The 10 Best Steakhouses in San Francisco

Rib Eye Steak, Wafu Dressing
Rib Eye Steak, Wafu Dressing | © Lou Stejskal/Flickr
Photo of Deanna Morgado
7 November 2017

Let yourself indulge in the magic of biting into a juicy steak that just melts in your mouth. In San Francisco, there are plenty of steakhouses that promise this indulgence, but just a select number truly deliver. Read our list below to find out which San Francisco steakhouses are completely worth splurging on.

Leatherneck Steakhouse

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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What’s better than a delicious steak meal? How about when that delicious meal is served with amazing city views. Leatherneck Steakhouse is on the top floor of Marine’s Memorial Club & Hotel. You’ll feel like a million bucks dining here. Everything at Leatherneck is sensational: the steak and seafood options, the desserts, wine, and views. What could be better?

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Japanese, $$$
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Bavette Steak with Seared Foie Gras at Alexander's Steakhouse
Bavette Steak with Seared Foie Gras at Alexander's Steakhouse | © Arnold Gatilao/Flickr
Alexander’s Steakhouse is one of the best in San Francisco. The menu has vast options of steaks with the best of the best tastes. This is a high end place, meant for people who respect the dining experience. The service matches the top notch atmosphere and menu. After a night at Alexander’s you won’t be able to help raising your steakhouse standards.


Restaurant, Steakhouse, Seafood, $$$
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Head to Boboquivari’s, a.k.a. Bobo’s, for a one of a kind night. This steakhouse is a step above most steakhouses due to its creative, yet elegantly subtle masquerade theme… and of course the to-die-for food. There’s a great selection of food, although the favorites are of course the dry-aged steak and Dungeness crab. The staff treats you like you’re part of the family. They are attentive and try to make everyone’s time at Boboquivari’s memorable.

Harris’ The San Francisco Steakhouse

Restaurant, Bar, Steakhouse, $$$
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Dinner steak
Dinner steak | © Taiyo FUJI/Flickr

What pairs perfectly with a mouthwatering steak? Live jazz performances. That’s what you get when you eat out at Harris’ The San Francisco Steakhouse. The posh setting is great for groups, couples, and even solo diners. You even get to check out your potential dry-aged steak through a window into the kitchen, enticing your tastebuds even further.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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Ruth's Chris Steak House, Chicago
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Chicago | © Alan Light/Flickr

This steakhouse chain is anything but ordinary. Serving up high-end options like butter-drizzled steak and lobster, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will keep you coming back time and time again. The drink selections goes nicely with the scrumptious food items too. Although pricey, the portions are large enough to typically bring leftovers home with you to dive back into later.

5A5 Steak Lounge

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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This trendy spot features upscale prime steak cuts and an amazing wine list. The food is as impressive as the presentation of the plates. It’s almost too stunning to eat. Almost. With an ambiance that appeals to the trendier generation, 5A5 Steak Lounge is making steakhouses hip all over again.

Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House

Restaurant, Brazilian, Steakhouse, $$$
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Espetus Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House is a world-class eatery that has graced San Francisco since 2003. A Brazilian steakhouse that specializes in skewers, Espetus Churrascaria’s flavors are something every tongue should get to taste. The steaks are juicy, the setting is upscale, and the portions are generous.

John’s Grill

Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, $$$
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63 Cocktails!
63 Cocktails! | © Pargon/Flickr

This steakhouse keeps to the classics with an old-school ambiance that is sure to satisfy. The menu at John’s Grill is expansive offering more than just steaks, but lamb chops, clam chowder, and more; all incredibly yummy. As you eat you can also admire all the photos hanging on the walls of all the famous faces that have eaten here.

Roka Akor | San Francisco

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Rib Eye Steak, Wafu Dressing
Rib Eye Steak, Wafu Dressing | © Lou Stejskal/Flickr

Mix things up a bit at Roka Akor, a Japanese steakhouse. There’s nothing that seems to lack here or leaves you wanting for anything. The open charcoal grill adds to the experience as your food cooks. If whiskey and steak are a few your favorite things, this is the spot for you. Roka Akor’s lower lounge and bar area focuses on whiskey, letting you pair the perfect drink with your mouthwatering steak.

Osso Steakhouse

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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Serving up American classic surf ‘n’ turf, Osso Steakhouse is a real treat in San Francisco. The steaks are juicy and the seafood is jam packed with flavor. The staff is great, very friendly. The sizes of the meals are so big that it’s not a bad idea to share, although, with Osso’s flavors, you’ll probably want to keep it all to yourself.

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