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About BOURBON STEAK San Francisco
Bourbon Steak in Westin ST Francis is a re-imagined American steakhouse. The experience you'll get in this restaurant is a combination of upscale dining with a unique spin on classic American cuisine. Chef Michael Mina is the brain behind the establishment. He is known for creating classy restaurants around the country with intriguing and tasty dishes for you to try.
On the Bourbon Steak menu, you'll find a range of fantastic steak dishes made from juicy cuts of dry-aged beef, seafood fresh from the bay and vegetables grown in the nearby farms. You'll also run into unique dishes that make this restaurant a bit more interesting, such as the truffle macaroni and cheese and the Maine lobster pot pie. Enjoy a glass of fine wine or a cold beer with your meal. Every Friday you can get a bottle of wine at half price from Bourbon Steak.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Light Fare Menu) offered
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Cocktail service in the bar & lounge begins at 5pm.
Powell St. & Geary St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
BOURBON STEAK is available for catering requests. Please contact Jin Park at email@example.com or call 415.625.5460.
BOURBON STEAK San Francisco is located at 335 Powell Street in the historic Westin St Francis Hotel in Union Square. Valet parking is offered nightly at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
MUNI & BART: Powell Station
Private Party Facilities:
BOURBON STEAK can accommodate your party, large or small, and will make your meal unforgettable. Jin Park our Special Events Manager can guide you through the planning process for a buyout or private event.
Ideal for birthdays, wedding rehearsals and receptions, BOURBON STEAK is the perfect setting for your next event.
Private Party Contact:
Jin Park : (415) 625-5460
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
BOURBON STEAK can accommodate your private party, large or small, and will make your meal unforgettable. One of our Private Events Manager's will assist in seamlessly planning your buyout or private event. Please contact Jin Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.625.5460.
BOURBON STEAK San Francisco - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We went to dinner at 7:15. From the beginning the service was slow. It took an excessive amount of time to get our courses. My friend's salad course, after our appetizers, came so late we sent it back. We asked to speak to the manager. One of them came out and all they did was say they were very sorry, but didn't offer any kind of explanation or offset. On a positive note the wine bottle we had was very good and the sommelier was helpful. I wouldn't go back.
I brought a friend here as part of her birthday Dinner-and-a-Show night and it could not have been better. The food was so good that we joked about ordering three more things just to taste. The service was nice and I especially enjoyed the beet salad. We were able to leave the car for a nominal fee and taxi to the show which was wonderful. After the show, we came back and had dessert (we ordered three and together ate every bite of all of them) and a nightcap at the bar before heading home.
They took great care to make our romantic evening great, for some reason my card was rejected which was quite embarrassing--especially considering it worked after we left. The price is high. Dessert wasn't too spectacular even though they have a 'treat trolley'. It will be hard to compete with other great steak houses walking distance from this location.
It was my first time there, for my friend too; the place has a classy ambience, casual chic to dressed up, excellent, friendly & very knowledgable staff!! The food was excellent, beautiful presentation as well.... but beware of the "sticker shock"!! A 'special occasion' destination.
This was our second time here, first time was amazing 11/2014. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and really looked forward to this dinner. Bar and dinner menu has changed one of steaks was tough and was not a good quality steak. Desert menu was not great.... For the price of this dinner it was truly underwhelming. We will never recommend this restaurant again. We both have told so many it is a go to place when in the City. Such a disappointment!
This dining experience is a toss-up for the worst dining experience I have ever had at a steakhouse. The other being a certain place in the financial district in NY. I guess I need to learn my lesson and really read the reviews while I am travelling. We settled on Bourbon Steak as it was one of the only steakhouses available to seat us on Valentine's day while we were visiting SF. The selection was very poor for a high end steakhouse. The waitress came across as extremely rude and unfriendly. The sides were small and overpriced. Save your money as this place is run like a tourist trap and it shows in their service.
We rushed over here to make our 845 reservation for the night before valentines day 2016. And were greeted as soon as we stepped inside by the matre'D and right away ushered to our seats where we found a bottle of champagne waiting for us with two glasses and a card wishing me and my lovely a happy anniversary. The truffle fries came out soon after with the array of dipping sauces which were delightful. Then followed the entres a 22 oz ribeye boneless for me cooked medium rare and a salmon dish for her. Our sides included truffled mac n cheese which was amazing and the brussel sprouts which were equally as delightful. We proceeded to order a fantastic bottle of red from napa valley that was suggested to us by the wine steward. Overall amazing night that was topped off by the fantastic root beer float. Unbelievably full and satisfied we walked back to our hotel. $500 spent right.
