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Harborview Restaurant & Bar, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4.5
4.5
1218 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Located at Four Embarcadero Center, Harborview Restaurant & Bar serves quintessential Cantonese Cuisine and traditional yet innovative dim sum and banquet menus, with impeccable service in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. With a main dining room seating more than 200, Harborview also features a full bar, patio, private dining and special event space. Harborview is a combination of traditional Cantonese classics and our own original recipes, using the finest ingredients.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30–14:15 Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–13:45 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    (415) 399-1200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Delivery to nearby Financial District and Embarcadero Center offices.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Harborview Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cross Street
    Sacramento
  • Parking Details
    Validated Parking at Embarcadero Centers 1 - 4 MON - FRI: Before 5pm, 1st hour Free, $4 for 2nd hour. After 5pm: $2 for 4 hours SAT & SUN: $2 for 4 Hours All Day Garage Closes Daily at 12am
  • Public Transit
    Embarcadero Muni Metro & BART Station - All Lines, Cable Car, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 21, 31, Ferry
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Chinese

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

1,218 Reviews
  1. Kapunski

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively spot for Dim Sum- entrance is downstairs around the back- don’t make the mistake we did and take the outside stairs in front, as you’ll have to head back down to check in and go back up the indoor staircase- elevator was out of service so it would have been nice to be able to use the spiral ramp in the complex.

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  2. LvGr8Food

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really flavorful and the service was amazing. The waiter who attended to us was serving so many tables and yet paying close attention to every one of them.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food overall are good. However some dishes are too salt,

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  4. DivaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I didn’t know what to expect when we first walked in… it’s a traditional Chinese restaurant with big tables for large families . There was not a host so we decided to go to the bar. Best decision ever!!!! Erick was our bartender and he was fun, entertaining and knowledgeable of the food menu. The food was great! We had pork buns with a sugar topping that were delicious . Unfortunately the day we were there it was raining and we couldn’t seat at the patio. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back!

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  5. SavoryDeb

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious. The ambiance is lovely but hopefully you’re lucky enough to sit aside on a sunny day. The menu is well rounded with plenty of options for vegetarians.

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  6. Audrey

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is definitely one of the more authentic dimsum places in Bay Area. Service & ambience very good, definitely going back when in San Francisco area. Highly recommended

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  7. artlam

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful delicious traditional Cantonese Chinese food. Excellent service. Nice decor. Great experience.

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  8. LingLing

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service - love your veggie food and we will come back next time

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  9. JoeC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible. Service excellent. Our server helped select a great selection of food. Took a party of seven for business. Everyone had more than enough and got to try everything and stayed well within the expense limits for work.

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  10. JessicaBaby

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was an office lunch gathering for Chinese New Year. Ordered the lunch banquet menu L2 good for 10 people. Dim sum platters were great, and they offered 10 on each kind so everyone could taste. All other dishes were well prepared, just that the portion on the fried rice was a bit small. They were quite busy that day, so not much service provided. We had to wait quite some time to have hot water filled up at our tea pots. Overall, it was a great experience for a group office lunch. The price is reasonable. It’s much more economic than the dinner banquet price of which the dishes and portions are similar. It’s a convenient location within walking distance from our office in the SF financial district. It’s a great alternative besides Chinatown for traditional Chinese food with much better ambience.

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  11. Sophie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    **Discrimination*** We've been loyal to Harborview since they've opened. It is extremely disappointing to have to write review. On Chinese New Year, we have a reservation for a party of 5. Four adults and a 5 year old. The wait was 45 mins with reservations. We were passed up for folks without reservations for parties of 4. Totally get it since we are a table of 5. However, the next table of 5 was given to the next party. We asked why these folks who didn't have a reservation was given a table and the hostess responded to they have 5 adults. They discriminated against us since we had a child even though they told us we couldn't fit a table of 4. If you have kids, they will pass you up for a party with adults. The staff continued to maintain that the table that was given away was for adults only. I didn’t know there was an age requirement for a table at Harborview.

