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John's Grill

63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2207 (Downtown)
415-986-0069
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Ranked #543 of 4,930 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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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Bonney Lake, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Try the lobster ravioli appetizer, the sauce is amazing!! My husband and I just ordered a bunch of food and shared it all. Including the a steak meal, which they served in halves without us even having to ask! We were seated immediately and the server was quick and very attentive!

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Having been slightly disappointed by a top steakhouse in town a couple of nights earlier, we did not have any high expectation when we decided to eat at John's Grill. Our faith in the quality of American steaks was restored. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the way we liked and asked for - rare, and they were really good.... More

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147 reviews 147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ask for table 21. John Konstin you have a great location and a bar rich with history why not get an excellent meat provider? Ordered the T bone and was not very happy. Suggest you look at Allen Brothers and go Prime.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Based on the reviews here we have visited John's. It has a nice atmosphere and a various menu. A bit expensive but a good quality. The food and the service was good so definitely a recommendation!

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We found this restaurant by chance online while searching for a new place to try near Union Square. We stopped in around 5:45 on a weekday evening and were seated on the 2nd floor as the 1st floor was full. Although it is touted as a steakhouse, we were looking for something lighter. We split a Jack Lalanne salad for... More

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went to lunch with a couple of friends and was really surprised and pleased by the food and the atmosphere. Normally I wouldn't review a restaurant, but I had a great steak and my friend's Jack Lalanne salad was really good. Their seafood is fresh and most items on the menu are locally sourced. Back to the steak, really... More

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Muscatine, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife had an excellent meal had John's Grill. Excellent service! I had the ribeye cooked to perfection. Wife had the red snapper. Perfect blend between butter and lemon. For dessert, I would recommend the flan. Price range $25-35. All meals come with baked potato and veggie. Wife got double veggies instead of potato.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After reading reviews we decided to have a meal here. The place was full and we were professionally looked after by cheerful staff. The steak was highly recommended so the four of us selected steaks. They were tasty but would be by no means the most tender steaks we ate in San Fran. They were good but not great. Three... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food is good, but the atmosphere is great. After a martini, I expected to see Dashiell Hammett come in. This was a place he frequented when he lived in SF. Sit in the back booth and wait for him.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We chose this place to celebrate our last night in the US. We were pleased that this place reflected the history and atmosphere of San Francisco. The atmosphere was good and I really enjoyed the prawn dijonnaise meal I had. Meals were brought out promptly. My husband enjoyed the steak he had but didnt rave about it. I would recommend... More

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