Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar

4.2
726 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShaunH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, and experience!

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Bendnit
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good meal. Small local place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! The food and service was really good. My fiancé and I had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. We had the lobster bisque, Cajun shrimp and scallops and the local sea bass cooked in the parchment paper style. All excellent! Our server was very good and knew the entire menu and was helpful selecting our fume blanc wine, also excellent. Highly recommend and will be back!

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KathleenC
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a sweet local restaurant which has been here since 1985. I want it to survive. There was hardly anyone there the night we were dining. It has all the qualities of neighborhood spot that you could possibly want. We're just visiting. I hope the locals keep showing up.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We wanted this to be a great experience, but it fell short. The service wasn’t great, and we definitely understand that many places are understaffed. But they seated so many tables for only the two of them to run the dining room. The food was fine. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad.

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vipBarbaraG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has an extensive seafood menu - one of the best we've seen in San Francisco. We ate outside, but the inside is attractive and not overly crowded with tables. Among the 4 of us, we had 5 different plates and they were all excellent.

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JerryB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The banana bread pudding is to die for.

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vipAndy
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere with and excellent menu. Henry was a fun and very interesting server who kept us laughing a lot. Indoor and outdoor service,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was so clean you could eat off the floor, and the food was delicious. I assume it was the owners who were working the restaurant, and they were so kind and welcoming. They were also a lot of fun. We had a great time!!!

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kcaprio
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food here is just completely bland. Clam chowder had no flavor. The parchment wrapped seafood was awful. Overcooked, and the vegetables were mostly cabbage. This is NOT French cooking. Just so disappointing. The place is cute and could be awesome. The male server was very nice. The female server was nice but so rude. I was in the middle of speaking with her and she just started to talk to someone else across the room. I’m sorry to leave this bad review but I wouldn’t want anyone else to waste as much money as we did.

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LizP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to come back to one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants!

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DonnaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good value, cordial but not intrusive staff, pleasant atmosphere.

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JennJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was a bit lacking but given all of the recent challenges that is understandable. Would give them a try again in the future.

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vipMiss3030
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food in cozy local eatery

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frlkris
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Hyde Street Seafood House and Raw Bar, but it won't be our last! We just moved to the neighborhood and decided to try it out for my birthday. We sat at a table on the sidewalk, and loved the atmosphere. I ordered the stuffed prawns and it was DELICIOUS. Rich and buttery and tasty: exactly what I wanted for a special meal! My husband had the sea bass in parchment paper. He did say that it needed salt, but once he added salt he was very happy with the flavor. Our server was so sweet and attentive. About halfway through our dinner, a musician began to play at the neighboring restaurant, adding to the wonderful experience. We will be back!

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Shakenotstirred
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice little neighborhood seafood restaurant. They offered two selections of raw oysters and both were very fresh and extremely tasty served with both cocktail sauce and a vinegar dipping sauce. The entrees were also very fresh tasting, served hot and offered delicious creme sauce accompaniment. The ambience is set with sea fairing charts, fish and sail boats that make you feel as if you are on the docks and the music was classic and in the background enable easy conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was just amazing snd the food was excellent.
It was our forst dining in experience in 14 months, special!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Maybe the worst service I have experienced in 40 years if dinning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Slowest, most non responsive service I’ve ever had.

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Dina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Presentation not as good as I would’ve expected but the taste was GREAT. Will definitely be back to try more of their unique dishes.

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CarolynM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outside tables are wonderful! service and food are great, my friends love the oysters

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly service.

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Marta
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I've been to this restaurance twice. The first time, it was an enjoyable experience. I went on a Friday night; there were a ton of people, the service was great and the food was good. The second time, I was disappointed by the service and food. The server insulted my friend (telling her she looked like she was 16 after she ordered her alcohol), took over 20 minutes to bring out cold oysters, and my clam chowder was not warm enough. I also was disappointed by the fact that there weren't heat lamps and we were sitting outside in the cold.

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TomC
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a very good dining experience all the way around; food was not up to the level of other area restaurants like the french rotisserie next door which is outstanding

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vipLARRYK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellently prepared fresh fish. Very nice service.

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vipJaymeK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place, glad to see they were able to open for outdoor dining. good heat lamps and great service.

