BOURBON STEAK San Francisco
BOURBON STEAK San Francisco

BOURBON STEAK San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michaelmina.net/restaurant.php?restaurant_id=23
  • Phone: 4153973003x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

    Cocktail service in the bar & lounge begins at 5pm nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Mina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: BOURBON STEAK is available for catering requests. Please contact Jin Park at jpark@minagroup.net or Nancy Zammit at nzammit@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.
  • Private Party Facilities: BOURBON STEAK can accommodate your party, large or small, and will make your meal unforgettable. Jin Park or Nancy Zammit our Special Events Manager's can guide you through the planning process for a buyout or private event.

    Ideal for birthdays, wedding rehearsals and receptions, BOURBON STEAK is the perfect setting for your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Jin Park or Nancy Zammit 4156255460x
  • Special Events: BOURBON STEAK can accommodate your private party, large or small, and will make your meal unforgettable. One of our Private Events Manager's will assist in seamlessly planning your buyout or private event. Please contact Jin Park at jpark@minagroup.net or Nancy Zammit at nzammit@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Powell St. & Geary St.
  • Public Transit: MUNI & BART: Powell Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: BOURBON STEAK San Francisco is located at 335 Powell Street in the historic Westin St Francis Hotel in Union Square. Valet parking is offered nightly at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
A word from BOURBON STEAK San Francisco
Located in Union Square, BOURBON STEAK is award-winning chef Michael Mina's modern twist on a classic, American steakhouse. Uniquely tailored to the San Francisco dining audience, the restaurant serves contemporary fare utilizing seasonal West Coast ingredients.



Prior to roasting, all meats at BOURBON STEAK are first poached in Mina’s signature style to deliver mouthwatering tenderness.



