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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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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 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, the Hillstone group delivers a good, consistent food and venue experience. Great wines by the glass (Il Fauno super Tuscan was particularly good).

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped her for lunch on a day out in San Francisco. Lovely atmosphere with white linen table clothes and great service. We all had the home made in house burgers and they were AMAZING! First of all, they are huge standing about 3 inches high off the plate with all the toppings, and second, they are SO delicious. This restaurant... More 

Thank Verity S
Huntington Beach, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here about 4 years ago and remembered having a great lunch here. Was in town again and wanted to find a place to go with family for dinner for a great steak. I made the right choice. Ordered the rib-eye steak. It was excellent. All the sides are extra, as is salad, etc. The steak was $38.00... More 

Thank Jeff S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in SFO! I came with my family and friends to eat. It was perfect! The service was amazing, the food was so delicious!! Friendly and kind stuff! So interesting plates! Taste the bbq ribs!! They will blow ur mind!!

Thank Dimitra O
Dayton, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Houston's is one of my fav spots in the country! This spot was a little more unusual than normal...they were out of their crab cakes, out of their soup of the day, our salmon was raw...it seemed as though they were out of everything we ordered! But through it all ...the customer service was par non! They offered us a... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went before the Alcatraz night ferry as the restaurant is across the street from the terminal. We had the spinach/artichoke dip which was yummy to start and both had burgers which were really good. The wait staff was terrific.....we would go back.

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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in California for 8 nights staying in Santa Monica and San Francisco , after our 2 visits to Santa Monica thought we would try San Fransisco. We made our reservation for 9 pm arrived and told our table would be ready soon and to have a drink at the bar no problem . After 40 min wait we sat... More 

Thank digio
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is very short , but everything is VERY good !!! Service is Vera precise and professional. I highly recommend it

Thank José S
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

we were not going to go to this place but I don't regret we did. We had to wait like 35 min for our table ( worthwhile ) . Megan took care of us ( she did great ) . We had artichokes ( got to try them ) . Ribs and Fish with shrip. Very good place. actually :... More 

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Restaurant Details

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