Waterbar

4.7
6884 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

For Mother's Day, Waterbar will offer a 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $55 per person. Multiple choices will be offered in each course. Our a la carte menu will only be available during dinner service.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

For Easter, Waterbar will offer a 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $55 per person. Multiple choices will be offered in each course. Our a la carte menu will only be available during dinner service.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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What 6884 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Good food. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the ambiance, food and service...looking forward to bringing more friends and family to Waterbar

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LS
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything exceeded our expectations. The Maitre'd on arrival was absolutely helpful and charming. My friend is handicapped and needed additional help. The table was fantastic and looked out onto the San Francisco Bay on a glorious day. We ordered the day's special to start with a couple of glasses of Sparkling French Rose - perfect. The waiter was knowledgeable, did not rush us, and thanked us for coming. We chose the tuna with a side order of Brussel sprouts with melon - both dishes we would order again. Thank you Waterbar for an exceptional experience. We will be back!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

IT TOOK FORVER TO GET OUR FOOD. SERVICE IS A BIT SLOW.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out of town guests for lunch. We all had a great meal with attentive service and a beautiful setting.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Me and a friend of mine were recommended to this restaurant we live Buy Santa Barbara but we thought we would go for a nice fish dinner. She got the sea bass I got the halibut. Her Seabass had a over half of it was a bloodline, served over ravioli that was absolutely hard as rocks. We did tell the waitress who in turn told the chef and they did replace it with another dish full. My halibut was the smallest piece I've ever had served with three pieces of asparagus over purple grits. The flavor was good but for the price it was totally not worth it. I'm 70 years old have worked hard for my money and I will not be returning.

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Italy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst meal and service in sf

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It is obvious no one reads the comments you leave when making a reservation. The salad and starter where ok but the Steak was horrible horribly under cook

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special times with special friends deserve an evening ensconced in the culinary and visual splendor of the Waterbar...

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BW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful table with a perfect view of the Bay bridge. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. it was so magical when the lights came on the bridge, an only in SF moment!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience but we did have to ask for bread 4 separate times.

Overall amazing place to eat and will definitely go back.

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AL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting on the patio on a perfect day. Food delicious too.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Every time is good but not yesterday. Maybe they are too busy

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MA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience in a spectacular setting overlooking the Bay Bridge and SF Bay. Extensive seafood menu with and extensive oyster menu. This restaurant is for a special night out - it is pricy, but the food, service, and ambiance are excellent.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but our waitress barely made eye contact with us and just kept looking around when she was at our table.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters, perfect presentation, couldn’t ask for more

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a special place with awesome view, good service, and great seafood

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I’ve had here is outstanding and they change their menu all the time which is fun. It’s quite pricy but I e never had anything I didn’t like at Waterbar. The customer service is also amazing!

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1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my Mom for her Biethday and the staff was outstanding and treated my Mom like the Queen she is! Would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was AMAZING!!

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AL
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Ambiente und Essen ware grossartig. Die Lautstärke war jedoch so hoch, dass man sich nicht normal unterhalten konnte. Das war leider sehr schade

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TX
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect! It was planned and paid for by my friends as a gift for my husband and I

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L
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little more expensive but beautiful view of the bridge lit up at night.

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J
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waterbar is my go-to especially when I have out of town visitors not only for the food and service, the orchestra seats beneath the Bay Bridge make for an unmatched evening. The only change I would welcome is a reduced noise level to better enjoy the conversation.

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KD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views and food! They have a wonderful oyster selection and the cocktails were excellent. The food is pricey, but delicious and well worth it for a special evening with one of the best views in San Francisco.

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Sacramento
44 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great innovative food along with
Fantastic oyster selections.
Would like to see a little more emphasis in California wines especially Sauvignon Blanc. I like to stay in and support my zip code.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent a weekend in San Francisco visiting with my college age daughter. Waterbar was the perfect combination of ambiance, and exquisite dining. Service was impeccable. I’ll definitely be back.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. They took such good care of us but also gave us privacy, which is what we required.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The view was amazing. As was the food . The wine was good. The only criticism I’d have is the pseudo stuffed fish on the walls which appeared very out of keeping with a contemporary interior design

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience! Food, wine and atmosphere were on point! The sommelie was one of our highlights of the experience. She is very knowledgeable, personable, and welcoming.

Cheers to our next visit!

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KR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a location with a great menu and wine list. Will return in a heartbeat.

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BB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The WaterBar not only has the best seafood but phenomenal service. Have been here multiple times, for company events, pre-show dinners and special occasions. They have never failed to surpass my expectations.

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Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Bueno si te gustan las ostras. Tiene bastante ambiente y buena decoración (adicional a la vista al mar); pero el resto de la comida está bastante sobrepreciada considerando la calidad y sabor

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LO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a pretty view of the shore. Trevor our Server was outstanding. The food was great...will definitely come again.

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TC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Wonderful place for creative cuisine with beautiful views abound!

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great booth overlooking the water and Bay Bridge. The wine list had lots of good options. The oyster menu is extensive, and the daily special oyster at $1.05 per a real deal, as is the three course prix fixe lunch, chosen by one of our party. Service was attentive without being annoying. Will definitely be back!

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London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food good but expensive for what it was.

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but well worth the splurge. The main dining room is very lively but the one on the side is good for a slightly more intimate feel. Would highly recommend going back especially to impress friends and family (who love seafood with some creative and refined twists) or for a business dinner when you have a generous expense policy!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was perfect! The bay bridge was all lit up, the food was amazing and the service fantastic❤️

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CF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing - I had the rainbow trout salad and it was stunning! The service was fantastic too!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant continues to be one of the Best Spots in SF

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