Skates on the Bay
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Everything on the menu is good.
I've been eating at Skates for several years and it can be iffy. We had a wonderful time there yesterday. The Eggs Benedict were the best I've ever had and Ruben was very friendly and professional. I hope they can keep it up.
Excellent service. Food was tasty. Halibut was a bit over cooked. Vegetable maki was hard to eat - fell apart when picked up.
The views are amazing and the management genuinely cares about ensuring great guest experiences.
Vance our waiter was pleasant and professional.
The brow was beautiful and the food good. We were celebrating my brothers birthday and he had a wonderful dinner. The price for the entrees were a bit pricey but the food was good, however I had one problem and that was desert when I ordered the key lime pie and the waiter came back and said they had just ran out i don’t understand how a upscale restaurant like Skates can allow this to happen. Other than that we had a good dinner, by the way i had no dessert.
The best view in the East Bay, good food and cocktails with very nice service. We will return often.
Best view on the
Bay.As the sun sets and the sailboats race by your window you are viewing a menu with many good choices of seafood,beef or vegetarian.The wine list was full of good choices and the waiter prepared to make good suggestions.The entrees were in the $35. Range but the portions large and included side vegetables.I look forward to going back for both the spectacular view and the food.
We've come to Skates many times over the years and have been satisfied with the food and service. This time was different. The lobster bisque, which my wife loves was congealed and tasted like it had been reheated too many times. A big disappointment. She also ordered a dragon roll and sent it back- the sushi rice was hard and cold and the tempura shrimp was dried out- this was inedible. e monkfish was good but the lentils and other vegetables were barely luke warm.
We were disappointed and surprised.
Dessert with candle was a lovely touch!
Thank you for joining us on a special occasion and we hope to serve you soon here at Skates. Best, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
Our waiter recommended the Kung Pao Calamari as an appetizer. It was absolutely delicious! The view of the sun setting behind the hills of Marin was exceptionally beautiful. We enjoyed every minute of our experience.
Food was amazing
Cocktails well balanced
Server was great and very attentive.
We had the pork belly over grits for app and prime rib rare and the filet mignon black and blue as our entree. Mmmmmmmm, perfectly cooked.
Reservation process was simple and efficient via restaurant find on Google Maps. Hostesses were pleasant, wait staff was attentive and the food was great!
Hello LerondM, Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope you would join us soon for another great dining experience !!! Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
If you’re looking for a fabulous dining experience, this is the place. Outstanding views, delicious food, and exceptional service!
Hello MaryM, Thank you for this wonderful review, It is reviews like yours keep us going every day and trying to make it special to all of our guests... Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
Beautiful view of the Bay, esp. at sunset. Food is good, very pricey.
We went for brunch on Labor Day. My partner wanted eggs Benedict and Skates, was hosting a brunch on Monday although that is not a day that they usually have brunch so we were excited to go.
Although no one came to the table to check on us Jeremy eagerly came over to be of service until someone was available and that was really helpful because we had sat there for a while. Once assigned, Ruben was a great server it was a great experience.
Hello, Thank you for being to understanding. We are glad to hear that even though the service started slow but we were able to provide you with a good dining experience. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. Have a great day !!! Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
Wonderful service and beautiful views.
Everything was great as usual. Seated right on time. Prompt service even though the room was packed. Food was outstanding and was perfect for our order. View was outstanding . We spend our anniversary each year at skates (this was our 50th anniversary) Only one complaint was that when I got home I realized that my rewards credit was never given to me.
Totally charmed! Our dining experience was smashing. Our server, Cole, was perfectly attentive and offered great recommendations for both food and drink. All of us dining enjoyed our meals, drinks and dessert immensely. Views are astonishing. Thanks Skstes for a fab time.
Skates on the Bay has been my favorite restaurant for many years. The food is always delicious but the view takes the cake!
This restaurant never fail to deliver the best food, service and ambiance. I always recommend friends and family to go to Skates for the best of everything:)
We were given the table with the most beautiful view -- in a corner with windows on both sides overlooking the Bay, the boats, and the (fogged-in) GG Bridge. Excellent cocktails and a monkfish entree made the day for us.
I would recommend Skates for the view, cocktails and dessert not so much for the food.
We always go to Skates while staying in Berkeley! It’s one of the best views of The Bay while eating delicious food!
Hello, Thank you for your kind review, we truly appreciate it. We hope you have a great day !!! Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
The sushis were excellent but was a little bit disappointed about the cheesecake...
Always a winning experience. Oceanside table, plates were as delicious as they were beautiful and the service was good too.