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vipBarbaraM
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live a few blocks away and eat here often. Great food, pleasant outdoor dining. The restaurant next door has live jazz music for both restaurants to enjoy. Like being on vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I am not one to right a negative review especially during these times as people are getting back in the swing of things but I feel like something has to be said! I made a reservation in advance, we arrived 5-7 min early for our 730 time and noticed a lot of people waiting we had to wait another 45-50 min to be seated, while we were waiting I tried to help the hostess as she couldn’t keep track of who was to be seated next and had to keep reminding her! when we were seated it took at least 10-15 min for anyone to come to our table we ended up ordering everything at once to get things moving! the oysters were great but we could only order 1 order which i didn’t understand when I noticed tables around us getting multiple orders, my steak was completely burned, the veggies were still frozen and the potatoes were instant from a box. there was a server taking shots and picking up peoples food off their plates, they didn’t try to rectify any situations and ended up still paying over 200 bucks on our “meal”. we know these are trying times, I have worked in this industry for over 10 years and we tried giving the benefit of the doubt as we want to support local places but after this experience there is no way I will be coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations for 7:30. We show up at 7:15pm, and wait until 8pm until we decide to see what’s going on. We were still 5th in line until we got seated. We left and will not be returning.

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TaraH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got there on time with a 7:00 reservation. Made my reservation several days in advance. They said it's an hour wait. I said we had a reservation and they said those people have been here since 6. I said we still had a reservation. I asked if I could get drinks and she said no that's too complicated. The didn't even apologize. People waiting for tables had to wait outside in the rain for their table. My boyfriend tried to ask the manager a question and he turned his back and walked away. On Valentine's Day a reservation should be at least within 15-20 minutes max wait time. Many tables had empty plates. Meaning all that all those waiting could have been sat. Never experienced this and we were treated like total crap. Spent $20 on an Uber to get here too and $20 back. We were treated like we were useless. Worst restaurant experience I have ever had by far! Reservations should be priority. They don't care about new customers. Horrible horrible. At this point there was no way we could have been sat at another restaurant due to it being Valentine’s Day

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MBB12
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Let me start with the food was really good. Stuffed trout was very tasty and the wine we paired added to the flavor. Others had French Onion soup and stuff prawns. Everyone enjoyed the food and a very good price.

Unfortunately, as with many smaller restaurants during the pandemic, they are struggling with not having enough servers and front-line people. We had a reservation and still had to wait an hour for our table. Would not have minded if someone would have taken our drink order upfront, but we were seated 25 min before the person with the water came by and no drinks for another 10 min.

The hostess seemed a bit stressed and unorganized (had to confirm several times we had a reservation). They were working with 1 server, 1 hostess in the front. Others who sat down before us shared the same...and their best tip was - "order everything at once" so you don't have to wait forever for your drinks, apps & dinner (don't worry, everything will still be paced out) Food - A, Service - C

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I understand that we are in strange times and restaurants have to constantly adjust to the new dynamic of the pandemic so I try to be patient and understanding. We go out at least once or twice a week to eat and we have had a number of conversations with owners and staff about the challenges. Yesterday we arrived for our 7pm reservation and we were barely greeted by a woman who was mumbling that there were no tables. I said we have a 7pm reservation and we don’t mind waiting but from the get go she was confused about whether she wouldn’t be able to sit us . She was running around in different parts of the restaurant without really acknowledging us and the situation. There was no clear information of what we should expect or what is happening. Should we wait? How long is the wait? Are we going to eat or not? It was a very frustrating moment. If she had just said, “I’m sorry, we are completely overwhelmed and I won’t be able to sit you for an hour even if you made a reservation, we are short staffed and are running late” I would have at least understood. But no, she was dismissive and rude. So we left and had a fabulous dinner somewhere else. Can’t write about the food since we didn’t try it but service was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was EXCELLENT but service was horrible,servers overwhelmed and overbooked

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vipConwonfu
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was pretty good, really enjoyed the petite lobster tails. However, service was incredibly slow and we didn’t even get our entrees at the same time. They were nice about it so it made us feel better, but it was difficult to wait out in the cold that long.

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vipDonaldB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great

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JoshH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Their specialty is en papillote, and unfortunately, they aren’t very good at making this dish. Vegetables were poorly prepared and seasoning was bland. Fish was over cooked. We ordered a whole Dungeness crab, it was also over cooked. In general the food preparation was poor. Their kitchen staff needs updated training if they are going to stay in business.

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vipMit415
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is specifically about the CoViD January experience which was better than decent but not amazing. It’s challenging so I was understanding, only one woman tending to all 8-10 tables they had as well as to go orders (not a big number) really the food was great, oysters were fresh, fish tasted great and was just a smidge over cooked but still delicious and sauce and sides were great.

Value was amazing for happy hour, had 2 glasses each of awesome Brut Rose for 9 a piece and a dozen oysters with a lobster bisque and two entrees all for 125 plus a 20 dollar tip

I would go back, but I will likely try some other locations first as there are 5 other restaurants in eyesight from the table we sat at.

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vipGinny
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sophia is doing it all, every table, with grace.
The food was excellent and it's nice to be out again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything we ate was fantastic and our server was so sweet!

FAQs

Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 931-3474.

Hyde Street Seafood House & Raw Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.