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• There is a 90 minute maximum per reservation.
• SF mandated 10pm curfew in effect. Last call for food & beverage is 9:30pm.
• DUE TO COVID-19 OR WEATHER ALL RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR DELAY.
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
- 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
Ahi Tuna Tartare
nori cracker, miso pickled cucumber, dashi gelée, fried garlic chili oil
Seared Sea Scallops
butternut squash purée, crisp brussels sprouts, apple
Great Service, Food, and ambience. Great view of the bay bridge especially during and after sunset. Just a special place to get away, and indulge.
We go to Waterbar every other month, but this was the first time we brought our kids with us. The staff is always great and the food is always good. Sad that the sticky toffee pudding was not available this time since it’s the main reason why we come often, but we were notified that they will be bringing it back in a few months. I guess we shall make another trip then!
Very helpful and attentive staff. Good COVID safety protocol as in place. Reservations limited to 1.5 hours but we did not feel rushed.
It's a very pleasant place, with a beautiful location at the Bay.
Thanks so much Morton! Rich T.
Absolutely stunning! The location has beautiful water-side views of the Bay Bridge and is great for outdoor seating. Food was excellent with mostly fresh seafood. It was my birthday and I was given a yummy plate of chocolates for dessert. If you are visiting/live in the Bay Area, I highly recommend.
HBDAY Alyssa and thanks for celebrating at Waterbar! Regards, Rich
Great server and yummy food. They’re doing a good job with keeping everyone warm by the water .
Very hospitable. We were running a few minutes late, they held our table. Most gracious. Food was delicious, and the service was second to none. Had a few drinks and enjoyed the ambiance. We will certainly be back, and highly recommend.
Waterbar did a fantastic job of creating a great environment outdoors. Lots of heaters, we were not even slightly cold. Wait staff phenomenal.
many THANKS Debi! Rich T.
Food was amazing! Service excellent and the view was super nice.
THANK YOU RachelIN! Best, Rich T.
The quality of every small plate dish, both food and presentation were exceptional.
Went here for my 30th and absolutely loved it! All i wanted was a good view and a delicious drink and i got it and more! they even put together a cute designed plate with chocolates to ring in my birthday! highly recommend ❤️
This was our first time dining at the Waterbar. Everyone from the hostess to the bus boy were very friendly and welcoming. The view of the bay and bridge made this location outstanding! My husband casually mentioned to our food server that we were in SF for our anniversary, and he promptly arranged a surprise treat for us. That was the cherry on top of a wonderful experience!
Thanks so much for celebrating with us Richard, Best, Rich T.
Service was great. A little chilly dining outdoors and the heater wasn't helping too much.
Thanks Jason, We have a heater at every table and doing all we can to make things as comfortable and attractive for our guests. Best regards, Rich T.
Waterbar is our favorite place for oysters. The food, service and views are fantastic! Highly recommend it!
Thanks so much Chris! Rich T.
Everything was great!!!
This was my first time for dinner at Waterbar since before the lockdown. It was wonderful to watch the light show on the bay bridge and to see the nearly full moon rising. The reflection of the lights and the moon on the water was magical. As always the tables on the patio were well spaced and all Covid protocols were followed. We had a server who was new to me named Chris who took very good care of us.
We started with a dozen assorted oysters. All were delicious. My dining companion had the lobster bisque while I had the pasta special with crab and asparagus. It was well balanced and also delicious. We also ordered the housemade bread. It's served warm and always a delight. We both ordered the same main course of pink porgy (sea bream) because neither of us had evern had it. It was one of the best seafood dishes I've ever eaten. The risotto was perfect and the flavors amazing. It also paired perfectly with a good bottle of Sancerre.
I'll be back for lunch on March 17th.
Thanks so much DBA1! Great to hear and please say hi next time you are in! Yes, the Sea Bream/Porgy is pretty wonderful. Our best, Rich T.
Perfect restaurant to dine during mandated outdoor dining. Beautiful backdrop of the Bay Bridge and amazing food. Perfect for a date night.
