Fodor's Expert Review Hayes Street Grill

$$$ Hayes Valley Seafood

You'll snag a table if you arrive at this longtime (since 1979) standby just as music lovers are folding their napkins and heading off for a show at the nearby Opera House or SFJAZZ Center. Fresh, sustainable, often local seafood lures the faithful here, as well as peak seasonal produce from the nearby region. Much of the fish—yellowtail, salmon, swordfish—is grilled and served with a choice of sauces, from beurre blanc to lemon-and-caper butter. Brass coat hooks, white tablecloths, a long bar, and a mix of banquettes and tables define the traditional San Francisco look.

Seafood Lunch Dinner Intimate Pre-Theater $$$

Quick Facts

320 Hayes St.
San Francisco, California  94102, USA


Known For:
  • Seafood
  • Pre-concert dining
  • Preconcert dining
  • Old-school ambience
  • Simple yet excellent fish preparations
  • Choice of sauces
  • White-tablecloth dining in timeless atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed most Mon. No lunch weekends

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