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Sears Fine Food

Sears Fine Food Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.searsfinefood.com
  • Phone: (415) 986-1160
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 6:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Kim (415) 981-1951

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sutter
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sears Fine Food
The dinner menu at Sears Fine Food spotlights some of the finest, freshest local fish and shellfish, as well as home-style cuisine. One popular dinner entree is White Seafood Pasta, with crab, shrimp, and clams in sherry cream sauce. The Combination Louie Salad is another scrumptious favorite. If you're more into turf than surf, consider the Sears Special Baby Back Ribs or a T-bone steak. Sears is home to the legendary Dollar Size Pancakes, and don't leave San Francisco without indulging in their world-famous Swedish pancake plate that includes 18 of these tempting plattar along with warm maple syrup and whipped butter, bacon or link sausage. When you dine at Sears Fine Food, you're sure to leave full and satisfied.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a Union Square, SF restaurant with good food and a mediocre wine list. You would think a San Francisco restaurant, which is so close to Napa and Sonoma wine country, would have a more reliable, and extensive wine list but this wasn't the case. Our waiter was attentive and helpful despite having quite a few other tables to service. I think the pricing was very reasonable, considering the food quality, which was good. The restaurant was not too noisy. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, at Stockton and Sutter and we were about one block away."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "First time trying. For the price, nothing really special. Just average all around."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "they have beer and wine. our server wasn't attentive though. thank God there was a pitcher of water next to us so we could refill ourselves."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Seated right away, waiter name Eddie very pleasant and explained specials well"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed going to Sears. It is a nice trip back time for a good dining experience. Their signature dishes like the pancakes are just the way I like them every time I go. I really like the atmosphere, which is that of a throwback, club room, without the lofty price tag. I'll keep coming back to Sears, time after time."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Have been to Sears Fine Food multiple times for breakfast, and they are one of my favorites in San Francisco... This time, I tried them for dinner. The food was good, but not great. There are probably better places in the area for dinner.. The this place is a MUST do for breakfast!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was an off day for the cooking staff . I ordered their Thursday Blue Plate Special, turkey breast. Having been there many times in the past, I was usually very satisfied. Not this time. Although the turkey looked fully cooked, it was tough and very not tasty. I told the server who was kind enough to take it back to the kitchen and try to improve the taste of the bird, it was not successful. I told her of my displeasure but nothing further was done. In addition they at first did not give me the early bird discount for my glass of wine. I think that I was expecting not to be charged for the tough old bird. But that was not the case, not even any discount was given."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had dinner at the San Francisco institution, Sears Fine Food. The meal was very good (prime rib) and the service was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The waiter was a little absent minded and a bit rude."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We dined here in the evening and food was very good and our server was very helpful in offering alternatives for my wife who has food allergies to the usual potatoes/etc. sides. We returned for breakfast and it was medium busy our server kept telling my wife she couldn't substitute anything for the breakfast sides until she insisted he ask the manager. So the "manager' wouldn't allow her to change the potatoes and bread she can't eat for some avocado. Having worked in the restaurant business I find it unacceptable to be inflexible to a customers request plus charging for a trivial amount of something. Our breakfast experience at Sears was spoiled and we thought we'd of been better off a block up at Roxanne's where they gladly substitute"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "In the heart of Union Square is a wonderful diner type restaurant. Service is good. As is the food and prices. I would go back anytime!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Sears Fine Food is a strange place on a weeknight. It was half empty with most of the patrons either lost tourists or single old lonely men. It looks like a German beer hall and is very poorly lit. There was just one waiter so we had to wait a long time for everything. I don't know what happens when it's full of diners! We came here only because it was Pancake Day (aka Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday) and we wanted something else than homemade pancakes. Their Swedish-style pancakes are okay but there are only two toppings to choose from - maple syrup or lingonberries. I asked for lemon with my tea and never got it. The tea itself was the worst green tea I ever had. Can't comment on the rest of their menu but I won't be back to try it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "A truly pleasant place, takes pride in its longevity. Good food selection, 4 different Benedicts to choose from. Service is adequate, but the hosts are terrible, at least during the breakfast hours. Was ready to leave just because of them, glad I stayed for what turned out to be a decent meal."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our hotel was right around the corner so we went here for breakfast and dinner. The place fills quickly for breakfast, so get there early. Dinner was very good with good table service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My honey and I went to Sear's both our first times on Valentines Day. Everything was perfect, our waiter was great. I'm definitely going here again. *thumbs up!*"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. I was expecting more of a romantic setting. Sears is a corner diner style setting. Cute for lunch or casual dinning experience but not for romance. Food was good and service was prompt. Wait staff never offered to refill my water or soda. Wait staff never wished us a happy anniversary. Husband loved his mussels and seafood linguine. My "small" chicken Caesar salad was tasty and enough to serve two. Overall good experience would go back for lunch or light dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was a perfect prime rib. Juicy, flavorful and the right portion and thickness. I tried to eat it all! But couldn't."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "One of the best places to eat in San Francisco: Sears Fine Foods is quickly becoming a favorite for us. They are polite, efficient and reasonably priced. The food is very good, for the money especially! They have a decent wine list and the menu has something for everyone. Sears is a piece of San Francisco history that has, like the city itself, improved with age."