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Alfred's Steakhouse

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Financial District
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Alfred's Steakhouse
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659 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
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659 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505 (Kearny)
#15 bus #41 bus
+1 415-781-7058
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Alfred's: an oasis of steak, Scotch, and swank. Shaking up martinis and...
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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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Incredible dinner.

Christmas Eve I went out dinner with my family.Som one recommand this restaurant is best steak house in San Francisco. Yes it was. I ordered Chicago style rib steak 32 oz steak. can you believe 32 oz steak? Yes it's true. USDA Prime beef 32 oz steak was over my expectation. 1928 open and 3rd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
lankershim
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Christmas Eve I went out dinner with my family.Som one recommand this restaurant is best steak house in San Francisco. Yes it was. I ordered Chicago style rib steak 32 oz steak. can you believe 32 oz steak? Yes it's true. USDA Prime beef 32 oz steak was over my expectation. 1928 open and 3rd generation's same place same food.... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very comfortable place to gather with friends and family. Had a annual gathering with my basketball brothers here and had a great time. There were fourteen of us this year. The food was good and the service was even better. There were a variety of things ordered and only one had a little glitch. He said his steak was a... More 

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from our concierge. We had a big party of 13 and Alfred's handled it with ease. The place is classic in design and feels very special. The service was spot on and the menu was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the steaks - and everything were excellent. No complaints at all and definitely a... More 

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Alberta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You have to go looking for Alfred's because it is actually in an alley next to the Hilton Financial. Although it's called Merchant Street, it is not much of a street! We went in early enough for the "49er" special. Three courses for $49. Excellent value. But there are significant taxes and charges on top of this. And wine is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been a fan of Alfred's since it was in its original location, but having moved out of town hadn't been there in a couple of years. Last week the opportunity arose, as some friends were in from the east coast, and I thought Alfred's would be a good bet. The bet definitely paid off. My wife and I arrived... More 

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Varberg, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Alfreds Steakhouse in San Francisco had one of the best steaks I have ever tasted. The meat was excellent and the taste was superb. I highly recommend it.

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San Francisco, California
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34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I took a break from mom and dad issues to sit down and have a good meal. Alfreds was spot on. There's validated parking at the Hilton so, no worries about the horrendous parking around the area. Once in there, the staff was courteous and welcoming. They sat us down right away thanks to our reservations and... More 

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Alameda, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I'm remiss in not commenting years ago on my wife's and my favorite classic San Francisco restaurant. We discovered Alfred's in the 1960s when it was on Broadway and followed it to the Financial District next to the Hilton on Kearny across from the Chinatown Park over the Portsmouth Square Garage. When I want to remind myself of why I... More 

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Geyserville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Steaks aged to perfection, we had the filet mignon and the filet tips in mushroom sauce, there aren't many steakhouses who still give you a side vegetable and potato or pasta on the plate. The coddled egg Ceaser salad was all I expected and wanted in a true Ceaser. The Filet and Filet Tips were served with speed and perfectly... More 

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Parma, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice location, nice atmosphere and nice service but....The food didn't impress me. Coming from Italy, we had such high expextations about American steackhouses. I don't want to say I didn't like the food, but I expected something better. We asked for a medium rare steack, but it was definitely too cooked. The flavor was good, and good were veggies and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 659 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
    (Kearny)
  • Public Transportation: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7058

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?