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My boyfriend and I had a great time. Our waiter Sam was extremely good. The food was delicious. Definitely a 5 stars restaurant.
Thanks so much Roxced! Rich T.
Gorgeous interior, and yet no trip to Waterbar would be complete without a stroll just outside under the Bay Bridge. Simply stunning and incredibly romantic. The service was very good, but the star was the food. Creative preparations with an emphasis on surprising flavorfulness. Near the very top of my favorites.
It left us filled with joy and totally satisfied that we spent our 7rh Anniversary at Waterbar.
Increíble lugar!! Fuimos a cenar. Desde el restaurant se ve todo el puente iluminado. La comida 10 puntos. Servicio y ambiente espectacular. Muy recomendable
Absolutely phenomenal meal with a breathtaking view. I am sorry that I don't remember our waitress' name. She was funny, delightful and made wonderful recommendations. While I'm sure most would go for seafood we both opted for the steak dish and it was out of this world! Our last night in San Francisco couldn't have been spent in a more lovely spot. Thank you to all of the staff for making it so memorable! If you are visiting San Francisco do not miss an opportunity to dine here!
Thanks so much HCameron! Rich T.
Slow service, okay food.
Food was fab. Great table by window.
Limited very expensive menu
Sent swordfish back; much too salty
Hi Patti, We are happy to handle any menu needs in the moment. Thanks for the support and detail, Rich t.
Lunch w longtime friends on a rainy weekday so Not very busy. was fine for us because they did not hurry us. And could be why noise level was good. Service was excellent and food was very good. Oysters, tuna ceviche, and crab cake special sandwich with a Pilsner.
Willy, Thanks for enjoying and making a rainy day a nice day! Rich T.
Everything you could ask for in an exquisite dining experience was enjoyed by my family celebrating dual birthdays. The views both inside and out are stunning as the Bay Bridge light show and large aquariums were perfect backdrops to the romantic ambiance. The service was exceptional as was the food. Five stars in our rating scale!
Wow what a surprise! We thought that because of the beautiful setting that this might be a tourist trap and not a serious restaurant. This is a great dining destination that serves beautifully prepared food by outstanding servers. From our starter of Dungeness crab cocktail to dessert we savored every bite. The 1.5 lb lobster was the best that we have had in years and the Wagyu version of flank steak was cooked to perfection. Gruyere cheese pastries were a pleasant twist as a bread option. Sofia, our server, was over the top and really sets the bar high for others. She was very professional and also made the evening fun. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Thanks so very much Maddog! Our best, Rich T.
Waterbar never fails to deliver. Celebrating our sons engagement to our soon to be daughter-in-law. The view is great of the bridge with its now not so new light show. Just a great place to have a great dinner.
Thank you Palovoi, for the support and for celebrating such a joyful time with family! Our best, Rich T.
Highly recommend this place for dinner. Brunch is not at the same level and lacks menu diversity and quality execution. Drinks and deserts highlight an average brunch experience.
OK, we will take a look at brunch per your challenge, thanks! Rich T.
Every Nice experience, service and food was excellent. The view was amazing!!
Thanks Nadia! Rich T.
Beautiful inside and out with great night view of the bridge and the lights. Wonderful seafood.
Quite noisy if you are into that. Outstanding Kuleto decor!
Many thanks Charlie! Rich T.
If you’re a sea food lover, that’s an exquisite place to taste some really really awesome sea food. The starters, entrees, sides, desert, beverage offerings are just out of the world. All of this makes sense off course if you have a world class hospitality being offered by the restaurant and the staff. I’m super happy to experience their hospitality. The staff is so nice to welcome you, make you feel comfortable and accommodate to every thing that’ll make your dining experience, just wow! That’s what I luv about this place. Fantastic cuisine, service, ambiance and staff!!!
Hello Shakil, Thank you so much for enjoying and detailing what made you happy at Waterbar! Rich T.
Visited on a rainy Tuesday and it was busy. Despite that, I had great service from Tate, who was attentive, friendly and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious! Well-seasoned bass that was cooked to perfection. Watching the Bay Bridge through the raindrops on the window was beautiful, as was watching the fish in the two tall aquariums.
I will share with Tate, thank you Naturelover! Rich T.
Lovely atmosphere, and view of the Bay Bridge. Service was excellent and food delicious. A bit pricey but overall good!
Many thanks Laura, Rich T.
Waterbar never disappoints. The cuisine is outstanding. Two of us had the branzino fish special for two. Delicious. Served on a platter and boned.
The setting and view of the bay from ones table is special.
Our server was uncharacteristically slow. We had relatively long waits between ordering wine and receiving it and then before being able to order appetizers.
The wine list is moderate in the number of choices and has some relatively affordable items under $100.
Thank you for the support and detail Eagleeye, We hope to welcome you soon, Rich T
Food and wait staff amazing- can’t wait to go back!
That sounds great! Thanks ChrisS! Best, Rich T.
My boyfriend and I went to the Waterbar for his birthday dinner. He had a half dozen oysters which he loved, and we had swordfish and Tombo Tuna. We also had chocolate bread pudding (not at ALL the typical "bread pudding") and home made chocolate ice cream - it was all very delicious, with all sorts of levels of flavors, but all working together well. We also had a couple of tasty cocktails, and some pinot wine. And the view of the lights on the bay bridge in the background made it superb.
Easy reservation through Open Table and they wrote "Happy Birthday" on his dessert with a candle to blow out and a handwritten card! All in all, a fantastic and memorable night for us both.
Hello Carevic, Thanks so much for celebrating with us at Waterbar! See us soon for a fun time at brunch on he weekend. Best regards, Rich T.
The location and establishment was beautiful. The staff was pleasant and very attentive. The food was amazing.
Many thanks Stephanie! Rich T.
Food was of mixed quality and considering the name, there was a disappointing lack of seafood options
Hello, We would like to understand your comments. We currently offer more than fifteen different oysters, scallops, lobster, crab, stone crab, smoked sturgeon, four caviars, uni, black bass, black cod, swordfish, tombo, amberjack, roasted shellfish plater, and whole roasted branzino. Seems like a pretty attractive line up to us. What else or more were you expecting? Thank you, Rich T.
We loved it! Great food for pesceterians and non-pesceterians. :)
Thanks Cluadia! Rich T.
Great menu, great service and still a laid back vibe.
Thanks Brett! Rich T.
There were 4 flies buzzing around our table. We ignored them and tried to make the best of our lunch date, our waiter got busy towards the end and took awhile to bring us our check.. as well as picking up the check. Food was great!
Hello Nelly, We are located on the bay and the doors are most often always open, so some uninvited guests may arrive. Please note that we are on SF Port land and it is illegal to use any pesticides of any kind on property. Thank you for joining us, Best Regards, Rich T.
Excellent service with a smile, food was presented extremely well with full of flavor.
We love to hear it John! Thanks! Rich T.
We loved Waterbar! All four in our group agree it was exceptional in every way. From ambiance to service, from flavor profiles to presentations... it was outstanding.
Oh, we are a little puffy with pride! Thanks! Rich T.
Amazing service and was a great lunch to sit outside.
the food is incredible highly recommend the mushroom soup, crab cake, and the shrimp cocktail was perfection.
Many thanks Mariesa! Rich T.
Food - Great, Waiter - Top notch, but I still would not give it a 5 star. I went with an infant who is very well behaved at restaurants. She spilled a few pieces of her wafers on the floor and the cleaner came to our table, moved her high chair (she was being held by her dad), while I was eating my dinner - told us it was really "MESSY" and he cleaned out the floor.
Every 20 minutes he would come back and ask if he can clear our plates- which was very uncomfortable and not so welcoming.!
Thanks for the share Aswathy, Please note that is certainly some behavior we do not train. We will share with the team so they are far more aware. We love kids and dogs, and have been recognized for both. Hope to welcome you back and sorry for any awkward feelings. Our best, Rich
Great food and view and service. Just a bit too noisy for my taste
Thanks Huegel, We are not known for being quiet, ... thank you! Rich T.
Let's start by saying I love this restaurant. It's a go-to spot when someone is visiting from out of town or for meeting a friend coming from the East Bay to celebrate a special occasion. This visit was one of those get-together events. It was a great time and great food. I do have two criticisms which aren't deal-breakers: The chicories with the pork belly were way under-dressed and the bloody-mary one person in the group ordered as we sat down didn't arrive until much later, which was time to switch to wine for dinner. A bit picky I know so still love this place and still recommend it.
Thanks Happy, We appreciate the details of experiences, and especially when conveyed in such positive terms! Our best, Rich T.
While I would recommend Waterbar, it is more because of the atmosphere and setting. Usually their food is excellent, but this last dinner was not outstanding. My Little Gem Salad was not to our liking at all. The Swordfish, while very tasty, was nothing special. Not like years ago, when it was blackened and exceptional. Those who ordered oysters at our table were very pleased with them. There was nothing on the dessert menu that was appealing, so we skipped dessert.
Thanks Food Bug, I will share with the kitchen. We would have been happy to replace these items, please do not hesitate to let us know, so we can do something in the moment for you to better enjoy. Best regards, Rich T.
Waterbar was amazing! My favorite dish by far was the dessert. The ambiance was amazing with beautiful fish tanks and the bridge in the back view. Would highly recommend!
Thanks so much Claire! Rich T.
Grilled Seafood Platter was under cooked and over-priced. It went back to the kitchen once for under cooked prawns and when it returned, several prawns were still under cooked. The sourdough bread was flavorless. And once the restaurant filled up, getting our waiter's attention was very difficult, which extended our meal time by 1/2 hour. Overall, great physical plant, but not a good operation.
Hello James, That does not sound like our typical good showing, we are sorry to have disappointed in any way. Our best, Rich T.
A lot of wine selection but not to many food options. Overall the staff made a good impression. I booked a reservation for my boyfriends birthday. The waiter did take a bit longer to service us. We had to wait extra longer for the check but they surprise us with a birthday candle. It was really loud so it was hard to have a romantic setting. But the boyfriend was happy at the end.
Thanks for your thoughts, Rich T.
Waterbar is one of the best places to take out of town guests. Great bar with view of Bay Bridge. Service is very attentive. Food is fresh and thoughtful.
We will take it John S! Many thanks, Rich T.
Always a pleasure to dine at Waterbar. The service is always excellent and the food delicious. We like to dine on the patio when the weather is nice. My dog likes the Waterbar too!!
What a beautiful restaurant! I believe we had the best table in the house; our booth was flanked by those gorgeous floor to ceiling column- like fish tanks and we sat facing the Bay Bridge with it's beautiful light installation (by Leo Villareal) AND we got to watch the full moon come up! What a show!
Our server was professional and personable, and the food had some hits : the Fall Chicory Salad with pork belly and poached pears was delicious and huge and perfect for splitting. The Oak Roasted Swordfish on butter beans was delicious, and deeply satisfying. I think the Uni Chawanmushi was a miss, though. I felt that the soup itself was a bit bland, and since it was missing the little bits of this and that (like a tiny treasure hunt) that traditional chawanmushi in it, I felt let down. Also, the flavor of the uni, on top, didn't jump out as I was expecting it to.
All in all, I will definitely go back the next time I'm in The City.
p.s. I think Waterbar would be an impressive first date spot.
Hello 1brf, Thanks for the details and we will share with the team. Our best, Rich T.