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1800 Montgomery St, (between Francisco St & The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
415-392-9280
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Ranked #197 of 4,976 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Sacramento
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Parking can sometimes be hard to find but its a short walk from the closest Muni stop. Have eaten here numerous times over the last 2 years and have never been disappointed. Haven't eaten outdoors on the patio yet but the inside booths are comfortable, nice views of the Embarcadero and the bar carries local games on tv. The veggie... More

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Irvine, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We took the tour to Alcatraz this morning and got back around 1:30, more than ready for lunch. A friend recommended Hillstone, which is directly across the street from the Alcatraz terminal, so we tried it. We were very pleased. I had a Thai steak salad and my friend had a grilled chicken salad. We also shared an order of... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

All of Hillstone's menu items are superb. We go often for menu items that are must haves. We live the grilled artichoke appetizer. We have tried to find better and can't find better. You will also never have a better French Dip sandwich. I don't know how they do it, but it is incredible. Even if you dislike Kale, you... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After visiting Alcatraz went for lunch. Best French Dip ever. Words escape me. Food, service, & ambiance real wonderful. Of course it was expensive, it's San Francisco. What else would expect.

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Basel, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We decided to walk and find a place for a drink and snack before heading to see the Coit Tower, from where one can have great 360o views of San Francisco and the Bay Area. We walked in the direction Pier 39 - Embarcadero and found a place called Hillstone, almost at the waterfront, that looked nice. We sat on... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great service , exceptional wine, and excellent food . I highly recommend the Hawaiian Rib Eye and the Crab cakes. The atmosphere was pleasing to the eye but due to the open concept it was a little noisy. The one downer was the lack of onsite parking.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Everytime I go to SFO I take the opportunity to walk from down town to this place. It doesn't make sense to drive. Parking is expensive. You can walk on Montgomery all the way into the rest. Service is very friendly and the restaurant is clean with a nice atmosphere. i like to sit in the bar area and eat... More

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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Found this place by accident. it is across from Pier 33. We went here for Lunch. As soon as we walked the smells we just mouth watering. the food was just outstanding as was the service. Good wine selection to boot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had just finished the "adults only" night at the Exploratorium (what a great idea - definitely recommend it) and we didn't want to go too far. Fortunately, we found Hillside. We were seated immediately at the bar (our choice - it was only a 15 minute wait for a table but we were hungry) and the service was prompt,... More

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Clearwater, FL
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140 reviews 140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I can't figure out why this gem is not more crowded with tourists, but I'm not complaining! We eat here every time we visit San Fran. We love the smoked salmon appetizer, the ribs, the Hawaiian ribeye and the grilled chicken salad. Don't miss the hot fudge sundae for dessert - it's the best ever and totally shareable. Tonight, we... More

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Additional Information about Hillstone

Address: 1800 Montgomery St, (between Francisco St & The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
Phone Number: 415-392-9280
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Californian

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