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Sam's Grill

374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
+1 415-421-0594
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's old school. Waiters in tuxedos. Heavily breaded everything. Tartar and cocktail. To be honest, I didn't know what we were getting in to - as we are not locals. I would have gone with something more modern and creative, as far as flavors and...More

Thank Shoup-a-loop
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Food was nothing spectacular but good and we enjoyed it. Portion was good. We had excellent service. It has the old restaurant ambiance which was cool. Very pricey.

Thank Mytreep
Reviewed 5 March 2018

One can come to be seen or hide in a booth or a private room. I haven't tried the patio, but I bet it is lovely on weekends. Thank heavens no loud obnoxious music. Food is good, of course. Woody is a fine manager.

Thank KEB94133
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Great place....old school San Francisco.... I was here for a work dinner and had the Cioppino.... hands down the best I have had. Great selection of local Beer and Wine, great bread and salad offerings to start the meal! The ambiance is cozy, comfortable and...More

Thank Huhner
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Reminds me of old New York SoHo. The service was good and food excellent. The dessert was a killer. Much too good.

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I thought just walking into Sam's was a magical step backwards in time, but to be seated in the tiny, wood-walled booth with an optional curtain to close for complete privacy was extraordinary. Loved the detailed history of the restaurant printed on the menu, including...More

Thank WestCoastTraveler69
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Up until our last five minutes at Sam's we were having a very good time. The restaurant is historical and we found the food solidly ok - not great, but above average. Then came the check. Our server who had been friendly up to this...More

1  Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

First the jackhammer outside the front wall did nothing for the ambience. Once we moved it was better. It’s an old style restaurant with booths. The shrimp cocktail was full of small shrimps but was very good. The blue nosed bass was grilled and good...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The concierge at the Taj recommended this restaurant on our last night with our family and it did not disappoint. Excellent seafood. Be sure to ask for one of the booths that are not visible from the entrance to the restaurant. Our waiter was great,...More

Thank boymomOmaha
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I contacted this place in anticipation of possibly eating there. Was instructed via phone by the host to send an email. Here was the reply (in part) from the manager: “Celiac isn’t transferable like cross contamination with peanuts or a vegan kitchen where grills must...More

Thank Erin S
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13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Calidiva50 | Reviewed this property |
It's cramped for large parties. I would say it's not kid friendly. It's a bit stuffy. Very much oriented for business lunches
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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