Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar

4.3
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Hyde Street Seafood House specializes in 'En Papillote' cooking, a traditional French technique of baking in parchment paper. Julienned vegetables, fresh herbs, white wine, and a selection of fresh seafood are wrapped in parchment paper and baked to perfection, sealing in the food's natural flavors and juices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, French, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 931-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Hoang
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Private party facilities
The restaurant accepts large parties. Parties of 15 or more are secured with a credit card; $10 per person is charged for a no-show.
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Private party contact
Reservationist: (415) 931-3474
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson
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Public transit
On the Cable Car line, Hyde & Powell
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Special events & promotions
Hyde Street Seafood House is offering a special Valentine's day Prix-Fixe Menu which can be viewed at http://www.hydestseafoodhouse.com/HolidayMenus.html.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Takeout, Wine
What 635 People Are Saying
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n
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Out of the bustle neighborhood find with reasonable prices and good food

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner before a concert at The Masonic. Seafood was fresh and well prepared. Service was friendly, maybe a bit slow. Overall, I’d recommend it.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy pleasant environment, nice and friendly waiters and restaurant manager. Food was prepared in a good timing and was very tasty!

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t
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant experience! Husband and I were in town for business and had the last night to ourselves. We chose this restaurant based on its reviews,proximity to our hotel, and a desire for unpretentious seafood. It was an absolute delight. The food was excellent, as was the service. My husband particularly enjoyed the historic nautical maps and ship models. We would definitely go back if in the area again.

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Z
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Let’s start with the fact my husband got sick. Then with my conclusion that with the exception of the very good oysters, everything presented was probably frozen from Costco. Caesar salad came with no dressing at all, when asked the dressing was vinegrette. The fish was served with cheap accompaniments like a spring roll exploded. The lobster raviolis were clearly filled with lobster byproducts, ie the red small leg meat in a puréed mess.
The wine list was pathetic.
I am very disappointed at the stars this place got on Open Table. It should not even be listed.
The restaurant has not been cleaned And the decor was from 40 years ago. The bathroom had a disgusting residential bath mat that was filthy. Horrible.

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N
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This has been one of my favorite go-to spots when I visit San Francisco. It is a local place, away from the tourists but easy to get to. The friendly owner and staff recognize me each time. The seafood and julienned vegetables, cooked in parchment paper is really outstanding. You can't go wrong coming here.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here before and it lived up to my expectations once more. A must place for sea-food lovers.

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V
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great neighborhood space with wonderful seafood. This was a surprise - you don't think of Russian Hill for seafood, but that is what this place has and it is soooo good! Try the papillotte fish choices - they are healthy and really really good. Lots of raw bar choices as well as hot appetizers and salads as well. They have a number of specials and happy hour wine and appetizers. Very cozy place right on a cable car line. Much better than going down the hill to Fisherman's Wharf with its crowds and high prices. This is a good place to meet up with friends, but not if you're in a hurry. Definitely be back to this place - a real find!

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up at 4:55PM on a Sunday, the place looked closed. We walked around the block and a few minutes later the place opened up. We had happy hour oysters from 5-7PM. We were all impressed with the excellent food and great atmosphere. Definitely a gem in the city.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food and service. My friend from Maine loved it.

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SF
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I just love this place! It's my local go to restaurant. Prices are right, seafood fresh, lobster bisque the best.
And the service staff remembers you. I'll be back again and again.

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T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, we were one of three tables in the restaurant. Very quiet, personal dining experience

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SJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat their Happy Hour pricing for raw oysters ... just $15.00 for a dozen. Family owned & operated, they consistently provide great food & service. This is a “must-do whenever I’m in San Francisco.

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MR
Birmingham
51 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the restaurant is located in an older residential/shop neighborhood, don't let that put you off - food is delicious. My wife had pan-seared halibut that was perfectly seasoned and I the corvina sea bass en papillotte that was also prepared very well. A neighborhood gem.

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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We liked the romantic ambiance. The attentive service was great! The lobster bisque was flavorful, the seafood stuffed shrimp was very rich and hearty. The rainbow trout was very good, fresh & light. We will go back to try other dishes. Fun to watch the cable cars full of visitors pass by as we dined.

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SW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! Parking is a bit of an issue, but once we finally found the garage ( 3 blocks away) it was all worth it. Calm quiet atmosphere, service was great! We had a garlic shrimp and clam appetizer, lobster bisque and clam chowder, salad, seafood pasta and the garlic Dungeness crab dish. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. I will definitely return when I’m in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Service a little slow but not terribly so.

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m
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We get into San Francisco about once a year and we've been including one evening at the Hyde Street Grill for several years. The seafood is always well prepared at Hyde Street Grill. Additionally, the ambiance is on the romantic side (as long as the loud local non-stop talker isn't present). My spouse's scallops were perfect and my baked salmon was delicious. We'll be back next year.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great seafood!

