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Harris' Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.harrisrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 673-1888
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Friday- 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Saturday- 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday-5:00pm-9:30pm

    The bar lounge is open everday at 5:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Buhagiar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Nightly
    Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $50 and over

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet + Street Parking
A word from Harris'
Harris’ is the quintessential steak house experience. We offer dry-aged, mid-western beef, outstanding martinis, and an award winning wine list.
In our lounge we have live jazz nightly.

Although the lounge is available for more casual dining, we do have a dress code in the main dining room: please, no shorts, t-shirts or sportswear.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "We ate here as a business dinner. The ambience is nice, but not scenic. Plenty of space and not too loud (except for a shrieking child nearby). We ate on a Sunday night with a piano player who was excellent. Relaxing music and not loud. The food was excellent and the service was adequate but not on par with the food. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Would probably eat here again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great steak. Ask to sit in the libaray by the fireplace - nice!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • " Pepper Steak was bland, filet mignon was flavorful & soft. Too pricey."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Ambience could be a little more personal, maybe the lights a little dimmer but overall very nice. Prefer the piano lounge over the dining room which is even brighter and more open. The service was good but a little inattentive, I won't complain (further). Food was really good with a couple of shortcomings. I had the steak tartare which disappointingly wasn't their forte. The French onion soup was perfect though. I had the Australian wagyu rib-eye for a main. The meal was fantastic, the steak juicy and tender despite being more well-done then medium as requested. Of all places, I'd think they would know how to cook a steak as ordered. Medium should have pink and there wasn't any. I think the quality of the steak saved them there."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Harris' has the best steak I have ever had in the city. Not too noisy when eating dinner so it seems peaceful. There's an area for a live band which is nice. They also have private rooms if you ever choose to have a large group for dinner. For the people that love steak, this is a must visit."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I came to Harris to celebrate our birthday dinner. Reservations was easily booked upon Open Table. We were surprised with a slice of birthday cake for our dessert, even when we did not request for it. The reception was so detailed that they looked into our notes section in our reservations in open table. I made a note that this dinner was specifically for birthday. Can't expect for more."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Harris' is a nice location with a warm ambiance. The service was unrushed and comfortable. The steaks however were completely pedestrian. And for the quite high prices I expected something special. Any of three three entrees could have been prepared at home by average cooks."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Harris was once the best steakhouse in the City. Now it isn't even in the top 10. Lackluster and inattentive service - removing cocktail and wine glasses without offering a refill, not refilling bread or water glases, not bringing food out to everyone at the table at the same time. The steaks were mediocre, the Caesar salad bland, the onion soup lacked cheese, and the side dishes were inedible. The atmosphere is not what you expect in a fine steakhouse - crying babies, people dressed in shorts and t-shirts (despite the dress code policy on the restaurant's web site). Of course, they charge prices only a high-end steakhouse should get. But the tourists seem to keep coming! Don't waste your money, there are better options for great steaks."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " My wife's Prime Rib was the best we have ever eaten, like butter. [even better than the House of Prime Rib up the street] however, my Filet Mignon was very disappointing to me for the price and lack of quality."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had several colleagues in with me for business meetings and several wanted steak. There is only one place that is both "San Francisco and steak" and that is Harris'. I have been visiting Harris' for at least 25 years and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "In from Dallas, my wife and I chose this restaurant based on the high reviews on Open Table, Yelp and being named a Top 10 steak house. I regret going to this restaurant and can't believe they felt their product was worth $250. Read on if you you like, or simply change your reservation to another steak house. Our cocktails were great and how they served my Manhattan was well done. The service was also terrific. That is where the good stopped. To be blunt, the NY strip I buy at Costco is more tender than the dry aged bone-in NY at Harris's. I couldn't believe the lack of flavor and coarseness of my cut and the same went for my wife's filet. The steak was overall of very poor quality and preparation. The potato was also poor"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went there with a group of 6 people on a Friday Night. We were seated right away but what was weird is that they gave us (6 people) a 4-people table with an extended table added to the end with 2 extra chairs, it looked so temporary and awkward. Food and Wine were great! Service was good. We spent $1000+ for this meal but two people finished the meal very uncomfortably the whole time. Totally is not something we expected to be treated. I would recommend people NOT to make reservation for 6 people. You will have to get your party size right, either 4 or 8 people in order to sit comfortably."