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BOURBON STEAK San Francisco

4.2
1524 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
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.
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Phone number
(415) 397-3003
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Mina
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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.
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Private party contact
Jin Park : (415) 625-5460
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Catering
BOURBON STEAK is available for catering requests. Please contact Jin Park at jpark@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.
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Cross street
Powell St. & Geary St.
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
MUNI & BART: Powell Station
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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 events-sf@minagroup.net or call 415.625.5460.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMorewineplease (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2011

Great service. The food was perfect. In the historic St. Francis hotel. Perfect for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2011

Food is great, wine list terrific especially if you are looking for non-CA wines. Steaks are wonderful and start to finish we enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2011

I loved Bourbon Steak. All of the food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Although the setting is kind of formal, the vibe is casual, with the focus on good food and friendly service. Highlights were the Scallops, which were cooked to perfection, a special appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes, which were scrumptious, and the indulgent Truffle Mac and Cheese. Highly recommended.

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vipGoodFoodPoorService (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2011

From Hostess to busboy - everyone was more than welcoming - and the food was top tier.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2011

A wonderful and very special place. We had one night in SF and had to include it,.

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ByeByeBaby (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2011

Steak was good but nothing special...served on a lonely cold plate. Cream spinich doesn't hold a candle to others around town. French fries served complimentary as an opener could have been from Mc Donalds. Yukon potato puree was very good...baked potato was just okay. Waiter was excellent. I watched the woman who served our steaks walk around the large room trying to figure out that they were our's; she had to return to the serving station to get further directions....just a real average meal for a large price...not going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2011

The food was fantastic... notably the rib eye and the beignets

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 18, 2011

Way overpriced, food was not good and waiter was rude and snobby. Not recommended for future.

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Islander (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2011

I loved the cathedral ceilings which made the restaurant seem very big and roomy. The service was impeccable through the entire dinner--very informative and responsive to questions and always ready to serve the next course as soon as the one before was done. The harissa fries were a good start, the baby lettuce salad was crisp and sizeable, the wagyu flat-iron steak was perfection, the wine recommendations were spot-on, and the dessert of beignets was surprisingly delicious and light and better than any beignet from New Orleans or France. We were celebrating a special occassion, so while on the expensive side, was well worth it.

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vipRayC (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2011

Everything about the experience was pretty much perfect. There was a group of 8 out to celebrate a friends birthday and this was a perfect excuse to splurge at a restaurant I normally wouldn't make a reservation at. The service was friendly but proper. The food was generous in portion and excellent. The drinks are also outstanding and reasonably priced at $10-$12. The only drawback would be a few of the patrons from the hotel wandering in after a day of sightseeing looking more appropriately dressed for a McDonalds than a Michael Mina restaurant. I wish they would impose a dress code and possibly infuse some color into the drab interior.

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Lowell (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2011

Nice rich-feel dining experience--in the beautifully renovated Westin St Francis-the bar scene kept lively, probably a mix of travelers and locals. Excellent classic cocktails (recommend the Manhattans) and delicious steaks. I had the bone-in ribeye and it was superbly done. We had done a lot of snacking so didn't try desserts. Only mis-step was the fried (?) beans side order--seasonings were too peppery/harsh. I commented on this and they took this off the bill--nice touch. Overall recommend this refreshed, but still classic, St Francis hotel restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Memphis)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2011

I ate at this restaurant 3 years ago and 2 nights ago. Vastly different experiences with the new one being much inferior. The service, food, and alocolol were all inferior in quality. For a $500 meal, you expect personal service and exceptional food. I got this last time and would reommend the old Bourbon Steak, but not this one unless major changes were in order.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Berkshire)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2011

trust the chef!!! Let him do a menu for you!! he will blow you away... :) food always comes out perfect!!!! love this place...