Thanks so much foodie77! Best, Rich T.
This is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. The Bay Bridge views are incomparable. Seafood is fresh (definitely get the oysters!!) and delicious, staff is lovely and overall the ambiance is great. Highly recommend.
Thanks so very much NickyG! Best, Rich T.
Great place to have a drink, grab some great seafood and watch the bay bridge light show.
Great service! Christopher was friendly and attentive to our needs. Food was Ridiculously Amazing! They made my birthday brunch a memorable one!
Waitress kept bouncing as soon as SHE thought we were done with our order ... everyone was kinda brushing us off since our table with further than everyone else ... food was good ... nothing special ... great view but that’s it ... would skip
Absolutely delicious food, great drinks and service! We were seated on the 2nd-story balcony which was quite warm (protected from the wind), and had an amazing view of the bay bridge.
Excellent food and a fantastic value for the 1.05 oysters during Happy Hour. However, the menu dishes are quite small and not a great value considering the portion size. They are yummy though.
Many thanks Randy! Rich t.
Very nice outdoor experience, food was as good as the service.
Horrible food steak was super dry
We enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Water Bar. The food is delicious and a nice selection of wines. The outdoor tables are pleasant, altho as the day was cool we would have been more comfortable within the "walls" of the garden rather than having the view of the Bridge. Just a word of caution. But the heat lamp helped a lot. Excellent service. We will be back!
Thanks Kathy! Rich T.
I celebrate my birthday in Waterbar and was a very beautiful moment. Perfect date.
It was good to be back at WaterBar after the lock down in SF.
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Outdoor dinning was good, lucky for us super sunny morning (or depends on the weather). Night/dinner may be a little bit cool (they do have heat lamp).
Looking forward to visit again.
Thanks Ricky, Let me know what we need to do to receive a 5 star rating in your mind. Best regards, Rich T.
Best location on the Bay combined with a creative chef with a focus on seafood
Well said Bill, and we do so agree! Best, Rich T.
Our food was absolutely delicious, from the onset of oysters as our appetizer to the scrumptious butternut squash soup and calamari. Our guests had the dover sole and fish tacos, accompanied by a wonderful sauvignon blanc wine.
this was our 3rd attempt at a reservation, previous ones had to be cancelled due to the fires and then the covid uptick, we are glad we were tenacious in doing this again and will tell our friends how special this place is.
The wait staff was spot on and were all very welcoming to have their business coming back online. Thanks to all!
We appreciate you Gr8bites! Rich T.
Very good view and service. Prices were quite reasonable and the menu was pretty good. Options are somewhat limited on entrees but, overall a great place. Service was prompt and attentive.
Great seafood and atmosphere right under the Bay bridge. As a non-seafood eater the menu is definitely lacking but then again this is a seafood restaurant.
Best service, best view and best food. I do recommend this place.
As always it was fantastic. Managing Partner Pete Sittnick greeted is and set the stage foe a wonderful lunch. I highly recommend Waterbar. Great food, great location, great service.
Don't like the policy that you will not seat a table if not all guests have arrived. Sometimes people are late. Or parking issues. We would have had a drink while we waited so that harmed the restaurant for that matter. The 90 minute rule did not matter because the restaurant was not that crowded. I have been to 8-10 restaurants during the Pandemic and this was the only one requiring that.
But, food was great as was the service by the server and staff.
Hello Richard, Note that the "Not seating incomplete parties" along with a mandatory "bona fide meal", along with 90 minutes, along with "Mask on the entire time", no cocktails while waiting for a table, are all SF Municipal laws that every SF should be adhering to. These are lawful positions that we simply tried our best to execute. Even with all this, we are now in a shut down. Be well, Rich T.
They were diligent in keeping up with my Reservation, and when I had realized I booked the wrong day, they were very accomodating and changed it even though it was last minute.
Service was excellent and Food and Cocktails were super yummy!!
This was during Covid, so we had to sit outside. It was very cold, so dress appropriately.
Recommend! Will come back again!
Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.
Waterbar is rated 4.6 stars by 8067 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.