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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505 (Financial District)
+1 415-781-7058
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Ranked #647 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Kearny
Transit: #15 bus #41 bus
Description: Alfred's: an oasis of steak, Scotch, and swank. Shaking up martinis and grilling dry-aged beef over mesquite since 1928, with unassumingly traditional service from a veteran staff.
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64% Recommend
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English first
Pasadena, California, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been coming to Alfreds since 1992, back when they were on Broadway. Now they are located in the financial district in the space that used to be the Blue Fox. The drinks are very generous and the steaks consistently good. This evening we ordered the forty niner special . For $49 you get your choice of salad or... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Alfred's Steakhouse is located in what would first appear in a non-descript location down a small alley. But, once you get inside the environment is pure old San Francisco steakhouse -- well dressed waiters, leather booths, dim lighting, a fantastic well-stocked bar. It dates back to the 1920's and has kept the atmosphere. So, if you are looking for "trendy",... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had never been to Alfred's but had visited many of the local steak/prime rib restaurants over the last 2 years. Local residents with some association to the financial district spoke highly of the food and the old style steak house look. They were right on. Apps like toasted garlic bread, prosciutto wrapped shrimp and calamari may lack for creativity... More

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Mondovi, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was alone, and I ate at the bar. Very nice talk with the barman, in spite of my bad English. I ate a portland steak, and it wad delicious! I really enjoided the food and the stay

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Georgetown, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although I left CA in 2000, I've probably been to Alfred's Steakhouse dozens of times, even the original location over the tunnel (!) and have never had a negative experience. This place still defines class from the moment you enter and are greeted by warm, personable people. The steaks are perfectly cooked, the sides are excellent, the salads are fresh... More

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Montauroux, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Advertisement descriptions for this restaurant use terms such as “Alfred’s ambiance radiates with the feel of true fine dining … the glow of dazzling chandeliers, starch white linens” and so on. This is all true, but our experience here one Thursday night was marred by being rushed. When booking on the restaurant internet site, we only had the choice of... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Alfred's staff was extremely friendly and the food was great. It might be the best steak I've ever had in San Fran!

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely dining room, terrific aged steaks, yummy Italian dishes as well and some delightful desserts if you have room left!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had a very nice dinner here this week. This is a classicically atired room. Wood and tufted leather chairs. Very comfortable atmosphere for a formal dinner or classy casual. Very cool display of their dry aging beef at the front of the restaurant. My meal started with a ceasar with the romaine cut with only the middles served. My rib... More

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San Francisco, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, which I told them in advance. They did nothing special to acknowledge this. The service was awful, and my husband had to get up and ask the maitre'd for fresh ground pepper on our salads. You would have thought that would have given them a clue to be more attentive. We... More

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