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1177 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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$31 to $50
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Osso Steakhouse Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
J. C. Becerra
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
Private Party Contact:
Jim Wagner (415) 771-6776
California Street Cable Car
A word from Osso Steakhouse
It's the new kid in town! Osso Steakhouse offers the steak lover a quintessential dining experience--Art Deco elegance, dry-aged steaks, premium cocktails in the latest restaurant on the San Francisco dining scene.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Osso Steakhouse -
Best Restaurants in Nob Hill
Great find just up road from where
we stayed at Stanford - good food, service and ambience"
Dined on 7/3/2014
The service here was top notch.
We had a small client dinner and the entire wait staff was extremely accommodating. The portion are a good size, but not your typical size for a steakhouse. I had the scallops which were terrible. They were chewy - I had one bite and pushed my plate away. The other guests seemed to enjoy their food. Entrees enjoyed included steak, salmon and the crab cakes."
Dined on 6/23/2014
It's like a Prohibition club...
high black leather booths, linens and nice silverware. The servers are very professional. It's an expensive place to eat but the filet mignon was amazing... melt in your mouth goodness. You buy a steak $30-50 then pay $8.95 for a side vegetable or potato... I picked spaghetti squash - I took one bite... the server didn't return for some time so when I expressed that it tasted vinegary?, he asked me if I'd like anything different but when I pointed out that our meals were finished he nodded and disappeared. No discount to offset the terrible squash which tasted 'pickled'."
Dined on 6/19/2014
This is an expensive steak house.
However, I could not eat my meal. There is a preservative that I am told can be added to meat to extend it's life after it has been sold. I have a serious allergic reaction when this is done and I had that reaction with my first bite. Also, there were gnats flying around us the entire time we were there which was most disturbing. The waiter tried to make light of it acknowledging that they did have this problem periodically but this is certainly not acceptable for any type of dining experience."
Dined on 6/21/2014
Absolute best steak I have ever
had (I ordered the petite bone-in filet), excellent customer service, great atmosphere that I think Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra would have been comfortable in. This is my new favorite restaurant."
Dined on 6/21/2014
Superb service, and we'd recommend
the bone-on filet mignon. Lovely view of Grace Cathedral is a bonus"
Dined on 6/17/2014
Our second time here, we decided
to stay at the bar, Daniel the bartender was superb, great drinks and great recommendations on food, we will be back to see him, thanks Daniel."
Dined on 6/19/2014
For NOT being able to accommodate
increasing my reservation for 4 to 6 people. This led me to scramble at the very last minute to find another restaurant (preferably a steakhouse) on Father's Day. Luckily, I was able to book a table at Osso's and it was the best thing that could have happened! The ambiance and feel of the restaurant was very cool! The staff were engaging, professional and attentive. The food was A-mazing! I haven't had such a perfect steak in such a long time! Our dinner was enjoyed by all and we will definitely share our praise with friends and family and go back again soon!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
If you like steak with your butter
maybe this is the right place for you. The steaks were terrible, they soak the steaks in massive amounts of butter before searing them. You could see the melted butter layered like icing on the steak when it was served. The cuts were less than impressive. Longhorn and Outback do a better job."
Dined on 6/7/2014
When going to "one of the 10 best
steakhouses in the US" you expect nothing but excellence. Not so at the Osso. The steak was very good but not exceptional. The service was average but not exceptional. Something you would never expect from a restaurant of this class: The bottle of wine that I ordered was brought to the table 5 minutes after the main course was served. What a faux pas."
Dined on 5/31/2014
Really enjoyed the atmosphere.
The steaks and crab were outstanding. The service was excellent. I look forward to going back the next time I am in San Francisco."
Dined on 5/24/2014
I recently started a couple of
informal dining groups with friends. I found this restaurant on OpenTable. My friends and I had a great time. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the decor was gorgeous, especially if you're a fan of Art Deco which I am. The presentation of the food is very nice. We had an awesome waitstaff that attended to our every need. We liked the place so much that we stayed there for almost 5 hours --- practically shutting it down. I'd dine there again and gladly recommend it to friends."
