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Waterbar



399 The Embarcadero S
San Francisco, CA 94105

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(415) 284-9922

Hours

  • Sunday: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Bars, Seafood Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 167 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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Waterbar Reviews

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  • Brian I.Besides having a spot on view of the Bay Bridge the food will surprise you! If you can get past the high prices you're in for one hell of a meal! Make reservations and valet your car save the hassle

    55555 by Brian I.


  • Biz T.Awesome views

    55555 by Biz T.


  • Jessica GalianaFood is great. Dinner menu is much better than Brunch menu. Also the view at the end of the day is unbeatable. Oysters are delicious and fresh. Staff is so-so.

    55555 by Jessica Galiana


  • H K.Food might be good here but wine sucked. Probably a tourist trap.

    33333 by H K.


  • PureWowThis is where you’ll sit on the waterfront, gazing up at the twinkling Bay Bridge while you slurp bespoke oysters.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Daniel JSit outside, order oysters and bubbles, and enjoy the view. This place gets bonus points at night for the stunning view of the bridge's art installation.

    55555 by Daniel J


  • Jenna JOysters ✨✨

    55555 by Jenna J


  • Steve Fthe short rib is amazing

    55555 by Steve F


  • Lisa KPerfect atmosphere for a work lunch, brunch, or a special occasion.

    55555 by Lisa K


  • Daniel P.Good oysters at the bar

    33333 by Daniel P.


  • Erik FMmm oysters!

    55555 by Erik F


  • SFistThis well touristed Embarcadero seafood spot does a brawny (and prawn-y) version of a Bloody Mary with Ketel One, a house-made spice mix, bacon, and a large Gulf prawn as garnish.

    55555 by SFist


  • 上総介 Sサンフランシスコのシーフードレストラン。ベイブリッジそばで夜景が綺麗。

    55555 by 上総介 S


  • Lauren StrehlowOysters and Raw Bar cannot be beat. Avoid the spare ribs at this seafood restaurant; it isn't their specialty.

    55555 by Lauren Strehlow


  • Wilson JBeautiful location, with a view on the Bay Bridge outside and massive aquariums on the inside. Fresh seafood, attentive service, overall elegant vibe. Perfect for client lunches or parent visits.

    55555 by Wilson J


  • Michiel MGo here for oysters and wine!

    55555 by Michiel M


  • Joanna F.Sister restaurant to Epic Steak. Seafood focused. Very good! $$$

    55555 by Joanna F.


  • Mike N.Great food, great view

    55555 by Mike N.


  • Katja DTheir happy hour is a complete ripoff: the oysters are tiny 😏

    33333 by Katja D


  • Garry T.The oysters are great. Just ask for whatever is fresh. The steak is surprisingly tasty but the kimchi that comes with it is not.

    55555 by Garry T.


  • Kat CCame here on a Saturday for brunch. Nice ambiance and food is unexpectedly good. Wood Oven Baked Goat Cheese, Mascarpone Stuffed Griddlecakes, Grilled Flat Iron Steak are all very delicious!

    55555 by Kat C


  • DanielVery good oyster happy hour

    55555 by Daniel


  • Annie TangAmazing happy hour! Super buttery oysters for $1 and delicious goat cheese dip

    55555 by Annie Tang


  • Olga💋 Marmun.ru💋Отличная кухня, black cod и seabass - очень вкусные! Обязательно заглянем еще!

    55555 by Olga💋 Marmun.ru💋


  • Fran HSustainably caught fish. Love the little goldfish takeout token.

    55555 by Fran H


  • Elena Tdelicious oysters ❤️

    55555 by Elena T


  • EaterWaterbar has built a deliciously decadent experience atop a traditional bloody mary foundation, garnishing the drink with a seasoning of Old Bay on the rim, two whole slices of bacon, & jumbo shrimp.

    55555 by Eater


  • Rachael JHappy hour oysters !

    55555 by Rachael J


  • Sezexcellent seafood and wine. dark romantic atmosphere.

    55555 by Sez


  • Hom AOysters were great. The view is great.

    55555 by Hom A


  • michelle AAmazing lunch

    55555 by michelle A


  • Jess BGreat spot for a post work bite and drink.

    55555 by Jess B


  • Ahmet FMy favorite happy hour spot.