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I always love Harris's but on this visit I have to talk about how awesome the Somolier was. He was so easy to talk to and not pretentious. He knew everything about the wines we talked about. I was amazed by him. Another great evening at Harris'!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Harris is a great American steak house. Its decor has not changed much over the years and it looks like the type of place where gentlemen would have met to woo clients or forge business deals ( think Madmen). From the moment you step inside their doors the staff welcomes you. They devote enough attention to each guest to make you feel special without feeling intruded upon. They offer details of specials and will suggest wines if asked. The steaks are fabulous, seasoned and cooked perfectly to order. The sides and salads compliment the steaks because the steaks are the stars."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My husband had the steak and was pretty pleased, but said it was a little overcooked. As a vegetarian, I didn't have a lot of options. Instead of a meal, I had my husband's sides, and they brought them on a separate plate, which was very nice as usually I have to eat it off his plate and keep it away from the meat juices. The ambiance was nice, not too loud but not pin-drop silent. Good, attentive staff as well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Harris' serves very good steak and Prime Rib in a beautiful setting. Elegant and tasteful. Good beef is pricy but I prefer to pay a little extera for dependable quality. Harris' is a special venue for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Hands down, the best steakhouse in San Francisco. Great bar, exceptional dining room, attentive service and a wonderfully knowledgeable staff. Recommend for a special occasion or just when one craves a good steak."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I picked Harris looking for a SF steakhouse during a holiday. Brought a bottle of Napa wine which I had purchased, and Josh the wine director kindly waived corkage when we purchased another. We ordered 3 steaks to share for a party of 4, and the kitchen plated them together with individual potatoes and veggies. The service was thoughtful and attentive without being intrusive. And the steak... was sooo good. This was the dining highlight of my holiday."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had dinner while visiting SF. The guys made extra efforts to get a nice plate if veggies together for our daughter. The wine - a 2009 napa was good, the surf&turf was excellent. The 49er wasn't that good , and the service was pretty mixed. For a place where you spend north of 400$ for 2.5 people there is room for improvement."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great meat! Good prices. Just a little bit too noisy. In any case we recomand it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner and mentioned anything they could do to make it special would be appreciated. They didn't even mention anything or do anything at all. My steak was over cooked. The veggie of the day were snow peas, bland and boring with nothing added to make them taste good at all. The decor of the restaurant was outdated, dark and boring. Overall not an enjoyable experience and overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Good and friendly service that makes you feel welcome and comfortable. Delicious food. The Prime Rib was cook to perfection, tender and tasty."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had a good evening! Everyone from the hostest to the servers were very professional n friendly. We will be coming back soon."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The steaks are awesome, the size seemed smaller compared to the other times I've been here. I come here for special occasions"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very pleased with our visit to Harris'. Many levels above steakhouses in South Bay. Well worth the travel up. Highlights include well-executed dry-aged prime beef, and a sommelier who recommended a great bottle of Syrah fitting exactly what we were looking for. Other notes include great cocktails at the bar, live jazz 2-piece playing standards in the lounge, and a pleasant and helpful staff."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Neat old school steak house. Outstanding service. Excellent wine list and delicious steak!