LB Steak - Santana Row

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$31 to $50
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LB Steak, a modern American steakhouse, is led by culinary titan Chef Roland Passot, James Beard nominee and owner of San Francisco’s renowned La Folie. The seasonally inspired menu features hand-cut Prime Angus Steaks sourced from the Midwest, imported A5 Japanese Wagyu, and sustainably caught seafood. Our bar offers handcrafted cocktails and an extensive spirits selection. Our wine list features an array of domestic and imported wines, as well as a curated selection of wines by the glass, offering diners options to fit any taste or occasion. Let's meat at LB Steak!
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year and reserve today! We will be open from 12 PM-8 PM, serving a spectacular 3 course autumn-inspired prix fixe menu for $69 per person. A reduced regular menu will also be served all day. Relax and enjoy the beauty of family as we attend to every detail!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend a mirthful, merry Christmas Eve at LB Steak! Open from 12-8 PM, serving holiday inspired menu additions, along with a reduced all day dinner menu. It’s not too early to reserve today!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Raise your glass and toast to 2020, and ring in the New Year in style at LB Steak! Opening at 11:30 AM, with last seating at 9 PM. We are serving a reduced all day dinner menu along with holiday inspired menu additions. Book your NYE party, date night, or girls’ night out today!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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CN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only thing was the cups was not washed clean. I can still smell am odor while drinking my cocktail, which made me not even wanting it anymore after one sip.

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a friend

JG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I think of good steak I think of LB. This is my go to for any special occasion. I’ve been here at least 5 times this year. I always enjoy their 35 day dry aged ribeye. The cut is consistently enjoyable and soft. The fat comes out perfectly the way they age it and grill it. The sauce is very good as well. We always enjoy their appetizers and sides including; the calamari, Cesar salad (if you’re on a date they split the salad in half which is just perfect!), the onion rings and garlic fries. Also even the bread is amazing. We love the olive bread here. Best tasting olive I’ve ever had. I just wish they would offer you oil and vinegar. The butter is fine, but I would prefer oil and vinegar. Also I adore the desert here. The chocolate lava cake is out of this world. Easily the best desert I’ve had at any steak restaurant. Our main server Lenny is great and he remembered us from our last visit. Great establishment and even better food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good menu and good steaks.
Ridiculously-expensive wine list.
Service was attentive and very professional but felt much too rushed. For the price I want to truly enjoy the experience and take my time. Not feel like I’m on the clock.

DM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We really wanted to try a local steak house to treat our son who moved to San Jose a couple months ago. Our waiter really tried to give us as much of a pleasant experience as possible but said that due to the chef being in a bad mood it was just going to be an off night overall. I ordered the pork chop and was told after a few minutes that they were out of them. We tried ordering broccolini since it was on the menu in another combo and after a few minutes were told the chef wouldn't accommodate. My son ordered the NY Strip medium and it came out more rare. Waiter offered to take remainder back to sear it again but we felt it should have been done that way from the start. For what you pay at this place (and all fine steak restaurants) you expect a certain amount of "we want to make you happy" moments. Lastly, after waiter apologized for the umpteenth time, we did not get any offer of adjustment to the bill. Just not feeling the love from this place

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Responded 5 days ago

Hi Dann, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and give us your honest feedback. I am very concerned about everything you have mentioned and would truly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further over the phone. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, the food was great, and the restaurant is very nice.

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Responded 6 days ago

Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We have been to LB before and had a wonderful time with great food and service. We considered it fine dining, but when we arrived we were first seated at the most back table near the entrance to the kitchen. The restaurant was not crowded and it was early, 5:45pm, so we asked for another location. We were moved to a better table. The server was nice but we had explained that we were in no rush and wanted to enjoy our cocktails. He asked a few times for our order and we said that was fine, but we were in no rush and could it be paced. We received our appetizer and were a few bites through when our salads were crowded onto our table. We asked those be put back because we weren’t done with our appetizer. Needless to say, being rushed made the dinner uncomfortable and put a damper on our evening. We probably would not go back to LB for a nice occasion.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and give us your honest feedback. I am terribly sorry to read that you felt rushed through your experience and received service that was anything less than completely stellar. I would love to speak with you further over the phone is possible to hear your thoughts further. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really good steaks. We ordered dry aged NY strip and boneless rib-eyes. Nice side dish options. Most all menu items are a la carte. We had noted on our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but it was not acknowledged by any staff...somewhat disappointing.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded 6 days ago

Hi There, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I'm so sorry we failed to acknowledge your celebration. I would like to assure you that it truly is important to us and we appreciate you choosing us to help honor your special occasion. I would love to speak with you further, at your earliest convenience, if possible. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for parents night out. 👍🏻😁

