Charming neighborhood spot with friendly service. We started with the calamari and crab cakes for the table, and then each of us got a different fish with a different sauce. Everything was fresh and seasoned well. A must for anyone looking to try something off the beaten path!
It's hard to leave a review because the night we dined there they were short-staffed. We weren't in a rush and could tell it would be a long wait for our food, but figured we would give it a try. The single waitress was doing the best she could to tend to the whole restaurant seating people, taking orders, bringing food and clearing tables.
When our calamari arrived it was not hot, the breading was not cripsy and was quite flavorless. The fish and vegetables for our entrees were a bit better but I still ended up putting lots of pepper on everything because it was pretty bland.
I'd be willing to give it one more try since it was a nice atmosphere and perhaps the food was sub-par because they were short-staffed.
Small restaurant we stumbled on through scrolling reviews. Food was solid and the seafood was excellent. Very fresh and a terrific value.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Love this restaurant! I've taken friends and family and recommend it frequently. The fish is outstanding, the atmosphere cozy, the service superb!
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!
Always a great time. Can’t wait to go back. Just wonderful.
Great deal for dinner. Delicious fish, good wine. They need to advertise better--too easy to get a table!
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"
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.
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!
Amazing food, great atmosphere and people. Highly recommend!
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?!?
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.
Great food, great service and great food. Looking forward to my next visit.
I love this restaurant!
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
Just do yourself a favor and go here ... everything is wonderful
Dishes are reasonably priced on the menu but quality reflects the pricing . Not likely to revisit
Quiet, small neighborhood restaurant with a good selection of seafood. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and service.
ASQ is always a great choice for a nice, neighborhood dinner - great food & atmosphere. I’ve been coming here for over 15 years.
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.
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!
Love this neighborhood gem. Our go to place in the city. Small, intimate, food good and great value!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A neighborhood favorite with great seafood at amazing prices.
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.