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ATwater Tavern

4.2
4.2
122 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New waterfront restaurant in Dogpatch, coming spring 2016
"Chef Ed Vigil goal with the cuisine for ATwater Tavern is to obtain uniquely Bay area and California ingredients, handle them with finesse and passion by our highly trained culinary team, to then deliver our guests with a evocative and unique food story experience.
We will ground our culinary focus in the story of San Francisco, its people, its waters and its history. Reaching out to the lush California regions surrounding us, we will use red oak fire in a historic Santa Maria grill to cook our storied foods in our profound ""local"" way. So we will then strive every day to achieve this goal through classic techniques of execution, and obtaining the freshest possible quality ingredients from our local partners.
The ATwater team cannot wait to exceed all your expectations

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Shellfish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch on Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Happy Hour - 7 Days a Week. 3pm-6pm Bar and Patio Only. Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5.00pm - 9.00pm; Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 5.00pm - 10.00pm;

  • Phone number

    (415) 512-7153

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ed Vigil

  • Catering

    Please inquire for any off site catering

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of seating options, from casual team building after work to outdoor patio city views. Our private dining can be served family style as well as plated. Please feel free to contact us so that we can help you with your dining event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Christina Pinelli: (844) 206-4656

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd Street and Mission Rock Street

  • Parking details

    We have 7 Spots of Free Parking located directly in front of the Restaurant. We are directly across from Parking Lots A.

  • Public transit

    Muni Metro:<br />T line -Exit Mission Bay North<br />Muni 55- Exit Mission <br /><br />Walking Distance to Caltrain

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. M

    Melanie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite pre- Giants game spot. Great food, great service, awesome space. Can't wait to go back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We went with a group of 9 for my boyfriends birthday. While we were enjoying our meal, my friend found a tiny slug in his burger. We assume it was in the lettuce as it crawled around on our friends plate. A manager never came to the table, nothing was said to my friend besides at the end of the meal when they removed his meal from the bill. Anyone with a side salad did not finish their meal and my friend was clearly disgusted with the experience. No one wanted to cause a scene since we were celebrating my boyfriend, but needless to say, we will never be returning.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Great patio, nice spot when weather is nice. Waitress was really nice and didn't seem to be her fault, but drinks took 20 minutes, food took over an hour, and avocado toast was initially missing the avocado, which was bizarre. Cool spot, would probably come back for cocktails but not the best dining experience.
  4. T

    Torg

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hit up the Atwater for Sunday Brunch again with family in town. Once more, it didn't disappoint. The lovely weather (between days of rain) didn't hurt either as we were able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air on the patio and a view of the bay. Food was excellent as always and served with a smile!
  5. BH

    BillH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    They need to do a lot of work on their service level and the food quality is lacking. Too bad because the location and space are great.
  6. N

    Nine

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet my friends for lunch, drinks or dinner
  7. DB

    DavidB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and attentive and everyone in my party enjoyed apps and entrees and the specialty cocktails. There were two hostesses...the person that originally seated us forgot to update OpenTable that we had arrived and was confused when an hour later I told her I had received the "no show" email. The other hostess was amazing and was so helpful when we asked to move from outside to inside.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall1food2service5ambience4
    They tried really hard but what they really should have done is called us and said "hey, you noted it was a special occasion and we're really understaffed so we won't be able to accomodate a seating request with a view". We chose this restaurant for a) the view (we ended up sitting at a table facing a construction site) b) the gluten-free pancakes (they changed the menu one week ago and did not update it online). The two reasons we came to eat here did not manifest and the large number of flies did not help the ambiance.
  9. CP

    CarolPDX

    Portland

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We go to Atwater frequently, when the Giants are not playing at home as it is right behind the ball park. Good service, friendly atmosphere. I always order the mussels and clams without the clams. The portion size has however gotten much smaller...but not the price. We used to be able to share but not so much now. Still great flavor so worth ordering. Good beer selection on tap. Recommend the Fries which are a mix of russet and sweet potatoes with a great blue cheese dipping sauce.
  10. R