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on November 10, 2019

Hi Angel, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We look forward to hosting you for another parents night out in the near future! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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b
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

too pricey. they have priced themselves in the same category as Ruth's Chris & Mortons but the portions are too skimpy to compete with those establishments.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Bronco, Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry to read that we failed to meet yours or own expectations though. Our goal is to provide you with an experience that you feel is worth every penny and then some, every single time! If possible, I would love the opportunity to speak with you further! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom visiting from France

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We hope to see both you and your mother again soon! Hopefully, you don't have to wait to return before your next visit though! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The first time I went to LB it was great a few years ago. This time the scallops were cold and had sand in them. The bread was cold. The potatoes were hard and not cooked all the way. The steak was overcooked and dry. It is not worth the money I spent. I will not be going back.

BA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The steaks are good but other items (lobster bisque and Mac and cheese are very bland).

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

HI Brenda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for giving us your honest feedback. I would love the opportunity to speak with you further, at your earliest convenience, of course. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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j
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food as always, but the service was below the usual standard. They also ran out of the 2 different bottles of wine we ordered. We may have just been very unlucky, but it seemed weird.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your honest review. I would love to speak with you further to understand what we could do to improve our service. We want you to have the incredible experience you deserve every single time. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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CR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love eating at LB. The food rocks every time. Generally, the service is outstanding. Last night, not so much. The food was as great as usual, but the service lacked. Water glasses went unfilled, sauces were forgotten, the check was wrong. I chalk it up to a bad day. Won’t keep me from returning.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi Clint, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I'm so sorry to read that service was not up to the usual standards. I would love to speak with you further to understand where we missed the mark. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Lobster roll was delicious, French dip wasn’t as great but service and ambiance made up for it.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so sorry to read that your lunch was anything less than perfect. The French Dip is a personal favorite of mine so we will absolutely check with our chefs to see where we may have missed the mark. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu doesn't have a lot of options but the food was good

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We would love your feedback and what kind of options you would be looking for. Your input is invaluable to us! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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HR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service was slow, god was under seasoned.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We would love to hear back from you as to what we could do to better improve your experience. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. My fiancé got the Cowboy and it just melted in your mouth. They were very helpful with seating arrangements outside and checked on us all the time. Definitely will be going back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class all the way!!

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

We think you're first class all the way! Thank you for the 5 star review! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my mom’s birthday. The service was excellent.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your mom with! We hope to be part of your families next big day! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went w my friend Carlos and the Yard House was an hour wait so why not try something new so then we got LB Steak and it was good. The scenery was cool and the chefs do know their stuff. Overall 11/10 shoutout to Ozzy he needs a raise the man been in the industry for 20 years and hes from Turkey and knows his craft. im out

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

This is by far one of the best reviews I've read in a long time! Thank you for the shout out to Ozzy! We are incredibly lucky to have him on our team! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything went fine; I recommend, however, that you advise your host/maitre’d to stop addressing mature women as “young lady.” As in, “Are you here for a special occasion, young lady?”, and “I’ll show you to your table now, young lady.” He may have selected this greeting as a substitute for “ma’am,” which some women dislike. I would have preferred this term, frankly, rather than this condescending , insincere attempt at flattery.

I appreciate the dilemma, I truly do, when dealing with the public. I know this host wasn’t intending to be insensitive, and had I been able to articulate it at the time I would’ve said what I’ve written. Unfortunately, no one was at the host’s station when I left so I chalked it up to, “Next time I will know how to respond.”

Rest assured I will return to your restaurant.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for giving us your honest feedback. It goes miles to help us improve our guests experience in the future. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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BK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 75th birthday. We were greeted by the front desk hostess who wished me a Happy B Day. When I made our reservation I noted it was my birthday. We were seated in a nice table for 2. Our waiter Nick greeted us......again Happy B Day. I started with an Old Fashion. Hubby had a Manhattan. Both delicious. When Nick brought us our cocktails he discussed the menu with wus. The prawn appetizer sounded delicious and it was. For our salad we shared the Summer salad. Very ample for 2. For our Entree we were both going to order the filet. Nick said the Cowboy Rib Eye Steak for two was very good. He told us the kitchen would slice the steak for us. It was just as Nick said. Really good. We did order 2 sides, the summer squash and mushrooms. Both very good. We looked at the dessert menu and chose the Pumpkin Brûlée. Yum! Since it was my birthday our dessert was comped. LB is a very good restaurant. Service was excellent as was the food. Will definitely return.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi Bruce, Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate your birthday! We are so honored to be part of your special day and hope to be part of many more! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was just ok, was disappointed when I ordered a Jack Daniels and Coke, and it came back with Pepsi. Waiter didn't advised it was a Pepsi house. We had ordered a side of mushrooms and it never came out, and when ordering another entrée, we requested no onions, and the kitchen sent it out with chives on them. The food was good, and our server was accommodating, it just wasn't anything special, or didn't separate itself from any other steak house.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi Mark, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I am so sorry to read about all of the hiccups in your dining experience and would love the opportunity to show you what LB Steak is truly capable of. If possible, I would truly appreciate to speak with you further over the phone. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for your review and for choosing us to celebrate such a special day! We would love to know what we could do to improve your experience and receive 5 out of 5 stars in the future! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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NH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place I have ever eaten at and would recommend it to a friend.

