Waterbar delivers just about everything a San Francisco visitor—or local—could want. A contender for the “Best Views” award, it has unparalleled front-row seats for the Bay Bridge and its perpetual evening light show. It’s got a bar with a sexy vibe and an outdoor patio; two floor-to-ceiling fish tanks in the middle of the dining room teem with eels, fish, and other Pacific Ocean critters; you can feast on $1 oysters from 11:30am to 5:30pm daily; and there’s a fab weekend brunch (the exotic Bloody Mary comes with smoked bacon and jumbo prawns). Even more impressive, the food rises to the occasion, with creative seafood dishes such as Kampachi sashimi with tempura-fried peach, gochujang aïoli, white soy, and lemon verbena; or miso-glazed halibut with black bean sauce, puffed wild rice, katsuobushi, and summer squash. The menu offers a wide variety of fresh, ethically sourced, seasonal seafood, but it also has a steak and more for culinary landlubbers.
San Francisco› Restaurant
399 Embarcadero (at Harrison St)
Our Rating Neighborhood SoMa Hours Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30am–2pm, brunch Sat–Sun 11:30pm–2:30pm; dinner Sun–Mon 5:30–9:30pm, Tues–Sat 5:30–10pm. Transportation Bus: 1, 12, 14, or 41. BART: Embarcadero Phone 415/284-9922 Prices Main courses $36–$44. Valet parking $20. Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Waterbar
Map399 Embarcadero San Francisco
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