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.
Seared Sea Scallops
fresh nori fettuccine, uni butter, crisp maitakes; dredge harvested off the southern coast of Maine
Crisp Brussels Sprouts
meyer lemon aoli
Words only simplify the great experience my friend and I had at Waterbar from the scenery to the ambience food service our server Milo was outstanding he was very knowledgeable engaging we both were in agreement that Milo was indeed the best waiter we both had ever had it was both my friend and I first time dining at the Waterbar and we will definitely return Thank you Milo
Hello Naima, Thank you so much for the kinds words, and we will be happy to share with Milo! Best regards, Rich T.
Always like it there for sunset time!
A great place to celebrate a special occasion with a marvelous view and friendly service!
Great to hear Lori! Thank you! Rich T.
Not up to usual par. The server was very nice and we had a nice table. I ordered the sole and it was by far the saltiest/fishiest piece of fish, I have ever had. The server asked how everything was and I said the carrots were amazing but I felt the fish was very salty. She asked if she should speak to the Chef and I said no thanks. I was disappointed that the Server did not offer something comped. My friend ordered the Red Snapper, which he liked. I tasted it and thought it also tasted very fishy.
Hello BulldogMatt, We would be happy to prepare a new entree for you in that situation. Our server should have offered to do so. You should be disappointed and we should have done more for you. We hope to welcome you again and redeem ourselves. Many thanks Rich T.
Excellent view and service overall a good restaurant
Thank you Mehrani! Rich T.
Great food and great service always makes for a great experience. Waterbar delivered.
Food was just okay and service was good, but they kept forgetting to refill our ice tea glasses
Thanks for the feedback Lmiar, We are usually very timely with those refills, apology. Best regards, Rich T.
Great view , impeccable service , superb food
Thanks Jt! Rich T.
Beautiful place ! Excellent staff ! Excellent food !
Amazing !! Found this restaurant because we wanted a view, would return for the food!
Everything was wonderful! The host was very accommodating. The bartenders were great while sat and waited for our table. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable, offering great suggestions. The food was outstanding!! It is a bit expensive but worth it. We highly recommend!!
Thank you so much for the kind words! Rich T.
This has always been one of our favorite fish and seafood restaurants. However, the new menu has fewer fish and seafood selections, and more of the menu options (e.g., brunch options) have meat in them. This was disappointing. Service is still superb.
Thank you for the feedback NY. We wanted to expand our brunch offerings and it is now our largest menu. Also, there was more interest in the items we did add. We did not reduce any of the seafood offerings at brunch. Come try it again, Our best, Rich T.
Birthday dinner for my partner. This place is amazing and went beyond my expectations.
Perfect date night restaurant with fantastic view of the Bay Bridge
Many thanks JannB! Rich T.
Great Friday lunch. True Cod and Lobster Roll were excellent, And, as always, the Kumitomo oysters were outstanding.
Let's hear it for Friday Lobster Rolls! Thanks for enjoying 2nd&H! Rich T.
We sat at the bar. Loved the chef’s selection of oysters, baked oysters weren’t memorable. Fries were good and the crab cocktail was excellent. My friend had the Diablo and I went with a French 75. Perfect night out.
Thanks very much CTLF! Rich T.
limited menu but each item awesome
So awesome. Impeccable service!
THANK you VeeMan! Best, Rich T.
great place for a special occasion-or any occasion for that matter. Beautiful layout, a lovely view of the bay and bay bridge, especially when the light display comes on. The staff is stellar: From Sam the Maitri'd who was so gracious and welcoming, to the wait and service staffs who were all attentive and didn't rattle the dishware when clearing the table. It's the little things for me that sets a place apart. Fish-centric but hardly the only thing on the menu. Novel and tasty items from starters to desserts.
You will be back.
Many thanks JoeG! Rich T.
The view and food were fantastic. I was surprised that they congratulated my gf and I on our 1 year and made it special.
We so appreciate our guests coming to celebrate at Waterbar! Our best to Wendelthecat! RIch T.
Food was cold!
We had a great dinner. I had oysters that were amazing. The service was top notch. Our favorite place to eat in San Francisco
Many thanks AnthonyB! Rich T.
Very expensive and really nothing special in any way. Staff was fine. But for sure would not repeat
The most outanding service I've ever gotten. The view was beautiful
Canadians visiting daughter and son-in-law in SF. Freddie and India (servers) were awesome! Totally attentive in anticipating the needs of their guests. Please be sure to say “hi” when you visit the Waterbar in SF. They will greet you with a smile and anticipate your every need.
We have been to Waterbar many times over the years. I know that table we want is table 13. I requested it and when we arrived an hour before our 6:45 reservation, I was assured that we were fine. We had wonderful champagne at the bar and when they came to escort us to our table, the waitress took us to a table right in front of the kitchen. She "explained" that our request for our special table couldn't be fulfilled as they had already set someone there. The food is always wonderful and the service is greatish....but this was our anniversary, I had booked a week in advance and was assured when we arrived at 5:45 that our table would be ready on time. Our experience in whole turned sour. The waiter was trying his best to provide good service but there is no substitute being placed at the rear exit door in the back room versus the table I requested in the main room. No one apologized. I don't think we'll go back. We live in Marin and going into the city on a Friday night requires a destination experience. As much as we love the chef and his preparation of our vegetarian meal, a business loses focus at the detail level and thus loses their luster. Unless Waterbar changes their attention to detail and keeps their commitment to their promises made, they will end up being another restaurant name filed away in the dustbins of all the great restaurants that have come and gone in SF. I hope the management takes this input to heart.
We asked for quiet seating and the waitress explained that because we were sitting in a certain place we had to buy a certain number of meals. Other tables around us didn’t have the same criteria and it was a little bit embarrassing at a business meeting to try to figure all of that out.
Food is over priced and underwhelming
We are happy to have the opportunity to make things right for our guests. Just let us know in the moment. Thank you RichardT, Our best, Rich T.
The special crab cake sandwich is terrific!
Looking for absolute top notch service? COME HERE. We came for an anniversary dinner and the Waterbar employees took the time to write a personalized card for us put on our table with the most incredible views. Multiple servers catered to our table and wished us well. Food was incredible with a complimentary glass of dessert champagne with dessert. Great food, great view and great employees - we’ll be coming back soon and with guests!
Food, service, view all amazing!
It was our first time coming here for dinner. It was 8pm on a Sunday. But the place was lively. Everything was great, minus the very rude and ignorant of others, a family of 4 adults and 2 children. The baby boy was behaving perfectly. But the 4-5 year girl wa as loud and obnoxious and not one of her parents tried to calm her down. It was ridiculous. I would hate to be on a romantic first date and see this.
Food is always excellent, but more importantly, the service is exceptional. I always feel welcomed and that I'm one of the most important customers in the restaurant. And the view of the Bay Bridge lights can't be beat!!!!
We so love hearing that ng54! Our sincere thanks, Rich T.
Amazing! Great food, attentive staff, and beautiful scenery. I highly recommend!
Memorable evening-thank you so much!!
Poor service, overcooked lobster.
Great service. Waitstaff was helpful and did not rush us. The food selection was unique and the dishes were outstanding. The noise level made conversation somewhat difficult but I don't know how this could be mitigated. Maybe acoustical panels in the ceiling? The views were amazing!
hanks so much 3rdDan, Best, Rich T.
Beautiful dinner with my husband and adult daughter. Great views, excellent service, delicious and creative food.
Thanks so much for enjoying with family Barbara! Best, Rich T.
Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.
Waterbar is rated 4.6 stars by 7691 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.