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Abrazo, San Francisco, CA

Abrazo

4.8
4.8
304 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Welcome to Abrazo! We are a neighborhood restaurant nestled in the historic and beautiful Russian Hill neighborhood. Chef/Owner Michael Pawliks menu features contemporary Spanish-Californian inspired cuisine, sourcing only the freshest and most traditional ingredients. Abrazo features a lofty 18ft ceiling, a cozy bar, and a private dining room that seats 16. The wine list features the best of Spain's legendary wine regions alongside Napa Valley classics.

We hope to see you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 872-9239

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Pawlik

  • Catering

    Abrazo is able to cater party's anywhere from 20 to 200 people at a near by offsite loaction.

  • Private party facilities

    Abrazo Private Dining is available to reserve for private parties at our iconic location on San Francisco’s Russian Hill.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events Manager: (415) 872-9239

  • Neighbourhood

    Russian Hill

  • Cross Street

    Union

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Cable Car Line 45 Bus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. DM

    DiarmuidM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All the usual Spanish options are on offer. Service is excellent.
  2. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We had the octopus and brad for appetizers which were both fantastic. Wife had the piaea and I had the chicken and also great choices. The staff followed my note when making the reservation for a special dessert request. Overall great place will come agian.
  3. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us each enjoyed our menu selections tremendously. We sat in the back room and it was cozy and did not feel crowded. The staff that took care of us were cordial and friendly. I look forward to my next visit.
  4. KM

    KelseyM

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Michael and team are the best! Food is always delicious, new cocktails every few weeks to keep things interesting. Already planning our next dinner! Thank you!!!
  5. WD

    WilliamD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was authentic spanish food. service was outstanding ( thanks Amanda). We me the chef since it was closing time. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a local vibe of the neighborhood.
  6. y

    yuto

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    it was overall a very average experience, food is average, the ambience is average. Except the price, very overpriced 😅

    AbrazoResponded on September 7, 2022I was confused over this review, so I pulled your receipt from last night. For your group of 6 the bill was $369 before tax, your group consumed 10 cocktails. The price for food breaks down to $38 per person, if you would like a copy of the receipt please feel free to give me a call with your email information and I can send a copy over. Thank you Michael (415)-872-9239

  7. 2

    24dinner

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious food and friendly attentive service at Abrazo! The bunelos dessert was exceptional- little fresh donut like balls with awesome vanilla ice cream. Michael and his team consistently provide top notch dining!
  8. SF

    ShahabF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal at a Wonderfully romantic and elegant restaurant...the food, from the octopus to the sole was amazing at each step. Service was professional and very helpful. This lis a restaurant to watch...cheers.
  9. p

    poodlenose

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Abrazo so much. Oysters, paella, house made ice cream are the standouts. As are the gin & tonics! But all is good, and Michael the owner is a gem.
  10. L

    Letseat

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food. probably not AS nice as the price warrants, but doesnt necessarily disappoint.
  11. KM

    KelseyM

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Abrazo. It’s one of our favorite go to week night or special occasion places. The food is always amazing- the fusion of flavors is on another level. Chef Michael has pride in his restaurant and is always welcoming us at the front door or dropping by our table to say hello. Last night we had Faccundo as our server who was so welcoming and a favorite to my younger daughter.
  12. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food and service is consistently excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood Spanish restaurant. Service was attentive and the food was great. The fig appetizer was incredible!
  14. j

    jar321

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebrations!
  15. T

    Taylor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad and I came for an impromptu bday dinner and had a great time! The food was yummy and company was wonderful. My dads new favorite spot to eat in the city!
  16. KK

    KaitlinK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend this place for a cute romantic night out. The food is was delicious, the service was top notch! Very much looking forward to my next visit
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed another excellent meal and evening at what is now my favorite neighborhood restaurant on Russian Hill. Outstanding service, food and hospitality. I highly recommend.
  18. ME

    MarcoE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Maitre de needs training in good manners. Never coming back.

