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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
415 391 2696
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Ranked #860 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $80
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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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.
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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Last night, my husband and I ate at this restaurant with my in-laws. The decorations for dinner were stunning: lots of lights, flowers, Poinsettias, wreaths and other arrangements. Our view onto the Bay Bridge as beautiful - we were close to the water and the room was big and airy. Our food was delicious. We ate Sole and Halibut, soup,... More 

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Paris, France
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant is perfectly located on the san francisco bay with a view on the water, le bay bridge and downtown. Service is perfect, the menu is very attractive and dishes well done. The one problem is the fresh sea platter which is served with minced out oyters and clams. The platter is a little too bland.

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Lewisville, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I traveled to SF for a quick Thanksgiving getaway and had our dinner that evening at this restaurant............omg, how good. She had fish. I had tenderloin........and even tho it was a quiet evening at the restaurant our service was superb. And, the nighview of the Bay Bridge was breathtaking........ a perfect, quiet Thanksgiving evening. I HIGHLY recommend.........

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Pismo Beach, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday for lunch, while meeting up with family in the Bay Area. We ate out in the tented patio portion of the restaurant and it was wonderful! Great food, great drinks, wine and service. If you want to have a delicious meal, on the water, with great service - go here!! It was the perfect... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate lunch at this restaurant with a nice view of the water. I ordered the lobster salad sandwich which was recommended by our waiter. It was delicious. My husband had the kobey beef cheeseburger and there wasn't one bit left on his plate when he was finished. The food was exceptional at this restaurant.

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Albany, NY
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140 reviews 140 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It absolutely didn't hurt that the weather on this first Sunday of Nov was spectacular but this review would have been just as positive if it hadn't. My wife and I sat outside in the glassed in patio area under an umbrella table. We enjoyed the weather, view, food, wine and excellent service. Each of us had a Ceasar salad... More 

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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Went here to catch up with friends in the evening. Great outdoor but sheltered area over the water. Round table was good for our gathering. Food was really good, tasty and fresh. Only a couple of vegetarian options but that was fine as they were all good. Others has seafood and said it was really good. Good service and we... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance in this resturant is to die for, view of the Bay Bridge and seafood and fish some of the best I've had. The Sole was especially good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were heading to Pier 39 for lunch, but noticed the Waterfront Restaurant on our way (Pier 7, I believe) so we asked the cab drive to drop us off. He warned us that it was quite expensive, but we wanted to give it a shot given that our last pier visit to Fog Harbor Fish House was less than... More 

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American Canyon, California, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are looking for a restaurant with a fantastic view and exquisite food, then I highly recommend Waterfront Restaurant. The seafood is prepared to perfection. This is one of my favorite San Francisco old-time favorites since 1988.

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Additional Information about Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Address: Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 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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