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2011

wagyu rib cap one of the best steaks i've ever had, wife had the lobster pot pie which was very tasty. service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2011

This is the 2nd time we have been to Burbon Steak. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2011

Excellent early dinner for $55

Fabulous service

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 26, 2011

Avoid the restaurant during tourist season, even as a local I felt like a tourist. The service levels just seemed dumbed down, and food quality was off.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on August 25, 2011

Had a visa signature coupon code which made the price reasonable. Filet was charred a bit too much. The gazpacho and dessert doughnuts were excellent, the duck fat fries mediocre. The reason for the three stars was the overly charred "medium-rare" filet. If we had paid full price, we would have been very disappointed. However, for $55 for 3 courses and free champagne (courtesy of the visa), while still pricey, was somewhat more reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2011

The steaks were cooked as requested and tasted great. The duck fat fries were also great and we were impressed with the mac and cheese with black truffle.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2011

Exceptional food and service of the highest quality. Great for a special ocassion due to its price point for most.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2011

2nd time at Bourbon Steak. Overall great experience. The only blip would be checking in. They ask you to go to the top of the stairs and just "wait" - no real guidance. The tuna tartare, excellent. The filet, melt in your mouth. The popcorn snow on the creamed corn, amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2011

Really good beef and wild salmon. The idea of three kinds of fries with special dips was a great starter for all. Love the hotel and now the restaurant. Lots of choices on the menu, not general steak house offerings.

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liv4food (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2011

Food was very good, maybe even outstanding. The fries that are brought out and are on the house were very good, too (how could they not be, fried in duck fat), but they were only warm, not hot. I suppose that is the only reason I am not giving the food 5 stars.

Service was attentive and waiters very friendly and helped when we had dilemmas about what to order.

I got the bone-in rib-eye. It was very, very good. I did not order sides as I wanted to focus on the steak with the cabarnet.

House special dessert was beignets with some bourbon-reduced sauce. Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 7, 2011

If you have over $200 to blow on dinner for two, which included 1 appetizer, 2 overly salted and over priced steaks that you can get from Whole Foods for 85% less, 2 sides, 2 glasses of wine and dessert for 2, then this is your place. Service was excellent, and the service team is incredibly prompt and knowledgeable. But, don't go here thinking you're going to have a good meal without blowing your wallet to smithereens.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 6, 2011

Disappointed in this Michael Mina restaurant. The steak was good (as it should be considering the price - around $50), but the rest of the food was very average. Squash blossoms were bland, and I am not a fan of the "foam" trend in some restaurants. Also not impressed with the smear of some kind of sauce on the plate beneath the steak - not appetizing at all.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2011

The steaks were fabulous and the bonus fries along with the sour cherry ketchup were yummy. The service was attentive, although the restaurant was noisy. The price was high and the restaurant still seems attached to its Mina legacy, even though he has moved on. Will be interesting to see what happens next.

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Susan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2011

I remember this space prior to Bourbon Steak and it was elegant. I expected more New York or Chicago steakhouse (dark with style) vs Midwest (cows on the windows - really?). The schrimp appetizer was too big and lacked the fine cuisine worthy of M. Mina. The steak is the only reason to eat here, it was outstanding. But work on the ambiance. Open up the view and please, class this up. 30s or 40s cool supper club...atmosphere, the decor - its not worthy of San Francisco.

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red78 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2011

Delicious food, good service, excellent drink menu

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vipAnniversary (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2011

Honestly, the meat dishes were far too big and kind of gross. The restaurant seems to cater to tourists - very tacky. There is not much the restaurant can do but a dress code would be a great idea. Seriously.

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JarekO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2011

Great experience. When making reservation via OpenTable I made a comment that I'd prefer a more "quiet" table as it was going to be a romantic, birthday dinner for two. We were set at a great table in a corner with a birthday card waiting for us. What a great surprise and a great gesture. The card was followed by excellent service, great sommelier wine recommendation, amazing food. Overall, great place for a special occasion !

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