Top 10 Restaurants With a View in the San Francisco Area

09/11/2013 10:16 am ET | Updated Nov 11, 2013


The Bay Area has both man-made and natural beauty as well as many fine restaurants. We suggest you take in the views while you take in the calories at these Top 10 Restaurants With A View in the Bay Area.

Butterfly Embarcadero
Pier 33 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Featuring expansive windows that look out on the San Francisco Bay, this restaurant often hosts DJs and live jazz bands that play while diners enjoy their meals (and views).

EPIC Roasthouse
369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

EPIC Roasthouse's Embarcadero location allows diners who come to feast on the restaurant's seasonal American menu to gaze out at the Bay Bridge while doing so.

Fort Mason
204 Bay St., Bldg. A
San Francisco, CA 94123

Greens, the country's first exclusively vegetarian fine dining venue, offers clear views of the waterfront.

Hog Island Oyster Co.
Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Diners flock to the Hog Island Oyster Co. for scrumptious oysters and panoramic views of the East Bay Area hills.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Pier 1 1/2, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Located directly on the waterfront, this Peruvian restaurant serves classics like causas (whipped-potato pedestals) and empanadas.

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
1520 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland, CA 94612

Situated on the west end of Lake Merritt in Oakland, Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill offers modern bistro cuisine and a see-and-be-seen vibe.

The Cliff House
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Sutro's, located inside the famous Cliff House, features stunning vistas of the ocean and a menu that highlights local and seasonal ingredients.

Top of the Mark
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
1 Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94108

Top of the Mark's rooftop perch affords it 360-degree panoramas of the San Francisco cityscape.

The Trident
558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

The Trident in Sausalito, CA, overlooks the water and serves up elegant fare accompanied by a live jazz band.

399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

The Waterbar gives diners up-close-and-personal vistas of the Bay Bridge and serves up top-notch seafood.