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“Nice dining experience - except the oysters”
Review of Waterbar

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Ranked #33 of 5,665 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice dining experience - except the oysters”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Good location, service and nice ambience. I really enjoyed eating here. The only downside was when I ordered a selection of oysters, which I understood to be a specialty. These were the smallest I had ever eaten; close in size to a mussel. Our other food was good.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Always Very good!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Ate there again last month. Always a good atmosphere and views, great seafood. I had the blue fish and it was perfect. We sat outside. A little chilly but good. We have hosted great business dinners here. The service is always very good. I had the oysters and they were only so-so and quite small but everything else was excellent.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I had the Tempura Softshell Crab; it was one of the best I have tried. I will definitely be stopping by in my next trip to San Francisco. Service was excellent, I felt the establishment wants its clients to feel they appreciate their business.

  • Visited August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The New Zealand influence impressed us. The seafood was fresh and delicious. The outlook over the Bay Bridge was delightful.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food....amazing view....great service. such an unusual pairing of seasonings and ingredients, and great presentation.. You gotta go! The blue fish was fabulous and the chowder....yum. Finished off with creme brûlée....great night!

  • Visited July 2013
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