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Hard Water

Hard Water is a whiskey bar with the largest selection of craft and highly allocated whiskey on the west coast. We serve delicious small plates and fried chicken in a convivial and lively bar setting. We have two tables for large parties and communal counter seating for snacks and cocktails. Join us for lunch on our sunny patio that fronts the Embarcadero.
We are located at Pier 3, The Embarcadero, San Francisco.

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337 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(337 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 337 reviews
5 stars
(137)
4 stars
(117)
3 stars
(61)
2 stars
(21)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • vibrant bar scene(150)
  • fit for foodies(84)
  • hot spot(73)
  • scenic view(60)
  • great for lunch(38)
  • late-night find(38)
Hard Water Reviews List
Review 1 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/27/2016
 2003
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Review 2 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
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Review 3 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2012
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Review 4 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2000
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Review 6 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Waitress was awful. Admitted she didn't drink whiskey."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
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Review 9 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2006
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Review 10 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A great new find for us! Clearly, an after-work-grab-a-drink-with-a-friend place. We arrived about 5:30 and found a seat easily, but the place filled quickly. Pedro is a fun, creative bartender. Food and service great, with a side of fun! Clam Cowder...the best."
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2015
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Review 11 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2008
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 12 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 13 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2012
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Review 14 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2002
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 15 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 3/29/2016
 2003
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Review 16 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2006
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Review 17 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2014
 2002
Dined on 1/28/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2014
 2002
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
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Review 19 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
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Review 20 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

It's Slipping..

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"This was my third time at Hard Water. It was disappointing. Everything was just OK. And for the price it should be more than just OK .. The service was pretty good. Better than the food"
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 21 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 22 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/09/2016
 2005
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Review 23 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 24 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Amazing whiskey selection. The food was great. My party shared the fried chicken and 5 appetizers. Service was great and the food was delicious."
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/15/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2014
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Review 27 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 28 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent choice!

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Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We LOVED our meal at Hard Water. It was our last night in San Francisco and this topped our list of best restaurants that we found throughout the week. Would highly recommend it to everyone! Excellent cocktails, unique food, wonderful wait staff!"
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 30 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/10/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food here is good - not great. The best food we had was the fried chicken by far. This is a great place to go for a fun cocktail or a glass of wine. The vibe is cool and the horseshoe bar is neat.
Our bartender wasn't incredibly attentive; we needed to ask someone else for silverware and I'm not sure if he thought that we didn't need him anymore? Either way, he didn't really check on us after that apart from giving us the bill. Unfortunate, really, the bar is super cool and a great place on Embarcadero to stop in for a drink and a small bar snack.
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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2015
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Review 32 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

good Southern inspired food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I came with 2 friends for a birthday brunch. I made a reservation for 1 PM on a Sunday-totally unnecessary. The place was practically empty. Also the interior seems cold with white marble counters and lots of metal. It was a dreary day but there are lots of dreary days in SF and it could use some coziness or softening. I was tempted to flee.
I'm glad we stayed. We found a seat looking out at the bay, the Bay Bridge and pretty flower baskets hanging around the walkway. The staff was nice. I loved Tchoupitoulas Street Guzzle with rum, lime juice, ginger and soda.
We ordered alot of food to share and were very happy with the pimento cheese, fried okra, pork belly, shrimp hush puppies and of course fried chicken.
Hardwater is definitely worth checking out for good drinks and good food.
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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 33 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 34 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2010
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Review 35 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great for group cocktails and small bites!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Friendly service, good food bites, and a really nice selection of whiskey, wines, and cocktails - definitely coming back. Also worth noting noise levels are quiet to moderate - perfect for having an actual conversation!"
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 37 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
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Review 38 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 39 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I really like this place. There isn't a lot of great seating. Center bar is awesome and the sides are okay. Perfect for quick after work hang, super good cocktails and great small plates. Finally someone shows there's a perfect ways to cook okra. Beer choices are uninspired though. But that's not the point at all here and everything else is very cool."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2008
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Review 40 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2007
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Review 41 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 42 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Whiskey tasting flights were fun and delicious. We shared the two types of fried chicken between friends....no one could decide their favorite because they were both so good! Biscuits with pepper jelly were a big standout."
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
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Review 44 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2007
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Review 45 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 46 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 47 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2003
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Review 48 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/19/2016
 2011
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Review 49 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good whiskey, unique, not so welcoming though

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I came her for Valentine's day, as I was looking for a restaurant that specialized in Whiskey. You will not be disappointed with the Whiskey selection- I recommend the flights so you can try different ones before ordering a specialty.
The food is southern-inspired; I am a vegetarian and being that it is SF, I was hoping for a few more vegetarian options on the menu. However, the fried okra was awesome! The portions are pretty small for the price, though- although this could be a tourist trap as it's on Embarcadero.
The ambience if the restaurant is super cool and hip- the open kitchen and bar were very cool- glad we made a reservation though as it's pretty small.
The hostess also served as a waitress- which was weird, especially on a busy night like Valentine's Day- she was NOT friendly at all or very nice...had that aloof teenager vibe and didn't really make us feel welcome. We had another server though- blonde- she was incredibly nice and funny and awesome- which somewhat made up for the other girl's attitude. I wish I could've tipped only the 2nd server though.
I would come back for the Whiskey but not so much for a 'nice dinner'."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 50 for Hard Water
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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