    Ruchi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We came in for a late lunch/early dinner and they were very unprepared for the transition from lunch to dinner. We were so excited since the food from the Yelp reviews looked so great. We came in and were VERY DISAPPOINTED. First of all, most of the items we saw from the Yelp reviews were not on the menu. Second, we were told that many of the options were not available, but only after we ordered them. The server was also not very friendly and had to go back and forth to the chef or manager to ask about various things like the specials and if they were in stock. She was very slow and she made us feel like we were doing her a disservice asking questions. We ended up leaving without ordering food because all of the options we wanted were out of stock and we did not feel welcome there. Feels like they should just shut down food service in between if they can't get their act together post-lunch and pre-dinner. The restaurant space itself is beautiful and the views from the roof and deck are fantastic. We really wanted to love it, but the service turned us off.
  11. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great for outdoor eating!
  12. EC

    ECMonties

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We enjoyed our birthday celebration because we were seated in a corner and it was relatively quiet. We had an infant with us and she was happy in daddy's lap or in the provided high chair. Our first server was knowledgeable, possibly the afternoon manager. Our second server was inexperienced but very friendly. Food-wise the winners were the Frito Misto, the flatbread, the mussels and the steak entre. Not so good were the savory and sweet fries. The fries were warmed over and slightly soggy. We should have sent them back, back our infant was ready for some food and, because they were not hot, she could eat them right away. The desserts were just OK which was disappointing since our server said that their desserts were great. Given the atmosphere I thought the prices were high. Parking was also an issue. We were able to park next door in a No Parking area after getting permission from the owner. There is another restaurant in the area that I prefer over ATWater based on this experience.
  13. KW

    KatW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We were disappointed in the food. Frito Misto description was not what we received. For $18, and based on the description in the menu we were expecting all seafood but received onion rings, potatoes, veggies, a couple of shrimp, a few pieces of calamari. Sauce was not very good. Overall, menu not a great description of what we received.
  14. BM

    BarbaraM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ATwater Tavern is awesome! I met a friend for lunch and it was my first time there. It was easy to find parking in the city, which is always great, and then the ambiance, food and service were all terrific. I'll definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Host was rude. Ended up waiting 20 minutes with a reservation.
  16. D

    David

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Came here for the view, but the dining room does not have a view, just the patios which are not open at night. The lyonnaise salad was very good. The frito mist was good, but not hot enough. the burger was good as well. Service was fine. But the place is nothing special without the view. Come during the day & sit outside to enjoy the view.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I really wanted to like this place, because it was my partner's birthday. Sword fish was raw, crab was over cooked, sham on San Francisco, and says was cold! Oysters, first if all were $4 each- were not properly removed from shell... so sad.
  18. a

    alex

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing. Food wasn't great. The service wasn't great. I hate ordering something to discover they are out of it. Liked they had barrel wines.
  19. SF

    SFjazzgirl

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful lazy afternoon by the water - great modern, casual design, tasty dishes both light and substantial, great cocktails, good wines (love the Saintsbury), and good waiter - kitchen got jammed but they comped extra dishes and wine, explained as we went.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My food was ok. I ordered the fried chicken. It was bland. My husband had the mix grill and thought it was great. I would come back again but probably not for dinner.
  21. T

    Torg

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice early evening dinner with excellent service. Things can get a bit loud later in the evening but an early evening dinner is just right for a dinner-movie date! The food was well-prepared and quite tasty and the service was just right, attentive but not over-apparent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A bit pricey, but decent food and atmosphere. Decent drinks too. Also consider Mission Rock Resort as an an alternative -- a bit better in terms of value.
  23. T

    Trish

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful and friendly place to go. The wait staff were great at suggestions, and wine sharing with the meal. No rush kind of place. The food was excellent.
  24. SR

