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63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2207 (Downtown)
415-986-0069
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Ranked #624 of 4,953 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Powell Street
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We had a drink here at the bar one evening during a 2-night stay in San Francisco, and decided to return the next night to eat. We were in the mood for steaks, and this seemed like a good place to get them. The restaurant was very busy, but we were quickly seated upstairs and served promptly. We both ordered... More

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Stony Plain, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We initially walked by and it didn't look great on the outside, but we did a quick online search and reviews were great. It was busy but we were seated and served quickly. All of our food was fresh and really delicious. We both had steak which was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The chocolate torte was dessert and it... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came there by chance and had a good feeling as it was completely full of people and we had to wait 20 min to get a teble for two - so we the impression to be at the right place. As we had plenty of time it was ok for us to wait. We went for a starter of... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

During my business stay in SF I had dinner at John’s grill (two evenings, first evening alone, second with a colleague).The steaks were done as ordered, were excellent. Reservation is recommended as the restaurant gets full after 7 pm. Beer from the tap, if you order the house drink “Bloddy Briget” you will get the glass to take home as... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Wow - my steak was fabulous - very flavorful rib-eye. Nice wine selection - good service, our waitress handled 8 corporate credit cards with ease and speed! wouldn't hesitate to go back - not inexpensive though so be prepared and set your expectations appropriately! Dang, that was a good steak..

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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had a couple of Martini's here poured by a gentleman that has worked here since 1974. After you pour a million or so martini's you get pretty damn good at it. I wish I could remember the man's name but I believe he was voted best in SF. Things were getting a bit hazy. I found this place on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Terrific ambiance in this historic San Francisco Restaurant. The tables are quite close together but the overall experience was great. Service was very good, food was delicious. overall a great experience in San Francisco.

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Bangor, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Service was prompt but not fantastic. Partner's medium filet was medium rare at best and more towards rare. My John's New York was rare as ordered. Wine list over priced and food prices on the high side, over all.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place has a ready made supply of custom given its position near Union Square. Only steak I eat in San Francisco. Good size but no fat or flavour. Perhaps I am a picky Brit but for the money somewhat disappointing.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Met my sister in downtown SF to do some shopping at Nordstrom and walked here for lunch. My sister was a little stressed from driving into the city. We had a very nice, relaxing lunch. Chanteal was our wonderful server!! I had the petrale sole and my sister had the club sandwich. Both delicious. Chanteal helped us select a glass... More

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