• 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
- 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
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
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!
Food was amazing and view could not have been more perfect! Wasn’t even cold but heating lamps were also a nice option to have!
Very pleasant - one of my favorite outdoor dining places.
Fun and enjoyable outdoor space. A bit pricey but so worth it.
Wonderful view and food. Service was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
We had a wonderful dinner at Waterbar for our son’s birthday. Dined outside on the upstairs terrace with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge. Food and service was excellent!
Very nice ambience, astonishing views, good food!
Aburrido con excelente vista espectacular comida equis Buenos ostiones. No volvería solo por la vista
The atmosphere is nice, the place was nicely heated, and service was good. The oysters were amazing. I ordered the lobster and scallops. It was good but I've had better. Other than that, we had great dining experience .
Fantastic food and service. Best views in town! Great Covid procedures - we felt very safe.
Absolutely perfect!! Great outdoor dining, far away from other diners, and pleasantly surprised with the $1.09 oysters. Thank you for making my bday so special.
The server was good but the kitchen was slow. 3 of us ordered the tuna rare and it came medium rare. It was a lesser quality than ahi and was disappointing. The 4th person had the trip tip which was very good.
food was phenomenal and oysters were fresh
We had a positive experience however I wish wishing there was more choices on the menu for lunch and my fish was a bit salty.
As always the food was exquisite; to me Waterbar remains one of the best seafood restaurants I've ever been to. Alas, we were sitting in the back room by a window whose Bay Bridge view is not as spectacular as the main dining room's.
Also, there was only just one other table at the other side of the room with six noisy diners, and our waiter disappeared for long periods not being particularly attentive and prompt. The overall social experience / interaction was a bit awkward due to the Covid-19 safety regulations.
By all means, always request the main dining room where the ambiance with the aquarium tanks and the view are amazing and also where probably you get better service.
Delicious meal & friendly service
We had a great lunch. The reception, service, food and ambience were memorable. We will definitely dine here again!
A beautiful restaurant inside and out. I was pretty impressed with the comfort and elegance. The ambience is so nice for couples or a family dining experience. I reserved a table with a view and I was very happy to know that it was made available to me and my friends. Food was delicious, dessert (brownie something) was sooo decadent, & drink selections + wines were very good. The bay bridge view was perfect from where we sat. I can’t wait to come back.
So many thanks to you MKB! Our best and be well! Rich T.
Waterbar gave us the most beautiful romantic birthday night, thank you all for being so amazing and making our trip all the way from LA with it!!!
Amore Angelinos! Thanks for enjoying! Best, Rich T.
For the record this wasn’t my first time here.
But if I could go back in time I would absolutely avoid the experience.
It was a disappointment from the moment we checked in.
Service: practically non-existent. Waited for 30 minutes before a server approached us. No apology and no explanation for the delay. Throughout the meal there was minimal to no follow up about the service or food.
Food: I could barely finish my dish (black Cod)/it tasted bad, greasy. I mentioned it to one of employees but there was attempt to address my feedback.
Ambiance: we were sitting outside and it was freezing. Heating element was broken (employee said it was broken). No accommodations were provided/no apologies.
Value: Michelin star prices-$40/plate for average food quality and minimal service? Absolutely unacceptable. Speechless
Made a reservation two weeks in advance and sat next to kitchen and lobster tank. Not happy
The service and food were outstanding. The mussels in a coconut curry were superb as was the green Apple mousse we had for dessert. Excellent!
Service wasn’t bad but not at all up to the exceptional level I have experienced during past visits to this restaurant. We were there to have a lighter meal of small plates and the server’s demeanor shifted when he realized we decided not to order entrees. I ordered the Lobster Bisque which was really more of a shrimp bisque, it was very bitter, overly salty, and a thin (watery) consistency as if it was running low and they added water and salt to make it last to the end of the night. When I politely asked to send it back the server was condescending and explained how soups are made and why they can’t be the exact same every time. (I mentioned I’d ordered it before and was looking forward to enjoying it again) The busser or assist server refilled my water by reaching across me and spilled and splashed water on the table and me. Minor things but I was really looking forward to going out to one of my favorite SF restaurants for a date night which is rare in 2020. Hopefully it will be better next time.
This was our ~5th time at Waterbar. The quality of the food was mediocre this time. Lobster bisque was barely warm and the $67 lobster with scallops was like an appetizer. Disappointed overall.
Birthday dinner with the best view of the bay bridge! The service was excellent from beginning to end. We felt safe with the spacious dining areas, and social distancing/mask notices. Staff were friendly and attentive, and made excellent recommendations. A sweet birthday surprise es delivered at our table at the end of our meal 👌🏼
Waterbar gave our party a great experience even with Covid conditions!
I highly recommend it. The staff there was First Class all the way!
I love going back to my happy place. This time was on election day. I couldn't think of a better way to have fun and avoid any bad news from the election returns. It turned out to be a great idea.
I started with a bourbon cocktail that included the juice from the Masumoto peaches that were served a few weeks back. If the bar had been open I would have happily sat there and had as many as I could handle. For me it was the perfect cocktail.
I also had to try the fish tacos. I'm very glad I did. They're the best fish tacos I've ever had. I hope that they're still on the menu for my next visit.
Delicious fresh seafood and the tastiest pumpkin bread pudding never! 😋
Excellent food and view, perfect spot for a lovely date
Me and my wife dined here on the Saturday before Halloween night and we absolutely loved the place. We returned for dinner with my brother and sister in-law for Halloween. Again the service, food and ambiance was incredible! We love the staff and they really deserve the large gratuity that we give them. Thank you Waterbar SF for a wonderful time each time we come here😊❤👍🏾
The food was mediocre at best. Came here 4 years ago and loved it, especially with the view. Very disappointed in the limited menu and food. Recommend going for lunch with nice aquarium and view but that’s about it.
Terrace was lovely
We really like the outside dining experience and food is usually excellent. A miss was the octopus appetizer. We were their on our anniversary in August and had a lovely surprise small dessert that spelled happy anniversary. I booked this time for our son and daughter in law anniversary and was disappointed that the same thing didn't happen. It would have made the night so extra special.
Thanks for the feedback James and we use to improve. Our thanks, Rich T.
Amazing selection of fresh oysters and great seasonal cocktails.
Waterbar is rated 4.6 stars by 8033 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.