Permanently Closed - Blackhawk Grille

4.5
1879 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. As an upscale neighborhood restaurant, Blackhawk Grille has been putting a modern spin on American comfort food since 1991. Elevating traditional tavern food to the next level, our lunch, dinner, dessert, and weekend brunch menu selections are all crafted from local, seasonal ingredients.

Indoors, an open, copper-detailed kitchen showcases talented chefs preparing dishes such as pan seared scallops, Blackhawk Grille meatloaf, and arugula pesto spinach fettucine. The bar area features wine walls, a stunning wineglass chandelier, and special menu offerings from 3 p.m. - close every day featuring ahi tuna nachos, pulled pork sliders, and Australian Wagyu steak—all perfect accompaniments to refreshing seasonal cocktails.

Outdoors, gorgeous waterside seating is available at patio tables equipped with large umbrellas to offer a bit of shade when needed, while nearby water fountains offer beautiful sights and sounds to complement each al fresco meal.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both hosts and waiters were very nice and accommodating as everything went smooth.

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BrianT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was ok. The service was odd. They brought out my soup before my wife’s drink, our meals came out separately, same with dessert. Not terrible but not fine dining. Food was above average. I’d go again but not for a special occasion.

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thomasb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time. Really enjoyed it. Very loud though.

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PamB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the scallops and pork chop and we liked both entrees. Nice ambiance and service. Would return again .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Sunday brunch menu. Salmon avocado was amazing!

JP
JPKandSH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!!!

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vipWorking
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and service! Brussels sprouts are excellent!

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vipRick
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

BHG has had its problems from time to time - iffy food, dodgy service. On Feb 18, 2020 they were very dialed in. Food was excellent, service was a welcome compliment.

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vipDanielH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great same as the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Son’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The waiter forgot too many things. And, we had to ask each time. Menu was basic not very many choices . It was not busy that nite. We looked forward to a good meal was a little disappointing. Our waiter was good he tried, but, felt it took away from our evening.

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TeronW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were treated to a Prix Fixe menu for Valentines Day. I was able to get a reservation on Valentines Day, which seemed to be impossible everywhere else. I have always enjoyed the food and service at the Blackhawk Grille and Valentines Day was no exception. The restaurant was full and you would not have realized it based on the service, exceptional.
The Prix Fixe menu was a something I initially thought would be less than ideal. However, the appetizer, main course and desserts were all five star worthy.
We enjoyed Bacon wrapped shrimp and corn salsa appetizers. Filet Mignon and Shrimp entree’s. And finally Red Velvet Cake and, my new favorite, Butter Cake for dessert.

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KathrynB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from the moment my husband and I walked in. clean and very warm environment. Food presentation and taste was awesome! We will be back Thank you!

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Servere Serah was outstanding. It was nice dinner was a little pricey. Will have to go back and and try when its not a prix fixe menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Valentines/birthday dinner! The food was amazing and they set up my fiancé’s dessert for his bday. Our waitress was really nice and attentive. We also enjoyed the fact that we were put in the room towards the back so it was a more quiet environment.
We can’t wait to go back!

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BobH
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service. Had to ask for bread. Mediocre food. Low quality meat.

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The ambiance was wonderful .

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none
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentine Dinner
Food was good but I was disappointed that I was not able to order additional items from the regular dinner menu.

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vipBobL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Chop Salad for lunch. Service very responsive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Shelly for our server and she was very attentive and professional. Thumbs up for her!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice relaxing dinner, no issues to report

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vipNewsjunkie
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Two in my party had the ahi tuna salad, one had the pulled pork sandwich and the last one had the flat bread with prosciutto and arugula. Everyone loved their choice! We had the skillet chocolate chip cookie with ice cream. It was warm and wonderful.

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Barbara
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service excellent food. Friday night a little noisy from the car area. Will return

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vipCreoleBaby
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great management, service and location. Was a local favorite of ours for years. Great for a date night, a bit noisy for business but well worth a visit.

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RonC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

its good for a date night. Not very good value though.

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johne
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The young lady that seated us was great and very nice to us. Unfortunately it got bad from there and I dont know how to word it. We tried to sit outside and a bunch of girls doing their sweet 16 came out and made it unbearable to even hear the person next to you speaking. So we came inside and were seated. As it turned out so did the posse of obnoxiously loud 16 year olds and the dining experience was loud and obtrusive. Their parents being there made it worse as I would expect them to quiet them down. I would like to see the restaurant have a member of management step up to quiet that loud noise down. These girls were screaming at the top of their lungs and disturbing everyone. I wish Blackhawk Grille would have shut that down.

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vipJoeGolf
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

great food service ok drink first weak 2nd much better

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Hawaiibound
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not busy the night we went (Thursday). Waiter and servers very attentive. Had drinks, dinner and dessert. Will most likely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening thanks to the phenomenal staff that took care of us from start to finish. We had a private dining room experience in the oak room and we could not be happier. Great place for groups and private party’s. Our event planner worked seamlessly with the Blackhawk Grille staff to creat a magical and memorable evening for our party. Highly recommend the Blackhawk Grille to anyone And everyone

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vipJeri
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were fabulous-

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CarrollJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were very attentive to our party of 7 that included 2 children under 6

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AddieB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Lunch with my Fraternity Brothers and SororitySisters we were celebrating Our Founders Day and the
Centennial for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The food and Service was Par Excellence.

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CSJessup
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great staff, very professional. This time the food didn’t match the service. Way too much salt on everything. Also they never carry dark beer selections.

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vipModishDiners
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed a Sunday lunch at Blackhawk Grille. It was an enjoyable time as the restaurant wasn’t too busy. My husband had the chicken sandwich and I had the pulled pork, both very good. The service was perfect with both the hostess and the server. We have been going to Blackhawk Grille for some time and will be returning.

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GladysS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a nice restaurant. I went there for a birthday dinner celebration with family. Great service and good kid’s menu. We got a few complimentary birthday desserts! Enjoyed it there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The special was halibut that was over-cooked. The risotto and asparagus was superb as was the clam chowder. Good as they were, the halibut spoiled the experience.

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vipchristinap
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour!

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vipSpicegirl
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed the food and service. It’s been awhile since we’ve eaten here as the past two times the service and food was bad. We recently decided to try again and was pleasantly pleased. We will come back.

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vipLOVETOMUNCH
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been going to Blackhawk Grille for New Year’s Eve for almost 3-4 years. The restaurant is local so no need to drive too far. Our party was seated 15 minutes after our arrival. Price fix menu for the evening and we all ordered the surf and turf. Waitress came back and advised the lobster was sold out and would be substituted with a crab leg. It’s only 7:45 pm. Why didn’t they have extra lobsters for New Year’s eve ? Noticed a group of four seated 20 minutes after we were seated and they were served the surf and turf with lobster. We questioned our waitress about it and she said she only did what she was told.
Our waitress was not in a happy disposition during our meal.
Disappointing experience. Maybe try another restaurant next New Year.

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vipBarbie
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great New years eve dinner this year. We have been here off and on for New years Eve and it's been good and ok. It was great this year. Great selection, quality and quantity!

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Permanently Closed - Blackhawk Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1879 OpenTable diners.