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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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Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked here for Thanksgiving dinner, but ended up pretty disappointed. The prix fixe menu looked yummy online. The food ended up being just "meh". The service was cruddy...waited forever just to get water. I ordered a drink that was terrible, and they did swap it out without an issue. They were stingy on the bread. Came by and gave... More 

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

We're very dishearted to hear you had such a disappointing Thanksgiving dinner with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but it sounds like we missed the mark a bit. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive service, but we apologize if... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! This place was super classy, totally chill, the food was awesome, and the VIEW!!! What an experience! This restaurant is in such a neat city at the pier where so many tourists go ... and it could be a good-enough restaurant --- as many of them are in those kind of touristy neighbourhoods --- but I was totally impressed... More 

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

Hey there, Judy! Thanks so much for sharing the love for our super classy restaurant, our delicious food, and our beautiful view of the bay. It really means a lot to hear that you were impressed by your visit, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Elgin, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a team dinner from out of town. Loved the views of the Bay Bridge at night, the service was top notch, upscale vibe, and fresh seafood dishes. Great clam chowder and seafood linguini, would visit again!

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

Hey there, Joshua! We're so glad you and your team could join us for a nice dinner during your trip. Thanks for sharing the love for our view of the bay, our service, and our fresh seafood dishes. It really means a lot, and we hope to have you back again sometime. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

London
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Waterfront with a friend who moved to San Fransisco last year. Waterfront has. quickly become one of his favourite places to eat. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch, with no pressure to hurry. We choose the scallops,, sea bass and fish and chips. All perfectly cooked and tastefully presented.

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

Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing the love for our relaxing environment and our delicious fish dishes. We hope you and your friend will join us again for another lunch someday. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Monterey, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived for a late lunch at the Waterfront, it was a little hard to overlook the manager dressing down staff near the kitchen area where we were seated. None of the staff looked happy to be there, and the manager wandered around with ire throughout the meal. We almost left because he was so unpleasant and his staff... More 

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

Although we're glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed our beet salad and burger, we're sorry to hear you were less than impressed with our service during your visit. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive care, but it sounds like we dropped the ball this time. We apologize if we came off... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a nice November evening, so it was dark. Sitting on the closed patio was very nice with all the lights shining over the Bay. Friendly staff, good food, good wine list, too.

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

Hey there! We're so glad to hear you were able to stop by for a lovely meal on our patio. Thanks for sharing the love for our delicious food, wine, and friendly service. It means a lot, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Chandler, Arizona, United States
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283 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at the Waterfront Restaurant and Café while on vacation in San Francisco. We made reservations for a Monday night dinner which was not necessary but ensured us a waterfront table on the enclosed climate controlled patio. The view of the Bay Bridge and the Harvest Moon that night was incredible. Photos alone cannot describe the... More 

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Thank KBJ278
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed a wonderful meal with us on our lovely patio. Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious seafood and steak dishes, as well as our view of the bay bridge. We're sorry, though, that your wine was left out a bit longer than expected. We'll keep... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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394 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were fortunate enough to get a table by the window, which meant fantastic views as the sun set and the Bay Bridge lit up. Very good fish ... the sea bass was particularly good. Friendly service.

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

We're so glad to hear you had such a lovely dinner with us and enjoyed your food and the view of the Bay Bridge! Thanks so much for sharing the love, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Glenside, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner, seated outside with a nice view of the waterfront. Ordered the crab cake appetizer, the lobster Mac and cheese (delicious), and a salad. All were delicious. The waiter gave us good service, although my salad was slow in arriving. I had the hot foods first, which was puzzling. I would return for another meal there.

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

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed such a nice meal with us! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese, and salad. Although it took a bit of time for your salad to arrive, we're glad you had friendly service from us. We'll keep the arrival of your orders on our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice table out on the terrace with a view of the harbour. It is a nice place to eat on a sunny lunchtime. The food was ok but nothing more. The mahi mahi was fried and a bit over cooked and the crab sandwich disappointed as it was rather greasy - they seem to have fried the... More 

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Thank Segaria226
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Segaria, we're very sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but it sounds like your mahi mahi and crab sandwich were not to your taste. As for our service, we always want you to feel taken care of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?