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Sam's Grill

374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
+1 415-421-0594
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“sand dabs” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's like going back in time to a restaurant that was first opened in 1867 and is furnished like its about 80 or 90 years ago. It has a real atmosphere that transports you back to the old style. It's actually very moody and a...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the oldest restaurant in SFO, fifth oldest in the country. Old fashioned traditional decoration. The food is great, with a big emphasis on fresh seafood. Wide choices on the menu. We had a large party and everyone's food was very good. Location is convenient...More

Thank BigSur707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Went here for a birthday lunch with an old college classmate. As usual food and service were great. If you want to try an piece of old San Francisco try this place.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For over 25 years, Sam's Grill has been my go-to choice for seafood (and occasionally sweetbreads) when in San Francisco (with Tadich my fall back on weekends when Sam's is closed). It's become my favorite restaurant in a city that has an unbelievable range of...More

Thank SR260
Reviewed 13 October 2017

like the little room to sit in for dinner, offer quietness and privacy. the service and food are all good.

Thank J G
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A classic old school restaurant in the heart San Francisco's FiDi area, there's nothing truly unique about Sam's Grill except that it doesn't pretend that it's nothing more than home to well prepared seafood dishes with a sensibility that you can find it only in...More

Thank jalfong
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ok, had a lovely meal, Very pricey & not particularly big, then immediately we finished the waiters attitude changed, we were Dumped the bill, while still drinking our drinks, then he returned 3 times in a matters of 4-5 minutes and then asked to settle...More

Thank john_mason950
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A group of us tried Sam's for lunch and it was wonderful. Our waiter Stephanos made us feel like old friends, the menu is very impressive. Most of the dishes are fish, but they do have a handful of meat options. Just ask them to...More

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Sam's reminds me of the Tadich Grill minus the bar. Menu is similar - get some seafood! I had a blackened swordfish entree and it was very good. Service was reasonable as were the prices. Easy to find and get a table.

Thank VermontGolfer
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This was probably one of the best places we ate in SF. It's small and old school. The servers are in tuxes and the attention to serving you is fabulous. They close at 9 and we walked in at 835. The host didn't hesitate to...More

1  Thank kik2
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Calidiva50 | Reviewed this property |
It's cramped for large parties. I would say it's not kid friendly. It's a bit stuffy. Very much oriented for business lunches
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-421-0594
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