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Abrazo, San Francisco, CA

Abrazo

4.8
4.8
443 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Abrazo! We are a neighborhood restaurant nestled in the historic and beautiful Russian Hill neighborhood. Chef/Owner Michael Pawliks menu features contemporary Spanish-Californian inspired cuisine, sourcing only the freshest and most traditional ingredients. Abrazo features a lofty 18ft ceiling, a cozy bar, and a private dining room that seats 16. The wine list features the best of Spain's legendary wine regions alongside Napa Valley classics.

We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Seafood, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 872-9239
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Pawlik
  • Catering
    Abrazo is able to cater party's anywhere from 20 to 200 people at a near by offsite loaction.
  • Private party facilities
    Abrazo Private Dining is available to reserve for private parties at our iconic location on San Francisco’s Russian Hill.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager: (415) 872-9239
  • Neighborhood
    Russian Hill
  • Cross street
    Union
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Cable Car Line 45 Bus
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve 2023

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Abrazo will be offering a four-course menu for $125 per person on New Years Eve 2023! All reservations must be secured with a credit card and must be confirmed/canceled by December 27th, cards will be charged in full for no-shows or late cancellations. Our daily menu will not be available this evening. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

What 443 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

  • San Francisco

    Best Overall

  • San Francisco

    Best Food

443 Reviews
  1. ClaudiaC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their small plates are excellent as well as their cocktails! Their setting and ambiance are classic SF with the cable car rolling by. Take public transit if you can. Parking is very difficult.

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  2. Kentucky

    San Francisco

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ralph Waldo Emerson says “ Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” But for restaurants like Abrazo consistency of excellent service, food and overall ambience are the good standard. And Mike and his team deliver every time. We were four on a cool February evening. We were welcomed like old friends, food and service was fabulous. Emerson had it wrong and Abrazo has it right.

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  3. PhillipR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, lovely setting. The owner/chef checked in several times, offered expertise on the menu items, all of which are his. Parking tough, but worth the effort.

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  4. ScotT

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always.. great food , great service.. creative small plates and entrees. Always a fun dining experience..oh.. I almost forgot.. nice selection of vino as well!!

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  5. andrewf

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true neighborhood gem! We had 4 small plates and a main and everything was excellent. Better yet, the proprietor sent us extra Bone marrow when he overheard us joking that the dish was 'more bone than marrow". The service was great, the crowd was festive. We will be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, and so was the staff for a valentine’s dinner. If you’re lactose free the coconut lime ice cream is absolutely a must have, but we didn’t have one dish that I didn’t completely enjoy.

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  7. RyGuy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal. The staff was super helpful, and the food was great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here at Abrazo & food was delicious! We had a reservation here to celebrate our engagement. Our favorite was the octopus & gambas al ajillo. dessert was great as well! Would come back again & recommend this place to others!

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  9. TerryR

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atomosphere, great service and delicious food.

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  10. JeffL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was flat out excellent! The service on all fronts was thoughtful, attentive and informing. We will become regulars.

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  11. RogerR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat authentic Tapa's. Great setting.

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  12. Karen

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. A great place for a date night.

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  13. Isabelle

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third or fourth time coming to Abrazo and as always the food was amazing! Our server was also very nice, however two people at our table ordered the oysters to start and did not eat them until after the main course (lamb chop). The food came out a little sporadically but it was still delicious.

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  14. RobinG

    Sacramento

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the food is savory and yummy at Abrazo. I really like the owner and the waiters that work there. They seem genuinely happy to be serving us. This place is a gem!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not as wide of a selection of dishes as other traditional tapas restaurants but the food and service was outstanding. Looking forward to going again.

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  16. BenH

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for New Year’s Eve Experience - wonderful evening!!! I thought I was back in Valencia, Spain. Incredible food, service and did not disappoint for the new year experience! Very well done!

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  17. AugustaD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years Eve at Abrazo has become a tradition for us. Owner Mike and his staff always serve exquisite and memorable meals! Wonderful services!

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  18. Tony

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I regularly dine at Abrazo and have left several reviews previously. They've done a great job with small, medium, and large groups or just the two of us. I'll only add here since we had New Year's eve dinner there and it was outstanding. Mike and the kitchen out-did themselves taking an already great dining experience up a notch. Highly recommend Abrazo.

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  19. SFResident

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abrazo is hands down our go-to spot for tapas and Spanish cuisine. Their seafood paella is a must-try, along with their awesome small plates. Make sure to leave space for the saffron pannacotta dessert.

