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About Hayes Street Grill

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.

320 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Franklin Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 863-5545

Website:
http://www.hayesstreetgrill.com/

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.

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

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.

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

Hayes Street Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Hayes Street Grill is our favorite restaurant near the Opera and Symphony. it's always great food, quick and friendly service and convenient!! our favorite seafood restaurant in SF!!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

You can always count on premium fish options at Hayes St Grill and super experienced wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Aside from the noise level the experience was primarily positive. Our waiter was fun but very rushed. He's been there for 31 years so really knows what he's doing. I sent my first glass of wine back (too sweet) - no problem. Both my friend's dish and mine were superb. Don't bother with the side dish of greens. - boring. Oh and everybody in the restaurant was OLD!! But I'm old so it didn't bother me TOO much.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Hayes Street Grill is pretty much our favorite restaurant in the city. That's partly because the first time we didn't have a reservation, they looked dead full, and we had to get to a concert but the elegant host found us a little table for two by the kitchen. There isn't much point to eating here one doesn't like seafood, but the fish is always excellent, whether the main dishes or the selection of grilled fish. Waiters are friendly but very professional. Always bustling. Great mix of ages, and the average dress code is well above average though pretty casual doesn't look out of place. There is a lot to be said for a good traditional restaurant and this is a great example.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Our lunch before the symphony was superb, as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Convenient pre-theater dining experience; ambiance somewhat stodgy but nicely prepared dishes. A bit pricey.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a favorite!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Classic, long time seafood restaurant. A bit disappointed in the food, but the service was excellent. Just didn't have the kind of charm I'd thought it would as such a venerable institution on Hayes Street.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I gave a score of 4 instead of 5 stars for service because the host who seated us was unfriendly, unwelcoming. Is it to much to ask of a person to smile and say welcome?
Our waiter, on the other hand, was FABULOUS!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Restaurant very good as always. I tried the San Diego Opah and discovered that it is not for me.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The Hayes Street Grill is a perennial favorite. The salads are excellent, the grilled fish is always perfectly cooked, and the creme brûlée is the best anywhere. The lighting is very pleasant and it's a great place for a conversation with dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

super disappointed with the restaurant. i hadn't been here in a couple years but i felt that the food quality and service was definitely not as good as i remember. food came out super fast and everyone's fish was dry and tasteless.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the half dozen best seafood (!) restaurants in SF isn't at the Wharf - it's in Hayes Valley, convenient for dining before performances at the Opera House and Jazz Center. Beautifully prepared fresh fish. There are always special menu items taking advantage of what's best in season. Great soups and great desserts. Servers are pros - attentive and friendly. Parking is impossible, unfortunately, unless there's room at the Fine Arts Garage around the block on Grove. Can't be beat before the Opera or the Symphony, and a great place to take out-of-town guests.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a good stop for pre-Symphony dining. But the tables are getting closer and closer together and I could have joined in with the loud conversation next to us - if it was of interest to me, lol. (I realize some tables are better than others because I have been going there for years). The other thing was that the Margarita was not very good, surprising because the drinks are usually good. But my friend's martini was great.
Next time we will ask for a better table. We like the pre-Symphony dining to be a part of our night out.
The food was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent service and very tasty food 。 Dessert is delicious. Enjoy the convenience before going to the symphony, opera or ballet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We traveled from New Mexico specifically to attend the symphony and Hayes Street Grill was ideally located for our purposes. Food was excellent and service was good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Well-tuned kitchen keeps the food coming. Thoughtful wait staff ensures that those going to theater, opera, symphony, etc. are served promptly but not rushed. Food choices are creative and moderate in size.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

fabulous meal. always consistently extraordinary. the petrale sole is to die for. and the brussel sprouts and the oysters. and the wine list is fabulous and the service so efficient and very friendly. relaxed and casual atmosphere. love it!

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We traveled from New Mexico specifically to attend the symphony and Hayes Street Grill was ideally located for our purposes. Food was excellent and our server, although mostly efficient, was aloof and unfriendly. We were ignored for one seemingly long period, resulting in his receiving a lesser tip than we would ordinarily have given.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to Hayes Street before symphony. It was a short walk from parking garage to restaurant, and then another short walk to Davies. Very convenient.
We arrived early, but we were seated promptly which was great.

Pros: Service was friendly and professional. Food was VERY good. We had plenty of time to enjoy dinner without feeling rushed. Highly recommend skipping the fries and substituting rice and/or the vegetables (no charge to substitute.) The veggies were super.

