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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lakeland, fl
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank traceorama
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Following a great Alcatraz dusk visit, Hillstone was the nearest restaurant off boat to a hungry crew of five, including three teens. This classic American diner with a limited classic menu and solid <$100 wine list is a great spot. Artichoke and Spinach dip is the best, Rib Eye, Pork Ribs and Burger are all superb! Make sure this is... More 

Thank Simon M
San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Well known for this dish the dish is awesome and must have when dining here. Limited availability but come early for it. All food is great. Service can be a little slow

Thank globbiztravel
Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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240 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 26 November 2016 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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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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

Neighbourhood 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 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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