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.
Great service. The food was perfect. In the historic St. Francis hotel. Perfect for a special occasion.
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.
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.
From Hostess to busboy - everyone was more than welcoming - and the food was top tier.
A wonderful and very special place. We had one night in SF and had to include it,.
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.
The food was fantastic... notably the rib eye and the beignets
Way overpriced, food was not good and waiter was rude and snobby. Not recommended for future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
trust the chef!!! Let him do a menu for you!! he will blow you away... :) food always comes out perfect!!!! love this place...
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.
This is the 2nd time we have been to Burbon Steak. We will definitely go back.
Excellent early dinner for $55
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.
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.
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.
Exceptional food and service of the highest quality. Great for a special ocassion due to its price point for most.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious food, good service, excellent drink menu
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.
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 !