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“Prime Rib Gem in Torrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The San Franciscan

The San Franciscan
Ranked #4 of 535 Restaurants in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Established in 1963, Torrance restaurant and cocktail lounge serving prime rib, steak, and seafood.
Windsor, California
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Prime Rib Gem in Torrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Long time ago, there was a wonderful prime rib restaurant called Del Conte in Torrance. It has closed since but it was the most popular prime rib restaurant in Torrance. I have been searching for a close prime rib joint that is reasonable and I don't have to drive far. There are restaurants like Dal Rae in Pico Rivera and Lawry's in Beverly Hills but it's so far now that I have to drive down from Northern California. My nephew recommended long ago when I lived in Torrance but I was turned off by the paper cup horseradish. Well, now that I come down, I can forgive the paper cups. The prime rib is great and it's hot. The baked potato is wonderful. The plate is hot and I'm happy. Also, the price is so darn reasonable. The server is efficient and knowledgeable and friendly. It looks like a bar with karaoke but the food is great. You can't beat this. I love this place!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Diane H
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“Step back in time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

San Franciscan is a reminder of the 60's restaurants. Extremely friendly staff and courteous service. Meal fare is average (prime rib is good; salads somewhat plain and ordinary). As expected the clientele is in the 50-80 age range. Bar is lively with entertainment on some evenings, and Keno game . An extremely friendly, local establishment that has been around for a very long time. Extremely busy on the weekends, so go early.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank 9Gidget
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Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Prime Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

So far this restaurant has the best prime ribs I have ever tasted. It's tender and very tasty plus the prize is very reasonable. I cant say their other foods are good because I only come here for their prime ribs.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Rick F
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Torrance, CA
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Famous Prime Rib and Karaoke”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tell Phil I said Hi if you see him at the bar. If Tony is doing karaoke tell him 'hi' too. Enjoy their great food and have some fun singing as they have karaoke most nights. If you don't like karaoke there is restaurant seating in another room that can't hear it ... and they have banquet space too.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank cncgandolf
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Torrance, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

a friend of mine took me here for the 1st time, a month ago. we waited at the bar for over an hour before we got a table. the food was decent, not worth an hour wait though. prices were ok, service was alright. nothing special, was expecting better.

  • Visited February 2014
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