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Sam's Grill

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Financial District
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374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
+1 415-421-0594
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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Bend, Oregon
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a very nice dinner, if you go avoid Angelo as a server, he is arrogant and can't be bothered to serve you.

Thank bendtraveler803
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very thoughtful and found a nice corner table where we could park a stroller whilst we enjoyed a great meal. Anchor Steam beer on draft to top it off. Great friendly service made it very enjoyable.

Thank William J
Franklin, Tennessee
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was here with a conference so we had certain selections to choose from. I had a wonderful steak and my wife raved about the Salmon. Very nice staff. Not sure what the price was.

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Rockville, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We enjoyed Sam's Grill and would definitely go back. I had a seafood salad that was full of fresh crabmeat and shrimp--absolutely delicious. My husband had a seafood pasta that was terrific. The service was prompt and professional, and the paneled walls with photos took you back into a by-gone era.

Thank littlebig2014
Oakland, California
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419 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lots of fried sea food here. Lots of calories, lots of fat, lots of overcooked food. Old fashioned ambience, which is sweet, but they need to do a better job with the food. One leaves with a lump in the stomach.

Thank Thomas V
Bratislava, Slovakia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been there with friends. This was a nice surprise. The style is old school and waiters are nice and stylish. Food is great. Desserts also. So, go there, you won't be unhappy

Thank Ivan77999
Fresno, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

One of those places where the food is pretty darn good, but the star is really the place itself. One of a few places in town with this simliar feel to it (Tadich). Helpful waiters dressed in nice uniforms. Full bar is a focal point. Nice private tables with full walls around them on one side, and open dining on... More 

Thank RJ J
Austin, Texas
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Sam's Grill has been around in one form or another since 1867. Wow. The specialty here is seafood, and they serve up a wide array of choices. For starters, we had the crab cocktail, which was Dungeness crab claw meat (whole pieces) served like shrimp cocktail. There was a lot of crab meat, and Dungeness is in season at the... More 

Thank Marcus L
Durham, North Carolina
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food here was ok but I wouldn't go back. The clam chowder was really good. Our waiter was not very attentive. He seemed to have a little arrogance about himself.

Thank ncst8fan
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My partner and I payed a visit to this restaurant in downtown San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. Our experience turned out to be utterly disappointing. As soon as we got there, we were warned that we had to place our orders immediately because their kitchen was about to be closed. (Why do they take bookings for 8:30pm if... More 

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-0594

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

Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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