About Alamo Square Seafood Grill

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."

803 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday 1/2 price wine bottles list
Tuesday 1/2 price wine by the glasses
Free corkage Wednesday

Cross Street:
Grove

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 440-2828

Website:
http://alamosquareseafoodgrill.com/

Catering:
we cater for pick up or full catering.

Parking Details:
We have free parking in a lot one block from the restaurant. It is located on Fulton Street at Fillmore, next to the church....come into the restaurant and we'll let you know where to park.

Public Transit:
Fillmore 22 line

Executive Chef:
Andre Larzul

Private Party Facilities:
Specializing in serving wonderfully prepared, generous portions of fresh seafood to our San Francisco neighbors and friends for the last 10 years.

We cater with a personalized approach by customizing menus to reflect our customer's own taste.

Private Party Contact:
Andre Larzul: (415) 440-2828

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alamo Square Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this neighborhood gem. Our go to place in the city. Small, intimate, food good and great value!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

second visit in recent months. I need to remember to not go again. my steak was over cooked and very unpleasant. should have sent it back. snails had no garlic butter in the shell with them. garlic butter was on the dish to hold shells. floating island was decent but not the best I have had. no one in the eatery outside me for over an hour. used to be very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is, of course, a great place for fish. They have other options, but that's the focus. The night we were there you could choose from four different types, prepared four different ways, with 5 different sauces. We both liked the idea of trout, and it turned out that blackened trout with beurre blanc was the "prix fixe" special, so we went for it. That made for excellent value, adding soup or salad plus a very elegant dessert (floating island, which I don't recall every having before). To be fair, the serving size was a little small for my taste, but a trout is a trout, and it was fresh and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is not a gourmet restaurant in the sense of fine dining. But this restaurant is very good eating at a very reasonable choice. For example, I don't like many restaurant crab cakes because they always have filler. Not here. The crab cakes were crab and good. They also have several fish and they cook it and sauce to your choice. The Tiramisu desert was out of this world. Great Place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant for the menu price. For San Francisco, I would have expected to pay at least 50% more, given the quality. The food was fresh and delicious. My wife and teenage daughter were very happy as well. Next time we are in SF, a stop at the Alamo will be on the itinerary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything I look for, they're doing to well. All the food, delicious, done right. Lighting, music, relaxed atmosphere, very French in all the best ways, utterly charming. Just go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really enjoyed this cozy local restaurant. Great selection of the fish options. Super friendly staff. Great place for date, friends catch up and even business meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A gem in San Francisco. We live down the street and passed this place many many times and couldn't believe it could be good. We finally tried it and it's amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A neighborhood favorite with great seafood at amazing prices.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Every time I go to Alamo Square Seafood, I receive very tasty food at a very low price. Mondays are wonderful in that bottles of wine are half-price. The prefix meal is healthy and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their food and we had a variety if dishes. The wine list was adequate and the by the glass selection of wine was good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waited one hour before anyone took our order and had to ask three times for water refills.

Two of us ordered the Risotto, it looked and tasted like a can of Campbell's chicken and rice soup.

We asked for separate checks, waitress said she could not accommodate the request, but could take separate credit cards. It was a fiasco when the check arrived, we are still not sure what we actually paid.

We won't be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We all enjoyed the food. However, dining out is a whole experience that includes service first, then the food. The two are two halves to a whole. If one half is bad it ruins the the whole experience. The food half was very good. The service half left me feeling slighted. The front end needs work, a lot of work. Unprofessional and surly. I won't be going back nor would I recommend to my friends, my enemies, maybe.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was superb!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a delightful dinner at the Alamo Square Seafood grill last Wednesday and it was Wonderful as usual - the food was great especially the escargo! Can't wait to return. The owner is very charming and ads a special personality to the experience. Everything was great!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great little gem in the city. Amazing prices and great ambiance. The service was perfect. We went on a Wednesday for the free corkage night (highly recommend). The food was good but could have been much better if it wasn't so salty. If I go back, I would ask for less, or no, salt. Other than that it was a fantastic experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good seafood and a good value, but the service on the night we were there (a not very busy Tuesday evening) was slow, inattentive and generally very poor.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This place is disgusting

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant was not full but very loud. We split the crab cakes and there was one lump of crab the rest a mixture that wasn't great.
If I return I would go for the fish prepared with various choices and a selection of sauces.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great place! The food was delicious and the ambience pleasant but unpretentious. Good value. The restaurant's location near Alamo Square means it feels more like a neighborhood bistro than many city places. We especially enjoyed the carpaccio appetizer and the seafood stew. The night we ate there the staff seemed a bit short-handed, but this didn't detract much from our overall positive experience.

