Waterbar

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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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Waterbar will offer an a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner on Valentine's Day.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The wine I ordered was spoiled ... the salad has 3 shrimp in it ... very disappointing experience...

NK
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve never had a bad meal at Waterbar. Consistently a great experience.

AT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food. Excellent place to bring family members from out of town.

Waterbar
Responded 3 hours ago

Thanks so much AaaaaT! Rich T.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great superb food! Excellent execution in seafood and tasty deserts. Had the special lunch at discount to try, and would definitely be back on a special occasion.
Wonderful service.

RO
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made the reservation for my wife's 65th birthday. She loves seafood, and this place is ranked one of the best in SF. Arrived about 20 minutes early, and our table was not ready. we went to be seated in the bar, and each had a cocktail. They seemed to be well-crafted. About 20 minutes later, we were shown to our table, which had a view of the Bay Bridge. Our waitress, Precious, was very knowledgeable and gracious explaining the menu. We opted for the petit seafood tower and then picked our entrees. The seafood tower (tray really) had oysters, clams, tiger prawns, and dungeness crab, all very well prepared. For the entree, I had the fresh swordfish and my wife had the tuna tartare, one of her favorites. We had a glass of champagne (Nicolas Feuillate) to start, a white Sancerre with dinner. Dessert was Sticky Toffee Pudding,
something I hadn't had since a trip to London. Everything was great all the food very enjoyable. My only
criticism, if I have one, is that I called the restaurant ahead of time and told them specifically that it was
my wife's birthday. While the staff all knew and acknowledged my wife's birthday with greetings, there was no complimentary dessert with candles, singing, etc. I was a bit disappointed by this. However, overall, the meal was superb, and I would happily go there again!

Waterbar
Responded 3 hours ago

We thank you so much for the detailed comments and for enjoying! Rich T.

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d
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the views and ambiance at this restaurant. The food is always quality even if it is over-priced. reasonable wine list, but the reason to go is for the atmosphere.

Waterbar
Responded 2 hours ago

Thanks davidm! Our kind regards, Rich T.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience5

We specifically mentioned this was our marriage anniversary and asked to make it special. There was nothing special done.. didnt even get us a seat by the window. We just couldn’t believe how an upscale restaurant can be like this..Horrible experience

LS
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Second great experience in three weeks. We started with two dozen of the chef's daily oyster special. Small, sweet oysters, and delicious. Served with Roederer sparking wine. All three main dishes were delicious, two were different specials. The calamari with beans was unusual and extremely tasty. The toffee/chocolate desert was amazing. We drank Handlery Pinot Noir. An extremely outstanding luncheon. We will be back. Jim was our waiter and he could not have been nicer or knowledgeable.

Waterbar
Responded 3 hours ago

Hello LadySomerset, That sounds like such a nice lunch that you enjoyed with Jim. Great to hear and thanks for the repeat visits and your support! Best Regards, Rich T.

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s
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The location and ambiance of Waterbar can't be beat. Since I don't eat oysters, shellfish or pork, it was probably the wrong restaurant for me. They took the oyster out of the salad and exchanged the pancetta vinaigrette for champagne vinaigrette; it almost worked. The tuna dish was excellent. A lot of the main dishes for some unexpected reason had some version of pork included. Service was excellent. It is a good restaurant, but not for me.

Waterbar
Responded 3 hours ago

Hello slip, We are certainly a Sustainable Seafood restaurant, so we will be sorry to miss you. Thanks, Rich T.

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MW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I've had drinks and appetizers at the bar many times, this was my first time having a sit-down meal. The food was excellent and the service was professional and personable. I'm happy to see the quality of the food and service matches the gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge.

Waterbar
Responded 3 hours ago

Hello MichaelW, Yes, we offer a great guest experience in the dining room! Thanks for the kind words and see us soon! Rich T.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the SF Restaurant Week Lunch special, would highly recommend this to everyone.

Waterbar
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks RichardD! Come see us for brunch as well! Rich T.

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OT
China
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seafood is fresh but service is soso

5
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Everything was great and the service was amazing!

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

See us soon 51! Best, Rich T.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience.
Loved the Branzino and duck.
Will be back.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Many thanks Joeb, Rich T.

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful setting and a well trained staff who were knowledgeable and attentive to our special requests.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing Steve, Our best, Rich T,

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Wish the Waiter would sing to the birthday guests.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Ha! Sorry, none us possess the talent for that! Thanks for celebrating with us! Rich T.

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our restaurant for special occasions for all the usual reasons. The location is lovely, the service is efficient, helpful and informative without being intrusive, the food is good, we can hear ourselves talking. Nearby tables don't seem to intrude. There is never a missing piece of silverware, or an unfilled water glass. Unless you are looking for extreme formality and elaborate cooking this restaurant is perfect.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

We love to hear all the reasons why! Thanks so very much Rooney, Best, Rich T.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get-together for us. It was

ZD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Samel, was terrific. Highly recommend, and we will repeat.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

We will share with Samael and we thank you! Rich T.

