You know how restaurant-goers often say that the food is only as good as the company? Well, we think the same goes for San Francisco’s views. The city is brimming with phenomenal eateries, but the ones that pair delicious food with incredible Bay Bridge vistas always seem to top our list. Below, take a look at our five favorite San Francisco joints that bring it all to the table.
Located just moments from our doorstep at The Harrison is the ever-popular Waterbar, where foodies can get a taste of both delicious oysters and panoramic Bay Bridge views. The stylish spot serves up sustainable, fresh seafood in a seamless indoor-outdoor setting that’s ideal for taking in the nightly Bay Bridge light show.
From renowned chef Michael Chiarello comes Coqueta, a hip and experiential Spanish restaurant on Pier 5 in the Embarcadero. Here, guests can indulge in a modern interpretation of traditional tapas with a touch of California flair—all set to remarkable waterfront and Bay Bridge views. Just remember not to skip on their innovative cocktail list.
An unwavering resident favorite, Slanted Door in the Ferry Building dishes out chef Charles Phan’s modern Vietnamese fare in a glassy-heavy space that allows for prime Bay Bridge views. The inventive menu features jaw-dropping plates like grass-fed shaking beef and crispy imperial rolls—with absolutely jaw-dropping views to match.
Hog Island Oyster Bar
Also in the Ferry Building is Hog Island Oyster, a casual yet refined spot to enjoy fresh-off-the-boat seafood with stunning views of the Bay Bridge beyond. Sit on the outdoor patio at lunch for their freshest selection of oysters and a crisp glass of rose, or reserve a table for dinner to soak in the sights for an exceptional “Bay to Bar” experience.
For an epic experience all around, look no further than Epic Steak in the Embarcadero. The beautifully designed restaurant is embraced by glass windows to unveil the most spectacular Bay Bridge views, which—of course—are best paired with a mouth-watering wagyu steak and a bold glass of Cabernet. Don’t forget their epic weekend brunch, either.
*Photo Courtesy of Waterbar