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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505 (Financial District)
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Ranked #691 of 4,849 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Kearny
Transit: #15 bus #41 bus
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63% Recommend
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Montauroux, France
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had an enjoyable dinner at Alfreds; long time steak house in the financial district. My associate was not specifically happy with how his steak was cooked, but he did not speak up to share his concern until we were outside the restaurant. No issues, with mine. I would certainly visit again. Attentive staff, too.

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Phoenix, AZ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

As we often stay at the Hilton Financial District, we had received many recs. for Alfred's, just across the street. Usually, we were only there on Sunday & Monday, but had a little move in schedules, so took advantage of that off-set in days. We booked Alfred's, and were looking forward to the experience. First, we are not traditional "steakhouse... More

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Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My friends and I had Dinner there - booked via a website. Its right next door to the Hilton Financial Hotel firstly Overall it was OK but nothing to write home about. The welcome was friendly and we were sat in a booth table. My calamari was OK and had an average rib eye. My friends experiences ranged from those... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Started with garlic toast (excellent) and deep fried shrimps in pancetta (mainly tasted of chargrilled/burnt pancetta so didn’t really like them). We shared a large porterhouse steak ($51) and this was more than ample. It was huge and cooked to perfection. Fries were ok but the side of spinach was average. We were so full we didn’t even consider a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Wanna have excellent steak with the best garlic bread of the world? Go to Alfred's and forget the rest!

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