Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar

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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.
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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Arrived for 6:30 dinner reservation to an empty dining room except for a gentleman awaiting his date. Not enough turnover in this place to provide the fresh seafood their menu offers. I'm a raw oyster fan, ate 2 0f 12. The lobster bisque so many rave about was simple flavored and luke warm at service. Even before ordering my gut feeling was to leave, sorry I did't choose to follow that. I was very impressed with service staff, there were 2 and they were very attentive to 10 customers over an hour period. My impression was that this place, which was someone's great dreams and aspirations, is wanting a new breath of life. Pass this place for now, but be attentive for the what may come out of the ashes!

NM
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and come here every time we are in San Francisco!

V
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food here is very good. Nice fresh fish. Oysters at happy hour are a real deal - 12 for $15. Lots of good choices for appetizers. Nice salads. Service was great to start but as the place filled up, it declined. Would have like dessert, but too hard to get. Very popular even on a week night.

CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab cakes tasted like bread stuffing. Caesar salad was very good but small. Seafood linguini was fairly good. The fish en papillote is their specialty but we didn’t have this.

K
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service and good location. Cute place. For SF I expected the food to be better. It wasn’t bad, just no “wow” factor.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food; very pleasurable experience!

JB
San Francisco
132 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff friendly and professional. A nice neighborhood restaurant.

KJ
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was wonderful

NI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! I plan to become a regular here. Thanks

AM
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our server was working really hard as she seemed to be the only one who had come in to work. The food was fantastic.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with wonderful service by very friendly staff. The freshest ingredients were used in food preparation. Highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not gonna sugar coat this here, this place was straight out of a movie. The food was extraordinarily subpar, definitely messed up some of our parties stomachs and had them spending the rest of their night in the restroom. The servers must have descended from snails because they were moving at a glacial pace. It was straight banana land and I don’t think anyone with a decent pallet would ever go here.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice quaint place. The escargots were delish!

M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was overall a fabulous experience. We had a foreign group next to us with a child on a cell phone during dinner that was very distracting and bad manners for a restaurant of this caliber.

This appeared to be a one off situation. The service and the food was spectacular.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and the service was very friendly and attentive.

CB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Seafood was great and vegetables well prepared. Our server was very accommodating and we had a wonderful time.

E
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a nice little spot on Hyde St that has great oysters, terrific service and nice food. If you are looking for a quiet space with decent food give it a try. The service is outstanding.

C
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice neighborhood location but food just not up to par. $16 prawn appetizer was literally 4 small sized shrimp on a plate - not a prawn at all. While my New Zealand grouper was good, my daughter's cajun shrimp and scallops were inedible. Floating in oil. Waitress asked her about it and despite saying she did not care for it, there was no adjustment on the bill - not even the offer of a free drink or dessert to say sorry. Lastly, even though a small thing, we got there before 7pm happy hour ended, but waitress charged me full price for my wine. Would not go back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Well worth going off the beaten path

F
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a very nice place to go. The food, especially the dishes cooked in parchment, is excellent. I had salmon, which is always a good choice here. The only problem here is the parking, which is always brutal. Other than that, I recommend it highly.

DL
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This family run business is warm, welcoming and serves excellent food. Our server was friendly and properly attentive. Seafood is the focus of the restaurant as would be expected based on the name of the restaurant. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner which was well prepared. The salmon, scallops and other dishes were excellent. We will return to this restaurant on our next visit to San Francisco.

SL
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were entirely satisfied. Appreciated the good service and the quiet.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family owned restaurant with beautiful romantic setting. All maritime decorations. Service is wonderful and personable. The food was well made and delicious.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea bass and shrimp were fantastic! And serve was great!

TN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Clean restaurant. The service was on spot.

OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice relaxing meal

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! Fresh fish that was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Sophia was welcoming and provided excellent service. We’ll return very soon!

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

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

F
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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!

t
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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.

Z
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

N
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 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.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 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.

V
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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!

LG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SF
San Francisco
120 reviews
Dined on September 1, 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.

T
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 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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