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John's Grill has been a San Francisco tradition since 1908. This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous and is a favorite of celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and a one of a kind atmosphere. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammetts, The Maltese Falcon. The restaurant has earned many tributes: it has been chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine. Live jazz nightly in the upper level dining room. ZAGAT RATED: Food 26 / Decor 24 / Service 25 / Cost $44 "Step back in time" at this circa-1908 Downtown "landmark", where "solid steakhouse fare" and "strong drinks" draw "tourists…
$30 - $50
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
Last fall I went on a business trip to San Fran and the group decided to eat here. It is a small restaurant however it has a beautiful interior. The place has been there since 1908. I had the Seafood Canelloni, delicious. Portions were very...More
We dined here in January after arriving late into SanFran. Had a reservation at Harris’s but their kitchen closed at 9.00. John’s is open until 10.30.
Decor is cosy, lots of great pictures and wood. Service is excellent with great dishes on a very good...More
Always loved this place and it’s historical references. I took my kids and the food was okay (good burger). I wish they had a printed kids menu. It is Very over priced for lunch. I ordered johns salad and think they forgot because it came...More
We were in the Union Square area around lunch time and were looking for something good to eat for lunch. We opted for the San Franciscan classic, John’s Grill located 2 blocks off the square on Ellis Street at Powell. This area can be a...More
We picked John's Grill because of it's great reviews on Trip Advisor, it's History and it's close proximity to Union Square and the Theaters. It absolutely lived up to the hype, the service and food absolutely great. Certainly among the best restaurants in the City...More
During a lay-over from Toronto I just happened to stumble upon this place. And I will be back!
I had a pint of the local Steam beer with a salmon filet. It was cooked beautifully. Service was excellent and the prices for lunch VERY reasonable....More
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Response from sallyn313 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can give you a 100% accurate answer. I'm sure the wait staff would be friendly. I am not sure if they have a children's menu, because we did not need one, so I never inquired. We ate lunch there, and I did... More
I'm not sure I can give you a 100% accurate answer. I'm sure the wait staff would be friendly. I am not sure if they have a children's menu, because we did not need one, so I never inquired. We ate lunch there, and I did see children there, but I would say they were in the 8-12 year old range. I cannot speak for dinner. I hope this helps.