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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (53)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (3)
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Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It is nice to be in one of the classy older hotels in SFO. Windows give a view outside.
The food was delicious and the portion filling. Service was great. We ordered two different items to get a taste of both. I would definitely go back again and recommend it. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service! Delicious lunch! Will have lunch again when going to a matinee.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

First authentic caesar salad i've had in years. Mussels were exquisite in wonderful tomato-based sauce. Sol was a seasoned professional and provided service one seldom sees nowadays. Quiet and comfortable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lunch before a show at the Orpheum which is directly across the street. The food was very good. The lemon tart dessert was outstanding. The ambiance, very nice and you can easily hear everyone at your table. The service was outstanding. Overall a very nice luncheon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We arrived early and they seated us at a quiet table, as we asked. Yolanda, our waitress was wonderful. Those who ordered calamari liked it. The crab cake was good, as was most of the items on bruschetta plate. The Salmon entre, with Brussels sprouts and tiny potatoes was excellent, and a very good portion. The mushroom ravioli was very good. The double chocolate dessert was to die for.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Dinner was excellent! Very tasty and impeccable service!! Very pleased with the meal and service. My companions dinner was a little overdone but nonetheless tasty!! The wait service crew were attentive and accommodating and it was an excellent experience after the theater and also very convenient!! Overall a great evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Market St. Grill is a convenient spot to dine before attending a performance at the Orpheum because it is directly (almost) across the street. Menu choices are ok, but prices don't match the quality of the food or the expertise of service. I ordered the scallop risotto and the scallops were perfectly cooked but the risotto was off. The Caesar salad had a faux cream based dressing. The server at one point stuck her arm directly across my plate to replace a knife just as I was lifting the fork to my mouth. For the same price range, I'd rather dine at Zuni and eat a wonderful meal and walk a few extra blocks than dine at MSG. Oh - they will also charge an extra $2 if you want to split an order!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant is in a great location (so close to the Orpheum Theater) and in a fabulous historic building. But the inside is very, very tired looking, parts of which are extremely dark. Lots of potential to modernize and lighten up the place. The menu is very limited and should be broadened just a bit. What they have is tasty enough to justify eating here before the theater. But for it to be a destination restaurant, it needs work.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Market Street Grille is a very classy, quiet place in the middle of busy, noise Market Street in San Francisco. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a quiet lunch or dinner before a show. The food is quite good and the service is excellent. It isn't cheap, but nothing in San Francisco is cheap. My wife and I greatly enjoyed it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent place to eat before the theatre. Great food and excellent service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Have always had excellent food here. Love the bruschetta! Mushroom raviolis were excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Just basic good food, nothing really special but good pre-theatre restaurant.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was very good but service was very disjointed. The salad showed up before the drinks and appetizer. Had to flag the hostess to get drink refills, waitress MIA. They did comp the salad though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Location...location...the restaurant is directly across the street from the Orpheum. The food is fine, with somewhat of a limited menu. Service was pleasant. The biggest problem is the ambiance and decor. Dark green British hunting motif...from the '70's(?). Stained glass ceiling over the bar. Dirty unwashed windows look out onto Market street. You have to use the hotel lobby rest rooms. Still...reasonably priced and okay before going to the Orpheum.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Picked this because it was close to the Orpheum theatre., but restaurant is dark and dingy looking inside. The food was ok - entree was quite nice, but dessert tasted stale. Wine list is boring and predictable but reasonably priced. Probably won't be coming back :-(

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