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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 #631 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been going to Alfred's Steakhouse every year after finishing a horse sale and it is always something we look forward to. The food and service are always first class and we always leave saying, "That was the best meal yet." The Hennessy side cars are our favorite drink on the menu and never disappoint. Thank you for making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Cannot thank the staff and management enough. In short, I left my wallet in a cab and only realised once we had sat down. Whilst I went off to try and reunite myself with if they looked after my wife and kids as if they were their own. Nothing was too much trouble for them and to top it it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went there as a family of 4 people. The waitress that welcomed us was very pleasant. After that, we had to wait a long time in order to get serve. Not going to lie, I had one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. We all ordered something different and basically you can't go wrong. They give generous portions... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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