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HILLTOP 1892

4.0
1007 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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A Novato landmark since 1892, the restarurant was completely renovated by owner Erick Hendricks in 2010. Hilltop 1892 carries on decades of tradition by offering quintessential American cuisine and craft cocktails accompanied by panoramic views, friendly service and weekly specials that are sure to enhance the guest’s dining experience. Conveniently located off Highway 101 on top of Hayden Hill, at 850 Lamont Avenue near downtown Novato, Hilltop 1892 is the perfect locale for daily lunch or dinner – innovative menu, deep cocktails, and a 10 mile view.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm



Dinner

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm



Brunch

Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 893-1892
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Cross street: Redwood Boulevard
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What 1007 People Are Saying
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4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hungrygal 
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Beautiful view, wonderful & friendly service, excellent cocktails (loved the Corpse Reviver #2 and the classic Margarita), good selection of rye whiskey & solidly good wine list. Wednesday nights are 50% off selected bottles of wine (a good selection) and we enjoyed that. The truffle fries were excellent - I won't usually order truffle fries because most truffle oil is fake and you can get a nasty aftertaste. My friends said they didn't care and I was shocked at how good they were. I also got an order of plain fries - wonderful. My friends burger was delicious, my other friend had the pot roast - also delicious. My husband and I both ordered the Creekstone NY steak with mushroom risotto. They steaks were properly cooked medium rare as we had ordered, but they were a bit tough and didn't have a lot of flavor. It didn't bother my husband as much as me, BUT, I write on agricultural and ranching and I have the advantage of buying beautiful grass-fed West Marin/West Sonoma county beef including Wagyu that sets the bar extremely high. The risotto was the only thing I would say was bad. It was a big glop of mush. But that's okay because I just ordered more fries! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and our server brought out a very nice little bag of sweet treats for both of the birthday guests. I'm looking forward to trying their brunch. If you want a really quiet place to gather, it is very lively. Our server was wonderful helping us select a table not near other large tables and the four of us don't mind lively.

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vipAggieFoodie (Houston)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

I have eaten at Hilltop many times and they have never disappointed me. Their short rib pot roast is excellent and they do a great job on fish as well. This time I had the special steak and risotto and it was excellent. My colleagues ordered the lamb and fish and were all pleased. Wednesday is half price bottle of wine night so we go there often on that day. We always ask for Natalie and she is a really outstanding server. I have known her for years and she does an excellent job. I am sure we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We loved the view and the food was excellent! Our service was perfect and very attentive. We will enjoy coming back again soon.

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SMofSF (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

The ambience was cozy and quiet for dinner with friends on a stormy night. Baja prawn salad as group starter and baked salmon entree were excellent. Mixed drinks ver well done. We recommend for celebrations!

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deebee (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious thoughtfully prepared food. Traditional with a little bit extra.

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vipGabe (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This place was ill prepared for the New Year’s Eve. 1 hour and 40 minute for mediocre meatloaf and chicken plates. They tried to satisfy us for the wait by offering complementary dessert. Needs New management and waitstaff.

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ValerieB (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Over $230 for :

3 drinks (a tiny cocktail and two smalls glasses of wine)
Mac and cheese appetizer (Good!)
Hard bread
Duck dish (mostly fat, hard carrots)
Steak and small lobster (hard green beans and hard au graton potatoes)
Good chocolate dessert

I get that it’s New Years but don’t really need to go back for that price... they also seat you on top of one another so hope you have a party of 4 or more.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We had reservations a few weeks in advance to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant about 5 minutes early, and we were quickly seated in the back dining area near the bar. We sat and waited almost half an hour just to get a glass of water without any acknowledgement from any staff. The special menu that was given to us was not posted for New Year’s eve online, and the regular menu item my husband wanted was not on the menu - another disappointment. Also, the prices were higher than advertised online, which would’ve been OK if there was actually music and a band that we could see, hear, and enjoy. I ordered the filet mignon, and it was superb. The waitress was very sweet, but the overall service was disappointing for the high price. It’s was very loud as well. We were disappointed with the dining experience and probably will not ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Year's Eve dinner and they sat us at a table that was so close to the next that it was hard not to bump it while getting to the bench seat. We ordered a salad and main entree. We got the salad and then the entree arrived. We sent it back. The waiter never came back to ask us if we needed anything, I had to flag them down. The noise was so loud I couldn't hear the person across from me. Not a good experience considering the price!

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DiningDisaster (Las Vegas)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food and service were excellent, but tables were crowded into the bar area rather than the main dining room despite our reservation. Very disappointing New Year’s Eve experience! Had we been told we’d be seated in the bar rather than the main dining room we would have choosen another restaurant for dining.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm



Dinner

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:30pm - 9:00pm



Brunch

Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Cross street
Redwood Boulevard
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 893-1892
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Executive chef
Todd Davies
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
For Events information and availability at the Hilltop, please call our special events team at 415-893-1892 or fill out the online inquiry here: http://www.hilltop1892.com/private-events/