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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in San Francisco Bay Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Pier 23 Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1297)
$30 and under
Seafood
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar, a historic wharf restaurant and bar, continues to serves fresh seafood and good drinks to locals and visitors alike.

Family owned for nearly 35 years, Pier 23 Cafe takes an innovative approach to San Francisco’s traditional seafood dishes. It’s a tried and true establishment that captures the essence of the City and its waterfront history in food, service, and picturesque waterside setting.

Soak up the California sun and the beautiful San Francisco Bay views from our Beer Garden & Waterside patio or city views of Telegraph Hill and the Embarcadero from our sidewalk tables.
Top review
BeatHvip
Dined on Apr 26, 2024
Always nice to pass by Pier 23. Good food and nice people.
A photo of The Lighthouse Bar & Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (445)
$30 and under
American
Mill Valley
About the restaurant
It all started in 1992, when Annette and Gerner Andresen opened the Lighthouse Café in Sausalito in its present form. The Andresens, both born in Denmark, had recently immigrated to the U.S., and along with them they brought the Scandinavian flair for simplicity, good quality and tasty food. The café has over the years become famous for its breakfast and lunch, with American classics like good old-fashioned burgers and a great selection of omelets, along with Scandinavian classics like Danish Meatballs or Norwegian Salmon. Now with four restaurants, The Bar & Grill offers Brunch Lunch & Dinner.
Top review
JimD
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Our family had a very enjoyable Father's Day brunch. The weather was beautiful, so we were able to sit outside and avoid the rather noisy atmosphere inside. The Lighthouse is one of our go-to places when we want a pleasant dining experience at reasonable prices.
A photo of Noyo Harbor Inn, Restaurant and Tavern restaurant
4.6
4.6 (749)
$30 and under
European
Mendocino
About the restaurant
Fresh wild caught fish and seafood delivered daily from the Harbor, delicate vegetables and herbs gathered from the Chef’s Garden and perfect pairings of wine, beer and cocktails makes the Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant a place where each dish excites and delights!
Enjoy scenic views of the working Noyo Harbor from a spacious deck. Watch seals and otters swim past, birds flying overhead, and fishing vessels making their way back to the harbor.
Top review
SharonD
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food, accommodating staff and great service. Of course the view can’t be beat.
A photo of The Spinnaker - Sausalito restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5232)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sausalito
About the restaurant
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING ( MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN REQUESTED) WITH WATER VIEWS


OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 11 AM

































































0 AM
Top review
Pleased
Dined 6 days ago
The salad was simply delicious, and the service and view were wonderful.
A photo of McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5452)
$30 and under
Seafood
Fisherman's Wharf
About the restaurant
Featuring seasonal seafood, tender steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught from the coast of Scotland's Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian Seafood overnighted from the Honolulu Fish Auction, and Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon pulled from pristine river waters, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products, and local and sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible.
With our exclusive line of signature oysters sourced from our own private oyster beds, as well as a fine selection of steaks, soups, salads and pasta dishes, McCormick & Kuleto's appeals to the tastes of all diners. Our focus on the true spirit of hospitality only adds to our appeal, making us a popular destination on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where we honor the military with free meals, as well as an ideal setting for private special occasions, date night and business functions.
Top review
Beepvip
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent host. Great food. And a spectacular view.
A photo of Moonraker restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1229)
$31 to $50
American
Pacifica
About the restaurant
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner and happy hour!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, Chef's selection of oysters and ahi poke. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken parmesan and a vegetarian tagine. The chef makes a lot of the offerings gluten free, like crispy calamari and coconut prawns. Be sure to save some room for bananas foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.
Top review
LittleNancyvip
Dined 4 days ago
My husband and celebrated a very special anniversary. It was also summer solstice day. We were hoping to see a lovely sunset but it was a foggy evening. No matter, we enjoyed a. delicious Caesar salad. Our entrees were delicious and ample. Chicken piccata for me, pot roast for my husband. In the past we have enjoyed fish dinners but due to having eaten fish for several days before our dinner we opted to avoid a mercury overload. That is to say there are delicious options on the menu. Dessert, a chocolate lava cake. Need I say more? A fitting desert for a fine dinning experience.
A photo of Shelby's Rooftop restaurant
4.5
4.5 (223)
$50 and over
American
SOMA
About the restaurant
Experience an elevated evening at Shelby's Rooftop, perched high above 4th street in downtown San Francisco. Relish in delectable drinks, small bites, and breathtaking views. Shelby's Rooftop combines a seductive ambiance with a contemporary-chic atmosphere, creating a distinctive San Francisco rooftop lounge. Whether dining indoors or outdoors, savor the mouthwatering shared plates, expertly-crafted cocktails, and panoramic city views.

All ages are welcomed when our kitchen is open, until 11pm every day. After that, our bar remains open until closing for Adults 21+.

For parties larger than 10 and private bookings, please contact us directly to book.
Top review
Foodie
Dined 2 days ago
Great experience celebrating 50th birthday. I wish they had more food choices. Service was awesome.
A photo of Puerto 27 Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (701)
$30 and under
Peruvian
Pacifica
About the restaurant
Indulge in delicious Peruvian fare and cocktails next to a panoramic view of the ocean at Puerto 27. Located next to the Pacifica Beach Hotel, this restaurant serves thoughtfully prepared dishes in a vibrant setting. The menu includes Peruvian classics, such as the pollo a la brasa (Peruvian chicken), paella (mixed seafood and rice) and lomo saltado (marinated beef stir-fried with vegetables). Puerto 27 is also a great place to visit for some authentic anticuchos. Puerto 27 offers a fine selection of wine and craft beer to complement its meal, with Happy hour specials running between 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the work week. The bar also serves a list of Piscos, Peru's national spirit made from grapes. The mosto verde is a must-try. Made with a blend of four varietal grapes, it pairs well with most dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
We had a great view! The food & servers were wonderful. The kitchen seemed overwhelmed. It took 50+ minutes to receive our food.
A photo of Drakes Sonoma Coast restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1153)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bodega Bay
About the restaurant
The Drake's dining experience is curated professional and sustainably using local produce from the West Sonoma county farms, freshly caught seafood and only the best cuts of meat. Our seasoned culinary team has established close relationships with local organic farmers, fishermen and ranchers creating a delicious and innovative menu. Come in and enjoy the most stunning views of Bodega Bay, the Pacific and beyond.

We take as much pride in our vintners as we do in our farmers, and we hope to share the bounty of our region with every guest. Our wine program aims to highlight some of our favorite local producers, big and small, along with the many varietals we can offer due to the diversity of our land. We hope that all of our guests take the chance to explore the beautifully comprehensive world of wine during their stay. The mixology team has a passion for making great cocktails from seasonal, fresh ingredients and has an eye for detail.
Top review
Tuki
Dined 2 days ago
Had a lovely family Sunday brunch outdoors. Love the location, and our server Consuelo was great.
A photo of Albion River Restaurant - Albion River Inn restaurant
4.3
4.3 (939)
$31 to $50
Californian
Little River
About the restaurant
Our restaurant is temporarily closed for renovation through July 1, 2024. We are eager to welcome you back for our crave-able coastal cuisine, complemented by the breathtaking ocean views from every table, as soon as we reopen. Thank you for your understanding!
Top review
Goodstuff
Dined on May 21, 2024
There’s no better views than from the dining room at this restaurant. Cozy vibe with creative fresh ingredients and an extensive wine and whiskey menu.
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