Alamo Square Seafood Grill

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We specialize in fresh seafood in generous portions. Come and visit us on Wednesday evening when you can "Bring Your Own Wine" and corkage fees are waived. In the last nineteen years, we have become a neighborhood favorite for a delicious meal at a great price. When Michael Bauer reviewed us he said, "Good seafood value at Alamo Square." and "The owners of Alamo are veterans at offering good food at great value." as well as "Snapper, salmon, tuna, swordfish, and petrale sole are all priced at $15.50 for a generous half-pound portion. Even with nothing else on the plate, it would be a good deal, but when you add the myriad side dishes, it's astounding."

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

3 courses dinner with choices of appetizer , maine and dessert for $ 35 Menu : Butternuts Squash soup House cured smoked salmon . 2nd course choice of Seared diver scallops or Braised rack of lamb for dessert choice of Flourless chocolate cake or house made Tiramisu .

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

we are planning for a 3 courses dinner for $ 50 per person .

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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j
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening at Alamo Square Seafood Grill . The service was terrific and it is a very fun atmosphere in a great part of SF. I will say that the food itself was a bit disappointing, good but nothing special - except a fabulous chocolate cake for dessert!

FV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Understaffed so service slow. Food mediocre esp given area competition. Needs a revamp.

T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet restaurant. Food was quite good. The potato leek soup was a little salty but the texture was good. The deep fried calamari, grilled Petrale sole, and Ribeye steak was excellent. I would return for special occasion as this restaurant was quiet and quaint atmosphere.

SF
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We go there every now and then, and we love the seafood specials. Last night, we could choose from Salmon, Snapper, Trout, and Petrale Sole. You can then choose the method from grilled, sauteed, poached, or blackened. Then you get your choice of four sauces: one is green peppercorn, one is a garlic butter Maitre de, one is beurre blanc, and Bearnaise. I love this. I had the trout, sauteed, with garlic butter, and hubby had the salmon, grilled, with garlic butter. They come with rice and seasonal vegetables. These custom combos are always delicious. They have plenty of other things on the menu, including steaks and chicken, vegetarian, and more. The portions are not large, which I also love, and the prices are reasonable. We each had a glass of white wine, mine Sauvignon Blanc, his Chardonnay. Both very nice. We'll be back.

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Worst meal I've had in a long time.
The Ahi carpaccio was not fully defrosted (thought I was getting fresh anyway).
Came in square pieces, looked like bologna.
Basically, everything was bad.

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Noise level is low enough to have a pleasant conversation with your dining partner.

j
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cute neighborhood place that has been there for years. I finally went with some friends and really enjoyed it. This was my second visit, and the food and service were great both times. Be sure to check out the daily specials. I'm looking forward to trying the prix fixe.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great service, great restaurant!

A
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Small, intimate, good seafood/ fish, really good prices, great personal service.

d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time. Party of 3. Arrived early. Place was quiet with nice music. We liked the vibe. Good service. Food was all good. Ordered sole in white wine sauce, seafood pasta and crab cakes as well as calamari starter and 2 glasses of wine (malbec & pinot both good). Sole was tasty and swapped rice when requested. Seafood pasta was so good, I was eating that too. Calamari starter was a little oily for my taste but still good. Had dessert including chocolate cake. Very good and nice presentation. Compliments to the kitchen staff. Reasonable prices. Street parking nearby. We'll be back.

b
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Certainly one of the best values you’ll find anywhere in San Francisco. They also have a pretty good wine list with a wide range of prices. We arrived later in the evening so the noise level was more moderate. I have been there during peak time and it is very loud. I would certainly recommend this place but would probably not go at peak times on Friday and Saturday night.

GM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre and the staff are fantastic! The vibe, the scratch made cooking, all of it is top-notch. The restaurant is understated and a gem that us locals enjoy. Cheers!

WI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wine glass had lip prints all over the rim and the spoon I received for my fish soup had a big clunk of dried tomato paste like on it.
My fish soup was delicious but being from the East coast, their crab cakes were a big let down.
This place is a has been and needs a facelift.
Better options if you ask me.

AK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A must stop either when visiting SF or if you are a resident in the Bay Area. Great food, great service and great value.

b
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have eaten here over the years 8 to 10 times at least. I have always enjoyed myself and have always liked their food and service. However we went last Saturday night and it took forever to get any kind of service. Our dinner took us over two hours we had to request everything that we got from the waiter. They were slammed and overwhelmed and I could see that they were terribly understaffed. There were only two people in the dining room and the dining room was beyond capacity. The food is always consistent and quite good and certainly is a value. The staff is extremely friendly and I still love the place. But I will not go on a Saturday night again. Also the noise level was almost unbearable. I have gotten very used to loud restaurants like most people in the city. I still don’t understand why that trend is maintained. I think diner’s should revolt but that’s another story. The din was so loud that I could barely hear the person I was with and after an hour between appetizer and main course I didn’t have the strength to yell. I would still recommend the restaurant. We brought a bottle of wine and for our troubles they did not charge us a corkage fee. I thought that was very nice of them. And again the staff is wonderful and the place really is wonderful but I hope this is an a trend. I would say go and enjoy yourself

