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About Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar

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.

1509 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, French, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jackson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 931-3474

Website:
http://www.hydestseafoodhouse.com/

Public Transit:
On the Cable Car line, Hyde & Powell

Executive Chef:
Peter Hoang

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.

Private Party Contact:
Reservationist: (415) 931-3474

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Takeout, Wine

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.

Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (8)
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Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Relatively simple fare. Good fresh ingredients especially seafood.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Friendly wonderful place with an amazing fresh fish menu. The lobster bisque is outstanding. Ambiance is warm and cozy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A quiet friendly neighborhood restaurant with excellent menu choices.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

With reservations through open table we were immediately seated. I had the Chopino it was to die for. My guest had the seafood baked in parchment. Divine 5 star

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had our Christmas dinner at Hyde Street Seafood and Bar. The main dining area was cozy and full of character. All three of us enjoyed our meals. The service was a bit slow, but we were in no hurry, so it just fine. I would go back again next time we visit San Francisco.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We hadn't been to the Hyde St Seafood House & Raw Bar in several years, so thought it was time for visit. I was pleased to see that it had held up so well. It definitely fits the neighborhood gem category. The service is inviting and friendly, the cliental mostly locals, the wine by the glass pours are generous, and the food is comforting if not overly exciting - basics executed well. For an appetizer we had oysters - they brought a variety, and they were excellent; as good as I've had anywhere locally. This was especially notable on a relatively slow Thursday night. The Cioppino that I ordered was packed with fish and shell fish in a tangy tomato broth - well done.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice waitstaff. Not very many people there. Calamari was too notch

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food and portions are always good and fresh. Service is good, friendly. I would recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious seafood in an old-style neighbourhood restaurant, loved it, would happily go back and eat there again

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent happy hour Food is well prepared and quite reasonably priced

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow, not bad just slow

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Rather disappointing. Looked cute from a passing cable car but in reality did not live up to expectations. Okay in the context of a neighborhood restaurant but would not recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

So happy I booked this spot! Traveling alone for business and wanted a nice seafood place. Loved the halibut in parchment paper with julienne veggies. Service was excellent and really enjoyed speaking with my waitress. Will recommend and hope to come back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The Fawlty Towers of San Francisco! Literally the worst service I've ever had! Awful wine list! Saved by the best lobster ravioli I've had in ages!!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The waitress had a put upon attitude. The restaurant was 80 percent empty in a Saturday night. This place is not doing well. I think it was the waitresses fault that I won't be going back because the food was clean fresh and simply prepared.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious sea food, great service, nice ambiance.
Second time there and will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always delightful. Highly recommend the house special fish in parchment paper!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Don't believe this is a 4 star restaurant. The food was TERRIBLE! The clam chowder was from a can with no flavor. I had to put a ton of salt in it to be able to taste it. The scallops weren't cooked well and in some weird cream sauce.

There were only two servers for the entire restaurant.

My family and I couldn't wait to get out of there.

We went somewhere else to get dessert to get the taste of the meal out of our mouths.

Avoid at all costs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great spot!!! Quality food and service!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We loved the food, fresh seafood and creative cooking.
Only thing against it: too much work for 2 servers, although they did their best, there was some wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great overall. Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I have been there a number of times, and this time it was awful. The service was slow, the food was cold, over/under cooked, and didn't taste right. I'm not sure if they changed chefs but I will not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The happy hour at this restaurant was amazing. The oysters were great and you had a selection of a number of oysters rather than the chef choosing one time. You have to go there.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Food was Excellent, very well prepared, and service was just as Good..Highly recommended. .

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Owner is lovely. Food was fresh and good. Highly recommend for a reasonable, quality restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice, quiet place. Food was good. My biggest disappointment was that the portion size for our orders weren't that big. I'm a big eater so I like my food! Also, on my wife's order, it called for tomatoes in the sauce with fish but they forgot to add the tomatoes. They ended up bringing out just a raw cut up tomato, a little hard and unripened, to compensate. Nice gesture, but not quite the same!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

I chose this restaurant because it was the only one available to accommodate my large part (5) at the last minute. In dining here, I understand why they have open availability...

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was great. We enjoyed the ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Oysters were really good. Waitress was not very attentive and seemed pushy due to the later reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Wonderful seafood dinner, enjoyed by our party of five!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This was a rather flavorless dinner. We ordered Caesar salad for two which lacked any hint of garlic, oil, or the as claimed blended anchovies. My wife ordered King Salmon and I the local fish both prepared in parchment paper. We each tasted both dishes which included potato and julienned vegetables in the parchment pouch. The method is not unfamiliar to us but the result in this case was bland. No wonder this restaurant was nearly empty at dinner time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

I liked this place and it had good food. I would call it a neighborhood gem, that in mind it could use an update. Seemed a little dingy but maybe that is what people like about it. Food was nice and price was reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Seafood is always fresh. Family run. People friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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