Market Bar

★★★★★
  • 1 Ferry Building 36

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Cross street: at Market

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  • 415-434-1100

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Mon. - Thu. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 9am - 11:30pm;Sun. 9am - 10pm

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Beautiful place near the Ferry Building. Unfortunately, the other reviews about the manager are true. He is unfriendly (and downright rude) to the point that it overshadows the experience. I hope Marketbar turns its service around; it has

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★★★★★

Beautiful place near the Ferry Building. Unfortunately, the other reviews about the manager are true. He is unfriendly (and downright rude) to the point that it overshadows the experience. I hope Marketbar turns its service around; it has

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The location and outdoor seating alone for this place earns it 3 stars, I am going to tell you this straight up. \r
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I am biased towards places with outdoor seating and plenty of sunshine. This place has it, and is in a spot where 90% of

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★★★★★

The location and outdoor seating alone for this place earns it 3 stars, I am going to tell you this straight up. \r
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I am biased towards places with outdoor seating and plenty of sunshine. This place has it, and is in a spot where 90% of

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This is in the Ferry Building and close to the financial district in San Francisco. The atmosphere is nice and the waiters are generally friendly (but the lady we had this time hovered a lot). The food is pretty good but is a bit pricey. My mahi mahi was pretty good but I really liked the pumpkin-ricotta ravioli and chocolate mousse!

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★★★★☆

This is in the Ferry Building and close to the financial district in San Francisco. The atmosphere is nice and the waiters are generally friendly (but the lady we had this time hovered a lot). The food is pretty good but is a bit pricey. My mahi mahi was pretty good but I really liked the pumpkin-ricotta ravioli and chocolate mousse!

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We thought this would be a good place to treat ourselves to a fancy meal on a visit to San Francisco and overall it was a success. There were only a couple of other tables occupied, but as we were shown to our seats, our waitress suddenly

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We thought this would be a good place to treat ourselves to a fancy meal on a visit to San Francisco and overall it was a success. There were only a couple of other tables occupied, but as we were shown to our seats, our waitress suddenly

Pros: Location

Cons: Service is hurried

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I meet someone for a business lunch about a month ago, service was okay. My guest had the sole that was served to them in a small cassrole type dish, the fish had been deep fried. I thought for the $14.95 price he was getting a complete

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★★★★★

I meet someone for a business lunch about a month ago, service was okay. My guest had the sole that was served to them in a small cassrole type dish, the fish had been deep fried. I thought for the $14.95 price he was getting a complete

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We went in for lunch after shopping. I asked if there was a place to hang our coats after the hostess sat us. She ignored us and walked away. We then waited for a waiter but none came. I watched as several workers were joking and laughing

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★★★★★

We went in for lunch after shopping. I asked if there was a place to hang our coats after the hostess sat us. She ignored us and walked away. We then waited for a waiter but none came. I watched as several workers were joking and laughing

Cons: food, service, value

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We went at the Market Bar for brunch on a Saturday and were very disappointed by the quality of the food. Waiters were nice and understanding but inefficient. We ordered what was supposed to be some ?eggs with roasted potatoes and

3
★★★★★

We went at the Market Bar for brunch on a Saturday and were very disappointed by the quality of the food. Waiters were nice and understanding but inefficient. We ordered what was supposed to be some ?eggs with roasted potatoes and

Cons: Very expensive for the quality of food/service

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Yesterday my friends and I had lunch, the restaurant was really busy but the greeting very polite from the hostess who got us a table in no time were our server Jahem was great, he answered our question and he recommended dishes that I

3
★★★★★

Yesterday my friends and I had lunch, the restaurant was really busy but the greeting very polite from the hostess who got us a table in no time were our server Jahem was great, he answered our question and he recommended dishes that I

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Yesterday my friend and I went to Market Bar for lunch. The host service was average but or server was really nice and friendly. We ordered the pre-fix menu and like I said you get what you pay for. The first course were Steamed clams and

