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


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Waterbar, San Francisco, CA

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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 sesame fried squid with heirloom melons, sweet pickled chili and cashews, and mains like roasted halibut with heirloom tomato gratin, pickled chanterelles and sweet corn purée. A sophisticated, well-pondered list of wines includes a suggested pairing for oysters. Consider warm berry bread pudding or an 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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