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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

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The Embarcadero
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Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Broadway)
+1 415-391-2696
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An experience in excellent Seafood cuisine with a gorgeous view of the...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Lunch

Sat on the covered patio for a lovely lunch. I had the lobster sandwich and my husband had the ciopinno. We each had a glass of wine with lunch, mine was a lovely New Zealand Sauvignon blanc (can't remember the label). Our servers were attentive and well informed about the menu. We will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
PattiCNS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sat on the covered patio for a lovely lunch. I had the lobster sandwich and my husband had the ciopinno. We each had a glass of wine with lunch, mine was a lovely New Zealand Sauvignon blanc (can't remember the label). Our servers were attentive and well informed about the menu. We will definitely return.

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Beijing
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Made a reservation and was seated with a view of the Bay Bridge without delay. I very much enjoyed the Waterfront Cioppino. At $35 - not cheap ... but the crab, mussels and prawns were served in a delicious light tomato broth. Everything was steaming hot and well presented. They did run out of clams from valentines the night before,... More 

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

Rick, excellent seafood only goes so far. Don't get us wrong, we're extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed the Cioppino, but it's pretty disappointing if you were met with anything but friendly and attentive service. We certainly don't want to be exuding a pretentious vibe. Thanks for mentioning something, though -- we'll follow up with the team. We look... More 

Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Recently had a business dinner here and if you're visiting from out of town, the view is worth the price and the noise. Waitstaff tried hard but they were either understaffedwe're just not prepared for the crowd. Food was good but given the number of outstanding local restaurants, this establishment survives on location.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share this glowing recommendation! Your support sure does mean a lot and we cannot wait to welcome you back. If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out! Our door's always open. Take care, Waterfront Management More 

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having tried a few locations in SF this was among the best. Excellent service, friendly waiters and excellent food made this a memorable dinner. Pricey, but unlike other locations well worth the money. We tried Clam Chowder, Oysters, Seafood Linguine and the Dungeoness Crab filled with Chili Linguine - all outstanding quality and preparation. When you can remember each course... More 

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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 your kind words, Fredrik. Your support sure does mean a lot and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Don't be a stranger! Take care, Waterfront Management More 

California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation and they were willing to seat us right away or we could go to the bar and enjoy a drink. I ordered a pomegranate margarita and it was delicious. The bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable. We were given a lovely seat over the bay with a view of the beautiful Bay bridge.... More 

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

Cindy, we're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here! There's nothing quite like the beautiful views of the bridge, and it never hurts to have a delicious meal to pair with those great sights. Hope to see you soon, Waterfront Management More 

Pacifica, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

It's great to hear you enjoyed a visit full of great talk and tasty food. Thank you for your support and we simply cannot wait to welcome you back. You've always got a spot at our table! All the best, Waterfront Management More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 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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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Hearing this glowing feedback is more rewarding than you know! Thanks for the support, Jeff, and we're happy you were able to dine with us during your visit. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again next time you're in San Francisco. Take care, Waterfront Management More 

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

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
  • Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Scenic view

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!
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?