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Waterbar

399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105 (The Embarcadero)
415.284.9922
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Ranked #124 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harrison
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Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Chose to celebrate our son's birthday here and the experience was fantastic. Food was excellent, reasonably priced (for San Francisco) and waitstaff wonderful. Our waitress, Karine, made the day extra special and dining experience superb.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Waterbar Restaurant. The interior features very large vertical aquariums with a variety of large fish. The menu as you would expect also features fish and many varieties of Oyster. The service was excellent, the service superb and the prices are on par with this top notch establishment. Highly recomend Waterbar.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A very attractive (expensive) restaurant just under the bridge. Great fresh seafood bar (oysters/clams/crab etc.). The lamb shank was exceptional. Drinks were very good. Lot's a fun and a beautiful location.

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Nome, Alaska
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111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our large party enjoyed a magnificent view of the Bay Bridge. That was the good part. It took 3 hours to serve tepid food....fish was unremarkable, with little flavor. All sides were cold. That was when the staff disappeared, so we ate what we had .......aside from being the noisiest restaurant ever, the food was mediocre and very expensive for... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a great evening out chose Waterbar. Not only are the views probably one of the best in San Fransisco, the service and quality of food is superb. My husband and I went for our Anniversary dinner and we were seated at a table right by the window with views of the Bay Bridge lit up... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Waterbar provides one of the best views in San Francisco: it looks out at the Bay Bridge, which now sports newly installed lights that make it one of the most most scenic bridges in the US. And if you tire of that view you can watch the fish (or lobsters or crabs) in one of the numerous attractive interior tanks.... More

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Healdsburg, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

First thing once you walk through the door, what hits you right in the face is THE VIEW! Under the Bay Bridge, and once it gets dark and the lights go on, its fabulous. (Memories of the Charles Vern Restaurant in Paris, when the Eiffel Tower lights go on). I said to the lovely smiling hostess if we could get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

when at this caliber restaurant I expect servers to actually answer questions. I asked what the staff had tasted on the menu tonight. Yes, the chef often makes sure the staff does know what things should taste like. This guy claimed not to know anything, and In fact said everything was fresh. It darn well should be, it's not the... More

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Monticello ny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I'm a foodie and extremely particular where I dine. A friend of mine who lives in SF recommended this restaurant with one of the perks being its right under the Bay Bridge and its light show. Everything about the restaurant was really terrific from the ambiance, to the service, to the food. Mostly sea food based, it has meats as... More

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We came here for dinner while staying in San Francisco. The food was amazing! We started with oysters and then for dinner had the ahi tuna and the sole. I am usually not a huge fan of oysters but decided to try them here, and loved them. The dinner was expensive, but the service and quality of food made it... More

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Additional Information about Waterbar

Address: 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: 415.284.9922
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood

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