    SamanthaR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We arrived a little late after calling to let them know. Upon arrival she told me I could use the bathroom because "this is going to take me a while" in regards to finding out reservation. We ordered the porter house steak medium and it came out raw. Our serve apologized and said he thought he heard me say medium rare. Even if I had said medium rare, that steak was raw! He took it back to go cook for longer. At that point I wasn't even in the mood to eat anymore. I was disappointed in the food, not our waiter he was very nice. I definitely wouldn't go back, nothing there wowed me.
  25. CE

    CherylE

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, and the service outstanding! Small venue, sat at the bar to dine - it as perfect. Bartender is a gem. We'll be back!
  26. LS

    LisaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view upstairs. Decor; warm wood,distressed cement and amazing redwood timbers. Staff very friendly.
  27. s

    sf49er

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great staff, great restaurant! highly recommend!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly friendly staff. Attentive to our need before a Cirque du Soliel show. The drinks, food and ambiance was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly bartender and waiter, we really enjoyed ourselves.
  30. NR

    NoeResident

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was a very disappointing meal overall. While the crab cakes were great and the Nicoise salad was good, the mixed fried seafood and vegetables was horrible. The breading was excessive and it was tasteless. There was a tiny smear of aioli, but not enough to add flavor to the tasteless mess. We didn't even really want this dish, but it was pressed upon us by our server who disappeared after she took the order. The service also left a lot to be desired. Barely anyone came around during the meal. Also all three dishes arrived at once. There was hardly enough room on the table.
  31. ST

    SimonT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant meal with great service. We'd be happy to return if back in San Francisco
  32. C

    Carina

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2016

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Relaxed Atmosphere and fantastic Food!!! I Love the Design and Nonchalance of the Restaurant
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch menu and service!
  34. VG

    VeronicaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I first thought that wine on tap was odd, but I'll always try it first at this place. Good wine. The oysters and cheese plates are really good as well. The pork chop was a bit under cooked and could have been seasoned more, but the truffle fries and risotto were delicious.
  35. GD

    GreenDiva

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great, fun spot to meet friends for good food, great service and fun atmosphere.
  36. SZ

    ShirleyZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Right across from cirque du soleil at the moment! The hostess saved our table after we called to say we were going to be late. We were really late! Our waiter was great. Best champagne I've ever had.
  37. o

    oldenoughtoknow

    San Francisco

    235 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good on my third visit and the very accommodating hostess gave me a better table than I was originally assigned. Downside is walking through a parking lot to get into a restaurant. One time I did it during a downpour and wasn't very happy when I got inside.
  38. F

    Full

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2016

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Second Time there. Food was cold. Had to send back two plates twice. Finally gave up and shared what we had ordered. Table of four with a cocktail each was $400 - lil pricey for what we ordered. Servers acted like they were doing us favors by serving what we had ordered. They had two people come by and offer to take our drink orders AFTER we had been sitting there and already ordered drinks. Lol. Maybe it's still ramping up?
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great time there while waiting for our show. Waiter was fabulous and took good care of us. Food "outstanding"
  40. MG

    MauiGirl

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We stopped by after a day of shopping. Great that they serve food all day as we got there around 3 for lunch. However they do only serve a limited menu at that time. Burger was pretty good. However the tuna poke was more like a slightly cooked ceviche. I was expecting raw tuna. Good place to get food before/after Luzia which is right across the street. They have blankets if you sit outside, nice touch! John the owner was great...walked around and introduced himself to new customers and also seemed to know a lot of the regulars too.

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ATwater Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd Street and Mission Rock Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch on Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm Happy Hour - 7 Days a Week. 3pm-6pm Bar and Patio Only. Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5.00pm - 9.00pm; Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 5.00pm - 10.00pm;

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Shellfish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have 7 Spots of Free Parking located directly in front of the Restaurant. We are directly across from Parking Lots A.

  • Public transit

    Muni Metro:T line -Exit Mission Bay NorthMuni 55- Exit Mission Walking Distance to Caltrain

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Vigil

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 512-7153

  • Catering

    Please inquire for any off site catering

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of seating options, from casual team building after work to outdoor patio city views. Our private dining can be served family style as well as plated. Please feel free to contact us so that we can help you with your dining event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Christina Pinelli: (844) 206-4656

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