed the date. Thank you!!!
The food is great! Love the oysters but the crab cocktail is amazing too! Definitely recommend for sea food lovers! The view of the waterfront and all of the people there are just lovely.
Lovely venue, good service, decent food. But omfg, this was in no way worth the price. There are far better options available
Wonderful spot on the Embarcadero — you can almost touch the Bay Bridge. Attractive shade and non-shaded areas outside, which was very welcome. The lunch was wonderful, especially if you appreciate seafood!
LOVELY WAY TO SPEND OUR EASTER HOLIDAY, THE MENU WAS VARIED, THE WHOLE MEAL OUTSTANDING.
Amazing food and service! great views. Would come back again
What a great place to celebrate an anniversary! Great views, delicious food and incredible service. Go for the oysters and any of the fish options. Can't wait to return.
We wanted a reputable seafood meal while visiting San Fran. This place was phenomenal. The views made it extra special
Terrific as always! The featured oysters were plump and meaty. There were new twists on old favorites. And the service was fantastic!
The service and views were incredible, but that does not compensate for the terrible food we were served. My husband and I ended up sick from it. Never again.
Lovely place with great views! The food was amazing, and the service impeccable. On the pricey side, but still strongly recommend.
Great food, very experienced waiter who know the wine list very well
We had a spectacular view of the Bay Bridge and shoreline from our table. Excellent service from the hostess to our servers. Delicious offerings (we had the oysters (two different kinds), squid and beet salad for starters followed by swordfish and halibut) perfect portions.
The COVID-19 conditions (two hour max at your table; 6 feet between diners; mask wearing; etc.) did not prevent us from enjoying a safe and wonderful dining experience.
Excellent cocktails. Food was all excellent. Good spacing between tables outside. Was a bit chilly (even with jacket, scarf & hat on). There was a standing heater hear us, but it wasn't giving off nearly enough heat to keep us comfy.
We love this place. Perfect for special occasions and nice dates. The food was amazing as always! A bit of a blip in service at first as the servers were all in a meeting when we arrived, took about 15 minutes for a server to see us but then it was seamless after that! Will definitely be back soon :)
The daily oysters were such a good deal! They had amazing attentive service and someone was there to serve us as soon as we finished a dish or drink. 10/10!
Love their Maine lobster roll & raw oysters, friendly & attentive service. Beautiful Bay view. My favorite SF seafood restaurant.
Amazing service with an exquisite view of the Oakland bridge
We love WaterBar, but we’re not happy to have to wait 15 minutes for an outdoor table that we had reserved a week in advance... Other than that, the food was excellent and the service good
Beautiful view, friendly knowledgeable staff and good food.
Great outdoor patio with million dollar view. Staff warm & professional — great service - BEST LOBSTER BISQUE - pass on the gem salad, sadly no flavor, super boring
Great food, beautiful views, and attentive service! Love having lunch there!!!
Excellent food and service. It was such a treat to dine out and it was a lovely experience. Staff was friendly and practiced safe Covid protocols
Discriminated in every way possible that I can think of! Outcast!
Horrible service, made reservations at 6:45 but didn’t get seated until after 7, and 2 other parties who came in after us were seated before us! The waiter was nice! Overall, Negative experience!
Great to be by the water on a lovely evening. Our Waiter was outstanding and did all he could to ensure that we had a lovely time. Unfortunately I don't remember his name but he was very professional and was I think training someone too.
That is Cesar and he is great! Many thanks Rollingstone! Best, Rich T.
We sat outside, upstairs. We had a beautiful view of the Bay. The service was exceptional, as was our meal.
Thank you SariS! Our best, Rich T.
Customer service was excellent Pete and his team we’re extremely professional the food was delicious and they were kind enough to honor the nurse that was in our party thank you all so much and God bless you
For our first dinner out in a year, Waterbar provided the perfect dining experience. Sitting almost on the water was so delightful especially with full moon rising. From the front door to our wonderful server and the support team, the staff really enhanced our experience. And the FOOD was excellent. Squid,octupus, scallops and fries! Couldn’t have been better!
Wonderful food wonderful atmosphere still still following Covid procedures to keep everyone safe the staff and customers.
The only downside is the markup they can put on the food given the outstanding location of the restaurant. But to be clear, it's still worth it. Want to eat seafood with a view while dressing slightly fancier than tech industry casual? This is your spot.
Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.
Waterbar is rated 4.6 stars by 8131 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.