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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Bar, Pub
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1800 Montgomery St, between Francisco St & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111-1013
+1 415-392-9280
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a fast lunch with some colleague this week, the place is nice and service is good. We shared some salad to start and we had sandwiches and burger , everything was good fresh and well served .

Thank fabioborsoi
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the food here is consistently tasty, but the salads are so good I rarely eat anything else on the menu. You won't be disappointed with your menu selection.

Thank Roy S
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a refreshing change to find a restaurant that serves real fresh food. The garden fresh grilled artichokes were as good if not better than I've had in Italy. My tuna salad was made of fresh ingredients and the tuna was seared to perfection. What a pity this is not the standard of food across America.

Thank Nick2557
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from Australia. We had the crispy chicken sandwich and chicken and kale salad for lunch. The food was fantastic- very fresh. The service was also great. Tiffany was our waiter, she was excellent and very attentive. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Grace L
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hillstone is one of my favourite restaurant in San Francisco. Even my son who only visits San Francisco once a year has to pay a pilgrimage every time. I like their prime rib, french dip and grill artichoke. Love the dessert too.

Thank Piggybun
Grass Valley, California, United States
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, San Francisco is a very expensive town. From what you pay for the meal, to what they add on for mandatory employee health care and assorted taxes. Our cruise ship was docked in port overnight and this restaurant was within easy walking distance, and we could meet up with some dear friends. They have a varying menu... More 

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Anyone who has been to San Francisco knows about Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. Although there are lots of places to eat near these attractions, they are typically tourist spots which is why Hillstone is so wonderful. To be sure some tourists find their way to this restaurant, but by and large, it is a native San Franciscan... More 

Thank outsols
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've been coming to Hillstone for years, in fact I used to come here when this place was still called Houston's. The restaurant is part of a chain but whatever your idea about chain restaurants is I think Hillstone would surprise you. The food and the service are always outstanding and in the many years of eating here I never... More 

Thank Andraf
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We decided to try this place after finishing up Alcatraz tour-just across the street from ferry. Disappointed with the moscow mules not being served in the traditional copper mugs-but they were fair. Food was excellent however! Had the sea bass and it was cooked to perfection. Others in party had steak and ribs and they were all pleased. Had a... More 

Thank stephmcc
Rhode Island
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We waited an hour, which we expected, and it was worth it. We grabbed martinis at the bar and sat outside. It was delicious. Live music. Great service. Dim lighting. Tiny, intimate booth. Make a reservation--you won't be disappointed.

Thank am420jeep

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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
US$41 - US$80
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-9280

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood home.
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