Waterbar

4.7
8421 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8421 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location. Wonderful table with bridge view. Good menu

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PatW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful service. Very enjoyable experience

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MichaelM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and impeccable cuisine!

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Love it and grazie MichaelM! Best, Rich T.

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ChrisK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and views!

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DocH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was very mediocre and excessively priced. Ambiance was very nice due to it's location, fine appointments and spectacular views in some parts of the dining areas. Our party was expected to order everything at once, which made the experience rushed, rather than leisurely. Service was very slow.
Overall, our experience was very disappointing.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks for the feedback and sorry to disappoint in any manner, Best, Rich T.

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MartyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and other seafood with dramatic view of the Bay Bridge lights - fun place to dine

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks MartyA!

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Neil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for the views, service, food and selection of wines.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Appreciate you Neil! Best, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Menu changes significantly since Oct. 2020. Dishes are not appealing. Not my taste anymore. I ate soup and French Fries.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

We do not quite understand the sentiment, as we just introduced a beautiful summer seasonal menu and Chefs Parke and Justin have been with us since we opened. Best regards, Rich T.

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MariaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and views in a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend.
A little hard to hear friends talk about table.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you very much MariaM!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good was just ok. Service was very good

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JAMESK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Relaxing Bayside venue, attractive plates, good taste, but over-priced. Parking is a problem.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Thanks JamesK, We are still a fantastic spot to come and celebrate life and remember that this pandemic has caused a spike in food prices, home prices, gas prizes and The City completely rearranged the Embarcadero traffic in front of our business. We are doing our best considering how much has changed in the last year and we appreciate everyone's support so very much. Note that we will look to try and return a valet service in the fall. Our best, Rich T.

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vipROBERTW
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding with great view, noisy & be sure to be given correct menu.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you Robertw!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New abbreviated menu, but very interesting selections. The service and ambiance was fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to my foodie friends and plan to return often myself.

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Our current summer menu is fantastic and not abbreviated in any manner so come down by teh bay and enjoy life! Our best, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved meeting the GM. Indoor dining is beautiful and the Kumomotos-heaven.

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RalphV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a awesome birthday lunch !

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi RalphV - Thanks for enjoying and celebrating at Waterbar! Best regards, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg! It’s just perfect!

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

GRAZIE!

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vipEileenT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Water Bar. It’s one of my favorites.It was the only restaurant that I went to during the Pandemic.❤️

Waterbar
Responded 3 days ago

Hearts back at ya EileenT! Best, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Waterbar
Responded 9 hours ago

THANKS!

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KarenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining and view.

Waterbar
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for enjoying KarenB! Best, Rich T.

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vipDBA1
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday was the perfect day for lunch at Waterbar. The winds finally calmed down and the temperature was around 75 degrees. You can't ask for much more than that.
I started with a cocktail I've wanted to try since I first saw it online. The pirate lilikoi. It was just as refreshing as I expected it to be. It went well with a few oysters and then the grilled calamari.
As an entree I had the albacore tuna with rice noodle salad. The dish is plentiful and delicious, and paired perfectly with a sauvignon blanc.
I was also happy to see that the housemate potato chips are back. My next visit I'll need to have the rockfish sandwich with fried green tomatoes and the chips.
Because it was such a beautiful day we also had to have the sticky toffee pudding. That's the best desert ever.

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vipImpressive
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch - the right spot for our business meal.

Waterbar
Responded 3 days ago

We like the sound of that ! Thanks! Rich t.

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SC0621
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and experience. The best service in town to boot!

Waterbar
Responded 4 days ago

Fantastic to hear SC0621! THANK YOU! Best, Rich T.

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vipVirg
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and it is consistanly amazing! I am still thinking about my meal this last time especially the Sticky Toffee! Get it with the pairing.

Waterbar
Responded 4 days ago

That makes us so happy - THANKS Virg! Best, Rich T.

