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“Wonderful service and wonderful view!”

Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe
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Ranked #354 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Cross street: Broadway
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!
Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful service and wonderful view!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

In SF for business - my husband and I came here at the suggestion of our hotel's concierge as it was a short walk from the hotel. The service is amazing - they really know how to do that right! Only disappointment was with our dinner. We both had linguine with seafood - linguine was fresh which was great but not much seafood (and what there was - shrimp, clams, mussels - all very small sized!). For a seafood restaurant it was a shame. Do however try the sun genesis crab mashed potatoes - a very tasty side dish!!

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great rest-stop after a long walk along the Pier!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great service and setting. Mediocre food. Avg Price for San Fran. The patio is great for warmer days after a long walk, run, or stroll along the Pier. It is one of the nicer places for a sit-down by the water. Most restos have views overlooking the bay but do not have an outdoor patio.

Visited January 2013
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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“A Geat Way To Spend A Day”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day, alone, with a partner or even the entire family, this is your venue. From the street entertainers to the restaurants to the hilarious sea lions at pier 39 and the Blue and Gold cruises offered, you will have FUN.

Visited December 2012
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NYC
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
“New Years on an ULTRA HIGH Note”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This had to be a special New Year's celebration. We were heading west, from New York, to not only celebrate the New Years but a belated 65th birthday and our first New Years together. This needed to be an EXTRA special event requiring a very special venue. The Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe meet all dreams.

We were escorted to our corner booth, on the second level, with glass windows on San Francisco Bay and a perfect venue from which to view the phenomenal fireworks display at midnight.

From our appetizers of crab cakes to our entree of filet mignon and whole Maine lobster to the blizzard of deserts served after the fireworks, there was absolutely nothing left wanting. Everything was prepared exactly to our request and cooked to perfection. Our server could not do enough for us. we never felt rushed in any way. He would even wait for my nod before bringing the next course.

We were even able to leave our table between servings and join the dance floor on the lower level, covered patio. The music was just as enticing as the food.

All I can say is, if you are looking for a fabulous place to spend an entire New Years evening, this is the place! Not inexpensive but totally grand.

  • Visited December 2012
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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“Nice food, wonderful location”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We dropped in for lunch without reservations only because we were passing and the menu outside looked good. We were seated at the back, rather than Bayside, but still had a great view.

The service was excellent. Polite and efficient and well versed on the Waterfront's specials.

We (wife, daughter and I) settled for burgers for 2 and fish & chips for myself. All of the meals were well presented and were very good portions. The burgers were very well cooked and had bags of flavour! The fish was slightly disappointing, a little grey rather than white, but was very well cooked. The fries and salad were also nice.

Highlights-
- Good range of choices on the menu
- Excellent service
- Nice food
- Reasonable prices
- Location

OVERALL
Very nice, would go again.

  • Visited December 2012
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