Hello LadyJ, Thank you very much for this kind review. We hope to serve you soon here at Skates !!! Best, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
I used to be a frequent diner at Skates when I lived in the East Bay in the 1980-1990s. I was very disappointed with this recent dining experience. Here's why:
1) Having to drive through all the homeless encampments and piles of trash at the freeway off-ramp at University was very unsettling.
2) Our server was not very friendly. Also, kept trying to upsell at every opportunity. When we asked questions she was very curt.
3) Food quality was okay, and relatively expensive.
4) Two of the three stalls in the Ladies Restroom were either out of order or needed attention.
5) Pros: Parking was easy and hostesses were friendly and helpful.
Food was excellent but boy does this place need a makeover. Smells bad and looks like no money spent on updating the dining room or the rest rooms.
Hello mbdiner, Thank you for your honest feedback. We recently got brand new flooring and our restrooms are scheduled for a renovation in the next couple of months. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope to provide many more good dining experiences here at Skates !! Best, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Skates. The bay view is spectacular and the service was very good. I had the large Seafood Louis and it was fresh and delicious. My husband has Steelhead Salmon served on a corn salad which was also excellent. I had a glass of the house wine which was very good.
There were several large parties there celebrating birthdays. The noise level was more than usual, but not obnoxious. I look forward to going to Skates on the Bay again.
Hello SacSue, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you had such a great dining experience here at Skates. We hope to serve you soon. Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
I haven't been to Skates in over 10 years due to moving away from the area but I had a meeting in the area and agreed to meet at Skates for dinner. There was 4 of us and we were seated right by the glass wall ... my guests were pleasantly surprised by the view. But they were blown away by the quality of the food and the service. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend it for ambience, quality of food and the service. Parking is alway easy.
I didn’t have a welding greeting when I first entered the doors. It was nice an chill so make sure to bring a jacket or sweater, because they have one area with a fireplace. When my boyfriend and I sat down, it took me to flag our server down (waving hand motion) but once he came over he was great! He asked me what did I like, and I let him know he gave recommendations on what I may like and explain how the meals where he was just great!
Took a while for them to seat us, even though we had a reservation. Requested a table by the window but didn’t get it, eventually asked to move to a table that opened up by the window. Food was good except my date ordered the Paella and it tasted like it was off. Kind of sour. Not sure if it was supposed to taste this way but we didn’t enjoy it. Appetizers were tasty (oysters and calamari). I had the Alaskan Halibut and it was delicious. Waiter was very kind and served us well!
I enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner at Skates on the Bay. The extra complimentary desserts with a candle on one was a lovely touch ! We had a booth with a view of the city. A lovely experience and I will be back. Thank you, Nina.
Hello Nina, Thank you very much for this great review. We are glad you enjoyed such a great Birthday dinner at Skates. We truly hope to serve you soon !!! Best, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
We love the Kung Pao Calamari and can back for it again. The halibut was very good. I tried the seafood tower. I am not an oyster fan so they were very nice to add more shrimp instead. But I was not crazy about the lobster. The tail was ok but the claw was not good, it had a crack in it so it change the firmness of the meat. Plus I like my lobster warm not chilled. The service is the best and had another wonderful server this time too.
All of the seafood entrees were excellent! The views were beautiful and the staff were very attentive.
From the time we entered the restaurant we were treated like royalty! The drinks, the oysters, the crab and shrimp Louie were outstanding. Gina, our server, was fabulous and very attentive. We dined; not just eat and run. It was perfect! We had a seat by the window and it was beautiful as the sun was setting. This was not out first time at
Skates and it will not be our last........
It was a great location with great service and food.
Hello Rcrc, Thank you for your kind review. We truly appreciate it, please come and join us for more great dining experiences. Best Regards, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
Great view, wonderful server. A meet in the middle place for us to gather with family.
Hello Mauibird, Thank you for your kind review. It is our pleasure to have you join us with your family Have a great day !!! Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
The service was the best part of the experience. We had Jacob and he was personable, professional and conscientious. It was very busy and he had a lot of tables. However, he still gave excellent service. We had a table near the window and it was a gorgeous day; the bay was right outside the huge window, so you could see the waves, docked boats and the long pier nearby.
The food was good, but nothing spectacular. I had the fish and chips and it didn't taste very fresh and was actually quite greasy. The cole slaw that was served with it was great.
My boyfriend had the seared Ahi and that was better than mine. We've been advised to try the items from the special menu and not the main since they are more seasonal and fresher. Overall, it was a nice experience and we'll be back and surely ask for Jacob to be our waiter.
Hello MaryP, Thank you very much for this great review. I of course will make sure to pass along your kind words to Jacob as well !!!! Hope to serve you soon at Skates again. Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager