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Hayes Street Grill

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Hayes Valley
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320 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421 (Franklin Street)
+1 415-863-5545
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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297 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very classic grill specializing in seafood. Bottom line OK on all fronts, but lacking both character and creativity. Given the SF pricing, there are numerous restaurants that deliver more in the immediate Hayes Valley vicinity.

Thank mojo2018babushka
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1,641 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It aint gonna blow your mind, but they serve basic french inflected food for baby boomers who want they comfort.

Thank Alzor S
Oakland, CA
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

My friend and I enjoyed our recent dining experience here, my first time. It is very close to Davies Hall, a big plus. The ambiance of the restaurant is pleasant, with warm lighting. Both the host and waiter were gracious and accommodating. My friend was late in arriving and I enjoyed a cocktail while waiting for her. We shared cracked... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
New York, NY
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619 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have eaten at Hayes Street Grill at least 4-5 times over the years of visiting SF from NY. Once again, this was a wonderful experience! My wife and I went with eight other friends and each of us came away very satisfied. The persimmon-smoked trout appetizer was mouth-watering delicious as was my petrale sole (a local SF favorite). Dessert... More 

Thank Trup
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Have been coming to the Grill for years. Absolutely love their sand dabs. Prepared perfectly. Wait staff is top notch. Quiet and able to engage in intimate conversation as opposed to so many SF restaurants which are so loud one must yell across the table.

1 Thank BayIndigo
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I frequent this spot several times a month and have never been disappointed in the deliverables, great service, good menu and always a value for the food, same wait staff makes you feel welcome, love this spot.

1 Thank Susan R
Rockville, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were looking for a place near the San Francisco Opera where we could have an early dinner. Hayes Street Grill has a nice "old San Francisco" feel to it. We had a sensational meal of scallops and one of the best chocolate desserts ever called "bete noir." Unbelievably chocolate-y. Service was superb, and they had a great wine list.

1 Thank littlebig2014
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Hayes Street Grill is a cozy place to dine. The food is great as well. I had Paella, which was not quite traditional (more like chipping with rice), but delicious. My wife's halibut was done just right. Lastly, our waiter was exceptional.

1 Thank Nadorick
Oakland, California
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695 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Hayes Street Grill has become a bit old fashioned and thus is no longer the super-popular place it once was. Still very reliable for simple grilled fish dinners. Professional service.

1 Thank Thomas V
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Always consistent in the seafood deppartment, but that's not all. The food is always fresh and seasonal delicacies are the lead items.

1 Thank rsba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4421
    (Franklin Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bart Civic Center stop MUNI Van Ness and Hayes 21 Hayes bus in front of restaurant ...............
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-863-5545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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