Daily Grill - San Francisco

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2356 reviews
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Contemporary American
Conveniently located one block from Union Square near the Westin St. Francis, Daily Grill is a moderately priced steakhouse that features classic American dishes made from scratch. The extensive menu features timeless favorites and unique preparations to suit all tastes while providing unrivaled hospitality and stellar service. In a comfortable, yet upscale environment, Daily Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bar is a favorite stop for Happy Hour 7 days a week, from 3pm-6pm, where craft beer and hand-crafted cocktails are paired with eclectic appetizers. Modeled after the great San Francisco Grills of the 30’s and 40's, it is an ideal spot to dine or drink while shopping, enjoying a night out or a great meal before a show.
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OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service
Would go again and would recommend to others

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PG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was nice, food was good. A little pricey.

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GA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place reminds me of a New York City restaurant. One dish that is surprisingly good is their cole slaw. Drinks from the bar are great. There is just about everything that a person might want on the menu.

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a
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Daily Grill is a San Francisco classic. I love going there. There is something for everyone on the menu and the food is always good.

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BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations are suggested in my opinion, especially before or after a play at the nearby Curran or Geary theaters. We got there right after a play but were about 1/2 hour before their dinner service began so we sat in the lounge area before dinner and had happy hour drinks and appetizer. They have the best popcorn shrimp with a delicately-crispy coating. The dinner special that day was a double pork chop with 2 sides included for about half of the regular price, a real bargain. It was perfectly cooked, so thick that I brought half of it home. My sides were mashed potatoes and kale Caesar salad. The salad had a slight surcharge but was was worth it; both were delicious. My daugher had the Angel Hair pasta and it was also delicious. We asked for bread and it was so good, almost like a sourdough texture. I have had their desserts before and they are also delicious but we were so full that we (reluctantly) skipped it this time. Service was great and the chef(s?) are amazing! If you are in that area often it's worth it to sign up for the Daily Grill club, as the perks make it an even better experience.

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SF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time Indra had waited on us. He was delightful -- so kind and attentive.

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PA
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dine there on every trip to San Francisco, convenient location, great food and nice wine list. I adore their steak salad... one of the best!

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SP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The hostess ignored us, having just arrived - and the manager was equally rude. When she could have indicated that they would be with us in a moment, we were instead told that the manager just got there...period. No apologies and WE were late for our reservation by 10 minutes AND others were seated. Once past the lousy greeting, our server was awesome and the food good and plentiful.

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Elliott, was wonderful! The service was great, we were seated on time, our meals arrived in a fair amount of time.

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CO
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the daily grill is a very nice place to go just to meet someone and make plans for later. I guess informal is the word, you don't have to stay long and the food is done the way you like it. it seems to be a very nice secret but people will find it very easily and go back.

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LT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our service never refilled our water nor did he check in on us after he delivered our entrees.

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C
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to the Daily Grill before going to the theater at ACT. The service is always excellent, and the food is just right. A very enjoyable event.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for an early dinner before seeing at show at ACT or the Curran Theater!

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RJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What we ordered was good. We had a reservation but when we arrived a walk in couple was seated in a booth and we were placed at a table in the back. Seemed odd.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Daily Grill 3 times in the last two months. Each time I was very pleased with the food, service, and overall vibe.

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Good food. Near theaters. Ambiance used to be nicer. This time, felt a bit like an Olive Garden w/ good food.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service.. food is good diner quality

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B
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to the Daily Grill many times and find the food and service impeccable. It's perfect for matinees at ACT. Standouts are soups, meat loaf, and chicken pot pies.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was cold; waiter was annoyed at any question.
This has been a fav in SF for many years so sad to take it off our list.

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c
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Tha ahi tuna was inedible and I sent it back
The shrimp were marginally edible

Great location and nice looking inside and quiet but food needs to be upgraded or moved to hamburgers and breakfast food and comfort food

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NN
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Has a very San Francisco feel and is super convenient to ACT, Curran Theatre and Union Square. The food is comfortable and satisfying. They always say yes to substitutions or special requests and the wait staff is friendly and eager to please.

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P
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch and our food tasted horrible. My husbands sandwich had processed turkey. My salad was drenched in horrible tasting dressing.

We have in the past had good dinners there.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Elliott good waiter.

Ordinary food, and expensive.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Perfect location for lunch or dinner before a show at the Geary or Curran Theatre.

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a
San Joaquin
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Salads were dropped and just a few bites into the salads the entrées were dropped. My chicken pot pie was hot but my wife’s meatloaf and veggies were not. She did eat her entrée before finishing her salad as she wanted to eat it before it got colder. Both meals were very tasty but one meal was just not hot. And no, the server never came to check on us before most of the meals were eaten so sending it back was not an option. This was a pre-theatre meal so no time to send things back.

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w
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good but the service was mediocre.

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p
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect if near the theatre and Union Square for lunch or dinner!

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LT
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed in my experience. I ordered the fish and chips and was expecting the fish to come out crispy - instead the batter was mushy! The waitress was okay - but she never asked be how the food turned out! With all the choices in the area I'd recommend trying something different.

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SB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We stopped in for cocktails and appetizers. Our food was fabulous and drinks yummy. But once we got our food, we never ever saw the wait staff again. Finally my hubby had to go up to the bar and request our table be cleaned and we receive our bill. The manager finally came to bus our table and give us the bill. Kind of soured our experience.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food & device was marginal at best! Don’t expect to go back again.

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C
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable casual restaurant with great service, reasonable prices, excellent cocktails, interesting menu choices and quiet surroundings. Get the wedge salad, it’s the best.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and got the soup and sandwich lunch special. It was great!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding all around. Our waiter was exceptional. The food presented well but taste ranged from average to inedible. Over-fried, over-grilled, over salted, over battered, over dressed...except for the fruit crisp, which—though under-baked—was still quite good. The restaurant is attractive but windows were dirty, walls stained and ledges dusty. Prices are not out of line for San Francisco, but seem high given the quality of the food.

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SQ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Herb Chicken Caprese selection was tasteless. I enjoy low salt, so am sensitive to that; even so, chicken was tasteless. Have had better food on previous occasions.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is overpriced, and mediocre. Wine list is disappointing. The wood-paneled dining room is inviting, with little noise, so diners can actually converse during a meal - the best part of dining at the Daily Grill. But with so many other pre-theater dinner options, I would not go back.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Pot pie was tasty but lacking an adequate amount of chicken and filling for the size of the pie. Flacky crust was good but not much underneath.

Cheeseburger ordered medium rare but came out over cooked except for the very center. Would not order it again. My expectation for a $20+. Is much higher than this was one delivered
I would give the restaurant another shot as the service was excellent and it’s very convenient to the theaters

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TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Daily Grill food was very good. I felt the service could have been better. Waiter had to come back a couple of times on the Wine and brought the wrong one. Otherwise he did great.

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BF
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had another fine meal at Daily Grill, whose menu has evolved over the years. While I miss some of our long-time favorites, there are some new offerings (Chicken Marsala, Pepper Steak) that are quite good. Our server, Elliott, was wonderful. If you are going pre-theater, you'll be assured of getting out on time!

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F
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and shared their Cobb salad. Of al the daily grills we been to, without a doubt this Daily Grill has the best Cobb Salad

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was edible, but was expensive. Hot entrees were room temperature (we sent back ice cold mashed potatoes). The server brought the wrong entree to one of us. The ambiance was good and it wasn't noisy. Location is close to the Geary Theater. Shocked by good Yelp reviews.

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