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“Fantastic steaks”

Alexander's Steakhouse
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Ranked #335 of 5,819 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $45 - $75
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Mission Bay
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th
Transit: Caltrain, MUNI
Description: Executive Eric Upper offers a fine dining interpretation of a Modern American Steakhouse with hints of Japanese and other influences throughout the menu. Featuring classic cuts such as Ribeye, Bone-In New York and Filet Mignon, sustainable seafood, our signature Hamachi Shot and the largest variety of Japanese Wagyu Steak in the U.S. (we currently feature 11 types of Japanese Wagyu). We also highlight dry-aged steaks and offer the finest and most luxurious products available including tasting menus and an award-winning wine list designed by Wine Director Maxwell Klassen. The bar program features seasonal ingredients with a Japanese twist, curated by Bar Director Gedeon Tsegaye.
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Even though their steaks were pricey, they were some of the best steaks we've ever had. My 20 oz. bone-in rib eye chop ($70) was cooked perfectly at medium rare and it was very tender and flavorful. I'm glad Alexander's doesn't offer A1 steak sauce because that would be an insult to the steak. Only complaint I had was my side dish of spring vegetables. At $16, they brought out a small serving of assorted vegetables, which wasn't even enough to share with others. Other than that, service was excellent and their wine list was pretty extensive.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

A pleasant, though expensive evening, ruined by staff with attitude, coats virtually thrown at us, and the bill delivered before even finishing desert!
We found the experience interesting but not great! Would not recommend to fellow well travelled potential customers looking for a truly great steakhouse! Not this one!!

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

We had a business diner in this great restaurant with nice bar to wait in and open kitchen. We shared some wonderful finger bytes as a starter and went for the superb meat selection.

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank 347PeterB347
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

As always the steaks were great. The same unfortunately cannot be said for the service. My partner ordered an asparagus salad with her steak (actually a starter dish). What arrived was a small side salad which we sent back. There was barely an apology but they said the salad would be right out. When we had almost finished our meal we called the waiter over to cancel the salad. Again barely an apology. Then the bill arrived and there was the asparagus salad! We didn't even get offered a cup of coffee as compensation. The staff need to be trained to take ownership of a problem and sort it. Rather spoilt the meal and we will be going to other steakhouses in San Francisco in future.

Date of visit: March 2016
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1  Thank tonyjames4040
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

OK, so if you have read some of my reviews, you already know that I like and appreciate many different kinds, styles of cuisine.

That said, Alexander's is a steakhouse and is by far my favorite restaurant in SF. I know - steaks? - yes, because it is amazing.

Not only do you get (and need) an explanation of the available steaks before you order, but there is always a twist on the banal. It is not your average steakhouse. It takes a meal to an entirely different level.

True, it may be considered by some to be a bit over the top in terms of steak sold in 3 ounce increments, but honestly the Prime Rib (($50 when we were there) is to die for so you don't have to go for the most expensive cuts on the menu.

The service is terrific and the wines both wide and deep in choice.

This restaurant demands your attention at least once - and you will be hooked if you try it.

A note, they do not have the cotton candy at the SF location any more (what a teaser, right?) but they do have it at the other locations (or so we were told).

Also the appetizers and desserts are well worth a try (I dare you to choose just one!)

Although Alexander's is wickedly expensive, and the clientele is obviously techy, it is nonetheless a wonderful venue for a special occasion or when showing out of town guests why no other city compares to SF in cuisine.

Alexander's is my favorite Sf restaurant!


Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank Nancy R
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