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C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and price was excellent for the quality of the service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

En papillote was undercooked (same for table next to us). Well seasoned and otherwise good, but if that's your signature dish, you need to get that right every time.

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DB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice neighborhood restaurant! Very good seafood.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow but friendly, but food was good.

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SF
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This little neighborhood gem needs your patience and ability to eat there when it's not a Fri or Sat prime time. The owner needs to staff this with one more person on Thurs-Sat, so decide to dine early to avoid wait during the meal. If you're not in a big hurry, the mgr is adorable, the halibut incredibly moist and healthy, and the salads really hearty and cold. We loved the French onion soup. For the value, which is great, don't expect this to be high touch. Otherwise you'd need to pay another 30% on the check.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service.

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Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, good service

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D
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful fine in Russian Hill neighborhood. Food and service was excellent. A must try!!!

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant with great food and friendly service.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed visiting this restaurant. We went early evening, so it wasn't very busy yet so it was a quiet atmosphere. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. We really liked the food that we ordered and found the place to be very comfortable and cozy. We liked that it had a neighborhood feel to it. It was nice not to be in touristy area.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the halibut off the specials board. Disappointed with the starter we chose. Decent wine selection.

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DM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been coming here for many years, every time we visit San Francisco. The food is consistently good, and very reasonably priced. It was very quiet when we went, which is a shame, the place deserves to be busy all the time.
We will definitely be back when we return.

From UK

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had Swordfish, scallop fettuccini, salmon and cioppino. The fettuccini and the sordfish were good. The salmon was fresh and well prepared (wrapped in parchment) but I found it very bland. But the quality of the ingredients was great. I just like bolder flavors.
The cioppino was a huge disappointment. The menu said it was in a marinara sauce. That’s exactly what it was...tasted like spaghetti sauce. Should have believed the menu.

The service was very disappointing. Our waitress was kind and offered that the service was poor because they were under staffed.

Our oysters were great.

It is a nice neighborhood spot. It just wasn’t what we were looking for and the service was so poor that it made the evening a disappointment.

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TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went on Valentine's Day. The place was full, but not swamped. They had some empty tables. But I heard someone else say they had only three people in the kitchen. I'm not sure what they were thinking. The service was astonishingly bad. Our waitress greeted us with a grim look and, "Are you ready?" She didn't smile. She didn't ask if we wanted drinks or if we had questions. We barely saw her the entire meal. There was a Faulty Towers-eqsue episode (an earlier review says this and it SO accurate) involving our appetizer where the manager and the waitress kept trying to shuffle the oysters back and forth between our table and our neighbors. The poor table next to us got there thirty minutes before us but were served much later, and they had to beg to get their food served at all. They had a horrendous experience and the manager wouldn't even comp their entire meal and drinks. The one time the waitress came during our meal, she asked us a question and then immediately turned away and walked off before we could answer. It was so ridiculous it was funny. If you enjoy participating in your very own live action britcom from the good old days, then you'll love this place. Otherwise, I'd avoid it.

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was truly terrible in every aspect, I want my money back! I repeatedly tried to ignore the bad things as I wanted to like this place and have another neighborhood restaurant to go to but they just kept failing big. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone ever, maybe if I had to go out to a work dinner, with people I didn’t like, and I was full from lunch, and I had hours and hours to kill.

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OE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

This was one of our worst food experiences in SF in 15 years living here. When we walked in, the restaurant was only half full. Nonetheless, it took an hour to get our starter, and another 40 mins to get our main course. There was never an apology, only an explanation that "the kitchen is really small." If that's true, either have less tables, or set customers' expectations appropriately for a delay. Moreover, the food wasn't great. We asked for a medium-rare steak with the surf n turf, and yet it was completely overcooked (brown not pink in the middle). The lobster tail was very good, but everything else was average at best. And there were far too few staff who were run off their feet. I felt bad for them, but also very annoyed that management could run the restaurant so poorly.

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h
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The proprietors met us and were warm and friendly. We had the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer and it was delicious. I got the catch of the day (halibut) that was cooked to perfection. My wife got the potato encrusted King Salmon which she enjoyed very much. We were never rushed and we had time to talk and enjoy our meals. We would definitely go there again.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I had oysters, stuffed trout, and salmon. All excellent. Great neighborhood spot on Hyde, with cable cars going by. Wonderful local spot for over 30 years. Nice staff, not too crowded.

If you think you need more seafood in your diet, this is your place. So many choices, can probably eat on a regular basis and keep discovering new things. I hope you'll be as satisfied as we were.

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K
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service is excellent. The appitizers and salad were great. The lobster and crab were a bit over done.

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Relatively simple fare. Good fresh ingredients especially seafood.

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CG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm greeting and nice server, great oyster happy hour, both the halibut and ahi specials were super delicious. My regret, how have I lived in the neighborhood next door all these years & never been here before! I'll be back and bring others.

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