Sam's Grill

★★★★★
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  • 374 Bush St

    San Francisco, CA 94104

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  • 415-421-0594

About Sam's Grill

Hours
Mon-Fri 11am-9pm Sat 5pm-9pm Closed Sundays
Reservations
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Nantucket bay scallops - EXCELLENT Seared and served in a ceramic serving pot and covered in a cauliflower soup at the table. It was good, but it wasn't as savory as it looked. I didn't find myself feasting on it after a couple servings. - Average

Salad of Scarborough Farm Greens - EXCELLENT
Roasted Beets with Feta Cheese - EXCELLENT

I forgot about the dessert!
-Vanilla Flan - THE BEST!
-Chocolate Peanut Butter coulant - Very interesting mix of peanut butter, bananas, ice cream, and marshmallows
-Carrot Cake - I'll pass next time
-Cheesecake - I'll pass next time

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★★★☆☆

Nantucket bay scallops - EXCELLENT Seared and served in a ceramic serving pot and covered in a cauliflower soup at the table. It was good, but it wasn't as savory as it looked. I didn't find myself feasting on it after a couple servings. - Average

Salad of Scarborough Farm Greens - EXCELLENT
Roasted Beets with Feta Cheese - EXCELLENT

I forgot about the dessert!
-Vanilla Flan - THE BEST!
-Chocolate Peanut Butter coulant - Very interesting mix of peanut butter, bananas, ice cream, and marshmallows
-Carrot Cake - I'll pass next time
-Cheesecake - I'll pass next time

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As a fourth generation San Franciscan and a 50 year customer of Sam's, I can say that it is one unique San Francisco experience and brings back the days of old. Fantastic fish dishes - Petrale Sole; great meat - veal chops, sweetbreads,

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★★★★★

As a fourth generation San Franciscan and a 50 year customer of Sam's, I can say that it is one unique San Francisco experience and brings back the days of old. Fantastic fish dishes - Petrale Sole; great meat - veal chops, sweetbreads,

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I came here on a Tuesday evening while visiting from out of town for work. The ambiance was a little lacking--it felt more like a diner. The food was good. I had the petrole fish which was very good and. I also tried the shrimp

3
★★★★★

I came here on a Tuesday evening while visiting from out of town for work. The ambiance was a little lacking--it felt more like a diner. The food was good. I had the petrole fish which was very good and. I also tried the shrimp

Pros: Generous portion sizes

Cons: ambiance and only average customer service

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I don't even know where to start. Easily the worst dining experience I have ever had. The waiter was snotty, condescending and forgetful. The bread, (which I had to wait a half hour for), was so hard that I had a hard time choking it

3
★★★★★

I don't even know where to start. Easily the worst dining experience I have ever had. The waiter was snotty, condescending and forgetful. The bread, (which I had to wait a half hour for), was so hard that I had a hard time choking it

Pros: The water seemed okay

Cons: Service, Food

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My girlfriend and I saw the good reviews and tried this place out for dinner. We made a reservation on a Friday night (recently) and were seated promptly when we arrived. We were a little suprised at the place- I couldn't tell whether we

3
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I saw the good reviews and tried this place out for dinner. We made a reservation on a Friday night (recently) and were seated promptly when we arrived. We were a little suprised at the place- I couldn't tell whether we

Pros: Quick seating

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My husband and I eat out a lot, and we value someplace unique with great food and service. This place had great seafood - I recommend the scallops in the "most popular" preparation - and good strong drinks. We did not like the steak, it

3
★★★★★

My husband and I eat out a lot, and we value someplace unique with great food and service. This place had great seafood - I recommend the scallops in the "most popular" preparation - and good strong drinks. We did not like the steak, it

Pros: great seafood, awesome calamari

Cons: so-so veggies

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I was shocked when I saw that some visitors to Sam's Grill actually hated the place. I've been there several times and I've always been more than satisfied with both the food and the service. The decor is old time San Francisco -- not

3
★★★★★

I was shocked when I saw that some visitors to Sam's Grill actually hated the place. I've been there several times and I've always been more than satisfied with both the food and the service. The decor is old time San Francisco -- not

Pros: Food - Large menu, Old S.F. charm, Stefano

Cons: Not open on weekends, Can get cramped

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Went here for lunch on a friday afternoon. Ceaser salad was subpar and the halibut was completely charred. My friend ordered the steak, medium well. It came completely charred on the outside and raw on the inside. The waiter never asked

3
★★★★★

Went here for lunch on a friday afternoon. Ceaser salad was subpar and the halibut was completely charred. My friend ordered the steak, medium well. It came completely charred on the outside and raw on the inside. The waiter never asked

Pros: Prompt seeting

Cons: poor chef

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Sam's Grill was short on the seafood. My prawns curry was tough and overcooked. The waiter was surly and uncommunicative. Perhaps we woke him up during his break before the dinner rush?

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★★★★★

Sam's Grill was short on the seafood. My prawns curry was tough and overcooked. The waiter was surly and uncommunicative. Perhaps we woke him up during his break before the dinner rush?

Pros: inexpensive, easy to find

Cons: poor ambience, surly waiter

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and step back in time at Sam's Grill. You'll find classic, starightforward food well prepared where the food presentation consists of a white plate, a lemon and maybe a sprig of parsley. No odd

3
★★★★★

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and step back in time at Sam's Grill. You'll find classic, starightforward food well prepared where the food presentation consists of a white plate, a lemon and maybe a sprig of parsley. No odd

Pros: Simple,Classic Food, Decor

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For some reason, this place still gets business. Therefore, the servers have been there forever and know that they don't have to try real hard. Same with the cooks - overcooked, bland, bad.

3
★★★★★

For some reason, this place still gets business. Therefore, the servers have been there forever and know that they don't have to try real hard. Same with the cooks - overcooked, bland, bad.

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Two words: veal porterhouse. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's one of the finest char-broiled, bacon-enhanced steaks I've ever eaten. Get one now!

3
★★★★★

Two words: veal porterhouse. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's one of the finest char-broiled, bacon-enhanced steaks I've ever eaten. Get one now!

Pros: old-school, private booths, classic

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Established in 1867, Sam's Grill is a living piece of San Francisco restaurant lore. From the wood-paneled dining room to the worn linoleum floor, Sam's is a monument to the old days of leisurely three-martini lunches. The trick to dining…

 

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