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  12. MonarchX

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good. Everything was fresh and nicely presented. Servers were so kind. XLB was the best I’ve had in years!

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  13. KateZ

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was spotty. Took forever to be approached at first and to get the bill. Food was amazing and an incredible value when compared to a dinner of a couple appetizers at the hotel next door the evening prior. Be aware, the “spicy” icon on the menu means it. Every dish was a “hit” and we left happy with our choice to try it. There were several family groups that included children but the restaurant was busy/noisy to the degree you didn’t really hear them even when playing between tables.

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  14. Sandy

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The check in was ok but not very welcoming. I had requested a window seat in early December and mentioned it was my friend’s birthday. No window, no response to my request. We were seated by a small wall. Very loud. Service was mediocre-had to request firks three times. The food was really good. Will not return.

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  15. ChrisA

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Chinese food to celebrate Lunar New Year 2024

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  16. HallieA

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a native to SF and a Dim Sum lover I have probably tried most of the many options in my 65 years. This was far and away the very best I have had in The City and that says a lot. My go to for higher end Dim Sum was always Yank Sing. I never expected this to be better, but it was. Every single item we ordered was perfectly prepared and served piping hot. The only thing missing was the push carts, but honestly I think that adds to the quality as everything is fresh from the kitchen when ordered. Yank Sing is a close second, and I may continue to take guests there for the full Dim Sum experience, but will return to Harbor View for my next Dim Sum "fix"! The items other than Dim Sum looked and smelled amazing, though we stuck to the Dim Sum this time, trying several items we had not tried before and never disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant for the quality, selection, service and beautiful view of the Ferry Building and beyond. I'm so glad I finally discovered it! We can't wait to return and will as soon as possible.

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  17. NORAW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious and fresh, service quick and courteous despite how busy it was, noise level moderately loud but it’s a busy restaurant with lots of hustle and bustle

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  18. Jfmor

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food was delicious. I sure miss when they had the rolling cart service because you never know how much to order. There is a 18% gratuity added to bilk.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting San Francisco and wanted a comfortable Chinese meal. A good experience at Hatborview. The staff were very kind and obliging. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the tasting menu and a great price $68 per person. Nice NZ chilled white wine. Perfect

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was cold, asked to be seated in the front facing the ferry building/views ahead of time at an early reservation for a party of 13 but got put in the back dark room area. Manager was rude when asked politely about switching our table. Missed a couple dishes that we ordered that we were billed for. Way overpriced & service was very poor, it shouldn’t take long when asking for water for our guests.

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  21. LettyL

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing time with friends at the restaurant .. food was delicious but small portions for the price but beside that our time with friends was outstanding .

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  22. PhilC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love coming here for dim sum. It's fairly easy to get a table even for large groups. The food is great and comes out quick. This is my go to spot for weekend dim sum in SF.

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  23. LoracWickerPark

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here regularly with my family. The dim sum has special touches and it’s a nice, classier environment than casual dim sum restaurants

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the dishes were really good - servers were very attentive

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  25. NelsonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Clean, clear and very attentive service. Would go again.

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  26. Loke

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best diem sum and authentic Chinese food on sf. Beautiful view and nicest Chinese restaurant ambience

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  27. MariaC

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m not a Chinese food fan but I’ve heard some good reviews about this restaurant and wanted to check it out. Unfortunately I think I didn’t order the right dishes and I was expecting to eat a good crab. I think I made a bad choice about the crab with ginger and scallions, was too greasy and messy.

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  28. SusanG

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a recent visit to San Francisco we wanted to have dumplings. I read a review of Harborview and it sounded good. It’s so exceeded our expectations. The dining room is lovely with very elegant waiters. The food was just incredible! They Peking duck sandwiches were out of this world! Can’t wait to come back!

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  29. HealthyCuisineEnthusiast

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality cuisine, well presented. Bit pricey. Very SF venue!

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  30. JodiO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an improptu get together and the space was perfect for what we needed. Very conveniently located in Embarcadero Center. The staff was fantastic to work with! I'd highly recommend this venue for any type of occasion.

