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Abrazo, San Francisco, CA

Abrazo

4.8
4.8
292 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 15 times 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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What 292 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood Spanish restaurant. Service was attentive and the food was great. The fig appetizer was incredible!
  2. j

    jar321

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebrations!
  3. T

    Taylor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad and I came for an impromptu bday dinner and had a great time! The food was yummy and company was wonderful. My dads new favorite spot to eat in the city!
  4. KK

    KaitlinK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend this place for a cute romantic night out. The food is was delicious, the service was top notch! Very much looking forward to my next visit
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed another excellent meal and evening at what is now my favorite neighborhood restaurant on Russian Hill. Outstanding service, food and hospitality. I highly recommend.
  6. ME

    MarcoE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Maitre de needs training in good manners. Never coming back.

    AbrazoResponded on August 2, 2022Marco, I understand your frustration that you did not receive a window table, but you also have to understand that is a "guest request" and not a guarantee. I have 2 window tables for parties of 4, I had 10 requests for those tables on Saturday when you were here. I do my best to accommodate all requests but sometimes it is impossible. I really hope you enjoyed your dining experience with your family besides the seating arrangements. Thank you, Michael Pawlik Maitre d/Executive Chef/Owner

  7. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a warm, welcoming and inviting restaurant with wonderful food.
  8. EM

    EileenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Russian Hill. The food is great and the staff is warm and hospitable. I always have to order the roasted carrots and the salad with nectarines and duck. We shared the lamb shank, paella, and pork loin entrees and loved all 3. Their sangria is fresh and really refreshing on a warm day -- not too sweet, as in many places. It's a treat to come here when I am in SF, now that I have moved away from the neighborhood.
  9. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant, excellent, well-prepared and delicious food. A must see.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We had a great time and loved the food. The service was attentive and friendly.
  11. E

    Eater86

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot with original takes on Spanish/Mediterranean classics. Service was superb, food was unique and delicious, and ambiance was thoughtful without being stuffy. Highly recommend.
  12. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, very accommodating. My date arrived late, and they were understanding of the situation and allowed me to keep the table.
  13. s

    stevek

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was amazing. My boyfriend and I stopped in while in town for business and would recommend to anyone who asked for a recommendation.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a nearby neighbor on Russian Hill in San Francisco, this is by far my favorite local restaurant. (I’ve tried them all.) Great food, service & ambiance. I highly recommend.
  15. j

    juliee

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been fans of Abrazo since they opened in our neighborhood. It is great to see Michael realize his vision: inventive and fresh Spanish influenced food. The paella was superb last night!!
  16. AB

    AdrianaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Great service. Ambience was cozy and the Spanish music was just perfect for the room. I wish they’ve had mentioned our anniversary (I selected the option when reserving) but nevertheless we will come back and definitely recommend it to our friends.
  17. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is consistently outstanding!
  18. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo is a true neighborhood gem. We've eaten here off and on since it opened several years back, used their takeout options during the pandemic shutdown and are happy to see that it's better than ever. The kitchen has definitely upped its game. Every dish we had demonstrated an attention to detail and a flare for adding little touches that placed the meal at 'memorable'. From the simple tortilla to the refined charred octopus to the classic croquetas every dish was beautifully presented achieved the perfect balance of flavors. The Myagi oysters with accompanying gazpacho granita were among the best we've ever had. Their house made churros and ice cream were also great, particularly a basil scented scoop of ice cream the owner brought us to try. On this visit we only ordered from their tapas / appetizer menu, so we need to come back soon to try their main courses.
  19. LW

    LarryW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Abrazzo and we were just as impressed as the first time. Everything about this place appeals to us and, the fact that we can walk roundtrip makes it even better. We took 2 friends this time and will take 4 next time. Owner Mike Pawlik has done a great job.
  20. TH

    TeleHillFoodie

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is a neighborhood surprise. The food is inventive and fresh, the service warm, and the setting iconic San Francisco with the cable car rattling by regularly. We will be returning soon!
  21. TH

    ThomasH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing. I'd highly recommend the pork loin.
  22. SK

    ScottK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wonderful staff. I highly recommend it!
  23. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abrazo is consistently excellent and is my go-to restaurant for practically any occasion.
  24. C

    Cacro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. I would highly recommend this.
  25. A

    Audrey

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo was an absolutely amazing Mother's Day experience and dinner! Food was incredible, wine selection was good, staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We sat in the back room and felt transported to Spain! Highly recommend for any special occasion!
  26. MF

    MichelleF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice night. Had a table for 5 in the quaint back room. Very European feeling from decor to the food. The butter lettuce salad is outstanding as is the octopus! The pork loin was a hit! Will come back to try the chicken dish. Had two very good Spanish wines. No room for dessert. Would definitely recommend this lovely little restaurant!
  27. TM

    TedM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect Paella and Great Wine. Would recommend this place to everyone.
  28. AW

    AllenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good choices, welcoming atmosphere a great place for dinner.
  29. NC

    NamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The lamb shank was the best dish, however all items we ordered were tasty. I would highly recommend the basil ice cream. It was a new item on the menu and had very unique flavours. The ambiance was lively which was amazing as one of our first post pandemic restaurant meals. Service was also top notch.
  30. JM

    JeffM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service made the experience fun. Menu was well done, food delicious. Can’t wait to return.
  31. LW

    LarryW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Abrazo for the first time last night. We were greeted by Mike, the executive chef and owner and seated at a quiet table. While we brought our own wine, we started with a glass of Cava from the menu. The two of us shared 4 appetizers (bread, octopus, omelette and steak tartare) and split an entree of Tagliatelli. Everything about the experience was excellent. I knew the instant I walked into the restaurant I would be back. Comfortable, cozy place with attentive staff and spectacular food. I'd go back for the bread and octopus even if it was all they served. This is a local, small restaurant which will see us many more times in the future. It's our new favorite place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the dishes were delicious ( seafood paella, attic char, roasted carrot, and charred octopus). Sea food paella is my favorite. Friendly service and the food came out quickly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's a lovely neighborhood restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great.
  34. M

    Mickey

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, service, wines and cocktails. Great place to share meals. Read somewhere that the place is romantic, and would certainly agree the decor lends to that, but there’s enough activity that it doesn’t seem like a quiet, desolate place. Had a great business dinner.
  35. AA

    AllAboutTheFood

    Portland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Octopus was outstanding. Salad was a bit uninspired and overdressed but cocktails were inspired and would definitely return.
  36. DJ

    DanielJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Their charred octopus is amazing. Tagliatini is also very good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was bland and very overpriced for what was given. Also there was very little Spanish element to the dishes or ambiance.
  38. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner/Chef Michael and team are really nice, fun and professional.
  39. TD

    ToddD

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Took me back to my many months traveling around Spain. We will return. Everything we ordered was exceptional.
  40. AK

    AnnK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only complaint I would have is how noisy it was, mainly because it’s small and there were very very happy people in groups eating. Is that really a bad thing? Every thing we ate was superb, truly gourmet, and the cocktails amazing. Service was excellent, friendly and competent. Great little neighborhood restaurant.

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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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

Abrazo is rated 4.8 stars by 292 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 15 times 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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