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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Bar
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1800 Montgomery St, between Francisco St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to try this place after finishing up Alcatraz tour-just across the street from ferry. Disappointed with the moscow mules not being served in the traditional copper mugs-but they were fair. Food was excellent however! Had the sea bass and it was cooked to perfection. Others in party had steak and ribs and they were all pleased. Had a... More 

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Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited an hour, which we expected, and it was worth it. We grabbed martinis at the bar and sat outside. It was delicious. Live music. Great service. Dim lighting. Tiny, intimate booth. Make a reservation--you won't be disappointed.

Thank am420jeep
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Ordered the ribs. Came along French fries and coleslaw. Simply amazing. Everything was just right. Had to sit at the bar as the wait time was quite high. Can't wait to return..

Thank ntm1969
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for lunch for no other reason than it is opposite the Alcatraz pier. Service was good. Food was good. Restaurant looks nice. It filled up quickly and was jam packed at lunch, interestingly most seemed to be people on lunch rather than fellow tourists. A tad on the expensive side, $40 for ribs with fries. Recommended.

Thank easytopleasetravelle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in to the restaurant after the night tour of alcatraz. Food was amazing, however the service was extremly rushed. My husband has finished his dinner and his plate was picked up before he had finished his fries and before i had finished my dinner which has never happened me before. We did not have dessert or coffee, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are even in SF or NYC you must stop by and grab lunch/dinner at Hillstone. The service is great and the spinach dip to die for!! Highly recommend. Marcie

Thank Marcie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out for dinner at Hillstone in SF. The staff was very friendly and the dishes were excellent. It was one of my best (maybe even the best) filet I ever ate. Congrats!

Thank Coni H
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this location doesn't measure up to the standards in quality, food and service that the chain is up to. The service was floppy and the food wasn't as tasty as in other location. Hopefully it was just my luck and it was an off day.

Thank CutbertoParraNicolin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We walked in without reservation about 12.30 on a Saturday morning & lucky enough as within the next 40 minutes it would have been impossible to get a table. We enjoyed a lovely lunch of cheese burger & chips and for me the healthy option of kale & roast chicken salad, which was healthy no fried or coated chicken. After... More 

Thank AliMcDaniel
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Stopped in for a drink before dinner, at the old Houston's location on The Embarcadero. Quick service, good selection of gins and other spirits, though did not plumb the rum selection this time. A Junipero martini was $18 (yikes) though my wife got a well Greyhound up, it was $11, the grapefruit juice was fresh, and the portion was ample.... More 

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: 14153929280

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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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