    55555 by Ahmet F


  • Nadia IssaBellaAmazing views of the Bay Bridge

    55555 by Nadia IssaBella


  • Miguel Angel MThat. Ginger. Cookie.

    55555 by Miguel Angel M


  • Cari JUn lugar super cool para comer o tomar drinks si estás en San Francisco.

    55555 by Cari J


  • Dogus LWhen i asked for a cold coke, they said we don't have??!

    11111 by Dogus L


  • Jacob S.Wifi password is waterbar

    55555 by Jacob S.


  • Tina Hui$1 oysters until 6pm every day + rose = Heaven BONUS POINTS: paired with some rose

    55555 by Tina Hui


  • Felix L.Ahí tuna the way to go

    33333 by Felix L.


  • Liz DGood cocktails!

    55555 by Liz D


  • Fodor's Travel EGet there early (ideally around 3:30pm) to snag seats in the lively circular Oyster Bar with its large windows, or on the outside terrace with its more open bridge and bay views.

    55555 by Fodor's Travel E


  • Areej EOne of the places u should definitely eat in when in San Fran .. yummy food great view of the bay bridge great service. Don't even think about skipping dessert.

    55555 by Areej E


  • Jess KonoRight near the bay and bay bridge. Their salmon is delist!

    55555 by Jess Kono


  • Danielle S$1.05 oysters (.05 cents goes to an oyster non-profit), great view, decent drinks.

    55555 by Danielle S


  • herm pugayA nice place for oysters and a view.

    55555 by herm pugay


  • Russell D.Great service by Myron and the barbecue blue fish sandwich was very good.

    55555 by Russell D.


  • Kelly WongGreat place for hh oysters by the water!

    55555 by Kelly Wong


  • Michael D.Two dollar oyster Tuesday with a view and a sexy staff. Need I say more?

    55555 by Michael D.


  • Lily KwongDollar oysters

    55555 by Lily Kwong


  • Sam W.Great food, very friendly service. Good oysters. Great view

    55555 by Sam W.


  • Il Team NeapolisbookL'aperitivo qui è un must! Consigliatissimo il Cape Horn, lo fanno davvero bene. Per la cena c'è l'imbarazzo della scelta fra pesce crudo e cotto. Buonissimo il carpaccio di polipo!

    55555 by Il Team Neapolisbook


  • Danielle SAmazing views !!! Love this place!!

    55555 by Danielle S


  • SFGateSometimes at brunch you like a cocktail, but how about brunch IN a cocktail?! The ultimate Bloody Mary here is two thick-cut bacon slices, and two jumbo prawns with a cocktail chaser.

    55555 by SFGate


  • Nick F.Terrific scenic views and really cool fish tanks in the restaurant

    55555 by Nick F.


  • Benjy W.The everything Bloody Mary is a thing of beauty.

    55555 by Benjy W.


  • Chris M.Beverage director Steve Izzo uses 
Heering cherry liqueur instead of the Maraschino cherries and 
club soda as a throwback. The benedictine is there to add a bit of an herbal
 aromatic, he adds.

    55555 by Chris M.


  • Nicholas BoosOyster happy hour 4ever

    55555 by Nicholas Boos


  • Kareem Z.$1 Oysters, obviously.

    55555 by Kareem Z.


  • Fernando R.Good option

    55555 by Fernando R.


  • LuceLes huîtres à 1$ sont à 1.10 maintenant, mais elles existent ! (je n'en croyais pas les commentaires mais si !!) Avec un blanc de Napa c'est top.

    33333 by Luce


  • Nags LFabulous views. The starters were all pretty fantastic

    55555 by Nags L


  • Susan L.seared tuna with soba noodle salad was light but full of flavor

    55555 by Susan L.


  • Kimberly S.$1.05 oysters before 5:30pm! Get there early to grab a table outside and enjoy the view, but there is open seating at the bar inside. The Tiger Lily cocktail wasn't memorable, it tasted like perfume.

    55555 by Kimberly S.


  • Reem A.Try the watermelon salad w/ feta and shrimp. Good basil lemonade.

    55555 by Reem A.


  • Nichole Palmer$1 oysters

    55555 by Nichole Palmer


  • Talisa LavarryEverything is delicious here.