Dined on 5/17/2014
The food was amazing, but the
service was terrible. They took so much time to bring our whole party their food & they never came back to check on us. It was confusing to know who our waiter was & who was extra help. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
bone in filet a must have cooked
write-on with no needed extra salt or pepper, creamed spinach the perfect amount of cream, mushroom taste and cut perfect, mussels and crab flavors needs no extra butter extremely flavorful and quantities are enormous and fun presentation. its Bobo's in a better location and atmosphere. Loved it!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
I have been to my fair share of
steak houses, some memorable and some not. Osso while good just comes off as average to me. The prices they charge for what they consider a top cut of meat falls short. Side dishes were good. Their lightly creamed spinach is just about the only thing I would consider memorable. Don't think I will be back again. "
Dined on 4/9/2014
Food was amazing, service was less
than what I expected for a 100 dollar dinner. Overall a very positive experience. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
Who knew this place was here??
Menu has a similar feel and quality to Bobos and decor has an Art Deco old school feel that works somehow. Unpretentious. Would definitely go back, great find for a change of pace..."
Dined on 4/26/2014
I had one off the best steaks of
my life. Or waiter forgot one of our sides, but the meal was very pleasant otherwise. I will definitely return."
Dined on 4/20/2014
I had never before been attracted
to bone-in steaks, but Osso Steakhouse appears to specialize in them -- and now I'm hooked. The bone-in filet mignon was wonderfully tender and succulent, and the retention of the bone during grilling did seem to add an extra level of flavor. My wife's bone-in New York was excellent too. Highly recommended when visiting Nob Hill."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Great food, wonderful service, and
delightful ambiance. "
Dined on 4/18/2014
I loved this place! Perfectly
sized portions, fresh oysters, the Italian pot stickers were a big hit, Perfectly cooked steak, and attentive staff makes osso a go to spot. The only negative, if you have to pick one, is there dessert menu. We'll definitely be back. "
Dined on 4/15/2014
Our kids sent us to San Francisco
for our fortieth wedding anniversary and we wanted to celebrate with a special meal. Osso did not disappoint! We were fortunate that it was a two block walk from out hotel,booking on line was very easy,and everything about or evening was outstanding."
Dined on 4/12/2014
My bone-in filet at Osso was
incredible! The chorizo mac n'cheese, caesar salad and crispy potatoes were delicious as well. Osso is a very traditional steakhouse, which was refreshing in a city of foodies where 'traditional' restaurants are not valued as they should be. I will definitely go back!"
Dined on 4/10/2014
I had the bone-in petite filet and
it was delicious! Loved the decor.! Service was excellent and the waiter was very attentive."
Dined on 4/11/2014
The meat can be conisdered as one
of the best you'll find. I've tried every steakhouse around here and if you're not into wagyu but prefer good American beef, this is probably the best place you'll find. The wine list is good, even though it is kind of limited, you'll not find all of the big European wines on it. From starters to main courses, all of them tasted absolutely fabulous. The only thing the restaurant as to improve on is service. For a restaurant of this price level the service just doesn't keep up with the quality of food and french chateau wines. It were those little details that were missing, but if you're not into hospitality and European haute cuisine and service culture, you will might not even p recognize it. Enjoy it"
Dined on 4/11/2014
A touch expensive, good food, for
a steak house no French Fries, wine list kind of limited especially by the glass, no price breaks for people living in the building (250+), service is good, wine by the glass a touch expensive, really could utilize the bar area more with less expensive drinks and a nice bar menu. Should include parking if you spend over $100."
Dined on 4/5/2014
This is perfect for a special
occasion or romantic night out. Very modern yet sleek decor. The black cushion chairs were awesome that made our table more private feeling. The wine list is great with good prices. The bone-in filet mignons were perfect. The best steak we have ever had! The Brussel sprouts and twice baked potato went well as sides. The pineapple rum cake topped off the evening. Will definitely go again!"
