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Mar 31, 2008 07:22 PM

steak house

in the city tuesday the wife and i looking for good steak house

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  1. Do a "Search this board" search for steak or steak house and you should be able to pull up several past threads on this topic. It does get discussed at least once every month or two.

    The consensus is probably that SF does not really have a "great" steakhouse. Alfred's and Harris' are probably 2 of the best traditionally styled places, with booths, martinis and tuxedoed waiters. Acme Chop House, near the ballpark, is probably the best modern one, with a wide variety of meats, some grass fed.

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      1. re: monta8

        Personally, I would recommend Harris'. It has a nice cocktail lounge and I like the vibe in the main dining room. The steaks are pretty good too!

      2. re: DavidT

        Another alternative is to look at the Place records and the linked topics. The steakhouse restaurants should all have a link to the website and menus as well

        There's a few low-price/quality joints you can rule out like Tad's.
        I don't think anyone has mentioned Leatherneck at the Marine's Memorial. Never been so don't know how good. The impression I get is that they might be good.

        1. re: rworange

          I don't think there are any good steakhouses on that Places list that aren't on my dry- / wet-aged list.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Yes, but it is an easy way to get the websiteb links with the menus to see what appeals along with the board recs. Just extra info. Reading online menus and websites has been a eye-opener for me. I find all sorts of interesting stuff.

      3. Here's a list of places I've tried exclusively for steak, but some aren't Steak Houses. In no particular order. Bobo's (Boboquivari's) is great for steak. The Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel has some really nice steaks, plus a nice bar area. Went to Epic Roast House last week for steak and was underwhelmed, but the non-steak food looked pretty good. Lark Creek Steak in Westfield Center is OK for steak. You can actually get a good steak at Out The Door at Westfield also. Joe DiMaggio's in North Beach has good steaks. Alfred's has nice steak house atmosphere, but the steaks were just OK. Morton's Steakhouse was just OK also. So there are choices for steak in SF, you just have to look...

        1. Harris' - hands down. Alfred's is also very nice. Otherwise, I'd recommend Acme Chop House or Bob's. It really depends on the type of steak place you like. Harris' and Alfred's are old-school, traditional steak houses.

          1. dry-aged: Acme, Alfred's, Boboquivari's, El Raigon, Epic Roasthouse, Harris'

            both (?): Lark Creek Steak (menu specifies dry-aged for certain steaks)

            to be determined: Joe DiMaggio's, Izzy's (menus just say "aged")

            wet-aged (all branches of out-of-town chains): Bob's, Morton's, Ruth's Chris



            1. My husband LOVES steak, and he LOVES Bob's Steak and Chop. He really has been to all the steak houses in SF, however will always stand by Bob's.

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