Cons: Tables are very close to each other: When another party was seated at a table next to us, a man's backside was almost in my husband's lap (table could have been moved about 3 feet but no one bothered to correct that.) Our waiter could not stand next to our table but he had to lean in to take our drink order. I said something and the waiter arranged to have us moved to a window seat. Shortly after, I saw another couple seated at our old table. The waiter had to hand them their plates over the top of their heads. Ridiculous. The host should have been informed and ask everyone in that mis-placed table to stand up and shove the table over.

Therefore, if you are a party of two, and your table is against the wall, make sure the tables of 4 next to you are far enough away before anyone comes to occupy those tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was prompt and competent. Fish was tepid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and attentive waiter! I would definitely go back here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Whenever I'm in Hayes Valley for SFJAZZ, the opera,ballet, symphony, I stop by Hayes STreet Grill. After visiting over the past 10 or so years, food is exceptionally well prepared, Service is always flawless. The waiter and I know each other's names!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hayes Street Grill is very consistent: Always great food, always outstanding service and good bar drinks. It is my favorite go-to Restaurant prior to performances. The basic menu does not vary too much, but is always excellent. Great salads. I particularly enjoy the imaginative salads with light and tasty dressings. The French fries are exceptional! Can highly recommend if you like an upbeat, energetic ambiance!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our dinner and will return again. Makes going to the ballet a real treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Never disappointed at Hayes Street Grill. Haven’t been there for years and still the same impeccable service and stellar food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The fish and shellfish were very fresh and cooked perfectly. The server asked how we would like the fish cooked, not just how the chef wants to cook the fish. That was very important, as I don't like sort of cooked fish. I either want it raw (sushi) or fully cooked. The restaurant even accommodated out request for a different table then what was offered to us. Great job!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Super friendly stff, great food. Restaurant feels a bit dated and food over priced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

First time here for dinner. Excellent...... Fish was fresh and in a wonderful sauce. I loved their brussel sprouts. Crab cakes were outstanding. A lot of crab and limited filler. We are use to deep fried calamari so the grilled presentation were not a favorite.
Good drinks and wine list.
We will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great fish and veggies. Salad was delicious - so was the dessert. No complaints. Very good service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

SFB Gala!

No more to say‼️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always fun. Always good food. My wife, who has been with me for 67 years, and I have been here many times over the last 25 years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a nice evening- not extraordinary. Food was Good, not great. Service was similarly good but not as attentive as I would have liked. The sole was very Good, my companions entrees which were fish with different sauces were just so so. We were there for a relaxed evening with friends on sunday of the mlk weekend, not before an event. We arrived at 7 and would have liked to linger but at 830 - published closing- the wait team disappeared.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Thi8s place has been around a long time so people tend to forget about it, but the food is excellent! Highly recommend it. The staff cold not be nicer as well and Hayes Street has lots of interesting stores and bar. If you go a little later, the crowd that is there for performances clear out and much less crowded.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've lived in Hayes Valley since 1980 long before it became known as "HOT" Hayes Valley. I work to SFOpera as a chorus member since 1975 . I've watched the area change and miss many aspects of the gritty, diverse neighborhood. That said, dining at HAYES STREET GRILL was a pleasure. Old-school pleasure. thank you. sincerely , claudia PS I've married twice both times to chef/ restaurant owners . I HATE the term "foodie". HATE it. Presumptuous and off-putting

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I went to this restaurant last Saturday night before a performance at SF Jazz. Although I had read many good reviews, our personal experience was not what I had anticipated.

Pros:
- Very nice ambience (warm lighting, not too noisy, not too crowded)
- All tables have white linens (which is almost a thing of the past for many modern restaurants.)
- The food was very good (salad was fresh, grilled calamari was almost perfect, wine was good, the fish was cooked as expected.)

Cons:
- We did not feel welcome the moment we walked in. (We both are non-caucasian). We got a few unpleasant stares from the patrons on the way to our table.
- The waiter's attitude was somewhat cold and unwelcoming (although not rude).
- All tables around us received very warm welcome and frequent visits from the waiters to see if they were doing ok. None ever stopped by our table.

Overall, the experience was very awkward and unpleasant. We have come to almost every single restaurant around this area whenever we attend a performance at SF Jazz and always have very good experience. This is the first time for us and it somewhat spoiled what could have been an enjoyable Saturday night. I personally cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone. (Of course I can only speak for myself as others seemed to have enjoyed this restaurant.)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A great place to go before the theatre or symphony, never disappoints

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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