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Casual Sat. Night dinner, the food was excellent. I had the short rib special, they were amazing, with a wonderful demi-glaze. Cobbler also perfect."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My friend and I are natives of SF and I had never eaten at Sears Fine Food before, despite it on Powell Street over the years. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the service and the quiet ambiance, despite the hustle and bustle of a typical Saturday evening crowd on Union Square. The decor reminds me of old SF eateries like the Tadich Grill or John's Grill - very comfortable and relaxing. I love the crab chowder and my NY steak was cooked to perfection. I will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived in SFO at night and made it to our hotel on Union Square in time to take advantage of this historic eatery. We had been there for their reknown pancake breakfast in the past and due to the hour we decided to try them for dinner. We weren't disappointed. my wife had prime rib and I had a reuben sandwich. both were made well and filling. There is a reason they have been in business since 1938! good food, affordable, affable ambience."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a fabulous waitress, the food was amazing and great prices, we love this place."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I used your online reservation service to make a reservation on December 30th. When I arrived at the restaurant the host stated that they were not honoring reservations made through your website that evening. He stated there was a miscommunication between the owner and OpenTable. It seems to me that good customer service dictates that the customer be taken care of and miscommunications between a vendor be taken care of behind the scenes. Score zero for customer service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Everything was as expected. Tasty food, good service, fair prices considering it's Union Square Lication. Will most assuredly return."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Had a very good dinner. Dungeness crab soup was delicious. Filet mignon cooked perfectly. Happy hour appetizers of calamari and blue fondue were wonderful. Service was slow -- seemed like restaurant was short staffed."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Just like old times-loved this place when I worked in the City and our visit during a busy Christmas season Saturday night was great!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Wanted old San Francisco charm for dinner with large family group. Was pleasantly surprised at the menu selection and each of us thought the food quality was great. We would all definitely return."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Overall we were disappointed. They acknowledged our reservation even though we were 45 minutes late due to traffic. The service was OK but the food was only fair and pricey. Salad lettuce was old. Fish and chips were greasy. I would go back for breakfast or lunch but not dinner."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Hostess was singularly unhelpful as was the manager. There are lots of great restaurants in the city.This is not one of them. Having ate here out of convenience several times I can the food and service are ok at best."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I love this place. It was owned by my friend's Swedish family, who started it in San Luis Obispo. We came on Black Friday for dinner, and booked through open Table, getting seats for the three of us on time, and in the energetic and fun-filled dining room area. We shared a bottle of white wine and munched on everything from mussles in garlic-butter sauce, to crabs legs, and sole. We finished the meal off with a yummy blueberry crisp. Our waiter was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Always a treat to dine at Sears when in San Francisco. Excellent and friendly staff with food fit for royalty."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Sears Fine Food has a diverse menu that delivers great food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere with a little San Francisco history. The staff was very nice. The food was good and reasonably priced. An overall good value and fun place to eat."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Enjoyed our visit. Good beef stroganoff. Fair prices for San Francisco with attentive staff. Just a bit noisy due to tile flooring and lots of patrons!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I've been to Sears hundreds of times for their fabulous breakfasts, but this was my first dinner there. The menu is classic American - pot roast, roast chicken, pork chops - all very well prepared. Portions are generous; I had enough pot roast left over to make two small sandwiches. Prices are extremely fair, especially if you download the 20% off coupon from their website. Service is friendly and helpful. No table clothes, but real napkins and small candles on each table. Overall, a pleasant evening away from the kitchen that also doesn't break the bank. We will go back."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "chose the restaurant specifically for location and reasonable price. Service is decent, sitting in the front room the noise level is acceptable. Order the Meatloaf which was very tasty. The vegetable was very, overly tasting of garlic. Otherwise a decent meal. I would go back, but check prior about the garlic."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Convenient to the Union Square area, where I often travel on business. I've never been disappointed at the food. Good stuff. My go to place for taking business contacts."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "The Pam, the concierge at the Donatello, recommended Sears' cocktail hour for appetizers and drink prices. Decided to make dinner reservations at Sears because of its ideal location to the hotel. Entered the restaurant around 4:30 to find that the bar offerings were either beer or wine. Had a beer and my guest had a glass of house red; both were good. Ordered the deviled eggs served on a bed lettuce with pickled onions. The eggs and the onions were tasty and went well with our beer and wine. Ordered a crab louie and the Blue Plate Special - chicken pot pie. Both servings were generous and filling. The waitress suggested I hold off on ordering a dinner salad since the pot pie would be filling, and she was right!! No room for dessert!!"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "There were four of us total for dinner and we all had great meals. We heard about this restaurant from a friend who lives in town. We were visiting from out of state. We were glad we did. They even serve their famous pancakes at dinner too. We also tried them. Delicious. Great service. Nice ambience. A neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "From the outside this restaurant looks like nothing but the food was really good. The service was OK, courteous and fast but nothing more. Their chicken pot pie was excellent and original in the way it's presented (The filing is in the bowl and the flaky crust is put on top as a decoration."
    Dined on 8/28/2013