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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-2696
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (55 reviews)
“sea bass” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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11 - 20 of 535 reviews

Reviewed August 8, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful mid afternoon lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant. The view of the Bay is lovely, the service highly attentive, and the food delicious. We had the calamari with shrimp and fennel...perfectly cooked, light and just the right amount of...More

Thank Flyingpassport
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

It's wonderful to hear how much you two enjoyed your meal with us! We take pride in the entire experience we offer, so it's fantastic to know that the view along with the service and dishes you tried hit the mark. It sounds like you...More

Reviewed August 4, 2017

Went here with my sister in law to celebrate her birthday.... We were not disappointed, as the view of the bay is very nice, and, you are protected from the cold winds of the bay.... Service was great as waiters know how the restaurant prepares...More

Thank Steve-DogerBlue
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

It means a lot to know everyone enjoyed that birthday celebration, and we're thrilled you were such a fan of our waterfront views. What's more, dining out should always be an experience, so it's great to hear how impressed you were with our service and...More

Reviewed August 4, 2017

This is a mainly fish restaurant on pier 7 overlooking the bay. It is elegant and the service is good. We had crab linguini, salmon and pasta; all good dishes.More

Thank Tor_Malmros
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

We're just thrilled you've been so impressed with the food, atmosphere, and service -- thank you for the kind words! It's great to see just how many dishes you've found to love here, and we hope to see you back soon for a bite! Until...More

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Had a business dinner here and we had the private room upstairs. This restaurant has amazing view of the Bay Bridge. We got to enjoy a beautiful sunset while savoring our meal. We had the prix fixe menu that had stuffed mushrooms, salmon crostini,salad, choice...More

Thank Ivana V
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Ivana, it's so great to know the atmosphere and meal itself were nothing short of perfect -- thanks for coming out to see us! We're glad the prix fixe menu was just what you had in mind, and we'd love to see you again someday...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017

Three generations of us had a wonderful lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe before visiting the Exploratorium. It was outstanding! The service was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding and there's was a kid's menu with excellent choices for the grandkids.

Thank BluebirdBonnie
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

We're so happy to hear that you all had a wonderful lunch with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our outstanding customer service and our delicious food. We hope we'll get to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed July 21, 2017

Very nice place for a peaceful dinner. Great service. Great offering of drinks and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the drinks and food choices. Food was fabulous (we both ordered fish since the restaurant is at the pier). Very relaxing place with good views...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thank you for sharing the love for our great customer service and our delicious food and drinks. It means a lot to hear that you felt taken care of with great service and enjoyed a relaxing view of the bay. Hope to have you back...More

Reviewed July 7, 2017

We went as a couple for an early Saturday evening dinner. The service was friendly, attentive, and not overbearing. WE arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time, but were stil seated almost immediately. Our meals were excellent, we both had the baked salmon...More

Thank enso-circle
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

I recommend sitting in the heated outdoor patio to enjoy the views. Ideally the left area, west seating is better, away from the outdoor patio door that occasionally would open as patrons took pics on the deck. Brrrr!! Time it just right (7:30PM) reservations to...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Tasha, thank you for sharing the love for our beautiful view of the bay bridge and our fresh oysters, although we're sorry to hear that there were a couple empty or shut shells. We'll keep this on our radar moving forward, and we hope you'll...More

Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here spur of the moment. Happily, we did not wait too long for a table. Service was good. Friendly staff. Food very good as well. Would recommend.

Thank DeAnStr
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

We're so happy to hear that you and your husband had such a nice dinner with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our friendly customer service and our delicious food. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today. We had no reservations but we could sit outside. We have been here a few times when we lived in the Bay Area. Beautiful view and beautiful weather today. The waitress took our orders from there we waited, for everything....More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

ViaVolta, although we're glad to hear you enjoyed your food and our view, we're very sorry to hear that you were kept waiting so long for your orders and your bill. Our computers were down, but you're right -- we should have solved the problem...More

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Lullabella
November 20, 2016|
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Response from hwaskie916 | Reviewed this property |
I just spoke with the restaurant. The lady said they stop seating for dinner at 10pm, but they will allow those still there to stay and watch the fireworks. The restaurant will shut down after midnight when the fireworks... More
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Response from Nina F | Reviewed this property |
Most patrons were dressed smart and casual. I think jeans would be totally okay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, 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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