The Hayes Street Grill, originally opened in 1979 by Richard Sander, Anne Haskell, Robert Flaherty, and Patricia Unterman, is celebrating its 35th anniversary tomorrow.
Located at 320 Hayes, the restaurant is located a mere violin's throw from the Davies Symphony Hall. In fact, Davies first opened its doors in 1980, making it one year younger than the Hayes Street Grill. That's how long they've been here.
According to their website, Patricia Unterman says the reason they opened the Hayes Street Grill was because "there simply wasn't a good choice for dinner before the opera, ballet, or symphony. We wanted such a place ourselves, so we created a restaurant that would prepare unfussy food, casual enough to work before a performance, but substantial and tasty enough to be a main event."
Luck (of the Irish) have it, their anniversary falls on St. Patrick's Day, so they're throwing an Irish-meets-California-coast themed party.
Tomorrow they're offering a 3-course, $35 meal at lunch (11:30am-2pm) and dinner (5-7pm). The prix fixe menu includes:
- Pan Fried Drake's Bay Estero Oysters or Six Hog Island Sweet Water Oysters on the Half Shell
- Niman Corned Beef and Cabbage with Spring Vegetables and Fresh Horseradish Cream
- Irish Coffee Sundae
Happy 35th, Hayes Street Grill!