Daily Grill - San Francisco
Last minute search finds a gemExcellent food, very attentive service, very reasonable prices. Everything I want in a restaurant. When you first walk in, there is a very active bar scene, with the dining room towards the back. The pleasant surprise was that there was an adjacent dining room that was even quieter, and had a full view of the kitchen. Very pleasant experience overall.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConvenient to Union SquareThis restaurant appears to be attached to the Handlery Hotel, accessible from the hotel lobby. It is reasonably-priced by San Francisco standards, with genial service and decent food. I liked it well enough to go back the following night as well. I had the good fortune to have "Peni" as my cheery, witty server both nights. While I can't say that I sampled the menu very deeply, I'll say that the food was entirely palatable, nicely presented, fresh, and perfectly acceptable. I wouldn't hesitate to return on my next trip to San Francisco.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunchThey had a ton of options for lunch. We dined after the lunch rush, so it was pretty empty. The gluten free menu was a huge reason we dined here, and they had a ton of options on there. It's hard to find that, and makes a big difference when eating out with my mom.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe both had the wedge saladWe both had the wedge salad which was fantastic. We ordered some bread, it seemed to go with the salad. In the past have had a great burger. Because I live on the Peninsula don't get to Daily Grill that often, only for the ACT's plays and at Christmas. Has always been good. Thank you also for giving us a booth when we ask.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMKickin it w/friendsWent here to see my ex and a friend I hadn't seen in 40 years. It was a first for both of them but I go here whenever I'm in the city. The ambience is 1930's and they loved it.
I had the salmon and asparagus. It was good but could've used a potato or some starch. My friends had the Thai noodle salad and tbe quesadilla We also had the cobbler for dessert. It was great
Our waiter was a sport. Putting up with our silly jokes
All in all, a pleasant dining experience.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat locationI really enjoy how close it is to Union Square and the theaters. Food is very enjoyable with plenty of choices, including the Under 600 Calorie section which is very tasty. Nice staff.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here very often andWe eat here very often and the food continues to be high quality with good-sized portions. We love Chris who has been our waiter several times and always remembers us and our preferences. It's not common to get such very personal service at a chain restaurant. We love the 600 calories menu which are just as flavorful as the regular items.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food - One of my FavesAlways a good go-to experience. Great food, good service, and one of the best burgers in town.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat before-theater restaurantWe were pleased that the waiter immediately asked if we were going to the theater after dinner. And he also immediately said ok I will add the ACT discount to your check. WOW! We did not know and did appreciate being told. The food was very good - My husband had the fish and chips which came with lots of very good slaw, the fish was delectable and since I had the delicious crab cake appetizer as my entree there was plenty of food on the table for both of us. Didn't want to overeat before sitting all night in the cramped ACT seats.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chicken pot pie is outstandingThe chicken pot pie is outstanding as is their crab cakes. Great food and perfect for theater going.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation WeekendWe were in town for our daughters College Graduation. We were staying at The Handelry Hotel next door and The Daily Grill was a good choice for us to have a Grad celebration. Our Waitress was superb she really made the evening terrific! During our stay we ate here many times and it was always good food and friendly service. We will return next time we are in the city.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific downtown eateryWe love this place anytime. Usually dine here prior to theater. Food is excellent, menu varied and many delicious items on menu. Generous servings.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Manhattan Clam ChowderIt is not common for restaurants to offer Manhattan Clam Chowder. Our very good waiter, Nick, said it is always on the menu. I appreciate the 1/2 bottle wine selection. Daily Grill is my go to restaurant while in Union Square area.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly SurprisedWe didn't expect this restaurant to be as good as it was, given the price range. My husband had the best salmon that he's had in years. We especially liked the "Lighter Fare" with the calorie count on the menu, because we hate to gain weight just because we're on vacation.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNewcomers pleasedI invited friends who had never been to the Daily Grill and our entire table of seven were please. No small feat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDaily Grill was awesome. GreatDaily Grill was awesome. Great salads and lemonade. Excellent and personable service.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMsteaktasticMy husband and I both got steaks and they were cooked perfectly. We were put in a booth on the backside of the restaurant which seemed to be a lot quieter than the front room. The waiter was great and we were never left wanting for anything. The place is quite pricy tho. Don't forget to add in the drinks, only a couple drinks a piece added up to more than the steak and we got the cheap drinks. Overall it was a great experience and we would go back if we lived in the area.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in SFWe love to go to the daily grill with our kids and we so everytime we make a trip to the city!
Some of our favorites. Chicken pot pie, garlic mashed potatoes just to name a few5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!We like to come here everytime we are in the city. Always great food and great wine!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable meal. PetiteVery enjoyable meal. Petite filet was delicious, as was the marinated skirt steak. We were worried when 2 groups of 10 were seated ahead of us, but we experienced no delay in service or food delivery. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive w/o hovering. Nothing too fancy; just good food.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Pre-theaterA great place to eat prior to theater in the Union Square area. Be sure to ask for the room at the back and to the right. It is far away from the bar scene that one could have a decent conversation .4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed ourMy husband and I enjoyed our dinner at the Daily Grill. I had the Tuscan Chicken with brown rice medley and wonderful spinach with onions and mushrooms. Very Good!
The great bonus is the restaurants location near Union Square and right next to the ACT and Curran theatres.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGet comforted at Daily Grill!Great comfort food at reasonable prices. The portions are large enough to split between two people, making it a terrific bargain. We had the cheeseburger and a Caesar salad and it hit the spot... the burger was perfect!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the choicesThe Daily Grill has quite an extensive menu with lots of choices of low-calorie items, so if you don't want to overeat or bust your diet while having lunch with a friend, you can do it and still get something very tasty and different--not just the usual salad or broiled chicken or fish. I had the salmon burger and it was excellent and came with grilled asparagus instead of fries and was very filling and satisfying. I didn't feel I was being deprived at all and still could share a dessert with my lunch companion without feeling guilty.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat before or after the theaterWe stopped here for lunch before a matinee play at the Curran. Our waiter, David, was friendly and made excellent recommendations. The food was very good. The atmosphere was classy yet still energetic. We will go there again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant choice beforeGreat restaurant choice before going to Curran Theater. Excellent service and great menu. Both my husband and I wanted steaks and plenty of choices to choose from. We would definitely visit this place again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was excellent,Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable about the food and offered welcome suggestions. The food was certainly very good, but the atmosphere and the service made the visit the most enjoyable. Would definitely go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, very good comfortAs usual, very good comfort food at reasonable prices.
Our server even divided the bill individually for the four of us - very good service!
Glad the lobster pot pie is on the menu again.
I know the salad and small pot pie are on the lunch menu, but it might be a good idea to put it on the dinner menu as well.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous ! The lobster potFabulous ! The lobster pot pie was out of this world! Great service and we were not rushed. Would definitely go again!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMProximity to Union SquareProximity to Union Square makes this restaurant ideal for lunch or dinner. Just a short walk on Geary to get to this restaurant. Service is always good. Wife and I have dined here on numerous occassions and service has been consistent. Food menu is American fare for the most part and there's a nice variety of menu items. Love the warm sourdough bread and butter to start of with!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for everyone onSomething for everyone on the menu, good food, excellent service from Nick, a block from the theater4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLiving on the Peninsula don'tLiving on the Peninsula don't get into City that much, but when attending ACT at the Geary always a great place to meet for lunch. My daughters hadn't eaten there and enjoyed it very much.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDaily Grille is the Go-To Spot in UDaily Grille is my go-to spot when I am in San Fran. The food and service are always consistently great. The popcorn shrimp and ahi tuna were tremendous. Tha Ahi tuna comes with melt-in-your-mouth fries seaweed. Then we had a Pot Pie bonanza with a chicken pot pie, lobster pot pie and filet pot pie. We all slept like we were back in the womb.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I eat at the DailyEvery time I eat at the Daily Grill it is a great experience! We are usually on our way to the theater and the staff knows it and the service is quick and friendly. I will definitely eat there again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNo real complaints, but justNo real complaints, but just an average experience. Our waiter was good and our water glasses were always full, but for the price we paid we should have gotten better food. The fish I had was OK but the sides of mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were completely pedestrian.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHostess was rude. Had it notHostess was rude. Had it not been a special occasion planned months in advance (and at the request of the person we feted), I would have walked out the door and given my business to any one of dozens of other fine restaurants within walking distance.
Once seated, however, we received excellent service from our waiter, Sean. Ask for him if you decide to dine there.
Food was not worth the money. It was either an off-night or the Daily Grill is on a downhill slide in terms of quality. Very pricey for mediocre American fare.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fabulous dinner atAnother fabulous dinner at the Daily Grill. This is a must if you are in the downtown area ad need a good place to eat. Do not miss the meatloaf (speciality) or the pork chop with Oregn blackbery sauce. We have never had a bad meal here.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my daughter here forI took my daughter here for dinner on her birthday. It was a wonderful place. Our waiter was excellent. Plus they are fast to serve our meal. I will return again.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, we thoroughlyOnce again, we thoroughly enjoyed out pre- theatre dining experience at the Daily Grill. Everything is very professional and the food is delicious!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location for beforeGreat location for before theatre. Our waiter was fabulous. Asked right away if we had show tickets and brought out our meal in a timely fashion. Didn't hover, but paid close attention to us.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA great night. Had to waitA great night. Had to wait a bit, even with reservations, but it was a Saturday night.
One reason that we chose the place was because of our guests loves the Gluten free menu.
Overall...outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHearty meals, comfort foodHearty meals, comfort food stepped up! Reasonable prices, happy to see a kid's menu with good choices!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time we go to the nearbyEvery time we go to the nearby Curran theater, we have lunch at the Daily Grill, which we find to be an exceptional establishment. The service is tremendous and friendly, and the food arrives promptly. It can be crowded at times, but we have never had to wait at all as we had reservations.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak in a fun partGreat steak in a fun part of the city.
Steaks perfectly cooked, wine list is extensive. I'll be back here next time I'm in the area.
There's a great cocktail lounge around the corner called Sam's Cable Car Lounge - worth a visit.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the 10th time we haveThis is the 10th time we have eaten at the Daily Grill and each time the did not disappoint. We also stay at the adjoining Handlery Hotel and very delighted. A great combination for a get away to SF and so close to Union Square. I am not associated with these establishes just very pleased.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to dineThis was my second visit to this restaurant. I
enjoyed the 1st visit so much I had to bring my
husband back the same week. The food was
fabulous and the service was great. The tartar
sauce for the popcorn shrimp was the best I've
ever had, the key lime pie is delicious. This
Restaurant is definitely on my A list.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne Easter prime rib cookedOne Easter prime rib cooked perfectly, the other over cooked and smaller. Otherwise, great food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Value, Good Food, Good ServiceExcellent food -- great offering of 600 calorie meals. I had Chicken Marsala and it was outstanding. Service was very good. Highly recommend the Daily Grill and will return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of menu selection, niceLots of menu selection, nice cocktails and wine by the glass. Extremely convenient to the theater. Colby our server was attentive, friendly and provided great service!
Thanks3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect meal after seeingPerfect meal after seeing a show! We were seated quickly and our servers Elliot and Matt were wonderful! The food was delicious and the chicken pot pie is amazing. We would definitely eat here again!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM