Sinbad's

★★★★★
  • [2-2] Embarcadero Ctr

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Cross street: Mission Street

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  • 415-781-2555

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Sinbads reminds me of old San Francisco.. an unassuming old mid high end restaurant by the bay with delicious seafood of generous serving.. it's really worth eating there.

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★★★★★

Sinbads reminds me of old San Francisco.. an unassuming old mid high end restaurant by the bay with delicious seafood of generous serving.. it's really worth eating there.

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A tad bit overpriced, but youre paying for the location. Id still recommend the place. Parking is a pain though.

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★★★★☆

A tad bit overpriced, but youre paying for the location. Id still recommend the place. Parking is a pain though.

Pros: Fish and Chips

Cons: Price

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Food at Sinbads is simply delicious. I like very much their captain's seafood combination and calamari. The view is spectacular, too. Good for romantic dates.

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★★★★★

Food at Sinbads is simply delicious. I like very much their captain's seafood combination and calamari. The view is spectacular, too. Good for romantic dates.

Pros: food and view

Cons: hard to get a table by the window

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Sure, Sinbad's has great food and great service. But, it's the views that makes the meal. Breathtaking views of the Bay, if you are lucky enough to get a good seat. (Tip: make reservations and tip well so they'll remember you when you return!) We had the Captain's seafood plate, grilled snapper, salmon, shrimp pasta, and eggplant parmesan (my favorite). We ended the meal with the Schaffenberger chocolate cake and the apple pie a la mode. I didn't eat the dessert, but I had to stop my husband and children from licking the plate in public!A little pricey but worth it.

4
★★★★☆

Sure, Sinbad's has great food and great service. But, it's the views that makes the meal. Breathtaking views of the Bay, if you are lucky enough to get a good seat. (Tip: make reservations and tip well so they'll remember you when you return!) We had the Captain's seafood plate, grilled snapper, salmon, shrimp pasta, and eggplant parmesan (my favorite). We ended the meal with the Schaffenberger chocolate cake and the apple pie a la mode. I didn't eat the dessert, but I had to stop my husband and children from licking the plate in public!A little pricey but worth it.

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My husbands company Christmas party was here. Sinbad's is very nice. It's expensive but we felt it was worth the night out. The service is great. The staff was super friendly. The food was great. They had a really nice set up for us. It was a great experience.

4
★★★★☆

My husbands company Christmas party was here. Sinbad's is very nice. It's expensive but we felt it was worth the night out. The service is great. The staff was super friendly. The food was great. They had a really nice set up for us. It was a great experience.

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My boyfriend took me out for our christmas date night(exchange gifts and such) i had never been to Sinbad's, i hate seafood, but he loves it....i was excited to find a restaurant where we both could be happy, lots of non seafood options! we had some great drinks, and enjoyed the amazing view of the bay bridge! i ordered veggitarian wellington and loved it! my man ordered the swordfish provencale and was also very happy. after are great filling dinner we split the shaffenberger chocolate cake mmmmm i would have taken a whole cake to go if i could. it was a delicious meal with personable service( the waitress was nice and prompt but also gave us time to enjoy each others company). we will for sure be heading back for our next romantic night.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend took me out for our christmas date night(exchange gifts and such) i had never been to Sinbad's, i hate seafood, but he loves it....i was excited to find a restaurant where we both could be happy, lots of non seafood options! we had some great drinks, and enjoyed the amazing view of the bay bridge! i ordered veggitarian wellington and loved it! my man ordered the swordfish provencale and was also very happy. after are great filling dinner we split the shaffenberger chocolate cake mmmmm i would have taken a whole cake to go if i could. it was a delicious meal with personable service( the waitress was nice and prompt but also gave us time to enjoy each others company). we will for sure be heading back for our next romantic night.

Pros: romantic, great view. non-seafood options!

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This is a very nice restaurant on the pier with a pretty good selection of seafood. Its quite pricey but a great place for a nice evening out. I ordered the eggplant parmesan since I don't like seafood and it was pretty good but you could get the same thing for half the price at any other restaurant. The service was excellent and the the dessert was very tasty

4
★★★★☆

This is a very nice restaurant on the pier with a pretty good selection of seafood. Its quite pricey but a great place for a nice evening out. I ordered the eggplant parmesan since I don't like seafood and it was pretty good but you could get the same thing for half the price at any other restaurant. The service was excellent and the the dessert was very tasty

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We just had our office christmas party at Sinbad's. It was actually my first time in this restaurant. The first impression I had was the very nice ambiance of the inside and the view of the bay was simply fantastic. My officemates and I had really a good time there.. food was great! I had salmon florentine, so delicious. Some of my colleagues had london broil and grilled snapper, all of them were fully satisfied with their food. The freshly brewed coffee was so inviting, we couldnt help, but ordered dessert, too- that perfected our meal.. I promised myself to go back to Sinbad's soon and try their other dishes, too.

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★★★★★

We just had our office christmas party at Sinbad's. It was actually my first time in this restaurant. The first impression I had was the very nice ambiance of the inside and the view of the bay was simply fantastic. My officemates and I had really a good time there.. food was great! I had salmon florentine, so delicious. Some of my colleagues had london broil and grilled snapper, all of them were fully satisfied with their food. The freshly brewed coffee was so inviting, we couldnt help, but ordered dessert, too- that perfected our meal.. I promised myself to go back to Sinbad's soon and try their other dishes, too.

Pros: perfect meal

Cons: desserts are so tempting

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I'm a frequent customer of Sinbad's. When I feel like rewarding myself after a busy and tiring day, I go to this restaurant for a hearty meal. The food is great, view is fantastic and service is good. I've been to many restaurants in the bay area, no one can beat Sinbad's seafood, the best so far! You should try its clam chowder, too.. its creamy and tasty.

2
★★★★☆

I'm a frequent customer of Sinbad's. When I feel like rewarding myself after a busy and tiring day, I go to this restaurant for a hearty meal. The food is great, view is fantastic and service is good. I've been to many restaurants in the bay area, no one can beat Sinbad's seafood, the best so far! You should try its clam chowder, too.. its creamy and tasty.

