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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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
shellfish butter, brioche crumbs, chives
Wild King Salmon
cucumber kimchi, soy bone broth, local tomato conserva
Sticky Toffee Pudding
maple toffee sauce, mascarpone chantilly; Suggested Pairing: Blandy's 15yr Malmsey, Madeira $18
Amazing, romantic, beautiful restaurant, great food, great service. Absolutely loved it. Romantic at night time with the lights and lit up bridge. Highly recommend!!
Much better experience. Caviar crepes were unmatched, queen bee cocktail was addictive, Elizabeth was really sweet and got curious about why my last visit was so poor. I felt truly taken care of. Great establishment in terms of venue / location & quality of food.
Hello Taylor, We so appreciate the feedback and the support, plus, your kind return. Our best, Rich T.
the view is to die for and the food is good. most importantly, the entire wait staff is just phenomenal. i'm very appreciative that everyone is putting their well being at risk to provide us diners with a great experience of eating out during a pandemic. thank you.
We ALL thank you so very much for the support! Best, Rich T.
Food and service were both excellent, as usual. Very pleased that the restaurant is strict with the Covid protocol. Feel safe dining out at the restaurant during this challenging times.
Many thanks Jolly! Thanks for the support and be well, Rich T.
Hits and misses. Ambiance is wonderful. Service was top notch. The food was good but I would expect it to be amazing if you are going to serve such small portions. The sashimi was served paper thin and scarce. The mussels on the other hand were amazing, full of flavor and just right. I enjoyed my red snapper dish but my husbands albacore was just ok in his opinion. We ordered the cheese plate which was bites of bree and blue cheese served with crackers baked with blue cheese. I love blue cheese, but this was overpowering and lacking in other flavors needed to compliment the pungent moldy flavors of the blue cheese.
Thanks for the details, we hope to welcome you soon, be well, Rich T.
I had lunch here on 10/22/20. We made a reservation for outside at 2pm and we were treated to a spectaculor day on the Embarcadero. The $1.05 oysters from 11-4:30 are the deal of the century here. Watebar does a great job with wine list and we paired the oysters with a very nice Sancerre. During Covid Waterbar is ideally set up for outside dining, but be sure to book well in advance as this is a very popular spot! And cudos to the wait staff for asking people to put masks on while waiting for a table and when the servers are at the table.
The host was super nice but our waiter was just terrible, horrible attitude acted like it was a favor he was doing in serve us super arrogant for that reason I won’t come back
That makes us sad and we truly wish we could do something to welcome you back. Best regards, Rich T.
We went to celebrate our Daughter’s birthday. We had reserved an indoor table but when we got there they offered to sit us on one of the bar tables - casual.... when we asked for a nicer seating they stuck us in a corner table all the way in the back. The service was slow but the most disappointing was the food. I s
Had the cod with black rice and pomegranate. The most tasteless dish I have had in a long time. Left most of it in the plate. My husband had the filet and was ok. My daughter had one of the other fish dishes and somewhat ok but nothing to write home about. Overall very disappointing experience.
Very sorry to disappoint you and wishing we could redeem ourselves. Best regards, Rich T.
Waterbar has always been a favorite of ours. We had not been there since the beginning of the pandemic. The beautiful day and an appetite for oysters warranted a visit, we brought along a friend and had excellent service , fabulous seafood and terrific views. The lobster roll on brioche bun was excellent. terrific pomme frites and excellent drink specials. We love Waterbar
Many thanks Noet, see you soon, Best, Rich T.
Great place and good service from the servers.
We reserved and was seated as soon as our party is complete.
Servers are very attentive.
Great oysters during happy hour.
Only 3 because
- we ordered fries without salt but it came out with salt, we have to send it back And they replaced it with new fries
- they asked for the temp of my steak and I said medium. Steak came out at rare to medium rare. Called server and pointed it out. They offer to re cook the meat and not replace it. I declined that offer because I did not want to send back my food and get it recooked then they bring the same thing. I just ate the sides and good thing my son likes medium rare. But I was not able to fill myself up and have to be content with oysters and fries .
- we also ordered lobster bun and it was just ok, on the small side
Would still recommend for happy hour $1 oyster. Maybe I’ll not plan to eat lunch next time and just do the oysters.
Great food and service and felt safe since they were very strict with their COVID protocol.
Great to hear DK! Best, Rich T.
outside dining great, comfortable, server was great too
Thanks so much Addison, Best, Rich T.
I would give this 4 stars. The service was impeccable except for one incident. We loved our server who was very knowledgeable of the foods and cocktails in the menu and very attentive to our needs.
The host seated us at the far end of the room where there is no people. We didn’t mind because of the pandemic but people and staff observe social distancing and all wore masks. The one incident that gave this restaurant a 4-star is the incident where we saw two flies hovering in our table. We brought it up to our server and asked to be moved somewhere else; we were then graciously transferred to a different table with a better view of the Bay Bridge.
Thanks Kaye, We have to keep our doors open and we are on the bay, those uninvited guests can happen. Thanks for enjoying yourselves, Rich T.
The Lunch entree I got was not good, it was the Sole dish. Would recommend just getting appetizers and oysters next time.
Sorry to hear Marcus and thank you, Rich T.
The host and wait staff were so accomodating and pleasant!
That warms our hospitality heart dinner4me! Best, Rich T.
Boyle service is great. A lot of great wines to chose from.
