The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

There are so many things about the San Francisco Bay Area that make it one of the top draws for tourists across the world. The weather is unbeatable year-round, and the thriving arts and culture scene at destinations like the De Young Museum and SF MoMA make it a magnet for artists and creatives. One arena in which the Bay Area also shines is its dining scene. There are countless impressive restaurants throughout the city, offering a wide range of cuisines and different prices. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 19. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out the list below for the best steak restaurants in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. These spots offer unforgettably good steak and sides, great service, and an enjoyable atmosphere to match.

Restaurants:Harris', House of Prime Rib, Lolinda
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Steak, Argentinean
Neighborhoods:Russian Hill, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Mission

Harris'

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Russian Hill
3,933 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Harris' has been around since 1984, so they've refined the art of offering an unbeatable steakhouse experience. The dining room at Harris' is warm and inviting with a sophisticatedRead more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area
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House of Prime Rib

$$$$·Steak·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
11,241 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Any diner who loves prime rib can't miss out on House of Prime Rib. This restaurant is aptly named because it centers all of its meals on just that—21 day-aged prime rib—carved at Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in San Francisco Bay Area
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Lolinda

$$$$·Argentinean·
Mission
2,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Lolinda is an Argentinian steakhouse in San Francisco that combines fresh California ingredients and Latin American flavors. In addition to a range of meats cooked over a wood-fireRead more
90% recommended
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5A5 Steak Lounge

$$$$·Steak·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,474 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
For a Japanese steakhouse in San Francisco, check out 5A5 Steak Lounge. Located in SF's Financial District, 5A5 serves the best quality meat from around the world, including JapaneRead more
84% recommended
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Cordeiros Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Napa
1,022 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in Napa, California, Cordeiros Steakhouse is a restaurant that features high-quality beef and a standout wine list. Cordeiros cooks their meat on a mesquite grill, and theyRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in San Francisco Bay Area
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Cole's Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Napa
4,842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Also in Napa is Cole's Chop House, a celebrated restaurant situated in the heart of Napa's historic downtown. Cole's often makes the list for Best Steakhouses in America. The steakRead more
98% recommended
Steak in San Francisco Bay Area
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
3,040 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Ruth's Chris Steak House is a beloved chain of steakhouses across North America. It is also one of the best steak restaurants in San Francisco. Ruth's Chris offers a menu that inclRead more
83% recommended
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Leatherneck Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Union Square
932 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Travel back in time when eating at Leatherneck Steakhouse, a restaurant with touches from a bygone era. Diners who enter Leatherneck Steakhouse are immediately greeted by a live piRead more
92% recommended
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Market Street – San Jose

$$$$·Breakfast·
San Jose
1,528 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
  • Kid-friendly
For one of the best steak restaurants in San Francisco and the Bay area, diners should eat at Arcadia in San Jose. This upscale, trendy eatery offers a contemporary take on the claRead more
100% recommended
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Kincaid's Bayhouse - Burlingame

$$$$·Steak·
Burlingame
4,030 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Kincaid's is one of the best steak restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it offers so much more than a classic steakhouse does. This “Classic American Dining” restaurant aRead more
90% recommended
Scenic View in San Francisco Bay Area

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Walnut Creek
2,686 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Another restaurant with some of the best steak in San Francisco is the Ruth's Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek. This upscale eatery also has white tablecloths and a fancy feel, soRead more
Special Occasion in San Francisco Bay Area
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Ladera Grill - Morgan Hill

$$$$·Steak·
Morgan Hill
1,110 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
In Morgan Hill is Landera Grill, a restaurant known for incredible steaks and burgers. This restaurant is upscale and fancy with a lounge-y vibe, making it a good spot for a date nRead more
90% recommended
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Roka Akor - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,389 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Roka Akor is a beloved Japanese steakhouse in SF, and diners rave about the high-quality prime steaks the restaurant serves. Choose from meats like the New York strip steak or WagyRead more
93% recommended

Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SOMA
2,086 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This popular restaurant for steak and seafood has a bustling, upscale atmosphere, and it's a great place to bring a date or have a business meal. One thing that makes Alexander's sRead more
83% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco
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Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
SOMA
1,240 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steakhouse, and their standout meat options wow diners night after night. While Fogo de Chao is a chain, the SF location is particularly beloved, and thRead more

Osso Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nob Hill
1,790 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The interior of Osso Steakhouse in SF is unforgettable, with green neon lighting and a black and white zigzag tiled floor. The food is unforgettable too, since the restaurant serveRead more
84% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area
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Bobo's

$$$$·Steak·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
2,733 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
A restaurant celebrated for their surf and turf, Bobo's is often considered one of the best steakhouses in SF. Bobo's menu is extensive, and it includes appetizers, salads, crab, aRead more
88% recommended
Romantic in San Francisco Bay Area
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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Union Square
3,232 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Morton's the Steakhouse serves some of the best steak in San Francisco. This upscale steak restaurant has white tablecloths and waiters that fold diners' napkins when they stand upRead more
Good for Groups in San Francisco
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Horatio's

$$$$·American·
San Leandro
3,315 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Horatio's is another San Francisco institution for steak and seafood. The restaurant opened in 1979, and they have served diners high-quality seafood in their nautical-themed dininRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in East Bay
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