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Alamo Square Seafood Grill

4.4
1114 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem (24)
  • Cozy (18)
  • Casual (15)
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."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, French
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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
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Phone number
(415) 440-2828
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andre Larzul
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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.
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Private party contact
Andre Larzul: (415) 440-2828
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Catering
we cater for pick up or full catering.
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Cross street
Grove
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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.
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Public transit
Fillmore 22 line
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1114 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarlene (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the host, atmosphere and food. If it were not for the parking difficulty before the symphony, we would be regulars. Nonetheless, it is well worth the walk.

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VDay (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Very disappointed in my discriminatory experience. Not only was I judged based off my age and gender, the creepy old man felt the need to grab me by the arm. He's lucky I didn't call the cops right then and there. AVOID at all costs!

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Tyler 
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was great and everything I expected however the service was not quite what was expected. With intentions of splitting a meal over a bottle of wine, I was informed that the menu for the day was a mandatory 3 course meal. Additionally we had chose the restraunt over the appeal of no corking fees for this specific date, which was denied later in the night based on a "sign posted outside". None of these changes were ever notified when making the reservation nor confirming it. When asked about the changes we were met with quite snide remarks essentially showing us to the door. While the food excellent, I was unimpressed by the shady business and snarky wait service.

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EthanC (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was excited about this place based on online reviews, so I booked a Valentine’s Day reservation for my wife and me. I was disappointed—the scallops were salty, the green beans were overcooked and service was slow. It was a fixed price 3-course menu and they were busy. But there were only 2 choices for each course on the menu, so they certainly could have prepared the food better. On the plus side, both the tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake were yummy! And my wife had tasty mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. It was not worth the hundred bucks, but I would be willing to try it again since it was Valentine’s Day.

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AnnM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Love this restaurant! I've taken friends and family and recommend it frequently. The fish is outstanding, the atmosphere cozy, the service superb!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Charming little neighborhood gem! Great seafood and reasonably priced. Second time here and we will go again. Cozy, romantic, and quiet. Wednesday "no corkage fee" great for bringing one of your own nice bottles of wine. Best creme brûlée in the city!

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vipDaniel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great time. Can’t wait to go back. Just wonderful.

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TeeB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great deal for dinner. Delicious fish, good wine. They need to advertise better--too easy to get a table!

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vipTigger2003 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Fabulous as always, one of my most favorite Gems. It is always like going "home" to a family friends place.
In 20 years the best in the "hood"

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BobM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We were heading to The Independent for a concert and looked on-line for restaurant recommendations in the area. Our group of 6 had a great time at the Alamo Square Seafood Grill! The food was great, and they had a nice wine list. Service was excellent!! Great value for the money. Everyone of us said we would definitely come back if in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere and people. Highly recommend!

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sfojws (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 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?!?

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KSLM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 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.

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cat42 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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Rebs (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I love this restaurant!

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vipFPGsftd (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 14, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 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).

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vipMotik (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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belladonna (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 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.

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BlackmanJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 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!

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vip3bythesea (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vipJMO628 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 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.

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