Osso Steakhouse
Osso Steakhouse

Osso Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ossosteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4157716776x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: J. C. Becerra
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Wagner 4157716776x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jones
  • Public Transit: California Street Cable Car
  • Parking: Valet
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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Osso Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • there are better steakhouses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    steak was pretty good. service was pretty horrible. waiter kept hitting on my gf during dinner. he forgot to serve us our appetizers and a side order. also, side orders are VERY small. waiter also didnt know how to pour a beer. gave me all foam. service was so bad, i would not recommend it. give me Bobo's, House of Prime Rib, or Ruth Chris instead.
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  • Wonderful!
    ShortyfromTexas
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were at Osso's for our anniversary dinner and the ambience was perfect! This is a great place for dinner for two. I did see one family with children, but this is not casual dining. We both had the petit file mignon (bone in) and it was superb! We are from Texas and know our steaks; this was amazing! Our server was prompt, polite, there when we needed him. We will go back next time we are in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    rcarraretto
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a really good steakhouse, food was amazing as well as the service. It is pricy, way above the rank shown on OpenTable, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The steaks were great, but the lights were too bright and the place too noisy. Service was poor - first we were asked if we had been served our appetizers yet - really, are there any used plates on our table? and then our steaks came out before wine was brought out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had an excellent event except one steak was medium well instead of med rare. I am not the type to send it back. The waiter offered to replace it but, that would mean that we would be eating a different times. Wine list was very reasonable. Yes, I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovelyevening4us
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    delicious steak, baked potato and dessert......bone-in petite filet, lemon tart
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food***
    vcpsf
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    we really enjoyed the options and the steaks were amazing so was the spinach and potatoes. the chocolate truffle and panna cota were a nice finish. Our waitress was very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orlando
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food outstanding, and Service Outstanding . Thank You
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Smiles
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to celebrate his birthday and we had a great meal. Our waiter was amazing, very attentive and personable. It is pricey but if you're looking to splurge, this is a great find. My boyfriend had the bone in filet and I had the double mussels and crab, delicious; and we shared the mushroom side which was also quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oso Steakhouse...Oh So Good!
    Mel5
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were in the city visiting colleges with our daughters and wanted to commemorate this milestone with a special dinner. Oso Steakhouse was the perfect choice! The girls had Nojitos- non alcoholic Mojitos to start while we enjoyed a fine bottle of wine. We enjoyed the house salad, petit filets, mac-n-cheese and the roasted potatoes. The filets were heavenly- we enjoyed every morsel! I have eaten at many top steakhouses but this was the absolute best filet I have ever enjoyed. We ended our dinner with coffee and sharing dessert (the chocolate mousse and the white chocolate covered mango sorbet), all of which were great. The service and ambiance were perfect as well. I look forward to returning when back in the Bay area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, wonderful service....
    chefayer
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was worth the 3 block hike straight up in my 4 inch heels....You walk in to a cool art deco ambiance...Our waiter was very good and gave us the run down of the menu... he was attentive but not bothersome...He was kind and fun...He was wonderful...My husband and I enjoyed a amazing dinner ...I had the crab cocktail very good (just ask for light cocktail sauce) my husband had a Ceaser Salad...It was very fresh and the dressing was good (very anchovie)...I had the Petite and my husband had the gladiator both were cooked perfect. We shared the sides of Crispy potatoes and Brussel sprouts both were fantastic. They have a great wine list and the cocktails are good too... We were to full for dessert...but maybe next time...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food snob
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service was very attentive and professional. The ambience was elegant. The steaks were excellent. The sides were not on the same level. Drinks were delicious. Overall experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous steaks and service
    Foodcritic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Steaks were fabulous and service impeccable. Steaks were top quality, juicy, flavorful, and perfectly prepared. The outside I the steak had a delicious crisp texture and inside was tender. Holy cow! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the demi glace!
    JoeShanghaiVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Normally I think sauces are a sin for a good steak, but the Osso sauce is very subtle and adds a nice flavor enhancement to an already good steak. The service staff are very friendly and professional. It's not a cheap steak, but when is a good steak cheap?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    Avatar
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Waiter took a while to warm up but otherwise great food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great find, fantastic steak. Unbelievable service..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We tried two appetizers that we would highly recoomend - the iron skillet shrimp and the Italian Potstickers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do not make the same mistake as me
    Foodie1801VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you can get a last minute Saturday 7:30pm reservation at a restaurant in SF and the place is practically empty: back away as fast as you can. The food was laugh out loud bad (except for the $600 check). Iceberg lettuce, out of the box macaroni and cheese, steaks dripping butter to cover up their poor quality. Not a fresh veggie or herb in sight. With a city full of beautifully prepared food--steer clear of this place. Don't have a Saturday night reservation? Get carry out and don't get burned like my group.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant, hidden location
    steakloversgirlfriendVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've been to OSSO several times since it opened and WOW!! This is from the same partner that opened up Bobo's on Lombard...so you know the steak and sizzling platter of seafood's going to be great. The really nice things about OSSO is that you can hear the other person talking, the service is great...and though the restaurant is hidden from the street (it is located across the street from Grace Cathedral) it is centrally located. OSSO is a keeper at this location. Plus one can eat at the bar as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SpartyBoilerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Visiting San Francisco and this was walking distance from the Fairmont. First it wasn't very busy which always seems like a concern. The service was impeccable. Started with the chorizo cheese bread. You pay extra for this, but it was worth it. Had a spinach salad and house salad, both were very good. All 3 of us had the petite in-bone filet. The menu says they cook them medium-rare and that is how we ordered them. Steaks were good, not necessarily to do for. Slightly over-cooked, more like medium. Had a side of asparagus and crispy potatoes which was enough for all 3 of us. Had a sorbet dessert, served with chocolate and whipped cream which was very good. Overall,it was good-very good, not outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique experience
    BusinessExec
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A pretty, quiet setting in a landmark location for a quiet (and memorable) dinner in one of America's greatest cities. We'll worth enjoying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks and more
    John
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    At the top of Nob Hill, Osso is classic San Francisco ambiance --comfortable and quietly elegant. Just the setting to start your evening with a classic cocktail. Our steaks were superb, our selection of salads and side vegetables delicious. Wine service was very good and our wait person amiable efficient. A very nice touch to include free valet parking for their guests.
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  • RingLeader1VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We wanted to like this place. Their specialty is bone in filet mignon, both steaks were overly salty, and the sides were nothing to write home about. Our server, however, was fantastic! She was always there when needed, provided good information, comedic asides etc. Cocktails were good too, but with all the options for a steak in SF, it is unlikely we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Osso's Great Find
    Sherman
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great find just up road from where we stayed at Stanford - good food, service and ambience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service - food was ok
    deedee
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very, very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak AMAZING, veggies not so much!
    VictoriaGirlie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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'.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bartender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended
    superdino
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Superb service, and we'd recommend the bone-on filet mignon. Lovely view of Grace Cathedral is a bonus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Chris Ruth Steak House
    LuLuVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Butter anyone?
    Finediner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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  • Less impressive than expected
    Steaklover
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks and Crab
    PaulAZ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    MzTee
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prom Dinner
    Beachbabe418
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the Osso Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    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...
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was amazing, service was less than what I expected for a 100 dollar dinner. Overall a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.