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Hillstone

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Californian, Hamburgers
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1800 Montgomery St, (between Francisco St & The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
415-392-9280
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good experience, food and service

i recently visited Hillstone in Santa Monica and didn't know there was one in San Francisco. Some friends booked this and I was surprised that it was here. Same menu, very good food,mine ribeye steaks were raved about, the ahi tuna was described as delicious, the ribs I had really hit the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
georgegibbs
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Billings, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is very good and offers options for everyone. The chips for an appetizer are great and the burgers are good too. The people in my party had a variety of food and it was all good. It is a bit more expensive, you should make a reservation and dress up.

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Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Every time we go into San Francisco for an event, we go here for dinner. We are never let down, either by the meal or the service. We usually start with the spinach and artichoke dip, which is spiced up with sour cream and salsa to go with it. My wife and I both had a rib eye, mine was... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There were 6 people in our group. Two people ordered non-alcoholic drinks that were $10 each and tasted like medicine, one tasted better than the other which was ordered at a different time. Burgers/sandwiches/salads were about $20-22 which was a ridiculous price compared to the amount of food served. There was not much in terms of selections. The food tasted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Took my husband to Hillstone for his birthday. The place has a wonderful and warm atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. There's a big bar area where you can comfortably wait for your table. We only had main courses but felt that it was not great value for money. My husband had the BBQ ribs which were lovely but... More 

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158 reviews 158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

i recently visited Hillstone in Santa Monica and didn't know there was one in San Francisco. Some friends booked this and I was surprised that it was here. Same menu, very good food,mine ribeye steaks were raved about, the ahi tuna was described as delicious, the ribs I had really hit the spot. Good selection of well priced wines and... More 

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Melbourne
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Having eaten here a few times, I can't fault the quality of the meal or the service. The house-smoked Salmon appetiser is one of my favourites. Love the amosphere with the large booths and low-lit room. The open kitchen is a hive of activity and the live music on the nights I've visited, has been tasteful, not overpowering on a... More 

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San Francisco
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We used to live a block away and dined here often, so were eager to return and pleased to see that it is just as good as always. The burger is huge and juicy, but the French Dip sets the standard for all others. The location is ideal, right on the Embarcadero, but it can get very loud when the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Many years ago my husband was in Pasadena and had a Hawaiian Ribeye from this place Houstons (owned by Hillstone), and we have tried everywhere we go to get to this place. We have made reservations but flights being delayed, kids sick, other reasons, we have never made it. So as we walked to visit Alcatraz I noticed it right... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Hillstone for a long time, and must say that for a chain restaurant, they do a particularly good job. Their strength lies in hiring excellent staff, and using good quality ingredients. The Kale salad is a particular winner, as is the burger. That said, I am frustrated by a number of things. Since they don't have... More 

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Shanghai, China
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72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dropped into Hillstone for a light snack and sat at the bar. Nice, upscale atmosphere, attentive service, and pretty good food. I had the ribs which were very good, but not quite worth the $35 price tag. Still, a nice meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 Montgomery St, (between Francisco St & The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-392-9280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Californian, Hamburgers
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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