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Jul 9, 2014 12:05 PM

Steak tartare

Traveling around California with a friend who has let me pick most of the places where we are eating on the trip. He loves steak tartare. I was looking for good suggestions for restaurants with this dish. Also, we are thinking of hitting it on a Sunday night while in San Francisco. Any good suggestions?

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  1. Cafe Claude, which I really like, has it on their menu but I've not eaten it there. Even so, I'd recommend it. I checked and they are open Sunday for dinner.

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    1. re: c oliver

      I really like the Cafe Claude version.

      1. re: The Dive

        Good to know. I like that it's chopped rather than ground.

    2. Perbacco makes the best I've had in SF. Try the salsiccia di bra as well. Closed Sundays.

      Wayfare Tavern's was also very good.

      If you're in the area, the version they make at Moody's Bistro in Truckee is worth a detour.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Ooh, thanks for the heads up about Moody's. We hadn't been in a couple of years until recently.

      2. I love to sit at the bar at Harris' and order a martini and steak tartare. Classic steak house vibe. Great martinis.

          1. re: Jeff

            I second this, but these days you have to request they make it at the table. BTW, any place that doesn't make it at the table should be eliminated from consideration, IMHO.

            1. re: twenex

              Having it prepared tableside is fun, but it can't improve the dish, and few restaurants have the old-fashioned cart.

          2. Chez Maman has two locations, Hayes Valley and Potrero.

            Gamine is on Union Street in the Cow Hollow/Marina neighborhood.


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            1. re: pamf

              Here's my post on the steak tartar at Gamine. Ask 'em to go easy on the ketchup.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Wow, ketchup???? Never even thought of that - this wasn't an option any of the times I had it in France ;)