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was professional and knowledgeable he had been working there for several years and has taken care of us many times previously. We love this restaurant and service and will continue to be a patron.

BT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

For the most we enjoyed our lunch there. All the attendees basically enjoyed the food and experience there. I ordered the scallop lunch plate and found that the scallops were too salty. Not knowing if all four were, I consumed all of them. I should returned them after the first one. I initially told the server but pursued to consume the rest of them. I didn’t mentioned them again but I consumed all of them. The 3 other lunchers were quite satisfied with their choices.

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E
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with the best service, (thank you Heather!) I meet up with my friends at work once a year here when the three of us can find time to get together. The table we always get is in the front and open air which lends to great people watching. The food is always perfect. Year 3 and planning next year #4.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on September 28, 2019

Hello Edith, Thank you so much for your awesome review! LB Steak is proud to have become such a staple for you and your guests for 3 years and counting! We will make sure to notify Heather of her accomplishment in exceeding expectations! We look forward to hosting you in the future. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance - Beautiful and energetic ambiance

Service - Travis was extremely efficient and a great server. He took care of us without feeling overbearing. He made recommendations and suggestions without being pushy. We were a party of 11 so kudos for the excellent service

Drinks - ordered wine, golden gate fizz cocktail and the matcha mojito mock tail. I do not drink so the mock tail was a perfectly refreshing and delicious choice

Apps - ordered calamari, pork belly and summer salad. The pork belly was my favorite. It was perfectly crisp and juicy and the egg on top was so runny it was a perfect bite with the salad and bread.

Entrees & sides - most of us ordered the prime rib or boneless New York. I had the bone in aged New York. It was served so elegantly I wish I took a picture. I took a video I may screenshot and load the picture if I can take a good one. Not sure if the presentation was for my birthday or for that certain menu item. No one else ordered it so I’m not sure. The quality, flavor and temperature of our steaks was on point! So juicy, flavorful and delicious. We ordered and shared sides for the table (mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, squash, corn, mushrooms, and truffle fries). All great but the corn was my favorite, it was definitely Mexican street corn influenced, which I loved.

No desserts because we all ordered a steak and were too full but they brought me a chocolate lava cake for my bday which was delicious!

Thanks for the pleasurable dining experience!

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, service was good. Unfortunately it gets very loud in the restaurant - all hard surfaces, no sound absorption.

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on September 28, 2019

Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your honest feedback and agree that yes the noise level can be very energetic at times. But we do hope, it is due to the shared laughter and enjoyment of all patrons. For future reservations, please feel free to contact my directly. I'd be happy to request a quieter area of the restaurant for you. Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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MD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great. The venue is great. Sides were wonderful. The menu was pretty limited to Steak, but it is a Steak House. My husband and I both ordered the ribeye (our fav). I was a little surprised by the price, not as expensive as I would have thought. SO DISAPPOINTING. Super thin, like 1/2" and full of fat. Mine was not as bad as my husbands, so I gave him most of mine. This is the second time we tried LB Steak and most likely our last.
Just charge a little more if you have to and serve a decent steak.

TE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner, the staff treated us so great!

M
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server did not greet or provide great service. Didn’t come and check on us and we had to ask for everything. I figure paying $250 to take my wife on a nice birthday, you’d get exceptional service. I don’t ask for much but a basic customer service skill should be minimum. Absolutely horrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Con mi esposa

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RY
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice setting in the restaurant.

f
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

It’s really good but not good enough for a friend to associate with my recommendation

LB Steak - Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hi There, Thank you so much for the review! We would love to know what we could do better to improve your experience! We would love to win you back and receive your referral! Warm Regards, Serena Harkey General Manager LB Steak Santana Row 408.244.1180

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great good food ambience

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