The Waterfront Cafe, San Francisco

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Pier 7 (415) 391-2696

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  • L to R: Claus, Al, me, Yubert. Photo by Kelly.
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    The Waterfront: Wonderful Crab Cakes

    by Agraichen Written Jul 13, 2004

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    An institution for decades.....

    Bay view...(er...ask for it), great bar (and staff) and excellent food consistently.

    Favorite Dish: the crab cakes (my favorite anywhere) are exceptional. But then most any steak or fish dinner is pretty good too.

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    The Waterfront Cafe: Seafood on the Water

    by Rixie Written Oct 5, 2003

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    L to R: Claus, Al, me, Yubert. Photo by Kelly.

    The Waterfront Cafe is the more casual, first-floor level of this establishment; the more elegant Waterfront Restaurant is upstairs.

    The Cafe would be a great place for a romantic tete-a-tete with your significant other -- right on the water, with a canopy ceiling and little white lights outlining the windows -- but my husband and I were here with VTers Yubert, Al (agraichen), and Claus (cachaseiro), LOL. There were even fireworks over the water, to celebrate the beginning of Fleet Week.

    One caveat: take a wrap with you. The dining room is basically a glassed-in deck, open at the top, and even though the heaters are more than adequate, every now and then a strong sea breeze blows through.

    Favorite Dish: I had the salmon, which was delicious: moist and tender, with a parmesan crust, served on a bed of mashed potatoes and little dabs of red and gold sauces. The New England clam chowder was good, too, and had bits of bacon in it. I was too full to consider the dessert menu, which included apple cobbler and a chocolate and vanilla sundae.

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