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
111 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)romantic (44)good for groups (28)notable wine list (20)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (7)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Thanks Al & Will -- We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Thanks Al & Will -- We had a great evening and especially appreciated having a private dining room. Food fabulous and our waiter David was outstanding. It will be a memorable 70th birthday celebration for my sister. Joyce Hing McGowan
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • First time experience; compares
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    First time experience; compares favorably with Harris. Pleasant and quiet surroundings, quite a varied menu for a steakhouse; important for the vegetarian member of our party. All went well, and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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  • I've been wanting to go to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    I've been wanting to go to Alfreds for years now and I finally went! It was better than I even expected and am looking forward to going back soon. Great martinis at the bar and absolutely beautiful old world elegance. I think I'm going to spend my 40th birthday there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WORST STEAKHOUSE EVER! STEAK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    WORST STEAKHOUSE EVER! STEAK WAS OVER COOKED AND DRY!! and the SERVICE? my gosh. i asked my waiter to hurry up my order b/c i was in a hurry and he GAVE ME ALL THESE EXCUSES WITH HOW I CHANGED MY MEAL AND CAUSED THE DELAY FOR THE FOOD TO ARRIVE. i changed my appt. from a salad to an onion soup. how does THAT have TO DO WITH THE STEAK? HE TOLD ME THAT SINCE I CHANGED MY SALAD TO AN ONION SOUP, THEN MY STEAK WILL BE LATE. i told him that it didn't make sense AND HE RAISED HIS VOICE AND STARTED YELLING AT ME! NEVER EVER GOING BACK AND DONT GO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD DINNER!!
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  • This time at Alfred's I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This time at Alfred's I was disappointed. My meat wasn't very good. They didn't have asparagus as a side dish yet it's in season right now. There is no cheese plate for people who don't eat sugar for dessert. There is no grass-fed beef. I just feel it has become old-fashioned and is not keeping up with the times. My companions, however, liked their food. Catherine Travers
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  • VERY dismayed about the 17%
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    VERY dismayed about the 17% service charge for all sized parties added automatically to the bill. I feel this caused complacency with my server who seemed to do the minimum required without a whole lot of friendliness. In addition I felt that the server expected a tip on top of the service charge since a sign on the table all but suggested one.
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  • Great place, great food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Great place, great food and great service. A pity that it took me so long to find it, but I'll be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • i think the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    i think the food and service and ambience are what makes Alfred's an outstanding restaurant.......the steaks are mouth watering.,..........
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We arrived about 10 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation and were told to sit in the bar while they got our table ready. We were in there for about 25 minutes and I went back to see the matre d' about our table and he asked me what I wanted. Our table was ready in a little more than 5 minutes after that. Not a friendly first impression. Food was delicious and portions were huge. Service at dinner was mostly absent. After we asked matre d' for a taxi. He told us to walk down the alley and around the corner to catch one at the Hilton. I was a little taken aback about his aloofness. I wouldn't go back because the service was not what I would expect from a steakhouse with high prices.
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  • Both of my daughters' steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Both of my daughters' steaks were undercooked (they ordered medium and got very rare). My older daughter (whose birthday it was) had hers sent back. It took almost until the rest of us were done to get it back and when she did, it was painfully overcooked. We dine as a family but will have to think again about taking the kids here.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • It was a chilly when we arrived,
    Davideck11
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    It was a chilly when we arrived, we asked our waiter to turn the heat on and he did so immediately. The food was wonderful, great experience.
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    romantic
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  • Rushed service. Overcooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Rushed service. Overcooked steak. Salad was very small.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I still think the best Original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I still think the best Original Steakhouse belonging to San Francisco. I always love going back to my roots and the flavor of the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alfred's was very fair. I've
    ClassicVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Alfred's was very fair. I've had better steak and better service. Service was careless and aloof.
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  • Always one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Always one of my favorite restaurants. A great, old-San Francisco place, comfortable, friendly, ever special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Awesome service - great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Awesome service - great food. What more could you want? Noise level was just right.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We ate at Alfred's for my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We ate at Alfred's for my husband's 60th Birthday. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. The waiter was attentive and paid great attention to detail! His recommendations were right on. The filets were excellent and cooked as ordered. They even called a cab for us while we were sipping our coffee and let us know when it arrived. We would highly recommend Alfred's for anyone who wants a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • our criteria is not the usual.
    THEL
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    our criteria is not the usual. first we look for something reasonable in terms of parking. next we look for quieter places. this last time we were there it was a bit noisier than usual, but grandma could still hear. alfred's has very good food (your usual steakhouse fare done well) but food for us comes after parking and quiet. our waiter this last time was the best we've had there....quick, funny, etc. one note of criticism; i usually email ahead to see if i can get a piece of fruit for dessert instead of their cheesecake or the bread-pudding my family loves. this last time i emailed a little too late and i guess they couldn't do the fruit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Restaurant has a policy of
    CMH7VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Restaurant has a policy of charging 17% AUTOMATICALLY to any size table check. In this case it was for 2, and when we asked about this, the waiter said the 17% was for the restaurant and not the waiter, and was clear we were expected to leave a tip on top of the "surcharge" of 17%! This is a colossal rip off, and quite frankly, left a very bad impression. I have never heard of such a "surcharge" and have dined in nice restaurants across the country. The waiter had an attitude on top of it all, and rushed us, even though there were only 3 customers in the entire restaurant.The steaks were good but not extraordinary. It is sneaky the way they place a small hard to read card on the table disclaiming the surcharge.Beware!
