Embarcadero Spots


  • Trendy Spanish Tapas – $$$
  • Must Order:
    • Meat/cheese plates
    • Chorizo skewers
    • Croquetas de Pollo
    • Meatballs
  • Best For: Nice Dinner, Date, Parent Dinner, Drinks, On the Water, Trendy
  • Great location right on the water, there is a bar area to the left that is an awesome spot to grab a good drink and some appetizers one night. The food here is soooo good, small plate/tapas style so come with a few people and get dishes to share!  Will need a reservation and will probably have to book a bit in advance.
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EPIC – YAAS (8.5)

  • Fancy Steakhouse – $$$/$
  • Best For: Nice Dinner, Special Occasion, Business Meal
  • Their menu changes often but all the food here is exceptional. I am personally not a big steak eater, but their fish dishes are YUM. Good spot for special occasion, romantic vibes all around.
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  • Upscale Greek Mediterranean – $$$
  • Must Order:
    • Prawns with garlic butter
    • Lamb Chops
    • Baklava
  • Best For: Nice Dinner, Special Occasion, Parent Dinner, Date, Hotspot
  • LOVE Kokkari. The food is all delicious. The ambiance and service both work together to give you a fine dining experience. You should book a reservation a bit in advance. Come here for your birthday dinner, or a special occasion, or just becuase you have earned it…whatever the reason is, just make sure you come eat here.
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  • Upscale Vietnamese Fusion – $$$
  • Must Order:
    • Crispy Imperial Rolls
    • Cellophane Crab Noodles
    • Caramelized Shrimp
    • Chicken Clay pot
  • Best For: Nice Dinner/Lunch, Date, Parent Dinner, Business Meal, Hotspot
  • Located in the ferry building, Slanted Door is definitely a popular spot for a nice dinner. It’s one of my favorite places because the food is seriously amazing, just thinking about their garlic prawns and crab noodles is making my mouth water. Get multiple dishes to share because you will want to try everything!
  • Tip: The have another location (Out The Door) in Pac Heights, smaller menu but still just as good.
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Places I still need to try:


  • Upscale Seafood – $$$/$
  • Must Order:
    • Happy Hour Oysters
    • Shellfish Bisque
  • Best For: Nice Lunch/Dinner, happy hour, Special Occasion, Business Meal, Patio
  • Great location right on the water overlooking the Bay Bridge. There is patio seating so if the weather is good, it’s the perfect spot for a nice lunch or weekday happy hour. Dinner is a bit expensive/fancy but good spot for a special occasion. Their happy hour oyster special runs weekdays 11:30- 5:30, $1.05/oyster!! (Not quite sure why the 5 cents but oh well).
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