Daily Grill - San Francisco

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2324 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 Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 14, 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
120 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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
16 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 7, 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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w
San Francisco
151 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our terrible service colored our thought. It took over 44 minutes to get bread after asking 3 times and another 15 minutes for lunch and it was only after soliciting the managers intervention that we were served. He was very helpful but it shouldn’t have been necessary.

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waitress was great....just very busy. Could have had another waitress in the section. Food came to the table with a nice flow...waiting too long for a slice of cake and ice cream???

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Use to be favorite place while in town for several days, staying across street at westin st. Francis.
Last years, price has gone up while service has been obsolete.
Wait staff seems to be poorly trained and customer service
Stops after the hostess greets you.

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

One of my favorite restaurants to visit when in the San Francisco Union Square area. I have always had great food and great service.

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C
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Daily Grill is a wonderful place for dinner, especially pre-theater. We went on Thursday evening before our 8:00 ACT show. Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and made sure we were out of the restaurant in time to make the show. The food was delicious, and the ambience is great for people-watching.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. We were late and they made sure they had our table. Drinks were poured as expected!

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

A reasonably priced, comfortable pre-theater place. Not a lot of competition for that niche right now. My husband orders the chicken pot pie every time.

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GP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had fantastic service from Nicole. I would go back just to see her.

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P
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Been to the daily grille for the past 10 years and eat at the Irvine one quite a bit. This was the worst service ever from the moment we were seated we were ignored. The server was simply trying to manage too many tables. We were never welcomed and the menus and dish of the day mentioned. Tried to order a desert and again we were forgotten about for 20 minutes.
Not a good evening. The reviews did warn us but we are regulars. Not any more. !!!

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ZH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just not as good as any other dinner we had while there and a bit of a let down

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NF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Came here for after-show dinner. Reservations were for 5 but got there 1 hr earlier & were promptly seated!! I was staaaaarving so ordered the large house special pot pie. Caution: this is HUMONGOUS!!! Wife had the pasta pomodoro & I wound up liking that better: tho the potpie was delish- it was quite heavy. The pasta had great balance of flavors & FRESH basil leaves on the bottom. Service was excellent!! Would definitely return for the pasta pomodoro!!!

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always eat here before an ACT Play. They never disappoint!

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely afternoon lunch...great place to meet with friends...

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S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great. I had the strip steak. It was delicious. My friend has salmon which was also excellent. Good place to go before the theater.

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

For the price, the food was not of high quality nor tasteful. Service was acceptable and efficient, but it did not compensate for the mediocre quality of the entrees.

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h
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friendly but not very knowledgeable server and very few vegetarian options.

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TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was even better. A staple in my San Francisco restaurants. Love this place. Great before going to the current theater.

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F
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic comfort food with very generous portions. Very friendly and efficient wait staff. Lots of fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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EG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice and attentive to show times in the theater district.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a nice experience. We are locals and enjoy it several times a year.

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T
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue for dinner before a show. Fast and friendly service

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TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daily Grill is one of my "go to" restaurants. It never ever disappoints.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a very pleasant experience for a tourist to diner here on Christmas. As expected big plates.

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PH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

I like the Daily Grill and have eaten there many times. However, the meal we had on Christmas Day was terrible. Three of us had the Pork Chop and it was so fatty that it was inedible. It was very disappointing. I wrote a message to the Daily Grill on their website, but never heard back from them.

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JS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Scallop salad. Hit the spot and just what I was looking for at that moment.

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very average restaurant for San Francisco. Good location and convenient for a pre theater bite, but not worth the money.

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JF
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We arrived at 11:30 and got our meals about an hour later. True, although we had a reservation, our table wasn't ready when we arrived. We had a 1pm show and worried we wouldn't make it. We did, but it was tense. The kids' meals were fine, and I was glad there was a kid's menu. My kale, romaine, and chicken caesar was pretty sad, but OK. Our server was nice, and I don't blame him for the late arrival of our lunches.

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went there before a Sunday matinee. Our reservation gave us 1 1/2 hrs before show time avoid the inevitable rush. We were promptly seated and orders taken. Then the rest of the place filled up with theater-goers. It took 45 minutes for my Reuben sandwich which was totally inedible. By that time, there was no time to send it back and order something else. Obviously, the chef was overwhelmed and certainly does not know how to cut corned beef properly. The waiter did the best he could, but again - one man for the entire dining room.
Never again.

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We've gone many times as a family and had always had a good experience, until this visit. Service was poor, and while the proteins in our entrees were good, the sides were not. Most disappointing was that they added an 18% gratuity for groups of 5 or more.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and service outstanding. We have been let down on past visits with service and the meal experience but I am so glad we gave it another try. Very noisy could have been the lunch crowd during the Christmas holiday. We will return on our next visit.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the Grilling

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