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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Bar
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1800 Montgomery St, between Francisco St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
+1 415-392-9280
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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 yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here fire s business meeting and was starving. Luckily I ordered the prime rib and was not disappointed! It's big enough for 2 to share. The ambience is business like and they do not allow baseball caps or flip flops. PRO TIP: if you think you'll get here after 6pm consider making a reservation.

Thank Miguel E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great ribs, wonderful grill artichokes and the best crab cakes I have ever had! I have been served food that was not hot on more than one occasion and have been there when artichokes and crab cakes were not on the menu. On the other hand, they serve Stuhlmuller chardonnay so I don't really care about the details too much.

Thank craig f
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Met up with some friends for lunch here. Really tasty food. The baba Ganoush was light and tasty. The french dip was to die for (they make it out of prime rib)! Cheeseburgers and hickory burgers were also amazing. you won't be disappointed about dining here.

Thank Ted L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the hickory burger was to die for! good atmosphere and friendly staff. parking is near the restaurant, placed in a good area.

Thank Rina G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere - awesome staff - good cocktail bar - good steaks and burgers on menu! Our waitress was great - very informed, great conversationalist.

Thank boog89
Lakeland, fl
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here with our children, menu selection is great and food is always excellent. Highly recommended

Thank Danielle D
Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

There's a chicken sandwich on the menu with limited availability - get it. I wasn't prepared to have the best sandwich of my life but it was amazing. I got it with tabouli and it was a great lunch. Service was quick, attentive, and welcoming. I really enjoyed this restaurant!

Thank AshleyEllen
Houston, Texas
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We are regulars at Hillstone/Houston's in Houston, Texas. We brought international friends to Hillstone in San Francisco with high expectations given our many years of dining at Houston's. While the food was very good overall, we were a little disappointed that the French fries were not as fresh as we expect from a Hillstone restaurant. In addition, the serving size... More 

Thank Pam T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Party of five - good but at times peculiar (read outright comical) service. Food is solid but lacks an extra gear to bring it all the way up. Sampled the jumbo shrimp and salmon starters. The rib was OK....but lacked cooking excellence. The accompanying "fully loaded" potato was voluminous, tasty but lacked nuance. The deserts were big but also lacked... More 

Thank Bregenholt99
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I've loved French Dip sandwiches since childhood. Inevitably, they are usually disappointing these days, never quite matching the magical taste and texture of my childhood memories. At last, I am happy. The French Dip at Hillstone is fantastic. The house-made bread is divine, the prime rib tender and moist, and the au jus perfection. Also must give props to the... More 

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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, Brunch, 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 415-392-9280

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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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