Embarcadero Restaurants

10 8 Boulevard

Address: 1 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Entering Boulevard’s doors is like stepping inside of a Toulouse-Lautrec painting. With its elegant mosaics, stylized wood accents, and softly glowing atmosphere, designer Pat Kuleto has captured the romance of the iconic Parisian bistro, elevating the historic building to the heights of its period artistry. Chef Nancy Oake’s culinary creations are themselves works of art. Each French-influenced dish is like a sculpture, consisting of layered components in a delicate balance of color and flavor that is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Dripping with Belle Époque glamour and the flowery beauty of Art Nouveau, …

10 8 Ozumo

Address: 161 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$$$$ Top 10 Recommended
Ozumo is nestled into the heart of San Francisco’s Embarcadero District. This restaurant serves modern Japanese cuisine in a serene and sophisticated environment. Guests can choose to to sit in a variety of rooms that each offer a unique dining experience and ambience. The Robata Grill features unique small plates of a variety of meat and vegetables that are cooked over traditional robata charcoal grills. For private dining, Ozumo offers sake tasting in their exclusive, glass-enclosed Sake Tasting Room. Those seeking a more traditional and exotic experience than the golden hued main dining room can be seated on zabuton cusions …

10 8 Salt House

Address: 545 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Salt House
If you’re searching for contemporary American fare, look no further than the Salt House. This tavern is housed in an old printing press warehouse from the 1930’s and is equal parts new and old, merging the best of both. The building stays true to its historic charm with original hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, tall ceilings with massive metal support beams, and 12 foot windows—all the better to look in or out of. Salt House is more than just an impressive space though, and true to its “gastropub” label, serves up hearty yet refined ingredient-driven cuisine in a tavern-like atmosphere.

10 8 Waterbar Restaurant

Address: 399 The Embarcadero South, San Francisco, CA 94105
Waterbar Restaurant
With a breathtaking view, floor-to-ceiling circular aquariums featuring an impressive array of marine life from the Pacific Ocean, an extravagant cascading raw bar, a hand-blown glass “caviar” chandelier, and a lively open kitchen, Waterbar is not merely a restaurant, it is an experience. Located on San Francisco’s scenic Embarcadero, Waterbar offers fresh, seasonal and sustainable whole fish and crustaceans served roasted, grilled, boiled or chilled. Owner and Executive Chef Mark Franz and restaurateur Pat Kuleto, both well-known for their highly successful restaurant Farallon, have created another masterpiece in design while remaining true to the natural essence of the sea.

10 8 RN74

Address: 301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Renowned Chef Michael Mina’s RN74, is a restaurant where wine plays the starring role. Named for the highway that passes through Burgundy, RN74 boasts a 69 page, 2,000 plus wine list expertly paired with clean and elegant food. The restaurant team and Wine Director Rajat Parr work in conjunction to design a truly intelligent and sophisticated dining experience. The restaurant’s 75-seat dining room, 38-seat lounge and 16-seat hydraulic communal table have been meticulously designed using an old European train station as the inspiration. This more casual Michael Mina restaurant seeks to highlight a simple approach to French cuisine by coupling …

10 8 La Mar

Address: Pier 1.5 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
La Mar
La Mar cebicheria peruana gains its inspiration from the thousands of cebicherias that can be discovered throughout Peru. This restaurant, located at Pier 1.5 on The Embarcadero, manages to preserve the proud traditions of Peru while still sharing the nation’s cuisine with San Francisco. Authenticity is of the utmost importance to Chef Gaston Acurio. This immensely popular chef encourages his guests to discover and enjoy the many pleasures of Peruvian fare. La Mar offers 7 different cebiches, tiraditos, causas, empanadas peruanas y fritos, anticuchos and several Peruvian classic entrees. This 11,000 square foot restaurant also specializes in the spirit pisco …

10 8 Epic Roasthouse

Address: 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Epic Roasthouse
Visually stunning with its sweeping bay views, a dramatic fireplace, custom-built wood fired grill, and striking columns, Epic Roasthouse is a testimonial to Pat Kuleto’s successful career as a designer. Located in the Embarcadero, this gourmet steakhouse makes its home directly next to the Bay Bridge, providing a view and ambiance like no other. Chef Jan Birnbaum graces the menu with house-cured meats, steaks, chops, and seafood, all prepared with the finest quality ingredients at your specifications. For those merely looking to enjoy the fantastic décor and location, enjoy a tantalizing cocktail or savory bar bite at the bustling bar.

