The Old Clam House
I wish this restaurant canI wish this restaurant can serve more diffrent shrimp dishes.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNice DinnerI took my parents to dinner here on a Friday evening, we sat on the covered patio. The service was good, we were sat promptly, the server was attentive, brought us our food and drinks in a timely manner. I had a Calamari Steak Dore, which was very well battered. It had just the perfect layer of egg coating on a well prepared fish. The Calamari itself was prepared in a piccatta sauce. I am not a huge fan of capers, but I just took those off and the sauce blended well with the overall dish. Not greasy, not dry, just right. The dish came with a cup of New England clam chowder and that too was very tasty. The overall design of this place appears to have been recently updated. It looks nice.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant. niceI love this restaurant. nice to see it come back to life!! i am definitely going to return again.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOld School San Francisco CharmGreat historic location with really good food. Very charming with a friendly staff. Kid friendly and plenty of food for all.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Old Clam HouseWent to The Old Clam House restaurant for lunch and it was not what I expected. The restaurant does not look like much on the outside, but on the inside it was done beautifully. The decor was beautiful.
I and two friends, wanted to try this restaurant, so we decided lunch would be good to start with. We all ordered different things, ( fish and chips, crab enchilada and mussels) and each meal was absolutely delicious.
My only complaint, is that the service was very slow, (could be I only saw two servers) and it took a long time to get our food. Also, I ordered a salad first, that came with entre and not on it's own. Aside fro the service, it was a great dining experience.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at the Old Clam HouseThis was my first vist although this is one of the oldest restaurants in San Francisco. The service was good, the food was fresh and the dining experience enjoyable. This is one of those old gems and I am glad I found it.
I had the clams and they were very fresh and delicious. One of my dinner guests had the 1/2 crab and flavor was good but she thought the portion was small. We sampled three desserts: chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu and strawberry cheesecake. The 3 desserts were outstanding, especially the tiramisu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDecent Solid hangoutWent on a Wednesday night and it had a lively dining hall and nicely grill shrimp and mussels at a decent price. Ciopino is another gem and though I would like to see a bit more variety of fish choices besides salmon, halibut and basa, I would visit again just for their fundamentals.
Another downside is the neighborhood is relatively bleak and really nothing else around. Recommend to come for an early dinner/drinks.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA new "old gem"The new Old Clam House does a great job serving excellent food. The ambience is especially good for groups and the who;e restaurant is certainly a neighborhood gem. The wait staff needs to be more professional. They do a fair job but too many people get involved in serving a party at a location. It would be far better if one waiter served the table and stop all the "extras". When did it become normal to have a series of waiters and busboys service a single station? It doesn't work very well at the Clam House and the place isn't that big that it becomes necessary. Still, I would certainly come back and I plan too do that.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI am so glad that the OldI am so glad that the Old Clam House from my youth has returned. We used to go for a special occasion when i was a kid. the new revamped Clam House is worth multiple trips. We have had several celebrations there.
the food is excellent! the salads are delicious. the fish top notch. a simple dish like fish and chips is made excellent by the light nongreasy batter used in addition to the delicate light fish used.
my shrimp scampi - delicious.
server was yvette - engaging, attentive, great server!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOld SF, a Treat for SV ResidentsAfter spotting this historic building with glassed in porch and neatly set tables while doing business in this out of the way light industrial area, our interest was piqued. Months later we decided to visit OCH for lunch on the way to the Asian Museum (coming from Palo Alto). We enjoyed the old SF atmosphere and the lunch. Very fresh mussels are hard to find, but the ones at OCH were the best I have had in years. No off odor or flavor. Our waitress said that mussels are delivered daily. The preparation and garlic butter dip was delicious. Shared a chocolate mousse which was great.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMunVery pleased on the first defiantly go again n agin4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMStill great but a little less.We both order the Cioppino. We were there about two months ago and ordered the same thing. The Cioppino sauce was fantastic and to die for! This time I saved some and brought it home. I will get some fresh clams and shrimp, saute them and then add the sauce and have it for dinner tonight.
However, The sauce.........this time it was a littl too spicy. Both my friend and I thought it was too spicy. Maybe too much hot sauce,the spicyness just wasnt quite right for us.
For desert, we had the lemon torte which was part of the Price Fixe dinner. It came from an Entenmann's box. It wasnt made for them or made there on site.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the sand dabs. FishEnjoyed the sand dabs. Fish pasta dishes tasted yummy, but they were mostly pasta. Would have paid more for more fish. Caesar salad wasn't that good. Desserts were overly sweet.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSF Old Clam HouseGreat experience and great food. Our group of seven were more than satisfied and look forward to returning soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is consistently great,The food is consistently great, and always arrives piping hot.
Our server went above and beyond the call of duty. One of our party arrived a few min. late, and we'd already ordered. She was about to refuse to order, when the server was so kind in insisting she stay. Within minutes, her order was brought out, and our guest was beyond pleased!
Seating on the "slanted" side is a bit awkward, if you have more than 4 people, but they accommodated us wonderfully.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest In SFThis is a fabulous restaurant with the best food ever. I was raised with a lot of Italians, so I know home cooked and their coppino rivals any home made italian. I love this place because the food is great, the prices are reasonable, and it's comfortable casual atmosphere makes it a delightful place to go. It's definately authentic San Francisco and I hope it never changes.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem on the BayshoreThe newly renovated Old Clam House looks wonderful in that the owners opted to renew to exactly the way it was at the beginning. The bar is fabulous with outstanding bartenders, the dining room and the outside, glassed-in porch is inviting and friendly and the food is excellent and arrives hot, served by friendly and informed waiters. The host on the night we were there was friendly, cooperative and interested in the diners. An all around great experience. The booths are wonderful for privacy and great conversation. A Gem on the Bayshore.Highly recommended.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu has all of the fishThe menu has all of the fish dishes one can imagine and then some. The quality of the food and the service are very good. The ambiance is old time San Francisco. Lunch time parking weekdays, on the street only, is challenging, nearly impossible to do legally.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was delicious!Our dinner was delicious! We tried the seafood platters, fish & chips and a pasta dish. All were great. Good music and atmosphere.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM