• DUE TO COVID-19 OR WEATHER ALL RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR DELAY.
• San Francisco municipal law requires guests to wear a face covering when not actively eating, drinking, or when a staff member approaches the table.
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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
We were celebrating our daughters graduation.
Gorgeous restaurant with great outdoor heaters. BUT Grilled sole way overcooked. Charred and dry. Waiter was very personable but then completely disappeared. Never checked back after mains delivered. Kept on walking past us. Never offered desert menu or coffee. Disappointed considering the prices.
We ate outdoors and it was warm enough and quiet enough. We had the frito micro which was very tasty. I thought the lobster bisque was more like a consome. The main course, cod, was very nice. It was served with beans, artichoke and mashed potatoes. All in all, it was a very tasty meal.
We were given the choice og inside or outside dining, when making reservation. We ate outside and it was lovely. Staff were wonderful. Food was great. Ordered a second platter of oysters. Asparagus starter is a must.
it's my go to place. Service is fabulous and friendly, ambiance is perfect and food is always great.
They do a great job on outdoor dining and navigating the COVID restrictions.
Many thanks ThomasF!
Christian was an amazing server his pops was great with checking in most definitely coming back
Great place. Nice to get back to great food, service and views.
Great to hear and thank you Robert! Rich T.
Bread, appetizer salad, oysters, craft cocktails and dessert all delicious but our main entrees were not that good. The chicken was actually really disappointing and almost impossible to eat. Service was fantastic though and ambiance beautiful.
Awesome place my wife love it best part desert
Enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day Brunch. Menu was prix fixe, options were great. The view overlooking the bay was beautiful. Service was great, efficient and friendly. Kid’s menu available.
Thanks for celebrating us on a special day Gracie! Best, Rich T.
Great Service! Love the Oysters! Great view of the Bay Bridge. My family and I were celebrating my daughter’s student of the month and Mother’s Day. We were placed in a quiet restaurant area to enjoy our meal. Our servers were very attentive to our needs. Would definitely recommend this place!
Come back soon and thanks! Rich T.
First got seated in an area not requested. They fixed it quickly to seating we requested. Staff was attentive and service was great. Most important.., the food was outstanding.
We will hit it again next trip to the City. Wonderful!
Thank you Stan and we hope to welcome you back! Rich T.
Beautiful setting, fabulous food, snd stellar service. We always dine at Waterbar when we visit the city. We were looking forward to their reopening and were not disappointed. I have to say that they have really upped their game, and the new additions to the menu were fabulous. Thank you for a beautiful evening. We will be back soon.
We love Waterbar's creatively delicious cuisine, wonderful staff people, beautiful Bridge view, to celebrate our friends' Special Birthdays. We enjoyed scrumptious spring salad, fritto misto, French fries, ling cod & petrale sole dinners, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate caramel peanut bar & guava sorbet.* Thank You * Susan & Joel *
Great service the moment we arrived, attentive. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and the food was EXCELLENT!
We had excellent service with a lovely view for our Saturday lunch.
Food was creative and excellent ! Service very good as well .
Will come back.
Happy to hear it and THANKS B2usa! Best, Rich T.
Delicious seafood, incredible view. Friendly service
Thanks so much MeganS! Best, Rich T.
The best brunch spot in the city! Especially on a sunny beautiful day. The ultimate bloody Mary’s, oysters, and lobster rolls were super yummy. The steamed mussels and tacos were ok-ish. Service was top notch as alway.
Many thanks ErikN!!! Our best, Rich T.
Food described was not was delivered. For example the macadamia nut tuna had no coating at all. It was supposed to come out medium rare and it came out medium- well.
Soda refill was charged for.
It was a birthday but they did nothing to celebrate.
Menu and execution not as it was prior to pandemic. No longer our celebration restaurant.
hello joeb, We are sorry to hear we missed some key opportunities on your visit, our apologies. That is not like us and we would always be more than happy to make things right in the moment - just let us know. Best regards, Rich T.
It’s very bridge & tunnel
Awesome food, views and service!!!!!! Thanks for everything
The Charred Sole with pasta was outstanding .. the remaining dishes were less than expected without a lot of flavor .. ordered the prawns and Halibut in tomato broth. However, The Specialty drink spicy Tequila with cucumber was amazing! The service was inattentive and forgot my husband’s drink order altogether. The atmosphere was beautiful with a great view of Bay Bridge
We were celebrating and had a fabulous table on the upstairs patio with a perfect view. Our waitress was great, offering advice on the menu that was spot on. The salmon gravlox was to die for and the caramel "pudding" (which was nothing like what you think pudding is ) was a great finish to a great meal. We differed in our wine taste, but when the suggested wine didn't match my husband's dinner, she provided a glass on the house that paired perfectly. A truly special evening
Thanks PegF, great to hear it! Best, Rich T.
The staff was amazing, courteous and friendly! Although it seemed it took a while to get the attention wanted at times, I took into account that it was only one (1) person handling the area I was seated in.
The main course one of my friends and myself ordered was extremely salty, but staff person took it away and served another serving that was not salty.
The ambience and view where me and my two guests were seated was great!
Thanks for the feedback GL! Best, Rich T.
Server was very attentive, food was great though the ceviche portion was small - glad we had the salad, too, which was delicious. Nice ambience on the upstairs deck.
many thanks for the kindness KarenD! Rich T.
Was a lovely day by the bay with outdoor seating, delicious food, halibut was amazing. Pasta in starters was fantastic.
Thanks so much ChereD! Our best, Rich T.
Outside overlooking sf bay. Eating oysters and drinking fine wine. The BEST! My server, TATE, was charming and so attentive.
Thank you!!! Will share the kind words with Tate! Best, Rich T.
Great service but the food is not as amazing as it used to be a few years ago.
Fish used to be fresh fresh fresh. Now is just fresh.
Baked fingerling potatoes in the halibut dish weren't fresh - probably day old on a Sunday. Srinkflation.
Hello Mitko, Thank you for your thoughts and we will share with Chef. We have the same Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine since we have been here, now year 14, but we are always looking to see how we can be better at everything we do, Best regards, Rich T.
The views, food and service were incredible! Highly recommend.
Our food choices were excellent. Our waiter was very good and friendly but the busser did not seem friendly or happy to be there. It was my daughter's birthday and would have been nice if we were placed in a much better table where we have the Bay Bridge view. Instead, we were placed where it was obscured from our sight.
Special event for my dear friend celebrating a birthday in her 80s. Tri-tip special was her choice and she felt it was perfect since it was definitely medium rare on the inside of it (I thought it was a little over done on the thinner slices but otherwise perfect). Vegetables were perfect and totally delicious. I ordered the cod tacos and perhaps the best I’ve ever tasted. Salute to the bloody Mary special for $25 which includes the bacon, the prawns and a perfect degree of spiciness. I don’t care for bloody Mary’s but this one could make my day. Overall: The atmosphere was terrific, the service was impeccable, the food and dessert did not disappoint. The place is definitely a little pricey but when you take into consideration the location, the view and all the amenities of being in a thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere, worth it. (Did I forget to mention that the caramel toffee pudding with mascarpone was to die for?)
That sounds like a great lunch experience and we thank you so much Lilygirl! Best, Rich T.
Our server was so kind and wonderful. My boyfriend and I were celebrating an occasion and the ambience plus service made our date a wonderful night.
We had a beautiful setting with a window overlooking bay and bridge. Salad was perfect. So divine. Main course was very special, pan roasted halibut.
Service was excellent as was the ambiance. So grateful to be back.
Well done, Waterbar.
Very grateful to have you back John! Thank you! Rich T.
We were not impressed. My Bloody Mary was horrible, the oysters were good. My fish tacos were not very good. I was really disappointed. Our server was like no personality at all. Didn’t seem like he cared too much. Beautiful view but that’s it.
At first great host experience. Location and view is amazing. Service was not polite and recommendation menu was bad.
Menu selections are limited.
I ordered a rib eye steak and they mention it was from the steak house restaurant next to them who's also owned by the same group.
Steak was awful, hard and flavor...horrible.
Drinks aren't that great and tbh, overpriced.
Overall we had a bad experience.
Hello Marco, Tough one for us to hear and we thank you for the honest assessment. That said, we would have so loved to have the opportunity to make something to your liking while you were here. Very sorry to disappointment. Best regards, Rich T.
Amazing food, great services overall wonderful experience.
Many thanks MatnMal! Best, Rich T.
Amazing service and food.
We celebrated our anniversary and since we were sheltering in place this time last year, it was really wonderful to “dine” again. We had a spectacular seat outside adjacent to the bay. Our table was private and quiet. Our server was very courteous and knowledgeable and made great recommendations for lunch. She also served us courtesy champagne to toast! The food was delicious and service on point. I would definitely recommend and will go again, likely for dinner!
Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.
Waterbar is rated 4.7 stars by 8292 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.