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Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, Northeast San Francisco
Seafood Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Restaurants

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Great little spot I stumbled the fried scallops.

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Great OLD San Francisco establishment. Become a regular.

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, liver outstanding; drinks are short but strong and the waiters are not out to win personality contests. This is San Francisco as it was -- no PC BS here; just a solid menu with old ... view more

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good portion sizes

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 cocktail which was also a generous portion and tasted good, but they mix the cocktail sauce in with the shrimp and there was just too much sauce for my liking. The calamari was very good.... view more

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Worst dining experience ever. Ever.

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 down. The sauce that came on my dinner was bland and smelled like dog food. NO JOKE. I only made it about 5 bites in before I called it quits.

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Not bad, but not impressive

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 were in a diner or an upscale seafood place. The waiter was nice, but somewhat inattentive (we had to bug him a few times for drinks, and he never brought us any bread, even after... view more

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Old school

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 seemed like a lesser quality cut, nor did we like the green beans that came with it. The waiter was very attentive, and let us get 1/2 order of their calamari so we could try it - a... view more

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Ask for Stefano

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 fancy, but homey. Beware of Friday nights, though -- the place can get very cramped. The fried calamari alone is worth the visit. I've had the Ahi Tuna, the Ivory Salmon and the Lobs... view more

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charred food

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 how the meal was so we didn't complain about the food; rather left the steak half uneaten with the rawest part of it face up on the plate. Waiter never even noticed. I was disapointed... view more

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short on seafood

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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Good Sam's

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 shaped colored plates or squeeze bottled designs...Our waiter, Calverly, was attentive and gracious.

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