Alfred's Steakhouse
Alfred's Steakhouse

Alfred's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alfredssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4157817058
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30 - 9:00pm, Cocktails Starting at 5:00pm
    LUNCH: Thursday Only 11:30 until 2:00pm.
    HAPPY HOUR: Every Friday from 4-7PM
    CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
    available for private parties

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Four rooms accommodating from 8 to 100 guests. Available for lunch or dinner, Tuesdays Through Saturdays
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Petri 4157817058

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kearny
  • Public Transit: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Alfred's offers 3 hours of free validated parking at the Hilton Financial Hotel - self parking only, entrance on Washington street.
A word from Alfred's Steakhouse
San Francisco's oldest steakhouse, specializing in corn-fed, dry-aged beef cooked over Mexican mesquite charcoal. Over 85 years of serving locals and visitors alike, with an extensive whiskey wall, monumental martinis, in an elegant atmosphere of red leather and crystal chandeliers.
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Alfred's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (37)good for groups (22)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I wanted to like it, didn't happen. Overdressed salads and mediocre steaks. Service was good. Beautiful interior. I really hoped for more. Very disappointed.
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  • Everything was quite good,
    DRS24
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything was quite good, as always. But their practice of adding an automatice 17 % tip onto the bill, regardless fo the size of the party or quality of service, is annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Sleepdoc
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great food, great service and very the prices are reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old San Francisco
    Leslied
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Excellent lunch. They only serve lunch on Thursdays. Calamari fritti was excellent. Too bad they don't have a Caesar salad on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is my standard place to go to for; a) an affordable, b) classic, and c) delicious night out. The wait staff has always been great, and it is a real treasure, from birthdays to my own bachelor party, it's always been a hit. If you find the opportunity, go and enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Old-School Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Really enjoy Alfred's. From the prime, dry-aged steaks to the martini's to the classic service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother.
    KbNaman
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Service was awful, & my husband had to get up & ask the maitre'd for fresh ground pepper. Had to ask for more butter, water & bread. Salads & entrees were mediocre. When we ordered dessert, they didn't acknowledge our anniversary. Also didn't ask if we wanted coffee. They charge a 17% automatic service fee for the privilege of letting us sit on their booths and use their plates & eating utensils. They do give the staff 40-50% of the 17%; how generous of them. Service wasn't worth 17%, so we left only 10% which posed a problem for the snotty maitre'd who informed my husband that they would change the amount on the bill that he had already signed and submit it to our credit card company for payment. Charge will be contested on principle.
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  • Even the very good can stumble
    Robert
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This is the very first time I came away from Alfred's "disappointed," and only because my expectations have been set so high based on the last several visits. I think some of it had to do with our waiter, who seemed new and slightly confused. The steaks were a bit overcooked--medium rare was more like medium, and that is not acceptable, especially in a steak house. I ordered my favorite, the ribeye steak with creamed spinach, and what was served looked like a New York steak instead. It was good, but not what I ordered or expected. My guests were happy with their meals. We will definitely return, but this trip did not live up to my expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Fantastic Steaks
    sparky
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Alfred's steaks are out of this world !!! We went for my SO Birthday & Valentines day, what a wonderful time . All the waiters are true professional waiters , not somebody waiting for some other job to open up. We took 2 guest and they were overwhelm with the quality of the food. We all had the 49er specials, the ladies had filets 10 oz , the other gentleman had rib eye and I had Alfred's special bone New York , my God ever steak was FANTASTIC. We had a great California zinfandel , sorry don' t remember the name. We are planning to come back very soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopefully an Isolated Bad Night
    OkR8rVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We've been coming to Alfred's for more than 10 years. It's a hidden gem of a steakhouse that, usually, easily competes with Ruth's Chris or Morton's or Harris' Steakhouse. This particular evening the service was sub-par. It was an early dinner and the restaurant was not very busy, yet our wait staff hurried to our table, dropped off the food and, before we could ask for another glass of wine or more crumbled blue cheese, they rushed off. Additionally, before my wife could explain that she preferred her lobster to be taken out of the shell (too messy), he just gave her a shell cracker and quickly turned away to go to another table. We'll try 1 more time. Food = A / Service = F
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burnt steak
    FanofFoodVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was truly disappointed in the food. The salad was limp and over dressed. The bone-in New York was medium rare as ordered, but had a burnt crust so each bite of meat was was flavored with an awful charcoal taste. The grilled asparagus had an overwhelming smoked flavor. The service was prompt and efficient and the atmosphere is quiet and classic San Francisco. I won't be going back because at their price point there are much better choices within walking distance.
