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Hard Water

A venture by renowned chef Charles Phan, Hard Water is situated along the scenic Embarcadero. When you consider the kind of water used to make the best whiskey, you will find this watering hole to be rather aptly named. An American whiskey bar, it has 150 not entirely common varieties on offer. Bourbon cocktails like the Dixie and Roffignac are fantastic. The food menu features delicious preparations like fried chicken with pepper jelly and braised rabbit with buttermilk dumplings. A raw bar is also featured.

Waterbar

Eating seafood comes naturally when you see Waterbar's beautiful view of the bay and the Bay Bridge. Tanks display the fish available for eating and there is a large raw bar in the dining room. The seafood is sustainable for clear conscience eating. Try pressed lobster or whole oven-roasted petit local halibut. There is a full bar to complement your meal, and valet parking is also available.

Slanted Door

This upscale restaurant is located within the Ferry Building. Aside from the great food, this place is one of the hippest restaurants in the city. The menu describes the cuisine as modern Vietnamese. Items include crispy egg noodles with squid, shrimp and sea bass, and eggplant with green onions in spicy coconut sauce. The wine list is perfect for the Asian cuisine and the restaurant overlooks the bay, offering diners a winning combination of a superb meal with a view. A large dinner crowd gathers on the weekends, so reservations are recommended.

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

Located within SF's historic Fairmont Hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is a kitschy bamboo lounge that is for anyone who always wanted to visit the set of “Fantasy Island.” During the happy hours, indulge in some fruity umbrella drinks, the simulated tropical storm (yes, it really rains), and the intentionally cheesy soft-rock house band to lull you away to that paradise cruise you never took. Snacks and meals are both pricey, but the food's not the main reason for coming here. The Kalua pork is a highly recommended menu item, but you had best order them with a round of Mai-Tais; they're rumored to be the city's finest.

Forge

Your wait for an excellent pizza joint on the dock is over. Forge fits in perfectly at the waterfront Jack London Square where you can walk in any time of the day, relax on the heated patio and munch on the scrumptious wood-fired oven baked thin crust pizzas. The menu comprises your favorite flavor of pizzas and wide range of toppings to go with it. You can try the cheese-filled Pancetta pizza or the sizzling spicy Pepperoni pizza or the standard Margherita pizza. However, do not forget to start off with their amazing starters like the Crispy Cheese Curds, the Potato Skins or Smoked Chicken Wings. And while you are at it, you can pair these delights with a selection from its enticing Californian and Italian wine list, drought beers and cocktails. Shoot down a glass of Jacks Martini or a bottle of Tall Boy PBR or Anderson Valley IPA, as you enjoy the company of great food and splendid views.

Bar Bocce

A lively place with a charming vibe, The Bar Bocce is a good place to relax by the waterside. Offering a beautiful view of the Sausalito Harbor, it is one of the most preferred places for family gatherings in Sausalito. Their outdoor patio is beautified by elements which are thoughtfully designed for groups. Pizzas, fresh garden salads and an assortment of local cask wines, craft beer and signature cocktail drinks are on offer.

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