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399 The Embarcadero (Folsom St.) Send to Phone
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Gorgeous views, bold flavors and a whimsical interior have made Waterbar a seafood-lover's dream.
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Waterbar Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur Pat Kuleto has done it again: as at some of his classics (Farallon and Boulevard among them), with Waterbar he and Mark Franz have created something of a fantasy world that treats both the eyes and the palate. Situated right on the Embarcadero, with up-close-and-personal views of the Bay Bridge, the restaurant is a two-level stunner. A duo of vertical fish tanks lend whimsy and wonder to an otherwise traditional dining room, drawing a crowd of suited Financial District types and well-dressed visitors. With a name like Waterbar, it’s no wonder that chef Parke Ulrich's thoughtful, sustainable fare hails mainly from the sea. Ever-shifting menus spotlight oysters, creative starters such as kingfish tartare, Champagne-marinated sardines and Pernod-spiked shellfish bisque, and mains like seared halibut with black chai and cashew couscous. A sophisticated, well-pondered list of wines includes pairings for every oyster on the menu, matching terroirs to watery counterparts. Pastry chef Emily Luchetti is a master of all things sweet, so consider her gianduja crémeux or a marshmallow ice cream sandwich for dessert. Note: All menus are available at the bar, and no reservations are taken for the bar.

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