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If places like Hayes Street Grill and Restaurant LuLu opened today, we might well wonder whether either of them would get off the ground. In the Age of the iPod, both are dramatically short on glitz. Hayes Street Grill (opened by Pat Unterman in 1979 and still run by her) is a faithful reinterpretation of such old-line seafood houses as Tadich Grill and Sam's; there is a lot of wood and brass, and a wealth of booths and half walls that suggest a friendly maze....Age can bring refinement and confidence or a plague of debilitations on the downward road to closure. It is no small tribute to say of this pair of contemporary San Francisco institutions that they have never been better....Of the two, Hayes Street Grill would seem to have enjoyed the less bumpy passage, for it has remained in the hands of its founder for more than a quarter century, and its basic scheme—of grilled fish with a choice of sauce, along with french fries—remains at the heart of the menu. Paul Reidinger SF Bay Guardian
Specializing in grilled seafood, Hayes Street Grill serves up some of the best fish dinners in town. If you want a place where you can enjoy your friends in a low-key environment, Hayes Street Grill's a good choice. It's also conveniently located near the Symphony Hall and Opera House. Among the favorites are the fresh oysters, salads, delicious soups and the superb calamari fritto misto. SF Station.com
Hayes Street Grill has a lot to offer its customers. The menu is ever-changing based on what is the freshest in the market. You may find Alaskan king salmon on the menu at one visit and Hawaiian swordfish the next. You order by first picking how you want your fish prepared, then choosing the fish and finally the sauce you want. You may even choose their delightful fish soup or raw oysters. Finish off with the delicious crème brûlée! concierge.fairmont.com
Hayes Street Grill is a straightforward restaurant with simple decor, a simple menu, and solid execution. The focus is on fresh fish, and the menu changes daily to feature that day's fresh catch. Once you've chosen your fish, you select from as many as seven sauces to complement it. sallys-place.com
Hayes Street Grill opened long before Aqua and set the standard for perfectly prepared seafood. The dining room is simple and spare, and the service is comfortably professional. Every day, a different selection of fresh, grilled fish -- anything from white sea bass to local king salmon -- is offered with a choice of sauces. cuisinenet.com