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San Francisco Restaurants

Hayes Street Grill

  • 320 Hayes St. Map It
  • $$$
  • Seafood

Updated 05/02/2013

Fodor's Review

Arrive here just as local music lovers are folding their napkins and heading off for the 8pm curtain at the nearby Opera House, and you'll snag a table and some perfectly fresh, sustainable, and often local seafood. Much of the fish—sea bass, steelhead, swordfish—is simply grilled and served with a choice of sauces from beurre blanc to lemon-and-caper butter. A pile of crisp, thin Belgian frites rides alongside the grilled offerings. Seasonal dishes can

include combinations like local petrale sole with Mendocino white chanterelles, thyme, and fingerling potatoes (Patricia Unterman oversees the kitchen with chef Rob Zaborny). Folks who eschew water-based fare will be happy to know a Bavette steak and thick pork chops are on the menu. Brass coat hooks, white tablecloths, a long bar, and a mix of banquettes and tables define the traditional San Francisco look of this four-decades-old seafood stronghold.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

320 Hayes St., San Francisco, California, 94102, USA

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Phone:

415-863–5545

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch weekends

Updated 05/02/2013

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Nov 24, 2009

Hayes Street Grill Review

Easy to locate, Hayes St. Grill serves excellent, simple fish with a choice of sauce as their signature. Salads are a delight. The room is rather spare in decor and can get a bit noisy if the crowd is large, but service is perfect. The after 7PM prix fix dinner is a real deal.

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Mar 24, 2007

boston visitor

terrific seafood and very good service. We arrived just after the crush for the performance and were treated to a quiet evening. The petrale sole was delicious as was the tuna; salads also top notch.

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Aug 19, 2006

Best Looking Servers in Town

Best scallops I ever ate!!!!

By kam

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Jun 21, 2000

You can't go wrong here

Hayes Street Grill is a reliably excellent choice for seafood in SF. Plus, a bonus, the best french fries around!

By Karen

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Jun 19, 2000

Great seafood

I think this is one of the best places for seafood in San Francisco. Most of the dishes aren't too showy, just straightforward and terrific. Try it.

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