Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nob Hill Grille

969 Hyde St. (Pine St.) Send to Phone
415-474-5985
Relaxed and affordable sophistication --- a good spot for a date.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nob Hill Grille, San Francisco, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nob Hill Grille Restaurant Review

: This small, sweet and reliable neighborhood restaurant has European-style character and offers elevated, affordable cuisine. Co-owner and manager Fabio Stefani may be Italian by heritage, but his restaurant presents an almost Parisian look and feel. The first tier of the interior (there is one sunny outdoor table) is a narrow slip, with an open kitchen and seven ringside seats, a tiny counter with two more spots, and four tables for two. Dates and single regulars (the place is a non-home-cook’s haven) are framed by tall windows and red velvet curtains, their tables lit with tiny votives. Downstairs, the room opens wider to accommodate up to 22 diners. A skillfully cooked filet mignon is paired with a balanced port demi-glace, whole roasted shallots, broccolini, lovely white beans and crispy shoestring onions. Generous seasonal salads are also winners, as in the summer plate of grilled golden peaches, Point Reyes blue cheese, brioche croutons and fresh watermelon. Try Stefani’s controversial version of his northern Italian nonna’s pasta Bolognese (it has an extra ingredient). A good, short list of mostly local wines features many by the glass.
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

San Francisco is buzzing with everything from craft cocktail bars to eateries inspired by destinations around the globe. Discover the hottest restaurants in San Francisco.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.