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Nob Hill Grille Restaurant

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969 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-4804 (Pine St)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bustling with good food

Booked via OpenTable, we mistakenly went to Nob Hill Cafe first! Still got here in time for reservation. Shown to our table and don't be put off by appearance - the food here is excellent. Our party of four had Swordfish or Short Rib Beef, with a variety of accompaniments - all good. The table next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked via OpenTable, we mistakenly went to Nob Hill Cafe first! Still got here in time for reservation. Shown to our table and don't be put off by appearance - the food here is excellent. Our party of four had Swordfish or Short Rib Beef, with a variety of accompaniments - all good. The table next to ours were so... More 

Thank Dogsdinner237
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made the reservation at the last minute. We got a great seat near the door, great for people watching. Lovely local neighbourhood vibe in the restaurant. Service was very good considering there were only 2 guys serving. I was feeling in a comfort food mode and ordered the Mac n cheese for starter and the beef short ribs for main... More 

Thank pat_dub_1
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It's a small space cranking out a great selection of food. Beer list is a solid option as were wines. No booze. Grab a spot at the bar to watch the chefs work their tails off and whip up the great meals

Thank kingpowder76
IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very good fresh food and a lot of delicious wines!! The owners are very friendly. We choose for the pasta and fish special. Good prices for very good food!!

Thank FloorBD
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My main complaint is that service was very slow, and yet the waiter added himself a 17% tip on my bill. We were only three people: it is not standard to add the tip on the bill with such a small group! The food was fine while lacking flavor: I had to add salt, which I usually never do. I... More 

Thank G S
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a great place to eat lunch! The food was spectacular and great tasting! The corn-beef hash was amazing. The pieces of corn-beef were think and large. The egg that came with was perfectly cook to my liking. The sauce they used was superb and mixed nicely with the corn-beef. Great place and also a bit of a wait.

Thank Donaldh1981
Latina, Italy
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Me and my wife had dinner at this place because we liked the menu that seemed to offer a good choice of dishes and in addition it was also located near our hotel. We arrived around 21, the place was not crowded at all, so we sit on a table in front of the counter and begin to read the... More 

Thank Nicola C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I was on business last week in Nob Hill and, being unfamiliar with the area, relied heavily on web reviews to find restaurants. That is how we ended up here. The reviews were positive. The place doesn't look like much, but the food is pretty good. It was a bit pricey for what is was, but not much more than... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We waited just a few minutes to get a table for 5. We ended up getting burgers and fries all around. The truffle fries are the best I have ever had. Service was okay, not the best. There was a slight confusion with the waiter - he didn't bring menus for about 10 minutes. We would go back for a... More 

Thank Elizabeth P
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have heard that this place was famous and I was in SF and went for breakfast one morning. Just not overly impressed with the food. Pleasant staff but could't help but notice really not much more than a typical diner. I'll try it again next time in town.

Thank 43hughb

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 969 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-4804
    (Pine St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-474-5985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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

Staying in Nob Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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