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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“crab” (39 reviews)
“sea bass” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to eat by the waterfront for our last night in S.F. We picked The Waterfront more or less at random. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food much better than average, prices fair, wine least reasonable and service good. Really good view...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food and our excellent customer service. It really means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a MUST do. We had a late lunch and food was delicious. Best fried calamari ever. And the staff are all Amazingly welcoming and friendly. Windsor, the bartender was the best. He knew it was our first time visiting San Fran and...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! It means a lot to hear you had such a lovely visit with us and enjoyed our delicious food and amazing customer service. We're so glad you felt taken care of with us, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the seafood Cobb and my husband had the salmon burger. The food was terrific. Generous crab and shrimp on my salad with a tasty dressing, and some of the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had were served with his burger. He started...More

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

Jencolenm, we're so glad to hear you felt taken care of with us and enjoyed your meal. It means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taking a lunch break after being at the Exploratorium for most of the morning and into the early afternoon. After two false starts elsewhere, we came here and the third time was the charm! We ordered a wood oven pizza for our daughters...More

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

We're so glad you got to stop in for lunch during your visit to the Exploratorium! It's great that your daughters enjoyed their pizza they had here -- when the kids are happy, you're happy, right? Next time you're ever back in the area, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A special meal for my birthday. We both had the Clam Chowder to start, which was very good. My husband then opted for the Sea Bass and I had Sole - both proved to be excellent choices. Can highly recommend.

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

Graham, thank you for sharing the love for our great food and excellent service. It means a lot, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We were immediately seated by our gracious host but to our dismay there were no tables available outside. The views are beautiful and a perfect place to snap some photos of the sunset. The food was equally good and the wait staff was very knowledgeable...More

Thank George710
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

George, thanks for sharing the love for our excellent views and our delicious food. It means a lot that you felt taken care of with helpful service, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had a wonderful window seat overlooking the bay and Oakland Bay Bridge. I enjoyed the Caesar salad and fresh linguini with shrimp, crab, clams, and mussels. One colleague had sole and the other salmon. We were all quite pleased. I would definitely recommend the...More

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

Fontek, thanks for sharing the love for our excellent food and our great customer service. We always want you to feel taken care of with us, and we hope to have you back again someday soon. Until then, Waterfront Management

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were steered here by the hotel concierge. While I had a good meal and a lovely experience, the evening did not equal the reputation nor the price. The waiter was polite and kind. Water glasses were refilled. These are a must for me. However,...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

homeless-dancer, thank you for sharing the love for our excellent food and friendly service. It means a lot to hear you had a nice meal, although we're sorry to hear you didn't feel it was worth the price this time. We'll keep your feedback in...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for an anniversary dinner from out of town. The food was ok— really nothing disappointing nor anything to rave about. The service on the other hand was about on a Ruby Tuesday’s or Bennigan’s level. I had no water and no tea...More

Thank Randy G
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Randy, we're very sorry to hear you were so disappointed in your service experience with us this time around. We always want you to feel taken care of with fast, friendly, accommodating service and enjoy a delicious meal. We apologize if we came off as...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I snuck out for a quiet meal without the kids while staying in San Francisco. This wasn’t too far from our hotel and the menu sounded good. We were not disappointed! We had enjoyed some good meals in the States to date,...More

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Amanda, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious, fresh oysters and seafood dishes. It means a lot to hear you felt taken care of with fast, friendly, attentive service and enjoyed your experience. We hope this means we'll see you both again someday...More

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Lullabella
20 November 2016|
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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