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Steakhouses for 40th b-day

limareni Jun 16, 2009 09:27 PM

Hello Chowhounders,
I need your help in finding a great steakhouse in SF or the peninsula. It's my husband's 40th birthday and he loves steaks. We love Alfred's and we have tried Ruth's Chris and some others. We are looking for big juicy steaks like a porterhouse(for one)ha-ha. That won't break the bank. Any suggestions?

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    DavidT RE: limareni Jun 17, 2009 08:52 AM

    The topic gets discussed here regularly. Here is a link to a recent thread:


    Be sure to do a "Search this board" search for steakhouse and you should be able to access a good number of prior threads will plenty of helpful information & opinions.

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      limareni RE: DavidT Jun 17, 2009 10:02 PM

      thank you very much for the info.

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      Calvinist RE: limareni Jun 18, 2009 01:19 PM

      As you've been to Alfred's why not try a bit different direction and go Argentine?

      El Raigon
      510 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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        whiner RE: limareni Jun 18, 2009 02:06 PM

        Harris' is expensive but my favorite steakhouse in SF.

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          kresge86 RE: limareni Jun 19, 2009 12:03 PM

          My partner is a HUGE steak lover, so I've tried most of the steakhouses around here. He swears the best steak is at Bob's, but he thinks it's too expensive and doesn't like the atmosphere of the place. Since you love Alfred's (also my partner's favorite place overall based on price, atmosphere and food), you may enjoy Harris' - it's somewhat old school, and serves consistently good steaks IMHO.

          Bob's Steak & Chophouse
          500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

          Harris' Restaurant
          2100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

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            Robert Lauriston RE: kresge86 Jun 19, 2009 06:40 PM

            The atmosphere at Bob's is total sports bar. They do not dry-age their meat.

          2. rworange RE: limareni Jul 6, 2009 12:32 PM

            Where did you go?

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              limareni RE: rworange Aug 1, 2009 04:36 PM

              Thanks everyone for your help. My husband wanted Alfred's because they never dissappoint and it was his special day. I'm looking forward to trying El Raigon and Bob's Steak and Chophouse.

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