5 Phenomenal Restaurants with Bay Bridge Views

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.

Slanted Door

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.

Epic Steak

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

Resident Picks: Our Favorite Open-Air Hangouts This Summer

While San Francisco is amongst the most cosmopolitan cities in the nation, brimming with high-rises and diverse microhoods, there is one thing that each urban pocket doesn’t fall short on: open space. From green parks with iconic views to trails lined with soaring cypress trees, the city is full of open-air spots to kick back and enjoy the warmth of summer. Take a look at a few resident favorites below.

Palace of Fine Arts

While San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts is a sure sight to see, replete with rich history and an array of ever-changing theatrical acts and entertainment, it’s also the ideal spot to unwind and take in the grounds’ natural splendor. The exterior features multiple lush walkways with beautiful eucalyptus trees and a lagoon teeming with wildlife, from swans to turtles and frogs—the perfect place to bring curious little ones.

Rincon Park

At The Harrison, you needn’t stray far to find the perfect patch of green. Rincon Park, located just moments from your doorstep along the waterfront, is home to SoMa’s most iconic bow & arrow sculpture and proves to be the ideal spot to unwind and take in the colors of sunset—with unimpeded views of the Bay Bridge, to boot. So, next time you need a breath of fresh air, head to “Cupid’s Span” for a true urban escape.

Cupid's Bow

Lover’s Lane

Through the Presidio Gate lies Lover’s Lane, one of the city’s most enchanting trails to stroll and explore—not just with your loved one, but with nature lovers, art lovers, history lovers and more. The city’s oldest trail is a likewise a birdwatcher’s paradise with stunning Monterey cypress and eucalyptus trees and home to natural sculptures like “Wood Line,” brainchild of renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Salesforce Park

It’s been just over a week since the Salesforce Park opened to the public and there’s no denying that it’s become one of the most coveted open-air hangouts in all of San Francisco. The expansive 5.4-acre rooftop park is teeming with lush and distinct gardens, open grassy lawns, an outdoor amphitheater, a children’s play space, a restaurant, cafe and more. San Franciscans are flocking to this new sky-high jungle to explore, partake in fitness classes and immerse themselves in a completely unique urban landscape.

Alamo Square

For a quintessential al fresco San Francisco experience, look no further than Alamo Square. Encompassed by architecturally distinctive homes, including the ever-famous “Painted Ladies,” Alamo Square offers views of both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, allowing San Franciscans to retreat from urban living and take in the city’s beautiful expanse. We recommend arriving at sunset with a blanket and picnic for an idyllic summer night spent with friends and family.

Dolores Park

One of the most popular parks in all of San Francisco, Dolores Park is set amidst 16 acres with vast open space, two off-leash dog areas, a soccer field, six tennis courts and much more. So, whether you want to read beneath a shady tree or host a sunset picnic with friends, Dolores Park is amongst the most sought-after spots in the city to take in the fresh summer air.

Pursuitist Crowns The Harrison as a Dream Home

In their “Daily Dream Home” series, Pursuitist features The Harrison for its astounding SF views and high-end finishes. The article also mentions that in addition to designer furnishings, what makes these residences so desirable is also their location:

“Penthouse residents are also within walking distance to AT&T Park and many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops and businesses, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Dropbox, as well as The Transbay Transit Center and City Park, now named Salesforce Park, which will connect eight Bay Area counties through 11 transportation systems.”

Read the full article here.

The Harrison’s Neighboring Salesforce Transit Center Opens at Last

After eight years, the much-anticipated Transbay Transit Center is finally coming to life—and August 11 is our day to celebrate with a lively neighborhood block party. Officially coined as the Salesforce Transit Center, this commuter paradise features a 5.4-acre rooftop park and will soon be home to an array of interior shops and restaurants. Below, get a glimpse of just what to expect from our new SoMa neighbor.

A Commuter Haven

Starting August 12, transbay bus service will begin at the Transit Center. Stretching nearly three blocks between Beale and Second Streets, just south of Mission Street, the Salesforce Transit Center will link 11 transit systems and allow East Bay commuters to enter the city without any traffic above downtown streets from the Bay Bridge into an elevated concourse. The gondola, which can hold 20 people, will whisk people from Mission and Fremont Streets to the rooftop park starting September 24.

Sky-High Green Space

The Salesforce Transit Center isn’t just for commuters. In fact, the rooftop is now home to a 5.4-acre park complete with eight distinct gardens, an outdoor amphitheater, open grassy lawns, a children’s play space, a cafe and two-story restaurant. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the revolutionary rooftop park transcends that of a typical urban green space with impeccable landscaping from PWP Landscape Architects. The firm has designed an array of diverse botanical environments, spanning from the Australian garden to the prehistoric conservatory. Here, both Bay Area residents and visitors can escape from the hustle and bustle in a sky-high park like no other.

Inside the Center

Inside the Transit Center will be a combination of shops and restaurants in an entirely artistic, architectural setting. Open and inundated with natural light, the interior features “Light Columns,” or soaring skylights, that create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for those both passing through and exploring. The largest Light Column is the 118-foot tall Grand Hall, home to the Transit Center’s primary public space. The Salesforce Transit Center is still in the midst of acquiring retailers so stay tuned.

We look forward to celebrating with you on Saturday, August 11, from 12-4pm. The opening party will feature live music, arts and crafts, fitness classes and more—plus the opportunity to explore the beautiful skylit interiors.

*Photo courtesy of Transbay Joint Powers Authority