Skates on the Bay
That night skates was having some problems with service. The steak that I ordered medium rare came well done. However they brought back a new steak cooked medium rare very quickly and did not charge me at all for my entrée! Overall a great experience having a great dinner and watching the sun go down over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Excellent food and an incredible view-Sunset is the best! Perfect location near Marina area
Husband and I brought family for dinner because we had a great experience here before. And skates did not disappoint. Seating was fast. Host was friendly. Server knew his stuff and provided great service. Food was delicious. Zero complaints. Will definitely return.
Way over-rated restaurant - Might be worth it during the day when one can enjoy the view but once it's dark outside you would not know the difference from being anywhere else
The greeters were totally unfriendly, we were seated at the very end of the restaurant in a corner surrounded by empty tables and stacked chairs as if the section was closed; the atmosphere was uninviting; the service was efficient but the food was just OK; one of our guests was vegetarian and the only option the waitress offered was a bowl of veggie and rice, she couldn't care less about trying to help him find something that would meet his diet and would make him happy.
The overall price value was terrible...
Location was outstanding and service exceptional. More vegatbles and less carbs would be great.
With Berkeley’s homeless problems on full display and a roadway to the restaurant buckled and bumpy the outside atmosphere is disturbing. The restaurant has been at this scenic location for years and is not responsible for the outside issues. They have done everything possible to port warning signs and will even store your valuables while you dine. Still it was distressing and disturbing to see the changes.
Service is gracious and the menu is varied. My lunch “monkfish with lentils and Carrots was too salty. Hi
This is definitely a place to go for the views, service, and ambiance!! Great for a special occasion. Very romantic!! The food is good but needs some improvement in terms of quality and taste. I prefer the appetizers over the entrees. I definitely recommend dining here...having drinks and appetizers...and watching the spectacular scenic views!!
great view and attentive and friendly staff. However, execution of food could be better, especially with the temperature. Most dishes were not hot when it arrived at the table.
Visit this restaurant and celebrate your birthday :-)
We bring our family & friends here for a meal when we pick them up from the airport. It’s a pleasant welcome experience for them, the food, service, and views of the city and the bridges. Our favorite in Berkeley, for sure!
I had lunch there and it was perfect. Good food, not noisy, it was easy to hold a conversation and a nice location. Service was very nice also and prices were fair.
Outstanding food! Waitress was a bit OCD by checking in with us every 5 min but her service was excellent otherwise. $105 for brunch for two, before tip, is a bit rich IMHO but can’t beat the ambiance. Excellent experience and window table to boot!
Lobster bisque was too pasty. 😡
My friend and me are above 40 minutes late and we still have a good spot which is so lucky. 💕I love the view here and appetizer
It was a great bday dinner for my husband
Had a delicious meal as usual. Would recommend the calamari.
Delicious food, fine drinks, friendly service, and great views!
Food good view of bay was outstanding
Great views, amazing sunset, awesome service staff and very good food. Thanks, Skates, for making this a memorable birthday celebration!
Lovely place, elegant without being snobbish! The view is magnificent!
A wonderful dining room, the staff was superb and a breathtaking view of the bay!
This was our first time dining at Skates... my wife and I had a wonderful experience. We met another couple at the restaurant and the four of us truly enjoyed the evening at Skates. I had one of the specials, Brazini Paella and my wife had the Alaskan halibut, both very good. But the favorite dish was the mussels for appetizers-EXCELLENT!!! We also enjoyed the bread pudding for dessert. Jonathan was our server and he was pleasant and very attentive to our requests, providing excellent service. Thank you again for a memorable night out!
It was a usual busy Sat. afternoon and they got our order wrong twice. Everyone was very apologetic and they comped a glass of wine. The restaurant is a place for visual pleasure, but too loud to carry on a conversation. One of the guests was on a walker and the handicapped ramp was broken. The walk to our table was either too long or had too many stairs. You have to go up stairs to get to the ladies room and there was no handicapped sized bathroom.
They have an excellent Bloody Mary and the food was plentiful.
It was a great experience. Will be going back soon. My only complaint was too much good food to choose from on the menu 😁
My husband and I had one of our first dates here and decided to have lunch here for our anniversary. Our server was a doll. So sweet. It’s still a beautiful restaurant but the food is completely awful. So disappointed. The clam chowder used to be so good. It tastes canned now. I had the crab sandwich and Caesar salad and the romaine was wilted looking and the “crab” was mostly cheese. Unfortunately this is the last time we will go there. Very disappointed.
This was my first visit. Curry dish was good but a but heavy on the curry sauce. Waiter was fair at best. He never checked on us after serving the food, and we had to get his attention to have iced tea refill. He assumed we wanted dessert by giving us dessert menus and walking away so we could ponder. He seemed to assume we had plenty of time at lunch time on a weekday vs asking. We were clearly wearing office job attire. Food was ready very quickly and order was taken quickly. I will go back and hope service is better.
Amazing food with an amazing view
Great view of the Bay. "Bottomless" (4 refills) make-your-own (i.e. condiments and garnishes) Bloody Marys at Brunch. Fine Food. Convivial atmosphere.
My husband and I had the fish and chips. The fish was mushy and did not taste fresh.
Food was so great! View beautiful and they kindly accommodated my allergies. Looking forward to going back!
The restaurant is stunning. The ambience is perfect, re
The food was not very good for this trip. Normally the food is really good but this night it was not.
We also overheard several other guests complaining about their food and the time.
I think it was just an off night as normally this has not been my experience here.
So I’m willing to give them a mulligan. Every business has a bad day.
I took my girlfriend to Skates for her birthday. The staff was incredibly attentive and the food was outstanding.
Hello EthanH, Thank you for your kind review. I really can not think a better Date Dinner than Skates On the Bay !!!! We have live jazz music on Fridays from 7 pm to 9 pm at our Bar/ Lounge side. See you next time !!! Sarper Oztemiz General Manager Skates On the Bay
Great experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Would and already have recommended Skates to anyone.
Hello PeteL, Thank you very much for your kind review. It is our pleasure to have you here at Skates for your 10th anniversary dinner. I am very glad to hear that we are able to provide you such a great dining experience on such a special day. Best Regards, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager Skates On the Bay
You can’t beat the view. We got a table at the window overlooking the bay. Excellent brunch choices too. Service was good. Great experience!!!
Great view and great food!!
Was a great experience after not visiting the restaurant for maybe 2+ years.
Everything was perfect!
Hi there, Thank you for your kind review. It is great to read that you had such a positive dining experience here at Skates. Hope to serve you sooner than in another 2 years !!! :) Best Wishes, Sarper Oztemiz General Manager
We came here for the view and weren’t disappointed!
Good food, great service and unbeatable views!
This is one of our favorite places to celebrate special events. While the food was still good, the service this time was less stellar than usual, which was kind of a bummer. We were here to celebrate a birthday.