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About Market Street Grill

The Market Street Grill serves modern fare in the classic space just inside the historic Hotel Whitcomb. Enter through the Tavern Bar with it's Barbary Coast ambiance, complete with vaulted ceilings, Tiffany Glass, and rich Janesero paneling. Our straightforward cuisine focuses on using the finest farm fresh local products. The seasonal menus pair well with approachable yet refined wine list, which features extensive selections that highlight California Craftsmenship.

1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Seafood, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am;
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday; 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 487-4414

Website:
http://www.marketstreetgrillsf.com/

Parking Details:
Convenient valet parking by Toca Parking behind Hotel Whitcomb.

Public Transit:
Bart: Civic Center Station;
Muni Metro: Civic Center, K, L, M;
Muni trolley: F line

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Market Street Grill offers dining for parties up to 25 in the main dining room (limit 8 during theatre performances). They also offer many private dining rooms throughout the hotel for all parties greater than 8.

Market Street Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing to find such a limited menu. Very few choices. Otherwise a good location to Bart. Be aware there is only a lobby bathroom using a borrowed card key. No restrooms in bar or restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We always eat here when going to a show at the Orpheum. Great food, friendly staff, Orpheum is right across the street! Short ribs were fabulous and so was the game hen!

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Short ribs were short on flavor. Frankly I was underwhelmed.
The Crabcake was delish!
Our waiter was flat, robolike.
We were in The City for Aladdin. We’ll go elsewhere next time.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very prompt and attentive edit staff. They checked if we were going to a show to make dire we were served in a timely manner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Twelve of us came here around 5pm after the Aladdin show. We had at least three restaurant staff taking care of our every need. For appetizers we had calamari, muscles, and goat cheese bruschetta. The seafood was outstanding and the bruschetta was good as well. We all had different items for our main course and everyone was happy. The serving time was very quick as well. Great place for dining near the Orpheus!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great location for Orpheum theater, but very mediocre food and poor service. The waiter came just once to get order, and that's it. Never stopped by and asked for anything else. Also, the quality of the risotto is worse than home made risotto. I cook 10x better ... and costs me $5 not $30.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Location location location is everything. If you are going to the Orpheum for a show, then this is the closest place

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrific restaurant only a 1/2 block away from the Orpheum Theatre!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

good but menu is really limited. a good spot though if going to the Orpheum, it's right across the street and parking is in the back

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was awful- slow and inattentive. The scallops risotto was heaven.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We always eat here prior to a show. Excellent and elegant

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Going to the Symphony or Opera? Tried of the Hayes St hassle? Use BART? Then this is your dining spot for a pleasant relaxed meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Market Street Grill charged my card twice; had I not checked my online statement I wouldn’t been aware. I charge matched the bill, the second amount was higher; when I called to question the bill, the response was confusing, a “pre-authorization charge” and “to wait a week for it to clear”... didn’t make any sense. The restaurant manager was out; I’ll be calling back next week.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

1. Apparently their web site is not up to date. They show rack of lamb on the home page but it is not on the menu. Braised ribs was very good and plentiful. Their brucetta is not the standard type. They bring you a plate with the pureed tomatoes?, cheese with nuts, toasted bread that you put together. My wife liked it though. Largest mussels I have ever seen. Not many though. Great sauce. The salmon was good.
2. Their restaurant open times are screwed up. OPEN TABLE takes reservation between 2-5 pm but they are not open. They are open at 5p for dinner. I called and checked and it is true. So coming from a play across the street on a Sunday that ends at 3:30 can cause a problem. However after walking around finding another establishment for refreshments then going back to MSG, we found out they were open at 4:30 p or so for the "theater crowd"! Wish someone at MSG would make up their mind. Don't they know when there is a play across the street?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food is not as good as I had remembered. Staff was nice, but a little slow toward the end of our meal. Restaurant was packed as it is near Orpheum Theatre and there was an early performance that night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

An outstanding dinner enjoyed before the show. We were late due to traffic and they were gracious about holding our reservation. Food is always good here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was great and tasty! We had a great waitress and everything came out on time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, People Watching, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food and nice atmosphere near the theatre. Great place to start or end a night seeing a play.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was pleasant and attentive but the menu was limited .
The presentation of food was very nice but food itself was just so-so.
This remains a good choice for before theater or for drinks but if you are a
"foodie" you might find menu a little bland.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Much improved over the years. Mushroom ravioli and mushroom/spinach soup are terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Limited menu and we were rushed at lunch , it was Wednesday afternoon theater day and guess they wanted to turn over the tables. There wasn't a vegetarian option and one of the members of my group was left with not much to eat. The best thing is they are very close to the theater. we will not go back.

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

We go here for lunch a lot before the theater. This last trip (Wednesday this week) it was particularly good. Pasilla Pepper Soup was wonderful!! I asked for a window table and got it. Service was quick and server was very personable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My friends and I go here to eat before the theatre. We are big fans and the meals have always been good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just mediocre. Food over cooked. Service off. Nothing special at the price. Would not be back.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had our family including children and had a great lunch with the kids menu. The food was really good and everyone was happy. The service was terrific. We will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Why no points? Otherwise it was fine

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

Very nice "old world" ambiance, delicious food, and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We came here for lunch before we saw Aladdin. We had kids with us and they had a great kid menu. They were very sweet with the kids, too. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and efficient!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfect location for the theater, easy access from BART and the food was delicious! Service was top notch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great location for going to the Orpheum Theatre. The atmosphere and food is good. Let them know if you're going to see a play and they will attempt to get your food in a timely manner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service is excellent, friendly and efficient. I had the scallop risotto which was fabulous.
My friend and I often visit this restaurant before or after a play at the Orpheum. It's a very nice hotel-attached restaurant and great for people watching if you get a window table. It was a rainy evening - and the fireplace made the room cozy, inviting and relaxing. A great place to have a meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a lovely meal before the theater here. The serving staff was attentive; our salads, entrees, and dessert were all delicious (try to mussels, the risotto, and the lemon tart).
We were seated by the fireplace on this rainy night, and it was so cozy. What I enjoyed the most was the elegant, quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We accidentally discovered this restaurant when looking for a quick but good meal before a theater matinee performance.It is steps from the Orpheum Theater and parking and is old SF kind of atmosphere in a landmark building. Nice lunch in about an hour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I selected Market Grill for the first time for my friend and I because of its proximity to the Orpheum Theater for an 8pm show. The ambience of the restaurant was warm and lovely, and the service of the staff was outstanding. The food was exceptional - so fresh, delicious, and served at the correct temperature. We are definitely going to be regular customers in the future.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have had dinner for years, at Market Grill. Our last few meals have not had much flavor, or interesting, but our service was very good. We wish the meals were as good, as the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice place if you need a quick bite before a show. The place is a little dated, but the staff was mostly nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Uninspired food, but a good place for conversation.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Pre Theatre, didn’t have to yell to talk with guest!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was excellent, the service outstanding. Market Street Grill is a little gem on Market, just a short walk to the Orpheum Theater.

I will return!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was looking for a nice spot to enjoy a solo dinner pre theater show, Aladdin. I was greated and seated immediately and was promptly met by my server. Excellent and speedy is how I can discribe the serice here. Backed up by amazing food and generous portions and I was in heaven. Such a great tasting meal! I Will definately be coming back here someday in the future!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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