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“One of the best sunset dinners around”
Review of Skates on The Bay

Skates on The Bay
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Ranked #6 of 700 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: University Ave.
Transit: The AC Transit, #9
Description: 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 of year.
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews
“One of the best sunset dinners around”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Sunset is worth the price! Service was so/so but it could have been an isolated event. Got the added bonus of watching a sailboat cruise the bay as the sun went down. PS reserve a window table.

Visited March 2014
Thank Heath L
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dallas, tx
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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Go here for the drinks and the view”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The drinks and the view are the draw here. The food is ok--I was not impressed though the other people at my table loved the crab and artichoke dip I found it just ordinary. The service was slow on the Friday night we were there because the place was so crowded but the manager came by (without any complaint or request on our part) to apologize for the long wait and bought our drinks. That was a very classy move and because of that I will certainly go back again--maybe on a different day this time!

Visited March 2014
Thank grazipat
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Fairfax, Virginia
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Absolutely Superb”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, fabulous view and great service. Great figs, well prepared. Delicious salads. They made an error on one of our entrees, and the manager apologized and compt our desserts.

Visited March 2014
Thank Ron_from_Brooklyn
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Rocklin, California, United States
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious Food with a Spectacular View”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

This wonderful, romantic restaurant is definitely the best place for a memorable evening spent at the Berkeley Marina. Yummy appetizers and many great entrees to choose from as well as a creative dessert menu. The view of the twinkling lights of San Francisco and the bridges is worth making a reservation to reserve a window table. The service was excellent and I can't wait to return.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Cheryl G
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Roanoke, Virginia
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Skates on the Bay”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

A fantastic spot for dinner! The view is amazing from Skates. Both the entree and wine selection is of very high quality, and the service is up to par. Though this is not a place for children, I recommend Skates as a dinner date or a business evening out any day of the week.

Visited October 2013
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