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December 13, 2017

Your Guide to San Francisco's Steakhouses

Bay Area cuisine isn't all kombucha and granola. Beyond the bountiful produce, fresh seafood, and delectable chocolate, you can also find some of the greatest cuts of meat you'll ever sink your fork—or teeth—into here in San Francisco. Here are our picks for some of the city's most outstanding steakhouses. Read through and make your reservation. Bet you can't pick just one!

Alexander's (448 Brannan St.)
A great place to indulge yourself before or after a Giants game at nearby AT&T Park, Alexander's is an upscale contemporary steakhouse with Japanese influences. Their selection of Wagyu beef is extensive. Alexander's opens daily for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Alfred's SF (659 Merchant St.)
Tucked away on a tiny street where the Financial District gives way to Chinatown, Alfred's feels like it's one of the city's best-kept secrets. Its warm, red interiors harken back to the classic steakhouses of yesteryear, but the food and service are anything but stale. Alfred's also has many options for private and semi-private dining.

ANZU (222 Mason St.)
Located in the newly renovated Hotel Nikko, Anzu pairs prime U.S. beef with masterfully prepared sushi. There's also the 280-bottle wine list to choose from. ANZU is renowned for its epicurean ingenuity, which is no small feat in a city as creative and competitive as San Francisco.

Bob's Steak & Chop House (500 California St.)
Step off the cable car and into Bob's unique steakhouse atmosphere, which marries its Old World mahogany booths and polished bar with modern, business casual attire and inventive offerings. You'll find everything from smoked salmon to banana nut rum bread pudding.

Bourbon Steak San Francisco (335 Powell St.)
Located inside the legendary Westin St. Francis at Union Square, Bourbon Steak is one of the many San Francisco restaurants created by accomplished chef Michael Mina. Bourbon Steak is the perfect place for celebrating special occasions or throwing a private party.

EPIC Steak (369 Embarcadero)
EPIC Steak is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Located on the Embarcadero with stunning bay views, EPIC's Chef Parke Ulrich has broadened the steakhouse experience as only he can, creating contrasting flavors that never fail to delight. They're open for brunch, lunch and dinner, so you'll be forgiven for making repeat visits during your trip.

Harris' Restaurant (2100 Van Ness Ave.)
You don't get to the top of numerous steakhouse ratings—Zagat, Citysearch and San Francisco Magazine, to name just a few—without knowing what you're doing. You'll always be in good hands at Harris', where the finest dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and lobster are on the menu.

MKT Restaurant - Bar (757 Market St.)
You want fancy? We got fancy. Step inside The Four Seasons hotel and be seated at a table at MKT Restaurant - Bar. Serving up handcrafted cocktails and California-inspired small plates, as well as exceptional steaks, MKT Restaurant - Bar is the place to go for a chic, urban dining experience.

Morton's (400 Post St.)
Just a few steps off Union Square is Morton's, the classic steakhouse that's known nationwide. With its versatile space and various menu options, Morton's is a sure thing, whether you're celebrating privately or hosting an event for friends, family or colleagues.

Osso Steakhouse (1177 California St.)
Dine like San Francisco's historic high-rollers at this Nob Hill steakhouse. The stylish art deco design creates an elegant but relaxed ambiance, and the dry-aged bone-in New York steak is nothing short of a revelation. The extensive menu is full of surprises, including the option to add some surf to your turf!

Ruth's Chris Steak House (1601 Van Ness Ave.)
Want a classic steak dinner before heading to the opera or the symphony? Make a reservation at Ruth's Chris on Van Ness Avenue. Their steaks are cut from the finest, corn-fed, prime U.S. beef, broiled to perfection, and served sizzling! You'll have trouble selecting from their side dishes, and even more trouble leaving room for dessert.

Tad's Steak House (120 Powell St.)
Just a few steps from the cable car turnaround (and our Visitor Information Center) is Tad's, a steakhouse that's high on quality and low on cost. They've been serving up excellent food for over 45 years in this bustling corner of the city.

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