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Abrazo, San Francisco, CA
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Abrazo

4.8
4.8
336 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

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Californian, Seafood

  • 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, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and superb service. The lamb and pork were amazing! The bartender took our drink order which I appreciated! He came to our table to ask and was so knowledgeable about the cocktails and wines. The servers and manager were so attentive and friendly. Loved it!
  2. m

    mochacat

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a warm and cozy environment. Good service but not intrusive. Even though the restaurant was full the noise was fine and you could hold. A conversation could be held at a normal range. The octopus appetizer and pork loin main course were excellent. For dessert treat yourselves to the bunuelos.
  3. s

    steveno

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding Food and Fabulous Service. I’ll definitely be back!
  4. r

    richards

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine is consistently wonderful and the staff are friendly and professional. The scallops appetizer is absolutely fantastic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  6. MW

    MeggenW

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an absolutely magical Christmas Eve dinner. Arrived early. Nestled ourselves in a darling cozy waiting room and had a cocktail. Had persimmons & the roasted carrots for a starter. Sublime. The wait for the roasted chicken was well Wirth it. Dessert, French press and espresso helped us make it through midnight church service. Wonderful food. Attentive staff. Great location.
  7. AD

    AugustaD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent Xmas eve here with my adult Godson. His first time and really impressed. My favorite go-to spot for my family and friends!
  8. A

    Ailuckie

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Christmas dinner with friends at a neighborhood quaint restaurant. We had a table for seven and sat in the back of the restaurant. The back area did not have the ambiance like the front side of the restaurant. We ordered many dishes. Everything was good but none of the dishes were outstanding for the price. The restaurant forgot our paella dish but we ordered too many so it was fine. The chicken was dry.
  9. R

    Ross

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife took me here for my birthday on a Sunday night. The owner, Michael Pawlik, greeted us at the door and said, "Happy Birthday". We requested a quite table as the main dining room was lively, and I'm hard of hearing. We were offered a table in a separate dining room and had it to ourselves for most of our evening. We didn't feel particularly hungry, but the menu had many tasty sounding items, so we ordered 4 small plates and one main course. Since this was our first visit to Abrazo, I asked our waiter if we have overlooked anything that is a specialty and shouldn't be missed. Our food arrived, beautifully presented, and extremely delicious. We had just returned from 3 weeks in northern Italy and our elevated palette's we not disappointed in the least. By this time, I had forgotten that we were not hungry, and I immediately added to our order the Bone Marrow from the small plates menu that our waiter had recommended earlier. Don't miss it, please! The selection of Spanish wines is very good. Some Michael orders directly from Spain and you won't find them in your local Enoteca. I finished my meal with an espresso martini. Our waiter recommended the vanilla ice cream with rosemary and caramel. OMG!!!! I cannot wait to go back! We had walked to dinner from our hotel near Union Square, which means we walked for 25 minutes up to Nob Hill and across Russian Hill to get to Abrazo, and we walked back to our hotel because we wanted to savor the experience of the evening. One last thing. I've never written a review for anything, but Michael and his crew deserve to be recognized and rewarded for what they are achieving here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great dinner experience! Also really appreciated thoughtful support and service from the staff.
  11. KH

    KathyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. We decided to try Abrazo because of its high rating. It exceeded expectations. The albondigas (meatballs) were the best we've ever had! The scallops were prepared beautifully. We will definitely be back.
  12. M

    Malle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is exceptional strating with the host, waiter and everyone else. Food is delicious. Highly recommend lamb shank
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best, as always. 👍
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Michael and staff make you feel welcomed and comfortable. Our favorite place to take guests or just for us. Highly recommended
  15. M

    Merty

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Amanda was fantastic. All of her recommendations were spot on. Try the grilled octopus. It was a stand out. I had the seafood paella and loved it.
  16. l

    luvfrenchfood

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience with exceptional service. The food was delicious! We ordered an entree of halibut and small plates ( butter lettuce salad, oysters and scallops). Presentation, food quality and over deliciousness were 5 star! I ordered the coconut sorbet w/lime for dessert. Perfect! Not crowded at 7:00 pm. weeknight.
  17. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo is terrific, we loved our dinner and had a very enjoyable experience. The decor and lighting are lovely, server was knowledgeable and friendly and every dish was delicious.
  18. AN

    ANDREWN

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo is a hidden gem in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The food was fantastic and delicious with moderate portions. We started with grilled octopus and the house cured salmon. Then we had the exquisite lamb shank and the half-roasted chicken entrees. All tasted amazing. Reservations are almost a must on a Saturday as it's a smaller venue. Amanda our server was excellent and attentive.
  19. b

    babs

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem- good Spanish drinks and food. Octopus, seasonal dishes with fresh fruit... loved it.
  20. KR

    KarlaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although a neighborhood gem - definitely worthy of a trip across town. Food is always excellent and choices are varied. Chef/owner is very visible - welcoming & checking in on diners. Service & ambience are lovely.
  21. KD

    KarenD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the only thing is I wish I would have let the restaurant know that we had a 7:30 show so we were a bit rushed at the end of our meal.
  22. KG

    KittyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many beautiful flavors! Every dish was the best version of that dish I’ve ever had. The staff was so approachable and fun. Thank you for all the amazing suggestions!
  23. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo continues to deliver great food and service and its consistency is to be admired. This time I came with several friends, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, commenting on how good the various dishes we had, including the paella, were. Excellent deserts too.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was such a cute vibe! Great place for all occasions and they have a secret room in the back with more seating. Service was great and very welcoming. I was able to call and push back our reservations due to traffic without any issues. Our server was attentive and quick. Croquettes - cute little fried balls of creamy goodness. Cutest presentation too! Bone marrow - first attempt came to us undercooked but they took it back quickly without hesitation. The second attempt was so good and had lots of marrow! Pork pâté - those who like olives will enjoy this more than I did (personal preference!) The olive taste was a bit strong for me as I was hoping to taste more of the pork pâté itself. Braised lamb shank - this thing was pretty massive and glad it was shared! Super tender and the acidity from the tomatoes brought it all together. It was incredibly warming and the perfect autumn dish. Their grilled bread with the starters were perfect! We did not order drinks or dessert due to time restraints. Would dine here again. Bring a friend or two and try a variety of their starters and share a main. It was the perfect amount of food for two of us.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great service. Absolutely lovely dinner
  26. L

    Lucy

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining and great service. Highly recommended
  27. MC

    MattC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all around! I originally saw Abrazo while riding the Hyde cable car past it a couple of years ago (pre-pandemic) and I have been meaning to try it out for a long time. I don't live in the neighborhood though (I'm way down in the Southwest corner of SF), so it took a long time to finally make it happen. We chose a Wednesday night, and I rode the #45 bus from downtown (it drops you off right at Abrazo), and my wife met me there and found rock-star parking right in front on Hyde St. So, we were feeling lucky (and positive) from the very beginning. We had scheduled an early reservation at 6:15pm and were the first customers there. The staff greeted us as we walked in and made us instantly feel at home. We had a glass of wine before we sat for dinner and got some great wine advice. They let us taste a couple of the Spanish wines that we were unfamiliar with at no charge, and we settled on 6 small plates and a bottle of excellent Spanish white wine. The food was fantastic, artfully displayed, arrived promptly and they were great about keeping all the dairy products (cream, cheese, etc.) on the sides once we warned them of my wife's allergy. As the evening progressed, more and more people arrived, and the noise gradually grew, but it never got loud enough to make conversation hard. I highly recommend Abrazo and will be returning again soon. It's totally worth the trip across town.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was EPIC! Amanda and newbie Maggie were spectacular! And Jersey was also great! We feel like you are family. We were celebrating our High School reunion of 50 years. Can’t think of another place to spend our evening together! Okay
  29. E

    Emmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tapas were all delicious. Service was above and beyond, they helped us find a parking spot on a busy Saturday night.
  30. NS

    NatalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always loved the old Spanish restaurant that was before Abrazo, so we were very happy to have a superb replacement. This will be our go-to place!
  31. GF

    GFOOD

    San Francisco

    254 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abrazo is a wonderful restaurant. The menu is small as it should be. That way you know everything on the menu is excellent. And it was. The fresh oysters were good. The potato with chicken soup was outstanding. Don’t miss that one! It’s a great bowl of soup, unique and flavorful! The pork pate was great and a solid portion for two. The grilled persimmons salad was tasty. And the paella and petrale sole entree were perfect. We also liked the cheesecake and ice cream desserts. We say Bravo to Abrazo!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is nice, and Basil ice cream is amazing.
  33. DM

    DiarmuidM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All the usual Spanish options are on offer. Service is excellent.
  34. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We had the octopus and brad for appetizers which were both fantastic. Wife had the piaea and I had the chicken and also great choices. The staff followed my note when making the reservation for a special dessert request. Overall great place will come agian.
  35. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us each enjoyed our menu selections tremendously. We sat in the back room and it was cozy and did not feel crowded. The staff that took care of us were cordial and friendly. I look forward to my next visit.
  36. KM

    KelseyM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Michael and team are the best! Food is always delicious, new cocktails every few weeks to keep things interesting. Already planning our next dinner! Thank you!!!
  37. WD

    WilliamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was authentic spanish food. service was outstanding ( thanks Amanda). We me the chef since it was closing time. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a local vibe of the neighborhood.
  38. y

    yuto

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    it was overall a very average experience, food is average, the ambience is average. Except the price, very overpriced 😅

    AbrazoResponded on September 7, 2022I was confused over this review, so I pulled your receipt from last night. For your group of 6 the bill was $369 before tax, your group consumed 10 cocktails. The price for food breaks down to $38 per person, if you would like a copy of the receipt please feel free to give me a call with your email information and I can send a copy over. Thank you Michael (415)-872-9239

  39. 2

    24dinner

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious food and friendly attentive service at Abrazo! The bunelos dessert was exceptional- little fresh donut like balls with awesome vanilla ice cream. Michael and his team consistently provide top notch dining!
  40. SF

    ShahabF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal at a Wonderfully romantic and elegant restaurant...the food, from the octopus to the sole was amazing at each step. Service was professional and very helpful. This lis a restaurant to watch...cheers.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 336 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
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

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Californian, Seafood

  • 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, 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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