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Best steak at a non-steakhouse restaurant in SF

I have been craving a good steak and the consensus on the board seems to be that the steakhouses in San Francisco are not true destinations for the food.

I'm meeting a friend for dinner next week who isn't into steak and thought I might be able to find a great steak (maybe even better than at the steakhouses here?) at a restaurant other than a steakhouse, that way we could both find options we want.

Any good suggestions for the best non-steakhouse restaurant for steaks within San Francisco proper? Price is less relevant than quality. Thanks!

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  1. We have always loved the steak frites at Le Zinc in Noe Valley, but you can't be in a hurry here, it is very authentically French. Chenery Park in Glen Park always has a nice steak on the menu as well.

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    Chenery Park Restaurant
    683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

    Le Zinc
    4063 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

    1. The ribeye at Perbacco is fantastic. Good food all around.

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      Perbacco
      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. I was utterly surprised that one of the best steaks I've ever had was the bone in rib-eye for two at One Market.

        1. Last time I had the rib-eye & frites for two at Florio (Fillmore between Pine/Bush, SF), it was very, very good. The steak & frites for one is a hangar steak.

          http://www.floriosf.com/menu.htm

          1. universal cafe usually has steak frites on their menu, and it is delicious. not sure if they always do though, so you might want to check first.

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            1. re: shivani

              Link:

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              Universal Cafe
              2814 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110