    55555 by Talisa Lavarry


  • EaterLooking to shake up your Marin Miyagi routine? Waterbar is now serving Tio Point oysters, sourced from New Zealand. They're one of only four restaurants in the entire U.S. that offer them.

    55555 by Eater


  • Donna S.Has a nice, no reservation patio, the som is extremely welcoming, be adventuresome w your wine pairing with your oysters

    55555 by Donna S.


  • Mario S.Cocktails, views.

    55555 by Mario S.


  • Dave F.Great drinks and seafood. Fantastic view of bay bridge?

    55555 by Dave F.


  • Akshay ShahHappy hour oysters and the session beer

    55555 by Akshay Shah


  • Tasting TableSnag a seat on Waterbar's patio, a perfect spot to dig into an enviable oyster list ($3.55 to $4.30) and raw bar selection whilst taking in waterfront and Bay Bridge views.

    55555 by Tasting Table


  • Tasting TableWe love the classic Dungeness crab cocktail ($20), and are always looking for an excuse to splurge on their grand iced shellfish platter ($110) with crab, lobster, ceviche, prawns and oysters.

    55555 by Tasting Table


  • Paolo PiccioliOttimo per pesce, super per chi ama le ostriche!

    55555 by Paolo Piccioli


  • SFGateCap the evening with Emily Luchetti's desserts such as a peanut butter and chocolate mousse.

    55555 by SFGate


  • SFGateSpecialties: Oysters; whole lobster or crab (in live tanks); true cod preparations; any sashimi or ceviche; any dessert.

    55555 by SFGate


  • Sarah S.Note to self: next time we’re back in town, we need to find a loved one to enjoy the ridiculous setting and oyster selection with so we can get our romance on.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • MG S.Solid oysters. But get there for the $1 ones, otherwise things get expensive quick.

    55555 by MG S.


  • Nahid AshriA must try resturant ... perfect view ...perfect food ... must try definitely the oyster ... not like any where else ... the steak ... the soft shell crab ....

    55555 by Nahid Ashri


  • Maybelle M.$1 oysters every day 11:30am-5:30pm.

    55555 by Maybelle M.


  • Stephanie Isaacsonpass on the ginger snap cocktail.

    33333 by Stephanie Isaacson


  • Deb TNatalia the hostess is the rudest person in the food industry. For a place rated with 3 stars, she gets a minus .0005. We decided not to spend our money here.

    22222 by Deb T


  • Callie S.Wait for a table on the patio - worth it!

    55555 by Callie S.


  • Alex C.Different $1 oysters before 6pm each day, 7 days a week

    55555 by Alex C.


  • Anastassiya VoroninaGreat view.Oyster 👍 Good choice if wine.

    55555 by Anastassiya Voronina


  • Anastassiya VoroninaБезумно вкусный лобстер👍

    55555 by Anastassiya Voronina


  • Anna D.Great view. Tasty menu. Good choice if wine. Attentive personnel. What else do you need for dinner with friends if you lover?! 😉 very romantic if you sit near the window and look at the Bay Bridge...

    55555 by Anna D.


  • Betty L.Their new Happy Hour schedule 2-5:30pm

    55555 by Betty L.


  • Leigh SIf you like Bloody Mary's get the Ultimate! Ketel One, smoked bacon and JUMBO prawns!

    55555 by Leigh S


  • Frances$1 oysters for HH 11:30AM-5:30PM everyday! Enjoy with a view!

    55555 by Frances


  • Erika T.$1 oysters before 5 everyday!!!

    55555 by Erika T.


  • Laura B.Sit at the bar and enjoy the view of the bay bridge at night with the amazing light show.

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Kris V.Try the Manhattan

    55555 by Kris V.


  • Kris V.Try the $1 Oysters - #kvpinmybelly : Tasty #oyster special at @Waterbar. Fresh, creamy shellfish. Also loved trifecta of flavor with horseradish, hot sauce and cocktail sauce. NOM!

    55555 by Kris V.


  • Max C.Here's a tip, skip this tourist trap and head to anchor and hope instead. It's just as overpriced but the quality and service are markedly better.

    22222 by Max C.


  • Monika Dtotally in love with this place 💓

    55555 by Monika D


  • Takeshi Y.Nice location and good wine selection, but some of the staff is pretty rude.

    55555 by Takeshi Y.


