Hayes Street Grill is a neo-traditional fish house in San Francisco's Civic Center district, across the street from the Performing Arts Center --- opposite Davies Symphony Hall and a block from both the Opera House and City Hall. Patricia Unterman recalls, "Richard Sander, Anne Haskell, Robert Flaherty and I opened the grill because in 1979 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. We drew inspiration from old San Francisco grills like Tadich and the old Jack's, but we took the grill concept a step farther by seeking out local ingredients and cooking them in a modern style." Currently Dick Sander runs the dining room and selects all the wine. Patricia Unterman oversees the kitchen with chef Rob Zaborny.