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Sep 23, 2008 02:38 PM

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.

    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.

      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.

          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


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