Skates on the Bay
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Service was spotty! Menu limited!
Ambiance always good! Value considering above moderate!
Awesome setting, seafood linguine very good
Our server didn’t come over for like ten minutes. Another server picked us up. Good birthday dessert.
Nice, quiet, lunch with a fantastic view.
The lady manager in charge didn't respect my tete a tete request of getting a better waterfront table despite my three days in advance reservation, previous phone calls and the existing of better empty waterfront tables.
Good was good, great views but the service was so slow.
I love the view from Skates so that is my main reason for going there. The food is good as well, as is the service and spacing between seats.
Over the years we have always enjoyed Skates on the Bay and our last visit was no exception. Our reservation was set and in a few minutes we were greeted and led to our table with a magnificent view.
My brother and his wife were with us as a special treat. They were so impressed with the ambiance, food, view and exceptionally well trained and congenial waitress.
We noticed the interior and exterior of the restaurant was sparkling with new paint and the booths and chairs had new coverings. Well done!!!!
Such a lovely place to enjoy a wonderful meal and take in the view.
Great place for a date and any special occasion. The customer service was awesome, the food outstanding and the ambiance romantic and relaxed. The quality-price ratio is good. Will definitely recommend and will come back soon.
Because of all this and more great and competitive attributes Skates is already proud for, don’t forget to make an appointment before you go if you ever want to experience any of these in this outstanding place. They are usually tight on space as everybody solicit them. Enjoy!
price was little high. you supposedly had a special going on for $ 25 per person, nothing was mentioned. it was on your Easter web page.
Service was amazing, views were outstanding, and the food was delicious. Ordered the crab and artichoke dip (of course), filet mignon, and seafood linguini. I apologize but I failed to take pics of the food.
Food cold have been hotter. The oyster with the hang town fry were very small. Otherwise no complaints
We come for the gorgeous view and delicious seafood.
great location - view is amazing. People working are super nice. Love it!
Great food and service! What a great view from your table of the bay.
Enjoyed Easter Brunch. Service & food was wonderful!
Today is Easter and we absolutely enjoyed our brunch at skates. The customer service was outstanding, the menu varied, refined and delicious and the prices more than reasonable for what you get! Would definitely recommend and will come back soon!
Restaurant was not busy , service was lousy, took ten minutes to open our wine , which I ended pouring my self all night long , when I made the resv I requested a window table , that didn’t happen , I stated it was our anniversary, it was never acknowledged, no one ever checked how we were doing. We got charged for sparkling water we never order. Bread was never brought to the table. Just a horrible experience!
Skates has done an amazing job with reopening after a year of shutdown due to COVID-19. We were so happy to be back!
wonderful view, great service and delicious food... what more could you ask for!?
It was great to be out again. We were able to sit at the window- always a plus.
The manager is so wonderful every time we go. He is so great and enthusiastic! Food is always fabulous, we missed having a full menu but still had a wonderful meal. Our waitress could have been a little nicer but overall wonderful dinner.
We were waiting for reopening! Menu has changed no there is signature salad so I hope it will be back. Prime rib and salmon dinner was great! We can’t wait to come again.
Screaming kids! And the management did nothing.
View is outstandingly beautiful, however food is so mediocre. We waited in line to be seated for our reservation which took minutes as there was only one person as the host. The service started off good but once we put in for the appetizer, she took off. Once the entree was brought out she completely disappeared. Seared tuna had minimal flavor, as well as the dessert was nothing like on the menu. Ordered a chocolate dessert with goat cheese, raspberry, & pistachio, was instead brought a vanilla ice cream with chocolate. Take the extra few minutes to drive to San Francisco and sit along the water at a place with better food.
Nice to be able to sit down and eat eat in a place you enjoyed. Was treated for my birthday and had the corner window seat in the bar seating. View was GREAT, staff was GREAT, food was GREAT. Only problem is their selection of Tequila is VERY limited, was told they have not gotten up to speed with ordering. I put in my request.
The food was excellent, the ambiance was great and the view - to die for. I can highly recommend this Restaurant. Can't wait until they go back to a full menu to choose from.
Service has degraded considerably. The servers reminded me of Dennys. Its a shame really. The food and ambiance is a 4 star
Although my filet was prepared as requested, It was very bland in flavor. It had a good appearance but was not savory
I don't even know where to start. Ordered the steak medium rare and my client ordered the chicken. After 45 minutes my steak was brought out, well done. After several more minutes my client was informed that his chicken was taking a little longer than normal. I ate the now cold steak and my client was forced to get his to go as he had another appointment. Our sever was very nonchalant and not overly concerned about my meal or my clients now to-go meal. I will never return.
Food was great. Location is amazing. Waiter was AWFUL.
It was so nice to dine at Skates again. The food was great, the service was great, and I appreciate the manager being so involved in taking care of old customers. It was worth the 225 miles round trip.
Absolutely loved my experience at Skates! The staff was amazing and the food was PERFECT! Stuffed chicken is the winner!
Food was great, prepared perfectly.
Very nice lunch, atmosphere with less crowd felt comfortable. Views were amazing, just a nice day to enjoy lunch with great company. The service was awesome and food too.
The view is absolutely breathtaking and the staff was very professional and friendly. The food came quickly and was fresh and so yummy. We will absolutely go back.
Great customer service. Food was relatively good, salmon was slightly overcooked.
The food was terrible. Appetizers tasted like they came from a frozen bag. The calamari was drenched in sweet “Kung pao” sauce, completely negating the crispy exterior of the calamari. Even the focaccia, which used to be made in house and was stellar, tasted like day old white bread. Just awful. We left before ordering entrees and ate elsewhere. Even so, 2 beers and 2 appetizers, $80. Very sad that a Berkeley institution like this has taken a real hard turn towards mediocrity.
Love this place!
Lavender cosmo is my jam.
Skates on the Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Skates on the Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 549-1900.
Skates on the Bay is rated 4.4 stars by 6219 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.