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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.

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15 Restaurants
Updated January 14, 2020
Restaurants:Harris', House of Prime Rib, Lolinda
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Steak, Argentinean
Neighborhoods:Russian Hill, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Mission District
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Harris'

$$$$
Steakhouse
Russian Hill
4.8
4621 reviews
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 for an upscale experience. Customers can find several different types of beef on the menu including wagyu, roast prime rib, Mid-Western aged beef, and more. in addition to meat, the menu also has seafood, appetizers, and dessert.

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House of Prime Rib

$$$$
Steak
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.8
13308 reviews
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 can also choose from a menu of accompaniments and desserts to eat alongside their meat. The House of Prime Rib is a classic in SF. It opened in 1949 and has been serving its meat in English-style dining rooms ever since.

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Lolinda

$$$$
Argentinean
Mission District
4.7
2593 reviews
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 restaurant also serves diners empanadas, ceviche, and other traditional Argentinian dishes. The atmosphere at Lolinda is lively and bustling, so choose it for an exciting night out.

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Cordeiros Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Napa
4.8
1365 reviews
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, salads, appetizers, and seafood options. Two of the things that make Cordeiros so special are its location and ambiance. The restaurant sits on 4 acres just at the eastern foothills of Napa, which offers a stunning backdrop for diners to enjoy.

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Cole's Chop House

$$$$
Steak
Napa
4.8
6355 reviews
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 House serves are 21-day dry-aged U.S.D.A. certified prime steaks and Midwestern corn-fed Black Angus beef. In addition to steak, the menu at Cole's Chop House has plenty of other options. Diners can find dishes like lobster tail, veal chop, iceberg wedge with cherry tomatoes, and a host of side dishes.

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Kincaid's Bayhouse - Burlingame

$$$$
Seafood
Burlingame
4.3
4373 reviews
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 soups, salads, appetizers, pastas, and more. The location of Kincaid's that is in Burlingame is situated right on the bay, so it is an excellent option for any guest who wants to dine with waterfront views.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Walnut Creek

$$$$
Steakhouse
Walnut Creek
4.5
3146 reviews
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 more formal night out. Choose from steaks like the filet mignon or the New York ribeye. Then, pair the meat with one of their classic steakhouse side dishes. The service at Ruth's Chris is attentive and helpful, so diners are in good hands when they visit.

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Ladera Grill - Morgan Hill

$$$$
Steak
Morgan Hill
4.5
1347 reviews
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 occasion. The menu at Landera Grill has both steak and chops, so consider the filet mignon, bone-in New York strip, or Beef Wellington. Landera Grill is also known for their excellent wine list, so don't skip out on a glass of wine with steak.

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Roka Akor - San Francisco

$$$$
Japanese
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.8
1898 reviews
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 for something on their sushi menu. Roka Akor is a chain, and the Bay Area outpost has a very minimalistic, Japanese aesthetic, which makes for a calming, tranquil meal.

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Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

$$$$
Steakhouse
SOMA
4.5
2346 reviews
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 steakhouses is their artful presentation. The plates come out looking as much like art as they do delicious delicacies to eat. Leave the kids at home when dining at Alexander's Steakhouse, and enjoy a grown-up evening in this elegant institution.

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Fogo de Chao - San Francisco

$$$$
Brazilian
SOMA
4.4
1834 reviews
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 range of steaks like filet mignon, ribeye nacho, and faldinha, which is a bottom sirloin. Diners can choose to eat the meats simply grilled, or order a more elaborate dish, like the Medalhoes com Bacon—bacon-wrapped steak. Fogo de Chao is loud and rollicking, so choose it for a fun night out or a festive occasion.

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Osso Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Nob Hill
4.6
2111 reviews
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 steak in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Diners who go rave about the quality of the meat, as well as the salads and sides that accompany the meal. Osso Steakhouse has a distinctly Art Deco vibe, so visitors can enjoy the feeling of revisiting the jazz age while they enjoy their meal.

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Bobo's

$$$$
Steak
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.7
2903 reviews
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 to steak. On the steak menu, customers will find choice like a 49-ounce porterhouse or a bone-in ribeye. Bobo's has a classic, dark steakhouse interior, so choose it for a romantic evening or for a quiet, intimate conversation during a meal.

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Morton's The Steakhouse - San Francisco

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Union Square
4.5
3385 reviews
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 expect to feel like a king while dining. Morton's has a huge selection of steaks, from filet mignons to porterhouse steaks. Diners who don't eat meat will also find plenty to eat here, including more than a dozen fish dishes.

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Horatio's

$$$$
Seafood
San Leandro
4.4
3576 reviews
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 first opened their doors. The menu has a large selection of grilled steaks, as well as more intricate dishes, like seared peppercorn crusted New York steak and rock salted roasted prime rib. Horatio's has stunning waterfront views, and is a casual, friendly place. So, bring the whole family along for an entertaining and festive meal.

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