Wonderful food and service as always! One of my favorite restuarants in San Francisco.
Great service and professional staff. We had a really nice table with great views of the bridge and overall we had a really nice night. The food was good but was missing something to take it to a really memorably experience. Solid but not exciting. Fish missed a little bit of delicacy and flavor. We did have a really nice mussels starter which I would highly recommend. We had Mud Pie for desert which was disappointing, lacked taste and missed something to add some flavor.
Overall we had a nice night and the service was really great. They have very professional way to manage Covid which was very good to see, where they would only approach the table after you saw the person and put on your mask.
Thanks for the constructive notes Dan and we hope to welcome you back soon, be well, Rich T.
I love Waterbar! The food is always interesting and delicious , service is always great and the restaurant is beautiful. On this particular visit (my first time dining out since March) every thing was up to the usual standards but for the chickpea panisse. I liked the idea of it with the saffron on the petrale dish, very Provençal. However, the chickpea mash was pretty bland and there was way to much salt sprinkled on. I realize most recipes for this dish use only salt and pepper but I would have liked maybe a little garlic, cayenne or something to give more flavor and less salt to finish. Or perhaps use Maldon salt. It didn’t ruin things and I am still a huge fan.
Thanks Happy! We appreciate you and the note on the panisse. We love fans like you! Our best, Rich T.
Beautiful view of bay bridge. Went at 5 and it was the perfect time for sunset
Service was bad, food was great. For spending over 200 dollars, I expect the servers to do more than grunt at me.
Beautiful spot; fast, polite service; AMAZING seafood; this chef can turn red snapper into a gourmet wonder. A bit pricey, but worth every $.
Yes, that Onaga Hawaiian snapper is fantastic! Thank you very much Kay! Best, Rich T.
Marvelous day. and views. Lunch and service were superb.
We like Marvelous! Thanks MPFZ! Rich T.
Great atmosphere, service was excellent, had a great lunch will be back for dinner
We look forward to you enjoying the great fall flavors on the dinner menu Bertoscantina, thanks for your kind words, our best, Rich T.
Quite frankly amazing.
Thank you very much Kenneth, Rich T.
It was my birthday celebration.
Thanks for celebrating with us! Rich T.
Excellent food overall- oysters were large and creamy, very fresh. The lobster rolls were great. Crab salad was good but weakest of the fare.
The service was tops- very attentive, friendly and responsive to our requests.
The outdoor seating was very pleasant, right by the Bay . In total, well worth the effort to go into the City for seafood, oysters and a drink if so inclined.
Hurry back and thanks Alan! Rich T.
The hamachi appetizer was one of the best things I have eaten this year. There is outdoor dining that wasn't hastily thrown together in a parking space. So glad I made a reservation.
Oh... that sashimi with some Gruner Veltliner is terrific! Thanks for enjoying Jules! Rich T.
Our waitress Yetaime was nice and the food tasted amazing. We planned to sit inside but they did offer us the option to sit outside if we wanted. I can't wait to go back.
Hurry back Furayha! We thank you and send our best, Rich T.
Beautiful location right on the water overlooking the Bay Bridge. Staff professional and helpful. Strict mask and hygiene policies graciously enforced. Food delicious. $1.05 oyster special every afternoon. Fabulous lobster rolls.
Thanks for all the support MaryCath, we so appreciate it. Rich T.
Our server rocked my world! He introduced us to a new term "menu work."
Definitely my kind of work! Great food, great wine, great friends, great atmosphere, great weather and great service. A much needed break!
We were there for $1 oysters and 4 of us got like 8 dozens! So it means 2 dozens each! Worth it! Other dishes were ok but drinks were great!
Great restaurant with great food and a million dollar view of the Bay Bridge. We enjoyed our family dinner!
Thanks for sharing Biel! Rich T.
Fantastic! Pete Sittnick and crew have it going on.
Yes! Let's hear for you , and for Pete and our team. Many thanks Ixnay, Rich T.
Lovely lunch by the bay! Great service. Outdoor socially distanced dining. The menu was fabulous! Fresh oysters, Dungeness crab cocktails a must! Ahi tartar was the perfect blend of spicy and salty. Cocktails were unique and delicious. Wines by the glass had a great selection. Wonderful afternoon!
Thank you so very much for enjoying a Sunday afternoon with us! Be well, Rich T.
This restaurant always lives up to my expectation. Every visit is a pleasant and great experience. Their Covid protocols are outstanding.
We so appreciate that you recognize all that goes in to operating during Covid times! Thanks for all the support and please say hello on your next visit. Our best-Be well, Rich T.
Unpleasant experience. While I understand the restaurant needing to follow the Covid 19 restrictions, there is a way to do this unobtrusively. This restaurant seems to want to make it the main topic of your dining experience. I have eaten at three other restaurants this week and all of them except Waterbar followed the rules without making us feel like an intrusion upon urge establishment.
Sorry you feel this way as we are simply trying to properly execute the SF Mask up law and all Covid guidelines. Please understand that we love hospitality and do not love having the responsibility to police all these guidelines. Now is a time to support each other and have some understanding vs judgement. Stay safe and be well, Rich T.
Great seafood, the $1.05 oysters were so good. The mussels with curry and potato strings was amazing! There wasn’t a bad view anywhere in the Resturant. Absolutely yummy!
Copy that pookiehead! Thanks to you! Rich T.
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Waterbar is rated 4.6 stars by 7980 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.