Jim Schrempp

Restaurants With Views

in the San Francisco Bay Area

Nancy was asking for recommendations of restaurants with a view and as we started talking about them I thought: another web page. There should be something here for everyone.

Starting from the North and working down the peninsula

West Side East Side

San Francisco

The Cliff House $$ on the web
History, history, history. Built in 1863, burned. Rebuilt, destroyed in 1906 earthquake. Built again. It sits right on the cliff at the North edge of the beach. Good tourist food. Excellent views of the ocean.

Half Moon Bay

The Miramar Inn $$  
Warm, well designed interior. Continental food. Tables at the windows have a great view of the ocean. As the sun goes down it gets bright so bring your shades.
131 Mirada Rd 
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-9053
La Costanera Peruvian Food. A nice place with a row of tables that look out onto the surf. The big tall windows give you a comfortable place to sit when a storm is raging.
Montara Beach Parking Lot


Shadowbrook  $$   on the web
An oddly shaped place built around a big tree. You can walk down the hill or take the reticulated cable car. Nice food and a view of the creekside.
1750 Wharf Road Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA  95010
Phone: (831) 475-1511






The Vans $$ on the web
A quiet place with pretty good food. Steak and potato. The tables can be a bit small. The view is looking East over the lowlands of Belmont and over the bay. On a clear night it is very pretty. I recommend reservations for a table with a view.
815 Belmont Ave,
Belmont, CA 
Phone: 650.591.6525

Redwood City

The Waterfront $ 
The place is almost bare on the inside. Dark brown floors, rustic columns of pier wood. The menu is simple, but the food is good. View overlooking part of Pete's Harbor and the bay wetlands. A good place for lunch.
1 Uccelli Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94063 
Phone: (650) 298-9896