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Aug 28, 2006 03:38 AM

HELP -- Romantic Steak Dinner Location - This Tuesday Night!

Hi there,

I am taking my boyfriend out to dinner for a special celebration and want to go to a place where neither of us have been.

Any advice for San Francisco or the Penninsula is appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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  1. It's a chain but it's great. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse on Van Ness in San Francisco.

    1. where have you been so far?

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      1. re: kc72

        Thanks...I know he has done the big steak houses, such as House of Prime Rib and Ruth's Chris. But we also have done Chez Panisse, Zuni, Boulevard, etc. He is partial to steak...

      2. Izzy's Steakhouse is a great choice, both in SF (marina district) and the peninsula (at San Carlos Airport).

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        1. re: sfbrit

          Izzy's is relatively inexpensive but not great.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Actually I was at Izzy's a couple of weeks ago and as far as I know it is still open. I think it was a cuban restaurant in the previous incarnation. Agree that it is not a high-end steakhouse, just decent "bang for the buck" steaks.

            On the peninsula, you might also look at Sundance in Palo Alto, which is an old standby or if you are looking for something more romantic/high end, I would check the menu at Marche in Menlo Park. Bumping the romance/ambience up a notch, maybe the Village Pub in Woodside? It's not a steakhouse per se, but they have a grass-fed filet on the menu and sometimes a "special" steak offering.

            1. re: doc

              I must have been confusing it with some other Peninsula branch of an SF place.

          2. re: sfbrit

            what at izzys did you enjoy?i have always seen it off the freeway but never tried it.

          3. You might try Harris' or Morton's.

            Harris' -- good solid choice, they raise their own cattle, etc., probably on par w/ Ruth Chris price/service wise...perhaps a little more formal (looks, feels like a steakhouse)

            Morton's -- luxo, upscale, aged beef, expensive (everything is priced seperate: steak, spud, spinach, etc.)

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            1. re: ML8000

              haven't been to harris' but i second morton's. definetly upscale, but ,kind of an old boy's club vibe, great steak, and wonderful salads and sides. definetly a special occasion

            2. Well it's not a steakhouse, but for atmosphereics
              what about BIX? I havent been there in a while,
              but it is a "mood place" and you certainly can get
              a hunk of meat there.

              Some of the steak houses seem a bit of a "corporate
              setting, rather than intimate.