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Hillstone

1800 Montgomery St, (between Francisco St & The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111-1013 (The Embarcadero)
415-392-9280
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Ranked #229 of 4,922 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Californian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Tralee, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fabulous meal at the Hillstone. Great value for delicious food. Love the fact that you can bring your own wine !! Shrimp Starter was amazing !! Seared Tuna for Dinner was wonderful. One of the best meals of my 3 week visit to the states.

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Blaricum, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Local friends suggested we meet here for dinner and we had an outstanding dinner. Located just opposite the Alcatraz landing (pier 33) on the Embarcadero, Hillstone has a nice atmosphere, super attentive staff and fantastic food. In particular, we can recommend their Tuna Platter and Thai Steak and Noodle salad - simply delicious! It is by no means cheap though,... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped at Hillstone to have some drinks and wait, before watching the 4th July fireworks in San Francisco and after a long day of sight seeing. The place was packed, but after waiting 5 minutes, we were lucky to find 3 places at the bar. The service was attentive and the waitresses were always smiling, despite the huge crowd.... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been coming here since they opened originally as Houston's now renamed Hillstone, but same ownership. No matter what location you visit , the food is consistent as is the service . Tonight we each had the grilled artichokes. Perfection . Then I had the kale salad with chicken.

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New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After a big day sightseeing, the Hillstone offered a lovely retreat for a delicious meal and a couple of cold beers. We were glad we booked in advance as the queue for a table was lengthy and no space to wait at the bar.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a nice location along the Embarcadero! We opted for patio seating as it was a beautiful, 75-degree, sunny day in San Francisco. The oversized yellow sun umbrellas are attractive and provide just the right amount of shade. The menu is very similar to the Rutherford Grill in Napa, a sister restaurant. We love the salads at the Rutherford and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We parked nearby looking for a place to eat. Stumbeled upon Hillstone, without any expectations. The service was great and the food even better! Definitely going back!

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Absolutely love this place! I have been coming here for over 6 years and my fiancé has about 10 years under her belt. The service is impeccable each and every time. If you plan on dinning here I would suggest that you start any meal off with the artichokes and end it with the sundae dessert. Everything in between those... More

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Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had lunch on quite a hot day and decided to have a couple of salads. We were very happy with our selections. Can recommend the Seared Tuna (cooked beautifully) and the Grilled Chicken Salad which sounds a bit boring but was very tasty.

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New Zeland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Were in a hurry as had to catch the ferry to Alcatraz. Staff were amazing and got our lunch out ASAP. Lovely atmosphere with great decor. Beer was good. Daughters Thai Beef Salad (fantastic). Friends Nice Litttle House Salad (Great). My Giant Shrimp Cocktail (average). Was a great stop though

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