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vipluv2eat
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed this place. It was a beautiful day and we were seated outside. We started with drinks the Aperol Spritz is divine. For appetizers we had oysters and the beer battered delta asparagus which was to die for considering I don't like beets at all but I tell you those pickled beets I couldn't even tell they were beets and on my plate they really brought the dish together. Our entree's were the blackened rockfish sandwich and the lobster roll and we finished it off with raspberry cheesecake. It was such a great meal not to mention great service!

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

great to hear and many thanks luv2eat! Best, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We frequent this location a lot and every time, the oysters, food, and drinks are delicious. Today, the featured oysters were different from the regular Fanny Bay ones. ( I think we preferred the smaller Fanny bay ones)

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks!!!

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imani
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

If you are looking for a restaurant with a good view, this is your place. If you are looking for a place with a vary of food options that sound appetizing, this is not your spot. Disappointed by the food choices my table ordered fresh oysters, salads, and cocktails. After being disappointed with that we decided to skip dessert. Won't be back, but glad that we tried it out.

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Imani, Sorry that you subjectively could not find some attractive food items. Be well, Rich T.

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JamalH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dope! I.just wish thre was more seafood on the menu
But the food was good.
They treated my wife nice with a birthday card and dessert presentation.

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks o much JamalH!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!….from the food to the ambiance to your staff to the recommendations! BRAVO!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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vipGaryG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio seating was perfect as was the weather. The food is fresh best quality available.

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

Many thanks for enjoying GaryG!

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JeanM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

many thanks JeanM!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chris was great! Oysters were amazing!

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vipjchsf
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, service was superb and helpful; oysters were fantastic as was the calamari with squid ink noodles(appetizer). Our table had the lobster roll, soft shell crab in a New Orleans stew with South Carolina "gold" rice- exquisite. The crab cocktail was extraordinarily generous. Will definitely return.

Waterbar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for teh kind comments jchsf, best, Rich T.

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SusanK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon. Table not the best so will know what to ask for next time.

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AnnieN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated upstairs in the crows nest type of area. Very nice views even though we were toward the street, not the water. We did see the underside of the Bay Bridge and the bay but the drinks and food were great. I had the salad which was frankly a tad underwhelming but the lobster bisque was perfect and the presentation was nice. My friend's butter bean tartine was excellent as was her halibut ceviche. She had a wonderful gin cocktail and I had the red ale which was from SF somewhere. All was great and we found parking fairly close.

Waterbar
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thanks so much AnnieN and we look forward to your return, best, Rich T.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
173 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was unattached. Meal lacked character and presentation was average. Requested Medium on my steak which came medium Well. Quite disappointing.
Might explain why the service was slow and lacked interest.
Much much better experience at their affiliate EPIC across the walk last evening.
Would trade that experience last night for our 30th anniversary we had tonight.

Waterbar
Responded on June 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of a disconnect with you and we apologize for the disappointment. Thanks, Rich

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Lees
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I will not return to Waterbar ever again. We were not impressed with the food, host help, and sitting arrangements. I thought the hostess was not friendly and the girl who sat us brought us blankets and THEN they were on our bill and we didn't know until we were in the car. $25 each!!! They seated us at a very windy spot and then told us the heaters were out. We asked about blankets and they brought us two but it was NEVER mentioned that we were being charged. Never has any restaurant charged us for blankets when it was freezing and their heaters were broken. Food was not impressive. My drink was good and the only thing my table of 4 liked was the bread for $6. Won't ever be going back.

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SarahB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service team was great and very knowledgeable, and each dish was beautifully presented. We sat outside and as the temperature dropped, the staff moved the heaters to be sure we were warm enough. A real pleasure all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food. Portion size a bit small. Not of the piece of salmon (my order)but one needed to order sides to balance the meal.

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vipSimonY
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thank you

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KeithisTall
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was warm and accommodating. Food was exceptionally good and the view and overall ambience are spectacular. Pics with the bay bridge in the background seemed standard for many fellow diners. A great establishment for any occasion.

FAQs

Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.

Waterbar is rated 4.7 stars by 8421 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.

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