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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-2696
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (61 reviews)
“sea bass” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife’s birthday trip to SF. Got a table up on the mezzanine level right by the glass. Great night views of Bay Bridge, arriving ferries. Food was really good. Service only keeping me from a 5-Star. And it was certainly average or better. I had...More

Thank Numbs_AND_Peeps
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad we got to host you and your wife during such a special trip! It's amazing to know our views and our fresh seafood made you happy you chose to dine with us. Looking forward to welcoming you two in again when you make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner her a few nights ago, and I must say that the view from this restaurant at night is magical. The food is good, not great, but the view makes up for any mediocrity in the preparation. The lights on the Bay Bridge...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Susan, thank you! It's great to know you had such a magical evening here, and we're glad you enjoyed everything from our views to your meal. We hope we'll get to see you again! Best, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great waiter and sea food specials. Very nice atmosphere at the foot of the Oakland Bridge.The price was high but to be expected in San Francisco.

Thank Carol M
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Carol, and we're glad you enjoyed everything from our stunning views to our seafood special. Best, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter took us here and I expected the normal tourist experience but I was totally wrong. Superb service and excellent food. I had a lobster ravioli which was excellent.

Thank bobattheeagles
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bob, thank you for sharing the kind words for our superb service and excellent lobster ravioli. It means a lot to hear you and your daughter had a great meal, and we hope to have you back again soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably I gave such low rankings due to the fact that I am not that much of a sea lover but I just had to be there with friends. The thing that amazed me was a huge plate with all kinds of seafood that was...More

Thank Myraubatyr
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Although you are not much of a seafood fan, we're glad to hear you were able to find something to eat from our dishes and enjoyed our atmosphere. We hope to have you and your friends back again someday. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly, helpful staff, and a great Dungeness crab sandwich. The location on the water is also very nice.

Thank Micropete
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Micropete, thank you for the kind words for our very friendly, helpful staff and our delicious Dungeness crab sandwich. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken aback by how busy the whole area from Pier 1 to 41 has become, the last time we were in San Francisco over 20 years ago. We weren't hopeful that we'd get in anywhere but tried this place and found plenty of...More

Thank welshtraveller09
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear you were able to stop by for a nice, relaxing lunch with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our good food, service, and value. We hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't disagree with most of the posted reviews but I would not write this place off as hopeless. I came for the view, some good seafood, and a nice bottle of wine. I got all three. The service is terrible, through no fault of my...More

Thank SkarnKing
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words for our delicious food, beautiful view, and nice wine list. Although we're sorry to hear our service was less than impressive, we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having passed by some chaotic cafes along the piers, we were blessed to find this place where we were shown to an excellent table with superb views. The food - we chose seafood - was also excellent. I went out of my way to find...More

Thank Sandy R
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sandy, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious seafood and our lovely view of the bay. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Views are nice. Food was awful. I had the sole. It was cold and over cooked. My partner ordered the mussels. Mostly empty shells. My recommendation is “don’t go!”More

Thank Keith T
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Keith, we're sorry to hear you were so disappointed in your meal with us. We always want you to enjoy a delicious meal, but it sounds like we missed the mark this time. We hope you'll consider giving us another shot to show you the...More

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Lullabella
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Response from hwaskie916 | Reviewed this property |
I just spoke with the restaurant. The lady said they stop seating for dinner at 10pm, but they will allow those still there to stay and watch the fireworks. The restaurant will shut down after midnight when the fireworks... More
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dapiche
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Response from Nina F | Reviewed this property |
Most patrons were dressed smart and casual. I think jeans would be totally okay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
  • Neighbourhood: The Embarcadero
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2696
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!
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