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The Waterfront Cafe

Wharf: Pier 7 (Embarcadero at Broadway)
(415) 391-2696

Cuisine: California Seafood

Pluses: Wonderful food; beautiful decor and great views

Minuses: busy

Prices: moderate

Overview: Lunch and dinner daily & Sunday brunch. Reservations suggested

The Waterfront Cafe graces the lower level of Al Falchi's restaurant, while the upper level houses the Waterfront Restaurant for parties and holidays. With spectacular views of Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge the cafe or the more elegant upstairs restaurant are great for entertaining visitors. Downstairs it's all solid California inspired seafoodd: crab cakes are light and luscious; a whole crab has a lemon-butter sauce; while tender fried calamari are addictive. For the main attraction petrale sole, is the owner’s and our favorite and many a guest happily dines on the roasted chicken and pasta offerings.

The seismic re-do incorporates large supporting beams which means the hard surfaces make for a festive but loud environment so consider the outside heated patio or the tented deck dining where many a politician and celebrity have enjoyed the fare.



As owner of San Francisco's premier concierge service "Reservations Tonight" since 1988, Joan Simon has her finger on the pulse of what attracts both local and out of town diners. As principal of Full Plate Restaurant Consulting , she is often called upon by the press to provide insight into the Bay Area restaurant scene.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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