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Nob Hill Grille

4.1
54 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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Nob Hill Grille puts an elevated twist on classic American favorites. The restaurant boasts some wonderful brunch options on it's weekend menu. Try interesting dishes like truffle fries, fennel sausage, pesto scrambled eggs, breakfast sliders and Reese's peanut butter cup pancakes. The chicken and waffles dish is another Nob Hill Grille guest favorite.

Enjoy your meal in the quaint dining area decorated with quirky superhero art. The staff at Nob Hill Grille is friendly and efficient and people come from all over the city to try the food here. This is a great place to stop for a casual meal with friends.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Burgers, American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Nightly 5:00pm-10:00pm Brunch: Sa-Su 8:30am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 474-5985
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fabio Stefani
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pine
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Parking details
1270 Pine Street, a half block away from the restaurant on the north side of the street
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on December 29, 2014

I understand the difficulty of creating menus that cater to all. My fiance does not eat red meat (not to bad on the scale of picky eaters). Turkey Burger? Veggie Burger? is it that hard?

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2014

We went in at 6pm and were promptly seated and flowers I ordered were on the table. Great table by the window. Had the Ceasar salad....note great taste and big enough to split if your not that hungry...if you are good size. My partner had the short ribs which we both had last time and it was great as the last time we went. I had the Fish Special sole over mashed with grilled cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Tasted great everything...Dinner was great and will return and would recommend . They also have a great brunch....

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2014

If you want a neighborhood restaurant in Nob Hill with excellent food and moderate prices, this is the place. We loved the chicken pot pie, the short ribs and the roasted chicken. I could imagine this place with cloth napkins to match the quality of the food and service. Very small - which meant even one rowdy table of diners meant you were in a noisy place. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2014

Found this place after searching around for an hour or so trying to find an after theater place to dine. It was small, but cozy. The food was excellent, prices reasonable, and staff very friendly.
Would definitely recommend for a middle of the road dining experience.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2014

We stopped here after a performance at Grace Cathedral, which was only a 10 minute walk. This is an old-school type place where they cook right behind the bar. The menu is limited, but this make them cook very well the entrees they do offer. Great grass-fed beef burgers and a really good veggie pot pie. There is one t.v. at bar. Service very friendly. I would go again!

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2014

Food is creatively prepared and well presented. Great neighborhood find. Will be visiting again. Good value.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2014

This was kind of a shot in the dark for us because it was early on a Sarurdsy night and we were just hungry. This place used to be a hole in the wall and whoever took it over has done an amazing job. It's still a corner neighborhood diner kinda feel but the food is over the top. My husband had the short ribs and a house salad. Not average, excellent. The burrata tasted home made. As good as Acquello!! Not the same atmosphere but would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2014

This restaurant is around the corner from my friend's apartment. It's nothing special to look at, but the food and service is spectacular. I've eaten there 5-10 times over the years and the quality of service and food never changes. And I'm a hard person to please.

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2014

I really enjoyed the pot pie, though it was more of a stew with a puff pastry square on top. The "filling" was well balanced with a bit of bacon, and lots of chicken, and veggies. The Old MacDonald burger was also very flavorful. It was a solid dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Not a lot of choices on the menu, but our small sampling was executed very well.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2014

We had an excellent meal complete with great service. Portions were large and served piping hot.
The only downside was our table was close to the entrance of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2014

Most valuable are the chefs! Pasta was great aswell as the ambient. Quite Good for going with friends or with your partner.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2014

Great neighborhood place, great food. If I lived around here it would be a once a week thing! We had the hamburger and roasted chicken. Both outstanding in taste and presentation!

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2014

I ordered the filet of sole special, and my date ordered the chicken dish. Each one, while delicious, was very oily. My sole was in a little pool of what looked like clarified butter, and the chicken dish also had copious amounts. After the meal, we ordered tea and coffee. The tea was served in a juice glass, which made it difficult to drink until it cooled down, and I had to wait about 5 minutes for my coffee since they did not have a pot brewing. I would come back and try the other dishes on the menu, but I will definitely ask them about less-oil options

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2014

The food was great, casual but gourmet. Definitely would recommend going here for a good casual meal.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2014

Started with the burrata - delicious! We both had burgers and were very pleased.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2014

I ordered the burger and spinach dip to start. The spinach dip was different than I had had in the past, not quite what I prefer but the rest of the table enjoyed. I ordered my burger medium rare, it came out medium to medium well. Thankfully the bone marrow on it made up for the missing grease / juice. Overall delicious burger that somehow stayed together well with all of the toppings. Price is high on burgers after toppings, but pretty tasty.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2014

Basic diner fare. Would I go back? Sure, if I was hungry. Nothing to recommend, nothing to complain about, apart from the distinct lack of enthusiasm by the manager!

