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John's Grill


This historic restaurant is one of the city’s oldest and most famous establishments. It is a favorite with local and national celebrities who enjoy great steaks, fresh seafood, salads and pastas with excellent service. The celebrity list includes Hilary Rodham-Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Johnny Depp, Francis Ford Coppola, Renee Zellweger and more. John’s Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. The restaurant’s interior is a masterpiece of original period furnishings, remaining a tribute to old San Francisco, as well as providing a virtual museum of authentic memorabilia. The dark oak paneled walls are covered with photos of well-known patrons and San Francisco of the past. John’s Grill was chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine. John’s Grill is within walking distance from all downtown theatres, major hotels, Union Square, Cable Cars and Moscone Convention Center. So come in and relax after a stroll around town. Dress is casual. John’s Grill has a full bar and is open daily.

John's Grill

63 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California 94102

(415) 986-0069

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