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This restaurant was unbelievably disgusting! The draperies were missing and some of the sheers were hanging off of their hooks and were dirty. The place smelled musty! The person in charge allows people to bring their pets into the restaurant and we told her that that was against the health code unless it's a service dog. She argued with us and said that it's her restaurant and she can do whatever she wants. We have allergies! Then the people hiding the dog in a bag started swearing at us in from of the entire restaurant because we made their sneaky secret known. We've never had an experience like this before and plan to report this restaurant to the Health Department."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have eaten at Harris'dozens of times over the years, and it never fails to disappoint us. We went this Saturday evening to enjoy Father's Day dinner and we all had a delightful time. A wonderful Manhattan start off the evening and the porterhouse steak was among the best I have ever had.The service was impeccable and the waitstaff extremely efficient."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "After a 20-year hiatus (moved to the burbs and raised kids), I recently dined at Harris', before symphony and opera. Nothing has changed; the restaurant is spiffy clean, and warm with well-spaced booths, dark paneling, and Central Valley murals. The food is excellent -- variations on "meat and potatoes," but the variations are delicious and well-prepared. The wine list is more than ample, but given the menu, I brought in aged reds from my cellar so as not to break the bank, and no one squawked about corkage limits. It's also relatively quiet -- you can have a real adult conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Resting a little on its laurels, this classic steakhouse still delivered with great service, but the menu seemd to confuse classic with obvious and tedious. The steaks were very good, the side dishes were enormous, but the rest of the menu felt a little tired. They brought my martini with shaker and left at the table allow me to "top it up", which is a fun throwback. I happen to really like old-time steakhouses, so I'll happily go back, but in the era of the new/modernist steakhouse, it's hard to be a steakhouse relying as much on its oak paneling as its kitchen."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "As always, the food was outstanding. Much to our disappointment we were sat in a room other than the main dining room even though we had a reservation. The ambiance in this room is stale, in fact, you don't even feel like you are in Harris'. Our waiter was very nice but he disappeared for long periods of time. We love Harris' but this time we can only give it a "good" rating."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful special occasion dinner here on Saturday. The food and service were fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We came to celebrate Dad's 73rd birthday and were wonderfully satisfied. "Business casual" was a bit of a push to come dressed up, but entirely appropriate for the "fine dining" experience. (There was an actual business meeting at the next table!) Food items were a bit pricey, but portions were generous to match. We could have been satisfied splitting meals, but now get to enjoy the meal for days to come. We had the ribeye, the prime rib, and the special: filet with mushroom and wine sauce. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our selections. My filet was melt-in-the mouth perfectly delicious. Had to have dessert (for the candle) although we were already stuffed: Baked Alaska! No kitchy waiter fanfare; just what the birthday boy wanted :)"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "They truly do take their steaks seriously here, and you just cannot go wrong. The meal and service was very very good!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The service and food were great. We had an inspiring, touchful and meaningful conversation with the restaurant's wine specialist. Thank you very much."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "From the excellent service to the fantastic steak, this is a great restaurant! The wine list is really big so give yourself a little extra time to find just the right bottle and then grab your fork and knife! I will be back next time I'm in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We (two couples) dined there twice within four days. Both times service was excellent, the food outstanding! Very nice: the bar, adjacent to the dining room is a lively place for an after dinner drink. Or two...."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I recently took my husband there for his birthday and while this was the first time either of us had to been to Harris, I was a bit skeptical of how the food was going to be, considering my husband is very picky and is a "self proclaimed" foodie. Anyway, the service was great, the drinks were awesome and the first was, in his words "one of the best meals he's ever had in his life". Well done Harris...oh and the dessert was the perfect way to end a phenomenal dinner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you like a real good Steak then you are wright here. Service is excellent, a lil bit dark inside, but every Penny is worth there. Chocolade Cake is great for the finish. We will come back for sure."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love steak dinners at Harris' every time. We started out with the steak tartar and smoked salmon. We had the 12oz filet mignon and the bone in rib eye. We like our steak medium rare and they always cook it to perfection. We enjoyed the Ken wright Pinot Noir that the sommelier suggested. The server and sommelier took such great care of us and made our dinner super special. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014