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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
+1 415-781-7058
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Steakhouse
659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we was a door man at the Sir Francis Drake hotel I sent one hellva lit if people up to this restaurant when it use to be in top of the Broadway tunnel . I think that I paid $ 49.00 for a deluxe...More

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The food and drinks were great. The atmosphere is very cool, maintaining the old-school upscale steakhouse feel. Service was great as well.

Thank Shotcaller21
Reviewed 1 March 2018

There is NO better Steakhouse in San Francisco. Period. We've been coming for years, and you'll certainly see the same attentiv and classy Staff every visit. Feel free to stop in for a cocktail and appetizer, if that's all you want. The Bartenders specialize in...More

Thank mcmacd1229
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I was in SF for business and met up with friends after a long day. We had looked forward to a great steak dinner but had one of the worst meals I have ever had. We started with the bone marrow, tater tots and beef...More

Thank Susan_and_Angelo
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stopped here for a drink. Beautiful classy steakhouse. Best bartender ever. One of the oldest steak houses in San Francisco. It might be a little hard to find. On a side street next to the Hilton Hotel.

Thank 206aliceo
Reviewed 28 November 2017

When I'm in San Francisco and I want that Old School steakhouse/speakeasy like experience I always head to Alfred's. I've probably been coming here steadily for the past 20 years and if I recall correctly, my first visit was back in the mid-eighties. It never...More

Thank MajorBrad
Reviewed 24 November 2017

While visiting from Australia, we took my niece and her husband to this place for a special dinner. We were at this place for almost 4 hours and most of that time waiting for our drinks and food. First of all, it took more than...More

Thank AuFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My partner and I were celebrating a special occasion. I've been going to Alfred's since I was a child when it was above the Broadway tunnel and in the 70's when it got "hip". I've been to the new location previously and always enjoyed myself....More

Thank ray94611
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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
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life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Pansy K | Reviewed this property |
There does not appear to be one. Most customers were dressed casually with a neat shirt or top and clean pants/nice jeans.
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16 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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