    AbrazoResponded on August 2, 2022Marco, I understand your frustration that you did not receive a window table, but you also have to understand that is a "guest request" and not a guarantee. I have 2 window tables for parties of 4, I had 10 requests for those tables on Saturday when you were here. I do my best to accommodate all requests but sometimes it is impossible. I really hope you enjoyed your dining experience with your family besides the seating arrangements. Thank you, Michael Pawlik Maitre d/Executive Chef/Owner

  19. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a warm, welcoming and inviting restaurant with wonderful food.
  20. EM

    EileenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Russian Hill. The food is great and the staff is warm and hospitable. I always have to order the roasted carrots and the salad with nectarines and duck. We shared the lamb shank, paella, and pork loin entrees and loved all 3. Their sangria is fresh and really refreshing on a warm day -- not too sweet, as in many places. It's a treat to come here when I am in SF, now that I have moved away from the neighborhood.
  21. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant, excellent, well-prepared and delicious food. A must see.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We had a great time and loved the food. The service was attentive and friendly.
  23. E

    Eater86

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot with original takes on Spanish/Mediterranean classics. Service was superb, food was unique and delicious, and ambiance was thoughtful without being stuffy. Highly recommend.
  24. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, very accommodating. My date arrived late, and they were understanding of the situation and allowed me to keep the table.
  25. s

    stevek

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was amazing. My boyfriend and I stopped in while in town for business and would recommend to anyone who asked for a recommendation.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a nearby neighbor on Russian Hill in San Francisco, this is by far my favorite local restaurant. (I’ve tried them all.) Great food, service & ambiance. I highly recommend.
  27. j

    juliee

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been fans of Abrazo since they opened in our neighborhood. It is great to see Michael realize his vision: inventive and fresh Spanish influenced food. The paella was superb last night!!
  28. AB

    AdrianaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Great service. Ambience was cozy and the Spanish music was just perfect for the room. I wish they’ve had mentioned our anniversary (I selected the option when reserving) but nevertheless we will come back and definitely recommend it to our friends.
  29. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is consistently outstanding!
  30. T

    Tony

    San Francisco

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo is a true neighborhood gem. We've eaten here off and on since it opened several years back, used their takeout options during the pandemic shutdown and are happy to see that it's better than ever. The kitchen has definitely upped its game. Every dish we had demonstrated an attention to detail and a flare for adding little touches that placed the meal at 'memorable'. From the simple tortilla to the refined charred octopus to the classic croquetas every dish was beautifully presented achieved the perfect balance of flavors. The Myagi oysters with accompanying gazpacho granita were among the best we've ever had. Their house made churros and ice cream were also great, particularly a basil scented scoop of ice cream the owner brought us to try. On this visit we only ordered from their tapas / appetizer menu, so we need to come back soon to try their main courses.
  31. LW

    LarryW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Abrazzo and we were just as impressed as the first time. Everything about this place appeals to us and, the fact that we can walk roundtrip makes it even better. We took 2 friends this time and will take 4 next time. Owner Mike Pawlik has done a great job.
  32. TH

    TeleHillFoodie

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem is a neighborhood surprise. The food is inventive and fresh, the service warm, and the setting iconic San Francisco with the cable car rattling by regularly. We will be returning soon!
  33. TH

    ThomasH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing. I'd highly recommend the pork loin.
  34. SK

    ScottK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wonderful staff. I highly recommend it!
  35. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abrazo is consistently excellent and is my go-to restaurant for practically any occasion.
  36. C

    Cacro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. I would highly recommend this.
  37. A

    Audrey

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abrazo was an absolutely amazing Mother's Day experience and dinner! Food was incredible, wine selection was good, staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We sat in the back room and felt transported to Spain! Highly recommend for any special occasion!
  38. MF

    MichelleF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice night. Had a table for 5 in the quaint back room. Very European feeling from decor to the food. The butter lettuce salad is outstanding as is the octopus! The pork loin was a hit! Will come back to try the chicken dish. Had two very good Spanish wines. No room for dessert. Would definitely recommend this lovely little restaurant!
  39. TM

    TedM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect Paella and Great Wine. Would recommend this place to everyone.
  40. AW

    AllenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good choices, welcoming atmosphere a great place for dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Abrazo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 872-9239.

Abrazo is rated 4.8 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Abrazo

2000 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1718

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Union

  • Neighbourhood

    Russian Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Cable Car Line 45 Bus

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Pawlik

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 872-9239

  • Catering

    Abrazo is able to cater party's anywhere from 20 to 200 people at a near by offsite loaction.

  • Private party facilities

    Abrazo Private Dining is available to reserve for private parties at our iconic location on San Francisco’s Russian Hill.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events Manager: (415) 872-9239

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