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7:00 PM
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Hayes Street Grill

4.4
2227 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Hayes Street Grill is a neo-traditional fish house in San Francisco's Civic Center district, across the street from the Performing Arts Center, opposite Davies Symphony Hall and a block from both the Opera House and City Hall. We use an international mix of recipes, unified with a theme of fish and seafood. Above every other consideration, we want the freshness and pristine quality of the fish, produce, and naturally-raised meats to speak for themselves.

The Hayes Street Grill's walls are covered with autographed photos of the artists who consider the restaurant their club. Though we've remodeled since our opening 33 years ago, the original brass coat hooks along the walls remain, as does our founding philosophy of cooking only the food we would serve at home to our families, albeit dressed up a little, with a religious dedication to wholesomeness.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 863-5545
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Patricia Unterman
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Private party facilities
We are happy to arrange for special events or private parties in any of our three rooms at the Hayes Street Grill. The largest dining area can host parties up to 75 seated and 90 standing; the bar room can host 35 seated and 50 standing; lastly, our private alcove can host 25 seated and 30 standing.
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Private party contact
Carlo Togni: (415) 863-5545
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Cross street
Franklin Street
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Parking details
The valet parking app Vatler provides service Thursday through Saturday for dinner for $20.

Download the app bit.ly/vatlerApp and get $10 off with promo code HSG.
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Public transit
Bart Civic Center stop

MUNI Van Ness and Hayes

21 Hayes bus in front of restaurant

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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come Celebrate Mother's day with us enjoying the bounties of spring such as:
Grilled Asparagus, Arugula and Shaved Reggiano
Astoria(OR) Petrale Sole with King Trumpet Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes, Thyme. Yerena Strawberry Ice and Frozen Straus Yougurt with Pistachio Cookie

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2227 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The whole meal was just OK. French fries that come with most fish options were served cold. Creme brûlée has a tough, thick crust on top — not well done.

For the prices, I would expected much more.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Incredibly overpriced food. My halibut with no veggies and standard French fries was $33 dollars...let that sink in $33!!! I should’ve taken a pic of the plate of mediocrity but wanted to rush out of their and forget about the absolutely underwhelming experience. Save your money and grab a bite to eat at some of the other neighboring restaurants and cafes. I can’t believe they draw a crowd.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We got an email from Hayes St saying shad roe was in for a limited time, so when I reserved on open table, my comment was " We're coming for the shad". They were sold out at 6:45 when our reservation was but they SAVED 2 orders for us. That is customer service! I want them to know how much we appreciated it.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Usually flawless but my wife’s Petrale was “mealy” and not up to par

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always love to come here with my husband or other friends for pre-theater dinner and kindly, efficient service. Comfy seats, clean bathrooms, a good bar. The freshest seafood, interesting seasonal specials, especially the crab cakes, and the best sauces along with great drinks and tasty desserts and good bread.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food here is always delicious and fresh, which is very important for fish. It’s always reliable and we enjoy going before the opera, symphony or ballet.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

HSG is a San Francisco classic. The cuisine, especially fish, is reliably fresh and well prepared. The service is simply as professional as can be - the wait staff are, for the most part, veterans of over 30 years . There is no way to fault this gem, which is very convenient to Davies Symphony Hall and the Opera and Ballet. And, you can actually have a conversation without yelling.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Hayes Street Grill had been our standby for many years of evenings at Davies or the Opera House. The ambiance is comfortable, quiet; the service is prompt and well-informed; the seafood choices are always first-rate. But this time both my wife and I were disappointed in the quality of the tastes, which were satisfactory but not memorable. Has the kitchen relaxed into a comfortable routine? I missed the extra bit of flavor that I remember from Hayes Street. Otherwise, salad and dessert were excellent, as was the wine choice. It will still be our place to go, but with less enthusiasm than before.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

A great eve with great food with great company!
Visually good and tasted even better.
(a little heavy on the amount of salad dressing- but delicious).

