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- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chilled Maine Lobster Roll
old bay french fries, lemon aïoli, chives
Ahi Tuna Tartare
nori cracker, miso pickled cucumber, dashi gelée, fried garlic chili oil
Maine Lobster Bisque
cognac crème fraîche, sourdough croutons, dill
Anniversary dinner. We were treated as if we were royalty.
The WaterBar is one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The views and food are spectacular! We were seated upstairs with an great view. Our waiter Chris made the experience even better. The seafood is fresh, the appetizer tower was to die for. Go if you can!
Great place to celebrate all of life!
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
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
Hello KennyZ, Everyone has their opinion, and yes, we have been charging for bread for years along with most restaurants in San Francisco. We offer a lovely Acme Bakery Sourdough for 6 dollars and our guests do have the choice to enjoy it or not. We do appreciate your feedback! Many thanks, Rich T.
Loved jt ambiance, service and food soooo good
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.
HenryC, We try our best and do not know of the behavioral make up of guests. Sorry, some of our guest negatively affected your visit. Thanks for the feedback, Rich T.
Great seafood and service is a gorgeously located restaurant. What's not to like? Perfect for the Father's Day celebration we had for my Dad.
Seated at best table in upstairs patio at 11:30am Fsthers Dat
Many thanks Healthyfoodie! Best, Rich T.
Great location. Wonderful table with bridge view. Good menu
Great meal, wonderful service. Very enjoyable experience
Amazing service and impeccable cuisine!
Love it and grazie MichaelM! Best, Rich T.
Fantastic food, service and views!
Many thanks ChrisK!
We decided on Waterbar for our anniversary We went a day early as our actual anniversary coincided with Fathers Day. Perfect sunny day. They sat us promptly with a smile. The front of house staff ate great. An awesome outdoor table that was shaded and views of both the Bay Bridge and the city.
Started with two dozen oysters - 1 dozen of the special ones, and the other a mixture of two. Alll perfectly shucked, cold and fresh. And a glass of bubbles each on the house. Our waiter was awesome. Very helpful and friendly. A salad of fried fresh mozzarella, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, poblano crema and pesto was stunning. We both thought the fried mozzarella was unnecessary. Entrees we’re both delicious as well. Seared alcacore with rice noodle. The other roasted long cod. Both super fresh with so much depth of flavor. The wines along the way paired perfectly with each dish. Finally dessert of “cereal milk” panna cotta was exceptional with some after-lunch dessert wine.
Waterbar is a very good value especially compared to many restaurants in SF. Fairly priced food, exceptionally prepared, with professional staff that make you feel welcome. Add in the perfect view and it is no wonder that the line to checkin for a table went around the restaurant on a sunny Saturday. Keep up the great work.
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.
Thanks for the feedback and sorry to disappoint in any manner, Best, Rich T.
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 :)
Hello latrichr, We have been seasonally changing our menus for 14 years; it is a key part of our concept and sustainable commitment. All the menus should be great and we want you happy. Thanks for the feedback. Best, Rich T,
Great oysters and other seafood with dramatic view of the Bay Bridge lights - fun place to dine
Love this place for the views, service, food and selection of wines.
Appreciate you Neil! Best, Rich T.
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!
WELCOME back 2fortygirl and many thanks! Rich T.
Menu changes significantly since Oct. 2020. Dishes are not appealing. Not my taste anymore. I ate soup and French Fries.
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.
Excellent food and views in a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend.
A little hard to hear friends talk about table.
Thank you very much MariaM!
Good was just ok. Service was very good
Relaxing Bayside venue, attractive plates, good taste, but over-priced. Parking is a problem.
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.
Outstanding with great view, noisy & be sure to be given correct menu.
Thank you Robertw!
The BEST oysters!
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.
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.
Loved meeting the GM. Indoor dining is beautiful and the Kumomotos-heaven.
Had a awesome birthday lunch !
Hi RalphV - Thanks for enjoying and celebrating at Waterbar! Best regards, Rich T.
Omg! It’s just perfect!
I love Water Bar. It’s one of my favorites.It was the only restaurant that I went to during the Pandemic.❤️
Hearts back at ya EileenT! Best, Rich T.
Loved the outdoor dining and view.
Thanks for enjoying KarenB! Best, Rich T.
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.
A wonderful lunch - the right spot for our business meal.
We like the sound of that ! Thanks! Rich t.
Tremendous food and experience. The best service in town to boot!
Fantastic to hear SC0621! THANK YOU! Best, Rich T.
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.
That makes us so happy - THANKS Virg! Best, Rich T.
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!
great to hear and many thanks luv2eat! Best, Rich T.
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)
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.
Hello Imani, Sorry that you subjectively could not find some attractive food items. Be well, Rich T.
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.
Thanks o much JamalH!
Waterbar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 284-9922.
Waterbar is rated 4.7 stars by 8434 OpenTable diners.