WE will be a group of six people from New Jersey in San Francisco over the July Fourth weekend. Can anyone recommend a restaurant to dine at and watch the fireworks at the same time?
If you haven't visited San Francisco in the summer before, your best bet is to pack warm sweatshirts and plan on thick fog and temperatures in the 50s.
The fireworks are at Crissy Field in the Presidio, near the Golden Gate Bridge. Sometimes you can see them. Often not. (When I've been home for the holiday, we go up a hill on the east side of the city to see the fireworks in Oakland, where it's usually clearer.)
There aren't very many restaurants with a view of the bay facing north; Greens is one along with several Ghiradelli places.
You might do better to watch them from Sausalito (on the water facing south), where it will be much warmer. Or head to one of the many restaurants on Clement street and then come over the hill into the Presidio after dark.
If there's a Giants' home game that weekend, there are often fireworks after the night games. That's a safer bet for the weather.
Yup. Windy's points are well taken: the number of restaurants that would have a view of the fireworks is limited, to say the least. Do what everyone else does: buy some stuff and have a picnic. Then be prepared to be stuck in traffic for two hours. Really, all in all, given the iffy weather conditions, not worth planning for.
We go to the Marin County Fair for fireworks on July 4 (or 3). Always warm and clear. To keep this slightly on topic -- some of the food there is better than average for a fair.