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
Everything was fantastic! Leo was a great waiter gave me and the wife all the time in the world. It was her Birthday and she was quite Happy. Thank You
My only complaint is that my steak was not cooked to my desired doneness. Even after a stressed to the waiter when I ordered how I wanted it as I had the same problem at a previous visit.
our server was excellent. she was able to accommodate special entree requests and completely attentive!
I loved my seafood salad. Our birthday boy was happy. We had a great time.
Enjoyed taking my 93 year old father out to eat in a restaurant on the tail end of Covid. Well spaced tables. Great view of the bay. Good cocktails. The wine list is also good. The halibut special was outstanding- may go back before they run out. The seared ahi also excellent.
Our server Gregory was the best! The wait time for food was excellent!
Perfect early brunch for my wife and me on Mothers Day. Great food - as always - and impeccable service. Thank you, Skates!
Wonderful Mother’s Day celebration with my mom the food was amazing. Mimosas and the the view were terrific too. Skates is one of my favorites, always a wonderful time and great service. My mom tried the omelette and she loved it. No espresso so I took a baileys coffee which was great too. Thank you Skates!
Food was great. Would have been nice to have better seats with a stroller included. We were seated towards the back without much of a view
I celebrated my 27th birthday w| 5 of my beautiful sisters ! The service was impeccable & the food was great . I can not wait until the COVID stuff dies down so they can continue to add back to their menu ! Overall I had a wonderful experience w| a beautiful view 💕
Great food, beautiful view, and an exceptional staff make it a pleasure to be here.
Great food, superb view, excellent staff. A real treat
Every thing was quite good. The service was a bit forgetful, but that was understandable given the long closure due to the pandemic.
The view of SF and bay is beautiful (I sat at the bar and was unable to get a table on the glass, but was fine).
The Clam Chowder was better than Dead Fish's.
The chicken salad was great - chicken tender and well flavored.
The Parmesan dressing was homemade and a very nice.
Overall a good experience.
We were seated by a window and had a fabulous view. The tables are spaced appropriately. We ordered the California roll, Parmesan Caesar salad, and salmon. Everything was delicious, and the service by Romel was perfect. I noted in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and Romel brought a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Great food, view. Server seemed to be new but was very friendly
A lovely restaurant but the prices are just way too high. We had a good meal, but with such a limited menu and extremely high prices, we are unlikely to return.
Food was delicious. Overall, it was a great experience except the cocktails are very overpriced. It was $14 for a cocktail and it wasn’t even a full glass. And I didn’t even taste any alcohol. I usually only drink one cocktail, but this one definitely didn’t have enough alcohol in it. I don’t mind paying more money for a good cocktail, but I want a full glass and not an insufficient amount of alcohol.
Wasn’t what I thought it would be. No I would not return.
Always love the view!
Thank you for hosting my birthday we loved it will certainly return
The seating was on time but it took 23 minutes for the server to take the order and another 25 minutes for the meal. Everything was bitter salty and overcooked. Oysters had shell pieces. They could have been very delicious food but because of over marinating and over cooked, the food experience was the worst around this area. Fast food places provided a lot better food. Definitely will NOT recommend a lunch or dinner, especially for a special occasion. The lunch just ruined my 73-years old sister’s birthday celebration. Very disappointed.
The food on the menu online was not the same as the menu at the a tule restaurant. The view is awesome and the service was great
I was very impressed! The view is unbelievable, the service was great, the food was delicious. It was quiet and spacious. Ample parking. Loved the hardwood floors they had in there- they looked new. Overall, I will come back regularly.
Though the weather was gloomy that evening, my date and I still enjoyed our time there. Thank you!
Beautiful view and excellent service!
We were Seated promptly. The Large room easily accommodated social distancing guidelines. Britney our waitress was very personable,attentive and fun. It was a very nice experience for our first time eating inside at a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. Free parking was an additional plus.
Calamari and seafood linguine grilled salmon. Great dessert.
Atmosphere, service and view were great. Food was pretty good, American wagyu steak was a bit tough. Halibut was pretty good as well.
The locations/views are amazing at Skates. But honestly, I expected a broader menu and certainly more fresh seafood selections. There was no grilled fish available, only sushi. A bit disappointing overall.
So nice getting out again. Food and service were excellent.
Wonderful stop- I love this hidden gem!
Even though it was foggy on the bay, the view was still magical.
We had the Seared Ahi Tuna, Fish & Chips, Crispy Calamari, Crap & Artichoke dip. All dishes were very good, as was the view.
From beginning to end, as a professional Hotelier, I was appalled and wholeheartedly disappointed with the lack of service and professionalism that I experienced during this visit. What a truly terrible occurrence.
Skates has always been perhaps our favorite East Bay restaurant--wonderful view, great drinks, excellent service and quite good food. Despite the limitations on the menu and staff, we had a wonderful time during our first visit to the dining room after being vaccinated. Our server, Windy, was terrific, and we loved the policy that allowed us to dine without masks after we were seated: the dining room looked like it did during pre-pandemic days!
It seemed everyone had an April 17 birthday when we visited :) The kitchen was bringing out lots of (complimentary) cake & candles.
Food was excellent: we had the dip and the oysters and main courses were seafood linguine and Nicoise salad.
Service very attentive, and appropriately adjusted for COVID. The use of gloves by waiters is overrated as that protects the waiter, not so much the guest (unless gloves are constantly changed?)
We enjoyed our dinner a lot.
This venerable restaurant hasn’t really come back yet. The service was just ok and the food was not back to what it once was
I had the Seafood Linguini and it was very good. The service was very good also. I was happy to be able to eat inside of Skates on the Bay.
Me and my husband went on a Friday night at 6:45pm we had reservations for date night. They sat us at the nicest table with the best view, our server was amazing! And the food was delicious! We had a great night!
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 4.5 stars by 6295 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.