Fine restaurant connoisseurs from all over the Bay Area frequent this Berkeley hot spot. It is a great place for a romantic or family dinner, or just appetizers at the bar with friends. Built on stilts right over the water, it offers unforgettable views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The menu is filled with a vast selection of seafood, fish, chicken and pasta entrees. Try the grilled sirloin steak and roasted garlic prawns. The wine list features California selections.
Located in the Ferry Building Marketplace, a visit to Hog Island Oyster Bar is a great way to start off a San Francisco adventure. The restaurant is owned by the Hog Island Oyster Farm, who farms oysters in Tomales Bay. Established in 1983, today the company raises over three million oysters per year. The casual surroundings of the restaurant, located opposite a retail fish store, provide a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. Stop in and grab a glass of wine and down as many oysters as you can. The menu also offers clams and salad, but the main attraction here is the oyster stew, the chowder and the grilled cheese sandwich! Check for the daily specials before ordering. The restaurant also offers a small quantity of live, unshucked oysters to take away, but will have to be ordered three days prior.
Scoma's prepares some of the best seafood dishes on Fisherman's Wharf, which is no small feat considering the competition. The traditional dining room lets the food do the talking. The menu focuses on fresh seafood that is either sauteed or broiled. Enjoy Dungeness crab, prawns, scallops, calamari, abalone, swordfish, salmon, oysters and clams. House specialties include a spicy cioppino (seafood stew) and a filet mignon and lobster tail combo. The wine list is adequate, featuring domestic and imported wines.
With a playful ambiance and a menu full of authentic Spanish food, Coqueta--"flirtation" or "infatuation" in Spanish--is a delight for those seeking a Spanish dining experience. The restaurant offers hot and cold tapas as well as larger, family-style dishes. It also features a full bar with a wide variety of beers, hard ciders and, of course, sangrias to choose from. Be sure not to miss the unique cocktails, such as the Spanish Golden Ale, made of ransom old tom gin, fever tree Mediterranean tonic, amontillado sherry, chocolate bitters, gold and lemon espuma, and the Presidio, made of SF China Beach vodka, yuzu puree, almond, fig, farm egg and peychaud's bitters. The restaurant is often busy, so give yourself plenty of time to dine and enjoy the Coqueta experience. With tasteful wooden flooring, velvety drapes and large windows letting in some natural light, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening.
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana sits on San Francisco's Ferry Building-adjacent Pier 1 1/2, offering diners exceptional views of the bay and Bay Bridge as well as a taste of the best seafood available in this seaside metropolis. Executive Chef Diego Oka fuses his Peruvian and Japanese heritage with his years of experience in fine cuisine preparation, preparing perfectly balanced executions of the timeless regional treasure cebiche (more commonly known as ceviche) alongside interpretive takes on fusion cuisine. Most highlights of Peruvian cuisine are presented on the menu, each featuring fresh local ingredients assembled according to time-honored traditions or tweaked into contemporary California cuisine that sneaks in more modern elements. An eclectic menu of cocktails is on offer as well, in particular pisco, the national liquor of Peru. Beautiful bay views and ingredients pulled right from the water makes La Mar Cebicheria Peruana the perfect destination for travelers wanting a California spin on regional cuisine.
Boulevard, launched by Nancy Oakes in 1993, has since been at the forefront of the San Franciscan dining scene with accolades aplenty to prove. The Embarcadero institution is a definite must visit when in the waterfront area. The historic Audiffred Building it calls home was the lone survivor in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake. American regional cuisine is inventive without being pretentious and boasts French culinary influences. Co-restaurateur Pat Kuleto is the creative force behind the exceptional design that is inspired by France's Belle Époque period of the late 1800s. The menu includes fabulous and original concoctions, with particularly excellent seafood entrees like Ahi tuna tartare and Dungeness crab fritters. Linger over dinner with a glass of wine, and bask in the lovely ambiance while indulging in a decadent dessert.
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.
On a pretty day, one the best places in the city to stop by for a drink is right here. The Ramp Restaurant is a popular restaurant with a wharf type set up, your table is quite literally seaside as you partake of generous portions of American style cuisine including juicy burgers and crispy fries. Live music often accompanies the good food and drink on weekend evenings. There's no extra charge for seagull dancing or the barking seal show.
Situated close to the coast on Terry Francois Boulevard, Mission Rock Resort is back in action after a two million-dollar refurbishment, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike. Sprawling across two-stories with an area of up to 10,000 square feet (930 square meter), this cafe-restaurant has a seating capacity for 345 guests. The oyster bar and grill serves delicious seafood delicacies like BBQ oysters, crispy Monterey Bay calamari and Teriyaki skirt steak skewers, which is bound to impress even the most discerning seafood lover. The bar menu comprises an excellent selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Apart from the food, Mission Rock Resort may spring up a surprise to your visit as it hosts occasional live music from time to time. Mission Rock Resort is a perfect place to hangout in company of great food. Call or visit their website for reservations and more information.
Angler, gracing the commercial heart of San Francisco is a culinary delight offering the choicest seafood preparations in an elegant setting. From a lovely family lunch to dinner over work, or a pleasant time with your beloved relishing sumptuous platters, this restaurant welcomes all. Offerings range from crafted raw bar delights to signature platters, daily specialties, salads and seasonal servings, enjoy a splendid culinary journey here. Choose from the stellar wine list featuring a blend of regional and global wines to go along with your food.
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.