You’re a sucker for a view. But no sunset can make frozen lobster tail and watered-down umbrella drinks taste good.
Fortunately, Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar aren’t resting on their laurels. Opening Tuesday, the tag-team restaurants — Epic, led by chef Jan Birnbaum (Campton Place), and Waterbar, by Mark Franz and Parke Ulrich (Farallon) — share a sprawling patio overlooking the bay and a commitment to top-notch cuisine.
Imaginative flourishes one-up the views: a seven-foot flywheel at Epic; nineteen-foot aquarium columns and a glass-blown “caviar” chandelier at Waterbar.
Among the sustainable surf and turf options are wood-oven roasted rib eye at Epic and seasonal live shellfish at Waterbar. The wine lists have upward of 350 bottles, and the bar’s got the requisite handcrafted cocktails.
A noble price to pay for beating the tourists.