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The San Franciscan

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2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
+1 310-325-5231
13:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ventura, California
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266 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This nearly invisible restaurant in the middle of Torrance was introduced to me by my son, who I met for dinner there. Didn't look like much from the exterior, but the inside ambience is warm and charming, very pleasant old-worldish décor. My son told me that the place was known for it's prime rib, so I chose the Franciscan cut... More 

Thank DonaldYokum
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for the Prime Rib, but, other steak were also very good!!!, laid back atmosphere. Nothing Fancy, but food always good, being there 3 times. Come in Early cause it can get crowded

Thank RafaelChung
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came here after friends spoke highly of this hidden Torrance gem. As decades long residents of the South Bay we've passed this eatery hundreds of times without a thought until a Wednesday afternoon we planned our adventure. The parking is located in back entering from Sepulveda eastbound. Once in the ample parking lot, a back door is located under... More 

Thank CHinSoCal
Rivera Village
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once again this restaurant met our expectations. We always try and sit in the bar area. The old time ambiance makes the place. The salad was fresh, the filet mignon was cooked to perfection and our waitress Jennifer was wonderful.

Thank mlinla
Torrance, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had a dinner with a good friend. 👫 Our waitress Jojo was awesome. Then we moved to the bar area for some karaoke. We sat down at a booth & the cocktail waitress, Jennifer, was extremely rude. She refused to clean the table, even after requesting it. We noticed her sitting at the bar, on her phone, while she was... More 

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Torrance, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My dad loves this place, the food is pretty decent and the bread is the first thing that I think of when someone asks about it. It's interior is a bit dingy and dark-like a 1970's throw back with the cast included. One side is a bar-like setting with locals that must have been coming since it opened and the... More 

Thank Da4Lents75
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is our 2nd time to The San Franciscan, and if you want very "old school" in a good way, look no further! The prime rib really is that good, and the lobster really is that good!!! The rest, tasty salad and potato ... desserts, just pretty good. Prime rib is EXCELLENT, Lobster EXCELLENT!!! Bartender SUPER NICE GUY!!! Servers all... More 

Thank Frank M
Long Beach, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Yes many people will say the prime rib is not as good as lawrys. Well let me tell you that your also NOT paying 65.00 for a one pound piece of prime rib!!!! I feel that this place is excellent value and I have never been unsatisfied with prime rib It crazy they charge 20.00 for a prime rib dinner... More 

Thank obijunk
Torrance, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best prime rib in town and has been since the 60's. My favorite is the Rib Eye for dinner and the prime rib sandwich for lunch. Will be there again for Valentines day, we love it!

Thank sportspart
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent prime rib.. generous portions! Service excellent Very friendly staff Be sure you make reservations or there is a wait.. but well worth the watch t.

Thank Sharyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-325-5231
Established in 1963, Torrance restaurant and cocktail lounge serving prime rib, steak, and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?