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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
+1 415-391-2696
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Ranked #801 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway
Description: An experience in excellent Seafood cuisine with a gorgeous view of the Bay. Presidents, princes, celebrities & travelers join us to make their SF dining experience a memorable one. Fine seafood and a priceless view of Fisherman's Wharf!
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Pacifica, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

meeting friends after the holidays to catch up was the goal here this evening , and the Waterfront as a venue helped to facilitate this without a doubt. We were seated for dinner in the outdoor patio, closed in with a bit too much patio heat, but not wilting. the intimate space required the waiter to use is iPhone flashlight... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch today at the restaurant. We had a very warm welcome and were shown to a table outside. We were given water and a complimentary starter while we waited for our main meal. The food was excellent and was matched by the service. I also had a pint of Anchor steam beer with my meal. A very... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The crab cakes and mussels appetizers were perfect. The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. Definitely wait to sit outside as the view is amazing.

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Your opening line says it all! Thank you for the kind words and we're happy to hear it was the perfect meal. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again soon! Until next time, Waterfront Management More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great food! I ordered one of the specials: halibut with spinach. It was to die for! Very very good and the presentation of the dish was very beautiful. The host let you know when the table is available through text message. When they texted my boyfriend saying that our table was ready it still took a little time before we... More 

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Our sincerest thank you for the compliments, Victoria! We truly appreciate your support and cannot wait to welcome you back. You've always got a spot at our table! Warmly, Waterfront Management More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had dinner here after a long day of exploring around the area, it was quite quiet when we arrived but I imagine it gets very busy. I had a beautiful clam chowder to start followed by seafood linguine.. Fantastic! And the White Zinfandel was delicious too!

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're so happy you happened upon our restaurant, Jenna. Even happier to hear our food hit the spot! Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Toronto, Canada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After a half day trip to Alcatraz we decided on this place for a late lunch, impressed by the view from the second floor (it was too cold to eat outside). We ordered handmade linguini seafood and a salad with shrimp and crabmeat - both were outstanding ! The service was perfect,very quiet yet attentive.

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your support! We're happy to hear everything about our restaurant impressed and we'll be sure to share your compliments with the team. Next time you're in San Francisco, we hope we'll have the pleasure of serving you. Kindly, Waterfront Management More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Admittedly, we were just glad to sit down after an exhausting half-day's walking the hills of SF, but Waterfront just appeared in front of us. Being a beautiful sunny day with a slight bay breeze we were drawn to the outdoor section. We started with a Negroni (best I've had) then ordered buttermilk calamari and lobster linguini. the service was... More 

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Feedback like this just makes our day! Thank you for the support, Peter, and we simply cannot wait to welcome you back. You've always got a spot at our table! Take care, Waterfront Management More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First place we went to on our visit to SFO (lunch). Beautiful view of the bay and Bay Bridge. We had raw oysters, seafood pasta, mussels, and crab sandwich. Everything was delicious...wish we had tried the lobster mac, wood-oven pizza, and calamari/shrimp appetizer. Server was pleasant, but not as attentive as you would expect for the price. Would absolutely go... More 

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're happy we were able to kick off your San Francisco vacation, Eric! Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation here on TripAdvisor. Next time you're in town, hopefully you'll dine with us again! After all, we'd love to show you the attentive service you deserve for a truly exceptional meal. Kindly, Waterfront Management More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we went here for New Year's Eve. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Never rushed us. The food was amazing. Inventive without being over the top. The restaurant sits on San Francisco Bay under the bay bridge. Gorgeous. This is a pricey restaurant, but well worth it.

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Richmond, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Tadich Grill, my favorite San Francisco seafood restaurant is closed on Sunday. We should have checked Trip Advisor before walking over to Tadich Grill as I think they make the best chippino, a spicy seafood stew, in the Bay Area. I had heard good things about the Waterfront Restaurant which was nearby. The restaurant is on a pier overlooking San... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Address: Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: +1 415-391-2696
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Café

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