Pros: good food

Cons: old sanfranscisco style ( though nice)

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I always eat at Sinbad's.. they have the best seafood in town. Few of my favorites are the halibut champignon, salmon florentine and shrimp angel hair pasta...just thinking about these dishes makes my mouth water. They're really delicious and the prices are just fair. The view is beautiful, too. I don't see any other restaurants along Embarcadero which have the same ambiance and quality of food and service as Sinbad's.

2
★★★★★

I always eat at Sinbad's.. they have the best seafood in town. Few of my favorites are the halibut champignon, salmon florentine and shrimp angel hair pasta...just thinking about these dishes makes my mouth water. They're really delicious and the prices are just fair. The view is beautiful, too. I don't see any other restaurants along Embarcadero which have the same ambiance and quality of food and service as Sinbad's.

Pros: best seafood

Cons: addictive

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I brought my 2 visiting sisters in SF to Sinbad's Restaurant for lunch. While the outside of the resto looked simple, the inside, with the view of the bay and the baybridge was amazingly beautiful. Having been informed that seafood is its specialty, we ordered captain's seafood combination, seafood pasta and halibut provencale- all 3 dishes were impressively delicious. You can tell by their taste that the seafood and all other ingredients were fresh and of the best quality. We ended our meal with NY cheesecake and apple pie a la mode...gosh, they were heavenly tasty! I felt sorry for my sister (who was on diet) who couldn't resist such sinfully good desserts. We also had an excellent service from a waiter named Jose, who was not only an efficient server but also friendly..funny, too. I was glad I chose the right restaurant for my guests.. they were truly impressed. Thank you Sinbad's!

2
★★★★★

I brought my 2 visiting sisters in SF to Sinbad's Restaurant for lunch. While the outside of the resto looked simple, the inside, with the view of the bay and the baybridge was amazingly beautiful. Having been informed that seafood is its specialty, we ordered captain's seafood combination, seafood pasta and halibut provencale- all 3 dishes were impressively delicious. You can tell by their taste that the seafood and all other ingredients were fresh and of the best quality. We ended our meal with NY cheesecake and apple pie a la mode...gosh, they were heavenly tasty! I felt sorry for my sister (who was on diet) who couldn't resist such sinfully good desserts. We also had an excellent service from a waiter named Jose, who was not only an efficient server but also friendly..funny, too. I was glad I chose the right restaurant for my guests.. they were truly impressed. Thank you Sinbad's!

Pros: good food,reasonable price, nice view

Cons: hard to get nice tables

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This place has valet parking and it's only $4! Then you get inside and it's kinda like a time warp, I love that about this place. The food is good, but you pay for the view and the drinks are super strong, especially if you are just sitting at the bar. I really think I am going to have a party here sometime soon and show all my friends the ridiculous statue at the entrance of Sinbad's. You gotta go and see what all the fuss is about, the reviews on this place are mixed but it is never dull when I am here even if it is quiet on a Friday evening.

2
★★★★★

This place has valet parking and it's only $4! Then you get inside and it's kinda like a time warp, I love that about this place. The food is good, but you pay for the view and the drinks are super strong, especially if you are just sitting at the bar. I really think I am going to have a party here sometime soon and show all my friends the ridiculous statue at the entrance of Sinbad's. You gotta go and see what all the fuss is about, the reviews on this place are mixed but it is never dull when I am here even if it is quiet on a Friday evening.

Pros: Valet parking

Cons: the women's bathroom

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I am new to the city and was looking for a great place for seafood. FOUND IT!! While hanging out at the bar I met a woman. Drop dead gorgeous older woman. I came in for seafood and went home with a cougar. \r
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Seriously, this place rocks!

2
★★★★★

I am new to the city and was looking for a great place for seafood. FOUND IT!! While hanging out at the bar I met a woman. Drop dead gorgeous older woman. I came in for seafood and went home with a cougar. \r
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Seriously, this place rocks!

Pros: Servers, Veiw, Food, Stiff Drinks, Hotties

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Native from the bay area, but I have not been in Northern Ca for about 10 years. I have always seen this restaurant and never got the chance until last night. The view is great, but the food is expensive and mediocre. Sinbad's was pretty empty for a Friday night, but it did give me excellent service.

1
★★★☆☆

Native from the bay area, but I have not been in Northern Ca for about 10 years. I have always seen this restaurant and never got the chance until last night. The view is great, but the food is expensive and mediocre. Sinbad's was pretty empty for a Friday night, but it did give me excellent service.

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This was my first time at Sinbad's and I will definitly be back soon! The view from this restaurant is georgous! The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the bartender made me one of the best lemon drops I have ever had! Great place to stop by after work to relax, have a cocktail, and enjoy the view!

2
★★★★★

This was my first time at Sinbad's and I will definitly be back soon! The view from this restaurant is georgous! The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the bartender made me one of the best lemon drops I have ever had! Great place to stop by after work to relax, have a cocktail, and enjoy the view!

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What a jewel! I had lunch here yesterday and was very impressed with the amazing views from this restaurant. You can literally pull up a seat to the bar and look out at the bay and beautiful bridge. My friend and I were seated at a cute little table by a huge window. The natural light was fantastic. I am a harsh critic when it comes to clam chowder. I have lived in the bay area for just about 20 years and have tried many clam chowders at different restaurants around the city. Delicious! Also, parking in San Francisco can be a big pain. Parking here is a breeze. Valet was something like $4. That is unheard of in the city. I highly recommend this restaurant!

2
★★★★★

What a jewel! I had lunch here yesterday and was very impressed with the amazing views from this restaurant. You can literally pull up a seat to the bar and look out at the bay and beautiful bridge. My friend and I were seated at a cute little table by a huge window. The natural light was fantastic. I am a harsh critic when it comes to clam chowder. I have lived in the bay area for just about 20 years and have tried many clam chowders at different restaurants around the city. Delicious! Also, parking in San Francisco can be a big pain. Parking here is a breeze. Valet was something like $4. That is unheard of in the city. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Parking, views, service

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Since we live in SF, we can be a bit jaded about going down to the piers to eat. This attitude does two things - 1) we miss out on a lot of great places to eat and 2) we miss out on the amazing views this city has to offer.\r
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This summer we made a vow to stop thinking that way and have been hitting the piers and as many restaurants as possible. Sinbad's is one that we keep coming back to time and time again. We had been going for quick afternoon lunches (on those beautiful SF days) and some happy hours (when you need a place to sit before going home) and were always pleased but last week we decided to stop in for brunch.\r
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I must say we now have a new favorite brunch place. The eggs benedict was one of the best I have had and that's coming from someone who LOVES egg benedicts! It was so delicious I asked for the recipe! My wife had the blueberry pancakes which were also very tasty. It had just the right amount of fruit and the syrup was real syrup, not the fake kind you get at those really crowed Sunday morning places.\r
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If you are a local or visiting, Sinbad's is a very cool place to check out.

2
★★★★★

Since we live in SF, we can be a bit jaded about going down to the piers to eat. This attitude does two things - 1) we miss out on a lot of great places to eat and 2) we miss out on the amazing views this city has to offer.\r
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This summer we made a vow to stop thinking that way and have been hitting the piers and as many restaurants as possible. Sinbad's is one that we keep coming back to time and time again. We had been going for quick afternoon lunches (on those beautiful SF days) and some happy hours (when you need a place to sit before going home) and were always pleased but last week we decided to stop in for brunch.\r
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I must say we now have a new favorite brunch place. The eggs benedict was one of the best I have had and that's coming from someone who LOVES egg benedicts! It was so delicious I asked for the recipe! My wife had the blueberry pancakes which were also very tasty. It had just the right amount of fruit and the syrup was real syrup, not the fake kind you get at those really crowed Sunday morning places.\r
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If you are a local or visiting, Sinbad's is a very cool place to check out.

Pros: Great food, great service and a place with a lot of SF history

Cons: if its raining the views arent as nice as when its sunny out

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Stopped in here for a bite with a work colleague at lunch today. I have driven by so many times and when I realized they had valet parking I was completely sold on the idea. Once inside I realized this is the perfect place to bring out of town guests. Where ever you are seated in this restaurant you have expansive views of the bay and the bay bridge, these views are the very reason that I love living in this city so much. In terms of food I had a salad and the clam chowder. Clam chowder is one of my favorite comfort foods and theirs did not disappoint! I ordered the garden/house salad and was not expecting much more then your usual lettuce, tomato and maybe a cucumber but what came was an array of veggies including beets, yummy I love beets! Their service was courteous, friendly and attentive. Looking forward to bringing family and friends back soon, thank you Sinbad's.

2
★★★★★

Stopped in here for a bite with a work colleague at lunch today. I have driven by so many times and when I realized they had valet parking I was completely sold on the idea. Once inside I realized this is the perfect place to bring out of town guests. Where ever you are seated in this restaurant you have expansive views of the bay and the bay bridge, these views are the very reason that I love living in this city so much. In terms of food I had a salad and the clam chowder. Clam chowder is one of my favorite comfort foods and theirs did not disappoint! I ordered the garden/house salad and was not expecting much more then your usual lettuce, tomato and maybe a cucumber but what came was an array of veggies including beets, yummy I love beets! Their service was courteous, friendly and attentive. Looking forward to bringing family and friends back soon, thank you Sinbad's.

Pros: Amazing view, good food and exceptional service!

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The food here is great!! I work in the Ferry Building and I love to be able to go over and visit my friend Michael (bartender) and have a great burger or a Monte Cristo Sandwich!! Gosh, give them a break!\r
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Just recently, I have made amazing friendships there. I have a place next door to go and visit and be with the ""top shelf"" friends before they board the Alameda Ferry. We have amazing conversations, both women and men! I am fortunate to make good friends that are in my age group and we can sit until the wee hours and have intelligent conversations! \r
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And Marcello (hope I spelled your name correctly, if not I owe you a drink)the bartender is a kind and refined and a very supportive, wonderful man! It is a ""family"" that anyone could only hope for! I am sorry people do not appreciate this but I have news for you! Out of all the ""Yuppie and Preppie"" restaurants out there, that are only catering to those that are Blackberry or IPhone prone, than this is not the place for you! \r
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We are of the ""now"" time of life because life is too short to be constantly hooked up to a device. We actually talk to each other!! What a concept right?? We have amazing converstions with a lot of laughter and make valuable friends! I personally love to go over at lunch and have a cheeseburger or a wonderful Monte Cristo Sandwich! Get your heads out of ""you know where"" and get off your ""high horse"" and enjoy the waterfront! \r
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It does not matter how old you are, if you are a nice and decent person we will welcome you with open arms!!! The men at the door are wonderful and will make your dining experience one to remember!! This was written by a real customer...don't believe me? Come on in and I will tell you personally!\r
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Yvonne~\r

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★★★★★

The food here is great!! I work in the Ferry Building and I love to be able to go over and visit my friend Michael (bartender) and have a great burger or a Monte Cristo Sandwich!! Gosh, give them a break!\r
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Just recently, I have made amazing friendships there. I have a place next door to go and visit and be with the ""top shelf"" friends before they board the Alameda Ferry. We have amazing conversations, both women and men! I am fortunate to make good friends that are in my age group and we can sit until the wee hours and have intelligent conversations! \r
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And Marcello (hope I spelled your name correctly, if not I owe you a drink)the bartender is a kind and refined and a very supportive, wonderful man! It is a ""family"" that anyone could only hope for! I am sorry people do not appreciate this but I have news for you! Out of all the ""Yuppie and Preppie"" restaurants out there, that are only catering to those that are Blackberry or IPhone prone, than this is not the place for you! \r
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We are of the ""now"" time of life because life is too short to be constantly hooked up to a device. We actually talk to each other!! What a concept right?? We have amazing converstions with a lot of laughter and make valuable friends! I personally love to go over at lunch and have a cheeseburger or a wonderful Monte Cristo Sandwich! Get your heads out of ""you know where"" and get off your ""high horse"" and enjoy the waterfront! \r
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It does not matter how old you are, if you are a nice and decent person we will welcome you with open arms!!! The men at the door are wonderful and will make your dining experience one to remember!! This was written by a real customer...don't believe me? Come on in and I will tell you personally!\r
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Yvonne~\r

Pros: Everything is wonderful! Staff is superb!

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I am up here in San Francisco for 3 weeks. Tired of the hotel food (it was good, just had it too much). I decided to try a local place thinking that if it's been there that long, it has to be good. Soooo wrong. I walk in and the first thing I see, is a ""statue"" of Sinbad the sailor which scares the daylights out of me. I walk down a dark hallway to what I assumed was the hostess stand. The manager is standing there. I tell him I would like a table for dinner. He asks if it's just me, I respond yes. He then proceeds to mumble under his breath, ""Oh wow. Ok then."" Unbelievable! I'm up here on a business trip on my own, who did you expect me to bring? He sits me down in a booth by myself. The first thing I notice is how empty the restaurant is. A few families scattered here and there. I finally look at the torn menu and out of the corner of my eye, I can see the remains of the last customers dinner on the table cloth. I then notice more remains on the seat. The booth had obviously not been cleaned up in a while. I realized that their version of cleaning the tables is by using their hands to sweep the food off the table onto the floor or seats. After trying to decide between the same dish with different fish. The waitress finally comes over, takes my drink order then disappears. I sat there for 20 min and all I got was water, a bad attitude from the manager, and seeing my waitress only once. I realized after looking around that no matter who ordered what, everyone's food looked the same. I then realized this restaurant was not worth the waiting or the overpriced food and walked out. \r

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★☆☆☆☆

I am up here in San Francisco for 3 weeks. Tired of the hotel food (it was good, just had it too much). I decided to try a local place thinking that if it's been there that long, it has to be good. Soooo wrong. I walk in and the first thing I see, is a ""statue"" of Sinbad the sailor which scares the daylights out of me. I walk down a dark hallway to what I assumed was the hostess stand. The manager is standing there. I tell him I would like a table for dinner. He asks if it's just me, I respond yes. He then proceeds to mumble under his breath, ""Oh wow. Ok then."" Unbelievable! I'm up here on a business trip on my own, who did you expect me to bring? He sits me down in a booth by myself. The first thing I notice is how empty the restaurant is. A few families scattered here and there. I finally look at the torn menu and out of the corner of my eye, I can see the remains of the last customers dinner on the table cloth. I then notice more remains on the seat. The booth had obviously not been cleaned up in a while. I realized that their version of cleaning the tables is by using their hands to sweep the food off the table onto the floor or seats. After trying to decide between the same dish with different fish. The waitress finally comes over, takes my drink order then disappears. I sat there for 20 min and all I got was water, a bad attitude from the manager, and seeing my waitress only once. I realized after looking around that no matter who ordered what, everyone's food looked the same. I then realized this restaurant was not worth the waiting or the overpriced food and walked out. \r

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We actually made reservations on July 12th. When we arrived, there were 6 tables seated, and this was a Saturday night! I should have been more assertive and said to my guest, let's get the heck out of here. But, we were seated and offered cocktails immediately. While waiting for our drinks, a server delivered drinks that were not ours - the waitress removed them from our table and promptly served them to another table. Yikes, glad I hadn't sipped from the straw. I did notice the dirty clothes the server was wearing, and not the food kind of dirty. We went ahead and ordered and I did notice that there was no laughter or general good vibes going around the dining room. I used the ladies' room and wished I hadn't. When I returned, our meal had been served and we tasted, along with the cold, under-baked ""sourdough"" bread. Our bill was over $120.00 for two and the food was not well prepared and over done. This was absolutely our worst dining experience in San Francisco. I saw one server clear a table, holding the cleared dishes over the table next to him and spilling sauce onto the utensils and napkins. As we left, the host was scolding the waitress for not being mature about things. We were so sorry to have spent the time and money at such a lousy restaurant. Food lovers - beware. Be sure to read reviews at CitiSearch before you spend hard-earned cash at a lousy restaurant when there are so many great choices.

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★☆☆☆☆

We actually made reservations on July 12th. When we arrived, there were 6 tables seated, and this was a Saturday night! I should have been more assertive and said to my guest, let's get the heck out of here. But, we were seated and offered cocktails immediately. While waiting for our drinks, a server delivered drinks that were not ours - the waitress removed them from our table and promptly served them to another table. Yikes, glad I hadn't sipped from the straw. I did notice the dirty clothes the server was wearing, and not the food kind of dirty. We went ahead and ordered and I did notice that there was no laughter or general good vibes going around the dining room. I used the ladies' room and wished I hadn't. When I returned, our meal had been served and we tasted, along with the cold, under-baked ""sourdough"" bread. Our bill was over $120.00 for two and the food was not well prepared and over done. This was absolutely our worst dining experience in San Francisco. I saw one server clear a table, holding the cleared dishes over the table next to him and spilling sauce onto the utensils and napkins. As we left, the host was scolding the waitress for not being mature about things. We were so sorry to have spent the time and money at such a lousy restaurant. Food lovers - beware. Be sure to read reviews at CitiSearch before you spend hard-earned cash at a lousy restaurant when there are so many great choices.

Pros: Valet Parking

Cons: Terrible food, unclean dining room and restrooms, unhappy wait staff

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Looked inviting on the outside. Went for Lunch. The waiter prided himself in the fact that they did not have any lower fat anything, including milk, or even salads, and looked down at me for even asking, and then made a nasty remark. The food came, all jumbled up, not as advertised in the menu, and inedible. I did not touch my food after the first bite and had to practically wrestle the manager (waiter refused) to the ground to get it taken off the bill, which was incredibly high, given the quality and quantity, not to mention the sassiness, uncooperativeness, and unfriendliness of the staff. I've never had an experience at a restaurant like this. Just say no.

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★☆☆☆☆

Looked inviting on the outside. Went for Lunch. The waiter prided himself in the fact that they did not have any lower fat anything, including milk, or even salads, and looked down at me for even asking, and then made a nasty remark. The food came, all jumbled up, not as advertised in the menu, and inedible. I did not touch my food after the first bite and had to practically wrestle the manager (waiter refused) to the ground to get it taken off the bill, which was incredibly high, given the quality and quantity, not to mention the sassiness, uncooperativeness, and unfriendliness of the staff. I've never had an experience at a restaurant like this. Just say no.

Pros: None. Not even very clean.

Cons: Pretty much everything

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Why isn't there a zero rating? How do they stay in business all these years - I've contacted the Golden Gate Best Biz B and said they're scheduled to visit next month.\r
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I really don?t know where to start - Wife and I could have gone to the Ferry Building but thought ?old joints? (most of the time) are the best.....I couldn?t have been more wrong. Go with your gut next time. Avoid this place like the plague.\r
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First of all ?the entire place smells ? the waitress wore a stained shirt and had awful BO. The soup (I really couldn?t tell if it was clam chowder) was faintly warm - 2 bites, the oyster crackers had dirt in the bag and the loaf of bread was stale. The Caesar Salad was wilted....and had WAY TO MUCH dressing.....then we received these fake crab cakes - imitation crab ? are you kidding me? We split one of the 2 \r
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She asked if we wanted a to-go bag - Why? So I can reminisce about the worst experience and the most over priced dog food I bairly ate / $ I spent?\r
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This is my first write up in my 38 years ? absolutely the worst place to eat?.I?d rather be on fear factor and dine on goat nuts. \r
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Oh?.the chef came out of her hole and wanted to know why we didn't finish our soup, salad and crab cakes......shook my head and I really didn't know where to start. I suspect she graduated from the nachos station at Circle K - She also needed a bath.\r
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I would have rather struck a match and burned $70.00 vs 2 CUPS of chowder, 2 Caesars, 1 app (2 crab? cakes) ??and 2 coors light ? This place SA\r
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★☆☆☆☆

Why isn't there a zero rating? How do they stay in business all these years - I've contacted the Golden Gate Best Biz B and said they're scheduled to visit next month.\r
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I really don?t know where to start - Wife and I could have gone to the Ferry Building but thought ?old joints? (most of the time) are the best.....I couldn?t have been more wrong. Go with your gut next time. Avoid this place like the plague.\r
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First of all ?the entire place smells ? the waitress wore a stained shirt and had awful BO. The soup (I really couldn?t tell if it was clam chowder) was faintly warm - 2 bites, the oyster crackers had dirt in the bag and the loaf of bread was stale. The Caesar Salad was wilted....and had WAY TO MUCH dressing.....then we received these fake crab cakes - imitation crab ? are you kidding me? We split one of the 2 \r
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She asked if we wanted a to-go bag - Why? So I can reminisce about the worst experience and the most over priced dog food I bairly ate / $ I spent?\r
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This is my first write up in my 38 years ? absolutely the worst place to eat?.I?d rather be on fear factor and dine on goat nuts. \r
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Oh?.the chef came out of her hole and wanted to know why we didn't finish our soup, salad and crab cakes......shook my head and I really didn't know where to start. I suspect she graduated from the nachos station at Circle K - She also needed a bath.\r
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I would have rather struck a match and burned $70.00 vs 2 CUPS of chowder, 2 Caesars, 1 app (2 crab? cakes) ??and 2 coors light ? This place SA\r
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Pros: Nothing

Cons: Read my post

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Our experience was just as bad as everyone elses. BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW THE LISTING IS SHOWING IT AT 5 STARS WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY OF US RATING IT AT ONE! $17 for fish and chips that the host, who was faking niceness, said was 'fresh'. When I asked the waiter, he said, no, it's previously frozen but is 'fresh' now! At least the waiter was honest. But, he was slow! It took far too long for our food to come out. Our $7 bottled beer was long gone before the food came and we weren't asked if we wanted more (which we didn't anyway...). A good restaurant will have at least one beer on tap. The Mozzarella (Caprese) salad was sliced deli cheese (not fresh) with canned black olives (not kalamatas) - the tomatoes and olive oil were ok. Sliced deli cheese! And that was $10!\r
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DO NOT, DO NOT! GO TO THIS RESTAURANT - IT IS WORSE THAN A TOURIST TRAP!

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★☆☆☆☆

Our experience was just as bad as everyone elses. BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW THE LISTING IS SHOWING IT AT 5 STARS WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY OF US RATING IT AT ONE! $17 for fish and chips that the host, who was faking niceness, said was 'fresh'. When I asked the waiter, he said, no, it's previously frozen but is 'fresh' now! At least the waiter was honest. But, he was slow! It took far too long for our food to come out. Our $7 bottled beer was long gone before the food came and we weren't asked if we wanted more (which we didn't anyway...). A good restaurant will have at least one beer on tap. The Mozzarella (Caprese) salad was sliced deli cheese (not fresh) with canned black olives (not kalamatas) - the tomatoes and olive oil were ok. Sliced deli cheese! And that was $10!\r
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DO NOT, DO NOT! GO TO THIS RESTAURANT - IT IS WORSE THAN A TOURIST TRAP!

Pros: Some of the tables have a nice view; bathrooms in need of a good cleaning

Cons: food, service, price

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Like many of the other reviewers (other than the owners who have written the ""good"" reviews), my wife and I were down on the Embarcadero and in search of some lunch. We very stupidly thought that Sinbad's was a bit more casual than the surrounding establishments due to the fact that the paint was fading and there was a pirate as you walked in and the simple fact that the place is called Sinbad's, but we quickly learned by one glance at the menu how wrong our assumptions were. First off, the plates they gave us with the silverware on it were still dirty with food crusted on and the forks and knifes were thrown on in less than polite fashion. When I asked the ""waitress"" for a clean plate she looked at me as if to say, ""Do you think the next plate will be any cleaner?"" And it wasn't. My fault probably. Anyway, I ordered the Monte Cristo and my wife ordered the Nicoise salad. Thank god we didn't order anything else. They were both equally horrible. My ""sandwich"" had more oil and grease than Jiffy Lube and the ""tuna"" on the mrs.' salad was straight from the can, and we're praying that it was just a can. The salad included two green beans, peas (uh...ok), and yellow, dry, decayed cucumber. How the hell do you do that to a cucumber? Every time the ""waitress"" asked us how our food was, she would walk away before we could reply almost expecting the harsh truth. I could go on and on. We got the hell out of there as quickly as we could and left no tip. Beware at all costs. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT GO HERE unless you have some sort of sadomasochistic quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

Like many of the other reviewers (other than the owners who have written the ""good"" reviews), my wife and I were down on the Embarcadero and in search of some lunch. We very stupidly thought that Sinbad's was a bit more casual than the surrounding establishments due to the fact that the paint was fading and there was a pirate as you walked in and the simple fact that the place is called Sinbad's, but we quickly learned by one glance at the menu how wrong our assumptions were. First off, the plates they gave us with the silverware on it were still dirty with food crusted on and the forks and knifes were thrown on in less than polite fashion. When I asked the ""waitress"" for a clean plate she looked at me as if to say, ""Do you think the next plate will be any cleaner?"" And it wasn't. My fault probably. Anyway, I ordered the Monte Cristo and my wife ordered the Nicoise salad. Thank god we didn't order anything else. They were both equally horrible. My ""sandwich"" had more oil and grease than Jiffy Lube and the ""tuna"" on the mrs.' salad was straight from the can, and we're praying that it was just a can. The salad included two green beans, peas (uh...ok), and yellow, dry, decayed cucumber. How the hell do you do that to a cucumber? Every time the ""waitress"" asked us how our food was, she would walk away before we could reply almost expecting the harsh truth. I could go on and on. We got the hell out of there as quickly as we could and left no tip. Beware at all costs. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT GO HERE unless you have some sort of sadomasochistic quality.

Pros: Not on fire at that moment.

Cons: Not on fire at that moment.

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Terrible food- I ordered the tuna melt and a side salad. The dressing on the side and the salad came on the same plate as the sandwich. The dressing spilled over the side when our ""waitress"" brought the food so the bread on the tuna melt tasted like vinaigrette and was soggy. The turkey on my husband's monte cristo was so dry he couldn't finish it. And then there's our waitress- she was scary. Very unfriendly- a bit reminiscent of a drill sargeant actually. We regretted being unlucky enough to find the worst restaurant in San Francisco.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible food- I ordered the tuna melt and a side salad. The dressing on the side and the salad came on the same plate as the sandwich. The dressing spilled over the side when our ""waitress"" brought the food so the bread on the tuna melt tasted like vinaigrette and was soggy. The turkey on my husband's monte cristo was so dry he couldn't finish it. And then there's our waitress- she was scary. Very unfriendly- a bit reminiscent of a drill sargeant actually. We regretted being unlucky enough to find the worst restaurant in San Francisco.

Pros: Close to lots of good restaurants

Cons: This place exists.

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Just imagine a reunion of two old friends, expecting a San Francisco view and decent sea food in a port town waterfront restaurant....Well, a view is all we got. The fried sea food was overfried, possiblly old stock, a very poor offering, quite tasteless. The noicse salad featured equally tasteless watery canned tuna, possible the remnents of a can opened two weeks ago. The interior of the place was last remodelled during the early 50's, very worn and poorly maintained. Add a surly waitstaff and you have a complete picture of a restaurant on its last legs. Sad to see an obviously dying establishment struggle on. Avoid this real dissapointment. Will never go here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Just imagine a reunion of two old friends, expecting a San Francisco view and decent sea food in a port town waterfront restaurant....Well, a view is all we got. The fried sea food was overfried, possiblly old stock, a very poor offering, quite tasteless. The noicse salad featured equally tasteless watery canned tuna, possible the remnents of a can opened two weeks ago. The interior of the place was last remodelled during the early 50's, very worn and poorly maintained. Add a surly waitstaff and you have a complete picture of a restaurant on its last legs. Sad to see an obviously dying establishment struggle on. Avoid this real dissapointment. Will never go here again.

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My friends and I tried this place last weekend and we will never ever go back! Sindbad's has to be the WORST seafood restaurant in the city. The service was terrible - this holds for both the bartender assistant and the waiter we had. After we waited a good hour for our food to arrive I could not believe the 'Captain's Seafood Platter' they brought to our table. It was a cheap and disgusting looking dish! The two shrimp and sandy scallops that came with the dish were smothered in a bland buttery cream sauce at a poor attempt to give the dish a taste...any taste. We had a few bites but simply could not finish the food. After we complained how they could possibly charge $24 for such a crappy dish, the manager ""graciously"" gave us a $4 discount. Ridiculous! I do not recommend this place at all!

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★★☆☆☆

My friends and I tried this place last weekend and we will never ever go back! Sindbad's has to be the WORST seafood restaurant in the city. The service was terrible - this holds for both the bartender assistant and the waiter we had. After we waited a good hour for our food to arrive I could not believe the 'Captain's Seafood Platter' they brought to our table. It was a cheap and disgusting looking dish! The two shrimp and sandy scallops that came with the dish were smothered in a bland buttery cream sauce at a poor attempt to give the dish a taste...any taste. We had a few bites but simply could not finish the food. After we complained how they could possibly charge $24 for such a crappy dish, the manager ""graciously"" gave us a $4 discount. Ridiculous! I do not recommend this place at all!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Crappy service and even crappier food

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We went here to celebrate my birthday on a vacation to San Francisco. It was a wonderful restaurant. Great service, delicious seafood and a spectacular view of the bridge at sunset. Definately recommended!

