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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 20. 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
Neighborhoods:Russian Hill, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Mission
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Harris'

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Russian Hill
3,722 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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
95% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area

House of Prime Rib

$$$$·Steak·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
10,570 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
95% recommended
Steak in San Francisco Bay Area
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Lolinda

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission
1,908 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area

5A5 Steak Lounge

$$$$·Steak·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,393 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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

Cordeiros Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Napa
886 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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
97% recommended
Special Occasion in San Francisco Bay Area
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Cole's Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Napa
4,134 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
95% 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
2,894 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
82% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco

Leatherneck Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Union Square
831 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended
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Market Street – San Jose

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
San Jose
1,523 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended
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Kincaid's Bayhouse - Burlingame

$$$$·Steak·
Burlingame
3,810 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
84% recommended
Scenic View in Peninsula

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Walnut Creek
2,507 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
89% recommended
Romantic in East Bay

Ladera Grill - Morgan Hill

$$$$·Steak·
Morgan Hill
1,035 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
93% recommended
Steak in San Jose / Silicon Valley

Roka Akor - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,266 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
85% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco Bay Area

Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SOMA
1,994 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
88% recommended
Steakhouse in San Francisco

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Francisco

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
SOMA
1,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
1,630 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
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
92% recommended

Bobo's

$$$$·Steak·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
2,605 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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

Morton's The Steakhouse - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Union Square
3,112 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
Steakhouse in San Francisco

Horatio's

$$$$·Steak·
San Leandro
3,154 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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
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Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Steak·
Oakland
2,589 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Folks dining in the East Bay should head to the Oakland location of Kincaid's Bayhouse, where they can enjoy a menu that is focused on fish and meat. On the dinner menu, visitors wRead more
86% recommended
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