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2014

Great service and the waitress was very attentive. However, the main entree I ordered was served not luke warm but actually cold. I was shocked that a supposed "neighborhood gem" at their price point would not have monitored their food for quality prior to serving. Additionally when I asked to substitute one of the sides on my dish the waitress just glared and said we can't substitue for that particular item...not sure why and she did not offer anything else to be submitted. After she glared at me for an awkward amount of time, I reluctantly accepted the dish as the chef prepares it. Despite the main course being unappetizing the appetizer of macaroni was delicious, yet I will not be back.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2014

Nice little neighborhood find in Nob Hill. Short walk from our hotel on Geary. Very small and warm with limited seating so I would definitely not go with a group larger than four. Very limited menu but everything is done right. They specialize in comfort food so if you're looking for low calorie meal probably not the place for you. I found the prices to be extremely reasonable for SF. I will definitely return and would highly recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

Very good food and wine. Great little find. I went here with a group of six people and everyone love everything we had.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2014

As a visitor to San Fransisco from England and as a Development Director of a chilled food company eating out is something I not only love but something I do as part of my job, so hunting down quality restaurants sits high in my priorities and my dining experience at Nob Hill Grill certainly didn't let me down. A great local beer after a 30 minute walk to the restaurant certainly hit the spot as did the Pot Roast Chicken and most impressively the sweet potato fries which were as good as I've had. Service from the two ladies was superb as was my wife's Mac Cheese and Agrulla salad. So far this trip I've had some great meals and am looking forward for a few more and Nob Hill certainly didn't break my winning streak

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2014

Wonderful little gem in nob hill. Wonderful food start to finish. Service a bit lax bit overall a great place for a cozy romantic date.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2014

Wonderful neighborhood spot! Will definitely return here the next time we are in town.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2014

4 of us went here during a San Francisco vacation. Food was great and even for a Sunday late night, customers were still coming in left and right. I didn't love my duck confit special, but my salad/sweet potato fries were tasty, and I tasted other entrees in our group which were also de-lish. Overall, great experience ... I would return if/when I go back to San Fran.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2014

Food was good but their was confusion with our reservation. I changed the time through OT mobile app and received the confirmation of the change but when showed up to restaurant was told we were a no show. I showed the server the email showing we pushed the reservation back. Service was a little slow but our dinner was ruined by the family of tourists fighting next to us. All the tables were very close together so we had ring side seats for this. I get it is not the restaurants fault but it was a damper on the evening.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2014

Nob Hill Grille does not look like a great restaurant on the outside, but never judge a book by its cover. The food was really great! Portions were very generous and everything was very well prepared. The only issue is that the restaurant is quite small, so be sure to make reservations in advance. Service can be slow at times due to the high demand and only two servers. They are very efficient and good at what they do considering the size of the restaurant and volume of people it must seat.
Appetizers: Spinach and Artichoke dip -incredible, the house tortillas were such a treat
Entrees: Pasta special - this was amazing, very good not too creamy. Chicken Pot Pie - delicious. Burgers were good and huge. The short ribs were also done well!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2014

A limited menu, but this is a small restaurant. What they do, they do very well indeed. We loved our meal.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2014

Coming from Australia, this was a nice little find. Looks small from the front, but seats many. Food is simple but tasty and the wine list is awesome. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2014

Food and wait staff were outstanding! Very small restaurant, nothing fancy, just perfect for what we were looking for, and everyone (5 of us) thoroughly enjoyed the delicious fare. Would recommend in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Found this place on OpenTable and SOOOO happy I did! This restaurant is small in size but is HUGE on providing excellent food and service!!! My partner and I shared (and highly recommend) the Macaroni & Cheese with bacon and the Spinach Artichoke Dip appetizers. We also fully enjoyed the Short Ribs and Pot Pie entrees! MMMMmmmmmm! SOOOO good!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2014

Nice neighborhood place. Our family of 5 enjoyed a stroll from our rented flat. We were looking for something other than Italian or Asian food and this was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2014

Came here for the first time after work across the street.we tried the bone marrow and liked it! I had salmon which was so good with a sweet and fresh baby kale and mashed pots all cooked and seasoned to my liking. Hubby had the pot pie which was a hit. Desserts were also very good. We had the carrot cake and chocolate pudding. Definitely will return for more.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2014

This place is amazing. It does not have a large menu but the food on the menu is exceptionally done. The risotto was great. The pot pie was fantastic and my sea bass was delicious. The chocolate pudding was perfect. The service was great.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2014

The food was terrific and the service was personable, friendly and excellent. The restaurant is situated in a more locals part of Nob Hill. It is small and simple. If you are looking for glitter and flash you will not find it here. The menu is not extensive but does have a daily fish and pasta dish. We would definitely return. We brought our 9 year old daughter and she loved her menu choice.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2014

This is an amazing neighborhood find in Nob Hill. We are visiting the city and read some reviews and decided to try it. The food, service and prices were great we sincerely enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend it highly.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2014

We ordered arugula salad, sweet potato fries and bone marrow. The sweet potato fries was delicious, the other two were average. For the main course, we ordered the chicken pot pie, braised short ribs and unapologetic burger. The chicken pot pie and braised short rib were kind of salty. The burger was good. Service was average, but it is ok.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2014

I love the Nob Hill Grille. Their food is simple and delicious, their restaurant is quaint and a good size, and their staff are friendly and welcoming. I had the scallops special, served over mushroom risotto, and my girlfriend had the pot-pie. Both were amazingly delicious. I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2014

This reservation was a shot in the dark ... but sometimes you just get lucky ... and we were lucky with Nob Hill Grille.

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2.0Dined on May 22, 2014

Basically we were disappointed with our dining experice. We sat in the 1st room, next to the counter. There was a constant loud banging or pots and dishes. The items were carelessly thrown around and the sound was very loud and totally distracting for a decent dining experience. Also, my order was not served as requested and had to be sent back. The food was fair at best. We will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2014

Great food always. It is our go to place and has low corkage so we go frequently. highly recommended

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