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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
+1 415-781-7058
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (161 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (20 reviews)
“aged beef” (3 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse
659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alfreds has been around for 60 years, and it has some things going for it, but price and value are not two of those things. I had a filet that was properly cooked, and a decent baked potato, but it was not worth the nearly...More

Thank DeWitt65101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, we love anything Daniel Patterson, so we had to try Alfred's. We were not disappointed. The School Night Special is the way to go and it was delicious and affordable. Served M-Thurs $49 for three courses. Alfred's Salad to start - it's...More

Thank CruisenFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife to Alfred's for her birthday because we had dined at Coi for Valentine's Day and when we saw that Coi's chef had opened a steakhouse we decided to go. We made a trip from Los Angeles. The sparkling rose we were served...More

Thank Jrryo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let me recommend the dry martinis. Nicely sized and was rally good. Nice and cozy restaurant and I got a table for one with no problem even though I did not have a reservation. However I was quite early. Had a very nice shrimp...More

Thank Niclas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True that the steak itself was cooked beautifully, but it cost $68 and came with no sides and the rest of the food was just ok. Our final bill ended up being $150 per person; even at half the price, I wouldn't go

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quality steakhouse and Alfred's was right next to the Hilton hotel we were staying at. First impressions was of a smart 1930s (?) restaurant with beautiful chandeliers. We received a warm welcome and good service. The filet steak was very...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I invited my friends for my birthday dinner. We were a group of five. We got there a little early after negotiating San Francisco traffic. The Maitre'D was not very welcoming. We had a reservation made several days ahead. There were few people dining at...More

Thank Pansy K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This restaurant reminded me of a place where men, and probably only men, would have gathered to discuss business back in the 30s and 40s. It really did feel like I went back in time. The steak was one of the most flavorful steaks I...More

Thank rebeccadw2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Recently went back to Alfred's after quite some time. The restaurant changed hands about a year ago, It had gone down hill from its better days past. The new owners have returned it to its place at the top for steak houses in San Francisco....More

Thank cobrien134
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Alfreds it the real classic US steak house, and one of the best of its kind. Service is always very good and the steaks are second to none. The wine list is some what short, but always has very interesting uncommon selectios at resonable prices....More

Thank peterkkh
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tie or coat is not required , but would be nice. I have worn slacks and nice shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
  • Public Transportation: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7058
  • E-mail
Alfred's: an oasis of steak, Scotch, and swank. Shaking up martinis and grilling dry-aged beef over mesquite since 1928, with unassumingly traditional service from a veteran staff.
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