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  • I hear its great for the margaritas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    I hear its great for the margaritas - but we went for the steak and were disappointed.
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  • Overall service was good -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Overall service was good - however we had to wait forever for our check. The waiter didn't even casually stroll by so we could catch his eye for a good fifteen to twenty minutes. The steaks were excellent pieces of meat, however they were somewhat overcooked to our requests. (We did get a free dessert because of this)
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  • Alfred's is a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Alfred's is a great place for lunch when you want good drinks and a steak. Unfortunately, they are only open for lunch on Thursdays but that makes going there special.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent enough steak, with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Decent enough steak, with the School Night Special of a soup/salad, steak, dessert for $39 being a good deal. Service wsa pretty distant and a bit inattentive, even when the restaurant wasn't that busy.
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  • I like the ambience and their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    I like the ambience and their service. But the stake is not so good. stakes are too big and not so tasty. I hope it more subtle.
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    special occasion
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  • Standard, good quality steaks,
    MarkP
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Standard, good quality steaks, though nothing really stood out to me to make me feel I must return.
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  • Great atmosphere and even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Great atmosphere and even better food. The steak was good and the calamari was some of the best i have ever had.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • It was my husbands birthday
    Eatpraywait
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    It was my husbands birthday and he wanted to come back to Alfreds. He had been going there over 10 years. The service was not up to par. Our waiter forgot my wine and had to remind him. He knew nothing about wines which is disappointing being in the wine business myself. He also completely forgot to get my husband coffee and at didtn remember. Then before desert he had someone come over and bring 2 plates take them away and bring back again only to give to the people behind us. He wasnt there. On top of that they have a placard and long explanation about tips on the table and automatically add a 17% gratuity. I have already told friends about our experience which is too bad as we had some good memories there. Elayne
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  • Great food & friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Great food & friendly service what else can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The compulsory 17% added to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    The compulsory 17% added to your check creates an awkward situation with your waiter who you may feel obligated to tip, making your dinner a third more expensive than the already pricey menu.
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  • Very San Francisco--- first
    hoteljeff
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    Very San Francisco--- first time we had been there after the move. How many years ago? We wanted a Good Steak and beside it was Alfed's Day. We will go again!!!
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    kid-friendly
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  • A classic steak house. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    A classic steak house. Very old school. And thankfully minus the ridiculous price creep of the premium chains (Ruth's Chris, Morton's, etc.). Definitely worth the trip.
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  • THe service was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/10/2008
    THe service was great and the staff accomodated our special requests. I would recommend this place to friends and family.
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    notable wine list
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  • Everything was terrific!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Everything was terrific! I'll definitely be back!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Great old school steak house.
    ekc415
    Dined on 1/25/2008
    Great old school steak house. It's all about the meat--and it is cooked perfectly. Great wine list in all price ranges. Great drinks and impeccable service.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Pretty good meal. Well established
    DeeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2007
    Pretty good meal. Well established San Francisco restaurant with nice atmosphere.
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  • Due to their "tipping" policy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2007
    Due to their "tipping" policy, the owner has lost all of his good waiters. Food has always been excellent, but service can be terrible on weekends when busy or anytime because of "poor management." Difficult to find their validated parking garage. If they don't shape up, they will soon go broke in this economy. C. Campbell Fox, M.D.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • One of the worst steakhouses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/17/2007
    One of the worst steakhouses I've been to in the city. Steak was overcooked on the sides because they wanted to crust the edges, and overall, the quality seemed to be below par compared to similar priced steakhouses in the city. Sides are mediocre, service was ok, nothing special. Basically, don't come here and go for Bobo's, House of Prime Rib, Acme, Morton's, or even Ruths Chris.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/10/2007
    Excellent food, excellent service, great private rooms for larger gatherings.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Will never return to Alfred's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/28/2006
    Alfred's has been one of my wife's and mine favorites for years. NOT ANYMORE!! We had dinner on 12/23 with reservations and were the second party in the resturant. We were seated and given our menus we then noticed that Alfred's places a 17% taxable surcharge on all purchases. We were served our salads and before my wife was halfway through her's the entre arrived. When if was served the second timne it was over cooked and my rack of lamb was cold. The service was terrible. We only spoke to our water when we placed our order and when the check arrived. We brought our own wine which he graciously corked and poured for us. After that we had to pour for ourselves including water. We will never return to Alfred's
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  • I loved the "old world" ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2006
    I loved the "old world" ambience of this place. And great steaks! The waiters and bartender are like characters out of central casting! It's like the old style "fancy restaurants" that I recall going to for very special occasions when I was younger.
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    special occasion
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