Alexander's Steakhouse - SF
Yummy, yummy in my tummyAlexander's Steakhouse in SF is excellent and easily matches their other locations.
Definitely on the pricey side, but we went for a business dinner so all is well :-)
Long gone are the fois gras goodies they used to have, but the bone marrow is a must-have excellent substitute - we all had one on the side and never looked back.
Steaks were great, of course, as were the cocktails (nice bourbon selection!). Desert was yummy and the service was fantastic.
Great place!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME STEAKHOUSE!!!Alexander's Steakhouse has now become my favorite steakhouse. The meat was delicious and the desserts were out of this world! After the main course and before dessert, they served us orange-flavored cotton candy. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think I'm going to start going here rather than the steakhouse on Van Ness or on Embarcadero!! It was worth every penny!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!I had an opentable gift certificate and thought this would be the perfect place to redeem it. It was! The food was amazing, and there were a lot of little unexpected extras that made the evening even more memorable. The Hamachi shots are a must try, we couldn't stop eating the truffle fries, and of course the filet melted in your mouth. Definitely would go here again for a special occasion. There were a coup,e of tables with kids, but I wouldn't recommend bringing them.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Great Service.Great Food and Great Service. The Hamachi Shots were amazing!!! Highly recommend this Steakhouse!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBRAVO!!!!!!!!!We had an amazing night at Alexander's. We were celebrating our 15th anniversary and the staff made it a very special evening. Everyone is so polished and professional and they hit you with loads of little special touches throughout the night. Champagne, little bacon rolls I could go on and on. I told our server Jeffrey we were saltaholics in hopes that he would bring us the salt trio I read about and he brought us a twelve salt tasting!!! The pastry chef made us this amazing plate which we took pictures of in short we were completely blown away. The food was delicious too Bibb salad with bacon, 15oz dry aged ribeye and truffle fries yum!!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHusband and I went as an anniversarHusband and I went as an anniversary gift. Service was outstanding. Ordered hamachi shots-delicious! Also tried broccoli cheese soup, very tasty. Both ate steaks, dry-aged ribeye and ny strip, flavorful and huge portions. Sides were ramps, mac and cheese,and truffle fries. Liked them all, but favorite were truffle fries. Had chocolate coconut for dessert, also very good. Loved that we could see beautiful kitchen in. Overall an incredible dining experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlexander, The Great!Greeted warmly we were brought to a quiet and elegant booth. Since our reservation was at 5:30 PM, the large, high ceilinged dining area was very quiet. I was entertained by the open kitchen. The 'cooks' created a very positive ambiance. Our wait staff was knowledgeable, naturally warm, but professional.
Both of us ordered the Prime Rib and shared an appetizer and salad. The Prime Rib was perfect. The meat was incredibly tender, and very simply dressed with chopped chives as a garnish. Three types of horseradish 'traditional', harissa=flavored, and garlic infused complimented the meat. The yukon gold potato- creamily delicious.
We were served complimentary cotton candy (!) and 3 delicious amuse bouche! Terrific!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting from outWe were visiting from out of town and looking for an amazing steakhouse. Wow!!! Alexander's exceeded our expectations at every course. We chose Alexander's based on other Open Table reviews, so I am hoping this will help others looking for a trendy, foodie phenomenal experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner here last week.We had dinner here last week. The service was impeccable and the food was very good, but not outstanding as one would expect for the prices charged. There were only a few occupied tables. The outside of the restaurant is poorly lit and in a rather rundown area. We came out around 8:30 pm and walked three blocks to the condo we were renting and literally saw no one. It was rather eerie. We are not sure we would return. We expected more from a very expensive restaurant.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Very impressed.Great place. Very impressed. Will not hesitate going back. A little pricey but worth it in my opinion. My wife had a great birthday treat.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an outstanding experience.This was an outstanding experience. The entire evening was a 10. The waiters. servers, food, customer service was awesome. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone and definitely will be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedThis was an excellent dinner. Our server was extremely helpful in describing to us the attributes and relative merits of each cut/style of steak with all manner of class with very little pretension. The hamachi shots were our favorite appetizer, and the bar's "Naughty Pair" cocktail was delicious. My date and I had a great time, and would highly recommend Alexanders to others.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat at the bar. JustinWe sat at the bar. Justin and the other bartenders took great care of us. His wine pairings made the meal really special.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have not been back to thisWe have not been back to this restaurant for while, and found that several dishes have been changed by the additional of the Japanese citrus spice Yuzu. We actually liked the original mushroom side dish better than its newer incarnation. The steaks were cooked to perfection though the dry-aging seemed to have resulted in a slightly firmer meat.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOverpricedAlexander's used to be my favorite restaurant, but the food quality seems to have gone downhill lately. My latest experience was disappointing. Appetizers and drinks were nothing special. I also ordered a "surf and turf" special, and when it arrived, my steak was luke-warm, and the plate had two very tiny pieces of lobster.
The food at Alexander's is still good, but I consider it to be way overpriced now for what you get. Service is now the star here, but food is more important to me, and I think you can find better value elsewhere. Time to find a new favorite restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday $35 deal for signatureSunday $35 deal for signature hamachi shot, prime rib, your choice of sides, cotton candy, amuse bouche, bite sized desserts made for the perfect meal and deal. Service was spot on and everyone was very friendly. Only complaint is that it was a bit chilly in the restaurant but other than that, I would recommend this place to anyone.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood lover..I love Alexander Steakhouse and I am keep on coming back for more..3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience.Went to Alexander's with my boyfriend on a random Saturday evening. The service was phenomenal, the food quality was exquisite, and the ambiance was divine. We will definitely be returning. HINT - if you are a party of two, request to sit upstairs, as they have a few two seaters that overlook the entire dinning room.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is not to be missedWe discovered Alexander's through Open Table. We are really not steakhouse people, but the ratings were so good, we thought "Why not?" Turns out it was perfect for us. It really isn't just a steakhouse. It has a major Japanese influence, which thrilled us because it is our favorite cuisine. We were greeted by a very kind, informative waiter. He was so helpful. Then the sommalier came by and helped us choose a lovely wine. The wine list was really outstanding. We ended up ordering the Prix Fixe menu, which was a great choice. We had the rightfully famous Hamachi shots (OH MY WORD). The best part was that the manager took over our table, and gave us extra special treatment. The whole night was amazing, and one of the best dining experiences.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but top notch foodWe loved Alexander's-- from the cocktail to dessert, everything we ate was excellent to really good. You MUST order the Hamachi shooters-- they were great. The Hummingbird cocktail was also excellent. I wasn't a fan of the first amuse bouche-- it was a scallop gelee/flan although the second one (a citrus one) was very good. The meat was top notch-- I ate my entire 10 oz filet mignon even though I'm not much of a meat-eater. It was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. The dessert was mind-blowing-- sticky toffee pudding with a thai iced tea ice cream-- genius! We spent a lot of money-- even though there were only two of us and only one of us drinks (ordered 1 cocktail and 1 glass of wine)-- but for a special occassion we were very happy with our meal3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Amazing steak eating experience. Very expensive, but an epic experience in fine dining.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatThe steaks at Alexander's can't be beat. The sides are varied so everyone can find something they like. Bar makes great drinks. Service is always outstanding, and this time was no different. The noise level can get pretty loud, but given the structure of the building I don't think that could be changed without compromising the overall feel of the space. We had a gathering of 8 for a "chosen family" holiday season dinner and we had a great time and great food. The only miss on all the food we had were the sweetbreads. They seemed over battered and kind of mushy. But everything else was top notch. As always, can't wait to go back.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM