Why go? Sister restaurant to Epic Steak, Waterbar is a great seafood spot with awesome views of the Bay. Seating is available both indoors and on the outdoor patio.
What to order? The oyster selection is among the best in the city (with more than 25 featured); Pro tip: if you arrive for happy hour, from lunch to 6 p.m., there’s a daily $1 special (which if you’ve got kids, you’re probably enjoying an early-bird dinner anyway!). Also be sure to check out the grilled local sardines on Italian butter beans and red wine braised steelhead. Their peanut butter and chocolate mousse will certainly be a crowd-pleaser for parents and little ones alike.
Pipsqueak tip Outside you have the bay – and inside two circular floor-to-ceiling fish tanks – to help entertain the kiddos.