  • Paula F.While you will pay dearly to eat here, it is so worth it for the $1 oysters before 5pm & beautiful views. You can also see the dancing lights of the Bay Bridge from most tables. Excellent food & bar!

    55555 by Paula F.


  • Colt FortyFiveGood wine list and views of the Bay Bridge. Try the sturgeon.

    55555 by Colt FortyFive


  • Dane H.Great food! The waiter suggested 2 drinks that were perfect. And the outdoor seating is really nice

    55555 by Dane H.


  • Michael TThe restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. Oysters are $1 each until 5:30 p.m. now.

    33333 by Michael T


  • Donna N.Even better now that you can see the Bay Bridge light show while sitting at the bar and at many of the dining tables!

    55555 by Donna N.


  • Maddie Mae R.Portion size varies quite a bit with their entrees. Don't be shy to ask your server!

    55555 by Maddie Mae R.


  • Dina R.Service is surprisingly slow. Good oyster happy hour. Happy Hour White wine is tasteless, but does the job. Despite the confusing sign, outside area is "self-seating", so grab a table if there is one!

    33333 by Dina R.


  • ArthurWaterfront seafood restaurant. If you don't want to have your crab at fisherman wharf with all the tourist here you will enjoy tranquility where sf habitants come to brunch. Upper class

    55555 by Arthur


  • Adrienne O.Make your own mimosas are only $20 on Sundays. Bottle of prosecco and a little orange juice at brunch is perfect.

    55555 by Adrienne O.


  • Filip M.Everyone talks a about the oysters. I loved the scallops. by lime and avocado.

    55555 by Filip M.


  • Cate C.Happy hour starts at 11:30AM for all your early AM shifters like me. Plus $1 Oysters? Yes, please.

    55555 by Cate C.


  • Gelo B.Dollar oysters everyday from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

    55555 by Gelo B.


  • Wilfredo V.Book a reservation and enjoy the Bay Bridge View.

    55555 by Wilfredo V.


  • Valerie W.Love the aquarium columns, stunning view, and $1 featured oyster before $6pm!!

    55555 by Valerie W.


  • Chito P.this place offers just some of the best views from town, its outdoorsy which is a plus, when the weather permits, also the Happy Hour: Every Day 1130a-6p (Oysters); Mon- Fri 3p-6p (Drinks)

    55555 by Chito P.


  • The Culinary Institute of AmericaYou might have come for the waterfront view, but you'll never want to leave after you take a peek at this mouth-watering menu by Executive Chef Parke Ulrich. He's a CIA alumnus.

    55555 by The Culinary Institute of America


  • Jay C.The little sweet ones taste like those found in coastal North Carolina (Crassostrea virginica)

    55555 by Jay C.


  • Stephanie P.My friends and I always come here for the fresh oysters. So good! And I love that I get 10% cashback since I'm on MOGL. http://mo.gl/sffour

    55555 by Stephanie P.


  • James P.Sardines and Bass - epic

    55555 by James P.


  • Lauren B.$1 oysters before 6pm. Enough said.

    55555 by Lauren B.


  • The Culinary Institute of AmericaYou might have come for the waterfront view, but you'll never want to leave after you take a peek at this mouth-watering menu by Executive Chef Parke Ulrich. Follow in his footsteps:

    55555 by The Culinary Institute of America


  • Yanting L.Oyster happy hour everyday until 6pm

    55555 by Yanting L.


  • Daniel K.Beat oyster selection in SF.

    55555 by Daniel K.


  • Rachelle C.Try the Campfire Sundae - This was fab! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Rachelle C.


  • BordeauxWinesDo you feel like seafood or grilled meat? Anyways, the view on the Bay Bridge is breathtaking!

    55555 by BordeauxWines


  • David H.The scallops were amazing tonight!

    55555 by David H.


  • Olga G.Worst Service in SF

    22222 by Olga G.


  • Tasting TableFilled with fresh lobster meat, their roll is simple, clean and classic. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble:

    55555 by Tasting Table


  • ✰ David M.Shellfish, oysters, lobster, crab. Can't go wrong here.

    55555 by ✰ David M.


  • Kris V.Try the Halibut - #kvpinmybelly : #Easter dinner with my family. Amazing, fresh #fish in #SF. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Kris V.


  • Laura S.$1.00 Oysters!!!!!