3
★★★★★

Yesterday my friend and I went to Market Bar for lunch. The host service was average but or server was really nice and friendly. We ordered the pre-fix menu and like I said you get what you pay for. The first course were Steamed clams and

Pros: Very friendly service

Cons: Average food

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Our experience wasn't nearly as bad as some of the reviews say about the service but you should be warned. They are not exactly the most professional wait staff I have met. \r
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We had a large seafood platter which was tasty and lots of

3
★★★★★

Our experience wasn't nearly as bad as some of the reviews say about the service but you should be warned. They are not exactly the most professional wait staff I have met. \r
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We had a large seafood platter which was tasty and lots of

Pros: Seafood platter, bread toasts, outside dinning

Cons: Service, wait

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The food was OK. Not worth the price and the scenery is very nice. But, where do they get these servers? I was told my table was set for four. When we sat down it felt like it was for 2. The table next to us was very loud and I asked the

3
★★★★★

The food was OK. Not worth the price and the scenery is very nice. But, where do they get these servers? I was told my table was set for four. When we sat down it felt like it was for 2. The table next to us was very loud and I asked the

Pros: There is only one

Cons: One is enough, parking, staff

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If you want average food in an average place in a touristy location with waiters who tell you that you changed your order to save face, then this is the place to go. If you want your order to come out at different times for each person in

3
★★★★★

If you want average food in an average place in a touristy location with waiters who tell you that you changed your order to save face, then this is the place to go. If you want your order to come out at different times for each person in

Pros: it's in the Ferry Building -that's all it's got going for it

Cons: the waiters are not professional

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The Bloody Marys are worth the trip. The outside patio is a huge plus in the summer. The menu is limited, but the food is tasty. Service is fantastic. It's a better brunch location than dinner location, simply because of the limited

3
★★★★★

The Bloody Marys are worth the trip. The outside patio is a huge plus in the summer. The menu is limited, but the food is tasty. Service is fantastic. It's a better brunch location than dinner location, simply because of the limited

Pros: Bloody Marys, Patio, Location

Cons: Limited Menu, Pricey

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I have been there couple times in the past, but I wasn't impressed........ This time was totally different................\r
Service was extraordinary, competent and polite, casual and friendly without being too familiar or pushy. People

3
★★★★★

I have been there couple times in the past, but I wasn't impressed........ This time was totally different................\r
Service was extraordinary, competent and polite, casual and friendly without being too familiar or pushy. People

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I went there last week on Thursday night,, the patio was packed with people enjoying cocktails and appetizers.\r
When I walked in the greeting by the host was OK, but the service I received from our server Jahir was spectacular, later on

3
★★★★★

I went there last week on Thursday night,, the patio was packed with people enjoying cocktails and appetizers.\r
When I walked in the greeting by the host was OK, but the service I received from our server Jahir was spectacular, later on

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I've been to this restaurant two times in the last month. Once for a Friday night dinner and for Mother's Day. For the Friday dinner, we were completely ignored by the wait staff and it took over 20 minutes to get a glass of water.

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★★★★★

I've been to this restaurant two times in the last month. Once for a Friday night dinner and for Mother's Day. For the Friday dinner, we were completely ignored by the wait staff and it took over 20 minutes to get a glass of water.

Cons: Service, Kitchen Management

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We asked our waiter what he recommended on the menu. He could not offer a suggestion--even after thinking about it.

Table service was OK; the secondary waitstaff was more efficient than our primary waiter. Didn't have to ask to have

3
★★★★★

We asked our waiter what he recommended on the menu. He could not offer a suggestion--even after thinking about it.