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vip
·Dined on September 8, 2017

This famous seafood and grill restaurant started operating punctually at 17:30 and I was among the first customers. They had a fixed price three-course menu - a great bargain at $16.95 - but I didn't feel like having blackened trout or floating island; sipped a Bellini and was delighted with the tuna carpaccio which was so fresh that there was a tinge of light sweetness to it and was great with cheese and salad. The mixed seafood platter came with pasta in carbonara - the portions were generous and the sauce very creamy. Dessert was peach crumble with ice cream - a crispy sweet end to this very satisfying dinner at $46.28 (gratuity not included).

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We've been coming to this once charming restaurant from the day it first opened, coming here about 2-6 times per year, making NUMEROUS recommendations to neighbors and visitors...until now.

Beyond being incredibly short-staffed so there was a ridiculously long wait time to even get water, the restaurant seemed discombobulated. Our young male server didn't acknowledge me or peep a word despite me politely saying hello two times. My guests joked maybe the third time would be the charm.

The restaurant was hit with a large reservation group of 14 seated next to us at the same time. While we waited for our first course appetizers, our poorly trained server placed that table's dirty appetizer dishes on our table!!! I'm not making this stuff up! Please properly train this young man or get him out of the restaurant industry.

I would have sent back my prix fixed dinner which I've ordered several times (ordered it a week prior), but I was TOO hungry after a 40 minute wait! The veggies were swimming in oil, as was the sole, which was appalling overcooked, and honestly, the portion size was more like an appetizer. Far smaller than what I've ever ordered over the past decades.

The whole experience at this once amazing, charming restaurant was beyond 'poor', but that rating doesn't exist on Open Table.

Don't even bother with this place anymore. The owners really don't give a hoot about this place anymore, so why should we?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Prixe fixe is a steal and Monday night half off wine bottles feels illegal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was quite good and the seafood was fresh. We liked the wide choice of special butters. Our only complaint was the wine list - way over priced. Kind of strange since their seafood dishes were priced very fairly.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

For many years, I had passed this restaurant on my way to somewhere else. I actually lived on Fell Street for a while. When restaurant surfing on Open Table, I came across it once again, and decided to give it a try with friends. . A terrific deal at $16.50 on certain days for a 3- course very fine dinner. Fish choices were 4 with 5 various sauces and ways of cooking (grilled, poached etc.)
It is a go-to place in the neighborhood clearly as it was packed (and it is not a large place).
Very good server, although she was the only one serving everyone, and had 1 helper. Consequently, we waited over 15 minutes before a drink order could be placed, 20 minutes between appetizer and main course. However, whether it was an oversight or not, the bottle of wine was not on the final bill. It was all good and I am definitely returning. The grilled salmon with bernaise was excellent!! 2 desserts and coffee.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The service was really terrible. There was nothing good about it. Plus, we had a 6:45 reservation and were on time but hybthevtime dessert was offered, they were already outside of the one dessert we all wanted. Would not return

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A pleasant surprise. Great food worth the value and more.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I adore this restaurant; the food is always fresh and delicious and it’s impossible to beat the neighborhood feel of the space. It’s intimate and cozy: perfect for dinner before heading down to the symphony or just a normal Wednesday.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The risotto with shrimps was very tasty ! Quiet atmosphere and nice service are appreciables too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Mediocre, at best. There are many better choices in San Francisco.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We have been to this restaurant three times now, after a house concert in the neighborhood. The food is quite good, and very reasonably priced, I expect because the portions are not huge - adequate but not large. But the wine list is ridiculously expensive! Nothing less than $40 per bottle... And the $25 corkage fee has the desired effect, i.e. to discourage patrons from bringing their own wine :-(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Just a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with really good fresh fish. Wine pour on the single glass of wine was small - that is the only complaint.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had good mussels and salmon. Simple wine list. Great neighborhood place. Small and crowded.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always, the food was very good. Especially the crab cakes, and the ribeye. The service was a little slow; despite a 715 reservation, we were not seated until almost 8. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very good food, well prepared. Great service.
We will be back!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Friendly staff, small but excellent menu. Wine list mostly French wines but well rounded. Don't miss the mussels with chorizo. Steak was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

lovely ambiance. great value, good good and you can actually have a conversation without screaming.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing meal. A must when in San Francisco.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Four of us. Enjoyed by all.
Two Prix Fix with Beef Bourbinionne. Tremendous.
One salmon - cooked to perfection.
One lump crab cake -- excellent.
Merangue for dessert-- killer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The menu posted on the website was not like the menu when we got there. Would never have gone given the menu choices. Only 1 waitperson for all the tables and the food was just average. Not worth your time or money.

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