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Hayes Street Grill

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Sat, 2/16
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Six Hog Island Oysters on the Half Shell
Grilled Calamari, Fresh Cranberry and Artichoke Salad
with Aoili‏
Crispy Fried Monterey Sardines
with Peppers,‏ Preserved Lemons, Olives and Harissa
Melon Salad
with Toasted Peanuts, Pickled Shallots and Vietnamese Herbs
Summer Tomatoes, Feta and Lemon Cucumber Salad
Green Salad
with Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
with Toasted Pecans
Daily Soup
Celery and Mushroom Soup
(With French fries and choice of sauce)
Local King Salmon
Alaskan Halibut
Fijian Mahi Mahi
Marinated Bodega Bay Albacore
delicious served rare
Sichuan Peanut Sauce
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tomatillo Cilantro Poblano Salsa
Beurre Blanc
Tartar Sauce
HSG Paella
with Wild Srimp, Hog Island Clams, PEI Mussels, House Chorizo, Saffron Rice
Half Moon Bay Petrale Sole
with King Trumpet Mushrooms, Thyme and Butter Ball Potatoes
Half Moon Bay Sand Dabs (on the Bone) Meuniere, Watercress, French Fries
Pan Fried Drake's Estero Oysters
with Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, French Fries
House-Made Boudin Blanc Sausages, Arugula-Frisee Salad, French Fries
Grilled Niman Pork Chop
with Mashed Potatoes, Blue Lake Beans, Apple-Cherry Chutney
Grilled Sliced Niman Bavette Steak
with Arugula, Salsa Verde, French fries
Mariquita Summer Squashes with Basil
Our dessert menu changes daily
Creme Brulee
Chocolate Cream Tart
Berry Cream Cake
Concord Grape Ice, Watermelon-Mint Ice and Frozen Straus Yogurt
with a Lemon Shortbread Cookie
Hot Fudge Sundae
with Toasted Pecans
Ice Cream
Vanilla or coffee
$40 - $80
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner on a Thursday night - after any performances had started to the restaurant was only about half full. We had a great meal - in summary good, fresh, relatively simple food cooked well. The salads were nice and fresh and well made...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I might say this place is hust perfect for business lunch. Not plain, not rich. Nice service and good honest food. The fish was good and a big portion. I had to ask to wrap the rest. Apparently they have one of the best burger...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sciopina
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My 'go to" place for many years......first visit in a long time. Meal not up to standard and majorly lacking in presentation....fish, sliced mushrooms, fingerling potatoes all piled together with nondescript sauce...a big plate of tan mess! Not worth the price. The staff, however, remain...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JenniferSHayes
Reviewed September 24, 2018

European ambience , lovely food, reasonable rates. Had some excellent soup, salad , salmon and bass fish as well as simple ice cream

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Milind P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Hays Street Grill is one of my 'go to" places especially before the Ballet or Opera. The food is always simple, and impossibly fresh and the service consistently great. Love this place!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Janice Z
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I was last here years ago; took an out of town friend. Overall: meh. Dry, unimaginative fish. Fritto mixto soggy, kinda greasy, warm, not hot. Couldn't even get excited about dessert. Even the interior, while clean, feels a little tired. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jay S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Was here years ago and have fond memories. But disappointed this time: 1. My Swordfish was overcooked (even though the waiter assumed me it would be medium rare). 2. The portion size was very small and it was cut too thin. 3. No Pinot Noir...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank SanFranciscoEric
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This is the best seafood restaurant in San Francisco. Not the place if you are looking for a very trendy restaurant, with tiny portions and appetizers and entrees that look like they are gift wrapped art objects from a Paris boutique. This restaurant serves real...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank PliniusCaecilius
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I ate at the Hayes Street Grill before attending a performance of Siegfried. The grilled sea bass with french fries accompanied by the sauvignon blanc was exactly what was needed in advance of 5 hours of Wagner.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We had booked an early seating prior to the opera so we were in first seating. I ordered the Alaskan Halibut with butter sauce and my friend ordered the soft shell crab special. He had never tried them before. My fish arrived barely lukewarm and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Rosemary B
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April 3, 2015|
Response from Maya D | Reviewed this property |
I was there a week ago and they had scallops on the menu served over a celery purée :)
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