Waterbar Restaurant

$$$ • Seafood, American, Live/Raw Food

399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
(415) 284-9922


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Waterbar Restaurant

As a first time experience I was blown away. I came for lunch, which has a briefer menu possible due to COVID. But that was not an issue. Service was fast and super attentive but not overbearing. we asked for bread and butter and a generous o=portion of sourdough baguette sliced with butter arrived. I started with three of the $1 oysters which were Pt. Reyes. A bit on the small side but came with cocktail sauce with horseradish and the mignonette sauce. I preferred the former....read full review
I'm a regular at Waterbar and am happy to say that I'm never disappointed. Even with less than stellar weather the restaurant was buzzing and very busy. With the crowd, the service and food never falter. I tried a new cocktail this visit. It was a gin and tonic with orange infused gin and other botanical flavors. It was quite refreshing and a perfect way to start a meal. Along with the oysters of course. I went back to the grilled calamari with squid ink pasta for my appetizer...read full review
I’d like to clarify that the low rating I gave for service was NOT reflective of bad service. In fact, under pre-covid circumstances, I would have rated service a 4; however, I was appalled that NONE of the servers, including the hostess wore masks! We were so concerned over this that none of us were able to focus on our meals, let alone enjoy ourselves. This was a long-awaited reservation, and it was marred by the owner’s lack of concern and empathy over public safety that...read full review

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Monday 11:30AM - 9PM
Tuesday 11:30AM - 9PM
Wednesday 11:30AM - 9PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 9PM
Friday 11:30AM - 9PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 9PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 9PM

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