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Sam's Grill

374 Bush St., San Francisco, CA - (415) 421-0594
Sam's grill is a legacy of frontier days, a fairly fancy and pricey place that serves the finest examples of San Francisco cuisine, from the great sourdough bread on every table to grilled petrale sole and hangtown fry.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Filet of Sole
Deviled crab a la Sam
Sourdough Bread
Crab Cake
Petrale Sole
Crab Louie
Rex Sole a la Sam
Hangtown Fry
Hash Browns

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Sam's Grill is at the high end of the Roadfood budget. It's easy to spend $50 for a meal. But we list it here because it is a true and historic – and delicious – taste of San Francisco. Open since 1867, it is deluxe (executives come wearing expensive suits), and it is ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

374 Bush St., San Francisco, CA
(415) 421-0594

http://www.belden-place.com/samsgrill/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Charcoal broiled petrale sole is a clean, full-flavored fish. Like most other fish dishes at Sam's, it is served with a single boiled potato. If you want a fancier spud or other side dish, you order it a la carte.
"Charcoal broiled petrale sole is a clean, full-flavored fish. Like most other fish dishes at Sam's, it is served with a single boiled potato. If you want a fancier spud or other side dish, you order it a la carte."
Michael Stern





Even fish-frowner Jane declared this fried filet of sole one of the eating highlights of our West Coast trip.
"Even fish-frowner Jane declared this fried filet of sole one of the eating highlights of our West Coast trip."
Michael Stern


Hash browns are one of six varieties of potato Sam's offers, the others being boiled, baked, shoestring, long branch and au gratin.
"Hash browns are one of six varieties of potato Sam's offers, the others being boiled, baked, shoestring, long branch and au gratin."
Michael Stern


One of the most delicate plates of seafood I've ever encountered, rex sole is ineffably tender and so fragile that it seems to melt on the tongue. The 'a la Sam' treatment is a bath of butter and fresh lemon juice.
"One of the most delicate plates of seafood I've ever encountered, rex sole is ineffably tender and so fragile that it seems to melt on the tongue. The 'a la Sam' treatment is a bath of butter and fresh lemon juice."
Michael Stern


Every table gets sourdough bread to start the meal.
"Every table gets sourdough bread to start the meal."
Michael Stern


Sam goes back to 1867 when it started as an oyster saloon. In more recent decades it became a definitive San Francisco restaurant with sophisticated polish, honest local food and fantastic sourdough bread.
"Sam goes back to 1867 when it started as an oyster saloon. In more recent decades it became a definitive San Francisco restaurant with sophisticated polish, honest local food and fantastic sourdough bread."
Michael Stern


Sam's is a clubby place. This is the open dining room. Adjoining it is an area with private dining booths.
"Sam's is a clubby place. This is the open dining room. Adjoining it is an area with private dining booths."
Michael Stern


A narrow hallway leads to curtains and the private dining booths.
"A narrow hallway leads to curtains and the private dining booths."
Cliff Strutz



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