Daily Grill - San Francisco
Daily Grill - San Francisco

Daily Grill - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dailygrill.com/
  • Phone: (415) 616-5000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 7am-10pm
    Friday & Saturday 7am - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Davidssun McClary
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant offers a private room, that seats 14 people, as well as a semi private area that can serve 20 to 100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Fruehe 4156165000x
  • Special Events: Daily Grill San Francisco has a private dining room for groups of 14. Private dining menus available. Semi-private dining for larger groups up to 100 people. Please inquire for additional information. 360 degree tour is available at dailygrill.com


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Powell St.
  • Public Transit: Three blocks from the Powell Muni Bart station and the 38 Geary
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Many lots are available in the Union Square area; downtown lot corner of O'Farrell and Mason; Handlery lot at O'Farrell and Cyril Magnin
A word from Daily Grill - San Francisco
Daily Grill is located on Geary, near Powell, only a half-block from Union Square and in the center of San Francisco’s theatre district. Comfortable and clubby with booths and high ceilings, Daily Grill is a great place to take a break from the bustle of Union Square. The large menu and comfortable decor makes the Daily Grill a favorite stop before or after the theatre. Daily Grill is an updated version of the San Francisco grills of the past, providing generous portions of classic American dishes, such as steaks, chops, chicken pot pie, and meat loaf...a neat, friendly place where one can get crab cakes or a burger, cobb salad or a ribeye along with martinis, single malts, microbrews and a good bottle of wine. The ambience is lively and clubby, with comfortable booths, dark woods and high ceilings.
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Daily Grill - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)romantic (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Unfortunately Daily Grill does not eccept Open Table reservations anymore. Please update your data base.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food, ambience. So….San Francisco!
    RosiePosie24
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is a wonderful dinner before going to the theatre. Good location for shopping at Union Square. We went early at 5pm, the place was quiet and we had the place to ourselves. By the time we left, the restaurant was full. It's a great choice for out of town guests too. Diverse menu. Killer wedge salad. We all enjoyed our plates , bread, and dessert as well, which we could have skipped. We will go back before the holiday Christmas shopping.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater area gem
    CoachVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food and service ALWAYS outstanding! Great location, service and food always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    StevAVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent Experience at this very comfortable place with good service and every dish well done fish (trout) well prepared and the pasta was just right for my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great.
    CarolynSue
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Gave it 5 stars. Overall great. Food was really good. I the fish and chips and my friend had the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    relaxing atmosphere and great food. wonderful service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the chicken pot pie!
    IAmigo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I come here every time I go to ACT or the Curran theatre and I always get the chicken pot pie. My favorite! I also love the cobbler for dessert. Mmmm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Turkophile
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This time I had the special Filet mignon, which was a little more done than I liked, but very tasty. The service was tops, and we enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Server was very attentive. Food was fresh, daily specials sounded interesting & dessert - what can I say except OUTSTANDING!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great overall restaurant.
    Murph
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We go yearly love it. The staff is always friendly.great family's dining. Good choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1479 reviews are from the Daily Grill - San Francisco reviews archive.
  • Karokat
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very good breakfast and find service we stade at the handlery hotel and it was fin to have this great place for breakfast !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    JannineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We enjoy Daily Grill a couple of times a year. The service is outstanding, food is a very nice presentation of 'comfort food', the bar energetic with a 30-40 something crowd most of the time. Please note: Daily Grill no longer books through Open Table. I did make my reservation through open table last week, but that information never gets to the restaurant. They accomodated us anyway...LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Best Place to Eat
    Restaurants4me
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We come to S.F. every couple of months to see Broadway plays. We also stay at the Handlery Hotel, adjacent to the Daily Grill. We eat all our meals there. The bar is friendly, the food is good as well as the service. Affordable prices. Comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't book on open table
    Twink
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Upon checking in, the hostess said I didn't have a reservation. I told her I booked on open table and she informed me that they are no longer using this site for reservations. Our reservation was honored but I was not impressed with how the hostess handled the situation. The service was a little slow but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • floodle
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    While we have eaten at The Daily Grill many times, this was the first for breakfast. Eggs benedict sauce was sparse and the potatoes cooked but not browned. Hubby's omelet was bland. Lunch and dinner better bets. Fun bar, great bartender with World Cup soccer on TV's. Will return but not for breakfast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for pre/post-theater
    sfogirl
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great menu. Something for everyone. Wait staff asks if you're going to theater so as to assure prompt food delivery, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food
    MaryLVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A great meal, start to finish! They graciously accommodated an eleventh hour request to change the reservation time, and seated us on arrival. Setting was comfortable, with photos of notables past. Service was professional and very thoughtful. Menu is huge and varied. Salads were fresh and well-dressed. The chicken pot pie lived up to the hype--rich, creamy sauce, perfect, flaky crust, and tons of chicken. Would definitely recommend, and look forward to trying their venues in other cities.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Convenient
    Nancool
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    One block from ACT, The Daily Grill has a full bar, nice and competent wait staff, generous portions of tasty food and a wide range of size and cuisine options, decent coffee, and a couple of homemade desserts with in-season fruit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient Location
    richardstaste
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Daily Grill is conveniently located near the Geary Theater, and I enjoy going there after a matinee. The service is fast and efficient. I had one of their 600 calorie or less meals, with grilled salmon and asparagus. The salmon was pretty good, but the asparagus was much too tough. The free bread was very good. The price at $25 seemed a bit high, but not unreasonable for downtown SF.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome lunch
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Terrific lunch with outstanding friendly service. Don't let the outside appearance fool you...good food and they even have a lite menu!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre chain restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Mediocre food at ok prices. I would not go back except maybe for lunch. It had the atmosphere of a chain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food & service, charm
    CoachVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The restaurant ALWAYS has outstanding food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Welcome Surprise!
