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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.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Seafood, French, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
On the Cable Car line, Hyde & Powell
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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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