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★★★★★

We went here to celebrate my birthday on a vacation to San Francisco. It was a wonderful restaurant. Great service, delicious seafood and a spectacular view of the bridge at sunset. Definately recommended!

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I think the people who are rating this place so highly are the owners or something, there is no way they had food that warrants this rating. I notice there are multiple postings with the same mispelled words so it seems they are from the same person.\r
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Just went here for a birthday lunch with my co-worker, my plate was $20 (for lunch mind you) it was one ""filet mignon"", scallop and shrimp ""brochette"", which in normal terms is a kabob. I asked for the mignon medium, and it was literally shoe leather, I couldn't even chew it, there was ONE scallop on the thing, cut in half to make two and two shrimp. It was grilled, and served over rice (uncle ben's) with mixed veggies (out of a can I think). It was bland, had no seasoning on it and WAY over cooked. I have no idea what the ""veggies"" were, as they looked out of a can and totally inedible. \r
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I seriously didn't eat the plate of food as it was the nastiest meal I have had EVER. Seriously, this place is AWFUL. I would never slam anywhere like this if I could tell they were just having a bad day or something but the prices are way out of hand the the food inedible and I am pretty sure they know it and just don't care. Total rip off, deeply disguisting and now I am traumatized. \r
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DON'T GO THERE AND WASTE YOUR TIME. You are in SF, stop by the ferry building and have overpriced food that is at least organic and yummy and made with pride.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think the people who are rating this place so highly are the owners or something, there is no way they had food that warrants this rating. I notice there are multiple postings with the same mispelled words so it seems they are from the same person.\r
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Just went here for a birthday lunch with my co-worker, my plate was $20 (for lunch mind you) it was one ""filet mignon"", scallop and shrimp ""brochette"", which in normal terms is a kabob. I asked for the mignon medium, and it was literally shoe leather, I couldn't even chew it, there was ONE scallop on the thing, cut in half to make two and two shrimp. It was grilled, and served over rice (uncle ben's) with mixed veggies (out of a can I think). It was bland, had no seasoning on it and WAY over cooked. I have no idea what the ""veggies"" were, as they looked out of a can and totally inedible. \r
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I seriously didn't eat the plate of food as it was the nastiest meal I have had EVER. Seriously, this place is AWFUL. I would never slam anywhere like this if I could tell they were just having a bad day or something but the prices are way out of hand the the food inedible and I am pretty sure they know it and just don't care. Total rip off, deeply disguisting and now I am traumatized. \r
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DON'T GO THERE AND WASTE YOUR TIME. You are in SF, stop by the ferry building and have overpriced food that is at least organic and yummy and made with pride.

Pros: You can see the water

Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE - food, ambiance, service

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Unfortunately, Sinbad's didn't live up to its reputation. The food was really mediocre, uninspired, and generally unexciting. The entire restaurant is a little shabby, and feels like a Red Lobster with linen tablecloths. The view is very nice, admitedly, but there are lots of great SF restaurants with nice views. Basically, Sinbad's is a place with fair views, a boring menu, and fair service, where you can pay $25 for a piece of fish which tastes like it came out of the microwave.

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★★☆☆☆

Unfortunately, Sinbad's didn't live up to its reputation. The food was really mediocre, uninspired, and generally unexciting. The entire restaurant is a little shabby, and feels like a Red Lobster with linen tablecloths. The view is very nice, admitedly, but there are lots of great SF restaurants with nice views. Basically, Sinbad's is a place with fair views, a boring menu, and fair service, where you can pay $25 for a piece of fish which tastes like it came out of the microwave.

Pros: Nice view

Cons: Mediocre/boring food that is terribly overpriced

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We stopped in at Sinbad's and had a pretty good hamburger and a few beers here. It's in a convneient location right off the Ferry Market. It has a lot of seating and I think families would enjoy it. One draw-back is the drinks are a little overpriced, but I could be convinced to go back.

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★★★★☆

We stopped in at Sinbad's and had a pretty good hamburger and a few beers here. It's in a convneient location right off the Ferry Market. It has a lot of seating and I think families would enjoy it. One draw-back is the drinks are a little overpriced, but I could be convinced to go back.

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My weife and I and two frienda had a wonderul time the other night. It wa riany but the view was still spectacular and the service was great. We all enjoyed our dinners. Two of us had seafood and the other two had steak and lobster. Fantastico! We were most of us too full for dessert but my fiend had Cherries Jubillee which we all tasted and thought it was great. We'll be back. What a night!

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★★★★★

My weife and I and two frienda had a wonderul time the other night. It wa riany but the view was still spectacular and the service was great. We all enjoyed our dinners. Two of us had seafood and the other two had steak and lobster. Fantastico! We were most of us too full for dessert but my fiend had Cherries Jubillee which we all tasted and thought it was great. We'll be back. What a night!

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I have been to Sinbads many times for business dinners and lunches and so recommended it to my son and his friends as a great place to bring their dates for their junior prom last weekend. Was happy to hear that they all had a great night. The people at Sinbads apparently treated them like visiting royalty. Its great to know I can pass on one of my favorite places to the next generation. And many thanks to Sinbads for the welcome they extended to my son and his friends

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★★★★★

I have been to Sinbads many times for business dinners and lunches and so recommended it to my son and his friends as a great place to bring their dates for their junior prom last weekend. Was happy to hear that they all had a great night. The people at Sinbads apparently treated them like visiting royalty. Its great to know I can pass on one of my favorite places to the next generation. And many thanks to Sinbads for the welcome they extended to my son and his friends

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Went to Sinbads last week to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. It brought back so many memories because it was here that my husband proposed to me on a date over five years ago. Sinbads still had that romantic feel. We had a table by the window, right on the water, with a perfect view of the bay bridge at twilight. The dinner was lovely, and we actually had the same waiter who served us five years ago. That made the evening even more special. We have to make it a point to come back more often, to rekindle the old flames.

