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374 Bush Street (at Kearny Street)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Parking: Street (difficult), paid lot

Phone: 415-421-0594

Restaurant Owner: Phil Lyons
Executive Chef: Andrew Cravalho

Type of Cuisine: American
Signature Dishes: Sand dabs, rex sole, petrale sole, sautéed shellfish, devilled crab
Vegetarian Options: 3+ items
Alcohol Served: Full bar
Corkage Fee: $10
Bottle Limit: None

Restaurant Hours:
Monday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Meals Served: Lunch, dinner
Take-Out: No
Delivery: Yes, through Waiters on Wheels
Average Dinner Price Range (Per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $25-$35
Average Lunch Price Range (Per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $25-$35
Payment Options: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Accept Reservations: Yes, for dinner or for lunch parties of six or more
Do you accept reservations through No
Need Reservations: No

Accommodations for Children: Kid-friendly
Dining Style: Business casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: Large (100+ seats)
Accommodate Groups (10+): Yes, up to 24
Private Dining Room: Yes
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No

Sam’s Grill and Seafood Restaurant: Restaurant Info 15 July,2010Wendy Goodfriend

  • Peter Anastopulos

    Wow what a tense episode I loved it.It was old white guy and his food sensibility against younger and more spice oriented duo.Unfortunately I have eaten at many Country Clubs that’s the food Sam’s serve. Yes it’s fresh but it’s really white people bland. Creamed spinach come on .Some traditions need up dating but if they did all the White Guy’s would revolt.What was telling was Mr Filter would only go back to Patio Filipino with a Filipino Friend .Code word my golf buddy’s would never approve. By the way I am an older white guy difference is can’t stand bland.

  • bob gibson

    Sam’s Grill is great, everything the guy on the show says it was. It is very conservative/traditional atmosphere and I am sure that factored in the decision of the other two guests who obviously didn’t fit in there. I can’t imagine that ridiculous looking nursing student at Sam’s grill. I’m surprised they let him in the door. That kid was very rude I thought with his comment that he couldn’t understand why the restaurant had been around since 1867. At the same time he lamented that there were not more filipino restaurants in the Bay Area. Well,the reason is that filipino food is just not one of the world’s great cuisines. Try it and you will know why.

  • bert lo

    Yes, Bob, the nursing student was rude with his comments about Sam’s. On the other hand, your comments about his appearance, and your surprise that Sam’s didn’t turn away a customer who looked like him, tell me that Sam’s is a place to be avoided for the attitude alone. Too bad, because I was going to try it just to see if those two were being closeminded. Instead, you convinced me that Sam’s is the one that’s closeminded.

  • Tom S

    Based on its reputation I had dinner there about a year ago. The service and ambiance were stuffy and pretentious. The food was bland and over-priced and my halibut was dry and overcooked. I love institutions, especially when they figure out how to remain vibrant and relevant. Unfortunately, Sam’s is not one of those.

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