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  31. tonyt

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly excellent food...and superlative service by Wayne.. Always great to have really won derful food

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  32. MicheleB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reservations, but we seated in a drafty area on a cold day. When we asked to be moved at first they said there were no other options. So we elected to leave, then seats became available in the bar area. Both spoons placed on our table were dirty, they had leftover food “baked” on them. At that point we did leave leary of the cleanliness of the restaurant.

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  33. Dick

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service staff needs to work as a team. Back waitress told me to ask my waitress for water ie not my job. You can do better. Food was very good.

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  34. CindiT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I made reservations early in advance for seat with view. We got there at 11 the place is just starting to have people coming in and we were seated way at the corner seat out of no where tucked in. There were so many tables available like ours. The service was bad and rude.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too large and noisy. Food just ordinary and high price.

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  36. JanelleM

    Austin

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to Asia many, many times. I found Harborview to be extremely authentic. The food quality is very good. The service is very much like what I experienced in Asia but perhaps not exactly what we are used to here in America. If you order many dishes at a time, and request that they come out in a specific order, this can be a bit hit or miss. The ambiance is OK although has that "Embarcadero" office building feeling. Nice white table clothes and dishes are presented in a lovely fashion. Although there are multiple servers and a complete lack of continuity if you want information about what you have ordered. That said, it is exactly what I experienced in Asia. We loved the food, the experience, and would go back.

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  37. beachcomber

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This bustling dim sum restaurant evokes tradition and special occasion for large groups. We love taking our out-of-town visitors to a large round table and tasting everyone's special treats. This particular trip, I had to change the number in the party three times because people asked to be included, then others got sick so the number went from 13 to 15 to 11 to 13 again. They accommodated us graciously without making any fuss. There aren't many places that will do that! The food was served quickly. In our party, the favorite dishes were the green beans, the Harborview beef and the vegetarian sticky rice. Yes, we hope to return.

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  38. JudithC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Convenient parking. Elevator was broken which made it difficult for those with mobility issue. Dim sum variety was lacking compared to other restaurants in the Bay Area. Sadly, I will not return for dim sum if given the choice. I may return to try their dinner menu.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent quality and service. Love location, validated parking at embarcadero 4 garage. A bit noisy but we got through with round table.

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  40. OnTheGoV

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the DimSum and pan-fried noodles. Found this spot on our Michelin app - Michelin Table. Parking in the Embarcadero Plaza is tight. However, it is available and the restaurant does validate parking. We arrived at 12:45 for a 1:00 reservation and we were seated immediately. Hostess was super friendly and welcoming. Table for 2. Lots of families and friends dining - about 90 percent Asian, which is always appealing to me. I like to see what others are ordering and try to get similar dishes. Service is prompt and our server was super helpful. RECOMMEND: ask for any sauces you want when you order. We did have to wait a bit for these to be delivered, after we received our DimSum. We would definitely return and we highly recommend. We paid about a third of the price from our normal DimSum in LA. Since it was only my husband and I, we couldn’t order any of the bigger dishes, however, the Peking Duck and Crab dishes looked amazing. I hope to return with a larger group to really enjoy more dishes. This restaurant is loud. However, my husband and I were able to converse and hear each other.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Harborview Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Harborview Restaurant & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Harborview Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 399-1200.

Harborview Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Harborview Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 71 times today

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Google Map for Harborview Restaurant & Bar

4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Sacramento
  • Area
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30–14:15 Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30–13:45 Dinner Tue–Sun 17:00–20:45
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Validated Parking at Embarcadero Centers 1 - 4 MON - FRI: Before 5pm, 1st hour Free, $4 for 2nd hour. After 5pm: $2 for 4 hours SAT & SUN: $2 for 4 Hours All Day Garage Closes Daily at 12am
  • Public Transit
    Embarcadero Muni Metro & BART Station - All Lines, Cable Car, 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 21, 31, Ferry
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 399-1200
  • Catering
    Delivery to nearby Financial District and Embarcadero Center offices.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Harborview Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.
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