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Hayes Street Grill

2137 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (103)
  • Neighborhood Gem (70)
  • Local Ingredients (47)
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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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 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

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


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 2137 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined 4 days ago

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.

vipOpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 15, 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.

Dined on January 15, 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.

Dined on January 14, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 14, 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

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 14, 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.

- 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.)

- 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.)

Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Dined on January 13, 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.

Dined on January 13, 2018

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.