    time2dine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I booked a table for 10 at Daily Grill for my cousin's bachelorette party. We were staying at the Grand Hyatt and had a VIP booth at Ruby Skye. The Daily Grill was in a perfect location! Everything was within a 10 minute walk . From the front the restaurant does not look like much, and the hostess table is set a little far back. Coming into the restaurant I wasn't sure what to expect, but it is very elegant! They put us in a private room near the wine cellar in the back. Our server was OUTSTANDING! Great explanations and confidence. We all ordered different items on the menu and everything was delicious. I had never been to a Daily Grill before, but I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great pre-theatre dining spot! Food and service are great; prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Gathering
    Surprise
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The majority of the seating are booths for 2-4 people. In my opinion, this is great if I had an intimate party. Unfortunately, our party wasn't large enough to accommodate a private room, and yet too large for a booth...we had a party of 5. Our table was at a turn in the restaurant between 2 walkways and another walkway coming from the kitchen door. Despite the constant traffic around us, we enjoyed our company. Overall, the food was good as expected. Our waiter, Andre was terrific. Our only recommendation is to have him check with his servers, to assure that they are taking care of us. We frequently had to look and ask for them bread + to refill our drinks (water, coffee, etc.).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find
    FaveSteakVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Servers (Ian & Brian) are great, very attentive! Great value of kids menu. Dine About Town was great also!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK, Poor Service
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our dining experience was very disappointing. We told the restaurant that we were celebrating a special evening and it turned out "not very special." Upon arrival, There was no one at the host stand when we arrived and it took a while for someone to greet us (and others who gathered while we were waiting). Once seated we waited a long time for a server. Our server was not attentive, engaging or friendly which made for a bad dining experience. We never had a manger or anyone in charge stop by our table to ask how we were doing. Other than the host who sat us, no one acknowledged our special occasion. We will not be going back. There are too many good restaurants in union square. We made a bad choice this evening. Don't make the same!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible horrible horrible service
    Disappointing
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Have eaten here before with good luck - although the bar is always rather slow. This time our waiter had us wait an extra ordinarily long time to acknowledge us - then asked if we were ready to order - slow and frustrating - food was fine but service was ridiculous
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch, not breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a nice lunch at the Daily Grill - good service, food was cooked to order and tasty. We came back a few days later for breakfast and were underwhelmed - service had to be flagged down for coffee refills and the check, my omelette came with extras I didn't order (and I was charged for them after pointing it out - rather than waste time arguing we took it out of the tip) and was greasy. DH's pancakes were fine, but nothing special. Part of the service problem was that the restaurant is where some hotel guests redeem vouchers, and it was full in the main area. Our waitress just had an attitude, which was in marked contrast to our excellent lunch waiter's cheerful demeanor and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place in town
    ohmysmomVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    As many restaurants as i have tried close to the theatres, Daily Grill is the most reliable and best place to go. The food is always good. The service is excellent. The restaurant is well maintained and always busy enough to be fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Turkophile
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I've never had a bad meal or bad service at The Daily Grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mothers Day less busy than anticipated but noise level high, other that that , great as always
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Senior Ball Dining
    alyrubio
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This restaurant was amazing and the service was excellent. Everyone was polite and nice to us. No one looked down on us due to age.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch
    CL2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Typically excellent service. Tried a different dish (Ahi wrap) than what I usually order due to the time of day. 3 pm late lunch. Restaurant was not crowded except at the bar where the Giants game was on. Never disappointed here. Great selection for my vegetarian wife means we both eat here and leave w/smiles. Very reasonably priced and a great break from the crowded chain restaurants around the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buck
    BuckVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    New York style steak house ambiance. Best Manhattan style clam chowder I have ever tasted. Service and food quality exceptional. Price to value was way above par. All in all a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No disappointments
    OpenTable Diner Since 1999VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Solid, good value for money, good location; friendly, enjoyable
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The Daily Grill again provided us with a wonderful pre-theatre dining experience. The wait staff is very attentive, making sure that we have enough time to enjoy our meal without being rushed but enough time to get to the theatre on time. There are almost too many choices on the menu that sound good. I selected one of the items from the specials menu (salmon with angel hair pasta) which was wonderful and a more-than-generous portion. My friend had a chicken dish off the regular menu, and they gladly substituted angel hair pasta for the potatoes it was supposed to come with. We shared a dessert (key lime pie), again, a very generous portion and delicious. We arrived early, but the noise level increased with time. Try this place soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Preferred Guest advantages
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Online, before going, we joined their Preferred Club (no charge.) One of the benefits is free corkage - a big plus for us since we eat out nightly. Their bar was busy. Yummy dinner with outstanding service. The Daily Grill has a broad menu. This time we weren't disappointed with the artichoke hearts (a special of the day), grilled vegetables with balsamic glaze and Tuscan brick chicken. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch before the theater.
    Judie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Always a good place before the theater. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    jcraighj
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Well, now, how many ways can I say it. Daily Grill in San Francisco has always delivered the goods. Friendly folks, fantastic food and excellent ambiance. Who could ask for more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate