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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 #216 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went here with family to celebrate my husband's birthday. Definitely make a reservation because our table was ready when we arrived and they were packed. Not a bad entree among us. We each ordered something different and all were cooked exactly to order. Only a small hiccup with some lukewarm fries that came with my heavenly french dip sandwich, but... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
639 helpful votes 639 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The saving grave of this place was the service! While this was not my typical type of food (too chain-like), it was fine! Ask for Andrea when you get there - you won't be sorry! She knows how to treat people, checks in on you and isn't intrusive! Also makes appropriate recommendations and is spot on with stuff - like... More

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San Ramon, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was my first time in this upscale eatery near Levi Plaza in San Francisco. After a small glitch in getting served, we had a pretty good dining experience. We were sat in a booth and then forgotten. No server, no drinks, no anything. I got up and told the hostess that we somehow were not on anyone's radar. We... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

What a really wonderful spot. Great staff, lovely food and a super ambiance. These guys know how to really run a restaurant!

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This Hillstone location is right across from Pier 33 which makes it very each to get to. This is an upscale dinning experience. Hillstone is the parent company of Houston's which I am familiar with and this location still has the Houston's neon sign inside. The menu is almost 100% the same which was a great thing to see! I... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I'll keep it brief - we booked well in advance, yet when we arrived were told no table was available, despite the fact at least five tables of suitable size for our party-of-three, were cleared, laid and empty. Upon questioning, the hostess told us there were no staff to serve those areas despite the clear presence of diners in the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended by a local that this was a good place. It certainly was. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. The food was amazing. We tried the artichoke and spinach dip as an appetizer and it was fantastic. Then shared (because we have discovered most servings are huge) the roasted chicken with the fully loaded baked potato. There was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Hillstone is part of a small chain, we've now eaten at three of their locations and they are all excellent. Great comfort food, consistently presented at a very reasonable price in a nice setting. What more can you ask for?!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Was looking for a place near where we stayed to eat in north beach near coit tower. This place is known for its ribs and burgers although the menu was pretty upscale. We had both and they did not disappoint. Service was extremely attentive and even called a cab for us after dinner. They also had live jazz which was... More

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were looking for a casual meal and this is what Hillstone delivered. The service was excellent and the food was good quality except the steak was not cooked as we asked. The ribs are excellent and big and can be shared.

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