Wonderful bar tender!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The Hayes Street Grill is the perfect before theatre restaurant. The professional wait staff always are able to blend perfectly a relaxing meal with the timely food delivery to get you to the show on time. And the chef perfectly cooks the meal to perfection. I love to share a meal here!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My salmon was perfect. My friend was disappointed with her halibut. But despite that - we love Hayes Street Grille - we just wish it wasn't so popular with the pre-theater crowd because it is truly hard to get in for dinner most nights of the week

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always reliable , always delicious, a true San Francisco institution!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were 1/2 hour late, but they accommodated us without a problem.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food! They serve the arts crowds very well. Go when there is not a big arts crowd.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We got there at and had an 8pm concert. The restaurant was packed but our waiter made every effort to get us fed in time.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Quiet oasis in a very busy area with SF ballet and symphony on a Friday night. Terrific server, very conscientious about getting us out in time for our evening event. Excellent satisfying meal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always love dining at Hayes St Grill. Quality of the food and service keep us coming back.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Hayes Street Grill is a wonderful San Francisco classic.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

From the maitre d's greeting to the dessert, we had a great experience for dinner before the ballet!
Cod, oysters, etc: all excellent! Pan friend oysters were perfect, not over done.
Our waiter was especially swift and efficient. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I just love the food, the ambience, and the kindness/helpfulness/respectfulness of the staff. This is a restaurant with no attitude, and I appreciate that SO MUCH. I also love the fish dishes, not just because they are tasty, well-prepared, and expand my culinary horizons, but also because my doctors tell me to eat more fish but I'm such a lousy fish-cooker that I rarely eat fish at home. So I love eating fish at Hayes Street Grill. I also patronize the opera, symphony, and classical events at the Herbst Theatre, and Hayes Street Grill is so handy for pre- or post-performance AND the staff are very hip to ensuring that patrons have a good dining experience and get to their performances on time. What can I say? I'm in love with restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good dependable food before a concert. I had halibut and my my had sole. Both excellent. Well prepared. Great service.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Hayes Street Grill is an old standby that never disappoints. Interesting and delicious salads, perfectly grilled fish with a choice of sauce/salsa, good wine, and excellent service. And it's a great place to actually have a conversation with your meal.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We have enjoyed dining at the Hayes Street Grill for many years. It is ideally located for the performing arts area both for before and after performance dining. The fish is great, the service is attentive and the drinks are honest. We go back over and over again.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful wait staff and overall excellent experience. Tried and true!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Absolutely the best spot for before or after the Symphony. Super fresh fish dishes with amazing choice of sauces. Fantastic salads and appetizers as well.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best grilled fish in town, great service and I love the location.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent as usual. The service is always excellent without being too fussy.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

They have the pre-symphony drill down pat. Efficient and friendly service and consistently great seafood. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, which is why we keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Consistently very good. Excellent swordfish. Cooked to perfection. I love french fries, and these are perfect. Fast, friendly and efficient service. Nice relaxing dinner,and out in time for the ballet.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fabulous fish and fries. Warm goat cheese salad was super. Save room for dessert.

Just a perfect place- before Ballet, Symphony, or Opera they time it so you are out in a timely manner- for a relaxing dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Tried something new.... turned out great. It was a special. Cod over mussels in a fantastic broth. Really terrific
Hayes is always one of the best restaurants and everything is fresh well prepared and delicious. Never had a bad meal staff is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great for pre or post performance, but also anytime. And notable for the same ownership since opening in the late 70’s. One of the original woman owned foody restaurants that still thrive and survive. In San Francisco. Consistently clean, sustainable food. No flash, just the real thing.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We loved our meal at Hayes Street Grill! We hadn't been there in years, but the food was as terrific as we remembered it to be.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Been going to this restaurant for many years. It is as good, if not better than ever. You can always count on delicious food and wine.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. The arugula and asparagus salad, the sea bass, and the flat iron steak were cooked as requested and were delicious. The service was a little slow but as expected on a busy Saturday night. Our table for two was arranged so I could touch elbows with a person eating at the next table.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really wonderful experience celebrating their 39th Anniversary and St. Patrick's Day in one night!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Outstanding quality fish and produce prepared expertly. The server was attentive but oddly unfamiliar with Fish - he didn’t get that Su called Chilean sea bass is a dangerous high mercury fish and unrelated to the sea bass on the menu that was local pacific. Otherwise the experience was healthy and delightful - reminiscent of the ever superb anchor oyster bar but better produce. I’d say the cleanest luxury eating in civic center though little gem a better value and bit warmer and hipper

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Same as its always been - for 39 years. Always reliable high quality sustainable seafood. Excellent, attentive service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a welcome environment, professional, delicious and time honored, neighborhood icon, a classic gem.

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