The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in San Francisco

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Harris', House of Prime Rib, Lolinda
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Steak, Argentinean
Neighborhoods:Russian Hill, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Mission District
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Harris'

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Russian Hill
4,253 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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 sophisticated touch, so choose it...

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House of Prime Rib

$$$$·Steak·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
12,124 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 the table. Visitors ...

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Lolinda

$$$$·Argentinean·
Mission District
2,325 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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-fired grill, the restaur...

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5A5 Steak Lounge

$$$$·Steak·
Financial District / Embarcadero
2,421 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 Japanese Wagyu and Austral...

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Cordeiros Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Napa
1,168 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 they also offer soups, s...

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Cole's Chop House

$$$$·Steak·
Napa
5,628 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

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 steaks that Cole's Chop H...

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Kincaid's Bayhouse - Burlingame

$$$$·Seafood·
Burlingame
4,169 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

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 also has a menu of so...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Walnut Creek
2,850 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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, so consider it for a m...

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Ladera Grill - Morgan Hill

$$$$·Steak·
Morgan Hill
1,157 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 night or a special oc...

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Roka Akor - San Francisco

$$$$·Japanese·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,596 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 Wagyu sirloin, or opt fo...

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Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SOMA
2,246 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 stand out among steak...

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Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
SOMA
1,520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 they serve a huge rang...

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Osso Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nob Hill
1,925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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 serves some of the best s...

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Bobo's

$$$$·Steak·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
2,815 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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, and fish, in addition...

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Francisco

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Union Square
3,343 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals

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 up from the table, so ...

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Horatio's

$$$$·Seafood·
San Leandro
3,393 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

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 dining room since they fi...

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