10 8 Americano

Address: 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Located in San Francisco's Hotel Vitale, Americano's menu is deeply rooted in Italian tradition. Using only market fresh ingredients, Chef Paul Arenstam entices diners with handmade pasta and bakers pies, while still showcasing locally grown, seasonal products. Americano is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner while also providing a trendy spot for an after work drink. The cocktail lounge's unique circular design coupled with the dynamic panoramic bay view creates a strikingly modern atmosphere. In contrast, the dining room's natural wood and dramatic arches create a comfortable and alluring dining atmosphere. Americano also provides an outdoor patio with a …

10 8 Butterfly

Address: Pier 33 -The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Located on Pier 33, Butterfly hosts a view of San Francisco Bay that simply can’t be beat. With spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen where Owner/Chef Robert Lam concocts his creations, and a large and airy dining room, there is no lack of visual stimulation here. The trendy, modern décor is perhaps most complimented by the vibrant art-work that adorns the walls and ceilings, all of which have been amassed from local artists. The Cal-Asian cuisine is nothing to scoff at either. The flavorful dishes reflect Chef Lam’s culinary background as well as his Vietnamese heritage.

10 8 Sens Restaurant

Address: 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Sens Restaurant
Chef Dane Boryta of Sens Restaurant, combines traditional Mediterranean techniques, such as flatbread cooked in the restaurants wood-burning oven, with modern sensibilities, for instance Sens’ use of local, sustainably grown produce. Sens restaurant proudly features a Farmer's Market driven menu along with seasonally motivated, fruit inspired desserts from Pastry Chef Rebecca Morris. Sens’ décor effortlessly encourages a cozy and intimate dining experience. Large windows, stone and brick walls, rustic wood, earthenware plates and over-sized leather chairs recreate a classic Mediterranean experience that is further perpetuated by the restaurants excellently prepared cuisine.

10 8 Yank Sing

Address: 101 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Yank Sing
Yank Sing creates traditional and inventive dim sum in a classy and serene atmosphere. This restaurant is suitable for a business lunch or for meeting up with friends for dinner. Guests can simply point to the dumpling or dish they desire from a cart that the food server runs around the restaurant. There are more than 60 choices available every day and one favorite is the Gingery Foil-Wrapped Chicken. Yank Sing also has a to-go counter where guests can save time on their lunch break and take back some tasty Chinese food to the office.

10 8 One Market Restaurant

Address: 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
One Market Restaurant
$$$ Special Offer
One Market makes for one exquisite dining experience. With stunning views and upscale atmosphere, One Market is one of the few restaurants in San Francisco with an unbeatable location to serve some of the city’s most exciting cuisine. Executive Chef Mark Dommen has created a menu that appeals to a variety of culinary interests and budgets, featuring seasonal American fare with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and local ingredients. The food, the service, and the ambiance are truly exceptional and will keep one coming back for more.

10 8 The Slanted Door

Address: 1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111
The Slanted Door
For over a decade the Slanted Door has been one of the most sought after dining experiences in San Francisco. Executive Chef Charles Phan blends his passion for Vietnamese cooking with top quality ingredients, showcasing the abundance of produce and ecologically farmed fish, game, and poultry sourced by local farms. Many of his recipes are inspired by his mother’s cooking, along with ideas he has picked up from his travels to Vietnam. If you are looking for irresistible food and a lively atmosphere, the Slanted Door may become your new favorite.

10 8 Chaya Brasserie

Address: 132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Chaya Brasserie
CLOSED! Known for its remarkable views that sweep from the Ferry Building to the Bay Bridge, CHAYA Brasserie is named for the casual, salon-like gathering spots in France and Japan. CHAYA Brasserie combines Japanese hospitality, French savoir-faire, and both countries’ traditions of culinary artistry and excellence. Two distinct atmospheres are offered in the restaurant with a lively bar and a more serene, intimate setting in the main dining room. Patio dining is available in the front of the restaurant, where you can take in the “All Night, Every Night” happy hour. Transform your elegant dining experience into something truly memorable …

10 8 Mexico DF

Address: 139 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94199
Mexico DF
For an authentic taste of gourmet Latin street food, don’t let an opportunity to sample Mexico DF’s cuisine slip you by. Located near Embarcadero Plaza, this restaurant brings delicious traditional Mexican food to a refined setting. Forget having to wait in line at a taco stand when you could be in and elegant dining room with crisp white linens and the freshest epicurean ingredients. Once there, you can experience time-honored dishes with a chic twist such as the Duck Flautas with crema, cotija, cabbage, and salsa roja. Offering happy hours every weekday and original handmade margaritas, Mexico DF is a …

10 8 The Cosmopolitan

Address: 121 Spear Street, Suite B8, San Francisco, CA 94105
The Cosmopolitan
This venue is no longer open.

10 8 Prana

Address: 540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
This venue is no longer open.

10 8 Fog City Diner

Address: 1300 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Fog City Diner
This venue is no longer open for business.