Bay Area restaurants with best views of the fireworks


Bay Area Fireworks Show

Are you planning on going out for dinner on New Year’s Eve, but are afraid you might miss the fireworks show? Fret not. There are many restaurants in San Francisco that will guarantee you a front-row seat.

Here are some of the most highly recommended places to check out.

  1. Waterbar

    399 The Embarcadero

    Waterbar at the Embarcadero is rated as one of the best seafood restaurants in San Francisco. Waterbar prides itself for its “sustainably-sourced seafood,” fresh from the West Coast’s waters. Their pastries and desserts are not to be missed as well; check out their menu here.

    Best of all, Waterbar occupies a prime waterfront spot where you can enjoy panoramic vistas of the bay and the city. Dine al fresco for a wonderful dining experience.

  2. Sens

    Promenade Level, 4 Embarcadero Center

    Located in the second floor of Embarcadero Center is Sens, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Michel Adams. You can check out their offerings here.

    Sens’ location is one of the best places to view the Embarcadero fireworks display. It is highly recommended to get a table in the outdoor patio ahead of time− this area is highly coveted during the holidays, so plan early.

  3. EPIC Steak

    369 The Embarcadero

    If you are not in the mood for seafood and instead craving for tender steak, head to EPIC, which is located just right next to Waterbar at The Embarcadero. Like its neighbor, it also offers spectacular views of the bay and the San Francisco city skyline.

    Views aside, EPIC is famed in the Bay Area for its delectable array of steak, as well as their impressive wine selection. A New Year’s eve dinner here will surely be unforgettable. View their menu here.

  4. Americano

    Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission St.

    Housed within the upscale Hotel Vitale, Americano is perfect for your New Year’s eve dinner if you are craving authentic Italian cuisine. Their menu features dishes made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. You can rest assured everything is made fresh here. Peek into their menus here.

    Americano also features a circular cocktail lounge where you can chill and unwind. And as the night draws to a close, come outside to the patio, where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas of the San Francisco Bay, and of course, the fireworks show.

  5. Hillstone

    1800 Montgomery St.

    Hillstone might not offer front-row views to the fireworks display. It’s a bit of a short distance away from the waterfront. Nonetheless, its outdoor patio is prime viewing spot if you want enjoy the fireworks, plus gorgeous, sweeping views of The Embarcadero.

    A well-known San Francisco institution, Hillstone specializes in classic American cuisine, cocktails, and wine. Enjoy all of these with the live jazz band playing before you ring in the new year. Check out their dinner menu here.

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