Dined on 3/29/2014
Great place for business dinners.
Menu keeps everyone more than satisfied. One of the better steak places in SF."
Dined on 4/2/2014
Food was excellent. Look forward
to returning the next time we are in town"
Dined on 3/29/2014
Food was sub par for the prices.
Steaks bland, appetizers decent, salad small"
Dined on 3/26/2014
Amazing steak, great sides. Only
down side is that the beer list is sad :(. They had a couple of bland domestics and maybe an import or two. There are so many beers out there right now that would go great with a steak of Osso's quality."
Dined on 3/16/2014
We each begin with a light and
refreshing, flavorful house salad..beautifully presented. I ordered a bone-in filet mignon, perfectly seared and charred, tender and juicy..cooked medium as requested. My partner had the bone-in New York, just as seared and charred and cooked to perfection. Both delicious. We chose two sides, a baked potato and creamed spinach to go with our tasty steaks. Our meal also comes with house baked half loaf of cheesy chorizo bread...served warm and satisfying. And dessert, we had the chocolate cappuccino mousse cup...most delectable! This is one of the scrumptious dinners we had for a long time. Service was top notch, classy, knowledgeable and friendly. Atmosphere is very modern, relaxing, sumptuous and spacious."
Dined on 2/19/2014
Went there for wife's birthday.
Got there at 7:30p.m. on a Saturday and the place, except for the bar, was empty. I thought I might have made a mistake. Fortunately, the place picked up and was pretty busy by 9 p.m. I got a bone in filet and it was awesome. We shared macaroni and cheese with chorizo and broccoli with bacon that were both fantastic. Even though I was full I even got dessert because everything was just so good. Service was excellent. My wife asks me about once a week, "when are we going back?""
Dined on 2/22/2014
The bone in filet is outstanding!
The other steaks are OK, but the bone in is why you go here and why the reviews rave about the steak. Sure it is big, but IF there are leftovers, don't give it to the dog -- it makes an excellent lunch or dinner the next day."
Dined on 3/7/2014
The name says it all ... Tender
juicy steak; variety of choices for side and appetizers. The setting is a traditional modern atmosphere atop Nob Hill. I must for steak and seafood enthusiasts. My second visit was just as fantastic as the first. Decor - food - choices can a carnivore ask for more? Occo has it all!"
Dined on 3/4/2014
I think the food is delicious -
better than other steakhouses in San Francisco - the service is also very good - hope business gets better, so they don't leave"
Dined on 2/28/2014
The meal here was OK, but not by
comparison with other upscale steakhouses. The prices were as high as the competition, but the portions smaller. Service, decor ... nothing special. The location is interesting, however, atop Nob Hill, but that does not justify eating at Osso."
Dined on 2/17/2014
It was nice but i wont be
returning. Food was so so and nothing really made this restaurant stand out from the other steakhouses in SF."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Went to Osso with a group for a
business dinner. Service was amazing, bone-in filet (something I'd never tried before) was delicious. It's cool to see a steakhouse with a "twist" (emphasis on bone-in cuts) that still does steak really well. Also not overly pretentious or loud atmosphere. I'd definitely consider Osso again for either business or for a special occasion."
Dined on 1/2/2014
We went to eat here for the first
time on Valentine's Day. The waiter, understandably busy, looked at us two separate times & said he'd be right with us but we still waited a while until he came to take our order. We would have preferred he apologized & asked us to wait than give us false expectations. When taking our order he didn't look up at us once. We ordered an appetizer to start off the meal, "italian potstickers." Having never heard of an Italian version of potstickers, we were curious to find that caviar was set down at our table. Puzzled, we each sampled one spoonful, upon which the waiter came & hastily took it away from us saying it was the wrong order. Bf's meat was cooked too rare. I asked for medium rare: got medium well."
Dined on 2/14/2014
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