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63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2207 (Downtown)
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Ranked #593 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $40
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great food (the NY steak was perfect) and wine. 2 minutes from union square this place can be a perfect solution for end of shopping day dinning.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It is a wonderful restaurant that has been there for decades - you can feel and taste that rich history. Steak and seafood were excellent. Tables are a bit close so it is not a romantic setting.

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columbus ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

John's Grill is over 100 years old and was a setting in the Maltese Falcon. They have a replica of the bird upstairs. The restaurant at dinner time was very busy, they pack you in, so get there early. We got a table upstairs by the window that overlooks busy O'Farrell Street and also upstairs was a pianist. The food... More

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Marina, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Last evening I was in downtown San Francisco in the Union Square Area. Did not want to dine in the rotunda of Neiman Marcus or at one or two upstairs restaurants in Macy's. ...was tired and famished and hungry as I'd not eaten anything since my light breakfast. When i turned the corner and spotted John's Grill, I asked to... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have eaten in many US Steak houses but this restaurant tops them all! It was so good that we came back a second time during our short break. The steaks were cooked to perfection and washed down with a beautiful Francis Ford Coppola wine - possibly the Godfather of wine!! The place just oozes with atmosphere from the small... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

A restaurant with a nice atmosphere, live music upstairs and good food. There is the choice of steak or seafood, being various fish and prawns. Service is friendly and efficient, price in keeping with food quality and atmosphere. Good place for a good meal in downtown San Francisco.

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Auburn, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We tried John's Grill, what an experience. Takes you back in time and the food was great! Place is a little cramped, but that only adds to the experience.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just walked in off the street with my dad as we were hungry and had both been travelling for many hours. Wow! What an awesome meal. We both chose the steak which was cooked to absolute perfection! Staff were friendly and attentive, ensuring you always had drinks and that the food was to satisfaction. This place actually do what we... More

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Houston, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place has seen some years, but they have the service down to a tee and the food is great. It's not the ultra plush and luxurious decode everyone expects nowadays. However, they make the most of their space and the food makes up for it. We has the salad with shrimp and Roquefort vinegarette, grilled snapper, ans seafood cannelloni.... More

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Willoughby, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Definitely need reservations. Ordered red snapper and lamb chops. Excellent seasoning and sides. Cooked to perfection. Three floors, second floor has guitar player. Nice atmosphere. Just too crammed and somewhat noisy with everyone jammed into small areas.

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Additional Information about John's Grill

Address: 63 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2207
Phone Number: 415-986-0069
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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