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Hayes Street Grill

4.4
2131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Cross street: Franklin Street
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Specials

Free glass of wine/beer with your entree! See details for availability

Join us for dinner, choose from one of our signature entrees, and receive a glass of wine or a beer on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 13, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue-Thu 7:15PM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 7:15PM-10:00PM

What 2131 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.2
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4.0
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CarolynM (New Mexico)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

The combination of tastes were exquisite! Everything from start to finish was delicious. The staff was friendly and enthusiastic about the menu. It was easy to book a table last minute, even on a Saturday evening. Salad through desert; tasty! Authentic; high quality.

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vipDEbra (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Pre threaten gem with wonderful service, perfectly and lovingly prepared food.

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konajava (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Three of us had dinner here prior to a concert. The server was very conscious of getting us out on time. The food and wine was good and priced reasonably compared with similar restaurants. It's very convenient to the opera, ballet and symphony.

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EricaP (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We love going to HSBG before SFSymphony concerts because the food is great with many healthy choices, quality control, is excellent, they make us feel welcome, and they get us out on time for the concert. A class act time after time.

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viprubberblues (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

Worst experience in years. I should have known better based on Open Table and Yelp reviews. They are kind giving threes. This at best is a 2. The best was the shrimp appetizer but the vegetable was over cooked as well as the scallops and black cod. The waiter said the servings were big. Maybe he Thought I was from Ethiopia

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food, service, attentiveness, location... all perfect.

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PamelaM (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Birthday dinner for a fiend before an evening at SF Jazz. We both had fish, very tasty. Excellent service. Was mid week so not crowded. Would dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The food quality is good. The presentation is no-frills (think Tuna steak and basket of fries, no garnish.) At the end of the day, the food you're getting doesn't justify the price tag. Also, the atmosphere is nice but there's nothing special about it; paper covers over linen tablecloth type place.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Hayes Street Grill is a beloved institution. The service is great and I appreciate that they were able to accommodate our large group for lunch. All of my non-vegan dining companions were very happy with their food. The off-menu veggie plate that the restaurant made for me was fine, but I would have appreciated a more interesting vegan option. In progressive SF, my hope would be that even fish- and meat-centric restaurants would have some inspired vegan and vegetarian options on their menus.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

I thought the maitre d and the server were standoffish and cold -- not very welcoming. There was no warmth to them. Other than that, it is a nice restaurant and the food is good.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Franklin Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 863-5545
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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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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine