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Waterfront Restaurant

(38 Reviews)

PIER 7 & The Embarcadero Pier 7 The Embarcadero @ Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 391-2696

Today: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Business 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!

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

TollFree: (877) 707-6185

Payment method
check, travelers checks, all major credit cards
Price Range
Northeast San Francisco, Northern Waterfront

The Waterfront Restaurant

The Waterfront

Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

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American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, Coffee & Tea, Coffee Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Much better fine dining in sf!

HUGE disappointment. After a cocktail & dinner I order a glass of wine which was absolutely disgusting... Not only does the waiter agree the wine is not good but goes on to say all wines by the glass are bad tasting and we should order a bottle (dinner was over by this point so probably not ordering a bottle). I ordered another cocktail and told the waiter the wine was not drinkable (the wine was that bad) and he charged for both!

Furthermore, he gave us attitude about splitting four courses of appetizers & entres then brought them all out at the same time. Our $150 dinner was less than an hour and the only reason it was that long is it took 15 mins to get the cocktail I ordered to replace the wine. Unfortunately, it was our anniversary and instead of feeling satisfied after a romantic dinner, I'm writing this post. There's much better places in SF for a nice dinner like A-16, Butterfly, Fringle & La Folle.


Provided by Citysearch - 

It was awful experience for me.
I got very seek from old fish.

Never go to this restorant and never spend money there!!!

Even interior like you are sitting in hell. Very cold as in North pole


Provided by Citysearch - 
Disappointing Food -- Nice Atmosphere

Brought a business client for dinner -- it has been 5 years since I last ate at this restaurant. Atmosphere remains very pleasant and the view impressive. Had the impression that tourists were an important part of the restaurant's business. Service was amateurish (maybe Tuesday is training night), but the appetizers were good. My client and I had Halibut -- delicate fish that was overcooked to death. Texture and taste of airline-prepared chicken breast.


Provided by Citysearch - 
One of the worst dining experiences ever!

Out steak was tough, our waiter was apathetic, but the worst was the manager....... he was rude and downright insulting. (Enough so that I am writing my very first review of a restaurant!!!!!) I will NEVER go back, and I will be in the area quite a bit over the next year or so, with quite a few other people.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Wow what a special dining experience!

2000 words would just scratch the surface for describing this jewel! It has taken over 1st place in our San Francisco dining list for future visits. Why you ask? Will it suffice to say the entire experience with this establishment made it a ""perfect event""; reservations delivered a water view table, service was impeccable with no sense of urgency, cocktails were expertly mastered, an appetizer of calamari was exquisite with the spicy aioli, entrees of cioppino (the best my husband has ever had he says) & grilled scallop/shrimp were decidedly delectable, sides of crab mashed potatoes & grilled asparagus were perfect accompaniments, and the defining dessert of sublime chocolate mousse cake delivered to us gratis celebrating our 39th anniversary. Could we ask for more? We think not & now you know why this special place has risen to the top of our ""exclusive"" dining list. We travel the world searching out such experiences & we have had one here!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Worth a visit for the view alone

I moved to the bay area from the midwest to be by the ocean. Thus I like places that remind me about everything that is great about this city. While this place is a little touristy (somewhat higher prices for the quality of the food), the view still makes it an excellent value and worth a visit. I go approximately six times a year. I have always had excellent service, and a table with an excellent view of the bay and the food is reliably good (though I head here more for the view than the food). It is also a great place to bring family and friends from out of town.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great view/ambiance, food is just ok.

I went to Waterfront for Valentine's Day and they had a prix fixe menu so I'm not sure how representative the food is for the rest of the year. Anyways, the restaurant has a relatively cozy feel and a great view.

Unlike some of the negative comments here regarding the servers, I had a great experience with my waiter and hostess. They were polite and our waiter gave us free salads because our entree was taking a bit long than expected.

As for the food, my ahi tuna appetizer was very good. The lobster bisque was light... I would have preferred a slightly stronger lobster taste.

Now onto the entree... I chose the shrimp and scallop dish. It would have been better if the shrimp and scallop were just steamed without any sauce.... it wasn't great... just so so.

I had a draft Warsteiner beer and it was one of the best part of the meal.

I would go hear for the view and ambiance. If you had money to spend, go there but don't expect GREAT food.


Provided by Citysearch - 

We had our wedding at Waterfront on June 18, 2007. Not only the restaurant has a spectacular view, the personnel are all so helpful and understanding. We had only 4 months to plan for this important event, with Al (THE OWNER) and Cheryl (THE EVENT PLANNER)'s help, it went by like a breeze. We could not say enough about this restaurant. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to all of our friends.


Provided by Citysearch - 
best out door seating

We had lunch at the waterfront friday. The out door seating was great. Oysters were wonderful. Lance our server rock. Salmon sandwich to die for, too much fries.


Provided by Citysearch - 
phillip makes good drinks

I had dinner at the Waterfront with my wife last night. I mentiond when making the reservation it was my wifes B.Day.

The server made sure it was a special night, We received a nice table, the Lobster was cooked perfectly. And they supprised my wife with a beautiful chocolate cake.
I highly recomend the restaurant.

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