Table service was OK; the secondary waitstaff was more efficient than our primary waiter. Didn't have to ask to have

Cons: service

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Since I originally reviewed this place (back in 4/04), the service has suffered terribly and this once promising gem of a place is now just cubic zirconia. We were last there on 11/21 right after work, early enough to be one of the few

3
★★★★★

Since I originally reviewed this place (back in 4/04), the service has suffered terribly and this once promising gem of a place is now just cubic zirconia. We were last there on 11/21 right after work, early enough to be one of the few

Pros: Excellent location, Martini expertise

Cons: Poor service, Very noisy

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Manager was very rude. Told the table we had one minute to order after seating us if we wanted breakfast. There would be no exceptions. Had the waiter standing there to take the order. This gave us a bad feeling from the very start. Didn't

3
★★★★★

Manager was very rude. Told the table we had one minute to order after seating us if we wanted breakfast. There would be no exceptions. Had the waiter standing there to take the order. This gave us a bad feeling from the very start. Didn't

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The Market Bar has one of the best locations for a restaurant in the Financial District. A wonderful outside seating area that gets sun all day long. If you're only interested in drinking, than this place could be for you. If you're

3
★★★★★

The Market Bar has one of the best locations for a restaurant in the Financial District. A wonderful outside seating area that gets sun all day long. If you're only interested in drinking, than this place could be for you. If you're

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Went here for breakfast after finishing the SF Marathon and regretted it fully. The selection was minimal, the service slow and unhospitable, and the food, a disaster.
The food took so long we ordered some bread to hold us over and for $4

3
★★★★★

Went here for breakfast after finishing the SF Marathon and regretted it fully. The selection was minimal, the service slow and unhospitable, and the food, a disaster.
The food took so long we ordered some bread to hold us over and for $4

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Service, Prices

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A great location is an essential requirement for any restaurant to surivive. In that case, the wonderful Ferry Building location must be the only thing that is keeping this joint afloat. How can a restaurant still be in business when it

3
★★★★★

A great location is an essential requirement for any restaurant to surivive. In that case, the wonderful Ferry Building location must be the only thing that is keeping this joint afloat. How can a restaurant still be in business when it

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I used to love going to Market Bar, but the past few times I've been there the service has been terrible. We sat at a table outside for 15 minutes and never approached. When I asked one wait person as she passed if she was our wait

3
★★★★★

I used to love going to Market Bar, but the past few times I've been there the service has been terrible. We sat at a table outside for 15 minutes and never approached. When I asked one wait person as she passed if she was our wait

Pros: Great Outdoor area

Cons: Poor service, Expensive

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I keep giving this place the benefit of the doubt since I live so closeby but now I've had enough. The service is ALWAYS AWFUL. We waited 15 minutes to place a drink order and after another 20 minutes waiting for it we tracked down our

3
★★★★★

I keep giving this place the benefit of the doubt since I live so closeby but now I've had enough. The service is ALWAYS AWFUL. We waited 15 minutes to place a drink order and after another 20 minutes waiting for it we tracked down our

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The owners of this place and the management are not very friendly. They are condescending and rude. Go across the street to Americano or Boulevard for better service. at leats those place will appreciate their guests. I just believe that a

3
★★★★★

The owners of this place and the management are not very friendly. They are condescending and rude. Go across the street to Americano or Boulevard for better service. at leats those place will appreciate their guests. I just believe that a

Pros: location

Cons: owners, managers, guest appeciation

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When is this place going to get the formula right. The food is awful, and the scary chef leering out from the kitchen gives me the creeps!!! Never again!!!!!

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★★★★★

When is this place going to get the formula right. The food is awful, and the scary chef leering out from the kitchen gives me the creeps!!! Never again!!!!!

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The great outdoor seating won't bring me back, the excellent food won't bring me back, the fantastic bloody mary's won't bring me back....the service WAS THAT BAD! We had to ask twice for refills on our water, we had to ask for another

3
★★★★★

The great outdoor seating won't bring me back, the excellent food won't bring me back, the fantastic bloody mary's won't bring me back....the service WAS THAT BAD! We had to ask twice for refills on our water, we had to ask for another

Pros: food

Cons: , service, service

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We had a group of 20-30 people showing up for an after-work happy hour event here. MarketBAr recently implemented a rule that everyone must be SITTING while they are outside. Basically, there is no more mingling and drinking outside