I really enjoy dining here and have done so at least three times. The steaks are outstanding as is the service. Duck fat fries instead of bread is served to all tables, how wonderful is that!
The different sauces one can select really complement the steaks and their side dishes are all scrumptious. The beignet in scotch caramel sauce was phenomenal. I very sorry to hear it might be closing soon and if this is so, I recommend getting in there to experience the wonderful dining there.
The food is good but this restaurant needs to address wait staff attentiveness. After a 20 minute wait following seating I had to ask a buss person if they could find someone to bring us menus. Thinking this was normal we watched others seated after. Not the case. They were attended to immediately.
We did notice a larger party that seemed to have every member of the wait staff buzzing around. Maybe they were special and deserved better? Nope. Not when I'm paying the same for my meal.
Let's talk cost. Two steaks, two small beet salads, shrimp cocktail, two small sides and a bottle of domestic wine. $420 before gratuity. My wife couldn't finish the steak so I polished it off as she would have left $30 on the plate. It pays to review the menu before going if you don't want sticker shock. For us the price didn't matter. So why would I mention this? Read on.
Was the meal worth $420? No. Why? Because for this price I don't expect to wait 20 minutes flagging down people for menus. I don't want to watch other tables be serviced by six waiters while we wait. We're we the only party with this issue? Nope. A small party leaving the same time caught us in the elevator and asked if we had problems with attention from the staff and if we thought spending nearly three hours to get through dinner was excessive. We all laughed thinking it was just us. Two for two failure.
Decided to dine at Bourbon for convenience since we were staying in its hotel, The Westin St Francis. The restaurant definitely has a romantic and classy ambiance. The food is good, but value-for-money, it falls short. If I was looking for the nicest steak, I would choose Ruth's Chris over Bourbon's. However, I have never been to the Ruth's Chris in San Francisco - it didn't look as posh as Bourbon; and definitely not "just down the elevator" from my hotel room. Duck fat fries come free in place of complimentary bread - something different and yummy. My girlfriend and I shared the Porterhouse; plenty of food; true to medium; flavorful; but not an orgasmic-melt-in-your-mouth experience. Beignets for dessert were good. Service was very slow for us at 8pm on a Friday, but I could tell a table nearby was getting plenty of attention from our waitress. Overall, a posh and convenient (but pricey) experience with an average-quality for a high-end steakhouse restaurant.
My colleague and I booked a table at Bourbon Steak for a late night dinner and we were absolutely delighted with our experience. After an initial delay to catch the attention of a waiter for our drinks (the only blip in an overall amazing experience), It was wall to wall awesome. The 50 oz Tomahawk steak was absolutely divine, and the fries were delicious. I'm a particular fan of the cucumber dipping sauce. They made my signature cocktail to perfection and our waiter was super attentive and courteous. I was so saddened to hear that Bourbon Steak is closing soon as it really is one of the gems of San Francisco.
We got seated on time which was nice! We quickly ordered our cocktails but it took about 20 minutes to get them. The steak tartare tasted was really good but presentation was not worth the price ( wasn't made in front of us and covered less than 20% of the plate; tw). The 22 ribeye steak we got was sub par. It was over 50% fat which was disappointing. Beignets were excellent. We came here 3 years ago and it was level below what it once was. I'm not surprised they are closing in a couple of weeks.
I had an excellent dinner and would be adding this establishment to my list of favorites except that today's EaterSF headlines "Michael Mina to Close Bourbon Steak in March." So recommendations to friends will come with the tag, "go before March 31." Look forward to trying the new projects, whatever they are.
While the food was excellent, the service was slow. There was a long wait in between the appetizer course and the main course. No explanations for the delay. While the restaurant was busy, I don't believe for this caliber restaurant the delays should happen.
We went to bourbon on 01/02/2016 and 01/16/2916. The first time we went, the steak melted in your mouth and was to die for. We liked it so much, we took different friends two weeks later. It was like a completely different restaurant. The steak was charred beyond belief. When we let the staff know, they were not surprised. They must get a lot of complaints about the "new broiler" which they put the blame on. Won't be spending several hundred dollars there again.
Our Daughter and Granddaughter recommended Bourbon Steakhouse...little did we imagine such a marvelous experience! Wonderful food, great service(Adrienne, our waiteress, was wonderful), and we were treated like the only table( the place was at capacity)! We will be there again.
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