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  20. MayJ

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with professional and friendly service.

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  21. karenelainer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, excellent service. Quiet, intimate atmosphere. Perfect place to catch-up with an old friend.

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  22. JMBSF

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been back since shortly after they opened and we were very impressed with the menu, the service and the quality of the food. Everything we ordered was delicious, the service was top notch and we look forward to our next visit!

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  23. Mark

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service at Abrazo were excellent as always! The atmosphere is also amazing, with great views of the cable car line.

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  24. CharlieO

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff and ambiance. Loved the octopus and 2015 tempranillo reserva!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best spot! Frequent this restaurant regularly and love the ambience, full bar, owner, staff… front room the best!

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  26. SandyR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most interesting food. Lovely combinations. Relaxed, helpful atmosphere. Good value. Nice wine list.

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  27. ScotT

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure..creative food and excellent service..

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  28. Clayton88

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and great overall experience. Menu has good range of options.

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  29. Kentucky

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Going to a restaurant on a regular basis (as we do at Abrazo) in the back of your mind is the thought that “they can’t keep performing at the same high level.” Well Abrazo does that magic restaurant trick every time and last night was no exception. Food, service, wine, personal attention from Mike and his very professional staff; all were excellent and maintained Abrazo’s high standards! Five stars all around!

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  30. Tony

    San Francisco

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abrazo continues to be our go-to place when we have out of town visitors (and many times even when we don't) and they always give it high marks. The food is excellent, creative, and consistently executed by the kitchen. Mike is an excellent host and makes everyone feel welcome.

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  31. BonnieL

    San Francisco

    251 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    251 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Spanish inspired food and drink. Our cocktails were wonderful - and the food we ate was delicious. We overdid our ordering - got the special house bread (really tasty and hot from the oven), the gambas with a creamy tasty hummus and toasted bread, and figs with pomegranates and balsamic reduction on toast points. We shared the paella, and the seafood was great! A nice selection of clams, mussels, shrimp and chorizo with a tasty paella rice. We couldn't resists something sweet and shared the house made ice cream with candied walnuts. The service was very friendly and attentive. Our server, Amanda, was helpful in our selections and contributed to the feeling we were welcome guests at this establishment. We will be back soon with out of town guests!

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  32. MarkR

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Abrazo is very good. I just came back from San Sebastian where the flavors are hard to compete with. There is a Spanish vibe to the restaurant. The wine list was a bit lacking in Rioja "classic" selections. I brought a bottle of Roda 1 which was a good start. A Gran Reserve from La Rioja Alta, 904, is still reasonably priced and would be a nice addition.

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  33. Jean

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute recommendation after arriving in San Francisco, not that hungry so small plates were just what we wanted. Food, wine and ambience for a Spanish experience were perfect, such a stylish restaurant, highly recommended!!

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  34. KelseyM

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Love bringing SF friends here who have not tried Abrazo. They are always impressed !

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  35. Kentucky

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Back on town and a first stop was Abrazo. Thankfully this Russian Hill gem only gets better.Great food (Gem salad, roasted figs,Sole, Lamb Chops, great wine by the glass) and impeccable service. Owner Mike keeps a watchful eye on everything and the result is a friendly, professional and mellow dining experience.

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  36. richshoe

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Spanish food. We were just in Spain and was craving the cuisine, and this restaurant delivered big time! Loved the garlic shrimp, oysters, and patatas bravas. The dulce de leche ice cream was heavenly. Will definitely go again and often.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was pleasantly surprised. Food was exceptional.

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  38. TiaraV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From tapas to paella everything was outstanding and flavorful. Highly recommend.

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  39. mvmvm

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my wife and I visited Abrazo on her birthday and everything from the food, service, and ambiance was amazing. will definitely keep coming here again and again!

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  40. MrMB

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A worthy successor to Zarzuela, such a well run operation with excellent and interesting menu choices, recommend the sangria.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Abrazo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 872-9239.

Abrazo is rated 4.8 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Abrazo

2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union
  • Neighborhood
    Russian Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Seafood, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Cable Car Line 45 Bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Pawlik
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 872-9239
  • Catering
    Abrazo is able to cater party's anywhere from 20 to 200 people at a near by offsite loaction.
  • Private party facilities
    Abrazo Private Dining is available to reserve for private parties at our iconic location on San Francisco’s Russian Hill.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager: (415) 872-9239
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