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Market Street Grill

1961 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30am;
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday; 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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Phone number
(415) 487-4414
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
8th Street
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Parking details
Convenient valet parking by Toca Parking behind Hotel Whitcomb.
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Public transit
Bart: Civic Center Station;
Muni Metro: Civic Center, K, L, M;
Muni trolley: F line
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.

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What 1961 People Are Saying
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RedMartinez (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Conveniently located near the SHN Orpheum Theater. We have eaten here several times. The menu offers a nice selection with very tasty food. Service is always top notch. Beautiful bar area. You will definitely need a reservation if dining prior to go to the theater.

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a couple of hours in the Grill pre-theater. The service was unhurried but attentive, the atmosphere cozy, and it was quiet enough that we could hold a conversation (something I find in short supply at most restaurants these days). We shared several small plates and a salad plus wine. Food was attractively served and delicious. Perfect pre-theater restaurant.

2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was decent. We stayed at the Whitcomb to celebrate our 16th anniversary and decided to give the in house restaurant a try. We were seated quickly, the food tasted ok...but the service was rushed, the server never made eye contact, we were so rushed the check was placed on the table while we were still eating, we never were offered the dessert menu, and a chair was added to our table as they reset from a large party beside us while we wer eating. We paid, notified the manager & got THEE HELL OUTTA THERE! Too many fine places to eat in Frisco to deal with this 💩. Never again!

vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I have unusual food restrictions that are difficult for most restaurants to accommodate. The gracious waiter worked with the chef to provide creative and tasty solutions that were safe for me. My wife and I enjoyed talking in the quiet and welcoming environment. The whole experience was delightful.

MissJ (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A good place for dinner before going to the Orpheum Theater--almost across the street! Food was tasty, but not hot enough; however, we were rushed for time, so just had to eat. The waiter was very helpful about keeping us "on track," and accommodating our time schedule--a bit challenging since our friends were stuck in traffic and ran late. But we ordered 5 different items from the menu and shared everything. Worked out well. Wonderful steamed mussels and scallop risotto.

lightworker3 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We picked the Market Street Grill because it is within walking distance of the Orpheum Theater. The bar service was good, and the appetizers were the best part of the meal. The entree's were only fair, the menu was quite boring, and the food not particularly well prepared. For example , I ordered salmon - the sauce was all on the skin and the salmon was way underdone, the mashed potatoes were lumpy and tasteless, the baby carrots were barely warm, and the brussel sprouts, which were promised, were replaced by kale which I hate. I spoke to the server and was for the most part told there weren't any brussel sprouts (even though they were on the menu) and as for the rest of the food , 'that's just the way the chef prepares it". It didn't ruin our evening for we loved the play, but for a restaurant that likely gets many pre/theater diners, the food and choices should have been better.

KathyT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to eat before seeing a play. Food was very tasty.

JackieB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had dinner here before a SF Symphony performance. Everything was quite tasty, from the scallop risotto to the steak. Portions were quite large, and the quiet ambiance lent itself to good conversation. We especially appreciated the attentive service--after we had departed and were standing outside chatting, our server came up to return the tip--my husband had failed to notice the gratuity had been included for our group of six. We appreciated the wonderful honesty and the money returned!

April (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was unfortunate to see the business became slow the day I went for lunch. There were only 3 tables the 1-1/2 hours we were there. The food was prepared well, but some appetizers even angel hair pasta were not available. Service was great; selection of food was limited

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was delicious and beautifully presented (though I wish my salmon had not had the skin on). The service was fast and efficient without being intrusive. The server was always right on time when we needed him and left us alone when we didn’t.

All in all a very enjoyable experience and one I would happily repeat.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for dinner prior to the symphony. We liked the bruschetta, but the salmon was over done. We found the veggies to be undercooked. The spaghetti was less then memorable. A rather inconsistent meal that let done very consistent service.

Alamoresident (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

valerie911 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

vipphotoval (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 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!

FoodPanda65 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 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.

MattS (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

vipmeee (San Francisco)
3.0  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