33 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411137.792983 -122.391284
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
Terrible service for such a restaurant – I expected a lot more and I should have read the reviews before going. The service was the worst ever and it seems that they don't train their staff to be polite and courteous when serving the diners. They lack business morals and really don't care about customer satisfaction. They took forever to take our order and I think they have issues against people that are not caucasian from what I saw at the other table. Don't support these people and their lack of tolerance towards others.
Had a HORRIBLE time here – I came with a group for a birthday dinner. It was miserable. The drinks were tasty, though our appetizers were slow to come out. Our entrees took FOREVER to come out, either because the whole table needed to be served at the same time and they couldn't figure out the timing or they just figured that since there was a mandatory tip they didn't need to really wait on the table. Our waiter disappeared frequently and left us high and dry without a word on why there was a delay. Once the food did start to arrive at the table, some plates were cold while others were too hot. The waiter couldn't be bothered to come and bring me my dish, he simply reached over from the other side. It was a miserable dinner that I never want to repeat. I was better off somewhere else down the pier.
Lamb-a-licious! – I don't usually eat lamb, but upon dining at this place, my bf ordered lamb. I tried it and to my surprise, it was delicious! No after taste like other lamb I've tasted in the past. All of the dishes our group ordered were far from disappointing. Sometimes on weekends after 10pm, this place becomes a club. So if you don't want the club crowd to invade your romantic dinner, make a reservation early enough so you'll be done by the time they start lining up outside.
A touch of class – This restaurant really does exude class and elegance which you unfortunately can't tell from the outside. Inside, Crossing The Bar has an upscale decor. We had a really enjoyable time last Saturday. The waiter was very friendly but not annoyingly friendly. We got a really nice table. The food came out relatively quickly and tasted great. I am coming back again.
A place to drink and be merry – A group of us went to Crossing The Bar after work for a drink during their Happy Hour. They have a very innovative Drink Specials Menu with interesting spinoffs of the more famous and traditional drinks. Their Baba's Blue Cosmo is a must as well as their Death By Chocolate Martini. They have a really cool looking glass top bar with little TV screens built into the bar top itself. This is a great place to hang out and a good opportunity to try out their different drinks.
First Rate Service – There are many good aspects to this restaurant ranging from impressive decor, good food, great drink specials but I'd like to especially focus on their service which is where many restaurants fall short on. I came with a group of 16 and our table was ready and waiting for us along with menu's, water and very clean silverware and glassware on the table. The food came out very quickly and we had a waiter just for our table and boy did he give us such special attention that we all felt at home very quickly. He was knowedgeable with the wines and made great suggestions.
French Indian fusion - new concept, great taste – I heard about this place but since I am not into Indian food I never though twice about visiting until I read a very positive review in a newspaper recently. When I went there I was very pleasantly surprized. They have a great variety of appetizers and entrees ranging from crab crepes, sizzling fish and vegetarian dishes, rack of lamb, filet mignon along with chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes. The taste was incredible, not spicy at all, but they said they can make certain dishes more spicy as required. This is not one of those places where the servers are eager for you to finish so that they can seat the next person at your table and get more tips. This is one of those places you can relax and not have the fear of a server's elbow bumping into your face as they rush past. All in all we had a fabulous experience.
Thumbs Up for Crossing The Bar – This restaurant would be in my personal Top 10 of Favorite Restaurants of San Francisco. I have dined at many restaurants and each one has their own characteristics. This restaurant is not too large and not too small. It is divided into three areas where you can have a quiet, romantic dinner and in other areas it is good for larger groups. I loved their attention to detail in many areas ranging from food decoration, attentive service and very helpful staff. I ordered the sizzling fish and the aroma's that this dish gave out while it was being brought to my table I could see other people turning their heads to see what dish this was. My partner ordered their steak and both our meals were cooked to prefection. I will definitely be going back again.
What a gem of a restaurant – I couldn't have asked for better service. The food was yummy and our server was very prompt and alert to our needs. This is a great place to impress friends.
Great Experience – I went to Crossing The Bar yesterday with a large group of 18 people and we had a really great time. The server was very friendly and helpful in selecting the appropriate wines, the food came out very quickly and the atmosphere was very nice. This is not the first time that I have visited this restaurant. Every time I dined here the food and service was consistently very good.
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