Seafood Restaurant · Rincon Hill
399 The Embarcadero (btwn Folsom & Harrison St), San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

With panoramic views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline, Waterbar is located on the Embarcadero, features the freshest and most sustainable seafood available.


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    Alex C.
    "Different $1 oysters before 6pm each day, 7 days a week"(22 Tips)
    Akshay S.
    "Happy hour oysters and the session beer"(4 Tips)
    jeff f.
    "Outside dinning, great view of the bay! order the tuna salad - yum!"(33 Tips)
    Jaime R.
    "Try the Cape Horn cocktail, it's new, and has a pleasant kick to it"(2 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • scenic views
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • wine
  • outdoor seating
  • cape horn
  • crab
  • romantic
  • scallops
  • lobster
  • trendy
  • fancy
  • good for groups
  • fish
  • lively
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • sandwiches
  • Nadia I.

    Amazing views of the Bay Bridge

    Nadia IssaBella · 1 week ago
  • Miguel Angel R.

    That. Ginger. Cookie.

    Miguel Angel Riego · 1 week ago
  • Dogus C.

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

    Dogus Cabakcor · October 21
  • Jacob S.

    Wifi password is waterbar

    Jacob Shea · October 20
  • Tina Hui T.

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

    Tina Hui Tina Hui · October 13
  • Felix L.

    Ahí tuna the way to go

    Felix L · October 6
  • Liz F.

    Good cocktails!

    Liz Fall · August 27
  • Fodor's Travel

    Get 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.

    Fodor's Travel · August 21
  • Haley S.

    Fantastic seafood, service, and bay bridge views.

    Haley Schoeck · August 18
  • Areej A.

    One 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.

    Areej Ashour · August 16
  • Jess K.

    Right near the bay and bay bridge. Their salmon is delist!

    Jess Kono · July 8
  • Danielle

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

    Danielle · June 20
  • herm p.

    A nice place for oysters and a view.

    herm pugay · June 17
  • Russell D.

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

    Russell Durant · June 5
  • Kelly W.

    Great place for hh oysters by the water!

    Kelly Wong · April 24
  • Michael D.

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

    Michael Davidson · April 14
  • Lily K.

    Dollar oysters

    Lily Kwong · March 4
  • Sam W.

    Great food, very friendly service. Good oysters. Great view

    Sam Weller · February 26
  • Danielle D.

    Amazing views !!! Love this place!!

    Danielle DeWitt · February 19
  • SFGate

    Sometimes 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. Read more

    SFGate · January 6
  • Nick F.

    Terrific scenic views and really cool fish tanks in the restaurant

    Nick Fruendt · December 23, 2014
  • Benjy W.

    The everything Bloody Mary is a thing of beauty.

    Benjy Weinberger · December 20, 2014
  • 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.

    Chris Messina · October 31, 2014
  • Nicholas B.

    Oyster happy hour 4ever

    Nicholas Boos · October 13, 2014
  • Kareem Z.

    $1 Oysters, obviously.

    Kareem Zarwi · October 6, 2014
  • Fernando R.

    Good option

    Fernando Ramalho · October 3, 2014
  • Nags

    Fabulous views. The starters were all pretty fantastic

    Nags · October 2, 2014
  • Susan L.

    seared tuna with soba noodle salad was light but full of flavor

    Susan Loh · September 30, 2014
  • 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.

    Kimberly S · September 17, 2014
  • Reem A.

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

    Reem A · September 14, 2014
  • Nichole P.

    $1 oysters

    Nichole Palmer · August 22, 2014
  • Talisa L.

    Everything is delicious here.

    Talisa Lavarry · August 21, 2014
  • Eater

    Looking 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. Read more

    Eater · August 20, 2014
  • Donna S.

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

    Donna S · August 16, 2014
  • Mario S.

    Cocktails, views.

    Mario Sundar · August 9, 2014
  • Dave F.

    Great drinks and seafood. Fantastic view of bay bridge?

    Dave Fassler · August 8, 2014
  • Akshay S.

    Happy hour oysters and the session beer

    Akshay Shah · August 7, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    We 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. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    Snag 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. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
  • SFGate

    Cap the evening with Emily Luchetti's desserts such as a peanut butter and chocolate mousse. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

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

    SFGate · August 2, 2014

    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.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • M.G. S.

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

    M.G. Siegler · July 28, 2014
  • Nahid A.

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

    Nahid Ashri · June 25, 2014
  • Maybs M.

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

    Maybs M · June 5, 2014
  • Stephanie I.

    pass on the ginger snap cocktail.

    Stephanie Isaacson · May 15, 2014
  • Deb P.

    Natalia 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.

    Deb Page · May 5, 2014
  • Callie S.

    Wait for a table on the patio - worth it!

    Callie Stephens · March 25, 2014
  • Alex C.

    Different $1 oysters before 6pm each day, 7 days a week

    Alex Cavoulacos · March 5, 2014
  • 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...

    Anna Dakhundaridze · January 12, 2014

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