Waterbar

4.6
6351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Menu: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm,
Dinner Menu: Sunday - Monday 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Brunch Menu: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm,
Bar Menu: Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm- 5:30pm.
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Phone number
(415) 284-9922
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Parke Ulrich
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Cross street
Harrison
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Parking details
$20
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

The best view in San Francisco combined with sutainable seafood makes Waterbar the perfect destination for your next event!

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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very good food but overly expensive, as evidenced by the amount of what appeared to be business/expense account diners.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Incredible experience. One of the best meals if a lifetime. Started with Chef's selection of oysters on the half-shell, then the seared ahi tuna, and finished with the sticky toffee pudding which may be the best dessert in San Francisco. And I haven't even mentioned the attentive wait-staff and the lovely view of the Bay Bridge. Hope to go back soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was perfect- Oysters were chucked fresh and were awesome

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food pricey but well served and tasty

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

For a seafood restaurant you would expect to get fresh fish.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First. The service was impeccable.
They have a wide variety of oysters. Order the daily sampler if your overwhelmed

Baked Fanny Bay Oysters and Roasted Moules Frites. AMAZING

We shared a desert the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Excellent

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a great way wrap up hosting some friends who were traveling over the summer.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Manager. Good food. Overall, the best restaurant in San Francisco.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Posto davvero favoloso,arredato benissimo e alla moda,posizione fantastica con vista dell’oceano e del bay bridge (che visto la sera illuminato dai giochi di luce è pazzesco).
Cibo ottimo a parte uno dei dolci non molto riuscito.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Incredible views of the Bay. Only negative for some is that most menu options are seafood based but that’s what you should expect. What they do serve is very good. And service is impeccable.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Went to Waterbar due to reviews about Lobster Roll. Had shrimp cocktail and oysters at bar. Waiter was great. Drinks were excellent. Shrimp were large but need to be cleaned.

Got our table to find three of main courses they were out of including Lobster roll. Ordered our meal which took an hour. Next set of drinks were not made the same as bar. Because our meal was taking so long the delivered an free order of cold French fries. Meal finally came. After we ate and paid $300 we went some place nice and got a sandwich.

Pretty disappointing for our first day in San Fransisco

Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wow! Oysters, lobster rolls and rose made this afternoon ridiculously perfect! A+++

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Family lunch on a Friday. Two lunch sets, one lobster roll, some oysters and a local beer. Service was excellent, ambience was great, bang for the buck was un-beatable. Overall a winner. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The food was amazing. Every bite of every dish was delicious! Very attentive service but a long wait for our main entree. A little expensive for our budget, but we had a gift certificate so we ended up paying what we would usually pay for a special dinner. I hope we can go there again sometime!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Everything was awesome!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

What a great restaurant! Gorgeous view but the real star is the service and the food. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

One of my favorites. Has never let me down!
Food and service are top notch.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We loved the location and the food was delicious. The server was very good as well. We were disappointed with the ambiance. The picture of the aquariums online were much more stunning than they were in reality.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I took my family to the Waterbar last weekend and had a great experience. We had a baby in tow and the waitstaff had a high chair and made us feel very comfortable. We sat outside and the waterfront view class set to the Bay Bridge is fantastic. I had the griddlecakes for brunch and a cocktail. Both were great. The salad was especially tasty. If it’s a warm day I highly recommend sitting outdoors. I’ll come back here again.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Jeffrey took great care of us. He knew the wine list and the menu very well.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Service was outstanding. Food was very good, but I thought the main courses offered (only 4) were just ok. Very pricey, but would recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The staff went out of their way to provide good service. The food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everything was amazing! The service and food was perfect.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Water bar is an excellent restaurant and very professionally managed. Service was outstanding throughout our meal on a busy Friday night. My one issue with the restaurant is their highly limited menu. We combined two starters and two entrees for four people and were very happy. However, entree choices numbered about six, not enough for a restaurant where daily specials do not fill in. What they do, they do well, however. I also resented the reservation policy requiring a credit card and a $50/pp cancellation fee. This is not New York nor a restaurant with a limited number of tables.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

If you get a table next to a window or one with a view then you will have a much better dining experience. However, when I took my out of town guest there, we were seated at the back table for 2 (very small table) in the corner with no view. We also had problems with the service. The dishes are very expensive for what you get.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great views and ambiance albeit a bit noisy. Food was fantastic and portion sizes extremely generous. The crab salad was more than enough for two. My husband had two appetizers as his meal and was stuffed!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

This was a special occasion and they did everything they could to make it perfect. Thank you so much! We greatly appreciated the beautiful view and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always one of my favorites to dine outside on a sunny day.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We met Rose who was fantastic and really made us feel welcome. She was fun and a delight to be around.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We had an excellent lunch celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary. The chef is very creative.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Thanks, it was a perfect moment and food was great !! Thanks again.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Absolutely Awesome as always. DO NOT CHANGE, DO NOT MODIFY Dont do anything. Everything is absolutely great, from the font host to everybody within....

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Beautiful outdoor patio. Not much foot traffic in the promenade. Great view to Bay Bridge.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The view and the meal were both amazing!!! Highly suggest visiting the Waterbar and trying the Ahi Tuna.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Always warmly welcomed. Staff friendly, efficient, knowledgeable. Food fresh, creative, delicious.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Confusion on meat (

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I have celebrated three out of the last six birthdays at Waterbar, and as always, this last experience didn't disappoint. Superb view, excellent food and service. My favorite special occasion destination!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I'm a regular visitor to Waterbar and have never been the least bit disappointed by anything there. The service is stellar and the food out of this world. My last couple of visits they've had fried green tomatoes on the menu. I've ordered them three times but this visit was the best. They have always been good but this time they were incredible. As was the calamari with lamb sausage. I'm going back next week with family members who are vegan. I can't wait to see what they serve.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Excellent clean fresh meal
David and Cesar were attentive
Perfect bday celebration

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