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  • Excellent restaurant , food
    JAWS
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent restaurant , food is impeccable , service is spot on , very friendly . Second visit here and will return again . Easily one of the best Steakhouses I've ever been too .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    sseaberg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's Day and it was a a zoo. The food was tasty, if very traditional. We showed up on time and had to wait half an hour as "tables before us were lingering." This left a bad taste in my mouth and hinted that they had overbooked the tables for maximum profit and a reduced experience. The staff were friendly but harried and clearly had too many tables to do a good job. It was hard to get a refill of wine or anything else for that matter (e.g., the wine to go with our dinner came well after we were finished with most of the food). The courses came in such quick succession that I had to ask for slower pacing. It was clear that they were trying to "process" customers as quickly as possible. Probably best to avoid on holidays!
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  • If you like throwing away money
    NEVERAGAIN
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    this is made for you. After booking nearly two months in advance for a Valentine dinner, we were seated in a middle row that was highly trafficked. We ordered wine and the waiter returned and said they were "out" of the item. The appetizer crab cocktail was not fresh. The cesar salad was soggy and it looked like it had been teft over from the day before - not even edible. The main entree plate was literally tossed onto the table as the server rushed away wiithout a word. We were never asked how the food was, if we needed any steak sauce or whether we would like another drink. After waiting a few minutes I literally had to get up and get my own sauce! This was the worst food and service I have experienced ever and will definatly not return.
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  • Just as I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great experience, I read the reviews and was ready for some things (gratuity already included). Our server was excellent and the food was very good. I'm happy with the dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gangsters eat here
    JBeezy
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Great Scotch list. Everything is quiet , red, smoky, woodsy, and Pauly Walnuts. It's a typical old steakhouse but I like it. The ribeye was so-so this time. Better to stick with a filet or strip. This place is a classic though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shame
    bambam
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    When you have wonderfully aged meat it is a shame that it can't be cooked to order. When your dropping $400+ on a meal you expect at least that. Our orders were rare,medium rare and two medium. Every order came out medium to well or well done. The service was great the wine was wonderful. It was too dark to see your food, not something I'm a fan of. Be aware that they automatically put a 17% tip on all bills apparently.
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  • SF Trip
    Rayain11
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Alfred's was a perfect place to take my lady for a romantic evening and the dining experience was remarkable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, great food. Just
    JosianeHVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great place, great food. Just disappointed that no one acknowledged my husband's birthday.
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  • Join the Club!
    Robert
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    If you have a lunch planned for a Thursday, join the Buckaroo Luncheon Club and be prepared to become part of a group of regulars who make Alfred's a friendly hangout. Every client I've introduced to the Club has enjoyed the experience and shared their enthusiasm with others. It;s a remarkable marketing strategy that works at every level--loyal diners singing the praises of the restaurant creating a club-like feeling which reels more like-minded folks into the restaurant's orbit. I can't comment on anything but the ribeye steak and creamed spinach, which is my go-to meal at Alfred's. It is alwys perfectly cooked to my specifications. The house wines, for which Club members receive a chit for a free glass, is perfectly adequate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very memorable evening...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Enhance the incrsdible dining experience by asking to sit at one of Fructoso's tables!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hm....
    Thor
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Undercooked and overcooked steaks. Service: did not talk much, no recommendations. Much too expensive for provided service and food Quality. Cheesecake was tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Favorite
    Jandel
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We have been going to Alfred's for special occaisions for years. Good steak options, especially on the size. Lots of appetizers to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Alley
    trouper
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I have been enjoying dinner at Alfred's when in San Francisco for years. A perfect combination of service, food, and beverages in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. The steaks are great as are the sides. Never had a bad bottle of wine there either.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Man Cave" but good old time SF fav
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    My only objection is the old time smell of the place when you first walk in. Just a warning. Don't let that put you off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a little reunion with
    5bergs
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Had a little reunion with some old friends while celebrating our 24th. Had an amazing time, our waiter was the best
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic with modern twist
    Brad
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Alfred's is a icon of a San Francisco steakhouse, yet the approach to freshness and quality in the beef it uses and their handcrafted cocktails makes it a place any modern day foodie would love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "old school" steak house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Enjoyable meal with four colleagues and we enjoyed great food and personable service by our waiter John
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excuses
    heavyduty
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    From the time we entered all we heard was how busy they were. They either overbooked or are understaffed. Regardless the last thing I want to hear from a server is how busy he/she is. It is the nature of the job
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  • The Best Steakhouse EVER!
    ItalianRagazzaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I love the elegance of this restaurant! The food, service and ambiance are utterly outstanding. Once again, I couldn't resist the filet mignon and once again, it was cooked to perfection! My after-dinner drink was the Grasshopper and it did not disappoint!!! Another wonderful dining experience at Alfred's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven, pricey, but classic, old SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Food was just okay, not memorable....Creamed spinach & entrees were underseasoned, & they did not have our 1st wine choice. Sample of 5 sauces to accompany the entrees was not well-balanced....Iceberg salad & dessert were the highlights.....Service was just adequate.....Tip of 17.5% is figured in the bill, so the servers' incentive to work the table may not be that compelling....Old San Francisco ambiance...Tall booths made for easy conversation...Lovely drinks at the bar. Although I wanted to love the place, given the lackluster food & underwhelming service for the rather pricey meal, I would not return again for dinner....However, it would be nice to start a evening with a drink at the bar, & then move somewhere else for the actual meal.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    MarMar98
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Alfred's steak house is a gorgeous restaurant in an area you would never think to find such a fancy restaurant in. The food was great, the pricing good, and the dim lighting made everything so much more magical. I especially love its location because it is a nice distance from bart ( a helpful walk after eating a whole pound of steak!! ), and is hidden on a little off street, so when you eat there, you feel like you know a secret that very few know about. Overall, I will definitely be coming back and will recommend many friends to go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Local Steak House
    JTNJ
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Nice local steak house where the food was good, service was very good and the price was a lot less than the national brand steak houses. Overall great value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back after 40 years
    cruzer
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My wife and I ate at Alfred's over 40 years ago on our first anniversay. If was outstanding then. Thought they had gone out of business after not seeing them at the old location on Broadway. While searching for restaurants in the City this past weekend I came across Alfred's. The new location is next to the Hilton down a little street (alley) and is very unique. Once inside the restaurant you know that it is the old Alfred's with the seating and decorations. Our meal was excellent, the service outstanding and the drinks were great and resonably priced. If you are looking for a great steak with service and ambiance to match, you can't go wrong with Alfred's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our choice for special occasions
    JimEVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Great atmosphere, very traditional with dark wood, red tufted booths, and white table cloths. Very professional service. Great bar, and wine list. The starters were delicious. The steaks were fantastic. Came for our son's 21st birthday. Alfred's will be our default place for very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    cary
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The lobster was excellent, fresh and cooked perfectly. The fillet was cooked perfectly per the medium request but the steak flavor was like a pre-frozen piece of a very expensive cut of meat. The result was also much tougher than expected.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYE Dinner
    vdel79
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I chose this place for our New Years Eve dinner, I had read many reviews, and was a bit skeptical. However, I chose it because it seemed as though we would have GREAT steak. We enjoyed our dinner, but the service was not very good. We enjoyed a 5 course meal, served by a rude unfriendly waiter, the bus staff was very nice. It seems as this this a steak house that many locals go to, and if you are a regular/local, you get extra attention. Good steak, overall...meh, not sure if I would return. I should mention we had an early dinner, 6pm, and would have expected better service at that time of the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choose a different steakhouse in SF
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    12/28/13 Came for my anniversary dinner. 4 out of 5 steaks in our party were under or over cooked. The undercooked steaks were sent back a couple of times and my friend with the over cooked steak didn't bother. In spite of all the issues with what was supposed to be a special dinner gathering, there was no apology or visit by a manager. Chef, maitre de, etc. in fact since the obvious issues were never acknowledged I mentioned something at the end of the meal to the waiter who took a small discount off the bill. Not what I would expect from what was supposed to be a top steakhouse in SF. To add insult to injury they never even mentioned the special occasion I had specified in writing when making the opentable reservation. Never again!
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  • Steak!
    ilig
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We have dined in twice. First time was better than second. Both times: Same Host was a very rude man. We told him we had a reservation and he gave us horrible attitude. Once we sat down; service, drinks and food were great. Just not the best first impression to a new place where u are planning on spending some $. 2nd time was for X-mas eve. Very busy, service was just ok. Took them a long time to bring us everything, even had to ask twice for water when we got seated. Food was still great. Service was understandable on that night to some extent because of the busy night. The host however, not sure what his problem was. Maybe because we are a couple in our mid 20's and don't look important($)?? Whatever. Not sure if we'll return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed.
    Matador
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Had been many times in the past and always liked Alfred's. This time the food was ordinary. Biggest criticism is asking making us pay 17% tip for all the staff. We gave more for the waiter. The tip came to over 30%.
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