    55555 by Laura S.


  • Jaime R.Try the Cape Horn cocktail, it's new, and has a pleasant kick to it

    55555 by Jaime R.


  • Aaron S.The cape horn is fantastic!!!! It's a must id you stop by!

    55555 by Aaron S.


  • Marilia M.Free Wifi!!

    55555 by Marilia M.


  • Christine B.$1 oysters until 6pm EVERYDAY!!

    55555 by Christine B.


  • Florence G.Pas si waterbar champagne rosé huîtres crustacés

    55555 by Florence G.


  • Eliane F.Best for the $1 oysters everyday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Sunday brunch the $20 Proseco bottle!

    55555 by Eliane F.


  • Caroline W.Best seats in the house are at the bar!

    55555 by Caroline W.


  • Eliane F.I go there fot eh great $1 oysters everyday from 11 am to 6 pm! The Sunday brunch has a $20 Proseco bottle with orange juice carafe. The rest of the menu is not super creative, overall good food

    55555 by Eliane F.


  • Pam S.Be sure to ask for hot sauce for those raw oysters ...recipe is from head chef's wife.

    55555 by Pam S.


  • Tamara B.Great lounge for apps and drinks with friends. Recommend.

    55555 by Tamara B.


  • Mira M.Oysters are $1 until 6pm during happy hour daily. Great place to go and enjoy the views of the bay. I dare you to can the runners!

    55555 by Mira M.


  • Quy L.You must try the ice cream sandwich dessert!

    55555 by Quy L.


  • Michael G.Escape fishermans wharf tourist traps, order $39 socal chardonnay & gorge on oysters

    55555 by Michael G.


  • Morgan M.Skip work early on a sunny day and have $1 oysters and Prosecco outside looking out at the water.

    55555 by Morgan M.


  • SF WeeklySF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST HAPPY HOUR

    55555 by SF Weekly


  • SF WeeklySF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

    55555 by SF Weekly


  • Rebecca C.$1 oysters at waterbar! Try dipping the old bay chips in the mignonette

    55555 by Rebecca C.


  • SFGateOysters with fennel mignonette are $1 each until 6 p.m. daily. Order a dozen and enjoy the view.

    55555 by SFGate


  • RezAll about the dollar oysters. Either for lunch or just sneak out of work (9-to-5er's) early

    55555 by Rez


  • megantruffle grilled cheese & tomato soup lunch combo at the bar is delicious and inexpensive (as compared to a full sit down meal)

    55555 by megan


  • Haley B.Amazing black truffle stuffed scallops and whitefish! Beautiful views

    55555 by Haley B.


  • SF WeeklySF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST SEAFOOD

    55555 by SF Weekly


  • JC ANothing like fresh seafood. One of the best seafood restaurants I have been to lately.

    55555 by JC A


  • Phillip K.$1 oysters during happy hour! great bar to hang out in with views of the bay!

    55555 by Phillip K.


  • Cassidy F.very good tartar

    55555 by Cassidy F.


  • FoodspottingTry the Seared Flounder

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • Sailing Spoken HereBest restaurant for great views, cocktails, and oysters!

    55555 by Sailing Spoken Here


  • Tim C.Nice to have food @ the bar

    55555 by Tim C.


  • Gina G.oysters!!!

    55555 by Gina G.


  • Alexa S.Amazing food and amazing service all with the backdrop of the Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero. Do get the clam chowder and bay chips together!

    55555 by Alexa S.


  • David S.The valets here have heavy feet. Just sayin'

    33333 by David S.


  • Fermin SRestaurante espectacular!! De lo mejor de san francisco

    55555 by Fermin S


  • Lynn M.Get the cheese plate! The dates are gr8, so is the bleu

    55555 by Lynn M.


  • Jeff K.The high top table seats to the left of the bar when you walk in require no waiting or waitlist. If it's open it's yours!

    33333 by Jeff K.


  • John S.$1 oysters until 6pm for Oysterfest this week!

    55555 by John S.


  • Brett S.Oysterfest all week at waterbar!

    55555 by Brett S.


  • jeff LOutside dinning, great view of the bay! order the tuna salad - yum!

    55555 by jeff L


  • Brian M.Be sure to get a seat at the window for stellar bay views...order the octopus and roasted potato salad.

    55555 by Brian M.


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