Selected favorites include Brandt Farm Braised Short Rib for Two and Michael Mina classics like black truffle Mac and Cheese, House Steak Burger with Trio of Duck Fat Fries, Ahi Tuna Tartare and Maine Lobster Pot Pie
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
BOURBON STEAK San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (35)romantic (26)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mjhammer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent attention to detail, great food, perfect location. A new favorite. Celebrated our wedding anniversary, a special table was set aside, a card signed by the staff on the table. The waitress remembered to congratulate us our the actual years being married. Food was great, steaks terrific. The sommalier recommended a 2008 Neal Cabernet from Napa Valley that was excellent and under $100. I really felt spoiled at this restaurant, a little pricey but for a special occasion why not?! Look forward now to trying other Michael Mina restaurants!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't worry....
    Momskitchen54
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    You won't be disappointed! This restaurant delivers a terrific evening. Our celebration was perfectly complemented with mouth-watering steaks (snake river rib cap, 18 oz bone-in ribeye) and several fresh crudos to begin. Staff were all professional and engaged. Big ticket meal but we will very likely do it again!! Their new exec chef is bringing it🍷 Bravo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Ortho
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Enjiyed the ambience and wait staff were excellent. A bit pricey and very rich sauces. Meat was delicious!!! Chef French fries were a special pre dinner treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    KonagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Never a disappointment. The steaks are well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The scallops are fresh tasting and again perfectly cooked. As I have eaten the scallops here many times before, my only negative comment is sometimes the scallops are a bit too salty. Service is flawless and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Toyland619
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We love Bourbon Steak, we go there and always get the Wagyu Rib Cap. It melts in your mouth, literally.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That was pretty bad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'll start off with the good... the French fries! Unfortunately it ends there. Absolutely nothing else had any type of wow factor. The 10oz sirloin was slightly overlooked, dry, and had little flavor. The ceviche was so-so. The dumpling / dim sum was edible. The mushroom side dish was not. Our server was flat, emotionless and absolutely unpleasant. I have never had such a poor server bring me a $200 bill (2 people).
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Where is the server?
    Food4thought
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went on a weekend night and place was about 1/2 full. Food was excellent but service was slow. I know it is designed to be a leisurely meal but we found ourselves looking for the server a few times.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Spot!
    bchilly
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved the service, the food, and staff! My wife said it was hands down the best steak she has ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Amazing Steak
    SouthgalVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our party of four enjoyed a promptly served cocktail before being seated.We enjoyed the filet, bone-in ribeye perfectly cooked to preferences. The lobster served tableside was the most creative prep I have ever seen, as well as being delicious. The large wedge salad was graciously divided for two. The sommelier helpful, not snobby. Kudos to wait staff, don't know what they could improve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Muy buen lugar
    Ihg06
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Simplemente muy rico todo, la carne y las entradas de papas fritas sazonadas de manera diferente y con su aderezo especial. Sobretodo la atención y el servicio es de 1ra calidad
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Steak in San Francisco
    SFconsultant
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Rib Caps were fantastic. Michael Mina does it again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and attentive staff
    DecoyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner at Bourbon Steak! We started out with their famous fries and sauces and it was really good!! I had the tuna tartar appetizer and it was the best I have ever had! My husband had the bib salad and it was also great! He got a big bone in Ribeye and I ordered Lobster so we could have surf and turf! The steak was cooked to perfection and was very flavorful!! The lobster was also delicious and it was the perfect amount for both of us to share!! We ordered a side of spinach. I can't say it was the best I have had but was good. The waiter brought us truffle macaroni which we did not order but it was awesome!! my husband ordered the beignets and he loved them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    FalconVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    While the atmosphere is nice, 30 feet ceilings in a beautiful old hotel, everything is over priced. The service was leisurely. After an hour, we had been served one drink and an appetizer. The food was good, but it should be spectacular given the prices. I gave it 3 stars because the value just isn't there.
    Special Features:
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak House and Much More
    LongTimeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner there. There service was extremely good, particularly from our Sommelier. He recommended a great Pinot Noir, but also served us well throughout the evening. Our server was a little less attentive. (i.e., we had to ask for the "famous" fries and sauces, as halfway through the meal we had not received them). But overall service was very good, and the meal was superb. We shared kumamoto oysters, then each had a salad. I had the steak tartare, which is in appetizer, for my main course. My husband enjoyed his flank steak. We shared the mac n' cheese with truffles, which was the perfect side dish for our meat dishes. Dessert was overkill...we had the beignets which were delicious, but way too rich after our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food (especially the french fires) was outstanding. I had the rib cap, my wife had a filet. Both very pricey but great for a special occasion. The service was not great. The waitress spoke very softly and was hard to hear or make out what she was talking about. The food made up for the service. Didn't hurt that Roger Craig, Eddie D. and Tyler Florence were having dinner a few tables over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best filet ever
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The reviews I had read had been mixed but my husband and I decided to try it anyway . The complimentary trio of fries with accompanying sauces was fantastic ! I then had a beet salad ( light and yummy ) followed by a very tender and flavorful filet . I could have omitted the baked potato after so many fries and just proceeded on to the delicious dessert beignets ! Courteous service in a lively atmosphere !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Semicon2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food and service were excellent. It is much more expensive than indicated on Open Table so be prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Top notch food and service. This was my second trip to the restaurant and I was not disappointed despite my heightened expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience was blah
    FromOC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had recently moved to the city and was looking for a steakhouse that served good food, good cocktails had a good ambience, didn't just serve $150 cuts of meat, and with exceptional service. My experience at Bourbon Steak was lower than expectations based on purely name recognition and the cost of my meal. The space was not high end at all. With the right serving dishes and light it could be setting for a buffet breakfast at a mid range motel in suburbs. The service was very uninspiring. Great restaurants have a good timing on when servers show up. This one didn't. Cocktails were just okay. I will say some of the food was good. My steak was great but my wife's was raw. I wouldn't go back and will try some place else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Idontdoreviews
