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“Great oysters, seafood, and wine!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterbar

Waterbar
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Ranked #29 of 5,627 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Harrison
Description: Waterbar is located on the South end of Rincon Park on San Francisco's scenic Embarcadero. If you're looking for a San Francisco restaurant with a view, Waterbar features panoramic views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline serving the freshest seafood.
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great oysters, seafood, and wine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We enjoyed a nice dinner here, and really enjoyed the gorgeous views of the Bay Bridge. The oysters were fresh & tasty (with LOTS of choices), our fish was very well prepared, and the 1997 bottle of wine we ordered (surprisingly affordable) was excellent. Service was good too, especially for a large group. A little overpriced, but I guess with a view like theirs, it's expected. The two floor-to-ceiling cylindrical aquariums were a nice touch to the dining room, as well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious & reasonable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

This restaurant has wonderfully fresh fish, we had the sea bass, which was excellent. The view, next to the Bay Bridge, was spectular. Prices here are very reasonable, service was great. A must do when in San Francisco.

Visited January 2013
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food...marvelous view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Thought food and service were very good...but was disappointed that menu wasnt more extensive or creative. Wine list was very interesting

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We enjoyed this spot very much...very beautiful view of the Bay Bridge and water at night. Good oysters and fish. We ordered a 1997 bottle of wine that was superb and shockingly very affordable. Service was ok too.

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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350 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, great view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We went on New Year's Eve and had an awesome experience! The food was first class and innovative. Service was exceptional even on a very busy evening. The wine list was quite extensive. Best of all, we had a balcony view of the New Year's Fireworks which was well worth watching. An absolute must do when in San Francisco.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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