KK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality ingredients simply prepared — this place never disappoints!

s
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alamo Square Seafood Grill should definitely be experienced by all locals & visitors! Yes, the city is filled with lots of good restaurants....Alamo Square Seafood Grill is an Outstanding restaurant.
Just its location (hidden within beautifully, quaint Alamo Square) is a wonderful experience. Guests are warmly welcomed by Suzanne. In addition, her service performance is warm, gracious and very friendly. Working the entire room like a maestro. The Chef is in a league of their own. Preparing every one of our choices with expert, delicious skills. Starters; Escargot Grilled Ahi & Blacken Red Snapper, both fresh, moist & flakey. Paired with Chardonnay (1/2 price per glass on Wednesdays). Ending with desserts. I highly recommend you try this wonderful place.

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lived in the city for over 50 years and this was our first time at the Alamo Square Seafood Grill. Not only was the food great but the service, attitude of those who worked there was friendly, engaging and warm. I would definitely go back and can't wait to bring new friends!

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I found a nice neighborhood gem! The waitress was attentive, informative and the food was amazing!

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Even with reservations we were seated about 20 minutes late, but that’s to be expected in a high quality boutique restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, decent food

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Restaurant itself is 3+ stars. Neighborhood is dangerous.

Tiny neighborhood place near Alamo Square Park/Painted Ladies. Predominantly fish on the menu. Choose your fish, chose how it is prepared (poached, blackened etc.) and choose sauce. Good, not great, food. Reasonably priced. One waitress in entire place. She did a great job. Place was half full. Might have been different story if place were packed. Wine was okay and average priced.

Neighborhood is very sketchy. Our car, parked across the street and up a block and a half was broken into. I am told this is very common in this area of SF. It ended up being a very expensive dinner.

b
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place has all the ingredients for a great evening. They have good food, good value, good service, and a very comfortable easy place to be in. Their French onion soup was delicious a little sweeter than most but really rich with an ample amount of cheese on top. We had the shrimp risotto which came with about a dozen medium size shrimp on top of an excellent well-made risotto. We also had the blackened snapper which was well done not over cooked and had a delicious flavor. Most seafood dishes came with your choice of one of multiple sauces. The portion sizes were moderate but came with nice eldente vegetables on the side value is wonderful. We went on Wednesday night where you have no corkage on the wine that you bring. We had bought and consumed a wonderful Muskadet which went very well with our dishes. And last but not least we had a wonderful chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. We really enjoyed our time here and certainly will go back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overly cozy eatery in a beautiful historic district- ambience really informal nice and warm - fish was really good and tasty, great service, definitely a place to go back to for another great dinner

OT
Spain
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent value. Service was a little delayed but they seemed to be a little short staffed. The staff that was there busted their butts trying to cover. Overall a very enjoyable evening and meal.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nice place but food was pretty one-dimensional. It was fine, just nothing memorable

RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food is delicious and great value.

J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I took a business associate for dinner using open table reservations. We arrived within five minutes of our reservation, however, I received an email that we were a no show. I hate that, but despite the no show email my guest and I enjoyed , appetizer was the lump crab cakes, which were delicious. We both had Fish Entrees and Apple "something" dessert. Overall its a nice setting, wonderful for a small business meal, but they may be slightly understaffed. However, it is worth going again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy this neighborhood restaurant very much. I have specific food needs and they are very accommodating. Good variety of food and excellent service.

GA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go regularly. Andre, the owner, is wonderful! Great food, ambiance.

H
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A relaxed casual atmosphere (your neighborhood French bistro), we enjoyed the preparation and presentation of our dishes, we ordered the salmon grilled the snapper blackened and both were expertly prepared along with the House Sauv Blanc that paired nicely with our dishes. We will return in the future.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place to go for a relaxing meal with friends and not have too much noice. The service is slow but if you are not in a hurry you can have a wonderful meal.

G
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They had a wonderful dinner at Alamo Square Seafood Grill. I love the simplicity of the menu and focus on fresh seafood. I had the grilled trout with white wine sauce. My partner had the seafood pasta. The chunks of seafood was plentiful and fresh. The other couple had roasted chicken and sole. Both enjoyed their meal. We also had the octopus salad which my partner raved about. She was still talking about the next day. The price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend it.

g
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nourriture beaucoup trop épicé ( sur 3 plats différents) donc immangeable pour les enfants .

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b
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and outgoing and WELCOMING!!!! We even had a dyattoo discussion. She rocks!!!!
The food was amazing as always. We ALWAYS hanged the escargot.
The pre fix menu is such a value. 3 courses!!!!
We love this place and always book early enough for the 10 minute walk the the theatre.

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in SF!

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices and an overall wonderful restaurant. A gem in the city!

BK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this restaurant, always consistent and well priced. Their prix fix specials are wonderful and the variety of wine specials they offer on various days of the week are always on point.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner here..such a pleasant server...excellent review in every way!

C
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant délicieux ! À ne pas manquer lors d'une virée près des Painted Ladies!

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