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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 #985 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Cross street: Broadway
Description: An experience in excellent Seafood cuisine with a gorgeous view of the Bay.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

No doubt that their service is awesome, they really treat you like a king and nothing can beat the view. But their menu offering is limited and far from what you would expect for that pricing level. But if you're visiting San Francisco, it's a must.

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had researched online that Waterfront is open all day and doesn't shut down between lunch and dinner. That is why we HAD to go here and not some of my other top choices, but I will tell you now that we are thrilled we chose Waterfront. First of all ... location is great with tables right on the waterfront... More

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Levis, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a lunch on the indoor terrace of that restaurant at our last day in San Francisco. The service was incredible. I really enjoyed the view and the peaceful atmosphere. We tried the crab and lobster sandwhich and this was perfect for a lunch. Probably a great place for a romantic dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My party of 5 (all adults) reserved a table on Monday afternoon for last night and asked to be sat in the waterfront area where possible. When we arrived they had not only met my request but gave us the best table possible which had uninterrupted views of the light show on the Bay Bridge which was fantastic! The food... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ate dinner in the open air patio attached to the restaurant, which was nice because we were outside yet sheltered from the wind. The food and the service were both very good. The reason I gave this a 4 rather than a 5 is because it is quite expensive compared to other restaurants offering a similar menu.

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Phoenix, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gotta have the crab mashed potatoes- incredible. Partner had the chipping and loved it. I had the broiled swordfish- wonderful. Also do not miss the fresh fruit cobbler (we had peach blackberry) with ice cream- DELICIOUS. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant! Beware- they charge for each Diet Coke which is a real shame!

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The Colony, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the best view I've experienced out to eat in San Francisco. Get an early evening reservation so you can catch the bay at various parts of the night. The food was above average, especially the chowder. The wine list is complete and served professionally. Price is what you would expect considering the location and quality of service.

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Torrance, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was on a business trip in San Francisco and it's my favorite city, but I was looking for a new seafood place to take my friend to. It was a Saturday night and we could not find reservations anywhere. we drove by The waterfront and stopped on a whim to see if we could get in and we did!... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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250 reviews 250 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant is located right on the seafront, with outside tables under an awning and views across the bay. We had lovely cocktails and I had a great Calamari dish to start, followed by Wagyu steak and chips.The steak was sweet and succulent.My husband had the mixed grilled fish which he declared excellent,we then shared a cheesecake pudding. Overall a... More

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Moose Jaw
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Waterfront was nicely located and somewhat set apart from the throngs of people. It offered a quiet and elagant surrounding with exceptional service by attentive and friendly servers. The meal arrived with no delay and was presented in a very attractive manner. The food was carefully prepared and very tasty. I would recommend this restaurant for fine dining and... More

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