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was fantastic, excellent steaks were cooked exactly as ordered, wine selection, salads, and sides were all great (we had black truffle mac & cheese and mushrooms)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    DineAroundVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    With Michael Mina's name at the forefront my expectations were high. While service was excellent, food offerings were a disappointment. NY steaks were cut thin and short ribs were so fatty they were difficult to enjoy. Location can't be beat but bring your wallet - you'll pay for the ambiance.
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  • Lackluster service
    Caymanmama
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We are local residents and have previously enjoyed many meals at Bourbon Steak, as it is often our choice for dinner or cocktails before the theater. However this past Saturday at (5:30) the service was sluggish, impersonal and, from the maitre'd, almost rude. To a party of 6 friends who were looking forward to a night out with dinner and a play, the inattentiveness of the staff put damper on our evening. The food was good, but of course, there are many fine restaurants in San Francisco. Disappointed.
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  • Over priced and tries too hard
    illinfornaioVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Over priced food. I felt a lot of the dishes were too pretentious. Steaks were excellent and perfectly cooked. French onion soup was terrible with a ridiculous presentation which my waiter botched anyhow when pouring the soup on to my plate. All in all, excellent steak but not worth the $150+ a person to get a proper full course meal here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service Terrible - Food not very good - especially for the price.
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  • Excellent Steak
    airicaEats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The steak was excellent. Some of the best ribeye I've had. Also amazing wagyu. The sides and apps are decent- but the steak is stellar. Be careful, as it can easily add up to a pricey meal with all of the extras- I would recommend splurging on steak rather than too many extra sides. The wagyu was beautiful, and sold by the ounce- so rich and fatty, you really only need a small amount to appreciate it.
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  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great staff that was extremely helpful and suggestive. They had a lot to say about each item on the menu and everything we choose was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tamales
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our food was excellent, especially the soup, tuna tartare and fillet. My flank steak was cooked to perfect doneness, but was a little dry. It needed more sauce. I feel the restaurant is overpriced, even given the obvious use of excellent ingredients and extensive labor. The restaurant is not as good as when it was Michael Minna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great... and not so great.
    prophei
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my GF to Bourbon Steak for her birthday, having never been there previously. The inside of the building is huge, and very nice, as was the service as we were seated. We really enjoyed the wine list, our caesar salad, and steak tartare appetizer. The server was knowledgeable and friendly... definitely a good start to the experience. Bad side... The room was very loud. It sounded like we were in a cafeteria. Our $130 of cote de boeuf was far too chewy and dry for an expensive aged meat. We ordered it medium rare (which it was), but it still managed to lack any juiciness whatsoever. I enjoyed reheating the large bone at home in our microwave more than the actual prime cuts of that meat. Way too expensive, all in all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    Stevie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I love my steaks & Boubon's served one of the best I've ever had
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beef excellent, sides over salted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Was underwhelmed by the aji crisp app, and both sides (truffle Mac n cheese & spinach) were over salted. The truffle mac was inedible - had to send it back. Very disappointed.
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  • Good food fresh tasty and healthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    A very good restaurant at city center easy to reach and with available tables all the time. I believe it to be a little bit overpriced. The service was also excellent!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunnyo
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Food was not worth the price we paid. I had the lobster pot pie and my husband had the steak. Service was ok - not bad but not great either. Fries were good though.
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  • Good, but Puzzling
    MargosDadVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    While the food here is very good, and the service from the sommelier was really excellent on this trip, I continue to be confused by the practice of seating without menus. As we stretched into ten minutes of sitting without menus with servers moving around us and carefully ignoring us, we were finally approached by a server with menus who dropped them on the table and then exited to "give us time to settle in". Not sure what that first ten minutes consisted of...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    the food at bourbon steak is divine! the service is impeccable...our dinner at bourbon steak was one that we will never forget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 of the best steaks I've ever had
    GizmoGotNet
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I was suitably impressed with the menu -- the steak selection was absolutely astounding, including Japanese Wagyu beef (at appropriate prices - per ounce! There was a nice selection of side dishes to go with the meal as well -- I recommend the Broccoli and Cheese. The wine and bourbon list was extensive, but if you aren't drinking, prepare for a shock. As it's a 'bar-ish' kind of place, they charge per soft drink, in bar-sized glasses with lots of ice. The service was a bit lacking at times -- the server would often disappear helping other tables (which is understandable to an extent) for long stretches of time. Oh yes -- the dessert list... absolutely amazing. The beignets were wonderful, but watch out for the caramel!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    ellehull
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Took my bf here for his birthday and has a wonderful time. Service was excellent and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very average tasting menu. Very average service. Waiters avoid eye contact when trying to get their attention.
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  • Solid food, great service, pricey
    diggerdan1974
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Saturday night reservation for 5 guys. Was expecting pretty astonishing service, food and ambience given the reviews and the fact that it's a Michael Mina restaurant in the middle of Union Square. Healthy pours on the pre-dinner drinks at the bar - very nice. The service at dinner was appropriately paced (not too fast, not too slow) and very attentive but not overly so. Steak tartar to start was prepared at the table which was a bit forced but still kind of cool and delicious. Bone in rib eye cooked EXACTLY as I wanted it. Great wine list. Super deesert - root beer float comes with homemade warm cookies and the waiter brought out a few extra. Prices were HIGH hence the 3 star. Not a ton of value but for special occasions - it's fine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Appetizers
    fitndineVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Stopped in between appointments and had tuna tartare which was fab. By the way, they do have options for gluten free - like the toast for the tartare. Must try the beignets. one of the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Recommended
    goodlistener
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent service. Professional wait staff. Excellent food. We had the ribeye and it was cooked to order and seasoned perfectly. The desserts are awesome.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet