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Sam's Grill

) #478 of 4,379 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
+1 415-421-0594
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
374 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-2805
Neighbourhood: Financial District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are times when you just need a dark paneled booth with a simple grilled salmon or swordfish, or Mahi Mahi without the flourishes. And, oh yeah, creamed spinach. At 150 years old, Sam's still holds it own as the recent decades filled Belden Place...More

Thank jrftrav16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sam's is a comfortable spot for an uncomplicated dinner. The staff is welcoming and attentive. Service is quick and the food is fresh and simple.

Thank MuseumMom57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night because the review's were good. I must admit the building was nice and the service was superb, it's a pity I didn't get the waiters name because he was by far the best part of the evening, polite, attentive and very...More

1  Thank old-fuss-pot1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Business lunch...great service and meal in this 150 year old SF restaurant...ahi over risotto handled me until my late dinner...I will return absolutely

Thank Calif_wino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times since my last review and fortunately, Sams remains excellent. I strongly recommend Sam's to San Francisco locals or for tourists who want a unique San Francisco restaurant experience. Food and service are first rate.

Thank iQuack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Sam's many years ago and although we had been to San Francisco, we hadn't been back. We made a point of doing so this time. The charm is still there. The food and service was very good. We will go back again.

Thank Viaggiatore0607
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Living in the Bay Area affords me the benefit of trying a new restaurant everyday, if I wanted. Now, not wanting to gain 100 pounds, I am more selective in where I go. On my list is Sam's because it is an icon . Met...More

Thank Calidiva50
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My family was in San Francisco for a couple of days with two small children. We made reservations at Sam's and were very pleased when they seated us in a private dining booth so we could enjoy the time without worrying about our curious girls...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We've been to Sam's a half-dozen times in the recent past, with a gap in visits when they were renovating and put in the outside patio section. We will continue to go, based on the history and tradition. Last time we were there, something hit...More

Thank MarlySF
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great professional servers. Well established seafood restaurant. Nice private tables. Food is very good and reasonably priced.

Thank smfvieques
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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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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