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The Grove

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301 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
415-624-3953
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

Very casual, very pleasant, very friendly, very reasonably priced, and awesome sandwiches! We just stumbled upon it but really enjoyed it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Diane L
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Vancouver, Washington
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we went there because of the location to a event we were going to. I'm going to make this simple, you are in San Francisco where there are a ton of good-great restaurants. This isn't one of them. Over crowed, over priced, not especially good or average, oh and loud with small tables. do yourself a favor and go somewhere... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very casual, very pleasant, very friendly, very reasonably priced, and awesome sandwiches! We just stumbled upon it but really enjoyed it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Grove is located near both Symphony Hall and the San Francisco Opera. If you are looking for reasonably priced, good food before a performance, this is a good place to stop. Lots of choices and they are all pretty good. There is a little bit of outdoor seating in front of the place - and you can watch the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Casual restaurant with a comfortable setting. Order at the counter and the food is brought table side. Chicken pot pie was great - steaming hot with tender chicken. Also, had the carrot cake - moist and delicious.

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San Francisco, California
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215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were going to dinner before attending a concert at Davies Symphony Hall and frankly tried to get into several places we liked that were packed, and finally ended up at this restaurant as a last resort. You walk in and up to the counter where you order your food, cafeteria style. You can look at their printed menu or... More 

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Clayton, California
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186 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

So you order at the counter, then find a seat and they will bring your food to you. Casual place for breakfast or lunch - we had brunch - and were quite pleased. The grilled cheese and tomato soup was perfect, especially the soup. The eggs were excellent too. They do have a liquor license, so you could get your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great service, excellent food, and great coffee. All the things you want in a breakfast. Had their take on the Eggs Bennie and was one of the best I had.

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The fresh squeezed OJ, Coffee and Smoked Salmon benedict make you ready for the day of sightseeing. Had Breakfast there several mornings.

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Henderson, Nevada
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125 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This particular branch of the local chain is in the busy Hayes Valley neighborhood of the city. During early evenings it draws the Symphony, Ballet, and Opera crowd. Otherwise, it's populated by locals and city slummers. There's not much quality in the food and it's kind of pricey for what you get. In my opinion there are better restaurants in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to this site on the advise that its easier to find parking and less crowded from the Fillmore site. How true. Everytime I get to SF I make a point to get to the Grove for their out of this world French toast. LOVE IT

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Address: 301 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-624-3953
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 301 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-624-3953

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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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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