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John's Grill

63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2207 (Downtown)
415-986-0069
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Ranked #526 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Powell Street
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and Irecently ate at jacks grill, we had a different fish meal each and both were superb, excellent value for money and good service too.

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So Cal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Found John's Bar and Grill after arriving in San Francisco on Aug 15th and taking Bart from the airport to Powell station in downtown. I was skeptical at first. I looked at the menu and it's all steak and prices were $30 and up. But not knowing where the next meal was coming from and a bit short on time,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice during our stay in San Francisco and both times were seated quickly despite the restaurant been very busy. Service was quick and friendly and the steak was perfectly cooked. One of the best meals I've ever eaten.

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west Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Got a table right away service was very good and food was good. We were seated in a traffic area near the bar so also loud. Food was overpriced, but most places in SF are; dinner for 3 was $175 including tip. Best part of dinner was chocolate mousse we shared for dessert.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had been told about this restaurant before leaving on our holiday to San Fran and that if we had time we should eat there. The restaurant lived up to its reputation. It is a very well established restaurant and the steak is amazing, very tender and cooked perfectly. It was served with an Idaho potato and seasonal vegetables. The... More

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Fishkill, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We arrived in San Francisco in the early evening and just wanted to walk to a restaurant near our hotel. We asked the concierge for a recommendation for good food near the hotel. and he suggested John's Grill. We were disappointed with the atmosphere....very loud, crowded and touristy. The service was very poor considering the prices that were charged where... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent food, good atmosphere, and near the shopping malls. I love steaks and was not disappointed at all. John's Grill is one of the best restaurants in SF.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food is not terrible, but it is surely overpriced.But most of all I was very disapointed about the fact they charged my creditcard for a higher amount! Usualy I do not check my creditcard overview, but this time I did. I saw they charged my creditcard for 25USD more! I complaint (by email) and they paid it back. But a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The hotel recommended Johns and they where right on. I had clam chowder for a started and a salad and both where very good. As a main I had the Halibut. Great fish cooked to perfection.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I live in San Francisco and sometimes we get jaded with all the options for restaurants. Last week I had dinner with a friend at John's Grill who happens to be a chef for one of the nicest restaurants in the city. We got there and the place was bristling with excitement and energy. Quickly seated we both ordered a... More

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