Waterbar

4.7
8427 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 8427 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and everything was perfect. We had Christoph as our server and he was very knowledgeable on all the oysters and where they were from /characteristic as well as just being overall attentive and polite. The drinks were amazing- we tried the canary in a coal mine and baziah. Highly recommend because on top of the service and food the view is breath taking of the bay bridge

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vipKennyZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Paying for bread is ridiculous and being told by the staff that that’s how it is in San Francisco is even funnier. Soft shell crab is not good when you fry the shell with batter….hard to eat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved jt ambiance, service and food soooo good

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HenryC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We’re very happy until a group of 8 men were seated next to us. They were very loud making it difficult to hear one another. The loudest man was just next to us. This caused us to skip dessert and coffee and leave. There were other tables further away that remained empty. This shouldn’t have happened.

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Healthyfoodie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at best table in upstairs patio at 11:30am Fsthers Dat

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location. Wonderful table with bridge view. Good menu

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PatW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful service. Very enjoyable experience

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MichaelM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and impeccable cuisine!

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

Love it and grazie MichaelM! Best, Rich T.

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ChrisK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and views!

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DocH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 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 2 days ago

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

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latrichr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I am writing this review based on my latest dining at the Water Bar. First, I have to acknowledge that I only have been to the Water Bar twice. I brought my family here in late September, and everything was spectacular. I was a little disappointed that on the current visit that the menu had changed within six months to the point nothing that my family and I had ordered previously was on it. However, our waiter was wonderful, and the staff was great, and the ambiance was beautiful as always. The food was okay this time around, but the first time I went, the food was very delicious. I still would recommend this establishment :)

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MartyA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks MartyA!

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Neil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

Appreciate you Neil! Best, Rich T.

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vip2fortygirl
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome to be back!!!!! It’s been about 2 years since we had been at the restaurant and it was so neat to be back and enjoy our normal Oysters and Bubbles and what ever else catches our eye on the menu! Great service as always and the weather was PERFECT tor outdoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 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 2 days 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good was just ok. Service was very good

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MariaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much MariaM!

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JAMESK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

Waterbar
Responded 2 days 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Robertw!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined 4 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 2 days 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a awesome birthday lunch !

Waterbar
Responded 2 days 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg! It’s just perfect!

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

GRAZIE!

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vipEileenT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 6 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 5 days ago

Hearts back at ya EileenT! Best, Rich T.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Waterbar
Responded 2 days ago

THANKS!

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KarenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor dining and view.

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for enjoying KarenB! Best, Rich T.

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vipDBA1
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined 7 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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vipFavorite
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 5 days ago

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

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SC0621
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Waterbar
Responded 6 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 6 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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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 on June 14, 2021

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.

FAQs

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

Waterbar is rated 4.7 stars by 8427 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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