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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

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4.2

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4.6

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My hubby and I like this restaurant for Holiday Meals! They have a great chef and the wait staff has a good flow. However we come here for the great food and the ambiance of place...it is a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere and people. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

After walking past this restaurant (before opening time) so often, I finally synchronized things to eat here. It will certainly not be the last time. The nightly special was a generous portion of blackened trout, with rice and vegetables. The dinner salad was a bowl of fresh greens, with a topping of shaved fennel. Dessert was a tasty meringue, with pomegranate seeds and a warm caramel sauce. Add in a couple of glasses of wine (1/2 price on Tuesdays), and it's a fantastic value for wonderful food. I can't wait to return, and to try a number of the choices of fish, cooked in any of a number of ways. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Why did I wait so long?!?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with above average food and a reasonably priced selection of wines.If you are in the area it is a great little destination place to enjoy a well prepared meal.Thank you Alamo Square Seafood Grill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, great service and great food. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I love this restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a wonderful neighborhood gem, but worth the drive. It is an EXCELLENT value. My friend and I chose the daily "prix fixe" which was: a lovely mixed green salad or wonderful cauliflower soup; an entree of blackened trout with a lovely beurre sauce, rice and vegetables perfectly cooked: not hard and not mushy. Dessert was what is known in English as "floating island", a custard sauce topped with toasted meringue and caramel. We each had a glass of wine. The per person total with tax and tip was $35! I look forward to recommending it in my role as an independent tour guide and concierge.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful dinners at Alamo Square; incredibly tasty entrees and salad. Corner window seat was a fun place to people watch.
Service was great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Seafood done your way, with a variety of French sauces. Excellent value: Anywhere else, the same dish would cost at least half again as much.

Dining room is small but cozy.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I've been here before and always enjoyed a great meal with nice service. Our server was untrained but fine- the FOOD was not good. Salad a zero, nothing to it with a dressing that didn't add anything. Oh, and the fish special, usually so good, was not. The dessert fell flat as well. so sorry

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

My meal wasn't great, but my friend's was really good and our appetizer (calamari) was also delicious. I guess I just chose wrong (I ordered the sea food pasta, it's basically just like fettuccine alfredo, which I was not expecting).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Just do yourself a favor and go here ... everything is wonderful

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Dishes are reasonably priced on the menu but quality reflects the pricing . Not likely to revisit

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Quiet, small neighborhood restaurant with a good selection of seafood. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

ASQ is always a great choice for a nice, neighborhood dinner - great food & atmosphere. I’ve been coming here for over 15 years.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is authentic french food. There is a good selection of dishes. The prices are surprisingly low for San Francisco, the food is of great quality and the portions are reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Family owned French seafood restaurant - great quality and value. We were met by the owner and served by his son. Atmosphere is simple, but the food was delicious. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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

This place is disgusting

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 (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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 (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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