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
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
Delicious food and great service
The view is spectacular and the food is very good. Relaxing spot. Only hiccup was that our server disappeared for a long time when we were paying the bill. Had to go have someone hunt her down.
It was absolutely fantastic!
Food, service and the place at all
The food was ok, but the view was priceless.
Amazing service and outstanding food! Our server was Nancy and she was awesome; attentive, friendly, and had great recommendations. The food was delicious- we ordered the crab dip- yum! And enjoyed the rich chowder. My husband’s filet was cooked perfectly with great flavor and my Cioppino was out of this world! They even sent us a sweet treat to help us celebrate our Anniversary. The lemon drops are quite sneaky too! The restaurant is very nice and you can’t beat the view. Only draw back I would say is getting to and from the restaurant itself, oh that road!
Good vibes, service was just okay but I think everyone is just getting use to how things work again. Went with our family of 4, including 2 girls - surprisingly great for families.
Fish and chips was greasy and many foods from Menu were no longer available.
Superb food - we only had fish. Weak cocktails, so we added wine. Very noisy with a nearby baby shower party. Little social distancing between tables - a bit worrisome. We knew it was pricey from past visits, but it had gotten yet more so. GREAT water views.
Great place to go one of my favorites. The sushi just wasn’t the greatest. Could have been fresher with more crab.
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.
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 6282 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.