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Skates on The Bay

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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RAW BAR
Skates sources only the highest quality, all-natural and sustainable seafood
7
Bloody Mary Fresh Oyster Shooter*
Absolut Peppar vodka, tomato, horseradish, black pepper
14
Hamachi Sashimi*
Lightly charred, sweet miso, green onions
19
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Classic cocktail sauce, lemon pepper aioli
18
Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
Classic cocktail sauce, Louie dressing
OYSTERS ON THE 1/2 SHELL*
Classic cocktail sauce, cucumber mignonette, blistered lemon
1 Ea. 3
6 For 17
Baker's Dozen 33
Pacific
1 Ea. 5
6 For 29
Baker's Dozen 53
Kumamoto
SKATES SUSHI
Nigiri Sushi available upon request. Gluten free soy sauce available upon request
HAND FORMED MAKI ROLLS
8 Pc 17
Dragon Roll
Tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber, eel sauce
8 Pc 15
California Roll
Dungeness & snow crab, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, red tobiko, furikake
8 Pc 16
Pacific Sashimi Grade Ahi*
Spicy aioli, Fresno pepper, cream cheese, cucumber, green onion, red tobiko
8 Pc 16
Rainbow Roll*
Cucumber, avocado, crab, seasonal fish, tobiko
8 Pc 11
Vegetable Roll
English cucumber, daikon, avocado, burdock root, tsukemono
2 Pc 14
Hamachi Hand Roll*
Spicy hamachi mix, shiso leaf, daikon, soy mushroom, rainbow carrots, red radish sprouts, tobiko
ISLAND POKE
15
Pacific Sashimi Grade Ahi Poke*
Sweet onions, avocado, soy, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, wonton chips
13
Wild Salmon Poke*
Cucumber, slivered red onion, shiso sprouts, soy mustard miso marinade, crispy salmon skin, ikura, wonton chips
14
Japanese Hamachi Poke*
Young coconut, fresh red chili, scallions, ponzu-coconut milk marinade, cilantro, wonton chips
APPETIZERS
17
Oven Roasted Crab & Artichoke Dip
Warm focaccia
17
Kung Pao Calamari
Bell peppers, onions, peanuts, spicy ginger hoisin sauce
17
Kalbi Tenderloin Tidbits*
Sweet soy glaze, sesame seeds, daikon sprouts, kimchi, sushi rice
15
Root Beer Braised Crispy Pork Belly
Creamy cheddar grits, root beer glaze, poached egg
16
Steamed Fresh Clams
White wine, olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, fresh herbs
16
Steamed Fresh Mussels
Point Reyes Farmstead blue cheese, bacon, green onions
SOUPS & SALADS
10
Organic Greens with Drake Family Farms Goat Cheese
Red wine vinaigrette, seasonal fruit
9
Add Dungeness Crab 7
Grilled Hearts of Romaine Caesar
Parmesan dressing, tomatoes, pickled shallots
12
Add Poached Prawns 6
Bibb & Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese
Granny Smith apples, candied pecans, white balsamic vinaigrette
17
Petite Seafood Louie
Dungeness crab, poached jumbo prawn, asparagus, cucumber, hard-cooked egg, housemade 1000 Island dressing, blistered lemon
10
Add Dungeness Crab 7
New England Clam Chowder
Applewood smoked bacon
16
Lobster Bisque
Butter poached lobster, puff pastry, crème fraîche, sherry
MAINS
PREMIUM SEAFOOD
38
Skates Cioppino
Tempura battered soft shell crab, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, fresh fish, tomato-garlic and white wine broth
32
Seafood Louie
Grilled salmon, Dungeness crab, poached jumbo prawns, asparagus, cucumber, hard-cooked egg, housemade 1000 Island dressing, blistered lemon
27
Grilled New Orleans BBQ Prawns
Creamy cheddar grits, BBQ beurre blanc, bacon, fried green tomatoes
33
Seafood Bucatini
Dungeness & snow crab, jumbo prawns, garlic cream, clam broth, bottarga, lemon zest
SKATES WHOLE LIVE LOBSTER ENTREES
Asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, drawn butter, blistered lemon
Market Price
Perfectly Steamed or Roasted & Applewood Smoked
About
Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having dined here at least a half dozen times in the past couple of years, today’s meal was one of the best. We were fortunate to have a window table - and they day was clear so the view was phenomenal. There were four of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank hutchss
Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten at this restaurant about 5 times in the last few years. Although some of the food items are a little pricey you get what you pay for! The food is great. I especially like the shrimp cocktail and the lobster bisque. They...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jeannew162
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here with quite a few colleagues, and managed to get a large table in the center of the main room with all of the picture windows overlooking the bay. The food was really very enjoyable; the sunset was a big bonus. Naturally with a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kosmo63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner one evening. The waiter was mediocre, forgot silverware for my husbands dinner and it took him over 10 min to get a spoon. He told us they were all finishing in the dishwasher. I had the Ahi over rice....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KGrayson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been visiting this restaurant over the last several years. Whether it's for lunch with clients or a special dinner occasion and it just never fails. The food is always fresh, the service is on spot, and you simply couldn't ask for a better view (especially...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 58Tinlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fun place to come with a date or family. Even better to impress out of town guests. But food is just ok. Comfort food. Deep fried stuff and not so fresh others. Fun. Relaxed atmosphere. Gorgeous location. Great t yes a walk before or...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lauralety
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm greeting with friendly staff. Enjoyed the salad and soup. Late afternoon is the best before the evening crowd. Parking across the street helps. Oh the view takes you away.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first trip to California and first stop after arriving was to this restaurant. Our meal was very good. Service not so good. Our wine was brought ahead of our meal, but not the wine glasses. We had to ask for them when the waitress...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AzaleaGirl
Management R, Manager at Skates on The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello AzaleaGirl, Thank you for sharing your feedback, we appreciate all feedback, good and bad. I am really so sorry to hear about the break in that happened to your car. The parking lot across the street from Skates is a public parking and jurisdiction...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went several times and the oocation is really good. You have a nice view and is very comfortable. Food is ok, i would miss some more sushi and fish variety. Service is good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bolicheboliche
Management R, Manager at Skates on The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Bolicheboliche; We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. We hope to serve you soon again at Skates. Best, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager Skates On the Bay

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is very good and the view great. There is parking and ease for getting there and it is right at the end of the Berkeley Marina. Can often be cool and occasionally foggy.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank gfsmoot
Management R, Manager at Skates on The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello gfsmoot, Thank you for sharing the good experience you had at Skates. Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have...More

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kauaitraveler2015
March 25, 2019|
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Response from RonStroud | Reviewed this property |
If a restaurant allows you to bring in your own bottle of wine, most of them charge a fee to pull the cork out of the bottle.
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Flyboy22
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 5ish on a Tuesday and it was happy hour whilst we were there.
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Victoria G
December 24, 2016|
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Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am unable to answer your question. I recommend you try emailing your question to the restaurant, or if possible call them directly. Good day to you.
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