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★★★★★

We had a group of 20-30 people showing up for an after-work happy hour event here. MarketBAr recently implemented a rule that everyone must be SITTING while they are outside. Basically, there is no more mingling and drinking outside

Pros: overpriced, uptight

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We brought friends from out of town here for dinner. But instead impressing them with SF's fine eats, we were extremely embarrassed with probably the worst service I have ever encountered. We waited half an hour after sitting down to

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★★★★★

We brought friends from out of town here for dinner. But instead impressing them with SF's fine eats, we were extremely embarrassed with probably the worst service I have ever encountered. We waited half an hour after sitting down to

Pros: happy hour

Cons: , food, portion size

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Again, I would agree with the other reviews. The service was EXTREMELY SLOW....we got there at 12:00 and were not served our food until 1:00. The staff was definitely not aware that they are in the service industry (our waiter blamed us

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★★★★★

Again, I would agree with the other reviews. The service was EXTREMELY SLOW....we got there at 12:00 and were not served our food until 1:00. The staff was definitely not aware that they are in the service industry (our waiter blamed us

Cons: , Very slow, Poor Service Staff

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I agree with the reviewer regarding obsession over portion size. Technically, dinner shouldn't be your biggest meal of the day. That said, since I am used to having a big meal at dinner, I prefer to have lunch or the Saturday breakfast.

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★★★★★

I agree with the reviewer regarding obsession over portion size. Technically, dinner shouldn't be your biggest meal of the day. That said, since I am used to having a big meal at dinner, I prefer to have lunch or the Saturday breakfast.

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I don't understand the big deal about portion size at MarketBar. Why are we as Americans such consumers MORE, FASTER, BETTER, NOW, SUPERSIZE ME. Let me tell you the slow roasted pork was fantastic, so tender and juicy I couldn't get

3
★★★★★

I don't understand the big deal about portion size at MarketBar. Why are we as Americans such consumers MORE, FASTER, BETTER, NOW, SUPERSIZE ME. Let me tell you the slow roasted pork was fantastic, so tender and juicy I couldn't get

Pros: great food, great desserts, good service

Cons: , Had to wait a little

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On a recent Sunday lunch visit my husband and I were both delighted by the food, the service, and the venue. My seafood salad and his bouillabaisse, while not California-huge (another reviewer has noted the modest portions), were hardly

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★★★★★

On a recent Sunday lunch visit my husband and I were both delighted by the food, the service, and the venue. My seafood salad and his bouillabaisse, while not California-huge (another reviewer has noted the modest portions), were hardly

Pros: Tasty food, Good service, Fine decor

Cons: , Modest portions

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Had the best Pimm's cup here after many disappointing tries at other establishments. Everything was perfect from the salad to the dessert and I found our server and the service in general impeccable. Try the meatballs and the warm

3
★★★★★

Had the best Pimm's cup here after many disappointing tries at other establishments. Everything was perfect from the salad to the dessert and I found our server and the service in general impeccable. Try the meatballs and the warm

Pros: good food

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Visited here on Sat.11-15-03.Had lunch with a local concierge.Both enjoyed the brushetta,and mussels.Wine not bad for the price.The Acme bread is the best for sure.Liked it enough to re-visit before heading back to the east coast.Nice

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★★★★★

Visited here on Sat.11-15-03.Had lunch with a local concierge.Both enjoyed the brushetta,and mussels.Wine not bad for the price.The Acme bread is the best for sure.Liked it enough to re-visit before heading back to the east coast.Nice

Pros: value, ambiance, service

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Although this restaurant is new, no establishment should have such horrible, inefficient service. The dinner began with lunch menus that were mistakenly placed. The food took forever to arrive and when it did, the portions were very

3
★★★★★

Although this restaurant is new, no establishment should have such horrible, inefficient service. The dinner began with lunch menus that were mistakenly placed. The food took forever to arrive and when it did, the portions were very

 

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