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SO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stevie was an incredible server !!! We got to take 3 hours to drink & dine !!!

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Sountru, for the kind words that we will haply share with Stevie. Our staff is wonderful and we are happy you enjoyed one of our many service stars. Best, Rich T.

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DT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. The staff was amazing from our Host,waiter and bus person. Food was great the partial view of the Bay Bridge was amazing. The place is not cheep between me and my wife the bill was over $400.00 plus an extra $20 for the bus person he was entertaining us the whole night. Our seat was against the back wall next to one of the aquariums. I'm not sure why we where placed there when there where nicer tables available with better views. Maybe it was how we were dressed over casual. But rest assure my boots cost $400 my wallet that holds my cards cost me $1200 my wife's LV was over 6k. My wife loved our table because it was far away from the fake money and cheep suits. Again the staff was amazing but be prepared to spend $$$ otherwise you may leave disappointed and hungry with a lesson learned at $200 for a dinner for two. Yes I would go back just for the staff and maybe request a kitchen table if they have one. Please try the Octopus in XO sauce

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Dyna, Please let us know if you have any preferences and we will always do our best to try and provide what you enjoy. Our best, Rich T.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an early birthday dinner. We had the roasted seafood, chef’s choice oysters. The Host and wait staff were attentive and professional.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks very much Joanie, Our best, Rich T.

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LS
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was terrific. We enjoyed the Chef's Oysters with Roederer Rose Sparkling wine. Superb! Followed by two new items on the menu: Poached Eggs with Polenta, and Tuna Ceviche, with an
order of French Fries. All seasoned beautifully and the taste was terrific. A bottle of Handley Pinot Noir went so well with those two dishes. Our waitperson was Eric. So attentive, knew his wines and was a pleasure to spend time with. A most enjoyable dining experience.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

A beautiful brunch with great service! We appreciate the recognition and will share with Eric. Sincere thanks, Rich T.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you hope when you are near the water. Perfect place for a date or just want top tier food.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received excellent service and the quality of the food was top notch. This is definitely a perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

Waterbar
Responded on January 20, 2020

Many thanks Angela! Rich T.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to take a date, if you really like her. ok if you want to get laid this is the place

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks DonaldB! Rich T.

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NT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time. The food was uniformly great- tasty and complex. Our waiter was fantastic! We had interesting and varied courses- the Fall radicchio salad was amazing with the roasted pork belly. The Muscovy duck dish could have served 4, and we got only a half duck. And, finally, because it was my birthday, my bowl of sorbet was comped- a nice touch. The wine by-the-glass menu is excellent- I had the Roederer Brut Rose and Penner-Ash Pinot noir, perfect for our courses. It was a memorable meal and evening!

K
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service at the bar and table. The menu is limited but full of lovely delicious choices. We had the Branzino, beet salad, oysters, and mushrooms. All superb. Beautiful interior and great views of the bridge.

LJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views

DW
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view (of the bay bridge).

CD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I go every year to Cirque du Soleil and then a nice dinner. Waterbar was an awesome end to our day.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Nice combo night and thanks so much CarolynD! Our best, Rich T.

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DA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a fantastic venue that is centrally located in the Townsend and Embarcadero area of SF. They have a phenomenal oyster selection and wine list to choose from. I would recommend Waterbar.

Waterbar
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you Danielle, Rich T.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have to say the little touches the management took and our high energy server Nick had for my birthday were great. The personalized birthday card is greatly appreciated. I'd like to say thank you to the staff, chef, for the excellent black cod and the fresh imperial seafood platter brought to our table. Absolutely delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to (that’s saying something as I live in Los Angeles). Thank you Waterbar for making our anniversary special!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time going . Location and view were great. Stuff were very nice and accommodating to us. The food was good, but the champagne glasses were not chilled. I enjoyed our experience, but the prices were a little high.
I will go back, but won’t get the champagnes again.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a birthday celebration but not once did they express happy birthday wishes :( But over all love this place!

MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely as always. But I didn’t give the highest rating because we got really messy cracking our hard lobster claws. This is fine dining with fine dining prices. People come to celebrate occasions and dress up/put jewelry on. We did not appreciate having to crack our own lobster claws. They should have at least been pre cracked. Cracking lobster claws is appropriate for casual, seaside dining, with bibs. The lobster was fresh and delicious though! And don’t get me wrong, it can be enjoyable to crack lobster claws with company but in the right setting.

Thank you very much!

Waterbar
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thanks you Maria, Note that we will service your lobster upon request. We hope to see you soon, Best Regards, Rich T.

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CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience and ambiance.

Waterbar
Responded on January 16, 2020

Many thanks Corey! Rich T.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service. Attentive staff, knowledgeable servers, outstanding food and oh the views! Really up’d my service expectations for the next time I dine somewhere. Very accommodating to our requests, stunning dining room, and did I mention outstanding service? We felt like royalty

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