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★★★★★

Went to Sinbads last week to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. It brought back so many memories because it was here that my husband proposed to me on a date over five years ago. Sinbads still had that romantic feel. We had a table by the window, right on the water, with a perfect view of the bay bridge at twilight. The dinner was lovely, and we actually had the same waiter who served us five years ago. That made the evening even more special. We have to make it a point to come back more often, to rekindle the old flames.

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I belong to a professional group that just a couple of months ago began holding its monthly luncheon meetings at Sinbads restaurant right next to the Ferry Building. I wish we had done this long ago. The lunches are always good, the service is efficient, and we already feel like we are right at home. The wide open views sure beats the walled in room we had at our old meeting place. (I won't mention names). The valet parking right on the pier is a big plus, no more circling blocks for a half hour to find the rare parking vacancy. And the price for our meals is surprisingly reasonable for a downtown location with the best view in town. Highly recommend Sinbads for other groups and clubs.

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★★★★★

I belong to a professional group that just a couple of months ago began holding its monthly luncheon meetings at Sinbads restaurant right next to the Ferry Building. I wish we had done this long ago. The lunches are always good, the service is efficient, and we already feel like we are right at home. The wide open views sure beats the walled in room we had at our old meeting place. (I won't mention names). The valet parking right on the pier is a big plus, no more circling blocks for a half hour to find the rare parking vacancy. And the price for our meals is surprisingly reasonable for a downtown location with the best view in town. Highly recommend Sinbads for other groups and clubs.

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I belong to a professional group that just a couple of months ago began holding its monthly luncheon meetings at Sinbads restaurant right next to the Ferry Building. I wish we had done this long ago. The lunches are always good, the service is efficient, and we already feel like we are right at home. The wide open views sure beats the walled in room we had at our old meeting place.

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★★★★★

I belong to a professional group that just a couple of months ago began holding its monthly luncheon meetings at Sinbads restaurant right next to the Ferry Building. I wish we had done this long ago. The lunches are always good, the service is efficient, and we already feel like we are right at home. The wide open views sure beats the walled in room we had at our old meeting place.

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I have been in Sinbad's Restaurant on many occasions. They have one of the best veiws in town. Their food is great no matter what you order, just point your finger at a random item in the menu. They also have the best service. Their waiters do not bother you every minute and do not stick the check before you are done eating.

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★★★★★

I have been in Sinbad's Restaurant on many occasions. They have one of the best veiws in town. Their food is great no matter what you order, just point your finger at a random item in the menu. They also have the best service. Their waiters do not bother you every minute and do not stick the check before you are done eating.

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My friend and I went to Sinbad's on Thanksgiving day for brunch because nothing else was open. I ordered the Eggs Benedict. The first plate has the eggs cooked all the way through, so I sent it back. When they brought out a new plate, the english muffins were soaking in oil or butter. It was disgusting. I sent the english muffins back and they brought out another two still soaking in oil. When I got the bill, they had not taken off the eggs benedict. I couldn't believe it. I asked the manager of the restaurant to take it off the bill and he said ""well, did you eat any of it"". I couldn't believe it. He ended up only taking off a portion because I actually ate the egg. I will never go back and I strongly suggest you avoid this restaurant as well!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went to Sinbad's on Thanksgiving day for brunch because nothing else was open. I ordered the Eggs Benedict. The first plate has the eggs cooked all the way through, so I sent it back. When they brought out a new plate, the english muffins were soaking in oil or butter. It was disgusting. I sent the english muffins back and they brought out another two still soaking in oil. When I got the bill, they had not taken off the eggs benedict. I couldn't believe it. I asked the manager of the restaurant to take it off the bill and he said ""well, did you eat any of it"". I couldn't believe it. He ended up only taking off a portion because I actually ate the egg. I will never go back and I strongly suggest you avoid this restaurant as well!

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Total garbage, absolute garbage. Save yourself the time and money 1 reviewer said WOW to the place! I was like WOW what a dump!

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★☆☆☆☆

Total garbage, absolute garbage. Save yourself the time and money 1 reviewer said WOW to the place! I was like WOW what a dump!

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My husband and I should have got up and left after seeing so many dissatisfied looking customers hurrying out. It was a horrible eating experience for folks appreciate fine cuisine! The menu is misrepresenting. The ""fried clams"" are merely BREADED CLAM STRIPS! at $8.50 for the appetizer. The entree comes with day old looking wilted slivered zuchini and carrots, but plenty of tartar sauce! Expect to pay a large amount of money and be impolitely ripped off for it! You work hard for your money, spend it somewhere you'll get what you paid for.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I should have got up and left after seeing so many dissatisfied looking customers hurrying out. It was a horrible eating experience for folks appreciate fine cuisine! The menu is misrepresenting. The ""fried clams"" are merely BREADED CLAM STRIPS! at $8.50 for the appetizer. The entree comes with day old looking wilted slivered zuchini and carrots, but plenty of tartar sauce! Expect to pay a large amount of money and be impolitely ripped off for it! You work hard for your money, spend it somewhere you'll get what you paid for.

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Decided to give SInbads restaurant a try having heard good things about it. Me and my guest ordered salmon florentine and halibut champignon. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. the view was the best and our waitor was really nice. i will return for sure, I enjoyed myself.

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★★★★★

Decided to give SInbads restaurant a try having heard good things about it. Me and my guest ordered salmon florentine and halibut champignon. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. the view was the best and our waitor was really nice. i will return for sure, I enjoyed myself.

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Sinbads is our favorite restaurant. teh view is the best in all San Francisco looking at Treasure Island and teh Bay Bridge while being perched on the water. last Time and my wife ate there we saw two liners pass by our table. The food is always good and fresh while being reasonable. Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

Sinbads is our favorite restaurant. teh view is the best in all San Francisco looking at Treasure Island and teh Bay Bridge while being perched on the water. last Time and my wife ate there we saw two liners pass by our table. The food is always good and fresh while being reasonable. Can't wait to go back.

 

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