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Alfred's Steakhouse

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Financial District
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659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505 (Kearny)
+1 415-781-7058
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fillet steak with a side of vegetables, and a couple nice Californian reds to compliment the steak. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and the wine ideal for the meal. The big disappointment came when the check (bill) arrived and they had already added an obligatory 20% service charge to the total. This was a first... More 

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San Francisco
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 adults 1-8 yr old. $510. 2 dinners ordered. 5 drinks. Oysters were sooo small. Waiter no where to be seen. Full fillet hardly any meet. $36 lobster add-on..almost no lobster. Double rack of lamb...no rack... Just meat on one large bone..hard to get to. Black Manhattan out of this world. Desserts fantastic. 20% automatic tip? Only purpose is to... More 

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Thank bcabana
Hialeah, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Top of the line steak house , great staff, beautiful place . I was treated like a king will return for sure! There were pictures of everyone that's been there and were vet impredd

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Thank Wence M
Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I dined alone which is normal on business trips. Was treated a bit odd as in this was the first solo diner they had. Was very expensive and good food. Not great.

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Thank Ralph301
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Bad from start to finish, the waiter I think was trying to make it seem high end, but every time he spoke it would end in MonsieurMadame, one word. It didnt make sense. The food was disappointing, especially for the price. The steak was an average piece of meat, I would expect more from a steakhouse with high prices. The... More 

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Thank DaisyDot24
Roswell, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We ate here before and thought it was good, but not tonight. The prawn cocktail was 4 average shrimp, the steak tartar was greasy and my lamp was tough and mostly bone. The wine list is artificially high and most insulting is an automatic 20% surcharge for poor service added after tax. I have to pay a mandatory charge on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is a place to go for that old world feeling. Dark oaks, red leather, white table linens, well-dressed servers, and yes, awesome steaks and all the good stuff to go with them. Its not a hot spot, and its on a side street (but directly across from the Hilton on Kearney so its handy when I'm staying at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Good steak small oysters salad good seemed that only 1 server in restaurant service needs to be better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I am surprised to see a lot of negative reviews. I ate here twice in the past few months and on both occasions the food and service were flawless. Side dishes are excellent and give a nod to current trends while still maintaining the steakhouse tradition. I enjoyed the tableside preparations. Prices are quite high but if that's an issue... More 

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Thank Blake F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

100+ year old steak house, recently purchased by a restauranteur who is slowly adding some updates. Wait staff is 5 star, atmosphere is 1950s. Try the School house special and the Walla Walla cabernet. Superb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
    (Kearny)
  • Public Transportation: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7058
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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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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